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Shock Absorber Fluid for '37 Buick: What's recommended


PeteO
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I am using jack oil in my 36 Pontiac in the one shock that was low on oil. It has Delco-Lovejoy lever shocks, very similar those used on the 37 Buick. The jack oil seems to work fine.

 

A better plan might be to contact one of the companies who rebuild lever shocks and ask. Here are a couple:

 

http://www.applehydraulics.com/shocks.htm

 

https://fivepointsclassicautoshocks.com/

 

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PeteO:

 I just came across this. I did an article for our Chapter newsletter about changing out the rear shocks on my 1937. It is a word file. If interested PM me. I actually had a gallon of the Knee Action fluid. 1939 printing date on the can. The shocks I had changed to I purchased as rebuilt units in 1988. I just installed them in October 2020. The filling of the rear shocks is almost impossible unless you can work on a hoist. I was working in my drive way.DSCF8323.thumb.JPG.07891667b077a4ef803e77004978002f.JPG

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Since I was going to use fresh fluid I decided to change out what was in there.

 What was there ...... The stench was bad enough to knock a buzzard of a sh** wagon!

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On 2/25/2021 at 10:30 AM, dibarlaw said:

PeteO:

 I just came across this. I did an article for our Chapter newsletter about changing out the rear shocks on my 1937. It is a word file. If interested PM me. I actually had a gallon of the Knee Action fluid. 1939 printing date on the can. The shocks I had changed to I purchased as rebuilt units in 1988. I just installed them in October 2020. The filling of the rear shocks is almost impossible unless you can work on a hoist. I was working in my drive way.DSCF8323.thumb.JPG.07891667b077a4ef803e77004978002f.JPG

DSCF8326.thumb.JPG.e3f319e2e6f883ab3faa01b257a5f884.JPG

Since I was going to use fresh fluid I decided to change out what was in there.

 What was there ...... The stench was bad enough to knock a buzzard of a sh** wagon!

DSCF8327.thumb.JPG.910b23c809da931251656f978534680c.JPG

 

I'm servicing mine on my 35 Buick.Yours looks good. What kind of paint did you use on them? Thanks.

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Buick35:

 The paint on the rebuilt shocks is what was on them when I bought them at the Hershey flea market back in 1988. The shock links were NOS out of the box. I did touch them up with a "Duplicolor" semi gloss black. I could not find the correct bushing cap washers. I did not have time to order a set so I cleaned /primed and painted them silver. Originals were Cad plated.

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