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Post by Erna & David on Thu Dec 22 2011, 18:52

We had a phone call today Shocked from Mr. Maher and guess what. scratch






















He is sending the engine out tomorrow (Friday) cheers cheers cheers
It will be in Glasgow a few days over Christmas then i guess down to us around
Wednesday or Thursday.

A very happy and relieved Erna and David











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Post by owen on Thu Dec 22 2011, 20:26

Thats great news dave, glad its getting sorted. that will keep you busy in the new year. cheers owen

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Re: Christmas Present

Post by Liam on Thu Dec 22 2011, 21:43

Great news! Lets get it fitted!

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Post by carl & helen on Fri Dec 23 2011, 11:19

Fabulous news Dave & Erna - so please for you.

Just say when & we will be there for the fitting - to make tea, mop brows, crawl under the van, and generally keep Liam's almighty strong pop-eye arms under control!
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Post by Grizzly on Sat Dec 24 2011, 12:13

At last great news . . .

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Post by Liam on Fri Dec 30 2011, 11:33

Is it here yet?

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Post by Erna & David on Fri Dec 30 2011, 15:56

waiting on a tracking number, hopefully it should be on the mainland.......or it could of all been lies!!! Suspect
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Post by Liam on Fri Dec 30 2011, 19:26

Hopefully soon then!

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Post by Erna & David on Wed Jan 18 2012, 17:38

Well after a lot of fibs and promises, i rang Hebridies Haulage myself and gave them our name and postcode and was told the engine was at last put on the boat from Stornaway this Monday night gone, so it could be in Bathgate or their midland depot, so should be with us Thursday or Friday, still hav,nt got tracking number from Mr Maher yet and dont expect one after everything.
Keep you updated.

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Post by Ronnieboy59 on Wed Jan 18 2012, 20:48

I will be keeping everything crossed it arrives by Friday.



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Post by Erna & David on Wed Jan 18 2012, 21:18

Well,had a email from Mr Maher with all technical info regards dyno results,fitting of engine,oil recomodations,position of oil filter, priming the oil system etc abit daunting, and to tell us the engine will be minus the silencer(forgot to pack it) Rolling Eyes , a couple of female hose fittings Rolling Eyes , being sent out next week, and also sent tracking number, engine will be in Andover 4 oclock in morning and delieverd tomorrow by Andover Transport.
David trying to wade through 15 sheets of info.
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Post by Liam on Thu Jan 19 2012, 02:26

Why cant he just say whats going on insted of bullshittng his way through cant believe hes talking crap about the delivery!
Anyways hope its here tomorro! Theres a good guide to engine fitting in this months volksworld ill bring it down when were fitting it.

On another topic, Ron have you got your deposit back from jmr yet?

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Post by Ronnieboy59 on Thu Jan 19 2012, 08:12

Its just a shame that Dave and Erna have had to put up with this situation and endure so much over the last year or so, I now think, even though JMRs engines have a great reputation, John Maher himself is inexperienced in dealing with people who have life experience and have heard every excuse under the sun.

I have in the meantime received 2k of my deposit back so far, JMR has being paying me back a grand month and final payment due end of this month.

Will not be dealing with this character in the future ref an engine if i need one.

Hope engine arrives safely guys.



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Re: Christmas Present

Post by Grizzly on Thu Jan 19 2012, 10:52

Great news it's finally going to arrive . . . don't get too daunted guys it's not that bad really. . .


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Post by Erna & David on Thu Jan 19 2012, 16:07

Well the engine has arrived and to tell the truth a bit deflated with the look of it, didnt know what to expect but hoped it looked better.
Came with a box of bits and found out there is no air filter elements,(and not fitted) no silencer, oil filter, oil hose fittings, none of the fuel hoses are attached (just a roll), front tinware not fixed because it needs abit of fretting to get the holes lined up, and god knows what else. scratch
Any help to advise us what else is missing or required, much appreciated.
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Post by Grizzly on Thu Jan 19 2012, 16:15

Erna & David wrote:Well the engine has arrived and to tell the truth a bit deflated with the look of it, didnt know what to expect but hoped it looked better.
Came with a box of bits and found out there is no air filter elements,(and not fitted) no silencer, oil filter, oil hose fittings, none of the fuel hoses are attached (just a roll), front tinware not fixed because it needs abit of fretting to get the holes lined up, and god knows what else. scratch
Any help to advise us what else is missing or required, much appreciated.
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It will soon be in there guys, at least it's arrived guess you need to give him a call about the other bits, otherwise just write a list of whats needed, plan where your going to put everything, take it slow and it will come together.

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Post by Erna & David on Thu Jan 19 2012, 18:19

here are a few photos.







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Post by Liam on Thu Jan 19 2012, 18:43

Looks good but id be ringing hin about the scratched and cheap front tinware

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Post by Ronnieboy59 on Thu Jan 19 2012, 19:22

Guys, i can say i am happy it finally turned up, take 24 hours to digest all whats happened, and then decide on a plan of action.

Late delivery

incomplete engine

Poor customer service

Stress

Missed trips

etc etc etc:shock:

Make him wait for his balance, if pay it at all, I wouldn`t pay him a bean.

If your not busy Sunday Linda and i are out to Lunch out your way and if ok we will pop in to see you all.

At least your 95% nearly ready to be on the road, and that makes me smile for you guys. Be positive, your bus will drive like a dream.Smile



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Post by owen on Thu Jan 19 2012, 20:21

@Grizzly wrote:

It will soon be in there guys, at least it's arrived guess you need to give him a call about the other bits, otherwise just write a list of whats needed, plan where your going to put everything, take it slow and it will come together.

Thats great news glad you finally got it and as Daz says main thing is you have got it now and its whats inside the engine that counts not the bits outside and it will probably go like stink. Things like fuel runs and wiring just need abit of thinking about and down to personal preference so prob best to lay it out as you want it.

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Post by Liam on Thu Jan 19 2012, 21:15

Just having a look at the pics and i see theres a breather fitting on the fuel pump block off are you getting a breather box with it? If not i think theres one in the workshop

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Post by carl & helen on Mon Jan 23 2012, 07:49

At least it's here, will catch up when we are back from Dubai. It's quite chilly out here and it rained in the desert whilst camping.
But the sun is out now!
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Post by Grizzly on Mon Jan 23 2012, 08:51

@Liam wrote:Just having a look at the pics and i see theres a breather fitting on the fuel pump block off are you getting a breather box with it? If not i think theres one in the workshop

I would do the rockers as well, don't wont to blow fly seals, those scat rocker covers are git to drill through too.

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Post by Erna & David on Thu Feb 02 2012, 16:24

Well been abit busy this week, fuel lines, oil pipes, fuel pump,and oil filter 90% in and the young bucks aka Kev and Liam are coming over Saturday lunchtime to push the engine in, which will be great. Open House.

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Post by Ronnieboy59 on Thu Feb 02 2012, 17:34

I just so want to be there guys, will arrive about 12 o`clock if ok, will be in the bus if again i hope.



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