Thanks! I was going to take it outside and get some proper pictures, but then it started pissing down.
On a side note, I was at a friend's house last night who also happens to have a massive, warm looking garage. He said I'm welcome to work on the car there whenever I like, so I'm hoping to shift it over there one evening next week.
Last night I swapped the fuel pump over, and redid all the rubber fuel lines at the rear. Another job ticked off. Started the car up, nothing came flowing out the rear end (well actually one joint did require a tiny bit of tightening, but there's always one).
So the rant?
Well, on March 13th I ordered front and rear fiberglass bumpers and fitting brackets, a seat upholstery kit and a MOMO Prototipo and hub from a US store that specialises in Z parts. I got an email telling me that the MOMO wheel and front fiberglass bumper were out of stock, but would be ready to ship in 2-3 weeks (after I chased this up on March 20th).
On April 12th, I asked for an update to find out what was still outstanding. They reply telling me that the rear bumper mounting brackets aren't in stock. Well hang on a sec, they didn't mention that when I initially ordered everything, so they must've not actually put anything aside for the order. But then, it's only one part, so I figured I'd wait a little longer.
Emailed them today for an update, and called them out for selling stuff I'd ordered to other customers. Pointed out that it had now been double their initial shipping time. Asked that they just ship everything they have right now, and the final bracket when it arrives. I guess we'll see what happens.
Lesson learned, money will be going elsewhere next time.
For context - over the last six weeks, I've ordered parts from Japan, Thailand and a load of other companies in the US. Everything else arrived on time, mostly early. I understand if you don't have something in stock it can't just magic it's way into your warehouse. But when a new customer is spending $1200+, you'd think you would offer some level of service to try and retain their custom.
"so I grabbed a helicoil set and used that to step down from the M10x1.5 thread on the Joyfast knob." For those who don't have access to a helicoil set - wrap the shaft thread in some clingfilm. Spread JB Weld liberally inside the gear-knob and place the knob onto the shaft. Allow to cure - you now have a knob which can be unthreaded but is a pucker fit -QED- works fr me! Cheers, Pewe.
Urgh. I took the bumpers into a body shop near work I've used before for the Jeep.
The fiberglass bumpers have loads of small cracks in, and need a fair amount of work to put right. Not the end of the world, but a pain after waiting 7 weeks for them to arrive, and some cost I could've done without.
That's really poor form. Big delay, and then the product isn't even worth it. I don't get how companies like that surrive, you'd think they would get slaughtered online like what happened to that MX-5 specialist recently.
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
wannabe: I've got some of those with the grooves cut into them, so they look like a giant black paracetamol tablet, lol - unfortunately I can't get the trolley jack underneath the car without them, nevermind with them...
Feb 7, 2021 23:03:10 GMT
Zed.: wooden planks as 'ramps' are your friend wannabe
Feb 8, 2021 14:43:52 GMT
howardb66: A friend of mine is looking for a MK2.5 if anyone knows of one for sale.
Feb 16, 2021 15:46:56 GMT