EVERY ROSE garden has thorns so mixed in with the stuff we are all here to do, have done and watch being done stuff on these classic machines the addage “its all about the money in life” unfortunately is true.
Converting a coach to FiTech, all new brakes, new bearings…..came in with over 1/2″ of play in a front bearing! A crack fixed in his crossover and a pile of other really needed stuff done over several months and because his rusted fuel tanks threw stuff into his new injectors that FiTech replaced and we replaced for free has has withheld something like 6 invoices over like 4 months disputing ALL of his work because he needs new fuel tanks and I won’t give them to him! Being too business personal? He’ll no! You guys need to know the Crap and why if I get out of helping anyone in the future you know why! It will effect us all! Am I jumping to conclusions and everyone isn’t that way and you’re not here for them…….kinda tired of it! There’s 2 people right now on Facebook who have done other intentional things like this that have effected our business. You say you don’t want to get involved…..guess what you are! This is a really small, close business and industry….you hurt one you effect them all. If you know of or know one of these Trolls that are taking from your community don’t be a silent chump anymore! You are helping me or just stand aside I’ll do it myself! Am I missed? I’ll be back in an hour for more…..sorryGgood, the meeting over it didn’t take an hour….I had a few things to say…..no purchases over $500 charged, sorry but costing for the convienance then putting yourself into a liability that some Troll can take his money back for made up reasons? No thank you, now EVERYONE be included has been hurt! 2 we are not preparing for parts when someone wants something done. I can’t put money out for you. And for many getting restoration work done we’ve been doing this all along but it must be SOP for our future. We’ve been lax in our watchfulness. Its nuts but folks look for all sorts of angles when it comes to abusing someone and those of us who don’t watch for people like that are their targets!
And most of these people get away with it because the silent majority lets them. Promise…..no politics….that’s as far as I’m going! Crooks hide in plain sight……stay vigilant!
If I feel more needs to be said about this current situation I will so stay tuned.
Ok work…….a damaged crank. A rod bearing spun cutting a deep gouge in the crankWe’re breaking down this core shipped in. So to step u thru this for this guy and for you…..we require a core deposit when building a motor to swap out. We need a viable core to use for the next build. So when the builder calls you back saying there is a problem with the core……here is how it goes: Looking at the block it has junk yard grease pencil markings so it is not the original motor.. most probably a car motorit has 1 new freeze plug with a heat tab glued to it which means the motor has had a “down and dirty”…..the bad freeze plugs were replaced and a heat tab included to see if the motor is heated up in the future but the block was not cleaned…..some old freeze plugs were thereThe rod AND main bearings of the crank were damaged….my bet is cheap bearingswhich allowed so much movement the Pistons hit the crankIn short the crank is not rwuseableA new crank through Eagle is $500 do the core value has to be adjusted. Just like rust clogging injectors…its not the injectors fault, not the installers but to rust that was in the tank……(previous situation analogy) no ones fault, someone’s responsibility but not ours. Please understand this whenever you work with folks doing things for you. They can’t be effected by your situation………
Btw, another change around here is you must sign the invoice saying we cannot take responsibility for rust in the original steel fuel tanks. Its known Ethanol trusts these tanks…..its not our fault! The crust of what I’m dealing with right now!
We have fuel tanks being manufactured and several projects here are waiting on those. Cheaper than rigging what’s there!
So life goes on, this guy still has not contacted me so it looks like we’ll go thru the courts but really, why does this have to be …….. Everyone just needs to work together! See you tomorrow………