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Offline marc70challenger

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2016 - 09:51:13 AM »
Hey Marc70challenger,

Well I contacted who I bought it from to see if they could find out who did build it

And before I go any further It is 1000% nothing to do with who I bought through, they are very good friends and the best of the best as far as I am concerned and I am sure they feel bad and also betrayed as I know for sure they do not want to sell junk like that, I just picked the part number I wanted and they ordered it up.

I mean it must have been built by a fairly large well known shop, I would not think mopar would just get anyone to build them although joe blow rod shop probably would have done better lol .

Thanks for letting me rant over this,

bruce

Aye. Understand.  Sourcing can de a dicey thing now. It's sooooo competitive almost everything becomes price driven.  And I think in the end - that will be issue here with their source   We get in the same situation as your friends.  Hope it's resolved ok.

Here's my opinion - which is all and just that:  some "companies" with a decently valued licensor name would sell their grandmas for a nickel.  Mopar is owned by whom now?

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2016 - 10:31:44 AM »
Aye. Understand.  Sourcing can de a dicey thing now. It's sooooo competitive almost everything becomes price driven.  And I think in the end - that will be issue here with their source   We get in the same situation as your friends.  Hope it's resolved ok.

Here's my opinion - which is all and just that:  some "companies" with a decently valued licensor name would sell their grandmas for a nickel.  Mopar is owned by whom now?

Yeah, I guess I thought they would have some sort of quality control checks or at least supply the vendor with proper parts and that the builder would not want his name on garbage, but I guess like you say no one cares about the guy purchasing it. I am hoping I can find out who actually built this time bomb.

Thanks Bruce

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2016 - 12:36:55 PM »
The company that has there name on your bill is the one that owes you a new engine plain and simple. You paid someone for a engine it was defective they need to get you a new engine.
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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2016 - 01:23:27 PM »
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« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2016 - 01:28:17 PM »
The company that has there name on your bill is the one that owes you a new engine plain and simple. You paid someone for a engine it was defective they need to get you a new engine.

Well when they ordered it was drop shipped directly from the builder. they have a pretty good idea where it came from but don't what to obviously get it wrong. I talked to mopar performance and they said send all the block numbers and the photos and the finding that tim has found so far to the mopar perftec group I guess they deal with stuff like that and im hoping it goes well but I am planning on them doing nothing. I want to be sure on the builder and between them and mopar hopefully something comes out of it. Tim said this morning it was the worst he had ever seen. If they do nothing I will pretty much devote my time in any way, Facebook, car forums, even blow the pictures up and head to whatever show they are at for all to see. yeah I am getting madder as time goes by.
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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2016 - 02:07:19 PM »

Sorry to hear this was such a disaster for you. This is precisely why I monitored my build the entire way and sourced all materials for it. It also helps that I trusted the guy who built it for me that he would do it the right way. At certain points in the build he would show me what he did (I also dropped in on him a bit).

Folks like Tim are the reason folks get to enjoy their Mopar dreams. Others are just out for the $$$ any way possible.
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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2016 - 02:41:03 PM »
Understand your reluctance to name where you purchased the engine, but anyone can do as I did and look back at your build thread. You purchased from a reputable company with great people. I am sure they will do all in their power to help you. They need to address this situation as well. I am sure they do not want this to happen again. Good luck!
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« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2016 - 03:40:59 PM »
Thanks everyone, well once I send the block numbers and photos plus the info from tim we will see where it goes. Yes where I ordered it from is by far one of the best places to deal with they have treated me like gold from the get go, I am hoping they can add some clout along with the pics and description from Tim to make it right. Not asking for anything special just make it right.

Thanks Bruce 
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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2016 - 03:46:07 PM »
Thanks everyone, well once I send the block numbers and photos plus the info from tim we will see where it goes. Yes where I ordered it from is by far one of the best places to deal with they have treated me like gold from the get go, I am hoping they can add some clout along with the pics and description from Tim to make it right. Not asking for anything special just make it right.

Thanks Bruce

You sound like a calm and collected guy I hope everything works out for you. You deserve a new engine. I would have been so mad a 572 would have went threw there storefront window.
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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2016 - 03:50:20 PM »
seems like just plain fraud across state lines.
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« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2016 - 04:01:03 PM »
You sound like a calm and collected guy I hope everything works out for you. You deserve a new engine. I would have been so mad a 572 would have went threw there storefront window.

Hey, thanks I hope your right. well I am normally a wait and see what happens give it some time kinda guy, but everyone has their breaking point which im getting closer to.
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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2016 - 05:59:29 PM »
Whoa!! You almost have to believe it was done intentionally. It goes way beyond a little oops. Make's you wonder if the builder had some kind of axe to grind.
Good luck getting this mess straightened out.

You look at that picture of the rod cap and bolts...yeah that's intentional.  Any one that have ever been around an engine must know that that is not the proper way to clearance a rod. 

Good luck...I am hopeful the vendor you bought it from or Mopar will make it right.   I my mind, my first stop would be the vendor I bought it from.  I paid them for X...I got CRAP, they should make it right.  If they want to go after their supplier..that's their business and they can spend the time to do it.

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2016 - 06:19:37 PM »
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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #43 on: December 01, 2016 - 06:39:01 PM »
                                    The burden of responsibility is with the vendor you paid.  They should bear the brunt of making it right.   :2cents:

Your in good hands with Tim.   :2thumbs:

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Re: CRATE HEMI DISSASTER
« Reply #44 on: December 01, 2016 - 07:55:52 PM »
Damn just saw this, sorry to hear this Bruce, can't imagine how angry you are.


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