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Old 07-07-2019, 09:34 AM   #1
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Looking for a good flathead rebuilder in Colorado for my 53 239.Nearest one with good reputation is in Nebraska but wondering if there are any ones closer to Denver area. Thanks ......Bob
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:05 AM   #2
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Excellent FH builder in Fairbury NE. Schmidt Machine. 402-729-5450 He's done several for me and they worked great. I know it's a little out of your area but worth the trip.
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:15 AM   #3
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Go cat speed shop. He is in Denver. He’s a Flathead builder.
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:44 PM   #4
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I considered Go Cat but have heard some bad reviews about them. Anyone else in the Rocky Mtn. area?
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:14 PM   #5
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I have also heard bad things about "Go Cat Speed Shop"; Check on the H.A.M.B.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:53 AM   #6
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I went to college in Colorado but now build flatheads in California. I can help you arrange shipping to H&H Flatheads.
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:08 PM   #7
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I have also heard bad things about "Go Cat Speed Shop"; Check on the H.A.M.B.
Do your homework on Go Cat
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:50 PM   #8
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Try Gene French in Nunn CO (970)581-2808

I have spent about 30K miles in a '36 Coupe powered by a '36LB he rebuilt
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:53 PM   #9
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I sent him $10,000 in April 2016 have made a lot of calls April 8, 2020 will be four years no success whatsoever on my motor
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:05 PM   #10
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Has anyone else had problems with go cat speed shop I’ve been waiting on my motor for four years and sent him $10,000 upfront
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:17 PM   #11
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I sent him $10,000 in April 2016 have made a lot of calls April 8, 2020 will be four years no success whatsoever on my motor

MON DIEU! Get the Sheriff and the State's Attorney General involved. There are just too many a-holes getting away with this kind of crap. I'm really sorry to hear of your monetary predicament. I was involved in a similar situation with a body shop jerk-off here in Texas about 29 years ago. The only bad habit these scum-wads have is continuing to breathe. And welcome to The 'Barn. DD
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:20 PM   #12
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I sent him $10,000 in April 2016 have made a lot of calls April 8, 2020 will be four years no success whatsoever on my motor
Sorry to hear that. That's why I said do your homework.

Fellas, if a guy has your motor and parts, no need to give them any money until you have your motor.

If a shop asks for money up front, it generally means they have cash flow issues or poor credit.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:40 PM   #13
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Hell - send it here to Ohio . . . can have Fowler Engines build it . . . and you'll be very happy with the results. Also, it won't cost you $10,000 to build one. PM me if interested.
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Iīm s bit curious how theese guys survive...some day the wrong guy with a real bad temper must get them...10k buys a small army from former yugoslavia if the law canīt fix it
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See my post on the other thread about these guys.
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Old 01-21-2020, 06:18 PM   #16
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Has anyone else had problems with go cat speed shop Iíve been waiting on my motor for four years and sent him $10,000 upfront
You better file a complaint with your local consumer fraud department and do it now. Consumer Fraud is usually part of your local District Attorney's Office. Guys like this are out and out thieves and people need to stand up and not let them get away with this stuff. I deal with a local speed and machine shop and they have never asked for down payment or money up front. At some point people need to stop being the good guy (victim).
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:35 PM   #17
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MON DIEU! Get the Sheriff and the State's Attorney General involved. There are just too many a-holes getting away with this kind of crap. I'm really sorry to hear of your monetary predicament. I was involved in a similar situation with a body shop jerk-off here in Texas about 29 years ago. The only bad habit these scum-wads have is continuing to breathe. And welcome to The 'Barn. DD
Thanks for coming back to me you are right about that several people have told me to do that also maybe something will work out but I donít think so thanks
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:17 PM   #18
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A long time ago I heard good things about this guy, no personal experience tho:
Jeff Andreen
303-430-8972
8240 Circle Drive
Westminster CO

There are several good flathead shops in Albuquerque, a day's drive south of Denver:
Automotive Machine Service -- 505-242-3548
Gary McGlasson -- 505-250-1586 gmr11@msn.com
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:26 PM   #19
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Thanks for coming back to me you are right about that several people have told me to do that also maybe something will work out but I donít think so thanks
Heard he's considering closing down the shop this spring because to many people are bugging him about their engines. I know a bunch of guys are waiting all over the US and Intl. If you can take a trip to CO, get three police to escort you over there and get your money back in parts he has all over the shop.

Get on it before he closes shop and skips town.
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Old 01-25-2020, 02:01 AM   #20
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Be careful about taking parts out of a shop thatīs not yours !!
If they are owned by another person and he can prove it when you have mounted them to your new and fancy engine...it can end up bad !!
Worst case scenario he can walk off with the entire engine after the law has ruled...
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