Front Drive, Volume 2 Number 1, December 1977, January 1978
"At last we seem to be in second gear! The spare parts area has been grinding along in first for some time now with response, and the level of activities, frustratingly sporadic. Happily, more people are starting to use the Register's services and our Parts Fund is giving us much needed buying power.
Our account with Traction Avant Nederland is established (see Correspondence, and list below), and we have placed orders for tie-rod ends and four sets of bumper supports. Svenska B11 Klubben are supplying us with vent rubbers and big and small boot rubbers. Prices will depend on costs of freight and duty. We are also arranging to buy in everyday items like radiator hoses, fan belts,points, gaskets, etc., at reduced cost, and we may also be able to supply wheel bearings. Negotiations are under way too for the purchase of a substantial quantity of second-hand parts.
Because we are still relatively small, we cannoy afford to have large stocks of these parts on the shelves, so you will need to plan ahead and buy parts as they become available - we cannot guarantee that they will be available when you want them.
The fifteen Parts Fund members will have first choice of parts as we get them - that's less than a third of the Register - if we can get another fifteen, we will double our buying power - and get into top gear!
Remember that the $40 is refunded on leaving the Register.