[Healeys] Rear shock bolts

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 20:03:59 MST 2013

My experience has been that the bolt heads "sink" into the aluminum shock ears
causing them to loosen off.
I have had success using Allen screws, so you can tighten them, with as large
a hardened washer as will fit in the space on the shock ear.

Michael S
BN1 #174

-----Original Message-----
From: "Richard Kahn" <tahoehealey at hotmail.com>
Sent: b2013-b11-b04 6:45 PM
To: "healeys at autox.team.net" <healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: [Healeys] Rear shock bolts

I read sometime ago about using Allen head bolts to hold the rear shocks on a
BJ8 as it is near impossible to get tools into the tight areas.  As I am
experiencing  loosening nuts, I would like to do something different. Anyone
else having trouble with loosening shocks. I have hardened washer and lock
wishers and two nuts on each bolts. I'm wondering if the bolts are stretching
(really only one has loosened). Would stainless be less likely to stretch?
Rich Kahn
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