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PostPost by: HCA » Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:57 am

[ :D :D quote="HCA"]Maybe I shall rethink parts from Stateside and stick with Blighty!

A set of ARP head bolts, eight cam followers and ten top hat shims from Tony Ingram - postage, 48 bucks, and wait for it..,.

DHL $151 :shock:[/quote]

Then, to add insult to injury, I will have to pay 20% VAT on these… :D :D
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PostPost by: HCA » Fri Nov 11, 2022 1:25 am

Have we, the EU, some sort of super trade deal with the US that passed me by?

I purchased from Tony Ingram:
Set of cam followers, $190
Set of top hat sims, $42
Set ARP head bolts, $168
US Postage, $48

I have just paid an invoice from La Poste (French mail service) for €34, for collection of TVA and duty on behalf of France Duane….
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PostPost by: SimonH » Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:47 pm

Don't know if you've found an xflow block at a palatable price yet but I cam across this link to Hartwell Hemel Hempsted today. They ask £1400 + vat for a 711 block apparently.

https://www.hartwell.co.uk/pages/ford/formula-ford-parts/
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PostPost by: HCA » Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:12 pm

Thanks Simon!

Yes, I have seen it and ‘bought’ it several weeks ago! Trouble is, it does not exist! There are lots of blocks shown in the UK - wilcox at £1900, Historic Racing at £1300 and so on, but the truth is that there are none.

I got a really good black friday deal from Summit in the end. It hs cleared customs and should be with me on Friday…
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PostPost by: SimonH » Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:57 pm

Ok. That’s good news anyway. Doesn’t matter what the price is, if they haven’t got any they haven’t got any.
Good find from Summit Racing there.
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PostPost by: zog » Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:14 pm

Sorry I'm a little late to this discussion.......

Mountune has some nice Twin Cam components at fair prices.

https://www.mountuneusa.com/Ford-Kent-B ... s/1900.htm

You can also try Tony Ingram. He usually has stuff in stock.

http://www.lotus7.com/Home.html
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PostPost by: HCA » Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:15 pm

Thanks Zog!

Yep, I have spoken with Mountune amongst others, and have ordered parts from Tony Ingram!

Apart from the better tax payments I make on US supplies (again, no duty and what I reckon as a lower TVA on the block) I notice a huge jump in customer service in the US. Tony Ingram is so helpful and the two chaps I deal with at Summit could not be more accommodating and, efficient.
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