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Old 04-10-2020, 08:31 AM   #81
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Many times I thought that the Thickstun-type head covers looked like a cheap, fake-out alternative that some guys might have tried to pass off as Ardun-like covers, although I do know the REAL reason for the Thickstuns. DD


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The real reason is boat racing. They were designed to bolt on to a boss cast into Thickstun heads and protect the spark plugs from shorting out from the splashing water. Thicktun was friends with Frank Baron who was a big cracker jack racer. Thickstun died of a heart attack while making whoopie to a young lady up at the lakes.
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The real reason is boat racing. They were designed to bolt on to a boss cast into Thickstun heads and protect the spark plugs from shorting out from the splashing water. Thicktun was friends with Frank Baron who was a big cracker jack racer. Thickstun died of a heart attack while making whoopie to a young lady up at the lakes.
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Haha. So true.
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Hopefully it was from a heat attack and not a gun shot from and irate boyfriend or husband.
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Hopefully it was from a heat attack and not a gun shot from and irate boyfriend or husband.

The gun shot method may actually have been quicker and less painful. Either way, ya gotta wonder if there was a "happy ending" before this otherwise unhappy ending! DD
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The gun shot method may actually have been quicker and less painful. Either way, ya gotta wonder if there was a "happy ending" before this otherwise unhappy ending! DD
HAHAHA!!! You gotta hope so!
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Old 04-11-2020, 11:45 AM   #88
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The gun shot method may actually have been quicker and less painful. Either way, ya gotta wonder if there was a "happy ending" before this otherwise unhappy ending! DD
Well . . . hopefully he came and went . . .
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Well . . . hopefully he came and went . . .
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Old 04-13-2020, 10:33 PM   #90
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This guy doesn’t have two nickels to put together. Please believe me when I tell you. There is NO MONEY there. It’s.. zip. If anyone is having trouble getting their engine, carbs . Etc from Eric, your options are very limited. Feel free to PM me if any information is needed on GoCat. I will help you in any way I can.
I oredered my 59A three and a half years ago. Sent him US$13.500 and never received anything apart from 'the world is flat' videos or 'COVID19 is fake'.
He posted photos of a 59A block that he supposed to build for me on Instagram but never sent any photos of progress. I suggested to come and pick up the unfinished block, just to get something but he refused. I never talked bad about him on social media and always tried to find a solution as I know how hard it is to run a one-man-shop, but now he blocked me on Instagram and doesn't reply to my email.
Yes, I know what you guys are saying, why did you send him that much money? Because I thought it is a small world of like minded honest people who help each other. A very expensive lesson for me. And by the way, my 32 roadster is almost finished now, just missing the motor :-), Ralf from New Zealand
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Old 04-17-2020, 08:31 AM   #91
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See...I told you guys I wasn't lying. Cyclone Racer contact me.
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Old 04-17-2020, 09:35 AM   #92
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The guy is a total sham and a liar. Stay far away from him.
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Old 04-20-2020, 05:27 PM   #93
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See...I told you guys I wasn't lying. Cyclone Racer contact me.
Any update on your conversations with the sherrif?
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Old 04-21-2020, 09:42 PM   #94
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Yes...But I will not discuss it over the Internet. I had to go to his shop and take back/retrieve part of my block and parts. Legal charges are pending.
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Yes...But I will not discuss it over the Internet. I had to go to his shop and take back/retrieve part of my block and parts. Legal charges are pending.
Man, this stinks. He is all over Instagram blabbing about how the Corona virus is all a scam perpetuated by medical field to scam insurance companies out of money.

Maybe a little less insanity and a little more work would get him out of hot water.

I hope this all works out for you. Good luck and good riddance to Go Cat Speed Shop.

I also find it telling that he has yet to come on to post to attempt to clear his name. He knows this post is here and on other forums.

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I personally have always had a problem with operations that have "cutsey-poo" names. "Go-Cat Speed Shop"? Give me a break. This guy just enforces that feeling. I like names like "Precision Machining" or maybe even "NAPA". Our local NAPA guy in Brainerd is an expert with flatheads.

I hope you guys who have been scammed get some kind of positive results. I would like to see this guy end up paying for his sins.
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I wonder how many people that dealt with this guy got anything in writing(contract) from him? With nothing in writing its difficult to prosecute guys like this because it's your word against his word. In order to get this guy into the legal system(or jail) you have to show a pattern of failure to perform. Contracts are evidence. This guy does deserve to serve some time, but without some good solid evidence he may escape the system. I hope for the best for everyone who has been take by this scumbag. Even if he does get hauled into court you can rest assured that he will get a taxpayer funded lawyer.
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I wonder how many people that dealt with this guy got anything in writing(contract) from him? With nothing in writing its difficult to prosecute guys like this because it's your word against his word. In order to get this guy into the legal system(or jail) you have to show a pattern of failure to perform. Contracts are evidence. This guy does deserve to serve some time, but without some good solid evidence he may escape the system. I hope for the best for everyone who has been take by this scumbag. Even if he does get hauled into court you can rest assured that he will get a taxpayer funded lawyer.
Most of the guys I've connected with did their communications via text or email, so I'm sure there is a flood of documentation of his promises and excuses and lack of delivery.
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Man, this stinks. He is all over Instagram blabbing about how the Corona virus is all a scam perpetuated by medical field to scam insurance companies out of money.

Maybe a little less insanity and a little more work would get him out of hot water.

I hope this all works out for you. Good luck and good riddance to Go Cat Speed Shop.

I also find it telling that he has yet to come on to post to attempt to clear his name. He knows this post is here and on other forums.
Looks like he closed up his Instagram page.
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Looks like he closed up his Instagram page.
It must have been recent.

He will still post and make comments on other flathead related accounts.

Thats where I found his crazy conspiracy theories he believes regarding the Corona virus.

Search #gocatspeedshop. You should be able to find those comments that way unless he deleted those as well.

He knows damn well this thread is going on.
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