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FRONT SHOCKS HILLMAN MINX SERIES V
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welshrover



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:43 pm    Post subject: FRONT SHOCKS HILLMAN MINX SERIES V Reply with quote

HI FOLKS
the wifes hillman failed the mot yesterday .on the front shocks leaking badly, also the osf track rod end .tre's no problem to get .but the shocks thats another story. ive had nearly 8 hours of ringing around with no joy of finding any for this car or sunbeam alpines which are the same ,series 111's 111'c no problem .ive tried every rootes parts dealer i know of .the only ones i can get are those spax shocks ,way to overpriced, 98.00 each .used to have them on a mk 2 escort bloody ride was awful so took them off and put standard ones back on rode a lot better so dont really want to fit them, if any body has a pair of standard oil shocks knocking about to fit said car i would be greatful or if there is anything else that fits from another car .
thanks craig Confused Confused
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bob2



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Location: Malta

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked on speedy spares website and a front pair for the series 5 are 125 sterlings but they are spax as you said.
Here's a link;
http://www.speedyspares.co.uk/ROOTES/seriesminx/SERIES%20MINX%20%20reportPage4.html
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welshrover



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

125 sterlings sounds like a mike strutter quote .ive tried speedy spares and quite a few others .no joy ,bloody hillmans ive got a morris oxford and have had a lot of bmc cars & can get parts no problem .i think it will be going to the big oval in the sky . Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Bitumen Boy



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't suppose it might be possible to get the originals reconditioned? I've never heard of anyone doing it, but then I've never looked...
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SEE YA



Joined: 30 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe try Ebay?
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welshrover



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive rung god even he hasnt got any Laughing
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