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Removing Rear Hubs (Was - Churchill Rear Hub Puller Loan)

bobtills
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Re: Removing Rear Hubs (Was - Churchill Rear Hub Puller Loan)

Post by bobtills »

Be careful buying stuff off ebay - lots of it is of very poor quality. Not all, of course, but the difficulty is knowing what is and what isn't.

When I was restoring my A35 van the drums were warped so I bought brand new ones off ebay and they were far worse than the old ones, which ended up going back on!

Sydsmith
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Re: Removing Rear Hubs (Was - Churchill Rear Hub Puller Loan)

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I agree Bob, time was when ebay was a life saver, but these days there is so much poor quality junk being listed you have to check very carefully before you buy. Check especially the feedback, they may have 100% not every one who is unhappy gives negative, so worth reading a few feed backs before you buy. When it comes to the stuff listed direct from China, forget it, unless you are happy to pay very low prices for very low quality and wait a couple of weeks for the privilege.

I tend to look for new old stock original products and avoid reproductions, better to pay a bit more than get something inferior. Caveat emptor as they say. Syd

bobtills
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Re: Removing Rear Hubs (Was - Churchill Rear Hub Puller Loan)

Post by bobtills »

I agree. NOS is the way to go every time.

People are always criticising Lucas but in my experience a NOS Lucas item is far better than anything you can buy new.

But often we're very grateful that new stuff is available or we'd be well and truly stuck!

Sporty
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Location: Cardiff

Re: Removing Rear Hubs (Was - Churchill Rear Hub Puller Loan)

Post by Sporty »

Haha, cheers for the advice guys. Yeah, you're right, some new stuff from China is very poor quality. But these are brakes! Whats the worst thing that can happen..........oh yeah. Anyway, you can sleep soundly tonight, I'll be dropping them off for a skim on Friday...đź‘Ś
Parts I need for the Daimler V8 250 (at a reasonable price if possible please) -
Front Bumper, seats, one splined wheel hub F/O/S, exhausts ,side lights, panhard rod, loan of a rear hub puller.

Christopher Storey
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Re: Removing Rear Hubs (Was - Churchill Rear Hub Puller Loan)

Post by Christopher Storey »

What I don't understand is what is wrong with buying new discs from one of the ( at least 2 ) reputable large suppliers , or from the smaller suppliers well known on this board , when they cost in relative terms the square root of diddly squat ?

Sporty
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Re: Removing Rear Hubs (Was - Churchill Rear Hub Puller Loan)

Post by Sporty »

Nothing wrong at all with buying from reputable suppliers on here Christopher, that's where I buy a lot of my irrepairable or consumables from, but the guys were just warning me about cheap ebay products. Lots of substandard parts on there. I decided to go down the skim route because the price was half that of new ones, and I expect my genuine Jaguar originals will be better quality. I have a whole car to rebuild, so despite the savings being modest in relative terms for this one item, they add up to a lot more than diddly squat when everything needs doing. Cheers, Steve.
Parts I need for the Daimler V8 250 (at a reasonable price if possible please) -
Front Bumper, seats, one splined wheel hub F/O/S, exhausts ,side lights, panhard rod, loan of a rear hub puller.

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