Way Assauto

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  1. JohnMH

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    My 1980 LP400S came originally with Way Assauto shocks. Anyone know if they can be rebuilt? 37 year old oil may be a bit worn out.

    I have complete spare set of LP5000S shocks sitting around, but IIRC they are Konis and may not fit a LP400S.

    Eurospares lists different part nos. for LP400 and LP5000S shocks, but have no parts list for the LP400S. I fear that neither will fit.

    Way Assauto's site unfortunately does not list Lamborghini applications.
     
  2. S_AGATA

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    Perhaps you could use the Way Assauto body's with Koni inserts to retain the original look.
     
  3. Peter K.

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    Hey John, The shocks can be sent to FJB Limited in Peoria,Arizona. What he will do is rebuild with Koni internals.....or at least he does with the Aristons. I can not confirm he has a design for the Way Assauto.
    I will most likely be sending mine over the winter ,perhaps.
     
  4. raymondQV

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    Way Assauto was a cheap copy of the Koni's those days, they were parts suppliers like Napa.
     
  5. Downdraft1

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    I had 6 Wat Assauto rebuilt locally in Italy very resonanle, about €100 per shock, which invluded sand blasting, repainting, yellow zinc plating, new bushings, oil, etc
     
  6. topcarbon

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    jeff is the authority in rebuilt shocks
     
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  8. joe sackey

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  9. JohnMH

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    #8 JohnMH, Aug 25, 2017
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    Thanks for all the responses, I now have some hope they can be rebuilt. Unfortunately my LP400S is on a different continent that me so the pictures help. Thanks Joe.

    I once bought a mass quantity of used Countach bits and found a spare set of 6 shocks in the crate - from comparing photos I think they are Way Assauto examples. Oddly, the ones on my LP400S are dark red.

    Did the QVs not come with Konis?
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  10. JohnMH

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    Can I ask where? I will be in Bologna next weekend and might have an empty suitcase for the trip out...
     
  11. alberto

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    Where did you send then?
     
  12. joe sackey

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    Chris Dugan of Dugan Enterprises LLC in Oceanside restored our car and handled the sublet, he can advise you.
     
  13. raymondQV

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    #12 raymondQV, Aug 25, 2017
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    No, same as LP500S, see owner's manual chapter 4.6 - the setting of the shocks and type is mentioned.
     
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  15. hashiriya

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    But QV had Way Assauto shocks too, right?
     
  16. joe sackey

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    Yes.
     

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