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Old 02-19-2013, 04:43 AM
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Tuff Dawg Engines

Hi,
Greg here - in Melbourne Australia.
Purchased a Tuff Dawg engine crate motor recently.
We ran it for about 30 hours then it let go (blew up) like I've never seen an engine let go before. Pistons shattered, bent conrods,etc.
Contacted Tuff Dawg several times to try and work out a repair or replacement or some solution.
After one short reply from them they have refused to reply to any form of contact. Lousy service.
So if youre thinking about a Tuff Dawg engine CHANGE YOUR MIND AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.
I'm happy for you to send them this message and see what reply you get. Maybe I'll get a reply too!
Greg

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:02 AM
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Roller blocks that are setup and ready for roller go for more money among rebuilders. So they use flat cam older blocks with vortec heads and intake or blocks were not drilled for roller running gear.

Either way i agree if your going vortec atleast you should get a good cam setup. It does sound pretty lame to not get a roller setup.

Factory roller lifters are not good for high rpm engine. Flat cams will make more rpm than oem style rollers with stock lifters. If you going for 6500 rpm flat cam will out perform oem roller applications. Now once you go full retrofit roller you can get proper lifters and cams for any rpm range. Flat may still have some advantages but cant see them in a hopped up vortec.
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You know Greg, not taking sides or anything but I just called Tuff Dawg, the owner told me that if you are the man that put that engine in a boat then you were out of the warranty period. He also said that you sent them an email telling them that the engine blew up and you wanted a completely new engine.....is that true? First post "raw doggin" an engine builder? He's waiting for you to call him @ 1 (602) 395-0800
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And to quote Paul Harvey "And the rest of the story" And like posted above your first "contribution" to this site is to bash a business
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:02 PM
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DO NOT deal with this company. I ordered an engine from them on March 30 and I am still waiting. They do not answer their phone or emails and when you do get through they lie to you. I was told on June 20 that the engine would be shipped in 2 weeks. Each time I have gotten through to them, by using a friends phone so they don't recognize who is calling, I am told the same thing, it will be shipped in 2 weeks. Find an engine somewhere else.
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Hey chuck, again, they sorted this out a year and a half ago.
For the record, proper etiquite would be to start a thread of your own, perhaps asking for advice on how to handle a vendor, or feel free to post your personal experience with a vendor and ask how other have dealt with a possible problem.
Just my 2 cents.
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I can't speak to the quality of their engines, but purchased a 283 crate engine in May of 2014. I neither received the engine nor got my money back.
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Recently complaints have shown up on the HAMB too about Tuff Dawg taking the money and not shipping.Since I live in Phoenix I bought some parts from them they seemed helpful and I told an online buddy a couple years ago about their crate engines He bought a 302 SBF and was very happy with it.Sadly it seems some of these old companies change for the worse when the founders retire which was the case with the now defunct Speed-O-Motive which there are horror stories here in the archives.With any vendor use Google and type the companies name with the word complaints added in the text and see what comes up.
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Tuff Dawg Engines

Thanks for the reply. It seems that Tuff Dawg used to be pretty reliable. But now they have taken a differen't path to riches.
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We filed a complaint with the BBB. I wouldn't want anyone else spending money to restore a car, which isn't a little, to end up in the position I am in. I think my only recourse is to see a lawyer now.
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The question was asked about Tuff Dawg engines. I gave my opinion of the company supposedly manufacturing them. I see nothing wrong with my comment as a response to the question.
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This company will take your money and run!!!

This company took a BIG CHUNK OF CHANGE FROM US IN JULY 2014 - PAID UPFRONT FOR A 302/375 HP FORD SMALL BLOCK. THEY HAVE GOOD RATINGS ALL OVER INTERNET, WEBSITES AND ALL UP UNTIL RECENTLY. THEY BOUNCED THEIR RENT CHECK, LOCKED UP THEIR BUILDING AND HIT TOWN. WE ARE PRESSING CHARGES EVERYWHERE - TO EVERY EXTENT OF THE LAW. WE WILL POOL TOGETHER WITH ALL THE PEOPLE YOU COMMITTED FRAUD!! HOW CAN YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF INNOCENT PEOPLE.

DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS COMPANY - PHONE RINGS AND RINGS NO ANSWER - NO RESPONSE TO EMAIL!!!! I AM CONTACTING EVERY COMPANY WHEREVER YOUR NAME IS WE ARE PRESSING CHARGES!!!
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Do not buy from this company

THIS COMPANY IS COMMITTING FRAUD AND TAKES YOUR MONEY AND RUNS!!! SO MANY PEOPLE ARE OUT MONEY PAYING UP FRONT FOR ENGINES THEY NEVER GOT...!!! THIS IS NOT GOOD = YOU STOLE FROM INNOCENT PEOPLE AND WE ARE PRESSING CHARGES. YOU TOOK OUR MONEY IN JULY 2014 - NO ENGINE NO NOTHING!!!!!! HOW CAN YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT STEALING FROM PEOPLE ------ YOU WILL GET CAUGHT AND I'M ONLY GETTING WARMED UP ....

THEY DIDN'T PAY RENT - BOUNCED RENT CHECK, STOLE FROM ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE ...STAY AWAY!!!!!
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Tuff Dawg Engines

TRY IC3.gov too.
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. From the postings here, looks like this company started getting flaky in Feb. 2013 and has now descended into a total SCAM... several people have engines ordered, money PAID, still no engine shows up MONTHS LATER... not answering phones unless placing a new order...
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