Having just finished a month-long project to replace a broken shock link
on my '76 B....! I can speak with a little experience here. I don't think
the bolt should rotate - the one in the replacement link I purchased did
not. The old one on the car did, so I ended up hacksawing it off between
the 'ball' and the spring pan, then gringing away the edges of the bolt
left over and popping it out the back. But I don't know that this rotation
would cause any issue - unless there is something else wrong, why would
you remove it??
--- "Telewest (PH)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I think this is 'normal', which is why I remove the shock, drop-link and
> spring-plate as a unit when I have had to change a rear shock, and
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wil Boucher" <email@example.com>
> To: "'MG list'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 7:35 AM
> Subject: Question about rear damper links...
> > The rear shock links (between the damper and the spring plate) on my
> > B have me a little worried, so I thought I would send this out to ask
> > those in the know...
> > At the bottom of the link, the 'bolt' that slides through the hole in
> > the spring plate and has its other end in the 'ball'... This turns
> > I turn the nut that secures it to the spring plate...
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