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BriansMGBV8
Brian Macmillan
Seattle
(10 posts)

Registered:
09/26/2008 12:39PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB Roadster Rover 4L

Found & Bought - WTB Rover 3.5 Piston Set
Posted by: BriansMGBV8
Date: February 24, 2021 11:46PM

Need a set of Rover 3.5 9.35:1 (+.020) pistons. If anyone has a set or knows of a good deal out there, please let me know.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/01/2021 12:37PM by MGBV8.


BriansMGBV8
Brian Macmillan
Seattle
(10 posts)

Registered:
09/26/2008 12:39PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB Roadster Rover 4L

Re: WTB Rover 3.5 Piston Set
Posted by: BriansMGBV8
Date: March 29, 2021 12:29AM

I'm posting this info as a warning to others buying parts. If I'm violating a rule of this site I apologize upfront but I need to put out the word.

I've bought a lot of parts online, from Craigs, this Forum and the MGExperience and I've never had an issue till recently and it involved names registered here and on the the BritishV8. I've been shopping for pistons for my Rover 3.5L build. I posted a WTB here and on the MGExperience I received a messege from a Kyle Lewis (Kyle0789) stating:

Contact Travis in Ketucky,he has a Rover 3.5 Piston Set for sale,here's his gmail twilliams00545@gmail.com

I contacted Travis Williams via that email and negotiated $300 for a set of new pistons. Made payment via ZELLE but the payment email I put in registered asTerri Essman (onepackerfan01@yahoo.com), which obviously is not the same person I was emailing too. Too late, payment sent. Last email I've had from him was on 10MAR21 saying he shipped. I've emailed several times requesting shipping status with no response to either email.

Some other things I noticed (too late) was that Kyle Lewis (Kyle0789) registered on the BritishV8 site on 5MAR21, the same day I received the message from him. Also, the same person became a member on this site on 10MAR21 with no posts or action since 11MAR21. Neither Travis Williams or Terri Essman is registered on this either site which seems odd for one selling Rover 3.5L pistons.

Could all be a coincedence and if I receive the parts tomorrow in the mail tomorrow I'll make a formal apology to all, but my gut tells me this was a scam. Not a lot of money, but I really wanted those pistons. Now I'm back searching.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: WTB Rover 3.5 Piston Set
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 29, 2021 09:33AM

Thanks. I noticed you also reported this on the MG Experience. Buyers beware or, at least, be aware.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/29/2021 09:36AM by MGBV8.


BriansMGBV8
Brian Macmillan
Seattle
(10 posts)

Registered:
09/26/2008 12:39PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB Roadster Rover 4L

Re: WTB Rover 3.5 Piston Set
Posted by: BriansMGBV8
Date: March 31, 2021 09:25PM

I received Rover 3.5 piston set and rings from Rimmer Bros....9.35:1 +.020 shipped to Seattle $350


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4042 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: WTB Rover 3.5 Piston Set
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 01, 2021 12:35PM

Great! Cast, I assume.


BriansMGBV8
Brian Macmillan
Seattle
(10 posts)

Registered:
09/26/2008 12:39PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB Roadster Rover 4L

Re: Found & Bought - WTB Rover 3.5 Piston Set
Posted by: BriansMGBV8
Date: April 02, 2021 12:14AM

Yes, Cast. Summit had for less money but the compression was lower and did not include rings. All said and done it was a reasonable price. Once pistons, block and head measurements are complete I'll determine Cam choice and bearings.


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