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Offline MDA Lamb

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Re: Businesses you love or love to hate
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2011, 15:16:37 »
I'd have a quiet word with trading standards before you go, it's then something you can go back to if necessary...

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Re: Businesses you love or love to hate
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2011, 15:29:07 »
Only just spotted this, and I feel the need for a rant. A1 Clutches in Tipton, charged me 128 to replace the clutch in my Astra a month ago, gave me a huge list of things wrong with my car and told me to come back at 500, 1000 miles etc. Checked my fluid levels a few weeks later and there wasn't a drop of oil on the dipstick. Parked it up assuming it was burning it as theres been no puddles. Filled it up and started driving it again, no loss of oil at all. Found out yesterday that the bloke who owns A1 Clutches is known for dropping peoples engine and gearbox oil to make more money. I'm pretty certain thats whats happened to me, but I have no proof. It's due to go back for it's 500 mile check and I bet they were expecting to find it still empty and try and get more money out of me for the imaginary leak that must have got a lot worse since they wrote it on my fault sheet. I reckon if I can prove it, I deserve a refund, and a bottle of oil.

dont go back! simple.
and i bet he didnt change the clutch either unless its got the access plate...

umm input wise.
rally design always good,
TJM were good for my springs

Offline Aimee&Matty

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Re: Businesses you love or love to hate
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2011, 19:06:36 »
Well the clutch isn't slipping anymore, so I think it has been done, just reported them to consumer direct :)

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Re: Businesses you love or love to hate
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2011, 07:50:46 »
Well the clutch isn't slipping anymore, so I think it has been done, just reported them to consumer direct :)

Well done places like that need reported  >:( , i agree with bmw 156 just don't go back but let all your friends no what they are like

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Re: Businesses you love or love to hate
« Reply #19 on: Jul 14, 2011, 17:30:40 »
rally design....really good and cheapish compared to some places
deamon thevies....pretty good but usually pricey
peter lloyd rallying....helpful but not the cheapest
TJM....often not the cheapest but defo one of the most helpful
I agree with you about TJm, i managed to get two new rear arches for my chevette from them, had to wait a few weeks for delivery from germany but worth the wait

Offline touch of the clutch

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Re: Businesses you love or love to hate
« Reply #20 on: Jul 18, 2011, 21:53:56 »
Ricky McAlonan - first met him as I designed his website but through doing his work I really got to see the stuff he is producing and just how fussy he is for the details. He trades in various competition and fast road bits and does an awful lot of machine work. On the strength of what I have seen i asked the question - what can i get for... and he was so helpful. Needless to say he now has my engine in the workshop. 7deg vaux - ford bellhousing, big wing sump, arp thoughout. Ported head, cam about to find its way on.

Long story short - good bloke - The cars his engines powered speak for themselves.

his site... www.medracingengines.co.uk


PS: Id love some feedback on the site too. recently started my own company after working in design agencies for the last few years.

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Re: Businesses you love or love to hate
« Reply #21 on: Jul 18, 2011, 22:21:45 »
Very good job building the website looks superb and easy to use  :Worship: :Worship:

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Re: Businesses you love or love to hate
« Reply #22 on: Nov 10, 2011, 16:07:26 »
Can you have a look at my website.  It is currently an Ecommerce Template in PHP and I would like to keep the program as I have got use to using and updating it.  I would however like to change the look of it and bring a bit more professional look to it.

You can email me at sales(at)tjmotorsport.co.uk.

Cheers
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Ricky McAlonan - first met him as I designed his website but through doing his work I really got to see the stuff he is producing and just how fussy he is for the details. He trades in various competition and fast road bits and does an awful lot of machine work. On the strength of what I have seen i asked the question - what can i get for... and he was so helpful. Needless to say he now has my engine in the workshop. 7deg vaux - ford bellhousing, big wing sump, arp thoughout. Ported head, cam about to find its way on.

Long story short - good bloke - The cars his engines powered speak for themselves.

his site... www.medracingengines.co.uk


PS: Id love some feedback on the site too. recently started my own company after working in design agencies for the last few years.

Offline touch of the clutch

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Re: Businesses you love or love to hate
« Reply #23 on: Nov 10, 2011, 18:21:59 »
No problem tim, Ill get a look at it and will be in touch soon.

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Re: Businesses you love or love to hate
« Reply #24 on: Jun 20, 2012, 22:20:25 »
Demon Tweeks BAD    took 3 weeks to deliver a horn and bit of pipe, But they didnt tell me it would be that long.

Black Circles (Tyres) Good Quick delivery and major Cheap. and club card points ;)

Ladymoor Garage Bilston -  Amazing, always took my cars there and really good, not the quickest and probably not the cheapest for some work ive had done in the past but Shuvit lovers and really really good work. Carb Clean up was 30, fixing aimees oil pipes 5

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Re: Businesses you love or love to hate
« Reply #25 on: Sep 10, 2012, 13:51:12 »
I can recommend Vauxhall Car Parts - they have a fair amount of Chevette items (and a few other engine items listed under Viva)
Genuine GM items at great prices - window regulator for only 10, and the Trico wiper blades just 2 each

http://www.vauxhall-car-parts.co.uk/

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Re: Businesses you love or love to hate
« Reply #26 on: Sep 14, 2012, 14:52:59 »
I can recommend Vauxhall Car Parts - they have a fair amount of Chevette items (and a few other engine items listed under Viva)
Genuine GM items at great prices - window regulator for only 10, and the Trico wiper blades just 2 each

http://www.vauxhall-car-parts.co.uk/

Stu

Just bagged some bargain headlight switches from there  :cog:

Offline devilwoo

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Re: Businesses you love or love to hate
« Reply #27 on: Oct 03, 2012, 14:51:59 »
R.E.Performance in Bury. Ken Tomkinson.

They sorted my HS and got it running great and MOT'd. Even got a free keyring. Very good rates.

Highly recommended by me.


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« Reply #28 on: Oct 17, 2012, 20:17:14 »
Don't use wizbang, my car's been in the air today and it looks like a fair amount of bodging has been going on, its even pissing out brake fluid where the pipe goes through the body to the axle and some of the welding underneath is shit.

Proceed with caution. It luck good on the surface but it looks like I've been had.

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« Reply #29 on: Oct 17, 2012, 21:23:07 »
Bad news matey, it's getting tough to find a decent company out there that is worthy of recommendation.
It's better to burn out than to fade away . . .

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