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Old 02-16-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Old shocks - knee action the right term?

I have about a dozen old shocks. I don't know how to identify them. They are NOS or NORS - surface rust from hanging in a barn for years, but still have some paint on them in some places and not pitted, and seem to work like new.

They are all Haudaille style, but have several different arms. I tried to give them away with no luck, so guess I'll try to ID and sell them. I'm attaching a photo of two of them. I found a chart with some Haudaille shocks, and the one with the long forged (cast?) arm looks like a Lincoln and the one with the flat bar arm looks like a Studebaker. Any ideas?

I may post more photos if anyone has info.

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those are lever action hydralic shocks, knee action shocks are the general motors type shocks that are built into the front suspension not added to it like other shocks, if you still want to get rid of those shocks i would like to have them im working on several old cars that use those, an old packard for one
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those are lever action hydralic shocks, knee action shocks are the general motors type shocks that are built into the front suspension not added to it like other shocks, if you still want to get rid of those shocks i would like to have them im working on several old cars that use those, an old packard for one
The tern "Knee-Action" was applied to the hydraulic/spring units that GM used on several of their cars staring in 1934, ending in 1938.. Chevrolet and Pontiac were the main application of these units.
The correct name for the "Knee-Action" is "Dubonnet". This was a French invention..
The early Ford type of shocks, and the majority of shocks and/or front end systems are lever shocks, except for the tube type...
When tube type shocks first started to appear on automobiles, they were generally referred to as being "airplane shocks"..
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:25 PM   #4
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Ford 3,

Any shock in particular you need? let me .

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The tern "Knee-Action" was applied to the hydraulic/spring units that GM used on several of their cars staring in 1934, ending in 1938.. Chevrolet and Pontiac were the main application of these units.
The correct name for the "Knee-Action" is "Dubonnet". This was a French invention..
The early Ford type of shocks, and the majority of shocks and/or front end systems are lever shocks, except for the tube type...
When tube type shocks first started to appear on automobiles, they were generally referred to as being "airplane shocks"..
I know for certain that there were three different types of front suspension on Chevrolets. There was Knee Action, not worth a hoot. Coil springs and straight parallel springs. I liked coil springs the best.
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