Breach of Contract, Please explain ?
I've never agreed or seen a contract or any paperwork / quote with them, see below another email from the single director:
I will not release my cam spec's to Lindsey Racing (or anyone else for that matter), they are a competitor (although they are far bigger than us) and one I have read rips off other peoples products. No disrespect meant to LR, In have had good dealings with them in the past but still I can't see it makes good sense to give away your businesses IP to a competitor. You might think this is over protective but we developed it, tested it and proved it so we would like to keep that information to ourselves.
I think the scope of this project has changed significantly since I originally sold you the cam and ECU and now that you are having an engine built by someone else and designing your own manifold I think it would be best if you sourced a cam elsewhere. This is because I don't want to end up in some arguments about why the engine blew up or why it didn't perform etc especially when they are asking questions about the cam so say to address issues with our product that could cause their engine to fail. In fact I explicitly don't wan't anything to do with the build of the engine, you have gone the LR route so I think you should go with them the whole hog otherwise its messy and I can see myself getting dragged into a load of hassle for no gain. There needs to be a clear line in terms of responsibility for the different aspects of the project for there to be any involvement from me.
Regarding the ECU, I did not spec you an ECU for an ITB system. I have not tested it on an ITB system and I would not have sold you the kit I sold you if you had told me you would go this route. As such I will not guarantee it in any way shape or form. I presume the reason you are doing the manifold and having LR build you a super head is so you can change the VE of the engine which will throw out my base maps, not only this but going to ITB will change the pressure readings vs a shared plenum. There may be significant effort required to make this work properly with an ITB setup. I'm sure its possible but it will take some thinking about and planning which I am not prepared to do for nothing. If you want any involvement from me on the tuning side then I must have 100% say on all aspects of fuelling, ignition, ECU and associated setup to the full exclusion of LR. TBH I am umming and arring about having any involvement at all.
When you think about it what happens if the engine doesn't run in right or smokes or blows up/whatever and they turn round and say its Augment's fault for tuning it wrong or because the cam wasn't right etc etc.... That leaves me a with a big problem and realistically what profit am I going to make from getting involved vs the risk?? Normally my ECU's are fitted to proven reliable engines with a factory design (or close too).
I have been bitten recently sorting out cars for people who have spent a tonne of cash elsewhere got a load of issues and push back on my charges for sorting them because the budget is blown. This causes me a lot of worry, stress and does no good for the business.
I'm sorry if this seems rather negative but I won't allow myself, my business or my associates to get dragged into a messy situation. We have plenty of clear cut work to do that I know we can get a good outcome from.
The email above is quite clearly saying he doesn;t want anything to do with it..
I've bought products from them which are available online, I discussed having them fitted by them when the car was ready which could be 6 - 12 months +
Then I decided to buy a new engine and they declared they are not fitting them to an engine someone else has built, because they wantd to do it.
On their website it says we supply tuning products, it does not say or offer Engine building?
They currently have all my products and all my money, they will not return my money or my products, and to claim
they are at a loss is Rubbish!
The Email above says it all in my opinion , as he is saying he wants nothing to do with it!
I've never had a quote from them , or seen any of the breakdown or the hypethetical list of costs, only had a phone call from the owners father after the snotty email above, convincing me to let him build it for £1500 all in, and thats it.
For all I know he doesn;t work for his son;s company,