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Buyer Beware

Postby Stuart SS » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:50 am

I needed a number of " ZAS5 units to suit the traditional Brit Idiot light socket ~ Traff, oil, Highbeam, neutral, Etc

http://www.vinwire.com.au/
http://www.vinwire.com.au/accessories.htm

The BS part is that[b] Brit Spares in NZ listed them at $21 EACH ~ nil stock ~ [/b]

Unfortunately no Pommy wreckers around here ~
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Re: Buyer Beware

Postby Welsh Wizard » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:39 am

Stuart, I think if you find an old car scrap yard dealing with old minis or 1100/1300 you will find them for a few dollars
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Re: Buyer Beware

Postby Stuart SS » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:49 am

Yeah I agree mate, but unlike NZ nz ~ Here in Ozzie 99% of BMC/ Leyland stuff has gone to the giant scrap yard in the sky long long ago !! monkey worm
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Re: Buyer Beware

Postby Welsh Wizard » Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:02 am

when ever they show pics of Oz out back you always see load of them in the little town scrap yards, may be worth checking some of them out if you are on a road trip :250
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Re: Buyer Beware

Postby dig » Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:34 am

all came back as Mazdas Mitsies Toyotas ect :502
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Re: Buyer Beware

Postby MOUSE » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:48 pm

Wreckers have long squashed mini's etc. Be lucky if there are a couple left in yards of my province. I know as we own a mini clubman.
There are some dedicated Mini Spares shops (Swift in ChCh) that likely will have new ones, or a box full 2nd hand in their stores. Finding Hilda mini trail 50 parts also the same dillema, when US have dedicated shops with new parts for all models in stock, even EBay, trouble is that freight cost being prohibitive.
Yes,we know BS can be expensive for what they have and generally list a heap of stuff they don't have, or, is is on it,s way, their web site does indicate stock numbers of what they have, but sometimes pays to call them and check first, good luck with them.
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Re: Buyer Beware

Postby Stuart SS » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:43 am

The last leyland stuff I seen in country yards was in a scrap metal yard..and I considered a Mini Cooper S project ~ They had a very sad early unit which had been used a Speedway car ~ and the remenants of a clubman ~ Both warrented quickly moving on !!!

But I agree in as much as ~ in wanderings one could find some gems ~
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Re: Buyer Beware

Postby Welsh Wizard » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:59 am

Just think positive vibs Babe , positive vibs and you'll find them, normally when you have just paid the earth for some new ones :154
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Re: Buyer Beware

Postby bantam cub » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:51 pm

These guys do replacements in the UK for GBP 2.31 each and say they'll ship to the dark side...
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Re: Buyer Beware

Postby Stuart SS » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:33 am

Thanks BC ~
A very handy link ~
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