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Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

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About Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

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    SEiW, 2.0 Zetec on Carbs
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  1. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Legal Advice for dispute with invoice of work done on Westfield

    Thank you for the additional comments.
  2. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Legal Advice for dispute with invoice of work done on Westfield

    We're not talking cosmetic work and in the low thousands.
  3. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Legal Advice for dispute with invoice of work done on Westfield

    Thank you all. Good advice. I've spent some time looking at the CAB site and in summary under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 I can claim the cost of the work is not reasonable. They may try and answer this with a detailed job sheet. We would need to try and negotiate. I can ask them to resolve the issues at their cost. If that fails I will ask them if they are a member of any trade association such as The Motor Ombudsman or Retail Motor Industry Federation. If no, I must ask them if they are a member of an alternative dispute resolution scheme. I'm going to clear my head, take some time, think calmly, consider their point of view and try having a chat with them.
  4. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Legal Advice for dispute with invoice of work done on Westfield

    Without going into details I had some work done on my car which was custom. In my eyes, I set a time limit, the work was not completed, was not to standard, other damage was done, it took far longer than it should have due to their lack of skill/experience. In their eyes, they spent time on it and want payment. I have to car in my possession and working on finishing/fixing it. I paid approximately 60% of total invoice which is 100% of the "agreed" work. (Agreed in my eyes). Any ideas how I can move this forward. They want payment and are looking formal about it. Should I get legal advice? Phone them and try to settle on a mid point? Accept that it's custom work and they spent too much time on it and I have to pay.
  5. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Custom Steel Brake Pipes

    For my own project I have bought several meters of coated steel brake pipe. It's the same as Westfield use and I had to import it from Germany. I also bought a quality flaring tool and have various old terminals so can custom make the hards pipes for you. Maybe you have one that didn't quite go as you wanted, has been damaged, or to replace a flexible or copper line. I'm removing the pressure switch so having a new, clear run from the MC to front tee as I'm using a mechanical switch on the brake pedal. Westfield no longer do custom brake pipes, they now buy in complete kits at £40 so no good if you need one or a non standard fitting (my new Master Cylinders are 3/8 not M10). Tell me what you want and I'll see if I can make it for you. This is not an ongoing "business" but to use up the leftovers which are hard to get and recover some of the cost invested in tools which otherwise would have only been used for four flares.
  6. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Brake pipes. Long hard line

    Thank you for the offer but I've managed to find a supplier of this pipe so have some on the way from Germany. I can now make custom pipes from scratch that match the original ones.
  7. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Brake pipes. Long hard line

    Does anyone have a spare brake pipe? Needs to be at least 1m but will be cut down so longer if fine and ends aren't important.
  8. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    1.6 Ecoboost Conversion

    Excellent, that's really helpful. I've also been chatting to Dave Gemzoe (Gemzoe Motorsport, who has this engine in his Caterham) his layout is the same as yours except the rad de-gas. Here's the diagram...
  9. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    1.6 Ecoboost Build

    Really good, I like it.
  10. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    1.6 Ecoboost Conversion

    It's a concentric one for the Mazda MX-5 MK3 N7 gearbox. supplied by Vittess Ltd (who also supply it to Caterham, Morgan, Westfield)
  11. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    1.6 Ecoboost Conversion

    I've also got my crayons out to map the water system from @CL290005 car and came up with the following. Does it look right Chris and @David_Thame?
  12. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    1.6 Ecoboost Build

    Does it overlap at the side? How secure is it to stop moving about at speed? Would you do anything different if making another?
  13. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    1.6 Ecoboost Conversion

    I've decided to move the wiring loom to the cold side of the engine which means shortening some parts and lengthening others. I'm also considering stripping out what's unused from the WF loom as I will be using a digital dash which will take the sensor information from the ecu. I'm thinking to keep the windscreen related wiring (wipers, washer, heater) just incase I or a new owner want to go back to having a screen.
  14. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    1.6 Ecoboost Conversion

    Engine and box are out again so I can make and fit a blanking cover for the gearbox. I'm quite happy with the result as my first proper bit of sheet metal fabrication.
  15. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Seirra Expansion tank - SOLD

    Sold.
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