[Healeys] Rear shock bolts

Peter Caldwell peter at nosimport.com
Tue Nov 5 08:54:23 MST 2013

If it is at all important, the shock castings are zinc "pot metal". 
At least 85% zinc. We pay a local welder to TIG them with special rod 
and complete make-up air hood.
         Peter C
At 09:03 PM 11/4/2013, Michael Salter wrote:
>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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