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Old 07-16-2018, 11:37 AM   #1251
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I don't think anyone else makes a shifter that will work.

Perhaps at some point, I'll just resign myself to making more changes to the trans tunnel than I was wanting to.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:03 PM   #1252
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This is crazy. Want to see how this turns out as I want the 370z trans as well. Hopefully you get some good news soon.
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:43 PM   #1253
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As you may know I'm also stuffing a CD009/LS in my 242. After seeing the trouble you are having getting an off the shelf shifter, I plan on making a custom shifter myself. This video shows what I have in mind, and it uses part of the stock Nissan shifter. At least on my car, something similar should fit without having to cut up the stock shifter opening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwh3S8SDnVg
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:48 PM   #1254
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From the way my engine sits in the car (and it's scooted forward about 1.25" from the stock STS mounting position) that wouldn't fit unless you shortened the shaft poking out back quite a bit.

At some point, however, I might have to start to make something like that work.

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Old 08-07-2018, 09:13 AM   #1255
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Still no candy?
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:33 AM   #1256
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No. Just a shipping label created on July 11th.

I sent him an email yesterday. No response yet. I asked him is he could at least send part of the kit, enough that I could put the trans together and in the car.

I really haven't been that anxious about it, I've been on vacation for 2 weeks, plus it's usually too damn hot and humid to work on the car lately anyhow.

I just hope that I'll eventually get something other than a struggle to get my money back.
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:38 PM   #1257
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No. Just a shipping label created on July 11th.

I sent him an email yesterday. No response yet. I asked him is he could at least send part of the kit, enough that I could put the trans together and in the car.

I really haven't been that anxious about it, I've been on vacation for 2 weeks, plus it's usually too damn hot and humid to work on the car lately anyhow.

I just hope that I'll eventually get something other than a struggle to get my money back.
Every time I read these situations (and think back on RSI) I always think how easy it would be to have a successful shop. You need one guy who's good at fab, design, whatever you're trying to do; then you need one guy who has a SHRED of business and customer service skills - and you're golden. I'm continually amazed by how terrible car guys are at running a business.
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:07 PM   #1258
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in my experience it's more of an organizational problem and not a customer service/fab problem.
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:42 PM   #1259
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Far too many businesses, auto repair among them, are simply unwilling to say "no" to or fire a bad customer.....so they can respond with a prompt YES to their good customers.
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:49 PM   #1260
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I'm trying to be a good customer. I just bug him once a month. I figure one way to get ignored indefinitely is to throw a pissy little fit and DEMAND service.

I'm about to try a different kind and see if it will work - the shortest one possible that fits behind the trans and have a lever extension that reaches forward.

One of the issues with that is that it's going to need some room on top of the trans, and I was trying to keep the top of the trans pretty close to the tunnel. The CD009 is a bulky, tall transmission and it seems to reach 'down' further than the M47 or T5 ever did.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:57 AM   #1261
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Get a junkyard 80e in it and get it going in the meantime.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:00 AM   #1262
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I really should jsut stick the trans in and continue with the rest of the stuff that needs to be done.

But honestly/ It's bike riding season, plus it's miserably hot and humid, and the desire to lay around workingon the car has faded until fall.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:15 PM   #1263
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Another email sent. Getting a little less polite.

I think Paypal gives you a chunk of time in which to do a chargeback. It clearly shows on Paypal that a shipping label has been created, if you click on it it says 'awaiting shipment'.

I'm about this --> <-- far from just filing a dispute with him and ordering that serialnine CD999 shifter.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:18 PM   #1264
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Another email sent. Getting a little less polite.

I think Paypal gives you a chunk of time in which to do a chargeback. It clearly shows on Paypal that a shipping label has been created, if you click on it it says 'awaiting shipment'.

I'm about this --> <-- far from just filing a dispute with him and ordering that serialnine CD999 shifter.
DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You've been far more patient than I would've been so far.

Check first with Serial Nine if they have it in stock though!
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:20 PM   #1265
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DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You've been far more patient than I would've been so far.

Check first with Serial Nine if they have it in stock though!
Out of the head of one endless wait and into the tail end of another!
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:21 PM   #1266
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Out of the head of one endless wait and into the tail end of another!
I hope you have this paypal transaction on a credit card just uncase paypal plays hard
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:39 PM   #1267
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I hope you have this paypal transaction on a credit card just uncase paypal plays hard
It's pretty cut and dry at this point. This is what Paypal shows: https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfi...99939107259534
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:22 PM   #1268
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hey so fultondale is just up the road, need me to make a few calls?
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hey so fultondale is just up the road, need me to make a few calls?
The seller might be more impressed if you drive up there personally!
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:24 AM   #1270
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Eh I doubt that. I know enough people in B'ham though to have someone stop in if need be. So far, the folks involved in performance and fab up there haven't heard of the place, but the sample size is still small.
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:52 AM   #1271
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Thanks for the offer!

I got an email from him this morning.

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Old 08-16-2018, 09:55 AM   #1272
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Waiting for the "I don't have any boxes so I had to order some from the box factory. Parts will ship out next Monday. Promise!"
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:05 AM   #1273
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nah he actually seems like a fairly decent guy, but I reckon we'll see.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:01 AM   #1274
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Lol, got another email from him this morning:
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Do you have some social media accounts? I would love to keep up with your car. I have a v70 I'm going to be swapping a Pagani Huayra motor into.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:15 AM   #1275
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