365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Post by A.D. » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:15 am

Well its stopped pouring but still heavily overcast. We’ve waited so many many years so we thought we may as well wait just a wee bit longer for the sun to come out.

While we wait the thought is to start collecting
parts required for a front and rear suspension job

Based on the vast experience in this forum - Are there any do’s and donts? Is there a rebuild kit for the kone self levelling shocks? Our thought is to get all the parts like bhusings etc from Rutlands. Is this the right vendor or should we be looking at someone else who is familiar with the queen and would carry all parts required?

Tom - was going through your blog and noticed that for Mike’s Queen you said Koni no longer rebuild the self levelling shocks but provide a coil over shock kit which is a nice bolt in. Could you give me some more information - whom to contact and a part nr?

Thanks
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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Post by tyang » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:55 am

A.D. wrote:Well its stopped pouring but still heavily overcast. We’ve waited so many many years so we thought we may as well wait just a wee bit longer for the sun to come out.

While we wait the thought is to start collecting
parts required for a front and rear suspension job

Based on the vast experience in this forum - Are there any do’s and donts? Is there a rebuild kit for the kone self levelling shocks? Our thought is to get all the parts like bhusings etc from Rutlands. Is this the right vendor or should we be looking at someone else who is familiar with the queen and would carry all parts required?

Tom - was going through your blog and noticed that for Mike’s Queen you said Koni no longer rebuild the self levelling shocks but provide a coil over shock kit which is a nice bolt in. Could you give me some more information - whom to contact and a part nr?

Thanks
Hi A.D.

Partsource has the Koni shock update, but Rutlands may have it too. It's a coil over set up that replaces the load leveling shock.

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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Post by A.D. » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:28 am

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And to mark this holiday
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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Post by A.D. » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:29 am

She’s on the road!!

Thank the Lord

And thank you guys.

Still many bridges to cross

But this was a major milestone!
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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Post by John Vardanian » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:44 am

Congratulations on a successful maiden voyage.

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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Post by afwrench » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:29 pm

Great news A.D. It has been tough but now you can begin to really enjoy the car. Please keep us all posted on your continued progress . Mike
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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Post by Lowell » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:36 am

Wonderful news. Very happy to hear this.
I have very much enjoyed reading about your mechanical journey.
Please continue to inform us of your further progress.
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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Post by A.D. » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:31 am

Have started on the suspension rebuild.

A couple of questions

Are bolt in replacements available for the shocks or do we
Have to get them rebuilt?

Also the self levelling unit - who specialities in reliably
Rebuilding them?

Thanks
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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Post by tyang » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:39 am

A.D. wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:31 am
Have started on the suspension rebuild.

A couple of questions

Are bolt in replacements available for the shocks or do we
Have to get them rebuilt?

Also the self levelling unit - who specialities in reliably
Rebuilding them?

Thanks
Hi AD,

They make a coil over replacement kit for the load levelling shocks for the 365-400 series cars with these shocks. They will no longer be automatically adjustable, but can be adjusted manually like a coil over. I believe the original shocks were problematic and the seals fail often enough that even with a rebuild, they will prematurely fail again.

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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Post by afwrench » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:33 pm

Hi A.D. I have used the coil over update on my 365gtc4 for many years with no problems.Mike
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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Post by A.D. » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:37 pm

Thanks for the feedback

Could you give me a couple of names where i could get
The coil over update?

And what about the self levelling unit?

Once the coil over update installed just disconnect it?
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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Post by afwrench » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:54 am

Hi A.D. the fix is very simple. Just remove the self leveling shock and replace it with the coilover.It will look the same as the remaining rear shock except that there is a coil spring and adjusting nuts to even the height in the rear.It is a simple swap.I think I got mine from Rutlands or GT Car Parts but I do not remember.It is easy and works great.Good luck,Mike
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