Yesterday, I was going to fit the shock absorbers to the front of my 66 S
type. I read the manual an noticed that it made a big issue of making sure
that the distance piece was in position at the top of the shock absorber.
Since my car was in bits when I got it, I didn’t take a distance piece out,
so I assume it looks like a small ring, however, as far as I can tell, with
the two rubbers and four metal cups in position, (in particular, the two
shaped inner cups) there is no room for a distance piece. The two inner cups
seem to just about exactly fit the hole in the top of the sprint housing.
The distance pieces are definitely not there at the moment. Can anyone
advise as to what’s going on?