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Duffy Floyd
12-26-2008, 07:10 PM
I guess based on the PM I received it really IS true that "No good deed goes unpunished".

Here are the details I posted in the Control Freak Group Buy Thread for those interested and not willing to wait.

Here is what I was able to arrange.

The supplier is LPW Racing out of Lancaster PA. The gentleman's name (owner) is Doug Felumbaum. This is a new product for Doug but if you want to check out his other diff covers you can visit their website at www.lpwracing.com. Hopefully after the New Year, Doug will have his website updated to show this offering. See attached pics for the cover alone as well as shown installed into a Mustang. This part HAS been fitted to a Super Coupe.

Doug is offering the following pricing:

List price is $219.99 plus $11.99 S & H charge BUT for SCCoA members he is waiving the shipping charge as a special promotional offer up until January 30, 2009. You may order direct using his secure website and add SCCoA after your name to get the waiver of the normal S & H charge. If a total of 25 covers are sold he will refund an additional $10.00. If you do not want to order online you can contact Doug at his work number and place the order direct. The number is listed on his website. The advantage here is you aren't depending on others to get the "Good Guy" pricing and there is no organization needed for a Group Buy.

PN for the cover is 201-8.8IRS.

seawalkersee
12-27-2008, 09:41 AM
So, is that lower from your car in the pic or one sent to you? It looks like the mustang setup.

SWS

Duffy Floyd
12-27-2008, 11:10 AM
The picture is from a Mustang. The picture sent to me by Doug at LPW since there were no pictures on his site of the cover being offered.

DLF
01-03-2009, 02:50 AM
I still have yet to hear from them about the order I placed on 12/19. I even sent a followup email, no reply.

Guess they were/are closed for the holidays.

Flex
01-06-2009, 11:55 PM
Duffy,

Are they cast thicker than the stockers? Does the shipping exemption apply to all SCCOA members or only US?

DLF
01-07-2009, 12:01 AM
I talked to Doug today...

Seems I was the only one that placed an order :(, and he was waiting for more orders to roll in, before he shipped.

He's going to ship mine tomorrow, and I'll take a bunch of measurements and pics as I install it.

Duffy Floyd
01-07-2009, 12:50 AM
Flex,

I suggest you contact Doug at LPW and ask about shipping outside the US. He did not limit the discount when I made the contact....but then again...I did not mention we had international members either.

The cover has to be thicker than stock in the areas of the ribs but apparently Doug will be taking measurements and more able to answer this question for all interested.

Flex
01-07-2009, 01:51 AM
Duffy,

Thanks. I will give him a call.

DLF
01-12-2009, 03:43 PM
Just got home. Pics and details to follow.

Flex
01-12-2009, 04:51 PM
Doug,

Please provide as much detail as you can. Any added fluid capacity, thickness of the flange and body compared to the stocker. Thanks.

DLF
01-12-2009, 07:00 PM
Well, here it is.

As shipped it comes with a single page instruction sheet (how to set the preload on the bearings caps, etc.) and 10 grade 8 bolts and washers (Cad plated?) for the cover.

The flange thinkness is ~.6" all around, and I've attached a pic comparing it to a Cobra cover. I don't have any accurate way to measure the cover thickness itself, but it would appear to be at least 1/4" thick at the thinest point (near the top center of the cover). It's 1 1/2" thick where the bearing cap preload bolts go through.

Due to the limited space between the housing and the stock mount, it's about as shallow as the stock cover, and I believe that there won't be any significant increase in fluid capacity.

Interesting breather filter, appears to be some kind of brass or bronze mesh. No provision for the stock fitting and tube.

The drain plug is 5/16" hex. The cap supports and the drain plug are 1/4".

I'll be mounting it in the car tomorrow, and I'll post some installed pics then.

All in all, a very nice piece, and I'm going to order another one for my newly acquired '98 Mark VIII LSC.

DLF
01-12-2009, 07:04 PM
As I mentioned, the LPW cover comes with grade 8 plated bolts and washers. However, I'm going to use stainless steel 12-point ARP bolts and washers, p/n 612-1250 (pack of 5).

You can get them from Summit here:

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=ARP-612-1250&N=700+&autoview=sku

In the last pic, the two on the left are the LPW bolts, the two on the right are ARP.

Flex
01-12-2009, 10:17 PM
Looks pretty decent and a fair bit thicker than stock. Stainless bolts sound like a good idea.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ARP-612-1250-Bolts-12-pnt-5-16-18-1-250-UHL_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2em20Q2el1116Q QitemZ270326461041QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPart sQ5fAccessories

DLF
01-12-2009, 11:15 PM
Looks pretty decent and a fair bit thicker than stock. Stainless bolts sound like a good idea.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ARP-612-1250-Bolts-12-pnt-5-16-18-1-250-UHL_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2em20Q2el1116Q QitemZ270326461041QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPart sQ5fAccessories

Why would you want to pay $23 shipped for the bolts? Summit has them cheaper in the link I posted. Maybe that's just to my zipcode....

Flex
01-12-2009, 11:20 PM
That's $23 to me in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. Ship me a paper clip and it will cost $25 for priority mail. You have to check the link for your own zip code to calculate your costs. The bolts were $2.50 cheaper per pack. That's why I posted it.

DLF
01-12-2009, 11:23 PM
That's $23 to me in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. Ship me a paper clip and it will cost $25 for priority mail. You have to check the link for your own zip code to calculate your costs. The bolts were $2.50 cheaper per pack. That's why I posted it.

That too bad, I got two packs, plus some others things, for $4.95 shipping...

Flex
01-12-2009, 11:37 PM
Yeah but you are so close and in the same country. I could pass gas in Akron that you would hear in NJ. Anything crosses the border and it's $$$ all the way.

A guy just screwed me on Ebay before Christmas. He not only ships UPS instead of USPS as we agreed, he also lists a value for duty where there wasn't supposed to be any and he doubled the purchase price from $525 to $1100 as well. Costs me another $140 in "brokerage". Now all he has to do to fix it and get me my money back is resubmit the invoice for the purchase price and he won't.

DLF
01-14-2009, 08:50 PM
Well, so far, I've bought two.

Anyone else?

Flex
01-14-2009, 08:52 PM
Trying to decide between the two covers on the basis of potential strength as the difference in cost is not that significant.

DLF
02-09-2009, 07:05 PM
With everything else I've been doing this took a little while, but I installed the LPW cover today. Fits perfect. looks great :).

90blkbrd
02-09-2009, 07:44 PM
looks good under there.

frdlvr30
02-09-2009, 07:58 PM
With everything else I've been doing this took a little while, but I installed the LPW cover today. Fits perfect. looks great :).

Looks like some nice and big custom exhaust you have there. Stainless as well....very nice.

DLF
02-09-2009, 09:01 PM
Looks like some nice and big custom exhaust you have there. Stainless as well....very nice.

Thanks, built it myself. 304 SS 2 1/2" - 3" - 2 1/2". Metallic cats. Borla XS mufflers.

frdlvr30
02-09-2009, 09:28 PM
Thanks, built it myself. 304 SS 2 1/2" - 3" - 2 1/2". Metallic cats. Borla XS mufflers.

Thanks for the Pics. I could tell it was 304 due to the nice bronze color. Thats some really nice work. Wish I had metal working talent like that. Looks like a factory system (quality wise) though bigger. You and Neibert are in your own category in the exhaust department. If I may, what is the brace between the rear lower control arm bosses. Track car or something? Lots of deflection under load there?

Flex
02-09-2009, 09:37 PM
What was the price tag for all the materials?

DLF
02-09-2009, 09:39 PM
Thanks for the Pics. I could tell it was 304 due to the nice bronze color. Thats some really nice work. Wish I had metal working talent like that. Looks like a factory system (quality wise) though bigger. You and Neibert are in your own category in the exhaust department. If I may, what is the brace between the rear lower control arm bosses. Track car or something? Lots of deflection under load there?

It's an original Kenny Brown IRS Brace. Keeps the rear LCA mounts from moving around.

frdlvr30
02-09-2009, 09:40 PM
What was the price tag for all the materials?
Was wondering the samething...

Flex
02-09-2009, 09:41 PM
Maybe Doug will let us know.

DLF
02-09-2009, 09:44 PM
What was the price tag for all the materials?

The two metallic cats were about $150, the three mufflers were $225, the three SS ball and sockets were $125, the Y-pipe was $45, the piping was around $200, and 4 SS O2 bungs and 5 SS hangers.

Total around $750

frdlvr30
02-09-2009, 09:58 PM
The two metallic cats were about $150, the three mufflers were $225, the three SS ball and sockets were $125, the Y-pipe was $45, the piping was around $200, and 4 SS O2 bungs and 5 SS hangers.

Total around $750

Actually less than I thought. Now all I need is Pics of your 98 Cobra in your Sig...then I will leave ya alone...

XR7 Dave
02-09-2009, 10:10 PM
Actually less than I thought. Now all I need is Pics of your 98 Cobra in your Sig...then I will leave ya alone...
Just click the link in his sig for everything you want to know about that car.

frdlvr30
02-09-2009, 10:20 PM
Just click the link in his sig for everything you want to know about that car.

Thanks, I completely missed that link.

DLF
02-10-2009, 12:12 AM
Actually less than I thought. Now all I need is Pics of your 98 Cobra in your Sig...then I will leave ya alone...

Check my web page...