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mstemp
Mike Stemp
Calgary, Canada
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11/25/2009 07:18AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Rover 4.6L

Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: mstemp
Date: August 25, 2014 12:13AM

Haven't gone that many miles yet but they are holding up fine so far. Mike Alexander has more miles on his possibly.



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RobertE
Robert Edgeworth

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Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: RobertE
Date: September 06, 2014 09:49AM

I saw Mike at a show last week. He mentioned running the energy bushings and it seems everything is holding up

What's the ride height range adjustability? Checked the moss site but didn't see any information regarding it.
Also, any idea on the product # for the gaz shock?



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Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
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10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: September 08, 2014 09:28AM

Robert,

Not sure of the adjustability on the car but the threaded portion of the shock measures about 3.5". The Moss # is shown on the attached picture. The actual GAZ # appears to be SP8 1129 B14 N09.

I've had these for a couple of years but just haven't had the opportunity to put them on yet.

Scott

GAZShockMoss#.jpg

GAZShockDimensions.jpg


RobertE
Robert Edgeworth

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Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: RobertE
Date: September 09, 2014 03:41PM

Scott, thank you for the response. Just what I was looking for.


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
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1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: September 09, 2014 07:30PM

You're welcome Robert. One thing I just realized I didn't make clear is that's a Moss Europe #, FYI.

Scott


Johnsricharde
Richard Johns

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Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: Johnsricharde
Date: March 09, 2015 08:36PM

Ok, I am in the planning stage of a crazy build. I have a heavy motor going in a 1976 MG Midget. I would like to put a 5 lug hub on the car. Does anyone know where I can find something? Someone said a old mustang. Any help will be great.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: mgb260
Date: March 10, 2015 04:45PM

Narrow Mustang II. Check out Welder series.



TNV8
Abe DeG

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10/18/2011 09:48AM

Main British Car:
MGB 1980 Ford 302

Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: TNV8
Date: April 24, 2015 07:07PM

just have a quick question anyone use this before and what are your thoughts?

[www.mossmotors.com]


TNV8
Abe DeG

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MGB 1980 Ford 302

Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: TNV8
Date: June 06, 2015 05:58AM

Anybody?

[www.mossmotors.com]


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: mgb260
Date: June 10, 2015 12:04AM

I haven't tried them but there have been threads on the Mgexperience board. They give a little too much Neg. camber and wear the inside of the tires. May be alright for autocross but not necessary for the street.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: mgb260
Date: October 19, 2015 04:40PM

Scott, Would you happen to know the compressed and extended eye to eye lengths of your GAZ coilover shocks. I'm trying to find a QA1 alternative. I'm thinking Mustang II or early Camaro with top eyelet conversion. 8" 450 lb coil spring . Just an idea.



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Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
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1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: October 20, 2015 07:38PM

Quote:

Scott, Would you happen to know the compressed and extended eye to eye lengths of your GAZ coilover shocks. I'm trying to find a QA1 alternative. I'm thinking Mustang II or early Camaro with top eyelet conversion. 8" 450 lb coil spring . Just an idea.

Jim,

About 10 1/2" compressed and about 12 1/4" extended.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 21, 2015 03:39PM

Really? That's not much travel.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: mgb260
Date: October 21, 2015 04:19PM

Yeah, Mustang II has 3", early Camaro has 4". I think because it is so far from the wheel it is double the travel at the wheel. Mustang II and street(Poly bushed) eyelet adapter:
qa1 m2.jpg
qa1 street eyelet.jpg



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Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
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1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: October 21, 2015 08:23PM

Quote:

Really? That's not much travel.

Well, I kind of lied. :) There is a rubber stop on the shock which probably skewed the measurements. I would assume you'd get close to another 1/2 to 3/4" once it was compressed. Excuse the pictures, I took them very quickly the other night.

ShockCompressed.jpg

ShockCompressedClose.jpg

ShockExtendedClose.jpg



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 22, 2015 09:56AM

Looks like a nice progressive bump stop.


TNV8
Abe DeG

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MGB 1980 Ford 302

Re: Changing front suspension
Posted by: TNV8
Date: January 27, 2017 09:17AM

I Know this an old thread but has anyone figure out the damping on the shocks, how many clicks on the knob i have a 302 and been trying to get it dialed in.

Sorry forgot to mention this is for a Moss coil over.

Thanks



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