The WebShop has seen some new stock, not everything that we had hoped for, but much better than some other suppliers who have none at all.
As we predicted a number of posts ago that the Mustang parts are starting to dry up especially the sheet metal. However, Adam has his fingers in many pies or foot in the factory doors and has managed to procure some much sort after Mustang sheet metal!
Adam has a waiting list on his desk that has a list of names and their build requirements. He will then go down that list match up what he gets. The deliveries to us are on a drip feed and we are not sure what is coming till the last minute. If two people are after the same thing, and we have one – the loyal customer will get the first option, they will get an email to see if they still want the parts, if they do then we will get their delivery out to them. If not the next on the list gets the option. We will try to be as fair as we can. The back orders are still their with our suppliers and we will get those in addition to these little ‘extra’ deliveries. If you have asked Adam specifically and he has your details then you could be getting a phone, just maybe!
Last week’s post we highlighted some issues that can be easily avoided with your deliveries. We have had an overwhelming support from customers during their orders and the odd random not so good comment on the post. Yes we even allowed the comment to be shown and we responded. As a result we are going to be something else around this in a future post with Adam’s steer and input. Not a case study like we have just done, but more of a business insight why we do what we do, it should make for interesting reading even for our most loyal, returning and any potential new customers. Watch this space.
Moving on we have had a week or gearboxes for different reasons. We start with an old favourite returns for our Park & Pick.
Park & Pic
Roy decided he wanted a little bit of the Yogi gearbox trickery. So he bought his car into us to have a Gear Venders fitted. This upgrade gearbox was taken straight from our stock off the shelf into the Yogi workshop and fitted.
With these gearboxes the prop has to be modified and rebalanced to fit the gearbox to diff length.
The brief was it has to be subtle, we spent a day fitting the gearbox then half a day making it a stealth installation inside the car, we did something a bit different for him. We just love this bit of James Bond esque tech. Totally stock look, but with serious upgrade hidden out of the way.
Some people want the upgrade on show, some don’t.
This is simply sub zero cool.
We had another customer come into us with his beautifully kept ’67 Coupe which had some C4 transmission issues.
The found the reported problem and we diagnosed that the gearbox had made it’s last shift and needed a replacement. Not the best of news to hear anytime, but sometimes you are just better of swapping out.
The customer left the car with us in the morning and picked up some short six hours later and drove it home! Now that is service for our customers!!!
Not only was the gearbox a direct swap, it was also a ’67 date correct replacement. We went into our transmission store, got the rebuilt gearbox and rebuilt torque converter off the shelf and fitted it straight in. The usual things like the mounts were sort of OK, but while you are at it we changed them and any other peripherals making it another a fit and forget installation from us.
We have another happy customer who has a date correct original replacement taken from a choice off the shelf and he drove it home as well. How many other Mustang specialists can provide that sort of quality part, level of expertise and fitting within a day?