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plev72
05-12-2003, 02:27 PM
Gave a call to the Sports Car Service Center today, not 100% certain who I talked to, but they were very nice. He said that they'd done an SC before, so he wanted to look through the paperwork and contact the guy to find out what exactly they'd done to it. Will keep you guys informed of the progress of our conversations/the car. I also informed him that we did have our own Arizona "club" now even though we don't officially have a charter yet. Hopefully they'll do wonders for my broken down beast at a good price... then we'll all have a decent Phoenix area connection.

Paul

JSC
05-13-2003, 02:56 AM
Good ! Keep us abreast. ( heh, heh, heh i said breast ) that was cool ....

plev72
05-22-2003, 02:32 AM
Towed the car in Thursday, got a call today for a $3000 deposit. I mentioned that I was putting a lot of faith in them - particularly considering how much they were charging. He says they are the best in town... I'll be very interested to see them put their work (and guarantee) where my money is ;-) They are supposed to give me a call when the car is apart either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Paul

plev72
06-06-2003, 07:57 PM
Went by the shop today. They have the engine out and taken apart. There apparently was quite a bit of water in two cylinders. It was pretty funny, I asked the guy where my engine was and he pointed to an engine rack. I went over to look at it... once you strip down the engine, there really isn't much left. The block is not paticularly large.

Paul

plev72
06-21-2003, 11:05 PM
Unfortunately no new news to report. Last word was that the block was being inspected for cracks. Hope they move on it sometime soon as I may be moving out of town in about a month. Looks like I'm going to go with the rods & pistons from the GP when it finally comes together (in the VERY near future), and we are going to be looking to Dr. Fred for the Camgrind and Chip tunes. The shop is planning on doing the headwork themselves. I'll be very interested to see the flow numbers.

Paul

JSC
06-22-2003, 01:59 AM
I'd be about ready to bust if i were you....it would be hard to be patient when you know what fun is waiting for you post-rebuild !!
Congratulations on the almost ? job? Horrible having to leave the heat and *******s in az. behind huh ?? Hope it works out for you.

Jeff

JSC
09-02-2003, 01:31 AM
Soooo....What's going on with your car Paul?
Expiring minds want to know.........

plev72
02-21-2004, 12:25 AM
If anyone is left and remembers ... car is still in the shop, but finally being done, heads are in process and engine build is underway... maybe one of these days I'll even get it back ;-)

BT Motorsports
02-21-2004, 05:33 AM
maybe one of these days I'll even get it back ;-)
Paul will never get his car back, at least not in running condition, I am convinced! :p Good luck, I can't wait to see those flow #s.

Paul

Wings Dirty
02-23-2004, 05:14 AM
Are these the guys on Curry Rd in Tempe?

BT Motorsports
02-23-2004, 06:08 AM
Yup, thats the place indeed.

Paul

Wings Dirty
02-23-2004, 06:10 AM
Well, hell!

I was ready to have one of my guys take my 35th to these people to install a Magnum powers FMIC, Mike 38th SC's custom radiator, new valve covers, new motor mounts, and an Art Carr Extreme tranny!

This doesnt speak well for the guys at Sports Car Service...

BT Motorsports
02-23-2004, 06:18 AM
Transmission aside, the rest of the stuff you want to install is pretty simple and can be done with basic hand tools and a weekend or less if you are so equipped. Perhaps consider talking with http://www.hughesperformance.com/ and see if they can refer someone to do the trans install if they dont want to touch a competiters piece. They are in the Pheonix area.

Paul

Wings Dirty
02-23-2004, 06:51 AM
Paul, I appreciate the link.

I would love to do the simple install work myself, however it is a little hard to do it from wyoming, while the car is in Phoennix. ;)

plev72
02-23-2004, 07:50 PM
Hey now, I still have faith that my car will be done properly... have to keep in mind that the majority of the reason the car sat for so long is that I've been collecting parts for ages...

Only ding I have at this point is that the customer service was a bit of a challenge... but I am not in town either.

Paul

plev72
05-03-2004, 08:18 PM
Wrote a nice long e-mail to the shop today. I am still waiting for the engine to be done, although I think it may take a bit longer as the heads are likely going to need to be re-done... the limited flow numbers they provided were only 230@550 intake and 161@550 exhaust - which likely won't be able to meet the stated horsepower goals.

Hopefully I'll have better news in a few days.

Paul

JSC
10-10-2004, 03:03 AM
Wrote a nice long e-mail to the shop today. I am still waiting for the engine to be done, although I think it may take a bit longer as the heads are likely going to need to be re-done... the limited flow numbers they provided were only 230@550 intake and 161@550 exhaust - which likely won't be able to meet the stated horsepower goals.

Hopefully I'll have better news in a few days.

Paul

Paul, it uh, has been a few days..........What's up with your car? Expiring minds want to know.

plev72
10-10-2004, 05:50 AM
ROFL, days he says in the politest possible way ;-) The suspension is done (rear airbags, addco sway bars front and rear, group buy springs, new adjustable shocks), gas tank has been pulled for the new fuel pump, heads are done (although I'm not too impressed with the flow numbers), block is done, engine is getting final decking. Engine is supposed to be in the car by Friday (in theory). Funnermost part of this entire thing? I fly TDY to Kansas City tomorrow (Sunday) where I'll be living out of the Embassy Suites for the next two months. After that I'm moving to Maryland. I expect to be back in town for 4 days or so in November and another 2 or 3 first week in December... Oi!

JSC
10-10-2004, 09:22 PM
ROFL, days he says in the politest possible way ;-) The suspension is done (rear airbags, addco sway bars front and rear, group buy springs, new adjustable shocks), gas tank has been pulled for the new fuel pump, heads are done (although I'm not too impressed with the flow numbers), block is done, engine is getting final decking. Engine is supposed to be in the car by Friday (in theory). Funnermost part of this entire thing? I fly TDY to Kansas City tomorrow (Sunday) where I'll be living out of the Embassy Suites for the next two months. After that I'm moving to Maryland. I expect to be back in town for 4 days or so in November and another 2 or 3 first week in December... Oi!

Holy shift! What are you going to be doing in maryland....or are you not at liberty to say? When your car is ready,take care of the bill with the shop and I'll pick it up for you and let you know how it runs! :D I'd do that for you ! J/K
Good luck with all of this.....Never a dull moment eh'?

Prick_Racing
10-14-2004, 11:10 PM
we will truely miss you paul

plev72
11-28-2004, 04:03 AM
Figured I'd extend the thread abit... hope you guys find this a bit amusing... if nothing else it should put your car issues into perspective. I'm back in AZ for a few days after spending the last 2 months (since October 13th) in Kansas City. Haven't heard from the shop in that time (they still have the car), plan on visiting to say hello on Tuesday... perhaps the wheels might even be on it and the engine in ... probably too much to ask for the thing to actually be running... Will let you all know if I get the car back some day. I am back to KC for a few days, and then back in town a week from Saturday, but then I am moving to Baltimore. And on... and on... and on...

plev72
12-01-2004, 12:44 AM
Went by the shop today on my way back from Sierra Vista. I've been out of town for 49 days. On the plus side, the wheels are back on the car, which means that the suspension is done. On the minus side, there were engine parts sticking out of the trunk... apparently the guy who does their heads and decking had to relocate. I was promised that mine is the first engine on his list and it should be decked the first week in December and final build should be in a month... strangely, I remember hearing something along these lines nearly exactly a year ago... I am also moving to Maryland and start my drive Sunday or Monday... if I only knew then what I know now :-/

JSC
12-03-2004, 11:56 PM
:eek: :( :mad: :eek: :( :mad: :eek: :( :mad: :( :mad: :eek: :(
Don't know what else to say at this point......