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Old 11-28-18, 12:23 PM
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Omg , is this happening too ?
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Old 12-19-18, 04:33 PM
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Oooooook guys!

I just wanted to chime in and share some news! We got our second batch of samples with the most recent design changes and things are looking GOOD.






All the updates we requested happened and we are DONE with noodling. No more updates, no more delays. What you see above IS the tank you will be receiving.

In case you haven't been following all the updates, this latest round added:

- Drill guides to the bosses (we had concerns over non-centered nozzle/sensor placement causing leaking)
- Cleaned up fill neck
- Revised placement on one sensor boss to clear interior panels
- A second sensor boss down in the sump

That's it. No more. Finito. We are now moving into full on production.

Additionally, we sent one of the prototypes out into the world to get some feedback and Bryan Nickell (you know him as "the guy from BNR") was kind enough to install and test the tank in his car...




We gave it to him with no instructions or conditions and he managed to install it flawlessly. The end product is something we are all super proud of.

So, when will yours be in hand? It's looking like February. But we will know more once production has wrapped and we have a tracking / bill of laden number.

All this is to say... THANK YOU. Thank you to all of you. Thank you to the RX-7 community. Thank you to SakeBomb Garage for their support.
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Old 12-19-18, 06:16 PM
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Nice job Matt. Congrats.
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Old 12-19-18, 07:39 PM
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Looks great Matt!! So excited!!

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Old 12-20-18, 01:16 PM
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Superb, great effort by all involved
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Old 12-21-18, 09:46 AM
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Very well done. I will definitely be buying one before too long. Its awesome to see there are still innovators left in this community.

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Super psyched. Great attention to detail Matt, and it shows. Looking forward to giving my FD her Valentines Day gift soon!
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Old 01-09-19, 12:12 PM
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Just a quick update, these are in production. Molds are done, plastic is being poured, shipping is all arranged.

Here's what we're up against right now. Chinese New Year is February 5th. Everything we've been doing timetable-wise is to have these done and on the boat before then. So far, so good. However, the factory closes January 22nd in order to give everyone time to make it back home to their families and doesn't reopen until end of February. We currently have pickup scheduled for January 18th.

I'm crossing my fingers and the factory is doing everything they can to make sure these are on that boat. I'll continue to keep you guys posted.
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Old 01-10-19, 11:41 AM
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Matt,

We're all crossing our fingers with you. Super excited and long awaited product here and can't wait to get mine installed.
Quick question as I'm just curious, how many units are you having made this first time around? I figure around 300?

Thanks again!
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Great job Matt. I bet it will be rewarding for you once you see these out in use.
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Old 01-21-19, 01:16 AM
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Any updates?
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Any updates?
Yes.

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did these happen to get shipped out before the factory closed for the new year?
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I only paid a deposit on the GB, any idea when the remaining balance will need to be paid?
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I only paid a deposit on the GB, any idea when the remaining balance will need to be paid?
E-mail [email protected] - they can generate an invoice for you.

If you have questions - also feel free to PM me. If it's about this order, please include your order #, name, e-mail, etc.


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did these happen to get shipped out before the factory closed for the new year?
Yes.Yes they did.



I just got confirmation that they left the factory and are en route to port - they should arrive within a couple days. Once they hit the port, I should receive another update when they are loaded on our ship. The current ETA for being in port in Oakland (closest port to SBG) is February 17th. From there, it will take a week or two to get them out of customs and to SakeBomb Garage. From THERE, my plan is to fly out to Fremont and help Heath and the crew unload, box, package and ship these things.

So in the US in February, shipping beginning of March seems like how it's going to go down.
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Tanks are at the port. Just got confirmation.

I also heard a rumor that SakeBomb will have brackets for the pumps very soon.....




Seriously though. Thanks for all your support and patience guys. Bringing this idea from concept to reality has been an incredibly fun learning experience.
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We got confirmation the shipment should arrive in port (Oakland) on February 17th. After that, it's a week or two to clear customs and be delivered to SakeBomb Garage.

From there, it's a matter of boxing up 100 tanks, generating shipping labels, etc, etc. Soooo, I would *expect* these to start shipping in about 3 weeks? The week of March 4th seems conceivable that tracking numbers start going out.
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