Originally Posted by seriousracer
please clarify?? sorry i am wrong about what the car is worth? have all the work done by me or you?
the general statement was to say that you need to understand no one can make a bolt on to your needs setup. everything is different and something always will be different. you as a"HOTRODDER" should be able to adapt and make what you want. the wrong air cleaner they will make good on it.
guess i am disappointed in the fact that people seem to think that opening a magazine and catalogs and buying parts is the way to build a hot rod.. guess i should realize that most people see no problem with setting a standard bolt in to aluminum with out a time cert if not at least a helicoil install. that most don't build or look at something and say how could i make this work...not many problem solvers any more in the world..
and no this is not to justify BG lack of customer support but the issues you have been complaining about really are not that big.everthing is you attetion to detail if this was custom built for you than yah you could complain. but it is a "production "piece. chips in the fuel log ..ok ..clean it out.. just like you would do if you were assembling you engine. you clean everything don't you ??
i guess what i need to say is that i don't expect anything i have bought out of a catalog ever to fit with out issues.. and at 3k it not gonna be a perfect bolt on.not like having a custom built piece just the way you want it..
There is truth to what you say and fixing it is not the problem or the issue but if we don't expect parts suppliers to do the job right why should they? We shouldn't expect or accept less than what we pay for. Even though I can fix it the fact is the time I spend redoing work I shouldn't have to the less time I have to do the work I want to. I am alarmed at what we have learned to accept rather than expect good service or product. How often do you run into a crabby Waiter or waitress that still expects the tip? I have a well outfitted shop and have spent the last 30+ years in machining and wouldn't have been able to if I hadn't produced good work. I respect your opinion if that is the part of the hobby you enjoy so be it!