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#121 RB26powered74zcar

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:38 AM

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:20 PM

UPDATE

Hey All......

All my quotes have come in, but the quote on the new cable was a lot more than I was hoping (basically the supplier said that there was no discount for a large order).

So...I have done some more searching for suppliers, and found a mob that specialise in cables only. My Logic says that they 'should' be cheaper as thats their specialty. Anyway, after a quick conversation with the guy, and after he had a look at my drawing, hes quoted me a price that is much more acceptable. I am awaiting for him to send me the parts required to make up the first cable so I can verify that it will be compatible with the other kit components. Its put me back a week or two - Sorry !...End result though will hopefully be a better quality cable and a lower kit price.

Other quotes have come in at pretty much what I was expecting, so assuming that the cable is all good, then Im happy to say that I will be able to offer the kit for $475 (Aussie) Plus Postage. PLEASE NOTE : This price is subject to the cable being of acceptable quality and fitment.

If you have any questions or queries, please email me at wgilbert@iinet.net.au.




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Posted 16 February 2009 - 11:11 PM

Update.....

Got the first batch of plates laser cut....See attached picture. First 10 sets are at the machinist - the other 10 sets (in pic) are at my place.....

STILL awaiting the handbrake prototype (from new supplier) to arrive, hopefully tomorrow.

So, all being good, first 10 sets should be ready in about 2 weeks.

Thanks all for your patience...it may seem simple, but co-ordinating things whilst holding down a job aint easy !

Warren


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:27 AM

If you're interested, add your name to this list and re-post it!

1. jerryb - Hybrid Z
2. PeterAllen
3. Charlie Boy - Purchased my prototype set
4. sco_aus (tentative)
5. zedevan
6. Mark N
7. 280zForce - Hybrid Z
8. echo006 - Hybrid Z
9. Zbuff - Hybrid Z
10. PrOxLaMuS - Hybrid Z
11. Corzette - Hybrid Z
12. J. Soileau RB26zcar - Hybrid Z
13. ToxicDoc - Hybrid Z
14. banditzed - Hybrid Z
15. buZy - Hybrid Z
16 zuperair - Hybrid Z
17. Ians A Grade - QLD
18. Woza - yep...I also need a set ! lol
19. Big Max

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:55 PM

If you're interested, add your name to this list and re-post it!

1. jerryb - Hybrid Z
2. PeterAllen
3. Charlie Boy - Purchased my prototype set
4. sco_aus (tentative)
5. zedevan
6. Mark N
7. 280zForce - Hybrid Z
8. echo006 - Hybrid Z
9. Zbuff - Hybrid Z
10. PrOxLaMuS - Hybrid Z
11. Corzette - Hybrid Z
12. J. Soileau RB26zcar - Hybrid Z
13. ToxicDoc - Hybrid Z
14. banditzed - Hybrid Z
15. buZy - Hybrid Z
16. zuperair - Hybrid Z
17. Ians A Grade - QLD
18. Woza - yep...I also need a set ! lol
19. Big Max
20. jeff81 - Hybridz (tentative)
21. HB280ZT - Hybridz
22. Zzeall - Hybridz

#126 woza01

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 08:53 PM

Update,

Hey All....Its a bit hard updating 2 threads with the same info, so go here (Hybridz) for the latest.....


Warren

http://forums.hybrid...8495#post998495

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:51 AM

OK, its been a while since i gave you an updatre on this site - mostly Ive been on teh Hybridz Site.

My sample cable arrived finally (for the second time) - This time he sent me the length I asked for, and was subsequently able to trim to suit.

So, Im sending off that sample cable with everything trimmed to length to be completed (all ends properly crimped on etc), and I will place an order for a further 9 cables exactly the same. I will be doing this tomorrow. So I guess if I allow him a week to 10 days to complete the order, looks like I can start sending kits out to those who have paid (once they send the additional postage payment) on around the 1st April.

I also went around to a friends house who owns a 2+2, got underneath and compared the cable with my coupe cable, and they are exactly the same, which is further good news - It means I dont have to produce a different cable for the 2+2 models.

Ill get in touch with all those who have paid shortly - those who havent yet sent me their Full name and postal address, please do so as soon as possible to avoid any further delays.

Thanks everyone for your patience !

Warren

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:34 AM

Well, unfortunately due to money problems, I have to pull out. Thanks for your hard work and maybe in the future if you are still making these I will be able to afford it.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:14 AM

No worries mate - Sorry you are going to miss out this time, but there will be more available in teh future...so keep checking back

Thanks

Warren

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 09:08 AM

Hey All,

FIRST BATCH SOLD OUT - NO FURTHER PAYMENTS UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE......I will advise (soon) when the next Batch will start for any further interested parties.

All 10 kits from the first batch are now accounted for.

I expect the Handbrake cables to arrive from my supplier around the 1st April. All Buyers will hear from me individually regarding postage costs then.

For all those Overseas Buyers (Hybridz) who managed to send their Payments through in Aussie Dollars (3 of you !!!), THANKS...for those who sent them through in US Dollars, Thanks also, but PLEASE make sure to send through Aussie dollars when you send the Postage amounts (to be advised based on your location)....ZZeal's post above has made a good point about the conversion rates...they fluctuate daily - therefore your US$ payment is decreasing everyday in value due to the Aussie dollars value rising...I have already lost $90 in total value from those who have paid in US$ ! Pretty basic stuff here folks. Sorry to be so podantic, however profits on this exercise are already low, so every further loss hurts and also may influence the viability of the whole exercise in the future....


Thanks again

Warren

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 07:14 PM

Warren, I am keen to see how the first batch's buyers go with their install. Are you anticipating any photos and have you had any feedback on the kits you have sent already?

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 07:18 PM

Hey...

Other than Charlie Boys feedback earlier on in this post, no one else has teh kit (I sold him my prototype set)...

Yes, I will be asking buyers to send pics and feedback once installed, and I will post it on my webiste, which I will be setting up shortly.

There are pics already in My Gallery if you havent already seen them.


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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:02 PM

Ok my car is in the uk and about to go for its road test with Woza's development kit. The test (MOT) includes a test on the hand brake function. They are apparently quite fussy and put the vehicle on a rolling road and test the braking force on rear wheels. They only allow a certain amount of distance that the hand brake leaver can move up and the garage that has prepped the car think that we might have to much movement. Hopefully it will be fine but we may have to come up with a way to reduce the hand brake movement for the test here.



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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:48 PM

Hey C, good to hear from you.

I too had this issue upon my first install. After fiddling around I found that its crucial that its setup correctly....the pads in the spot calipers had to be adjusted tight against the disk before the cable is connected, and then backed off ever so slightly to allow the disk to rotate without any dragging. The lock nut is then tightened and movement of the calipers' lever to apply the brake is minimal - the 2nd time I took it out for a test i couldnt get any more than 3 or 4 clicks of movement on the handbrake lever. - It was a vast difference from my first test. So, go through the process thouroughly again and you should get a better result. I will update this in a couple of days when my new cables arrive....

Thanks for the feedback

Warren


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Posted 26 March 2009 - 03:23 AM

Thanks Warren, I have passed on the info ;D

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:44 PM

OK Z Lovers...Im ready to start taking orders for batch # 2.

I learnt a few things while processing the first batch...a few things that were costly to me, so now with the benefit of hindsight, I can be a lot clearer for those who are interested in a kit.

The following is directed at all you Aussie Zedders.....If you are in the US, please visit the thread on HYBRIDZ for info thats more relevant to you....here is the link to the applicable page...

http://forums.hybrid...705#post1008705

- Kit price is AU$500
- Payments by direct deposit - if you want to use Paypal, thats totally fine, however youll need to add in the 3.4% they charge for fees - Total of $518
- Your Payment remains in my account (PayPal or Bank) untill item has been posted (this is in case I need to refund for some reason)
- Postage to most parts of Australia using stardard Aussie Post services is around $30 including Registration and $500 insurance
- I am happy to accept any payment method to reduce or eliminate unwanted costs....im flexible.
- I need a minimum of 10 orders to make the machining and cable manufacture process viable....I am happy to start the ball rolling after I have 8 orders.
- Full Payment of the kit price ($518) confirms you as 1 of the 10 minimum.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.

Currently I have 2 confirmed orders.....

Thanks everyone.

Warren
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:12 AM

Z Lovers...

The FIrst Batch of Kits went out 2 weeks ago - Mainly to the USA. There has been some great feedback so far and also some great pictures posted.

If youre interested then go to the following post - most of the Feedback is on Page 5

Cheers

Warren

http://forums.hybrid...lwood handbrake

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 12:47 AM

Hey all...

I am taking orders for Batch # 2.....I am just wondering if any of you guys that put your name on the list for the first batch, are still interested.....

These are the Aussie guys, there is a whole heap of HybridZ names also, but will contact them individually as well.

I Currently have 3 Orders....I need at least 6 or 7 to Proceed with the manufacturing process, so if you are genuinely interested, then dont be shy, because its looking like this batch will be the last (due to lack of interest...)

1. sco_aus (tentative)
2. zedevan
3. Mark N


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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:17 PM

i'll get back to you within a week

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:11 PM

Hi Z Lovers !

This is simply pre-notice that I will be producing the last batch early next week.

The Worlds financial problems have made everyone gone quiet, and because I have to produce these kits in batches of 10 to make them viable, its simply too difficult to offer them any longer. Obviously 1 offs can be done, but the cost would be more (not sure how much though), so if you are interested, the time is now.

Obviously, if things improve in time and there seems to be enough interest, I will be happy to re-assess then.

Please let me know if you are interested. Kit price is AU$500 excluding postage.

Thanks !

Warren (Woza01)




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