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Offline tmsmini

Re: Parts Resources
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2020, 11:38:10 AM »
I saw this on one of the UK sites.
I guess that Somerford started importing a few years ago.
http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=nHlDu6QhtrovRYsO5H9vI3&keyword=valtain

Not sure what the relationship is between Valtain and JMSA
https://j-msa-classic.com/index.html

It looks like guessworks is also importing some items. be nice if one of the US suppliers did that.

And it seems David's website has been updated:
http://classicminisjapan.com/


Offline Red Riley

Re: Parts Resources
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2020, 12:48:08 PM »
Just another Plus one for McMaster Carr - I was looking for a 3" long stud 5/16 -18 on one end and 5/16-24 on the other, the only place I could find it was MC, they had it in stock and I had it the next day! Shipping can be a bit spendy for one stud but it's not anything I could see needing another in the future, so I only bought the one.

I did find carb mounting kits that had four studs for more money, but with shipping they came out about twice as much.

Yeah, McMaster Carr is awesome. I got all of my door seals from them. They sent me short pieces of a bunch of different sizes so I could pick the ones I wanted.
Bolt Depot is really good for fasteners too.

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Re: Parts Resources
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2020, 01:12:52 PM »
There is a price difference between Somerford and Classicminisjapan. On the cv boot Somerford $51/ Classicminis $61.  for the strreing rack end parts, Somerford $125/Classicminis $157. The track rod ends Somerford $25/ Classicminis $63.  So shop around.

Offline tmsmini

Re: Parts Resources
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2020, 11:42:24 AM »
Just FYI...
Somerford has updated their website and the new one no longer relies on Flash.
Also you can now process overseas orders directly with out waiting for a shipping quote.

Placed an order Sunday 12/20, had an issue with the order(did not accept the cookie warning) and redid it on Monday.
DHL shipment accepted Tuesday, went direct to LA and should be delivered Monday, so one week total time, if it arrives Monday.

Offline 94touring

Re: Parts Resources
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2020, 11:59:30 AM »
Good info. I'll check them out.

Offline tmsmini

Re: Parts Resources
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2020, 11:36:18 AM »
I was amazed the Somerford parts came yesterday. It was not a big box, mostly injection hoses, lamba sensor and other small things. But even with the holiday, that was six days delivered to the door.

Offline Red Riley

Re: Parts Resources
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2020, 10:18:16 AM »
I was amazed the Somerford parts came yesterday. It was not a big box, mostly injection hoses, lamba sensor and other small things. But even with the holiday, that was six days delivered to the door.

I second that. I've had very good experience with Somerford.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Parts Resources
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2020, 10:41:49 AM »
Same here, they have stuff that Spares doesn't also....but - I use Spares for most everything.
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