TheAMCForum.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > The Garage > Suspension, Steering, Brakes & Wheels
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - 70 Javelin rear shocks
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Click for TheAMCForum Rules / Click for PDF version of Forum Rules
Your donations help keep this valuable resource free and growing. Thank you.

70 Javelin rear shocks

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
pacerman View Drop Down
Supporter of TheAMCForum
Supporter of TheAMCForum


Joined: Jul/03/2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 8865
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pacerman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: 70 Javelin rear shocks
    Posted: Jun/22/2022 at 9:12pm
I have started a mechanical refurbishment on my 70 Mark Donohue Javelin.   The car has been off the road since 1991.   It is a California car that was well used (97000 miles) before it was parked.  

I replaced the original rear shocks today and have another restoration tip for you guys subject to judging,

The original rear black painted shocks had a daub of white paint near the lower mount as shown.  They were Gabriel shocks.  I have the part number if anyone needs it. 

A previous owner began a restoration years ago and did a good job with single stage Mosport Green on the engine bay.   I recently added new brake lines from Inline Tube and refreshed some of the suspension.
Joe



Happiness is making something out of nothing.
Back to Top
ramblinrev View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: Dec/28/2008
Location: Wisconsin
Status: Offline
Points: 10449
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ramblinrev Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/22/2022 at 9:23pm
Looks great, Joe!
Add the shock part numbers and I'll put this in Restoration Stickies.
Should we assume, that as a Donohue, it had HD suspension? The white daub may be for the HD shocks.
74 Hornet Hatchback X twins (since 1977)
62 American Convertible (still worth the $50 I spent in 1973!) AMCRC #513, AMO #384
70 AMX 360 4-speed (since 1981)
Back to Top
mbwicz View Drop Down
Supporter of TheAMCForum
Supporter of TheAMCForum


Joined: Feb/20/2019
Location: Buffalo, NY
Status: Offline
Points: 1412
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mbwicz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/23/2022 at 9:30am
That is a good looking car.  If its been off the road for 30 years, you may want to send out your brake booster to be rebuilt.  Mine had rust inside and the rebuilder said I was lucky I didn't run it, or it would have torn up the seals and caused a vacuum leak.

Mike
1970 AMX, one step forward, one step back. Both steps cost time and money.
Back to Top
wagonmaster1983 View Drop Down
AMC Nut
AMC Nut
Avatar

Joined: Sep/20/2007
Location: FL
Status: Offline
Points: 328
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wagonmaster1983 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/23/2022 at 1:10pm
Hi Joe, could you please post the part numbers for the Gabriel shocks? JT

Back to Top
pacerman View Drop Down
Supporter of TheAMCForum
Supporter of TheAMCForum


Joined: Jul/03/2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 8865
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pacerman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/24/2022 at 3:13pm
The part number on the shocks is 3197633.  There is another code on the shocks, presumably a date code.  T9JC.    Someone might want to see if they can crossreference this to a Gabriel (factory) part number.  I suspect there was an accurate crossreference at some point in time.  Joe
Happiness is making something out of nothing.
Back to Top
Steve_P View Drop Down
AMC Addicted
AMC Addicted
Avatar
Charter Member

Joined: Jun/28/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 3047
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Steve_P Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/24/2022 at 5:52pm
The HD shocks were bigger diameter and had an additional plate welded to them at the bottom.  I don't see that in the pic, but maybe it's on the other side.

Yes, T9JC is the date code.  Don't throw those away, someone doing a concours restoration will pay for them, even if they're shot.  T is plant info (I assume), then year, month, week.
Back to Top
ramblinrev View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: Dec/28/2008
Location: Wisconsin
Status: Offline
Points: 10449
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ramblinrev Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/24/2022 at 8:25pm
Good info, Steve!
I would expect a Donohue, to have the required Go-Package, which includes HD suspension. So, not sure what to think on these...
74 Hornet Hatchback X twins (since 1977)
62 American Convertible (still worth the $50 I spent in 1973!) AMCRC #513, AMO #384
70 AMX 360 4-speed (since 1981)
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.03
Copyright ©2001-2019 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.
All content of this site Copyright © 2018 TheAMCForum unless otherwise noted, all rights reserved.
PROBLEMS LOGGING IN or REGISTERING:
If you have problems logging in or registering, then please contact a Moderator or