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Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: February 05, 2019 09:13AM

Has anyone bought and used the new shocks Clark's is offering, now?

Just curious about the ride quality and such,
seemed to be a good shock, designed around what our cars need!
And a decent price point.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 09:17AM

If the have the correct crossbar and length for the EM rear that would be a big improvement.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: jasonscorvairs ()
Date: February 05, 2019 10:58AM

Not sure on Clark's ones, but I don't like the ones I bought on EBAY. They are to stiff, made by Gabriel, and now my 68 with F41 rides like a 1 ton with bias plys. Going to put my 30 year old Pleasurizers back in. I need to find some new bushing that I can press into the lower shock eyes.

68 Monza Coupe Palomino Ivory 140hp 4sp
68 Monza Coupe Grecian Green 110hp 4sp ( daily driver 31 years)
65 Monza 4 door 140hp PG
1989 Gmc Vandura full of corvair parts


Grand Forks BC

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 11:58AM

Give us the part number on those Gabriels so we will know. Thanks!

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: jasonscorvairs ()
Date: February 05, 2019 12:02PM

1965-1969 Chevrolet Corvair Passenger Car Gabriel Gas Shocks Front & Rear
1965-1969 Chevrolet Corvair Passenger Car Gabriel Gas Shocks Front & Rear
( 362062243905 )

[www.ebay.com]

[www.ebay.com]

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 12:05PM

I don't see anything in the eBay ad about the Gabriel part number...

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 12:07PM

If it's been cold when you tried them that may be the problem. I have a Buick that the rear shocks feel like solid struts when it's below about 45. When it's warmer they feel normal or after you drive it down the street they warm up and feel fine. Those are the only shocks I've ever had that acted that way.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: jasonscorvairs ()
Date: February 05, 2019 12:26PM

it was these ones. They are double acting shocks. I dont like double acting. Might be good in a V8 car but not with F41 suspension


[www.ebay.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2019 12:28PM by jasonscorvairs.

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 12:47PM

What are "double acting"?

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: jasonscorvairs ()
Date: February 05, 2019 01:10PM

Original Corvair shocks are easy to push in and very hard to pullout or extend. Newer shocks push themselves out,and are hard too pull out, and are hard to push in. Making them double acting on bumps and shock.

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 01:21PM

All gas charged shocks will push themselves out. All shocks except for oddball applications are much easier to push in than pull out.
I guess I've never seen a street type shock that wasn't double acting by that definition.
Another note - any shocks that I've used that are somewhat effective do soften up quite a bit after some break in time.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: chris ()
Date: February 05, 2019 06:44PM

The new Clark’s shocks are one thing I’d like to try but I haven’t got around to it. It’s nice that they’re made specifically for our cars.

'65 Monza 4 door
4 speed
110hp
Gardner, KS

Heart of America Corvair Owners Association

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: MonzaJPD61 ()
Date: February 05, 2019 06:53PM

I have a set of new Clark's gas shocks on my EM coupe. Verdict is still out, but my first impression was I wished I had not gotten the gas version.

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 09:42PM

Sits higher? Don't like the ride?

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: MonzaJPD61 ()
Date: February 06, 2019 04:40AM

Seems that the ride is more busy...small imperfections in the pavement are felt and heard.

I'm going to reduce tire pressure a couple pounds and see.

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: February 06, 2019 05:19AM

Thanks Monday, finally someone who has tried them!

I don't need shocks, was just reading about them and thought they might be a good choice, since they are made for the corvair. Plus they aren't expensive!

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: tony66 ()
Date: February 06, 2019 04:01PM

I got a pair of the Clarks "strider" adjustable shocks. At full extension, you can twist the shaft to adjust between soft and firm. I'm pretty sure there are just three settings available. I installed them 2 years ago, but have only put probably 15 miles on them. I inadvertently forgot to adjust one side, but drove it without any ill effects. I saw they are only ~$34 now. I paid $47 each.

[www.corvair.com]

Regarding the EBAY add... looks a little suspicious to me that they claim they are Gabriel shocks, but shows the manufacturers part number as "proprietary". None of the shocks in the picture show the stamped 739072. I'd be curious if the shocks received are stamped 739072 or 82072. It would be good to confirm that the shocks are Gabriels and not a no name replacement. the 82072s can be purchased at Rock Auto for ~$16 each.


On the double acting - All shocks are double acting. There are internal valves that control the compression and rebound actions. The gas from what I recall is simply to keep pressure on the oil to reduce aeration. If the shocks start cycling too fast, air bubbles form in the oil and is passed through the valves, reducing the shock's effectiveness. Double adjustable shocks allow you to adjust the valving for both compression and rebound. The clarks shock are single adjustable, meaning the adjustment applies to both compression and rebound.

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 06, 2019 04:40PM

Hopefully Jason will weigh in with the eBay shock part numbers

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: February 06, 2019 08:38PM

I bought the "high tech progressive shocks" from Clark's for the front end for the rear back in August. Catalog numbers C2824 and C2823.

They ride very nicely. When my car is working.

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA
Member: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, and San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club
THEN: 1965 Monza 110 Canary Yellow
1967 Monza 140 Red
1966 500 110, Black
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue.

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Re: Clark's new shocks!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 06, 2019 09:22PM

Eric... if / when you get a chance... check your shocks for any PN stamped on them.... most likely you can only see the rear one.

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