RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

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RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby chad b. » Mon May 13, 2013 2:30 pm

I have called and searched and cannot find one. I even emailed a few places in New Zealand that was advertising them in stock, but they actually had none. Does anyone know where I could get one? I already talked to Ricky. He said they had none and wasn't sure when hey would get more.


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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby nismoplsr » Fri May 17, 2013 4:38 pm

I assume he meant that he already talked to Ricky at Raw Brokerage.

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby chad b. » Sun May 19, 2013 3:08 am

Ricky is the owner of Raw Brokerage.

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Robert5995 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:02 pm

Hey, Chad B. -
Just wanted to let you know that Zaklee will be coming out with the RB25/25/26 clear cam gear covers in around a month. Stay tuned, thanks!
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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby chad b. » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:50 pm

Bad a**

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Robert5995 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:59 pm

Chad B. -
I'll make sure that you are the first to get one! ;)
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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby chad b. » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:33 am

That would be so legit. Thank you.

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby TimTurboZ » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:31 am

How much? any for a NEO?

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Robert5995 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:50 pm

Gents -

What about these? I just got these from the molder. The mold isn't polished yet, it will be in a week or so, and you will be able to see through them "like water". Note, once again: these aren't finished parts, just proofs from the mold. Note also that the mold will also make the flat, RB20/26/30 clear cam gear covers. ;) They fit the mating part with masking tape wrapped around the bolts to take up the clearance in the bushings, so I'm happy with the hole alignment!

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Robert5995 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:51 pm

Turbo Tim -
Stupid question: what's a NEO head?
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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby chad b. » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:42 pm

Looks awesome! How much and when will you have one ready to ship?

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Robert5995 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:14 pm

Chad B -
You may want to give me around 3 weeks or so. I'll have to get the mold polished, get a molding machine schedules, do the run, get them packaged up, get them delivered here, et cetera. Also, I'll be needing your full name and address! ;)

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Postby amurorey » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:27 pm

Subscribed.

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby chad b. » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:05 am

Pm sent with requested info

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Robert5995 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:30 am

Chad B -

I received your PM, and I can't respond, since evidently I haven't posted here enough! :gapteeth:

In short, yes and yes. It will be easier to chat with me by my email address. Please contact me there.

To answer your great question: You all should know that Polycarbonate will yellow over time, but only when exposed to lengthy periods of sunlight. If you keep your hoods on your cars, it won't be a problem! Lots of guys have had these on their (other) cars for years with no yellowing.

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby chad b. » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:39 pm

sweet thanks. I'll email you with any more questions

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby S14-vietusmc » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:03 pm

Hey Rob, apparently I can't PM either due to my noobness. Can you shoot me some info or get on your list to purchase this thing? Thanks.
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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Robert5995 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:47 am

Gents -
Small delay - the mold polisher is backed up three weeks! :(
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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Nick1987 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:13 pm

Hi guys, just got myself a stagea and just found this post, wondering how these covers where getting on and how I can get my hands on one. I see the raw brokerage site and see the post that said they haven't got any.

Any help is much appreciated

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Robert5995 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:55 pm

Nick, Paul, Chad B.,

I scrapped the mold for the RB parts in the post above - bad design work!

I have solids-modeled the next round of the part. We have also made a 3-D printed version of the file for fit testing. It fit very nicely on the engine we have here, nicer than the stamped stock part does! I sent it to the gents at Raw Brokerage for a fitting without me staring over their shoulder, and they can back with two thumbs up. So that part of the mold is ready to start. Sorry for the delays - my error and it won't be happening again. :cool:

I am also making a mold the the Blacktop/Silvertop 4AG Toyota engines at the same time, in the same piece of steel as the RB cover mold. It would be great to know someone in the States that has one of these engines for fit checking. Otherwise, my vendor in Australia will get the 3-D printed version of that solids-model file in the mail one day. When everyone is nodding their heads in unison, Zaklee will get rocking and rolling on getting this mold up and making parts.

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Coolwhip » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:59 pm

The cover fits great, Rob has been working closely with us to make sure it'll work out for you guys.

Should have these on the shelf soon.

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Robert5995 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:37 am

Thanks, Sean, you guys have been wonderful!

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Eclipsado » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:53 am

Hi there, do you still making these? Im up for a clear gear cover for the rb25, let me know if there is any chance to get one

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Robert5995 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:46 am

Eclipsado -
Yes, I am. The mold base has been purchased, and the holes cut for the cavities. (There will be two cavities, the other is for the Toyota 20V Blacktop/Silvertop cam gear covers.) The cooling passages need to be put in the mold, as well as the ejection pins. It has been a slow and onerous process, much to my chagrin.
Hang in there, I'll be posting here long before they'll be for sale!
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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby chad b. » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:50 pm

Man I had about given up! Good to know you're still moving foreword with it. Can't wait to get one. I wanna be able to cover up the cam gears while still showing off my HKS bling!

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby AZhitman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:26 pm

Rob - Are you going to be dealing these through Ricky at RB?

If he's ok with it, might not be a bad idea (unless you're interested in becoming a vendor).

Interested as well, since we have a RB in the zpowersteering.com S30 demo car.

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Robert5995 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:03 am

Hitman -

I PM'd you, thanks!

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Eclipsado » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:59 pm

Hi Robert, saw now your reply, how its going on with them? any updates?

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Re: RB25DET clear cam gear cover ????

Postby Robert5995 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:33 pm

Eclipsado -

It is going about as well as can be expected. My block of aluminum is in the CNC mill, and getting worked on as we speak, I am happy to say. Once, done and fitted into the mold base, I'll have to get it shipped up here (30 miles), and you don't want to use your pickup truck to carry this - it'll bend it in half. The mold will get in line (short) at the mold polisher. Once done, it will get sent to the molder where it will get in line, again, hopefully not that long. Once I have a few, I will ship them to a few guys here as freebies, as long as I get in trade some high-quality pictures of their engine bay with the clear cam gear cover on it. Those pictures will go on my site, THEN, my "door will be open" as far as doing business with everyone. That's not too bad, eh? Don't ask me to put a time on it!

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