[Healeys] Tube Shocks on Rear only

Simon Lachlan simon.lachlan at homecall.co.uk
Mon Nov 3 15:46:22 MST 2014

I'm in the process of fitting rear tubes to a MkII BT7. I have new rear
springs and tubes (koni or kon-clone kit) on the front.
The initial feeling was that the shocks were labelled back to front as the
tubes sat at 45degrees. However the manufacturer says that all is well and
that he has only ever had one failure........someone took out the bump stop
rubbers and a (presumably very severe) bang sheered one of the lower
mountings. These kits are made in Denmark and sold be AHSpares and
Ahead4Healeys. (Maybe by lots of others too for all I know).
I'll finish the job tomorrow morning and test when the weather is
You can email me in, say, a week for first impressions.

-----Original Message-----
From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Rick
Sent: 03 November 2014 13:39
To: Healey List
Subject: [Healeys] Tube Shocks on Rear only

I'm considering a tube shock conversion for my BN4. My seat of the pants
feeling is that there's more to be gained from the rear than from the front.
I'm thinking about just replacing the rears - has anybody done this?
Perhaps doing only half the car would result in half-assed results. I'm
looking at Udo Putzke's but don't know if you can only get half a conversion
Thanks for any insights.
Rick Swain'59 BN4
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