Front Shocks

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Front Shocks

Postby John B the 2nd » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:44 pm

Anyone know a supplier for front shocks for a 73 Viva saloon. Going around in circles with this one as the part numbers never end with a supplier. Are there alternatives e.t.c. Struggling for parts for the front running gear rebuild Tried Partco, Eutoparts, Andrew Paige they all scratch their heads.

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Re: Front Shocks

Postby Colin » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:04 pm

As you will know John, it's forty years since the last (proper) Viva was built in 1979. Modern car parts suppliers no longer stock anything for classic Vivas.

If you havent't already joined the VVOC it's worth doing so for access to club spares. Otherwise ebay (aka the worlds largest auto-jumble) is your best friend.

Front shocks are occasionally available from various classic Vauxhall ebay shops -

These ones are listed for HB but they're fine for HC -

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Woodhead-Fro ... SwSGtdLdXT

Or alternatively these adjustables (at four times the price!) -

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GAZ-For-Vaux ... SwcwhVPgK~
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Re: Front Shocks

Postby 1972nail » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:09 am

Modern parts suppliers might be able to supply brake pads, bulbs, bottom ball joints, track rod ends, fan belts (but check the length as there were lots of different ones) and NGK plugs. Forget about asking them for air filters, oil filters, points, distributor caps, rotor arms, top ball joints and rear brake shoes.

Club spares have lots of NoS parts, re-manufactured parts and second hand parts. Just recently Fred has had radiators recored, asbestos free clutch plates and brake shoes re-manufactured. It is illegal to buy, sell or fit ANY asbestos containing products, even parts that you already own! Ebay is rife with asbestos clutches and brake shoes. so beware!
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Re: Front Shocks

Postby 68 dave » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:27 am

I have looked on the kyb web site at work , they list 443121 hope this helps. we also stock points,condenser, rotor arm,distributor cap, plugs all for 1256cc. I can get cartridge oil filters. dave hc692
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Re: Front Shocks

Postby John B the 2nd » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:30 pm

Just got some NOS on ebay for £45 incl postage. Needed them as the old ones were rotten so needed to cut the top bolts and get 2 new ones at £2.30 each locally. One job on the list done.
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Re: Front Shocks

Postby Fred Dukes » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:38 pm

Well done that man :wink:
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