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Re: my brake booster
At 01:13 PM 4/13/98 -0700, Ken Keith wrote:
>It bugged me so much that I had to call get the story. He told me that
>the boosters come in the box with no packing material, and they repack
>them with newspapers that they get from some place across the street,
>which (I forget the details) are Japanese. His story is corroborated
>by the fact that the inside box was damaged in a different corner than
>the pushrod was facing, as if it was repacked, and originally didn't
>have any packing material. The part is a Lucas part (according to the
>sticker), which he said Lucas/Girling is German. Girling yes, but I've
>never heard of Lucas. I guess they're the same/related company(?).
Lucas is/was an English company and is famous/infamous for producing most
of the electrical components for 60's and 70's era English cars. They have
also been the butt of many jokes like "Why do the English drink warm beer?
Because they have Lucas refrigerators". If their quality is what it used
to be, I'd rather have a Japanese part.