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Nigel Riches
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Good evening from far away.

Anyone here got any information about the above named company.

I wish to purchase a rear axle upgrade for the  Marina assembly on my 1982 car, but so far this process has been less enjoyable than visiting the dentist, 3 emails 2 international phone calls, and really no further forward than I started at.

I understand this kit is the way to go for high BHP motors in live axle cars, and I believe is used widely in the Caterham racing classes, but do they want to sell them? 

Last call, yesterday evening, some half shafts had been machined, so some progress, but the other components were still to be addressed.

And then all the grisly shipping and freight stuff. 

I am holding off a dyno run at max noise until I can get this sorted, don't wont a half shaft letting go on the dyno, not a rolling road set up. Wheels off, bolted to the dynamometer.

So if anyone closer to the coalface knows something I would be grateful to hear, don't want ot ping my wonga, and find they have gone bung.

Cheers. Nigel.

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Don't know anything about them but I guess you mean this company

Rakewaymotorsport.co.uk – Specialists in Precision Machining and Fabrication for Motorsport

Andrew

1985 S3 1700 XFlow.  Undergoing full restoration

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Nigel Riches
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That's them Andrew, and Jonathon cheers for the links, I wish this kit was at that price now.

Nigel.

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I couldn't find any recent mention of the state of the company.

Jonathan

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The COMPANY is still active & trading according to Companies House. 

Cowering in a dark corner waiting for some clever dick to come along to correct or criticise my spelling and grammar Teacher

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There's a history of them being contacted about the kit, and their response suggests the kits are imminent, but then other work gets in the way as the number of Ital axle users is so small and the other work is more profitable. The kit works really well,  just difficult to get hold of.

Alan

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Hi Alan, I had a feeling the situation might be as you describe, and person I spoke to said they had lost two machinist in the past few weeks. Looks like this might be a long time coming. cheers for the info, I'll keep hanging on.

Nigel.