Please add me to your queue. My '69 Spider Veloce should benefit.
WEEKEND UPDATE (2) We are in full production and over the hump on raw materials. All the orders that are in up until this point are covered and more with stock and materials on hand. Expect anyone who has an order in up until this point to have their kit in their hands in the next 10-14 days. I am piece-mealing out messages to those in the queue when to pay and they should expect a turnaround of 24 to 48 hours for their shipment to go out. All will be shipped USPS and that has been the least sensitive to broken delivery promises during the virus surge in traffic and lost air traffic which influences deliveries. .. Stay tuned. The only delay now is a cool upgraded lid inspection port plug I came upon only yesterday that might delay a few shipments until the end of the week. It's a small item but critical to the package but it will work great and I just ordered the parts this morning from Michigan.. (I'm in Massachusetts). Amazingly, I have spent more time researching a PLUG that works than just about any other component on the unit. The 4th is a Sat. so it shouldn't hurt the delivery traffic and timeliness of your receiving your kits. If you have already paid just be aware this item is the only thing holding up your package because I just received proto-types in the mail yesterday afternoon.... but worth the few days wait. . I'm very optimistic about the prospects of the kit being accepted in the community as the BEST solution to a nagging, unsolved alternative to solving the problem posed by failure of OVS's. and a fun learning experience. I expect there will be reports coming in soon from folks who are trialing the kit.WEEKEND UPDATE: The interest is overwhelming THANK YOU ALL!!
I started this enterprise as a lark to fix my own OVS problem so I started with a scant amount of materials. All materials are USA sourced and availability is not been constricted by the virus.. I have enough primary raw goods to fill every order placed with one or two component exceptions.. You can't sell an assembly without all the parts. .So you ask.. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? ANS: SHIPPING AND RECEIVING.. ask anyone on the street, not even Amazon Prime is NOT punctual these days and meet their promised deliveries.. UPS AND FEDEX are swamped. Rest assured, when I receive the goods the queue will dry up and all orders in will go out quickly. It will be as if Fenway Park opened the gates. everyone gets in like a river of humanity.. Trust me ..it is not a production delay...My wife hasn't got her yarn yet that was promised weeks ago. Life is complicated in the shipping business . The USPS has been the most reliable.
Test Market Status: The first two orders were shipped today ( Logan you got bumped to third... since you weren't going to tackle it right away..i hope you understand) JIM G is one of our esteemed contributors and he was right behind Logan for the first orders.. 1974SpiderinMont in CANADA is right with him on this test case.They should be reporting early findings next week.. PLEASE POST ON THIS THREAD ! Have a great summer day! Thanks
Thats why I posted a picture of your labeled parts for people to use as a reference.Thanks Jim for your thorough and honest critique....You are the man !.. A note on your thoroughness of referencing the Alphabetical id's of the parts... UNFORTUNATELY, ,the readers don't have a clear notion of what A,B C ..G .. F et al are because they have no idea what my instructions are referring to WITHOUT HAVING THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE THEY RECEIVE THE KIT.. ...I'll come back to that subject.. Your point about skill level and time to complete is right on. I did not have ANY solder experience with a butane torch and completed my unit in an afternoon.... The part of the the process most time consuming is waiting for parts to cool between soldering the 8 different parts. In the words of Carly Simon.. ANTICIPATION..... it the most time consuming part of the assembly...the wait to cool between steps.
The instructions included in the kit will make make sense of the A-B-C's...parts Jim refers to. There are basically 9 parts from A to I and a full commentary on how they are to be assembled in the INSTRUCTIONS. The whole kit could technically be sent in an AMAZON PRIME envelope.
MY PAYPAL IS --- RLESN at COMCAST dot NETALERT!!! SHIPPING ..I DIDN'T SPELL IT OUT IN MY POST #1 .... "The kit will be offered at $95 + Flat rate shipping Priority shipping in the US and appropriate freight elsewhere. " ... I will accept all prior payments up through today prior to this post , as final payment..Thanks guys!
So to make things easy .....1) if you pay with Paypal kindly send it to a "friend"..2) If you are paying with Paypal without a "kitty" .. please add the charges I have to absorb. I think it is like 5% for bank or credit card...3) If you aren't sure .. I accept personal checks to Richard Lesniewicz 1500 Old Post Road Marstons Mills MA 02648 as a follow up to your order placed, when I notify you your order is ready for post...4) Please don't PAY until I ALERT you your order is ready to ship. 5) ALL US orders will be $95 + $15,50 FLAT RATE PRIORITY regardless of where you ARE and what package or service it arrives in......Canada is US$95 + US$ 20 for all posts north of the border< COAST TO COAST. Tracking will be monitored and only used if the order is late. Thanks guys again.. I hope that makes everything easier and more straight forward and defined. as the interest and orders caught me little flat footed on this subject. .We are gearing up! I'll add the shipping to my For Sale forum post .
The irony is how misunderstand and valuable this piece is in the mix on an Alfa of this vintage. .. I didn't realize it until I studied it's function. . After owning my car for two years I have come to conclusion there are THREE cures to all the futzing and diddling and hand wringing over a car like this. 1) SPICA : MAKE SURE IT WORKS 2) Early starters (.7HP) are a piece of crap .. RUN to a gear reduction starter NOW 3) Stop chasing fouled plugs; (poor starting), carbon-ed up valves, Filthy CHARCOAL black oil changes at 3000; lousy gas mileage; backfiring from carbon build up-- all theses things are related to an inoperative Oil Vapor Separator .. You know the one that looks like a toilet tank float! and you thought it must be some sort of emission "thingy" and those in-op intuitively are GOOD.. for the car.. It is just as important to an Alfa as the toilet tank float to a happy household .. I have learned one of the least understood pieces to a good running car and yet one of the most valuable is the OVS..How do you know yours is in-op.. Disconnect it from the oil return line to the sump and see if air passes through it. If air won't ,oil won't return. You are now driving with a paperweight in your engine bay...feeding BLOW-BY gasses and oil back to the engine's most critical area .. the combustion chambers.....It's like the old road draft tube of the 50's and 60's being connected directly to your intake manifold.U. PS I wish Papajam was alive he would second all of this.