from a recent email i recieved
I'm thrilled to finally be able to say, "all systems are go" on the
next batch of billet steel oil pump gears!
The promised target for completion of production is 3-4 weeks, so if
all goes well, we're looking at a ship date around 11/1/06.
Payment will not be required until the parts are ready to ship, but I
appreciate your firm commitment to make a purchase once you confirm
FYI, I will maintain a public list of those who have confirmed their
orders @ http://miataroadster.com/index.html#gears
DETAILS ON PRICING:
On Friday, I got a commitment from my machinist that he will make the
gears using a different material and streamlined production process
vs. that used to produce the original batch of six sets that I sold
six months ago at $425/set (and making virtually no profit).
He'll start on Monday making 10-25 sets of gears (the actual number
made will depend on the orders I can secure in the coming week,
before production is too far along).
At the $300 price, this is literally a labor of love. I had to accept
a higher cost than I had anticipated when I arbitrarily established
the "new, improved" $300 price point in order to break down
resistance to the $425 price, leaving me (again) with virtually no
As much as I hate to back-pedal on promises, I'm going to have to
withdraw my previous offer to include free shipping. I will charge
you the $300 plus only the actual FedEx shipping charge to your
location with no added "handling" charges for padding, as we all see
so many vendors do.
PLEASE DO ME A FAVOR:
Until I'm able to rationalize the (at least) $175/month expense to
become a paid sponsor of Miata.net, I have been barred by Mr.
Fischman from posting updates about the gears. I would appreciate any
help you would be willing to offer in passing on the news to fellow
power-hungry Miata.net members by posting updates on any or all of
the threads listed below, with this link to my website: http://
And if you're a member of a MiataPower.net, please put out the word
These gears are only the first of many ideas I have for products that
seem to be "under the radar" of the "big boys." My goal is to get the
gears into people's engines (even, if necessary, as a loss leader) to
establish my brand name as a vendor of unique and "serious"
performance parts for Miatas.
Thanks again for your patience and help spreading the word!
this guy seems to have a good product if i had a motor build on i would totally buy some. here you go.