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Does anyone know anything about this Skip White guy, from White Performance in Kentucky/Tenn? He has really good prices but am wondering if it's junk and too good to be true. He's all over e-bay.
 

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Skip White (Whites Performance) is first rate as to shipping and customer service. Highly recommend them.

The low priced parts are mostly Chinese products. Some (Distributors) seem to be very well made and work OK. Some (Various brackets and ignition wires) are USA made products and are good.
 

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Agree with Frisco 100%, got a set of their ceramic coated headers for my ex-Pickup, VERY nice. Put one of their $49.95 HEI's in my Monte after the new Accel innards I put in the stocker wouldn't fire, worked so well I ordered two more just to have on the shelf. As mentioned before their customer service is defintely 5 Stars!!!
 

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Does anyone know anything about this Skip White guy, from White Performance in Kentucky/Tenn? He has really good prices but am wondering if it's junk and too good to be true. He's all over e-bay.
Don't know Skip, but know his dad, Fred started that buisness many moons ago, probably around early 70's.
They are located about 30 miles from me, have dealt with them on occasions. No complaints.
 

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i called skip white to order some items,at the end i asked whats the shipping,and i was amazed.the shipping was way to much.if the parts are cheaper,but, they make it up on the shipping ,the bottom line is the total bill,it's no brainer.their policies need to change.
 

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Don't know Skip, but know his dad, Fred started that buisness many moons ago, probably around early 70's.
They are located about 30 miles from me, have dealt with them on occasions. No complaints.
Hi, Actually, I'm Fred White's only child, Elaine & Skip is my cousin from TX. Skip rents part of my dad's building & sells auto parts on eBay. Dad's machine shop has been open in Kingsport since 1979, but we're from Erwin. Skip worked for his dad in TX in the scrap metal business & I'm following in my dad, Fred's, foot steps & becoming a next generation racer. If you ever need any help just contact me: *****************
 

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i called skip white to order some items,at the end i asked whats the shipping,and i was amazed.the shipping was way to much.if the parts are cheaper,but, they make it up on the shipping ,the bottom line is the total bill,it's no brainer.their policies need to change.
I agree, my dad, Fred White is the founder & CEO of WhitePerformance********************* *************
Skip is my cousin & he is new to the auto parts field, he used to work for his dad in TX @their metal scrap yard, but now he rents building space from my dad & Skip sells parts on eBay. I hope we're able to help you. Thanks, Elaine
 

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welcome to the forum Elaine....Sorry, but advertising your company is not allowed on our forum....We do appreciate your expertise though.
Hi,
Sorry about all the info I added, I do marketing for dad; I'll just clarify simply: Fred White is founder & CEO, my name is Elaine White-Shah (Fred's daughter) and Skip Howard White is my cousin & sells parts for dad. Thank you!
 

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i called skip white to order some items,at the end i asked whats the shipping,and i was amazed.the shipping was way to much.if the parts are cheaper,but, they make it up on the shipping ,the bottom line is the total bill,it's no brainer.their policies need to change.
Hi, I'm sorry about your experience with my cousin, Skip White. He is new to the parts business & we are smaller & do less volume than our competitors: jegs.com; summitracing.com and Nickels Performance in Piney Flats, TN, but I will bring this matter up with my dad, Fred White. Thank you!
 

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Charger, unless you haven't heard UPS and Fed-Ex have all raised shipping rates as of the first of the year.Example I sold a 15X5" Ford steel Rim for $10 the UPS Ground shipping was $48,Fed-Ex Ground was $39 with prices now higher at the pump :( don't look for shipping to get any cheaper,if it rides in a truck the expense will be on the consumer, have you noticed your favorite brew cost more than 2 years ago,guess why?
 

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I have bought parts from them several times. Nothing to complain about, except their lowest priced ministarter. It works well. No problem with that. But the small bendix tooth-wheel sticks too far out thru the machined aluminum block, and the enclosed starter bolts were just ordinary bolts.

Because of this, the bendix wheel touched the flex plate during driving.
Since I live in Norway, a return is out of the question because of freight costs.

To cure the problem, I bought a set of real starter bolts and made a shim between the starter aluminum block and the starter itself.
 

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I am running the small cap breakerless distributor with remote coil from Skip White on the 355 in my T-bucket and couldn't be happier with it. It uses HEI plug wires .
Glad you're happy with your purchase. We're trying to get Skip to buy less products from China & more from USA, but he's still learning the parts business. One day, hopefully, we'll get him to buy an American car, LOL. My dad, Fred White, is the owner of the business & was a veteran NHRA/IHRA drag racer, engine builder and "only" American made car owner. We are doing better keeping up with our competitors: Jegs.com, SummitRacing.com and NickelsPerformance.com.
 

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Has anyone bought the 496 big block stroker kit from skip white performance? I know its priced at 1500.00 for a short block but I'm kinda scared since im in Oregon
And I cant afford to have any.problems with this block
 

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Charger, unless you haven't heard UPS and Fed-Ex have all raised shipping rates as of the first of the year.Example I sold a 15X5" Ford steel Rim for $10 the UPS Ground shipping was $48,Fed-Ex Ground was $39 with prices now higher at the pump :( don't look for shipping to get any cheaper,if it rides in a truck the expense will be on the consumer, have you noticed your favorite brew cost more than 2 years ago,guess why?
I agree wholeheartedly. I have a small business the ships all over the world. UPS and Fed-Ex goes up at least 5% every year. Shipping rates just suck! You cannot compare what you paid two years ago or even one year ago because the rates always go up. They never go down. They may seem to high or unfair but typically it's not the guy your buying from, it's the guy that actually does the shipping.

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Re skip white,called them a few times,no answer
finally got an answer but no product knowledge,said he would get back to me,,,,still waiting,lol.

re shipping costs,I bought an engine kit from back east,it was $150.00 cheaper by air freight than my hood that came from California? I live in Vancouver BC
 

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shipping is nuts, summit/jegs/amazon have it made as they get silly cheap rates as they are sending 18 wheeler trailers full out almost daily.. the little guys don't get that.. summit can afford to not insure the package and take the loss if it goes missing.. and why they'll leave a 2000.oo+ set of heads on a door step .
I sent an intake to Canada right over the boarder 500 miles away.. it was 91.43, to send it to the west coast 3500 miles away it was 54.44
 

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I bought a cheap water pump from skip white a few years ago. The first one didn't pump water at all, he sent me a new one. The second one the fan mounting flange came off and ruined my radiator. He wouldn't pay to replace my radiator but he sent me another water pump and gave me store credit for the cost of the radiator. The third pump still sits on the shelf brand new. Excellent customer service but you gotta be careful what you buy. He sells a lot of cheap junk.
 

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Re skip white,called them a few times,no answer
finally got an answer but no product knowledge,said he would get back to me,,,,still waiting,lol.

re shipping costs,I bought an engine kit from back east,it was $150.00 cheaper by air freight than my hood that came from California? I live in Vancouver BC
The physical dimensions of the package has a BIG difference in shipping costs.
Anything that is over weight (more than 70lbs) or oversize raises the price by a bunch. Again it the carrier that determines costs. I'm not saying that there isn't companies that try to make up there losses with shipping but for the most part it's the carrier. If you want to fine out if shipping is legit work it backwards. What would it cost you to ship the same item back to where it came from. You'll be surprised.

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