I tend to agree with you. I had modified some lever valves to a stiffer
setting, and I liked them. I just thought that I might get all that AND MORE
with tube shocks.
Before I spend $335 on shocks plus the brackets, maybe I should adjust my
current valves (or buy some "heave duty" valves and see what I get). After I
get the "competition" springs?
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In a message dated 5/5/2006 7:08:56 AM Mountain Standard Time,
No insights for TRs Tony, but I can tell you the Spridget community has not
been happy with the tube shock conversions in the past. Without completely
re-engineering the suspension, you are just looking for new ways to break
things..in my opinion.
World Wide Auto, Peter is in charge, does a great rebuild on the Armstrong
shock, and even has competition valving and is working on a adjustable model.
Do a google, but if you can't find him, let me know and I'll dig up the email
and phone number.
I replaced all my MG Midget shocks with his re-builds and the results are
Folks who don't like lever shocks mostly only have a worn out set to evaluate.
They worked well when the car was new, new shocks can work well again, and you
can do this for far less bucks and trouble that the tube shock conversions.
Texan in NM
73 MG Midget
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though
checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy
nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither
victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)
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