• Alistair Crawford
    12 December 2011 at 10:43 #48620

    My V12 has heavy duty Koni telescopic shock absorbers on the front suspension, one on each side. one is now weeping and so I want to replace them but the part number is obsolete and of course they are not an original fit. The part number is 82-1042 and they are dated August 1971. I cannot find a replacement part number.

    My other V12 has Armstrong Super Blue with various numbers on them – 010672, 2562, 9FA 50/312. they are identical size and fitting to the Konis. Armstrong has no replacement part number for these.

    does anyone know which new replacement shock absorber I should buy? the “specialists” seem unable to do anything without a current part number.

    petemick
    12 December 2011 at 18:15 #48622

    On my V12 the front dampers were very worn internally, we found some Armstrong lever dampers at the local Vintage Car Club that were about the same size but in a totally different casting shape but on stripping then we found that the internals were exactly the same as the original Lagonda ones. We have rebuilt the old bodies with the good internals and with new bushes and seals they work very well

    Peter S30
    15 December 2011 at 19:46 #48625

    alistair: I don’t know if it is necessary to put telescopic dampers in for non competition use but I am trying to find the information about your old Koni dampers for you. I wrote a mail to Koni and they gave me a name of a company finding replacements parts based on the technical details of the old Koni ones. I will post what comes out.

    I think you mainly need the right dimensions: min and max length an diameter and width at the eyes

    Peter

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