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Bruce302

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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2015, 06:46:13 AM »
Great thread Jon,
I have one of the rear shocks off my T/G Firebird. It seems to have a GM part number, 9791594
with a date code of 4/67 (Must have been some old stock they had sitting around)
They are single adjustable of course with Koni number 80 1915 SP1
I will have a look at the front when I can dig it out.

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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2015, 01:29:01 PM »
Thanks, Bruce. That's very interesting that your car was using a shock meant for a '67. Did it also have the '67 style shock plate under the leaf springs?
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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2015, 05:59:51 PM »
I'm not sure Jon, I will have to acquaint my self with the different style shock plates. Or post a pic.

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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2015, 03:26:10 AM »
Bruce, the '67 style plate has a separate bolt that slides through two holes on either side of the shock and the '68-'69 multileaf plate has a single threaded stud (bolt) that is attached to the plate. The shock bottom slides over the stud and you tighten the nut down on it. If you still can't visualize what I'm trying to describe, I'll look for some pics.
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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2015, 06:05:59 AM »
Jon, My lower spring plates have a turned down 'ear' that the shock bolt passes through on the inner side (staggered shocks) The bolt is firmly in the lower shock hole and the nut is under the spring plate.
I will take a pic.
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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #50 on: October 03, 2015, 09:33:19 PM »
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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2015, 04:40:46 AM »
Looks like the 68-69 version of the sprint plate Jon.
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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #52 on: October 06, 2015, 03:41:14 AM »
OK, thanks for the confirmation Bruce.
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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2023, 02:17:03 AM »
I came across a pair of 1970 vintage Konis with part number 80-1217. I canít locate this number in any vintage or modern Koni catalog Iíve been able to find. If anyone can assist Iíd sure appreciate it!

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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2023, 12:38:04 AM »
Just another T/A fanatic. Current lifelong projects:
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« Reply #55 on: May 25, 2023, 01:22:25 AM »
Wow, thank you for that! Definitely do not have one of those in the garage.

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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #56 on: May 26, 2023, 12:19:32 AM »
Wow, thank you for that! Definitely do not have one of those in the garage.



You are welcome! Actually, a good friend has a '63 Ferrari 250 with a 275 front clip.
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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #57 on: July 19, 2023, 12:41:03 AM »
1967/68 Chevrolet original Koni shocks

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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #58 on: July 19, 2023, 12:42:37 AM »
Original Chevrolet Koni boxes

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Re: Racing shock absorbers
« Reply #59 on: August 12, 2023, 12:12:40 AM »
GM Koni shocks