few cars and lack of spares

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few cars and lack of spares

Post by ian65 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:11 pm

No wonder so few of these get restored.... there are hardly any second hand parts on the market unless you want to be bent over by Jimmys and prices of new parts are very high..... a much more expensive proposition to restore or work on than the FBs are.

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Re: few cars and lack of spares

Post by DKWW2000 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:48 pm

I have managed to get a few from USA, the are usually to drop the price because of the import duty, is there something in particular or just generally?
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
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Re: few cars and lack of spares

Post by ian65 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:12 pm

DKWW2000 wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:48 pm
I have managed to get a few from USA, the are usually to drop the price because of the import duty, is there something in particular or just generally?
both really... the bottoms of the front wings are holed and it's easier just to bolt on a couple of decent 2nd hand wings..... if only such things for sale existed!
Parts from RockAuto are comparable on price to the FB stuff but they mainly sell consumable parts, not body panels or trim.
The brake discs on this car are all just about borderline but new discs are eye wateringly expensive compared to FB discs or even discs for my GTI...... I'll have to find somewhere that can skim them I think.... even that seems to be a dying art unless you want them skimmed on the car :(
The old fashioned garages and engineering shops are fading away. :(

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Re: few cars and lack of spares

Post by DKWW2000 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:46 pm

Sadly, garages have lost the ability to diagnose faults unless done via the OBD, in effect they have become fitters, I bet there are thousands of cars that are scrapped through some minor fault that cannot be found via "Plug In" that is a easy fix yet would cost hundreds off £s of man hours & parts being replaced until the fault disappears.
I have just bought a set of warning lights/clock from the USA (not 13Betc) & they reduced it by 33% when asked :o
I will keep my eyes peeled when searching :shock:
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
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Re: few cars and lack of spares

Post by ian65 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:57 pm

ok thanks th:

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Re: few cars and lack of spares

Post by myatt1972 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:05 pm

There's a little engineering place in Hixon called Gayray engineering, his name's not Ray and he's not gay 😂
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Re: few cars and lack of spares

Post by ian65 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:22 pm

myatt1972 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:05 pm
There's a little engineering place in Hixon called Gayray engineering, his name's not Ray and he's not gay 😂
I thought about him Keith, you got me some done there before.....did a great job but it took him forever :D and I need this car fixing up asap. I do have a spare set from the TII I stripped about 3 years back... I might drop them around to him... he can take as long as he likes with them!

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Re: few cars and lack of spares

Post by myatt1972 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:56 pm

ian65 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:22 pm
myatt1972 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:05 pm
There's a little engineering place in Hixon called Gayray engineering, his name's not Ray and he's not gay 😂
I thought about him Keith, you got me some done there before.....did a great job but it took him forever :D and I need this car fixing up asap. I do have a spare set from the TII I stripped about 3 years back... I might drop them around to him... he can take as long as he likes with them!
Did he even charge us for the last ones though ? Im sure if you said you needed them quick he'd rattle em off.
My lathe is set up at home but believe it or not discs can be awkward to get right, I don't fancy practicing on yours :lol:
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Re: few cars and lack of spares

Post by ian65 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:00 pm

no, I don't think he did charge us :? ... I might call in an ask him... what was his real name again? I wouldn't fancy skimming discs either... presumably discs on the same axle need to be spot on identical?

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Re: few cars and lack of spares

Post by myatt1972 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:05 pm

His name is James, he's a bit strange but a good guy 01889 270054
If you go onto the airfield industrial estate its the first turning on the right and he's in the first unit on the right.
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