1952 front shock

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1952 front shock

Postby seriesmm_1 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:33 pm

I have just refitted my front shocks on my '52 mog & one is weaping.Does anybody know where I can get it refurbed.I want to keep it as it is original to the car.
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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby RobThomas » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:12 pm

They are different from the ones on later cars, as I'm sure you know. The drain at the bottom is in the middle of the body, not the inboard side of it.

The seals should be the same, though, so getting the DIY kit that Declan came up with might be a good bet. I've not looked into doing that job so don't know if anyone is currently selling complete kits of suitable components. If you find anyone selling them, could you let me know?

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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby seriesmm_1 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:19 pm

Yes Rob they are original with central drain,any more info on the Declan kit?

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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby seriesmm_1 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:56 pm

found it very detailed

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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby colin addison » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:58 pm

Try ESM because I think they refurb them. I met a chap outside there one day from South Africa and he had a bag full which he was going to have refurbed. Give them a ring!
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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby seriesmm_1 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:19 pm

Thanks Colin have given them a ring & they do recon shocks on an exchange basis & as mine are from a '52 mog I wouldnt get mine back & it would be a newer version with the drain on the side & I want to retain the originals.
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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby colin addison » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:37 pm

Brian
Sounds like a DIY job??
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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby TvdWerf » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:49 pm

Looking at the price, lees than GBP 30, and no list of spare parts for it, it is only the job.
Or am I wrong?
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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby Trickydicky » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:10 pm

seriesmm_1 wrote:Thanks Colin have given them a ring & they do recon shocks on an exchange basis & as mine are from a '52 mog I wouldnt get mine back & it would be a newer version with the drain on the side & I want to retain the originals.
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Could you not ask them who they use to recon them and the take yours to them?
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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby seriesmm_1 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:25 pm

Am working on it
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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby colin addison » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:46 pm

I seem to remember being told that ESM "do them upstairs"!! so I assume this is at their works. Must say I cannot see why they cannot overhaul yours, even if its as a special deal. Try some arm twisting because they are normally very helpful.
All you have to do is attach labels etc.
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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby seriesmm_1 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:39 am

Good news folks I have located the firm that does the refurbishment of the shockabsorbers & they will do a complete refurb for £24 each.You can send them by courier to
Ian Macbicar,
Craig Lelo Works,
Bryn Saith Marchog,
LL21 9RY
Corwen
Clwyd.
Tel 01824750545
Now having just re-assembled onto car have to take apart again,I'm going to do both while I'm at it
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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby seriesmm_1 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:23 pm

sent them by courier last monday received them back today,excellent service,recommend to all,
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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby panky » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:37 pm

That's excellent service at a very good price. Did they give you a break-down of what they did to the dampers?
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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby seriesmm_1 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:58 pm

Total strip down,cleaned & checked, re-assembled with new seals what more can I say

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Re: 1952 front shock

Postby panky » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:30 pm

Cant ask for better than that :D
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