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Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: Mojan_n ()
Date: April 11, 2019 11:56PM

Which one you recommend:
1- Gabriel part#82099
2-KYB Part# 343127
3- AC Delco Part# 520-337



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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 12, 2019 03:42AM

Pleasurizer P1090, if you can find them.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: ac1948 ()
Date: April 12, 2019 04:03AM

I am using the Gabriels on my FC's and like them.

Jerry Murray
Charleston, SC

63 Rampside, PG,110

63 Greenbrier, PG, 110

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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 12, 2019 05:11AM

Oh yeah. Pleasurizer P1090 were for LM fronts. You need to add a signature line to tell us what year and model Vair you are working with.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: Mojan_n ()
Date: April 12, 2019 07:06AM

Signature added smiling smiley

1964 Corvair Monza Coupe, 110 hp, PG
Fremont, CA



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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 12, 2019 07:13AM

Thanks. Not sure P1090 would work on the 64.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: Mojan_n ()
Date: April 12, 2019 07:25AM

When I look at the spec for these shocks I see some differences in length.
Extended length=14-15inch
Collapsed length = 8-9inch
What is the right length?

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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 12, 2019 07:54AM

On the fronts the difference is the lower mount.. you are fine..

you want an 8" by 14"

And believe me you want Hydraulic only on the fronts... we are too light for Gas filled..


In the rear Gas is good.... but there you want the short shock for safety! Even on a '64





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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: hardcase ()
Date: April 12, 2019 08:15AM

I'm using the KYB on my '64. I'm happy with it, although it is harsher than a hydraulic shock.

Drew

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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: April 12, 2019 08:52AM

I just installed the new shocks Clark's now sell, but I didn't get the gas version!

Haven't driven the car much since installed, but it handles great in th turns but just a tad more harsh than the original 50 year old shocks that was on my 60.

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: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: chris ()
Date: April 12, 2019 09:15AM

Good to hear about the new Clark's shocks. I keep thinking of pulling the trigger on a set and wondered about doing regular on front and gas on back. I don't know how the price compares to the ones Mojan listed but I think they're fairly priced.

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

Heart of America Corvair Owners Association

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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: Mojan_n ()
Date: April 12, 2019 09:54AM

I was not able to find hydraulic... where you buy? Part#?


MattNall Wrote:
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> On the fronts the difference is the lower mount..
> you are fine..
>
> you want an 8" by 14"
>
> And believe me you want Hydraulic only on the
> fronts... we are too light for Gas filled..
>
>
> In the rear Gas is good.... but there you want
> the short shock for safety! Even on a '64

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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: Mojan_n ()
Date: April 12, 2019 11:32AM

Clark has NOS spiral shocks, maybe?

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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 12, 2019 11:48AM

Wow... the supply has dried up! I checked our FAQ's for X reference.... nothing available in Hyd.

Buy the Gas and if you hate them I'll give you a possible fix.





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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: hardcase ()
Date: April 12, 2019 02:27PM

FYI, the KYB gas shocks are around $90 (with free shipping if you spend another ten bucks) at Summit Racing. KYB will give you a $40 rebate for a set of four if you buy them this month.

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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: Mojan_n ()
Date: April 12, 2019 02:27PM

here is new Hydraulic shocks form Clark (Thanks to Lee):

[www.corvair.com]

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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: chris ()
Date: April 12, 2019 07:13PM

Yes, those are the ones I was referring to as well. They are reasonably priced (in my opinion). If I can just remember to call during the day to talk to one of the techs about them....

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

Heart of America Corvair Owners Association

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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: Mojan_n ()
Date: April 12, 2019 10:44PM

I bought these two today just to do a comparison:

1- Gabriel part#82099 : Made in China. Available at auto zone for $20.
2- ACDelco Part# 520-337: Made in Mexico. I bought it from local auto parts “Allied auto parts” but you can find it at amazon for $22.

Just compressing them manually, I had to apply 2X more force on Gabriel compare to ACDelco.
ACDelco is much softer compare to Gabriel.

1964 Corvair Monza Coupe, 110 hp, PG
Fremont, CA

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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: April 13, 2019 04:40PM

I didn't see where you said what you were looking for in a shock. That makes a big difference. I like the KYB Gas-a-just on the front of EMs. Haven't tried them on LMs yet. I like a shock with a lot of control. Matt hates them.

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

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Re: Recommendation on front shock absorber
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 13, 2019 04:43PM

No I like KYB... just not the sharpness / harshness is unsatisfactoy..





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