Grant, you have to have at least some idea that I'm extremely unhappy
right now with the way I've been treated. Bypassing me after the lengths
I've gone to in order to ensure that I had the parts we needed to check
fitments is very, very poor treatment. I bought an LT1 and T56 before I
was even sure what I was going to do with my motor way back in May,
just so we'd have the parts to test fit the subframe, trans mount, and
other parts, just so I wouldn't be holding you up. I now have a motor that
I'm not even using because of that.
I also loaned you all the parts to make the kit, and have had the cradle
off my car for over a year now waiting for its replacement, so that you
could use mine to make the welding jig to make prototypes. Short of
buying your own car, I doubt you would have found anyone willing to
have their 3rd gen. down for a year while you made the engine cradle.
So now I find out that you've eliminated me from the project, gone behind
my back and sent the first cradle to someone else not even involved in
getting this going, and now he has a car up and running, and I still don't
even have all of my conversion parts, let alone a cradle on the car because
of fitment problems.
You know me, you know full well what I do when I'm upset about the way
I've been treated, and I do NOT like to threaten, but you have to know that
if I don't feel like you've held up your end of the bargain, which was to
my car and parts to develop a KIT, which I would receive FOR FREE, that
I'm going to be very, very upset. And I think you know what happens when
I get upset with a vendor. Hayes has lost an incredible amount of 3rd gen.
business because they screwed me on my motor by replacing my good
parts with shoddy parts. Again, I don't like to threaten, but in my capacity
as a consumer, I am fully within my rights to vocalize my displeasure with
the way I've been treated by a vendor.
Right now I'm willing to walk away from it. You've gotten a lot of publicity
out of MY conversion, and out of MY name, and I've sent dozens of people
who have inquired about the project to check out your website. I am a
HIGHLY visible member of the RX-7 community, and I'm sure you can
guess what impact my displeasure with the process might have on your
chances of selling the kit. I am not at all happy about the way I've been
treated right now, but I am willing to walk away from it and keep my mouth
shut, provided you comply with the following wishes:
1) I want the rest of the conversion parts, as agreed upon, free of charge.
2) I want my stock parts returned, if possible. You have my cradle, my
driveshaft, my powerplant frame, two aluminum cross-braces, and my
3) You may keep the conversion information and pictures of my car on your
site, provided that you comply with #1 and #2, but I will no longer provide
with pictures or further information on my conversion.
I'm very disappointed that our relationship turned out this way. You would
gotten a lot of mileage out of my conversion and feedback, but it appears
you chose, for whatever reason, to disregard the fact that I was the one who
made it possible for this kit to happen in the first place, and bypassed me
another. I'm sorry that it turned out this way, but you leave me no other
Jim LaBreck - [email protected]