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Old 01-25-2020, 02:29 AM   #61
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Old 01-25-2020, 02:54 PM   #62
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If you go to see him, make sure everything you're doing is above board, that you're not threatening him in any manner and that you operate in a safe and legal manner and that you document any "deal" you guys come up with. If it involves "parts" - you need to know that they are HIS parts, that he has legal title to them and that he has a right to use them as payment back to you. You don't want to be in the middle of any sort of legal situation - as parts he has, may not be his . . . or they may even have a lien filed against them. One never knows . . .

Don't put yourself in a situation where you commit a crime and end up on the receiving end of the legal system . . . not worth it in any way . . . every for a $10K loss.
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:13 PM   #63
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If you go to see him, make sure everything you're doing is above board, that you're not threatening him in any manner and that you operate in a safe and legal manner and that you document any "deal" you guys come up with. If it involves "parts" - you need to know that they are HIS parts, that he has legal title to them and that he has a right to use them as payment back to you. You don't want to be in the middle of any sort of legal situation - as parts he has, may not be his . . . or they may even have a lien filed against them. One never knows . . .

Don't put yourself in a situation where you commit a crime and end up on the receiving end of the legal system . . . not worth it in any way . . . every for a $10K loss.
I hear he loves unanounced drop ins.
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:29 PM   #64
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Here's the website. Go to it guys... http://gocatspeedshop.com/
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Old 01-26-2020, 07:32 PM   #65
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Just a word of caution when dealing with an engine rebuilder. I had a machine shop with an excellent reputation and long experience rebuild my 21 stud engine. After I installed it and installed the entire front clip the engine wouldn't start. It turned out the engine rebuilder hired an apprentice to do the reassembly of the engine because the shop had a heavy workload. Guess what? The apprentice installed the cam gear on the camshaft wrong! The shop owner did not check it and I did not check it either. Why should I check it? I was dealing with a reputable shop I thought. Fixing that mistake was not any fun as you can imagine. This is just one more thing to think about when selecting a rebuilding shop. Jim in San Jose
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Old 01-26-2020, 07:44 PM   #66
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One question; did the shop in question correct the problem on their nickel?
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Old 01-27-2020, 05:42 PM   #67
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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.
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:27 PM   #68
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Tubman: He offered to pay for a new set of gaskets. I didn't want him messing around with the whole front grill, radiator, etc. so I did it myself. He is not a bad guy. He just made a poor business decision to have inexperienced people work for him and not inspect their work. I believe in giving young people a chance to work and learn but as a shop owner you have to make sure they do it right. So both the shop owner and I learned something from this experience. Jim in San Jose.
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:27 PM   #69
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Stay away from Eric B.at Gocat Speed shop in Englewood,Colorado. I'm consulting with Arapahoe Co.Sheriff's/Englewood Police Dept. for Theft and Fraud charges. Legal charges are pending! He owes a lot of people. You have been warned!
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Old 04-02-2020, 10:11 PM   #70
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Keep us posted what happens. I cant imagine much will happen in terms of getting any money out of him. He has none.

Get it in parts though.
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Old 04-03-2020, 04:47 PM   #71
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why on earth would any body pay 10,000 for a flat head rebuild
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Old 04-03-2020, 07:46 PM   #72
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why on earth would any body pay 10,000 for a flat head rebuild
I'm sure it is a lot more than just a normal "rebuild". When you start getting up into these dollar figures, it can easily include $5000 of all the cool "go fast" goodies that many folks want ---> stroker reciprocating assembly, cam kit, heads, intake, multiple carbs, ignition, headers . . . you get the idea.

Performance parts on Flatheads cost a lot more than on a SBC, but shop rates are shop rates . . . and machine shop and assembly work in typically over $100 a hour in many places. Doesn't take that long to eat up $5000 of labor - especially when you start a lot of hand work ---> porting, relieving, valve setup, etc..

I've heard of quite a few guys spending over $10K for what I'd call a 3/4 style street engine (at places like H&H in SoCal). Now if you start getting into higher end parts ---> superchargers, injectors, etc -- the price goes up.
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I agree with Bored&Stroked, I have 1 engine it would cost at least that much again to replace if I had to. If I could afford a set of Ardun heads, 10k would seem like chump change.
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Old 04-07-2020, 12:50 PM   #74
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why on earth would any body pay 10,000 for a flat head rebuild
It's not so much the $ of parts but is the promise of getting it faster which is why it'll cost 10k, then listening to him lying every day about it
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I agree with Bored&Stroked, I have 1 engine it would cost at least that much again to replace if I had to. If I could afford a set of Ardun heads, 10k would seem like chump change.
Yes - add another $20K to it at least! LOL
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That gives me an idea. Maybe I should have some aluminum valve covers cast for an early Dodge (or maybe DeSoto) that look like Ardun covers. I would sell them for a paltry $5000.
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That gives me an idea. Maybe I should have some aluminum valve covers cast for an early Dodge (or maybe DeSoto) that look like Ardun covers. I would sell them for a paltry $5000.
Someone makes Ardun & Flathead valve covers for SBC's already. I'll leave it to you all to judge
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You guys don't listen? Stay away from Eric B. at Gocat Speed Shop in Englewood,Co. I'm consulting with Arapahoe Co Sheriffs/Englewood Police Dept.For Theft and Fraud charges! Legal charges are pending! He owes a lot of people. You have been warned!!
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That gives me an idea. Maybe I should have some aluminum valve covers cast for an early Dodge (or maybe DeSoto) that look like Ardun covers. I would sell them for a paltry $5000.

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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rsc337, thanks for the warning.
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