351 Engine rebuild - Thank you Gentlemen!

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Burnthosetyres
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Re: 351 Engine rebuild - Thank you Gentlemen!

Post by Burnthosetyres » Mon 12 Dec 2011, 06:42

Nick you're an inspiration. Take the bull by the horns, apply logic, Google and give it a bash! I had a builder drop me twice last month, and did the same, stitched a cracked wall, redid curbing and plastered a wall at my holiday home last week. Dam proud of myself....

It's rewarding to do for yourself. What pisses me off is the schoolfees paid dud to others stuffing up work you pay good money for!!
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Re: 351 Engine rebuild - Thank you Gentlemen!

Post by Neek. » Mon 12 Dec 2011, 17:57

Hiya Len,

I'm only passing on the inspiration that I got from others ! :)

I've got a cartoon picture in my head of you as a builder with that awesome Chev truck of yours in the background. :lol:

Doing the stitching and curbing is one thing, but the re plastering is another. It's a kak job !

I bet it made you smile when you finished and looked on at the finished product. :lol:

I can live with the thieving mother f$$kers taking money and not earning it, and I can live with the hassle of still having to get the job done.

What i can't get my head around is the consequences we'd face if we showed these delightful people the error of their ways ! :twisted:

I have got a nice short story to share with you though.

On Thursday I dropped my crank etc at Finlay's Turbines in Maitland for balancing, and they agreed I could pick it up this morning at 8am and at a cost of R850. (They open at 7am !)

I got there at 7.30am and the guy told me they hadn't even started.

I couldn't contain my annoyance, coz it now means I lose a day with my rebuild.

But to the guy's credit, he apologised immediately, told me there'd be a discount, and promised it would be ready this morning.

I got a call at 11am and he said the cost would be R650.

I appreciated the immediate apology, most importantly, and the discount was a nice gesture.

He showed me where he'd changed the weights and I was on my way. :) :) :)

No more problem and everyone is happy. Nice! :)

Laterz.
:)
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Re: 351 Engine rebuild - Thank you Gentlemen!

Post by Billy_the_Kid » Tue 13 Dec 2011, 17:40

Hi Neek,

Congrats on all your accomplishments. I am currently busy rebuilding my F100's FMX for the second time because Istuffed it up the first time around, are there any chance you can share the url's for the FMX info. I would really appriciate it. Also Had the box done by proffesionals (or so they claim to be) and it did not last. I generally do all the work myself but were to scared for the FMX since I have never worked on an Auto before. lets hope the second built is more successfull.

Cheers
William
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Re: 351 Engine rebuild - Thank you Gentlemen!

Post by Neek. » Tue 13 Dec 2011, 19:49

LOL William as I just posted a question to you in your thread !! :lol:

Let me know your email address and I'll send you some great literature.

I will ask a favour of you.
Will you start a new thread about the rebuild.
Whatever problems you come across, you can then show the problems/remedies, and it should be a very, very useful thread.

Maybe start it with what went wrong on the 1st build ?

Laterz,
Nick
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Re: 351 Engine rebuild - Thank you Gentlemen!

Post by Billy_the_Kid » Thu 15 Dec 2011, 10:43

Hi Nick,

Pm my email to you, and yes I will start a threat of the rebuilt, I stripped and cleaned the valve bodies last night and took some pics so I will post them.

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Re: 351 Engine rebuild - Thank you Gentlemen!

Post by Neek. » Thu 15 Dec 2011, 11:57

Hi William,

I've mailed you some literature, but I'll upload some more into your rebuild thread once it's started.

One of my earlier 'thank yous' was premature ! Don't I feel like a doos now ! :lol:
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Re: 351 Engine rebuild - Thank you Gentlemen!

Post by meeko » Mon 19 Dec 2011, 22:34

Hi Neek....I like this tread and its the same thing I have been tellin my friends all along,and its my motto I live by...why must you pay somebody else to f..k up you're stuff...then they call themselfs professionals,and charge you a mountain of money for the job and on top of that,they act like they doing you a favour...it took me 6mnths and 5grand and alotte cursing,sweat and tears to get my baby by 98%...original quotation was 35grand+- and I did everything for just under 5grand...wich is full 57mil duel exhaust,2barrel holley,elec dizzy and coil,starter and all the bits and pieces,and that's with shortening and balancing of propshaft and shorter ratio diff...yasis I must say I am pretty proud of myself...sorry for the hijack neek

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Re: 351 Engine rebuild - Thank you Gentlemen!

Post by Neek. » Tue 20 Dec 2011, 19:57

Howzit Meeko ?

It's nice to hear from you. :D

I bet you would have paid R35k if you knew you'd get a proper job done, but to do it yourself, at a cost of R5k is pure class.
Nice one. :D

I must admit, I am very grateful to all those who bullsh$tted me, or didn't do a good job, as that was the motivation for me to learn and do things myself.

I can relate to the cursing sweat and tears though. :lol: :lol:

Please tell me you'll be updating your thread with pics and details. :D

Did you manage to get to your November ''Dance'' date ?

Laterz.
:D
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Re: 351 Engine rebuild - Thank you Gentlemen!

Post by meeko » Tue 20 Dec 2011, 21:34

Hi neek...unfortunately I missed that dance date,due to more pressing matters(wifey)apparently my car wasn't that important.I will update my progress with pics soonest...SAFETY FIRST

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Re: 351 Engine rebuild - Thank you Gentlemen!

Post by Neek. » Tue 20 Dec 2011, 21:57

Hi Meeko.

LMAO !!

I'd forgotten about 'Wifey' ! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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