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Old 08-23-2019, 09:46 PM   #1
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Anybody have an answer to the value of four working shock absorbers. All the markings of original Ford shocks on cover. Actually they are Houdille, I think that is almost the right spelling. The casting has Chicago machine on he back. The base casting is brass. Good working condition. Installed but nevrer put to use. I am removing them to install tube shocks on the woody in progress.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:10 AM   #2
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Depends on the buyer. Someone looking for fine point correct ones would pay more then someone just looking for any old set for a car. I don't have my laptop handy but the brass base and Chicago machine has me scratching by head.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:07 AM   #3
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If they are used, I would price them at 350.


Pretty sure you know what the new ones go for.
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:04 AM   #4
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Good set of working shock with arms and links,not greasy or rusty $450 all day long.
Clean,good paint,no leaks with original arms (Ford Script on arms) $800
Restored show condition $1250 up. This is what I've sold them for at Hershey. I usually get my hands on 1 set a year.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:43 AM   #5
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There were some threads about these a while back I thin, mostly negative. I believe they are not re-buildable and there were other problems.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:11 AM   #6
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Seemingly 1960s-1970s reproductions, possibly using earlier parts from worn-out shocks?
See https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=247728&highlight=brass+shocks

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=181257&highlight=brass+shocks

In first thread they went in the trash.

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Old 08-24-2019, 12:07 PM   #7
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Contact John Holland. When I had mine rebuilt by him, I believe he said the ones with Chicago were not very good, and not rebuildable.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:57 PM   #8
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Years ago "Pete in Chicago" sold an inexpensive shock that became unpopular when folks found out they had different internals and were not rebuildable.
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:28 PM   #9
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What barnstuff said. Pete the vendor shocks have brass bases. You can put them on a car just to look at, but they probably won't won't work.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:56 PM   #10
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Banstuf got it
They were not good when new.(no pressure and leaked right away)
I remember Pete the Vendor marketing those around many years ago!!
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