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#141 woza01

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:54 PM

OK Guys...orders for batch No.2 are closed. Thanks to the few guys from here who have placed their orders - the rest are from Hybridz.

I probably wont be doing another run on these, unless interest sunddenly spikes for some reason, as its simply too hard to get enough people together at once to make it viable...it sure has been fun though.

I will have 2 sets spare from this batch that will go on ebay when I get them done....

Thanks to everyone who has shown interest....

Warren



#142 woza01

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 02:15 PM

Guys,

Im ready to post out your kits in the next few days....if you havent already sent off your postage payment (most of you have !), then please send it asap. Also, please get back to me anyway to confirm your postal addresses...

thanks

Warren


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Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:39 PM

Hi Batch No. 2'ers !

Your kits are all boxed up securely, and will be posted off tomorrow morning (20th June).....

I would very much appreciate it if you could let me know when your parcel arrives safely !

Thanks again everyone...



Warren



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Posted 20 June 2009 - 12:20 PM

Kits have been posted Z Lovers !  ;D

let me know when they arrive safely pleeeez !

Thanks again everyone !

Warren


#145 fufu

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 07:09 PM

my kit arrived today.

Now it shall go into storage until the day i decide to do it.
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#146 zedevan

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:08 PM

^^^ same, it looks the goods, and hopefully the dust on it doesn't get to thick on it before it gets used!

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 06:50 PM

How crap is 'a large company who sell zed modifications' (can't be named for forum policies)? Debateable!

They've decided to release a rear-handbrake caliper. I wonder what sparked them to do that.

This angers me because I asked them about a few years ago whether or not the stock handbrake would be useable. They replied back saying that no one would use it in such a high end braking system. Instead they'd use the proportion vale. I advised them that I'd like the simplicity of using the stock handbrake but they denied the availability or even future prospects of having such an option.

Which is why I loved it when woza released his plates.

Woza I'm afraid they are stealing your product now with their new release of their e-brake caliper set. They will also be redesigning their products, accross their strut kit line, for this feature.

I'm sure many others will also be angered by this new 'large company that sells zed modifications' strategy. Woza has put countless hours and effort into creating this fantastic product. It is sad to see that a large company like 'large company that sells zed modifications', who had the power for many years to design a stock e-brake solution, to wait until someone else did it and then quite literally just copied it just when the market demand had increased.
It angers me further that I'm sure 'large company that sells zed modifications' had a lot of requests like mine for stock ebrake  feature, however that didn't sway them to push it. The demand had already existed is my point.

It's a complex tale of David vs Goliath but evidently we all know in this case it will be Goliath that would win because of its prestige, name and influence in the field.

For shame 'large company that sells zed modifications'.

#148 xa1973

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:34 PM


Sad, but true..........

Then again that's what Patents are for ......

The protection of intellectual / designs / property's

#149 woza01

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:19 PM

I looked into patents, and its a minefield...to truly cover the design it would break me financially - Anyway thats life.....to be honest Im not too fussed, as it was never about the money anyway....if I factored in the time invested in development, then production of the few batches,it would be classed as a dead loss anyway lol. I just wanted a handbrake that worked, and wante to help others.

So, thanks fufu for your support. I too know the frustration you feel because i know that its been a question asked of the other mob a million times. Id like to think that perhaps my kit had something to do with them finally deciding to produce their own kit, but in the real world, it probably didnt ! lol

Anyway, we move on....

My car has progressed well - i hopefully pick it up from the performance shop tsaturday. Anyone thats interested cam see a few vids at various stages of development on YouTube. Search for 260Z RB25DET

#150 Huw

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:42 AM

Or just find a patent attorney who likes zeds :-)


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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:46 AM

are you still doing this kit?

#152 Vindicare

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 05:59 AM

AZC is making their own kit, should be available one day lol

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 07:59 PM

Too bad this came to an abrupt end.  I'm finally getting around to fitting the Wilwoods and don't want to have to fabricate mounting brackets.  AZC don't have anything listed.

Anyone out there have a kit they don't need???



#154 Vindicare

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:24 AM

Shoot Dave at AZC a email, I haven't spoken to him in a few weeks but they surely are ready to go by now.

#155 Z Fire

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:40 PM

After calling or e-mailing Dave once a month for a year, I have given up with AZC.  :( Can we get this alternative going again??


#156 woza01

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 11:54 PM

haha...yeah Dave isnt too good at replying to emails is he.....

#157 peter mc

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:55 AM

mmmm he sends me a e mail every week about parts :o

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 07:02 AM

After calling or e-mailing Dave once a month for a year, I have given up with AZC.  :( Can we get this alternative going again??

Try old school - pick up the phone I am sure you will find he will be helpful :D

#159 Vindicare

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:56 AM

It's not about the contact, he jsut hasn't finished the kit, which is surprising considering the amount of people interested. I'd really like it :(

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 10:29 PM

send me details, ill get them laers cut, bent, welded, tapped or whatever.....
making my own but to suit lighter calipers.....




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