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5/7/19, 9:08 PM   #1
Oldsters like me - Shock Help!
CADBLACK
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Does anyone know what shock absorbers were preferred in the roadster years, late 50s to mid-Sixties? Were they stock automobile shocks? If so, what stocks might they have been?

Help needed on vintage Watson upright project.

Thanks much for anything anyone remembers!

Chris Crowe
Indy
 
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5/9/19, 11:05 AM   #2
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Gabriel made some racing shocks early 60's
Monroe mid 60's
 
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6/17/19, 3:30 PM   #3
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A lot of "friction" shocks, some "Houdaille".
 
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6/17/19, 5:57 PM   #4
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I asked Lynn Paxton of PA once about how well those friction shocks worked, he said "They don't work"
 
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6/17/19, 6:38 PM   #5
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What ever Monroe handed you.

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6/17/19, 9:45 PM   #6
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Years ago Monroe had a special part number that had been developed for Indy roadsters, but worked pretty well on sprinters, that could be purchased across the counter. They were fairly popular around central Indiana in the early seventies. Not sure if they are still being made or not.

We used to call them " Bloomington Konis "
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6/18/19, 5:32 PM   #7
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Mac Miller builds repliroadsters.He could possibly steer you in the right direction.I believe he is in Indy
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