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Richard

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Auto jumble
« on: 19.12. 2009 13:58 »
I have just come back from a good mornings foray at the Cheltenham auto jumble,I managed to buy an early B40 bottom end with sound big end and mains, two B40 cylinder heads complete with rocker boxes,even the oil feed pipe, in good condition, be it that one has a small part of a fin broken at the back of the head but has very good valves and seats, all for £110 another rocker box that will take a valve lifter, why is it you can never find the valve lifter shaft and lever, anyone with a couple of spares? also two pairs of original C15 rear suspension units.
I did want to stock up on cycle and  bsf nuts and bolts but the prices were to high, why metric should be so much cheaper than the old threads, it is not because there is more demand for metric but that it is rip of Britain and it is about time some honest traders refused to set the prices as per everybody else.
What we need is a manufacturer that is prepared to supply small quantitys direct then the traders would alter there prices.
I find the price of all the parts made for the classic industry to be a touch higer than it was a few years ago, the cost of living has not gone up that much, wages are still more or less as they were a few years ago, there has been a recession you would think that if they had a brain they would sell at original prices sell more and have more turnover, end of recession!! but no they put prices up so they can make more on less, dont get me wrong people have got to live but because one trader puts his price up to make more they all follow suit.
I did not bother with A10 stuff as again a lot of it was silly money and nothing was sellng, they just dont learn
Anway I had a good morning  now to spend some time in the workshop
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Re: Auto jumble
« Reply #1 on: 23.12. 2009 20:59 »

I did want to stock up on cycle and  bsf nuts and bolts but the prices were to high, why metric should be so much cheaper than the old threads, it is not because there is more demand for metric but that it is rip of Britain and it is about time some honest traders refused to set the prices as per everybody else.

 

Er, Surely there is more demand for metric fasteners these days?
They are cheaper because they are made by the million.

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Re: Auto jumble
« Reply #2 on: 23.12. 2009 22:13 »
My point was they make metric and imperial/american threads in the same factories, they have the machinery/dies/taps or whatever and they do different runs, so just because the metric run is greater because they sell more it still has the same production costs therefore they could be priced up the same.
things are automated now not like the old days when a lot of it was done by mortals so took longer with more labour costs.
If I was making something and someone wanted a thousand in red and 50 in blue why should the blue ones cost more?
Richard

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Re: Auto jumble
« Reply #3 on: 24.12. 2009 10:35 »
Probably down to setting up cost Richard, assuming they are the same for both Red and Blue then setting up cost for Red is divided by 1000, Blue diivided by 50
Then of course there's the tea break  *smile*

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Re: Auto jumble
« Reply #4 on: 24.12. 2009 12:00 »
Bill
the setting up cost would be for 1050 and just changing the colour of the paint for the last 50 is no different than filling the spray kettle with red, however I did not take the tea break into account
Merry Christmas
Richard