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Re: [Healeys] BJ8 Rear Shocks

To: "'Mark Schneider'" <mandmschneider@comcast.net>, <healeys@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] BJ8 Rear Shocks
From: "Patrick and Caroline Quinn" <p_cquinn@tpg.com.au>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 11:18:22 +1100
G'day Mark

It's one of those things that you learn from experience.

Bloody tight for the shock mountings and not so bloody tight for the links.

That's what mine are and they haven't budged for 25 years unless I wanted
them undone.

Hoo Roo

Patrick Quinn
Sydney, Australia

-----Original Message-----
From: healeys-bounces@autox.team.net [mailto:healeys-bounces@autox.team.net]
On Behalf Of Mark Schneider
Sent: Wednesday, 29 December 2010 11:09 AM
To: healeys@autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] BJ8 Rear Shocks


Happy New Year!
In the last year or two my rear shocks have taken to loosening at the  
mounting bolts.  The result is a heavy thud on encountering certain  
road conditions.  Tightening up the four bolts mounting the two shocks  
and all is well until they loosen again.  I have decided to replace  
the original mounting hardware with Grade 8 bolts, lock washers and  
Nyloc nuts.  Is there a recommended torque to be used on these bolts  
and nuts?  While I am pursuing this chore I am also going to replace  
the shock links on both sides.  The original links are losing their  
bushings.  I ask the same question regarding the torque settings for  
the two threaded link ends on each link and the nuts involved in this  
assembly.  And, before anybody mentions it, I will check the bolt  
holes for egg-shaped damage.  Thanks

Marks 3
'66 BJ8
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