Black Elford Turbo

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Re: Black Elford Turbo

Post by Threesevens » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:24 pm

As i indicated previously i employed the services of a solicitor to try and recover my car but circumstances have moved on and the management of the facility where my vehicle is stored,have taken back control of the restorers yard and have now padlock control.
They have advised me that I will shortly be able to get my car back and hopefully recover all the parts I have given that idiot.
I thank everyone who has been supportive with my difficulties but pointless criticism from certain parties who have no idea of the challenges have been less than helpful.
Of course I now have to find someone to take the project on. If anyone has any ideas and recommend someone who has the capability and knowledge of these cars to take it on in Essex or East London that would be great .

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Re: Black Elford Turbo

Post by KiwiDave » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:17 pm

Maybe the guys at Essex Rotary may have a connection or two in the bodywork / restoration field. http://www.essexrotaryspecialists.com/
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Re: Black Elford Turbo

Post by A7RXY » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:04 pm

I think Dave is right I would phone and speak to Aston at Essex Rotary.
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Re: Black Elford Turbo

Post by Arnie_O » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:58 pm

Hey Guys
Good to see us getting a mention over here.
I have not looked at the rest of the thread, but if its bodywork your needing i am sure we can help.
We have a proper old school panel beater on hand that may be able to sort you out, he has owned and restored FB's himself in the past also.

Please feel free to give us a shout.
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Re: Black Elford Turbo

Post by Threesevens » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:22 pm

Hi Arnie,

I have sent you a pm.
Look forward to talking to you

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Re: Black Elford Turbo

Post by Casey » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:08 pm

I can also vouch for Aston at Essex Rotary, who has done a lot of work on my RX-8 over the years, including rebuilding and bridgeporting my engine in 2017 :D
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Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: Black Elford Turbo

Post by gt_james » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:46 pm

i dont know where you are but A forum member on here is conneected to this business and they have experience restoring rusty mazdas https://www.dftrautomotive.co.uk/

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Re: Black Elford Turbo

Post by Threesevens » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:15 pm

Hi All,

I thought would give you an update.
I know I have been a bit ratty but I am the only one who knows what an arsehole this guy has been and how difficult the situation is.
Nobody else has any idea. I am sure he has connections to the traveler community and has implied threats in the past.
I turned 65 in March and my sons keep reminding me it is only a car and I am too old to get into a fight.
The last thing I wrote was the sun had come out of the clouds and I was about to get my car back as the yard he was renting was going to give me the car back because of non payment of rent.
The sun quickly went behind the clouds again, as his dad passed away and he was able to pay his rent arrears from his inheritance.
The owners of the yard have washed their hands and are no longer willing to help, but they have no legal obligation to help me.
I have now gone down the legal route to force him to return my car.
My solicitor wrote to him and he has responded with a complete package of rubbish. He has suggested that the signed agreement he made in May last year when I cornered him, is a fraudulent contrived document. He is an idiot because not only are his fingerprints on the document but so is his signature which could be verified by experts.
I have on a number occasions though about giving up. Sure in retrospect I know i made bad decisions but I can only blame myself, but my resolve remains strong
I have paid my solicitor £500 so far but he is confident i will get my costs back, but i doubt I will ever recover my costs, but I just want to recover my RX7. He has until next Friday to respond.
I will let you know what happens

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Re: Black Elford Turbo

Post by Casey » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:09 pm

Fingers crossed for you Kevin. I hope this sad saga ends well for you soon.
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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