Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

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Ron LaDow
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Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#1 Post by Ron LaDow » Sat May 30, 2015 11:33 pm

This (formerly) Mainely product is in high demand; I have 6 or 8 people on the waiting list. Unfortunately, it was also one of the products with zero inventory when Precision Mattters bought Mainely, and there also was no documentation for manufacture.
The guy who runs Precision Matters therefore generated precision drawings which then went to a supplier who delivers precision parts. Unfortunately, some incorrect dimensions were specified in a precise manner on those precision drawings. So we now have an entire run of parts which are precisely wrong.
Enough; I'll be working with the supplier to see how quickly he can deliver new parts...
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Re: Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#2 Post by JohnThomsonJr » Sun May 31, 2015 8:17 am

Ron LaDow wrote:Some incorrect dimensions were specified in a precise manner on those precision drawings. So we now have an entire run of parts which are precisely wrong.
As an engineer who has definitely been there, done that, this certainly brought me a laugh. Very well done in being honest about root cause-- everyone else just blames the supplier (clearly the machine shop should have known better than to trust my dimensions...)!

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Re: Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#3 Post by Phil Planck » Sun May 31, 2015 8:53 am

Bummer Ron. Just take it out of his paycheck :) . When I started my engineering career as a jr. designer I cut my teeth on the old way of making drawings(pre-CAD). Every drawing that was finished(I thought) went to a "checker", a very experienced designer of that product line. Most drawings came back with red marks with dimensions, tolerances, etc. that needed to be fixed. Obviously the checker is not going to catch everything, but it did help. I don't know what the equivalent of a CAD checker is. Not as easy as a spell checker.

Anyway, thanks for trying to keep the Mainely product line available.
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Re: Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#4 Post by Matthew Devereux » Sun May 31, 2015 10:56 am

I bought a sump cover from them a year or so ago. It fit fine. Maybe he gave you an old revision.
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Re: Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#5 Post by Ron LaDow » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:10 pm

Phil Planck wrote:Bummer Ron. Just take it out of his paycheck.
He got a severe warning!
I said: "Myself, you'd better be more careful.." and went from there.
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Re: Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#6 Post by Tom Tate » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:12 pm

Hey Ron,
I got that bulb that you sent for the primer I have. It works perfect, thanks for the help. It's guys like you that make this such a great Club to be a member of. Keep up the good work and KTF

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CORRECT Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#7 Post by Ron LaDow » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:34 pm

Well, the bozo who screwed up the drawing took our discussion to heart, and the supplier worked some extra time and we now have 356/912 Sump Plates with Drain Plugs in stock for immediate shipment.
I will be contacting those on the waiting list, but if anyone else is looking for them, please call 415-252-1428 CA business hours.
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Re: Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#8 Post by Paul Kust » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:38 am

Great looking sump plate!!!
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Re: Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#9 Post by Conrad Carter » Thu May 04, 2017 10:03 pm

How do I get one of these? Only see plates w/o drain plug on web site.
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Re: Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#10 Post by C J Murray » Fri May 05, 2017 6:18 am

Call Ron, he always answers.
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Re: Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#11 Post by Wes Bender » Fri May 05, 2017 9:55 am

The sump plate with drain plug is there. It's the next item down from the sump plate w/o plug on his list of products.
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......

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Re: Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#12 Post by Ron LaDow » Fri May 05, 2017 8:48 pm

"Call Ron, he always answers."
Pretty much. That's the way I get the money to pay my suppliers.

"The sump plate with drain plug is there. It's the next item down from the sump plate w/o plug on his list of products."
Yep:
http://www.precisionmatters.biz/356-sum ... w-plug.php
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Re: Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#13 Post by Martin Benade » Fri May 05, 2017 9:01 pm

So Ron, it looks like you are plugging your own product. :P

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Re: Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#14 Post by C J Murray » Sat May 06, 2017 7:32 am

Martin, good one! :D
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Re: Sump Plates with Drain Plugs

#15 Post by Conrad Carter » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:59 pm

Do I have to modify engine to install?
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