Discussion in 'E9 Projects and Restorations' started by aearch, Jan 29, 2016.
It’s like an auto flavoured version of Words with friends
I just noticed that Alan was ahead of his time. Look at the new Roundel, Page 40, Mark Zak made an M10 engine from cardboard!
RIDICULOUS 20 THOUSAND TO FIX WIRING AND START THE ENGINE
As I promised, I made a 50% adjustment in the shop rate, to help get the
Current can now flow where it is required to make the engine operate, whew!!
I'm really looking forward to finishing the initial calibrations, cranking
the engine, and then making some heat, followed by a proper break-in cycle
on the chassis dyno, and finally, tuning through the planned operating
I am in Vermont collecting a car to sell, in order to proceed with work on your car.
I am taking advantage of this opportunity out of necessity.
I will be back in the shop on Wednesday, and best case, return to starting your engine.
I’ll give him a call. That should get ‘er done.
No- let’s keep it a mystery. Some things cannot be un-seen, un-heard.
he wont do anything till i get em 6k more
Seems to me, based on my experience, that you should consider "showing up" soon at his shop one morning before he even opens up for the day. Might even consider having your lawyer (or an `enforcer`) along for companionship!
I TRULY HOPE I am wrong - but I don't like the response you got.
Am I understanding this correctly , you have spent 20 K to essentially get an engine harness built , and now they want an additional 6 K ? and this is to get an E9 s38 swap started up ?
And I thought I was expensive at 900 bucks.....
Go and get your car
Get someone who knows what their doing to finish it
How hard can it be, it’s not like it hasn’t been done before
yes the dink back east first charged me 800 to meld the harnesses which turned out wrong
then digbat took it and has been in his shop for one year now
just to configure the links computer
3500 alreay paid and now 6500 more
if only i was a crook id break in his shop and tow it away
the real problem was i asked him at least ten times to send me an update on his cost and progress with no reply
so i do have something to stand on in the end part.
You’re in the most consumer-friendly state in the US—do some googling, call your AG’s consumer unit, or see if there’s some other consumer agency. Of course, if it’s like every other place I know, he’s got a lien on that engine and you’ll do much better going in informed as opposed to assuming you’ve got the upper hand because you feel aggrieved. Typical options apply to addressing problems: get rich, get smart/informed, or get in more trouble.
EDIT: This sounded harsher than I meant. Forgot to switch out of work mode.
I've been following this thread for a while, and have enjoyed the energy and goals. What we'll likely never know is how the relationship began - what expectations were stated and agreed to, etc. But I have to agree that, from the posts alone, this type of correspondence is not what one wants to hear. The advice of getting some consumer affair and legal information in your hip pocket, then using it to get the car back seems like a necessary step at this point. Very best of luck!
what happened was there was no set price and once he got it
he proceeded to repair a lot of wiring , i did not do perfectly
i think it was the right thing to do on his part .a lot of my connections were done rather
half baked - and he reset the injection system wiring added another air guage for the second bank
so it was done with the right intention
i think my issue was not keeping me informed on the ongoing cost.
well another lesson learned
but it will be dead on when it gets going instead of a haphazard setup i may have provided initially.
secured a few new jobs
can send the money to proceed on the engine start
Any word from your shop guy?
You read my thoughts.
DINGBAT WANTS 3K TO PROCEED 6 TOTAL
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