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Cadl66

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Freight Options for Cylinder Heads
« on: March 09, 2011, 03:30:21 PM »
So far I have only able to source a couple of 67 429 cylinder heads from America. Regular Post and Fedex are very expensive. Are there any other cheaper options that can deliver in a reasonable time frame?

Offline Bruce Reynolds

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Re: Freight Options for Cylinder Heads
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 03:35:20 PM »
Finding someone with a container that is about to depart USA.

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Re: Freight Options for Cylinder Heads
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 03:52:13 PM »
Thanks Bruce. Generally how long does it take for a container to be shipped here?

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Re: Freight Options for Cylinder Heads
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 03:57:51 PM »
Depends on a number of things, like how long the container sits on the dock in the Philippines waiting for transshipping to Australia. (one of mine spent 9 days), but usually from start to finish around 4 to 6 weeks.

Bruce. >:D

PS.   But, don't count on it being delivered on time.
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Re: Freight Options for Cylinder Heads
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 12:55:05 PM »
I've just had a cylinder head and two intake manifolds arrive in Sydney from Phoenix AZ.  The parts were charged to my credit card on February 4th in Phoenix and I picked them up from Ashfield in Sydney on March 18th.

For those who are interested the whole process is very easy and not too expensive.  The freight from Arizona to Long Beach CA was $82US for UPS.  The freight from Long Beach to Sydney was $100AUD plus a bit of duty and GST.   This is for very heavy cast iron stuff that came in a box about 70cm x 90cm x 30cm and weighed 60kg. If anyone wants to bring stuff in that's too difficult to post then give John Flemming in Sydney a call on 0400 295295.  He's quite happy to import parts or cars for anyone who wants them.

Parts or cars will need to be sent to Western Maritime Express in Long Beach and then John takes over from there.  Probably best to give John a call first though so he knows there's stuff coming, especially big stuff like cars which need the paperwork to be correct.  Parts need to be marked "Classic US Imports" for arrival at Western Maritime so they find their way to the right container.

Hope this info can help someone,

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Re: Freight Options for Cylinder Heads
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2011, 03:47:50 AM »
Did you try Frank Tonitto in Sydney. Last time I was looking for 429 Heads he had several.
I ended up restoring my own but he did have stock. Can't vouch for him as a seller, maybe someone else has dealt with him.

http://franktonitto.com/

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Re: Freight Options for Cylinder Heads
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2011, 04:56:40 PM »
Picked up my large (too large for US Post) parts from John Flemming on Friday. Prompt delivery and very resonable rates. John's rates make Fedex and UPS look positively greedy.

Thanks, John.



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Re: Freight Options for Cylinder Heads
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 12:45:15 PM »
Great work John,

I'm happy to hear the freight went well and at the right price. 

Dave
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Re: Freight Options for Cylinder Heads
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 03:46:21 PM »
Because I like to promote good service, John Flemming has done it again for me with two '36 wheels, a very heavy flathead crankshaft and a pair of equally heavy '37 75 series, eleven leaf rear springs for less than the wheels would have cost through Fedex or UPS!