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Author: Subject: Mac#1 ZX10R Worx - My first ever build
CosKev3

posted on 10/5/17 at 09:33 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
Where are you at now with this?


Same fecking place as 3 years ago!!


No way

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sdh2903

posted on 10/5/17 at 09:41 PM Reply With Quote
Wow
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CosKev3

posted on 10/6/17 at 02:10 PM Reply With Quote
Surely we will see it on road this summer?
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jonabonospen

posted on 22/6/17 at 07:31 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
Surely we will see it on road this summer?


You'd like to think so wouldn't you!!





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CosKev3

posted on 22/6/17 at 12:32 PM Reply With Quote
So that means it's still sat there?
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jonabonospen

posted on 22/6/17 at 01:51 PM Reply With Quote
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So that means it's still sat there?


Yes





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sdh2903

posted on 22/6/17 at 02:58 PM Reply With Quote


Someone is taking the Michael.

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jonabonospen

posted on 23/8/17 at 02:01 PM Reply With Quote
Car should be back in my possession one way or another within the next couple of weeks. From what I understand all that needs doing is the turbo removing and either reconditioning, or replacing. Then its a case of maybe having to put it through another IVA due to the time lapsed since it passed its last test........ but to get to the point.... once its back in my possession I will be looking to sell it. It has dragged on so long that I have lost any love for the car, and with my new business (set up my own motorcycle showroom) the funds would be useful to use elsewhere. So would any of you following this post be interested?

Mac#1 Worx fitted with a 2006 Kawasaki ZX10R turbo engine. BigCC 350hp capable uprated motor. In Kawasaki green and with full rollcage. Also have a Flatshifter Expert which is not fitted to the car but which can come with it for the right price.

I have invested a hell of a lot of money in to this car, and far too much patience. If I get the right offer then I will let it go, but not going to give it away for peanuts just for the sake of it.

PM me if interested.

Open to offers including part ex for other kit cars, road cars, or bikes.





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CosKev3

posted on 23/8/17 at 02:39 PM Reply With Quote
Oh no

WTF have they been doing to it all this time?

Just hoping for you it's in the condition it was when you dropped it off,dread to think how much dust will be on it tbh

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CosKev3

posted on 23/8/17 at 02:43 PM Reply With Quote
Don't want to kick you whilst you are down but all your photos have gone from this thread due to the new rip off photo bucket set up
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jtskips

posted on 23/8/17 at 04:31 PM Reply With Quote
I had a look round it last year showroom condition,
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CosKev3

posted on 23/8/17 at 04:34 PM Reply With Quote
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I had a look round it last year showroom condition,


Good to hear

Looking forward to pics when it gets home

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jonabonospen

posted on 24/8/17 at 04:08 PM Reply With Quote
20170824_ 144356 by Jonabonospen, on Flickr

[img]2017 0824_144328 by Jonabonospen, on Flickr[/img]

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[img]2017 0824_144441 by Jonabonospen, on Flickr[/img]

[img]2017 0824_144321 by Jonabonospen, on Flickr[/img]





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jonabonospen

posted on 7/9/17 at 12:46 PM Reply With Quote
Well the car is now back with me thank god!! Luckily Colin at Mac1 has been very helpful in getting the car back to me. We have got it in to our bike showroom now and started having a quick look over it. Seems the issue with the turbo may very well be that the oil return from the turbo back to the sump, is sat too low and there is not the gravity there to get the oil back in the sump, therefore it is pushing through the turbo and out of the exhaust. Further investigation though will determine for certain if this is the cause of the issue.

I have bit my lip all this time about commenting too much about the fiasco, as I haven't wanted to rock the boat and give them reason to slow things down any more for me out of spite from anything I wrote, and as you all know I have been more than patient and amenable over the period of 4 years that they have had it, but now its time to speak the reality.

I have spoken with the DVLA and they tell me that they have absolutely no record of ANY application being done for ANY car registration either using my own postcode or the Mac1 postcode in the last 2 years since the car passed its IVA. So it seems that Mark at Mac1 has just fed me a total bunch of lies over the years about DVLA wanting this that and the other paperwork and about having to come out and inspect the car. All lies. Absolutely no record on any of their systems for any applications, successful application, or any rejected applications in the last 2 years since the car passed its IVA. So all the paperwork that I have (unfortunately Mark has not supplied me with all the invoices he should have when I bought parts and modules) has now been sent off to the DVLA with the application forms and we will see how that goes.

I am absolutely disgusted with the service I have received from Mac#1 from start to finish, and in particular the huge bunch of lies from Mark time after time. Its as if he just couldnt be arsed to finish the work and get paid. Ultimately they have been paying their rent to store my car for free for 4 years. I have the money to get it done and told them so. I had the desire to get it finished ASAP and told them so. But 4 years later on and its still not been finished. If I thought they actually had any money then I would be starting court proceedings about it.

The lies started on day one of ordering the kit. I explained I had no experience car building, just bikes, and asked if there would be some form of instructions with each module / kit I ordered and I was told that "Yes there is, but they are just quite basic, not like the manual you would receive from Westfield if you were building one of their cars, but equally we are not the price of Westfield". I thought thats ok. But I never received ANY instructions or anything at all, for any of the kits. No written instructions. No diagrams. Nothing. The next problem then was the bodywork. I got to the point of needing the bodywork within 2 or 3 months of starting my build and had preempted this when I bought the chassis, yet they didnt have the bodywork. Months went by and I was getting excused of the supplier being too busy, then it was made but not good enough, then made but not really the right colour, at which they then said to just get the suspension and wheels on and carry on with the build and they would have to take it to their workshop when the bodywork arrived and they would remove the wishbones and fit the bodywork. So thats what I did; wheels on and car on the ground, engine in, loom stripped ready, fuel tank and lines in, brakes and brake lines in, pedals in, steering in. I then went to them August 2013 as they had the bodywork. So I told them that as long as it was done and finished and on the road for spring 2014 it would be fine. And here we are coming in to Autumn 2017 and they still haven't finished it and I have had to take it off them. Why my car kept getting put to the bottom of the list and other jobs coming before it I have no idea. You would think when they have a customer with the money there ready to pay they would just get it done, but apparently not. Other peoples cars have come in after mine and gone out years before mine. Jay who bought my original none turbo engine from me and ordered his kit after me, had his finished and registered and its been on the road 2 years or so now! Then they started pushing this cyclecar business idea and put my car to the back because they got orders in for them. But why when they had my car sat in their unit, taking up valuable space, they didn't just get it finished, paid for, and out of the way, I don't know. It then finally got booked in for IVA and they had a date to work to. The week before the test I was told everything would be done and sorted no problem. But then the day before the test when I called to see where I was to meet them, I was told it was absolutely nowhere near ready so would have to be cancelled cos they just hadn't done the work needed on it. Then went for test and failed on emissions. Then tested again and passed July 2015. Then the last 2 years have been full of lies about the DVLA holding up the registration, asking for copies of invoices, wanting to come inspect the car in person (which then Mark told me they did do). However all this seems to be lies as the DVLA say they have absolutely no records of any application being made for the car at all.

The entire thing should have taken them a few months from when they got it to getting it back to me registered and on the road.

Then there are all the times they wouldn't answer the phone when I was chasing them for updates and the excuses I was given about the phone lines being down which would go on for weeks, yet I couldn't get a mobile number to contact them. That just doesn't ring true to me. If you run a business and your phone goes down then you find a solution. I also always had to call them for an update. They would never call me. Mark would never call when he would say "will call you next week". The number of times I had to spend my time driving down to their workshop just to go get an update as they wouldn't answer the phone.

I could go on forever... but I can feel my blood pressure rising so will stop there, although there is so much more I could say also.

I would strongly urge anyone who still needs parts from Mac1 for their build to speak with Colin direct and get them ordered directly from him ASAP. And if you have a car there then speak to Colin about it as he will give you a straight answer on its status.


Otherwise though, the car looks great........


[img]2017 0905_135542 by Jonabonospen, on Flickr[/img]

20170902_ 133422 by Jonabonospen, on Flickr

20170902_ 133412 by Jonabonospen, on Flickr

20170902_ 133342 by Jonabonospen, on Flickr

20170902_ 133324 by Jonabonospen, on Flickr

20170902_ 133313 by Jonabonospen, on Flickr

20170902_ 133307 by Jonabonospen, on Flickr

20170902_ 133253 by Jonabonospen, on Flickr

20170902_ 133245 by Jonabonospen, on Flickr


Lets now see how long it takes us to get it sorted out.





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CosKev3

posted on 7/9/17 at 02:46 PM Reply With Quote
Looking good

You will need a oil scavenge pump for the turbo oil return, fitted one to mine off ebay.

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Daf

posted on 7/9/17 at 03:37 PM Reply With Quote
What an absolute nightmare - car looks stunning though. You read stories like this now and again and I just can't understand how a business can let sommething like this happen! If a customer has cash and is willing to hand it over for a service why on earth wouldn't you do it!?
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jonabonospen

posted on 7/9/17 at 03:53 PM Reply With Quote
I know, and if anything, with it being a special build with the turbo motor it should have been an amazing advertisement for them.





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adithorp

posted on 7/9/17 at 04:02 PM Reply With Quote
Doesn't sound good. Am I right in understanding that the car has passed IVA in July 2015 and it's still not registered? Isn't there a time limit on how long after IVA you can wait before registering, otherwise you need a new IVA?

Car looks great though.





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jonabonospen

posted on 7/9/17 at 04:05 PM Reply With Quote
Yeah IVA was July 2015 when it passed. Not sure if there is a time limit or not. If there is though I will definitely be seeing a solicitor.





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gaz_gaz

posted on 7/9/17 at 04:21 PM Reply With Quote
you're a patient man.

I know you advertised it for sale a while ago but I hope you get it registered and get some use from it.

best of luck

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adithorp

posted on 8/9/17 at 07:35 PM Reply With Quote
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Yeah IVA was July 2015 when it passed. Not sure if there is a time limit or not. If there is though I will definitely be seeing a solicitor.


I can't find anything that says they do expire. I was getting confused with the time limit that was imposed on SVA MAC certificates when IVA was implemented and they had to be registered within a fixed time or be put through IVA.





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CosKev3

posted on 8/9/17 at 07:44 PM Reply With Quote
That will be good then
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