Originally Posted by JeffB
Skip White is a member here instead of putting the "bad mouth" on His product send him a pm and ask him straight up,many of the engine parts they sell are not out of the package they do upgrades in their own machine shop to the parts they sell.
Up grades??. That is kind of vague.
Originally Posted by cobalt327
Obviously anyone can make a shopping list and compare the costs between a kit and the individual parts to see if and how much is being saved. And I believe most will do just that before buying.
The potential advantage of buying a 'kit' as opposed to sourcing the parts individually is due to the economies of scale.
If you buy parts individually from vendors, you're still paying a middle man. Plus you're paying shipping/handling on every item that comes from a different vender or manufacturer.
Many if not all manufacturers do not offer price breaks to individual buyers. They instead offer the price breaks to vendors who buy in quantity.
A vendor who buys a large quantity will then have an advantage over his competitors regarding pricing.
Buying parts in kit form from a reputable vendor takes the guesswork out parts compatibility as long as there is good communication between the parties.
If building a no holds barred, spare no expense engine this probably wouldn't be the way to go, although there are some good packages offered by Mitchell, Shafiroff, Kasse and others.
We have networked manufacture direct purchases for yrs.Well really we have met many face on face and created those contacts.We aren't anyone special,so if your willing to do some leg work,you would be amazed at what you can get done.