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Post by Buckley06 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:43 pm

Chris_D wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:36 pm
Buckley06 wrote:
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keith777 wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:53 pm
Put me down for one please
Cheers Keith.
Sure can you inbox me please with if you want plain or engraved 6 or 5 speed.

I only ask for in boxing so I can keep track of who wants one.
Might be a good idea to have a running list of who's signed up and available slots left... :wink: :thumbsup:
While I'm here I have made an executive decision; I would like no engraving on mine please....just clear....pure....simple...nadda...noffink. lol
There already is one.

Try page 1 :wink: :thumbsup:
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Post by LittleZ4 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:53 pm

OP - I'm in as per PM's. Hopefully they'll be enough interest to get it going.

Fair play to the other forum members chipping in with help and advice. Whatever helps make it a nice bit of kit for the community has got to be classed as a win!! :D
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Post by GBZ4 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:39 pm

Hi Buckley06, I’ll have one please :thumbsup: PM’ed as required
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Post by Z4C_er » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:48 pm

Thanks Buckley, I was considering but I'd prefer a more upright style like the M performance or type R knob. If you are doing this all again next time in a different style then I'm in!
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Post by Chris_D » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:23 am

Just a quick kwestchun Buckley.... I know you're going to send me the STEP file over to take a look at but have you sorted the mounting hole details/internals out within your 3D model and subsequent machining requirements including fit tolerances etc? Are you replicating the BMW design or are you planning a retaining hex screw and hole as per the Stormwerks design?
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Post by Buckley06 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:01 am

I was going to put 3 grub screws in through the bottom.
The hole it 14.00 mm and the shaft is 13.95.
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Post by Chris_D » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:13 am

Buckley06 wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:01 am
I was going to put 3 grub screws in through the bottom.
The hole it 14.00 mm and the shaft is 13.95.
Ok, does that match existing gearknobs? Sounds a bit tight .025 clearance...?
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Post by Buckley06 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:48 am

Chris_D wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:13 am
Buckley06 wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:01 am
I was going to put 3 grub screws in through the bottom.
The hole it 14.00 mm and the shaft is 13.95.
Ok, does that match existing gearknobs? Sounds a bit tight .025 clearance...?
Its hard to measure but i will to a tester hole in some scrap material to test the fit first.
Please check out my potential next project.
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Post by Chris_D » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:02 am

Buckley06 wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:48 am
Chris_D wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:13 am
Buckley06 wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:01 am
I was going to put 3 grub screws in through the bottom.
The hole it 14.00 mm and the shaft is 13.95.
Ok, does that match existing gearknobs? Sounds a bit tight .025 clearance...?
Its hard to measure but i will to a tester hole in some scrap material to test the fit first.
Good idea. Same material as gearknob i hope? Can make all the difference.
What steel are u going to use by the way?
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Post by Buckley06 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:10 am

Chris_D wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:02 am
Buckley06 wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:48 am
Chris_D wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:13 am
Ok, does that match existing gearknobs? Sounds a bit tight .025 clearance...?
Its hard to measure but i will to a tester hole in some scrap material to test the fit first.
Good idea. Same material as gearknob i hope? Can make all the difference.
What steel are u going to use by the way?
304 free machining stainless steel.
I work for a plastics company so I don't have much stainless kicking about. I have some 40mm off cuts I can set it up from though.
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Post by Davz » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:12 pm

thanatu55 wrote:
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My point is that research and development has been undertaken rather than placing a ball on a stick. That was the question posed to me and I quantified it with an answer. Marketing speak aside, the point stands.

All I said was that simply copying a shape doesn't make it the equal in all aspects of the other, then Billy Big B*****ks wanted more information and I obliged.
This is a rather crude and infantile reply, however I have a saying that I try to abide by.....FF, forgive and forget, forgive your immature outburst and just forget about it, I always find this very useful when I get cut up by some driver making a mistake.

However my reason for posting is that I have done some research about the stormwerks knob to find out what testing and developing has actually been done. What I find is that stormwerks is just a retail business run by a single person from a residential address with no manufacturing capability. Said person has been director of lots of small businesses including a restaurant, second hand car dealer and an "investment" company where lots of directors were appointed and resigned on the same day, don't know what that is about? Also director of another company which has the same address of evolve automotive, which is just a retailer of tuning parts.
This would suggest to me that the knobs are subcontracted to a general jobbing engineering company, or just bought off the shelf. Considering the price and the cost of the packaging this would most likely be in China or India. Makes me wonder just what testing and developing has actually been done? None I suspect.
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Post by Z4C_er » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:26 pm

Well done Davz. Sadly this is so often the case. Quite dissolutioning to those who felt that their purchased products had a credible development heritage.

Shame on Stormwerks.

On the plus side, once again, Buckley, well done. So we have an item here developed by the people, for the people.

Quite satisfying!
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Post by Chris_D » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:31 pm

I think we're all of the understanding by now that Stormwerks has, like most retail businesses employed a 'colourful' approach to marketing. And why not indeed? It's all about selling a product at the end of the day! Some people are obviously going to be taken in and impressed by the various claims they make re. R&D.

The more shrewd amongst us will see through it and base a purchase decision on common sense, personal value and perceived return on investment....or not :lol:

I'm sure Buckley's knob will undergo the most rigorous and intensive R&D and subsequent product development phase leading to an outrageously successful market release! :lol: :thumbsup:
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Post by thanatu55 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:33 pm

Davz wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:12 pm
This is a rather crude and infantile reply, however I have a saying that I try to abide by.....FF, forgive and forget, forgive your immature outburst and just forget about it, I always find this very useful when I get cut up by some driver making a mistake.

However my reason for posting is that I have done some research about the stormwerks knob to find out what testing and developing has actually been done. What I find is that stormwerks is just a retail business run by a single person from a residential address with no manufacturing capability. Said person has been director of lots of small businesses including a restaurant, second hand car dealer and an "investment" company where lots of directors were appointed and resigned on the same day, don't know what that is about? Also director of another company which has the same address of evolve automotive, which is just a retailer of tuning parts.
This would suggest to me that the knobs are subcontracted to a general jobbing engineering company, or just bought off the shelf. Considering the price and the cost of the packaging this would most likely be in China or India. Makes me wonder just what testing and developing has actually been done? None I suspect.
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Post by DanielRoberts » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:55 am

Hi Buckley06,

I am new to the forum and Z4 ownership but would like one of these, I can't PM yet as don't think I have enough posts. Can you inbox me with your details and add me to the list. Thanks

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