I never said your friend could not build your engines, assembling your engine and being an engine builder are different things. I have no problem helping customers but if he was a qualified engine builder why did he/you need information on checking correct pick up to oil pan clearance, verifying pushrod length, etc? Reread what I said about our mechanic.
Look an EPC-30B freeze plug, we have a tool just for the freeze plugs and it was not damaged. You/your engine builder had coolant seeping into the cylinder and adding enough pressure to the system to blow freeze plugs. There is no grasping, you had a leak, you tried blaming us while it is obvious the installation/inspection was no good. I am attaching a picture below of the cylinders and witness marks where water sat for a while.
Oh yeah, I remember you saying they tested the blocks as is, nothing on torque plates and told you the cylinders were out of round, makes no sense to me but OK. I will stick to our dimensions, works for the 15+ engines we ship a month and even more blocks we machine for other builders.
Just about anything can be installed improperly but why ask me, you said you did not trust us.
Right, so it does not matter how many engines we build, that they have been race proven, only thing that matters is what you say, no thanks!
No, the location of the shop does not matter and neither how long they have been doing it. Some shops become stagnant and never grow for a reason yet we keep growing despite your accusations of our machine work and customer service.
Of course I remember the guide plate issue, you once again asked for my help, how could I not. One thing is obvious like a casting issue that is clearly visible, another is a solving a lot of small problems that cannot be diagnosed over the phone.
Eric, why don't you post where I denied you bringing the short block, you called me and we talked and then you said you were taking it to your shop.
Nice picture of the shot blasted main caps, and debris ran through the bearings but I did not see any debris in the back, what I did see are main caps cut at an angle, not something we did here because the block didn't need to be align honed – we only do that to blocks that need it because it will cause a loose timing set and potential issues like you see with the taper in the mains that your machine shop created when cutting the cap- then you pay for it, also they used the ARP bolts that were also sold to you I'm sure as something "absolutely necessary".
So what you are saying is that forcing the damper would never have affected the thrust, also that adding ARP main bolts and cutting the caps unevenly or having a coolant leak like the pictures show(which you claimed was our fault) would not have affected the engine, got it.
So you say you are not a machinist but that anything I have said has no value and I would really like to know when I said we don't make mistakes, we are human but you don't stay in business long without a good product and customer service.
Same machinist and engine builder that built yours also built these but nobody else put their hands on them...
Jeff Jones has had no failures since he came to us for engines, it's no wonder other racers have as well and these are built and handle sustained high RPM loads.
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And last but not least the main caps that even Stevie Wonder can see were clearly cut at an angle and rusty cylinders that were apparently also out fault. Not trying to bring the dead back but too busy to stay on forums.