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April 30, 2017
9:22 am
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Roger Tavener
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Can anyone please tell me if the Morris Minor rear shock absorbers will fit my 1958 Wolseley 1500, thank you.

April 30, 2017
7:47 pm
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Graham Button
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They may well fit Roger but the rating will almost certainly be different, the only way to be sure is to check the part numbers. I may have some 1500 rear shocks, if they are of interest let me know and I will have a rummage.
Graham.

April 30, 2017
8:54 pm
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Hi Roger

No, they don’t fit the 1500, the 1500 damper is secured to a bracket under the rear seat squab with the linkarm going to the shacklebracket, whereas the Minor unit fastens onto the shacklebracket with the linkarm going to the boot floor member.

Hopefully, Graham might be able to help you with his 1500 shock absorbers.

Bob

May 3, 2017
3:09 pm
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Roger Tavener
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Reply to Graham Button;
Graham if you have the shock absorbers I would like to purchase them please, regards Roger.

May 3, 2017
3:15 pm
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Roger Tavener
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Thank you for the information, I have replied to Graham, so fingers crossed. Regards Roger

May 6, 2017
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Graham Button
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Hi Roger,
I’m sorryfor the delay but I have only just seen your last two posts, I will look shock absorbers out over the weekend.
If you put a wanted ad in the classified section with your contact details I will get in touch via that or alternatively if you join the Register my details are available on line to members.
Regards,
Graham.

May 6, 2017
8:30 am
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Hi Graham,
Thank you for the reply, I have put a quick ad in the classified section for now but it says it may not get posted for a few days, any help will be appreciated.
Regards
Roger

May 10, 2017
6:45 pm
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Hi Roger, as stated the Minor ones are no good & neither are the MG Midget.
I used MGB ones on my 1500. I also may have a spare set if Graham doesn’t find his.
Graham

May 11, 2017
3:34 pm
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Roger Tavener
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Can you remove my advert please for the shock absorbers as I have received a pair from Graham Button, thank you.

May 11, 2017
7:32 pm
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Good news Roger, I hope you can now finish your 1500. I have amended the advert as requested.

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February 20, 2018
7:55 pm
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anders
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Graham Whitaker said
Hi Roger, as stated the Minor ones are no good & neither are the MG Midget.
I used MGB ones on my 1500. I also may have a spare set if Graham doesn’t find his.
Graham  

Hi! I´m finishing restoration of my 1500. Putting on new springs at the rear but need new dampers. Seem hard to find! Do MGB ones really fit right on? Or have you a pair to sell?
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Anders,
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February 22, 2018
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anders said
Hi! I´m finishing restoration of my 1500. Putting on new springs at the rear but need new dampers. Seem hard to find! Do MGB ones really fit right on? Or have you a pair to sell?
asks,
Anders,
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I used MGB rear shockers on my 1957 1500. Slight modification, easily done.
However the damping effect is too light for a saloon. I bought 15% uprated valves from Moss Europe, 10 minutes to fit them before putting the shockers on the car.
I also put new links, also from Moss, on as well, but I can not recall whether I modified them or not. Good second hand items are always on ebay.
Hope this helps,
Graham

February 24, 2018
8:26 pm
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Thanks for info, Graham.

I´ll have to search for MGB items, then….Question, though, did you have to alter the position of the levers on the dampers, or was changing valves the only adjustment you made?

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Anders

March 4, 2018
2:49 pm
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anders said
Thanks for info, Graham.

I´ll have to search for MGB items, then….Question, though, did you have to alter the position of the levers on the dampers, or was changing valves the only adjustment you made?

Regards,
Anders  

I have now compared measurements re stock Wolseley items vs Mgb ones, and it transpires, that Mgb dampers´mounting holes are 16 mm too far apart, whereas the lever is 22m short, so apparently no solution…..Am I mistaken, or did you have a pair of Wolseley dampers in store? It seems impossible to get hold of these, now that Earlparts have stopped selling them….
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Anders,
Sweden

March 6, 2018
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Hi Anders

It looks like we don’t have any shock absorbers in stock at the moment – sorry about that. They do come up on Ebay occasionally, so please keep an eye out on there. If you still have the original units, there are companies that will refurbish them for you.

Bob

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