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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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Thanks for the replies. I checked the holding tank and it’s clean. My primary concern is procuring the drivers side height actuator as the back of the car is sagging. The PO apparently blocked off all of the height related hydraulics with bleeders.
As an aside, this car needed a starter. I replaced it with a British starters gear reduction unit. That unit only had two terminals and no instructions. My first issue was the battery positive as this starter is way shorter than the original. Secondly, the extra terminal left over causes an issue as well. If you hook that one up to power, it will cause the HVAC system to stay activated while the vehicle is off. That terminal is outlined in the manual and although I made note of it, it will drive someone nuts if they don’t realize they hooked it up to positive. The clutch will stay active and the fans will stay energized after about 10-15 seconds (outlined in the repair manual as well)
Anyway, I’m looking for the height control for this car, if anyone can point me to a place it can be purchased, please let me know.

Thanks! Richy
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