Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Jeemy » Wed 15.07.2015, 14:28

HelloHelloHelloHelloHello,

Apologies all, John C (BritCarNut) called me and let me know there are some worries.

I'll post this everywhere relevant. On 1 May 2015 I was told by our hubs suppliers they were just waiting to hear from the factory on arrival date for the hubs. I took that as read, and yes, you are right, during May through July I am 16-hour days for the Edinburgh Festival. After client work is finished, I'd chase things like this, but client work is never, ever finished.

I've just called them and am awaiting a call back. I'd love to be spending time on the forum but during Festival time its not always possible; ditto I'd love to be driving my Lotus but during Festival time, I hardly can pick up a spanner before the phone rings again.

If anybody wants to call me you can use 0800 066 2085 and my extension is 7, thats the best way to get in contact. Being out in the sticks, reception changes if you cross your legs, so I have to carry 4 phones for wherever reception works; that number diverts to my current phone.

I will be back in touch as soon as the suppliers contact me. I don't really have an excuse, I had to move 2 of my businesses which has taken months and is still ongoing, everything got lumped into the warehouse and I am doing 2-3 round trips a day taking things to the new sites, so its been difficult, and internet seems impossible for BT to install anywhere, The honest answer is, I should have pushed the suppliers and I haven't.

Hope you are all well. I am fine, just busy. I'll update my signature with my new contact details but be aware, I am still awaiting BT to install broadband, some installs have taken over a year and are still not complete, so the numbers may change. You'll always get me on the 0800 number, that diverts to wherever I am.
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Jeemy » Wed 15.07.2015, 15:26

Just got off the phone with the engineers.

Usual stuff. They were sent the larger inner race bearings but they were Chinese manufactured; they were sent these from a regular supplier who was confident they could use them for multiple applications including ours. After testing, they rejected them. Locating and resupplying properly built items was the problem. This as you all know takes time and really we are no further forward since May.

Please understand any promises I make are and always have been on behalf of somebody else. If I had a 3 million dollar hub manufacturing facility I might work late making hubs, but as it is I just have to wait for hubs to be made on my, and your behalf.

I've been promised a date which I am not going to state for fear of it moving, but I am going to say that I think its likely I will have a pallet of wheel hubs with me on Monday August 3rd at the latest.

I will have boxes pre-labelled and consignments pre-made so these can go out just as soon as humanly possible after that date; literally if they come to me the 3rd, they can be uplifted the 4th, and with members the 5th.

Please be clear that nothing has gone faster or slower because of this situation. I cannot speed up manufacturers of this kind of item by pressuring them; I'll either get told to eff off or have my place in the queue confirmed. I'd prefer the latter but the former is always a risk. If I'd chased them more, it wouldn't have made much of a difference, and its possible they will help me out a bit now because they know I am not a moaner. Who can say....

All I know is that they've gone as fast as they can given that as usual, we are a small custom order, and a tiny customer even as a Group Buy, so I am sorry about any delay but am just doing my best to get expensive things made "on the cheap" without compromising on quality.

Its very hard because if we do these a third time all I'll be able to say is "they may take 3 months or 33 months, haha" and that sounds ridiculous, but thats literally the position we are in, if XXX massive Japanese firm order 20,000 hubs, we go back in the queue, we are not big enough to make waves.....

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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Jon » Wed 15.07.2015, 15:33

Again - thanks for the update, appreciate you making the effort when you are severely run off your feet!
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Jeemy » Wed 15.07.2015, 15:43

Cheers Jon. Its predictably likely that nobody will hear from me again for 1-2 weeks; don't worry if thats the case, I just can't afford time on here right now... Simply having the LEC window open this afternoon has cost me addictive browsing time I can ill afford, I've been staving off my addiction for a long time but have loads to show you guys on my car's progress when I get the time to post pics, it got very near to completion earlier this year but of course is now stagnant again.

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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 15.07.2015, 16:05

GeoffSmith wrote:Jeemy, any chance you could send me a copy of the engineering drawings so I can check out the incompatibility of my pre-production hubs with the PNM rear calipers?


Jamie could you please try and find time for this?
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Tuga2112 » Wed 15.07.2015, 20:42

Jeemy,

If i understand correctly, these hubs have not been produced yet?

if that is the case, what are the chanses of increasing the order size as it appears there are more people interested in the hubs than the slots in the list ?

Last time I spoke with you i was waiting payday to commit and put the deposit in, i am no longer in that position so if there is a possibility to increase the order it may benefict both the members interested and the manufacturer ?
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Jeemy » Fri 07.08.2015, 15:32

Hi,

Hubs are on their way to me now. They were produced months back, they were just waiting for bearings. The bearings have to be sealed in so its not like they could be supplied later.

Sorry, but I can't supply any more but I can start a new list for another run of 10.

I will see if I can get the engineering drawings but because the previous organiser didn't pay the engineers, they have taken the project in-house and may not wish to release these.

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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 07.08.2015, 16:16

As you're obviously very busy at the minute, I don't mind talking to them directly to see if we can resolve the error from OEM which makes them incompatible with the brilliant PNM rear brakes. Just e-mail me the contact details.
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Jon » Fri 07.08.2015, 16:49

Certainly interested in your findings on this Geoff - I was just considering getting a set of PNM rear-brakes to go with the new hubs....
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Jeemy » Fri 07.08.2015, 17:09

I asked the question, we will see where we get to.
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Jeemy » Tue 25.08.2015, 16:18

Hubs are here, I wanted to pack them over the weekend but now it appears to be Tuesday. Should be despatching in the next day or so.
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Jeemy » Tue 25.08.2015, 16:21

Geoff, I'll be in touch shortly on alterations to these.
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 25.08.2015, 16:24

No problem for a couple of weeks as we're in the US.
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Jeemy » Thu 03.09.2015, 22:51

Finally got these repacked to ship. Festival over last week, life back to normal.

Just mailing everybody to confirm delivery addresses on file are correct overnight, everything is boxed, weighed and ready to go!

Notes below aren't accurate, just for my ref, will update as we go.

1. johanvanboven - Paid in Full PayPal
2. LotusEnthusiast - Paid in Full PayPal
3. B_land - Deposit Rec'd Bank Transfer. Request for delivery details and final payment sent via PM.
4. Jon - Paid in Full Bank Transfer. Invoice sent via email to confirm delivery details.
5. Algirdas - Part Payment Rec'd PayPal. Balance & shipping options calculated.
6. Algirdas - as (7)
7. ccb056 - Deposit Rec'd PayPal. Invoice sent via email to confirm delivery details.
8. sheprob - Deposit Rec'd Bank Transfer. Invoice sent via email to confirm delivery details.
9. Nick Holland - Paid in Full via SVS site. Delivery details confirmed.
10. Rambo - collection in person
11. ab2cv - Rambo could you collect my set at the same time as yours? (and I'll get them off you at some point)
12. DeanG - pending phone call to work out whats gone on.
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Jon » Fri 04.09.2015, 07:08

Thanks Jeemy - have PM'd you my address.
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Jeemy » Fri 04.09.2015, 22:54

Cheers Jon. Thats actually got yours consigned, they'll be lifted Monday. If anybody else could do me the favour of sending me their current addresses to save me verifying them, it will speed things back up; I have 20,667 emails unread and over 300 PMs here alone, miserably working through it all to catch up on stuff everybody would expect me to have known by now.....
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby B_land » Sat 05.09.2015, 10:58

Hi Jeemy
I've resent today a pm that confirms address and final payment.

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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby ccb056 » Sat 05.09.2015, 17:28

B_land wrote:Hi Jeemy
I've resent today a pm that confirms address and final payment.

Thanks

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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby Jon » Wed 09.09.2015, 11:21

Hi Jeemy,

My hubs have just arrived - thanks for all your work organising these!!

Just to confirm, is this the list of compatible discs? forum.lotuselancentral.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=22884&p=289658&hilit=Hubs#p289658
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Re: Custom Rear Hubs - Run 2

Postby johanvanboven » Thu 10.09.2015, 20:43

Hi Jeemy,

The PM did't work, so I did send you a mail with the shipping adress.

Many thanks,

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