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Old 05-11-2019, 02:17 PM
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Found some better pics. Rear shocks have dust covers.
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Do you know what their performance curves look like? I would expect the valve spec to be different. Also they have different fittings to Cobra shocks, which have a unique offset bushing eye at both ends for the rears, and a bushing eye one end with a pin the other for the fronts.
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I was looking around online to try and find the extended/compressed dimensions of a Spax G053 in hopes of comparing it to Koni. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything that told me the dimensions! Guess they want to keep that secret!
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Hi Larry, which is the Gaz 053? Afraid I don't know the numbers.
Gerry Hawkridge has had Gaz dampers made to the Koni spec - this is what I had on my car prior to finding the Konis I have now fitted, courtesy of Gerry - and they worked very well.
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G053 is the Spax part number for original MKII Cobra (front). G054 is the rears.
I was curious what the dimensions were compared to your Konis.
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Sorry Larry, I misread your post. Gaz is what Gerry supplies now. I had several cars with Spax dampers in the 70s and 80s and found they didn't last very long at all, so have tended not to use them more recently. I don't know anything about their Cobra fitment unfortunately.
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Charts are for the above Koni shocks on a 1967 1/2 Datsun Fairlady 2000. They wanted the overall and corner weights for the rebuild. Not Cobra related, but a possibility at the time. Interesting discussion to follow.
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