Beware of Dave Bean
I am just finishing up having my 73 Europa TC restored. It's been at Ragtops and Roadsters in PA for about 10 months now, and they've done some really nice work. I had bought a set of front and rear British Leyland brake servos from Dave Bean Engineering...a Lotus parts "specialist" to replace my faulty Girling Brakes (imagine that). It was about a year ago, when I had started the restoration. The car was about done and the guys doing the work took it for a test drive. They brake servos are no good. They are seized. Now these were brand new parts and the car has never been driven since they were installed. The parts were $600, and the labor nearly $1000. I called the guys at Dave Bean and told them the situation. They will not stand behind their parts. I'm out $1600, plus I have to pay to get new ones and have the work done all over again. How unprofessional can you be?! There's not a whole lot I can do I guess, but if writing this on a Lotus site keeps a few people from buying parts from these idiots I'll feel a little better. Stick with RD Enterprises for Lotus parts, they're good people.
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