• Bill LG45
    4 February 2017 at 16:37 #52301

    Does anyone have for sale / swap or able to help me locate any Luvax four bolt rotary shock absorbers or the arms and links to help me complete the restoration of my LG45 ?
    Worn units would be gratefully received as long as suitable to use as exchange unit / fit for reconditioning, mine went missing several owners ago……
    Please give a call if you can help.
    Many thanks
    Bill ( Member C42)

    5 February 2017 at 15:04 #52302

    Hi Bill,

    Try these people http://www.stevsonmotors.co.uk
    They will overhaul them if you can find any. Hard to find but Stevson Motors may be able to suggest where to look – autojumbles? or keep looking on ebay, you never know. . . .
    There are at least two types, the ones you want are type ALCR which have the connection point to link up to the spill valve on the bulkhead which hopefully you still have? There is also type ALC (?) which are the same but with no connection for the spill valve.
    Good luck.

    5 February 2017 at 17:42 #52303

    Can’t remember where mine went for restoration but I think it was here, might be worth a call:


    5 February 2017 at 17:50 #52304

    Unfortunately the Luvax shock absorbers are like the proverbial “hens teeth” but they do pop out of the woodwork form time to time. I would give Graham as call at VC&SA http://www.vintageandclassicshockabsorbers.co.uk
    Graham refurbished mine but I am not convinced they are great even when working but they are an interesting project. On mine you also have a rear “anti-roll” bar that connects the rear units. I assume you have already tried David Ayre?

    6 February 2017 at 14:46 #52305

    I have a feeling that I saw that someone was making a new back plate (with 4 stud holes) for the larger size Luvax s/abs.
    Was it Brown ?

    Bill LG45
    6 February 2017 at 20:22 #52306

    Thank you all for the responses.
    I am aware of Stevsons and Graham Brown / Vintage Shock absorbers at Croydon and they could rebuild if I could find some suitable units.
    Arms or links would have to be made and this can be done but if I can find some it would a lot easier…
    Bill, regarding the manufacture of plates another member did call and tell me that adaptor plates to convert to a two bolt fixing were available but I have the original mounting plates and want to stick with the original 4 bolt units if at all possible.
    Regards to all

    7 February 2017 at 18:50 #52307

    Hi Bill,
    Graham at VCSA told me that he does buy in shock absorbers, so it is possible that me might have what you want, or could be asked to look out for the ones you seek.

    8 February 2017 at 09:17 #52308

    Bill, I dont know if you have misunderstood my post ? I meant that I believed that new 4 plate back plates for the larger type shock absorber were available. These would just be substituted for the original 2 stud hole back plates. The new shock absorbers (now with 4 bolt holes backs) would look exactly like the originals.

    Bill LG45
    10 February 2017 at 13:20 #52310

    Thanks again for your input chaps.
    Graham probably is the best bet unless I can turn some up soon 🙂

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