My adjustable lever shocks I bought in the days that British Leyland was still
alive in Canada. They have not seen much road use and are in perfect
condition. I have always used them on the hardest setting though. Great
control, if not a bit hard. You can turn them down to pretty mushy if you're
taking your mom on a picnic. Don't remember how much I paid. Seems to me I
just got a catalogue from British Heritage Trust who are manufacturing the
Special Tuning bits again for Minis and Spridgets. I should look around and
see if I still have the catalogue.
1964 Morris Mini Minor Traveller "Wanna see my woody?" - (The last spin
of the year on Saturday.)
1966 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III "The moneypit from Vegas" - (Now
sealed in an Andy Warhol time capsule and buried in the yard)
1967 Austin-Healey Sprite MK III "The big block" - (95 BHP Swiftune
Sports Tourer on the way from Longs Corner Farm!)
1974 Land Rover Series III 88" "Kinabalu" - (Waiting for a tranny)
Ulix Goettsch wrote:
> I have asked myself the same questions, and have come to the simple
> conclusion to just try it. The parts are so cheap (lower front springs
> $60, lowering blocks in the rear) that you can throw them out if you don't
> like them.
> I will try at least the front springs when I get my shock problem solved.
> I carry heavy loads in the trunk often as this is my only car, so I would
> lower the rear only if it looks stupid compared to the lowered front.
> When lowering the front by inserting spacers under the spring pan,
> remember that the amount lowered is not = spacer length. I put in some 1"
> spacers and bottomed out on the interstate. 1/2" would probably be about
> Where do you get the adjustable lever shocks and how much are they?
> While I am on the subject, can someone share experiences as to the results
> of changing to tube shocks? Has anyone directly compared lever shocks to
> tube shocks? I am talking front and rear.
> Ulix __/__,__
> .......................................................... (_o____o_)....
> '67 Sprite