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I never received anything from Alex after his bombshell message.

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1 hour ago, mike_sekinger said:

I never received anything from Alex after his bombshell message.

I was afraid that would happen, and the parts that were sent to Alex/ Pro Alloy would be lost... Which is why I explicitly asked the question. To which Alex replied he would send back the parts and reimburse shipping.

On 27/03/2022 at 22:29, ProAlloy-Alex said:

Of course I will reimburse delivery and send back the OE ducting of course.

Another promise broken it seems. Surely there must be legal action that can be taken? As I understand it the compressor ducts are not that easy to find and it's hard to run a V8 without them!

Filip

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I just received an email from Alex.   He has been ill but is back at work now and is preparing to ship the ducts back.

I will suggest that he returns the ducts to the respective kit owners.

More to follow....

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@mike_sekinger I have a theoretical question : Let's say the chargecooler kit is built and installed... Would the chargecooler radiator at the front interfere with the operation of the engine radiator ? Would the chargecooler radiator block / reduce the air cooling area of the regular radiator ? Thanks !!

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@MD355  If your main coolant radiator is free of debris and in good operating condition, then in practice you will not notice any difference.  Of course there is a theoretical increase in the temperature of the air that is reaching the main coolant radiator, but this is not going to bring your main coolant radiator anywhere near the point where it cannot cope.   Think of how the main coolant radiator is able to keep the main coolant under control in different ambiant temperatures.   On the very hottest of days in Summer, you will notice that you coolant fans may be triggered more often, but the radiator is still able to contol the temperature.

In addition, remember that a chargecooled engine will generally place less stress on the engine coolant system anyway(main coolant and oil).

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Did anyone who was involved in the Group Buy receive their compressor ducts back from ProAlloy?

I`ve had several emails over the last month from Alex saying that the compressor ducts have been sent, but no tracking info can be provided.   I was just curious if anyone else got anything back?

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I'd be taking this to someone more senior and if there's no luck with them it sounds like it may have to go legal. 

Very poor show in every aspect from ProAlloy. Really not what's expected from a company who previously had a very strong reputation. 

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This morning, I received the return shipment of my compressor ducts from ProAlloy.

I hope that the other participants also received their hardware.

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Good news Mike, finally!

I recall you had sent over multiple sets, including mine, I assume you received all of them back?

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Hi Filip,

No, I only received a single set.  Alex explained that he would be returning the ducts to the respective planned recipients.  It`s all a bit of a shit-show to be honest.

You should email Alex directly at [email protected]

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On Tuesday I sent an email to Alex and today I got a reply confirming he would ship my ducts back to me. Fingers crossed but I'm hopeful again.

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Although not an excuse, I beleive that Alex is struggling with some health issues.   Just for info.

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