Dutch 2.4 Spider

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Scalino
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Re: Dutch 2.4 Spider

Post by Scalino » Mon May 27, 2019 8:36 pm

The brake fluid reservoirs were looking a bit tired.

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The main problem was the hose having been eaten by the throttle shaft.

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It turned out a lot cleaner!

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Re: Dutch 2.4 Spider

Post by Scalino » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:06 pm

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We ordered new rims, but were not happy with the quality, so those were returned. We will order new ones from Dinoparts soon.

At least the hubcap looks good with an new emblem!

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Re: Dutch 2.4 Spider

Post by HugoHarris » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:46 am

Hi, where did you source the poor quality rims? I am minded to store my “original” Dino script rims (there has been a big debate in this forum about whether they could really be original to my car) and fit reproduction rims. In your opinion is Dinoparts the best source?
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Tobi
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Re: Dutch 2.4 Spider

Post by Tobi » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:13 am

Why have the rims been of poor qiality? It would also be interesting to know if the two shops really have different suppliers.

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Re: Dutch 2.4 Spider

Post by Scalino » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:34 pm

Definitely different suppliers, I doubt Dinoparts would sell rims with Superformance inscripted. :lol:

The main issue was specs of dust all over the rims. But also the stubs on which the hub caps seat were straight instead of having a cutout, painted on the mounting surface, both of which are correct on the Dinoparts wheels.

To be fair Dinoparts is more expensive, but nonetheless I don't think specs of dust - due to a lack of preperation - is unacceptable, also at Superformance's price point. But maybe that's just me.

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Re: Dutch 2.4 Spider

Post by Tobi » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:37 pm

Thanks's for letting us know. They seem to be a nogo - for any price.

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Re: Dutch 2.4 Spider

Post by Scalino » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:00 pm

For me no, but maybe I have very high standards (high maybe, but I don't think very high). To be clear, I've only seen pictures of the wheels from Dinoparts, but I have a lot of faith in those. We'll see!

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