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Old 10-29-2014, 02:17 AM   #61
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When will valves be back in stock?
+1, I just wanted to order some extra ones.
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UNDISCLOSED (MiataTurbo) - A shortage of transportation equipment and possible labor disruptions at ​the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, ​the nation's busiest, is delaying shipping containers for up to three weeks, threatening timely delivery to automotive racing suppliers for the winter racecar preparation season.

The delays are affecting retailers including 949 Racing (RACE), Flyin' Miata (FM), Trackspeed Engineering (TSE), and Singular Motorsports (MOTOR), according to three people with direct knowledge of the situation.

National TT winning team 949 Racing (RACE), recently diverted 300 shipment containers full of the new-to-market SuperMiata Race Radiators and the infamous 6UL wheels to Oakland to avoid the congestion, one person said. 949 Racing helpfully advised anxious customers of the delay.

The problem stems from a shortage of trucking equipment, called chassis, but the National Racing Federation in a statement said protracted labor negotiations were an issue, too. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union declined comment on whether talks were having an effect.

Most retailers acknowledged the delays at the key ports for shipments from Asia, but said they did not anticipate product shortages during the racecar building season. Even so, any delay can derail even the most well prepaired and planned racecar build plans, making it dangerous for racers opting to re-use worn out parts in an attempt finish builds in time for qualification.

"It's a domino effect," said Emilio Cervantes*, Flat Out President at the American Flat Out Racing Association. "When racers cannot race, things degenerate quickly."

With major port contracts up for renewal this year, racing suppliers including Trackspeed Engineering ordered early and prompted a surge of deliveries in June and July, port statistics show. But significant volume still arrived during the traditional August-October period that precedes the November-January racecar building season.

"There will be a scramble to rebuild racecars this season," said Andrew Kidd, Flat Out President of the Sunnyvale Flat Out Racing Association. "The delays are running into two to three weeks."

Cargo containers typically take two to three days to move out of the port.


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Old 10-29-2014, 05:16 PM   #63
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This sucks :( I have a living room full of tires waiting for the 6ULs. Stupid customs.
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Do we have any update on the 15x8 delivery date?
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The site says December.
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The delivery was supposed to be in October. Then they said November, then the website said December. Now the website says January. This is becoming a bit of an inconvenience for everyone, and updates (at least here) are not really being put out.
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The vendors have as little control over the delays as you yourself have.

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The delivery was supposed to be in October. Then they said November, then the website said December. Now the website says January. This is becoming a bit of an inconvenience for everyone, and updates (at least here) are not really being put out.
There is more than on production run there. An order placed months ago ships from an earlier batch than an order placed today.
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There is more than on production run there. An order placed months ago ships from an earlier batch than an order placed today.
Has the first batch at least cleared through the port debacle yet?
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Im just trying to find out when the batch that was pre-ordered and due for delivery in October will ship? I have contacted the vendor who is selling it, Trackspeed, and they have provided no information.
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I have contacted the vendor who is selling it, Trackspeed, and they have provided no information.
You should have received an order update in the email I sent you two minutes after you requested that update. Please let me know if you didn't receive that email.
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The snows flying and my car still isn't running ... perhaps I should sell my first-shipment 15x8 6ULS IN TUNGSTEN?

Starting bid: $1200

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There is more than on production run there. An order placed months ago ships from an earlier batch than an order placed today.
Emilio, do you have any update for those of us who purchased in the initial production batch? (circa Aug. 3rd) Your last mention of it noted the port issues and a possible late November target. Is there any chance I'll see these under the tree this Xmas?
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From his Facebook on Dec. 1st:

Container with our 15x8's is in port. Hoping than we can get through the current mess at Port of Los Angeles quickly. Best guess is that we'll have wheels in our building within 10 day or so.. we hope. Second container of 15x8's about a week behind. 15x9's still on schedule for January some time.
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^^ Thanks for that, I don't have one of them fancy MyFacebook page thingies.

I thought the email address they used for their order confirmation got you on their email list for wheel updates, so I guess I assumed there was none yet.
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Cadillac liked the 6UL so much they copied it for their new racing effort:

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Nah, that look more like "6YL"'s
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That BBS forged center lock wheel has been around for maybe 15 years.
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I realize that just pointing out what a great timeless look it is
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