I just popped into F1 Moto opposite Brands .
Nev , the owner is clearly a very talented engine builder/fabricator looking at the four projects ongoing around his shop including the eastern fully caged racer you see in the pic and a very tasty fully worked 911 V8 on a spit in the shop .
There were numerous laser cut/welded beautifully engineered chassis suspension and engine parts he was keen to show off many produced from some very impressive CAD drawings .
He suggested just doing volume checks , leak check , removing valves just to check for any obvious flaws and then looking at valve clearances before using . Time to order a burette .
Oh and never would have guessed it but the guy he was talking to outside with his Porsche Boxterish type , it turned out he had just refitted It with a top spec Tesler system . Who would have thought ?!
Sadly the old Italian Porsche/Ferrari boy who lived in the next road to me , Tony Bianchi , previous owner of P/F dealerships/workshops , ( who did a lovely job on my FG top conversation to targa type ) who I last saw a month or so ago , when he told me he had a serious concern with a possible cancer issue passed away .
Strange but having recently been watching out for any signs of him on passing his place , the only indicator was Debra telling me she had seen what appeared to be two guys clearing his garage out .
How odd then that on seeing the 911 v8 today I asked Nev if he happened to know Tony . He declared that he had known him for twenty years but that he had passed away two weeks ago !
On telling him that Tony had done my conversion he said that it was him and his son who had been clearing Tony’s garage out including a Porsche project of Tony’s and numerous moulds for Porsche racing wide body front and rear ends because Tony had sold his business on to him just prior to his passing .
small world . Thank you Tony . generous man
I can not help but think that the years of fibreglass dust and associated chemicals did not play a part in his demise . Nev agreed .
Total rubbish! Hope you’ve emailed them demanding a refund!
A negative attitude (you’ll have to send that back first) might tend to support the theory I’ve seen put forward that they send their crappiest looking parts to furthest corners of the world to discourage returns. You might want to mention that if they are inclined to argue!
Thanks Nick - They're actually considering re-manufacturing!
They need OEM part number - I've only been able to supply the number from Moss catalogue ...so if any have an original parts book it would be good to forward correct part # if available.
In fact this was his answer ,
Yes, we had heard of Guy's post and decided to have the C&B cams independently tested for hardness when we originally received them.
At the same time we also had some stock and some Kent Cams tested. They were all in the same range, the hardest one being the stock Fiat cam, then the C&B, and last the Kent (which Guy used to use, not sure about now).
Thus we are confident that they will perform well. We've sold them for two years now we no problems.
Despite this clash ,
I did order an inlet cam from the states but only after checking with the proprietor who claimed they had done independent tests and had no issues with these cams ,
Time will tell .
That is atrocious!! I particularly admire the nice sharp burrs on the rear facing teeth edges and the fact that each tooth looks slightly different to the others in profile. It's good that you have an engineering mind and know what's good and what's crap; someone with less knowledge would be fooled into using this sort of thing without a second thought.