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#1 jacksonchai

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 02:40 AM

hey guys I heard they are moving the shop, but I can't find any update about it on their facebook.

Does anyone know where is Lindsay's shop new address?



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Posted 27 June 2016 - 08:00 AM

As far as I know they are not moving - they are closing down.
The land the factory is on has been sold...
 


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 10:56 AM

Yes I believe he's retiring and closing down the business..



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Posted 27 June 2016 - 12:07 PM

Does anyone know whats happening with all the parts? I popped by around August last year and he still had heaps of parts, engines and z shells.

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 12:15 PM

I called  him a week ago chasing a part , and he told me he was moving only, certainly not closing down.



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Posted 27 June 2016 - 12:21 PM

Last time I called him he told me to bugger off


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 12:37 PM

Yeah he's abit of a character. Also thought you guys should know his "numbers matching cars" aren't matching numbers cars at all. (I'm assuming you guys already know this as well)

He told me he purchases new ID plates and stamps them to make them numbers matching. Because he goes through so many z's, he mixes and matches VINs and engine numbers and says that they're numbers matching.

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 12:41 PM

He told me about a month ago that he is relocating and the parts are all in storage at the time.

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 01:47 PM

Moving back to Coburg?
Hang on, thats shut down too!

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 01:56 PM

Yeah he's abit of a character. Also thought you guys should know his "numbers matching cars" aren't matching numbers cars at all. (I'm assuming you guys already know this as well)

He told me he purchases new ID plates and stamps them to make them numbers matching. Because he goes through so many z's, he mixes and matches VINs and engine numbers and says that they're numbers matching.

 

That's quite a claim, are you sure? If that's the case it should be pretty easy to spot the 'fakes' since we can often compare engine no.s with US cars built around the same time frame and see if the number range matches.

 

If that were the case wouldn't he list all his cars as no's matching?

http://www.gumtree.c...peed/1114530179

 

It seems he's pretty clear that it has an L26.

 

He also could have sold HS30 00150 as a numbers matching car (a family friend owned it and he sold it on their behalf a few years ago before I got it), but did not.

 

Although personally I think the whole numbers matching thing is a bit overblown... but to each their own.



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Posted 27 June 2016 - 02:37 PM

Remember what I said in the Early Girl thread, about re-birthing?

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 04:46 PM

Yep, he even told me in person. I've only met him once and he told me, so if you talk to him long enough gav you can probably get it out of him. He doesnt do it to all of them.

He can't do it to all of them because he can only use crashed/wrecked z numbers. He can't get caught registering an engine number that is "matching" to VIN ABCD when there's a record of it being matching VIN EFGH

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 04:48 PM

I also don't care about matching numbers cars, however they do fetch a premium over an engine swapped z if you're going for as close to original as possible.

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 05:00 PM

Not detracting from the car but what constitutes original?

This original 240z has 260z engine

Has been repainted

Etc etc

 

 

Nick



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Posted 27 June 2016 - 06:26 PM

When I spoke to him about 6 months ago he said that he has to run his other business over seas and is planning to re-open in three or four years.



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Posted 27 June 2016 - 07:15 PM

He is now in Burwood just ring the old number and ask for there new address

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 10:45 PM

He said he can get me a manual gearbox after he finish moving the shop. I've wait for 3months and email him regularly, but haven't get any reply from him yet.

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 11:19 PM

He said he can get me a manual gearbox after he finish moving the shop. I've wait for 3months and email him regularly, but haven't get any reply from him yet.

What manual box you want?
I have a number of SR20 rear ends, suit rebuild into the Kameari CR set,
A 240K fourspeed rear end,
Both the above require a bell housing for L,
And a complete ready to bolt in 280ZX five speed

Easy enough to stick it in a crate and freight down.
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Posted 28 June 2016 - 01:40 PM

What manual box you want?
I have a number of SR20 rear ends, suit rebuild into the Kameari CR set,
A 240K fourspeed rear end,
Both the above require a bell housing for L,
And a complete ready to bolt in 280ZX five speed

Easy enough to stick it in a crate and freight down.


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