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Hi Rich here,

I have a left hand drive 77 Rolls Silver Shadow ii. This car has low mileage (currently under 36k, I’m the third owner. But someone was a hacker along the way and disabled the rear height control.
They removed the drivers side height control mechanism and it’s no longer there. I suspect it needed a rebuild, but they opted to
Remove it instead. I would like to restore this to working and operational condition so if anyone stateside happens to have one for sale, I would like a complete unit.
I spent 4 days rebuilding frozen calipers on this car. Each and every piston was stuck in its bore and every metal line to the calipers were rotted. It now stops great and I moving onto other stuff that’s wrong with this car. She runs good and now drives great, I just have to fix what others broke on this car.
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Here she is in as found condition.
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Agree with what Rob says above, lack of a height control valve should have no bearing on the rear ride height with only a driver and one passenger in the car and no luggage in the trunk. Your rear springs are sagged or broken. The "go to" place in North America for rear springs for a Shadow is Coil Spring Specialties in Kansas, they have the proper specs and they have made and supplied hundreds to shops and owners. There are also shims used under the springs to fine tune the ride height, this is all explained in the workshop manual in the rear suspension section.
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