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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:51 am 
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If they're out of the car i would have them pressure tested. Problem is finding someone with a test fixture or you could have one fabricated, it's a fairly simple design from memory.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:08 pm 
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111Robin wrote:
If they're out of the car i would have them pressure tested. Problem is finding someone with a test fixture or you could have one fabricated, it's a fairly simple design from memory.


Ian and Dawn Kennedy have a test rig as part of their business

hyrolastic@ado16.info

or +44 (0)7506 563 081

Dawn is also secretary of ado16.info Limited

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:30 am 
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I can have these made in China, if the specs-sheet & material compostion was looked into & sorted well-enough, , , we make piles & piles of mini parts in China already (you`re all buying them currently) & my man "on-the-ground" there, knows his stuff & is very well treated.

however i have spoken in-depth with all people concerned & our "main" worry is the rubber just isn`t what it used to be,,, so testing a small batch of samples for a few years would need to take place, this (in-itself) creats a pretty huge cost. let-alone the minimum 1000-item order (which i have absolutely no problem with as it`s quite normal) As long as the sample batch work fine.

however, we are now at the point where some R&D is taking place with regards to making a hydro bag (Looking like a hydro bag) but has a simple rubber donut & shock-absorber inside..,. hook it up & who`s to know it`s not the factory hydro-bag right?

It`s just what we are looking into before we do anything about actual hydro-bag-reproduction.
let me know what you guys think about this please because i am happy to have them made, just don`t trust the rubber these days,,, but a simple donut encased with no fluid "except" inside the sealed shock-absorber within,,, well it cant leak then can it? :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:59 am 
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MadMatt,
if i understood correctly, what you suggest is a sort of an alternative coilover unit, using rubber instead of a steel spring. Honestly, i cannot see the point in investing in something like this. A such equipped car is not going to be even remotely related to a hydrolastic sprung one, and if anyone wishes a similar solution, it would be much easier to effect some sort of coil over conversion. Granted, it will obviously look different, but if it doesn't ride like a hydrolastic car, i would doubt that anyone would care if it looks original or not.
In my opinion all the efforts should go towards reproducing the original units, allowing for some improvements where possible.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:29 pm 
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How would a Displacer with a solid type cone work? It would keep the original look but without the complication of actually producing a displacer? I'm sure the manufacturer of the new cones could do something along those lines?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:52 pm 
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Go for it MadMatt!

There are many arguements why it's not needed today - and even in the future some really would resist fitting such units

....but what if we reach a point, assuming petrol is still available, where such units as Matt suggests are the only viable financial way forwards? We ought to investigate as many potential ways forwards as we can when we can - and even today, there are some that would ditch hydrolastic and install dry suspension in an ADO16.

For me personally hydrolastc is the essence of the ADO16 - but others think differently and I'd rather see an ADO16 on the road with dry suspension than not see it!

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