Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

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Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

Postby Freelander » Thu 31.07.2008, 10:38

I will need a set of ignition leads to compliment the MSD coils.
Anyone else for a group buy - Magnecor or Kingsborne suggested?
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Postby theelanman » Thu 31.07.2008, 11:22

funny that....

I spoke to Magnecor the other day about replacing mine....
they quoted me the following for me only

8mm (ref 40152) are £50.27 +vat
8.5mm (ref 45152 are £61.58 +vat

whats the group buy discount gonna be?.....whats the qty?....how soon is it gonna be??

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Postby Freelander » Thu 31.07.2008, 15:20

Similarly, I emailed Kingsborne (before reading of Nitromans previous Group Buy) and was quoted

7mm -Black only - $21
8mm - Black, Red or Blue - $26
Delivery per 10 sets - $91
plus Duty plus VAT
Anticipated final cost per set = circa $46 < £25
http://www.kingsborne.com

Other colours, braiding, numbering, wire dividers available at additional cost. Delivery should be 7-10 days from placing order
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Postby theelanman » Thu 31.07.2008, 19:03

Ive asked magnecor if they can do a better price.....

they may ring me back or there again they may not :lol:
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Kingsborne recommended

Postby tigerdog » Fri 01.08.2008, 16:49

I can't speak to Magnacores but I'd use Kingsborne again. Kingsborne is located here in San Diego. When I first got Smaug, a faulty Accel coil caused one of his Kingsborne wires to burn through. I called the company, then took the faulty wires over (they're about 20 minutes from here.) They custom-made a new set while I waited, even including packaging and silicone dielectric grease! I would consider an even larger diameter wire if using MSDs and high boost. Be prepared to scrap the stock wire separators, though. Kingsborne say pinching the insulation to fit stock brackets will cause trouble.

Befitting our Lotus, the company is run by an expatriated British family. The quintessential English cottage industry, transplanted to sunny San Diego. One more reason (however silly) to use Kingsborne.
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Re: Kingsborne recommended

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 01.08.2008, 17:11

tigerdog wrote:Kingsborne is located here in San Diego.


Shipping could be cheap if we can wait until September. :lol:
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Postby theelanman » Fri 01.08.2008, 17:36

I could do with them before september...... :roll:
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Re: Kingsborne recommended

Postby tigerdog » Fri 01.08.2008, 18:22

GeoffSmith wrote:Shipping could be cheap if we can wait until September. :lol:
Before we assume "cheap", we should ask "compared to what?" I'm flying on American Airlines. They now charge handsomely for checked luggage. I'm contemplating wearing five days of clothing in layers so I don't need a suitcase. :wink:
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Postby theelanman » Fri 01.08.2008, 18:34

that should help for the track laps...... :-D
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Re: Kingsborne recommended

Postby dapinky » Fri 01.08.2008, 18:44

GeoffSmith wrote:Shipping could be cheap if we can wait until September. :lol:


Luckily i got in before this group buy surfaced - My courier service is sorted :wink:

I'm expecting a personal delivery direct to 'ethel by a man who aint got an elan :lol:
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Postby tigerdog » Fri 01.08.2008, 20:25

theelanman wrote:that should help for the track laps...... :-D

Seriously, I'll be bringing a carryon but I travel light. I should have room to squeeze in a few sets of wires (3-5) for folks coming to Hethel. Once the purchase is made, I can swing by Kingsborne and pick them up. Let me know if this works for the group.

Does anyone else see irony in a yank bringing Lotus parts to Hethel?
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Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 01.08.2008, 21:00

tigerdog wrote:Does anyone else see irony in a yank bringing Lotus parts to Hethel?

No, just a bargain! :-D

Seriously, thanks very much for the offer Doug. :bowdown:
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Postby tigerdog » Sat 02.08.2008, 03:36

GeoffSmith wrote:thanks very much for the offer Doug. :bowdown:
My pleasure - just a small thing I can do in return for all the help with tickets,etc. for Hethel. All I ask is that we have everything wrapped up the 1st week of Sept., latest. That will give me time to get over to Kingsborne and pick up the parts.
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Postby Monty » Sat 02.08.2008, 12:02

Doug,

I wouldn`t mind a spare set of wires if thats ok with you, I can pay you in september when you come over or with Paypal :wink:

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Postby tweetdriver63 » Sat 02.08.2008, 17:18

Just curious, I hadn't seen this thread, but I just bought a set from RobietheRobot. I got the red firebraid ones. $59 shipped U.S. Did I get good ones? It seems to be a decent price.
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Postby tigerdog » Sat 02.08.2008, 17:25

not familiar with Firebraid. Most folks around here use Magnecore or Kingsborne. Let us know how they work out.
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Postby tweetdriver63 » Sat 02.08.2008, 17:31

tigerdog wrote:not familiar with Firebraid. Most folks around here use Magnecore or Kingsborne. Let us know how they work out.


Here's a link.

The normal wires are 8mm, and the firebraid ones have some kind of additional protective coating.
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Postby Gee0 » Sat 02.08.2008, 18:42

HI

Can I have a set I am using a mixture at the moment

I can pay you in september when you come over or with Paypal

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2. Gee0 ...8 mm in BLACK plz


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Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 02.08.2008, 19:12

tweetdriver63 wrote:The normal wires are 8mm, and the firebraid ones have some kind of additional protective coating.

I think you can damage them if you put them in the standard clips Chris - I'm not sure if alternatives are available though.

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Postby dapinky » Sat 02.08.2008, 20:10

GeoffSmith wrote:If you want paying up front Doug, I don't mind coordinating it this end and getting it across without the multitude of PayPal charges.


Geoff - i ordered mine direct from Kingsborne (on the website) and just had them shipped to the "Transatlantic Courier Service" (or at least, they will be shipped when they get round to doing them - i went for the 8mm in red at $26.
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