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Re: Rimmer Bros

To: <spitfires@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: Rimmer Bros
From: "Paul McMullen" <paul@bessacarr.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 23:56:26 +0100
I've bought some stuff from John Kipping recently, they duplicated part of
my order and charged me for it, the bonnet cones had rust on the threads,
the wing finishers have the wrong curviture and the rear wing repair panels
I ordered fitted OVER the original ones perfectly but are too large to fit
instead of them. I'm chary of ordering anything else from them again so I'll
stick with Rimmers, the catalogue's better too.


BTW, British Car Week huh, the Spits still in the garage and the clutch went
in the TR in rush hour traffic on Monday.

----- Original Message -----
From: Dean Dashwood <DDashwood@softwright.co.uk>
To: <spitfires@autox.team.net>
Sent: Friday, May 28, 1999 9:07 AM
Subject: RE: Rimmer Bros

I've also had one or two problems with Rimmer Bros - the cyclinder head
I bought from them had some chunks missing from it, but they changed
that no questions asked when I pointed it out to them, and the thread
came off the cylinder head studs I bought from them when I'd
half-tightened the nuts, although I'm still only 85% sure that this was
a problem with the studs, and not with me!  Having said that, other
parts I've got from them have always been perfect, the guys on the phone
are extremely knowledgeable, and the service is excellent.

However, John Kipping is selling reconditioned gearboxes for 150
(approx $240) - that's 60 cheaper than Rimmer Bros.  Although the
service isn't usually so good, and the people on the end of the phone
can answer simple questions but usually have to go and ask John himself
about anything more complicated than "how much will that be?", I have
never yet had any problem with any parts I've got from there - combine
that with the extra financial saving, and that's where I'll be getting
my gearbox from.  I'll keep the list updated (It'll take me less than 5
years to do 4-5k miles!)

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