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    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    u never know where these posts will take u
    always informative.
     
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    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    going to meet w/ bill at his shop next week to find a solution to move on
     
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    Good luck Alan. Hope it works out well for you.

    Gary
     
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    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    ya ill be the perfect gentleman and explain i repeated requested a list of tasks and fees
    which never was produced
    till to late
    and him workin on a keyway for the alternator
    is crazy so thats a good starting point among
    other things
     
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    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    well just secured two new homes so no matter what i will get my
    car back by the break of spring to finish it up and get it on a dyno
    yeea
     
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    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    went to see bill
    addressed the fact that he gave me no scope of work or cost involved to do it
    he just started saying about what needed too be done
    set lifters add keyway to alt shaft etc.
    he didnt get it
    so im off to court
    other option is sell it the way it is
    my wifes statement
    -it is worth north of a hundred every darn piece in the car is brand new literally except
    the carper and door panels.
    comments welcome
     
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    Sorry to hear this Alan. As far as a sell,not to many buyer in that price range for a non-runner. IMHO
     
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    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    well then "expert" markos ill start it
    i have a folder that is 3" thick full of receipts
     
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    You are going to need to provide more context when throwing me under the bus Alan.
     
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    Sorry to hear about this difficult situation Alan. I wish you the best for a positive resolution.
     
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    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    no markos just giving you a bad time
    you love to comment on everything
    fun to watch
    i do wonder if the price would vary much with all the
    documentation i have and of course this thread for
    reference
    what do u think?
    but your right it really must get going to be all i can be
     
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    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    if i pay the guy i still have another 3k to finish somewhere else
    so as it stands im being held for the 6k which i will try to
    defer from a court as i was never given a scope of work or costs to do it.
     
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    OMG.. what a story. Forget the (race :rolleyes:) S38 and use a good M30... even with carbs… simple and good.
    Don't ask me how i know. :)

    I drove 1 year rallys ( 2014) with a S38B38 in it but only had 280 HP and no real torque below 4000 revs…. untill we discovered we needed a signal from the rear axle that the car is running at speed.... as in the M5's.... there is a company here that makes a box that simulates this…. we tried 2 boxes, all went bad.... so no end .. got a M30 and problem free happy again for already 4 years !
     
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    thanks its not that
    the engine and all is dialed in perfectly
    it was just the wiring of the links controller that he was supposed to configure
    yet he proceeded to do a great job of checking every single wire and connection
    which did need to be confirmed and repaired.
    it just wasnt given the scope or cost.
    i secured this from an old man that passed away and this was his last piece of engineerring marvel
    so i had to have it.
    ill get it squared in cort
    he messed up by not giving me a proposal
    this one has over 300 hp
     
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    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    wow learn something everyday
    great info
    to late to start over as its so customly
    set in there as u are posted in this thread. i really love it also
    its a beauty. never driven anything faster that 125 so looking forward to it.
     
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    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    nce its done ill get a euro speedo and have it converted
    to mph so i can see the 160 the 180 range
    nevada here i come
    also i can get track time at sonoma raceway real easy
    so i can really rip it up
    its only 25 min away
     
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    I thought you built the car from the ground up. Did not realize until now you bought someone's unfinished project.

    I hope the car gets sorted. I empathize with your situation and hope for an amicable solution.
     
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    Alan, thanks for sharing all of this with us. It's very unfortunate, but I appreciate all of this info being shared and ALL of us learning from it.
     
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    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    i have to say....
    this has been a wonderful experience rebuilding this car and it wouldnt have been much of anything without this website.
    to be able to share all my thoughts and to be able to post pics of my tasks
    was really half the fun literally.
    i would be working and think oh boy i take pics and show what im doing.
    of all the auto forums out there this is by far the best ever done.!!!
    the fonts the layout the easiness of moving around the categories
    its just super wonderful and fun
    thank you for all your work making it and keeping it up
    and make sure you donate a few bucks and its so worth it.
    thansk all
    alan
     
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    Alan,

    Hope this saga continues here on the Forum, and future posts are all upbeat.

    Gary
     

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