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Offline cordodge

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #105 on: December 30, 2016 - 05:25:38 PM »
As I re-read thru this post, the more infuriating it is! Bruce you are keeping better composure than I would. My crate (much older) could really use a fresh-up. I'm more afraid than ever to open it up. I hope you get positive resolution out of all this, hang in there.

Thanks Bigs, yes it's very frustrating not knowing if anything will come out if it. I'm sure yours will never be as bad as what was found in this jem, just trying to resolve it in a peaceful manner I think if I freak out they will just do nothing for sure. It is a huge chunk of change that's pretty much toast as it needs a rotating assembly for sure and that's as far as we got there maybe more wont know till it's gone through. Still can't believe someone would do that knowingly blows me away.

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1970 challenger 95% done
1969 roadrunner in progress
1969 D-100 13,000 mile truck
1969 L-700 tilt cab in progress
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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #106 on: January 04, 2017 - 11:44:46 PM »
This is the most fu*ked up thread on a car forum I have read in a long time. Absolutely terrible! I would have had an aneurysm by now I would have been so pissed off and heart broken. I got screwed HARD by a body shop over a year ago on my baby of 15 years and I was so defeated over it, I just walked away and put the car into a container.

I REALLY hope and pray this gets sorted for you correctly and in a reasonable amount of time, but IMO, that amount of time has already passed. I feel physically ill just reading this thread.

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #107 on: January 05, 2017 - 03:04:00 AM »
sorry for your disaster. One of the worst. I'll bet everyone on this site
has been shafted once or twice by the auto world.
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.
Up to 4000 RPM, Warp Speed, Up to 5000, Rediculous Speed, Up to 6000 RPM, Ludicrous Speed!

1999 Trans Am, LS1, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"


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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #108 on: January 05, 2017 - 09:28:49 AM »
Well I received an e mail from mopar looking for a contact though the dealer I purchased it from, not sure what it all means yet but just to have them looking for some info makes me a lttle hopefull. I will keep everyone up to date to what is going on crossing my fingers
1970 challenger 95% done
1969 roadrunner in progress
1969 D-100 13,000 mile truck
1969 L-700 tilt cab in progress
2007  Dodge Ram 4x4
2017 hyundia Santa fe ultimate
1977 VERY UNDERSTANDING WIFE !! 😇

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #109 on: January 05, 2017 - 11:08:03 PM »
That is absolutely insane!!! That is something you uncover from a swap meet purchase, but not a good retailer. I recently had a 440 short block built as a stroker , I just started assembling heads to measure push rods and as I am rotating crank around it gets to a spot and just stops dead . I find that my connecting rod is dead stopped on my oil pickup boss in the block!!  These clowns never rotated my engine around at all. Now I tore it down and corrected. I was steaming out of my ears so I cannot imagine your inner pain on this one. Sorry you have this to deal with.
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« Reply #110 on: January 06, 2017 - 12:50:39 AM »
maybe some dealer was sold the engine as a new Mopar, when in fact he was sold
an engine that was a backyard build that used the cheapest parts and labor.  The dealer
may have been scammed. At this point, who did you buy if from, and where did they get it??
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.
Up to 4000 RPM, Warp Speed, Up to 5000, Rediculous Speed, Up to 6000 RPM, Ludicrous Speed!

1999 Trans Am, LS1, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #111 on: January 06, 2017 - 08:46:45 AM »
maybe some dealer was sold the engine as a new Mopar, when in fact he was sold
an engine that was a backyard build that used the cheapest parts and labor.  The dealer
may have been scammed. At this point, who did you buy if from, and where did they get it??
Your supplier hadn't already given that info to them ?

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« Reply #112 on: January 06, 2017 - 01:23:04 PM »
 Yeah.  I believe both me and the dealer got scammed my dealer is top notch and choked when I sent them the pics and discription. mopar and my dealer contact are dealing with it now so hopefully something will happen.Trying to remain calm till I get an answer if they will do anything or not they may just say sorry go @#$& yourself if so then I'll go another route.

Thanks for all the input guys
1970 challenger 95% done
1969 roadrunner in progress
1969 D-100 13,000 mile truck
1969 L-700 tilt cab in progress
2007  Dodge Ram 4x4
2017 hyundia Santa fe ultimate
1977 VERY UNDERSTANDING WIFE !! 😇

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #113 on: January 06, 2017 - 02:47:21 PM »
ya, if you aren't getting answers soon, get an attorney
and start the legal ball rolling. That always makes things
happen faster!
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.
Up to 4000 RPM, Warp Speed, Up to 5000, Rediculous Speed, Up to 6000 RPM, Ludicrous Speed!

1999 Trans Am, LS1, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #114 on: January 06, 2017 - 03:03:56 PM »
ya, if you aren't getting answers soon, get an attorney
and start the legal ball rolling. That always makes things
happen faster!


Wanna bet? Sometimes it does, sometimes it starts a pissing match & trust me Chrysler has Attorneys sitting around with nothing better to do then make a small guy go broke..... Bruce knows he bought the engine in it's current condition but you wanna guess how many holes an attorney could drive a truck through to make proving the engine was delivered in it's current condition....  Bruce needs Someone in a position of Authority to step up & make the right call in the interests of customer satisfaction &  goodwill.... Sometimes the pressure of an internet forum can help, sometimes it's creates the same reaction as hiring an attorney...

I think Bruce's calm patient dealing is gonna be more effective then trying to intimidate Mopar...
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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #115 on: January 06, 2017 - 03:17:30 PM »
ya, if you aren't getting answers soon, get an attorney
and start the legal ball rolling. That always makes things
happen faster!
Problem is that the attorney fees will could cost more than a new engine and after several months of back and forth, wtf do you gain ?  :(

"Every time one of these start, (Dual Quad Hemi) a Prius dies" Mark Worman

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #116 on: January 06, 2017 - 03:21:56 PM »
 :iagree: Lawyers always win! They get richer as you get poorer.

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« Reply #117 on: January 06, 2017 - 04:23:43 PM »
Lawyers may get 20%, but you could lose 100%.

Dealer that sold it to you may be a nice guy, but if he had any honor, he would
refund your money, and let you drop that big hunk of iron on his front porch.

Your dealer is 100% responsible for your loses. Its up to him to refund you, then
he can go after the bum who sold it to him.

Without a lawyer, this could drag on for years. It will not cost you much just to have an attorney
write one letter, which may scare the crap out of them.
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.
Up to 4000 RPM, Warp Speed, Up to 5000, Rediculous Speed, Up to 6000 RPM, Ludicrous Speed!

1999 Trans Am, LS1, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #118 on: January 06, 2017 - 04:39:18 PM »
Dealer that sold it to you may be a nice guy, but if he had any honor, he would
refund your money, and let you drop that big hunk of iron on his front porch.

Your dealer is 100% responsible for your loses. Its up to him to refund you, then
he can go after the bum who sold it to him.

^^^^^THIS^^^^^^

I didn't want to state the obvious and beat a dead horse, but this is what should have happened. I understand you didn't do this because you are friends with the guy you bought it from, but even as a friend, he should be professional about it and take responsibility for it as a business. All friendship aside.
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1969 Pontiac Firebird w/BP 461ci stroker kit, 670 heads & XE274H cam. Primer black w/black interior.
1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA w/SLP Performance Package. Dark Jade Grey Metallic, grey leather, T-Tops.

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #119 on: January 06, 2017 - 05:10:21 PM »
I sell on line. If I accidentally sell someone a piece of junk,
I immediately let them return it and refund their money.
Then I go after the guy that sold me the junk.
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.
Up to 4000 RPM, Warp Speed, Up to 5000, Rediculous Speed, Up to 6000 RPM, Ludicrous Speed!

1999 Trans Am, LS1, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"