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Author Topic: Nominations for improved cooling head gaskets - fourth round  (Read 8603 times)
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« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2023, 09:04:49 AM »
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We are making steady progress on the improved cooling gaskets. The test pieces arrived last night, and they look good. I have asked for a final pricing for a batch of 100, and provided it is reasonable I will give the go-ahead for the manufacturing to start. My risk on the cost.

Once I know the final pricing (including postage to you) and timing, then I will update this thread and ask for final nominations. Some people will still want them, some will pull out, and some newcomers will ask for them. All good.

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« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2023, 12:37:18 PM »
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Thanks again Harv for your efforts
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« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2023, 05:08:22 PM »
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Thank you for your efforts. I expect I will jump on board if there are leftovers from thos who have already put their hands up.

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« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2023, 02:39:12 PM »
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Ladies and Gents,

An update, and offer, for the improved cooling gaskets.

•   The background and technical testing for the gaskets is here: The black art of cooling grey motors. Subsequent road testing of the gaskets has shown that they work as per the testing.
•   I have made three batches of these gaskets previously via AA Gaskets. As they no longer manufacture, I am changing manufacturing to Gasket Solutions.
•   If you order one of these gaskets, there is no warranty at all – non from Gasket Solutions, and none from me. You take your own risk that the gasket does not fail and/or lead to other damage.
•   Your gasket(s) come packed between two pieces of 7mm ply, and wrapped fully in packing tape. I include a copy of the NASCO instruction sheet and a warning sheet (so you don’t put them in upside down Miss Jane).
•   The cost breakdown of the gaskets is as below:
Supply of a gasket to me: $137.50
Plywood packaging to send it to you: $5.50
Postage to you: $25.00 (I know postage will vary but I don’t have the patience to bill everyone individually based on location).
Harv profit: Nil
Cost of a gasket to you: $168.00
•   I’m happy to combine postage if you want more than one gasket, or band together as a club. I’m also happy for you to pick them up from me in Western Sydney without postage. So:
If you want to pick gaskets up from me, they will cost you $137.50 each, regardless of how many you want.
If you want me to mail you one gasket, it will cost you $168.00.
If you want me to mail you two  gaskets, it will cost you $305.50
If you want me to mail you  three gaskets, it will cost you $443
If you want me to mail you  four gaskets, it will cost you $580.5
If you want me to mail you  five gaskets, it will cost you $718
If you want me to mail you  six gaskets, it will cost you $855.50
•   I have placed an order for 100 gaskets (my risk on the cost). First in, first served. Gauging interest there should be some leftovers for the stragglers but no promises.
•   Like last time, I’ll run out of gaskets by helping the stragglers, and then will have no gaskets for a while. I’ll wait until there is enough noise, and then get another batch done. I do this to help people out, and have plenty of other stuff of my own I should be doing… it could take me a year to get another batch done.
•   Lead time on the gaskets is 6-8 weeks from when the order was placed. This should see me getting the gaskets on Christmas Day. Best case I get these in the mail to you in the week of the 8th of January.

So now looking for final confirmation of orders. If you want one (or more) please post again. Please also send me a PM with your username and real name and address for postage. No need to pay yet.

I will assume that no-one who put their hand up previously wants one, as they did not know the pricing/timing (i.e. if you wanted one before, please ask again). If you wanted one before and no longer do, then all OK… no harm, no foul.

I’ll hold open the orders until the end of November, then will ask for payment from December 1st. That gives me a few weeks to get organised before everyone takes a Christmas break.

Cheers,
Harv (deputy apprentice gasket scraper).
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« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2023, 03:00:14 PM »
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Hi Harv, as I indicated previously put me down for two and thanks for your efforts. Doug
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« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2023, 08:09:15 AM »
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Hi Harv

Can you please add me to the list for two?

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« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2023, 11:13:43 AM »
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Thanks Harv,
I will check with the VIC FE FC Club members and get back to you soon.
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« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2023, 09:16:16 AM »
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Bump.

Reminder please that I need your orders before the end of November. So far I have:
DougT from the FEFC forum.
Jolls from the FEFC forum (please PM me your actual name and address so I know where to send them to).
Daryl from an email who has been waiting patiently for many months.

Once we get to November 30th I will finalise the orders and ask for payment.

I recognise that this gasket is not for everyone… whilst it cools far better than a standard gasket, it is also twice the price.

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« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2023, 03:39:19 PM »
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Hi Harv,
Revised order from FE FC Holden Car Club of VIC is 16 please.

Please let me know re payment etc.

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« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2023, 08:14:28 AM »
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Noted, with thanks.

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« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2023, 09:34:50 AM »
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Bump.

If you want one (or more) gaskets please post here. Please also send me a PM with your username and real name and address for postage. No need to pay yet.

I have orders for 39 gaskets so far, from the following:
FB/EK   Parisian62
FE/FC   DougT
FE/FC   Jolls
Email   Darryl
Email   Darren
FX/FJ   SGO
FX/FJ   earleebob (need a name and address please)
FX/FJ   Andrew Donaldson
FB/EK   BS
FE/FC   Vic FE/FC club

At the end of the month (8 days time) I'll close off the orders, and ask for payment.

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« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2023, 09:29:27 AM »
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Last call for orders please. I’ll close things off at midnight Thursday night, then will ask for payment please. Stragglers may be subject to a late fee (the kind that comes in brown bottles).

I have orders for 51 gaskets total from:
FB/EK   Parisian62
FE/FC   DougT
FE/FC   Jolls
Email   Darryl
Email   Darren
FX/FJ   SGO
FX/FJ   earleebob
FX/FJ   Andrew Donaldson
FB/EK   BS
FE/FC   Trevor_B
FE/FC   Floyd58
Phone   Engine rebuilder

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« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2023, 07:30:04 AM »
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Orders are finalised, and each of you should have received a PM requesting payment. Please PM me if there are any problems.

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« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2023, 09:38:25 AM »
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Thanks mate.
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« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2023, 02:13:43 PM »
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H Harv,
You should have payment from the VIC Club by now.
Thanks again
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« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2023, 07:35:55 PM »
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H Harv,
You should have payment from the VIC Club by now.
Thanks again
Trevor_B

Payment received, with thanks.

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« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2023, 10:30:54 AM »
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Short update. All those who have committed to gaskets have paid. Total of 66 gaskets. Still have 30-odd gaskets spare, though experience shows the stragglers will take those over the next 6 months.

Will chase the gasket supplier this week and see how far away the order is. The lead time was quoted as 6-8 weeks, with 6 weeks being up on December 14th.

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« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2023, 10:11:14 AM »
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Spoke to the gasket supplier today. They are on track, and due to ship to him by the end of December. All going well, I should have these out to people by the end of January depending on logistics. Might be later if I get tied up with work but will try and get the out as soon as I can.

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« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2023, 03:55:11 PM »
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Excellent news Harv, appreciate your hard work.
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« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2023, 05:22:16 AM »
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Harv

Thanks for the updates and hard work. Really appreaciate the support.

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