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Author Topic: Nominations for improved cooling head gaskets - fourth round  (Read 454 times)
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« on: December 04, 2022, 09:27:31 AM »
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Ladies and gents,

It's gotten round to that time again. I did a batch of the gaskets a while back, and kept about a dozen for my own stash. Over time I've helped people out who didn't order (I'm a sucker for a grey motor rebuild story), and now have no gaskets left in my own stash (other than the 3 I still owe Dave).

It seems that there is still some demand from people wanting the cylinder head gaskets, so I will do another round (I've had more than 300 made so far). Same deal as the last three times, and pricing will be similar (the numbers below were from last time, and may change slightly):

a) Gasket: $43 per gasket (or whatever AA Gaskets quotes me).
b) Packaging (7mm ply, wrapped in tape, instructions stashed inside): $3 regardless of the number of gaskets ordered.
c) Postage: $25 regardless of the number of gaskets ordered (yes, your postage might be slightly less... you still pay $25. Trying to manage many, many individual postage costs is beyond my attention span).

So if you want one gasket, you owe me $71.
If you want two gaskets, you owe me $114.
If you want three gaskets, you owe me $157
If you want four gaskets, you owe me $200
If you want five gaskets, you owe me $243
If you want six gaskets, you owe me $286

Rough timing for the process:
a) I'll collect expressions of interest from these forum posts. I need at least 50 nominations to make a gasket run. Not sure how long it will take to get 50 nominations - please be patient. I don't make a red cent out of these gaskets, and I have more than enough grey motored projects that are lagging behind. My mental picture is that it might be May or so of next year before you get your gasket
b) Once we have 50 nominations, for those who express an interest, you get a month to pony up the funds to me. There is always one or two people who don't bother paying, which I guess is human nature.
c) I'll place the order, and AA Gaskets will let us know the timing. Stupid me normally pays AA Gaskets as soon as we have the 50 people (to make the process faster), so anyone who doesn't pay is at my risk.
d) When the gaskets arrive, I'll parcel them up in plywood (like last time) and send them to you. Note that it is cheaper if you combine postage with a few mates, or as a Club.

Cheers,
Harv (deputy apprentice gasket scraper).
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2022, 11:33:18 AM »
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Hi Harv, put me down for two.

Thanks
Doug
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2022, 03:43:53 PM »
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Hi Harv,
Can you put the VIC FE FC Club down for 10.
If you get close but can't get over the line to 50 we might be able order some more....

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2022, 02:51:30 PM »
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Hi Harv,
Please increase the VIC FE FC Club's order to 15.
Thanks
TrevorB
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2022, 10:02:37 AM »
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Hi Harv... ill  take 2 please. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2022, 03:44:26 PM »
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Hi Mate Can you put me down for 3 please
Thanks Aussie
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2022, 11:25:47 AM »
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Hi Harv,
Your pricing is pretty darn good at $46 + Postage even if purchasing only 1 that means $71 posted.

Repco is selling a Permaseal AD880 standard head gasket for $115 (+postage) see https://www.repco.com.au/en/parts-service/car-engine-parts/gaskets/permaseal-cylinder-head-gasket-ad880/p/A9686897?kwSearch=ad880

Thanks for your efforts looking after us Grey motor owners  Smiley

Cheers,
TrevorB
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2022, 07:54:01 AM »
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The ownership of Repco has changed , it is no longer the great Aussie company it was ..I got my gasket set from the engine reconditioner I use , put the cylinder head gasket aside and used Harvs ..best way for me ..Vern ..
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2022, 03:11:41 PM »
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One week in, 29 orders so far. Will likely need 50 to make a production run.

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2022, 12:22:43 PM »
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Hi Harv,
Please increase the order for the VIC FE FC Club to 20 after our meeting last night  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2023, 02:13:21 PM »
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Post Christmas update. We are now over the 50 mark, so should be able to place an order with AA Gaskets.

To finalise this up, I am going to set a deadline: need any more orders in place prior to the end of January please. I will then use that number to make the order.

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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2023, 03:50:19 PM »
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Hi Harv, do you need any payment upfront? If so please provide payment details.

Regards
Doug
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