So I made a couple of posts about how i could get ez30/ez36 pulleys made whilst the old thread was still active but it never went anywhere.
Long story short, I've finally done it for me personally. I've had a multiple award winning machinist (the guys REALLY know their stuff) make a "copy" of the OEM cast one machined out of solid billet alloy and am running it on my own car as a "prototype".
So far, i'm in love with it. Factory weight is 1756 grams and my pulley is 559 grams. An almost 1200g/70% weight saving!
I've had a chat with the guys at the shop and they've told me they can reproduce them (they made mine as a special once off knowing i was planning on doing this) as i'm interested in getting the pulley thread up and running again. Hopefully SBT has linked this thread at the end of the old one that never eventuated.
The good news is, I don't need 30 people to preorder them!
They can be reproduced for a price of $300USD shipped individually, or we can do batches of ten at $250USD shipped.
The way I think it's best to do it is that I'll run every "batch" buy for four weeks or once we get to ten orders, whichever comes first.
If/when we get to ten buyers I'll make the order and if we get to the four week mark without getting to ten, I'll contact everyone that have already made a deposit about whether they're happy to pay the extra $50 due to having to get them made in smaller numbers. If not, I can just refund your money - it won't make any difference to the price for the remaining four if three out of seven cancel for example.
I'd need a $100USD deposit if you want to buy one (pay via paypal) and lead time is a week. I can place the order with $1000USD and then once they're made, can post them to you as soon as the remaining $150 is paid.
For those wondering about the quality: They're all made with precision CNC equipment and my "prototype" was within 15 microns/0.015mm/0.00059inches of OEM.
Paypal would be the payment method and if anyone wants to ask any questions/make any suggestions/etc etc then I'm all ears - e.g if we were at 8 buyers by the four week point and those 8 just wanted to wait an extra couple of weeks or whatever to see if we could get two more, that wouldn't be a problem. I know a lot of guys like to get them anodised in different colours too so if anyone does, I can get on the horn to the local anodising guys and see how much that would be.
Otherwise, start spreading the word, we've been trying to get these things made by aftermarket manufacturers for years!