I had a conference call with my fabricator today and got an update on the samples. As I may have mentioned earlier, the tooling is now complete but the samples have not be extruded, their chemist is making the compounds as we speak. They should be done possibly as early as end of week next week so samples will follow shortly there after.
Those of you I have already contacted about being a test site should have them by the last week of Oct. but there will likely only be enough sample gasket to do about 8 seals total (100' yields about 8 gaskets) so I am unable to handle more test site as of now. Once those first 8 seals have passed inspection, we can press on with full production which will take 4-6 weeks for the first full run.
This is really getting exciting for me as it is like anticipating Christmas. Again, thanks for all of the support and interest. I will have more to report in a couple of weeks :thumpbsup:
I should be picking up the sample gasket footage this week. With any luck I will have test seals to ship to you testers (you have already been contacted) this week as well. Once the evaluation (test fitting and general impressions) we should have full production within 6 weeks. Woo Hoo!!
wow 6 weeks out. I can probably hold out that long. Put me down for 1 maybe 2.
Originally posted by Raydar:
Wow! How did I miss this?!
I'm in for one. Maybe two. Please PM me if I lose track of the thread.
Just got to Louisville, KY for a workshop I am doing here tomorrow. I am supposed to have samples this week but I haven't been in contact with my fabricator since last week. I will get home tomorrow evening and call them on Thursday to find out the scoop. We had planned a target date of Oct. 31 which is this Sat. so keep your fingers crossed.
Well, try as I might, I wasn't able to get my samples run yesterday or today. I'm kind of low man on the customer list for them so they will be ready on Tuesday. Unfortunately, I am in New England all next week (flying to Burlington, VT tomorrow, then Concord, NH, Manchester, NH, Danvers, MA and ending up in Hartford, CT on Friday) so I won't be able to pick them up until a week from Monday (I will be home that entire week). The good news is that fellow Fiero owner Mike G. who lives about 5 blocks from me is going to help me make up the samples and get them shipped out to my testers. We are also going to shoot an install video so you will be able to see how the prototypes come out.
Originally posted by msweldon:
Put me down as a probably...
Thanks for hangin' in with me while we "hurry up and wait"
Will, I just want to make sure I know what this seal is. Are you referring to the front trunk or engine compartment? Also, is the seal synonymous to the weather-strip? Finally, would this be only for the GT's? I've checked the P22 parts list book and they all seem to have the same type of weather-strip or seal as you call it. If it's the same and can be used for the SE, then put me down for one.
Hood = front, trunk = rear. Trunk seal = rear trunk gasket. All Fieros have an isolated trunk under the rear decklid. The GT has a unique, rectangular seal that compresses to seal the trunk area from the engine compartment when the decklid is closed. It also overhangs the gap between the body panels and the steel space frame to prevent water from dripping down that gap. I am reproducing that seal which over time fails and is no longer produced.
[This message has been edited by infinitewill (edited 11-01-2009).]
It’s pronounced Gloster. Or Glosta if you’re from Revea (Revere, MA)... It’s a Boston thing (we don't use "R")...
BTW, I stayed at the Sheraton Ferncroft after my wedding...
I know, I typo'd (typing on my phone, damn auto correct) Ever heard of Laurens Hammond of Hammond Organ (Hammond Castle in Gloucester)? He was my great uncle. My paternal grandmother was an artist and lived in Rockport for 50 years. Both of my folks are from Boston. My grandparents are from Rockport, Arlington, Worcester (insert goofy pronunciation here, y'all talk funny hehehe....) and Belmont. My maternal grandfather owned Boston City Ice Co. Odd I ended up in Kansas City
BTW, the "r" thing is kind of funny as you add them to things that don't have it, like idear, (idea) and Pauler (Paula). Must be what you do with all the leftover r's