"Cop Shocks"

March 9, 2015

"It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas."
by Elwood Blues
(The Blues Brothers. 1980)

The other day I received a NOS shock that was specified on the CHP cars, this shock is a little bit bigger than the standard shocks. Not sure how its performance compared to the standard shocks of the day but I doubt it would be as good as today’s shocks. With it in the pictures is a new current Gabriel shock that in size is probably the same as the standard shock of the day.

While we’re playing homage to the Bluesbrother’s we might as well talk about the Cop Tires. Up to 1969 the CHP cars had 8.55-15 Bluestreak Police Special Polyglas, in 1970 this tire unchanged was labeled H-78. These were a six-ply tire. Goodyear was nice enough to dig up a picture of the tire from their archives.

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