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General Auto Tech / Re: It was time - fillers
« Last post by daveismissing on May 24 2019, 09:45:29 PM »
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General Auto Tech / Re: It was time - fillers
« Last post by daveismissing on May 24 2019, 09:44:55 PM »
Just looking thru my collection of parts  OEM vs Aftermarket marker lights:
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I like Russ and Mellissa, they are some great folks. Probably some of the best if not THE best in the community but Iím sure ďbottom lineĒ didnít tune or travel for free. 
ummmm never "assume"  :cool;
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Before the interwebz there were magazines and newsletters, and club publications. No way any of us will out live the protection as it is profitable.
Bottom line, if you don't know the difference the seller, shop, tuner or whatever can sell you just about anything. And you as the unknowing will be happy to buy it.
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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Forum Migration
« Last post by Steve Wood on May 24 2019, 07:34:35 PM »
I'm glad you had it easier than expected.  We are all glad that you and Mark have spent the time and money to keep things going!
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I am always amazed at how many drunks and charlatans have found success in the Buick world after the internet emerged and a handful of personalities soon realized that the mafia provided a lot less protection than a web forum could.  Paying protection money to a forum and getting their name mentioned in a magazine turned a lot of people into miracle workers that had never produced a product that was competitive in an open marketplace.


When I see someone emerge talking about technology and how he has discovered  the secret to performance that revolutionizes the hobby, I see another charlatan emerging.  When they spend all their time online bragging about their business and how they worked on Joe Blow's car and when it left, it should be making 600 hp, I know the drill.  The guys that really know their business are too busy to sit around and badmouth others and they don't have packs of dingleberries that do it for them.


TuffBuicks, if your oil pump was in good shape and does not show signs of debris chewing on the gears or the walls of the gear pocket, I'm guessing that you have a good chance of being okay.  I doubt that you got any signs of an engine that was well built, however.  Fortunately, these things seem to run pretty well in just about any form.   Boost beats all a lot of the time.


I hope I live long enuf to see the demise of the protection rackets, but, now we see swarms of idiots rushing to badmouth anyone on FB that dares point out that the guru of the moment turned out crappy work.  More and more of these people know less and less but they need a hero that shares a little shade with them while sucking their pockets dry.


Jason pointed out how it works.
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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Forum Migration
« Last post by nocooler on May 24 2019, 05:06:30 PM »
I was expecting 20 pages or so of complaints and the error log to be full, but Iím glad there isnít.

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Lots of big egos in the Buick world. I tried to avoid them as much as possible. One night at the track, I was told I was doing everything wrong and shown a customer setup that was supposed to be the hot ticket and was big money. It ran a couple tenths faster than my t-type at the time and was trailed to the track - and had to be pushed in the trailer after the 2nd pass. I ran at least 10 passes and still drove home and it didnít have stupid money in my setup.

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He used to always be surrounded by a "posse", I have heard because he was afraid someone would kick his ass.  They tell me he is a good tuner and Gumpy's son in law likes him...differen ce is that I would trust Grumpy's son in law (Russ) but I would never trust the guy in question. 


I think it is the guys that don't know much that always get the shaft by these clowns.  They know better than to screw over someone that is well known and respected
Heís still surrounded by his posse.  Calls BG his personal atm machine. Has an ego the size of the planet. Say anything about him and they are on you like flies on sh*t.  It doesnít change the fact that he lies and none of his posse will believe a word you, the outsider, has to say. He may be considered a good tuner by some but word on the street is that everyone that has left him is now going faster to include his best friend. That had to hurt. I personally know of one vendor that hasnít spent a dime with him since last years little tent fiasco at BG. I make my assessments based on a persons actions. You may fool me once but never again. And I donít forget, especially when you lie about the situation.


I like Russ and Mellissa, they are some great folks. Probably some of the best if not THE best in the community but Iím sure ďbottom lineĒ didnít tune or travel for free. 
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He used to always be surrounded by a "posse", I have heard because he was afraid someone would kick his ass.  They tell me he is a good tuner and Gumpy's son in law likes him...differen ce is that I would trust Grumpy's son in law (Russ) but I would never trust the guy in question. 


I think it is the guys that don't know much that always get the shaft by these clowns.  They know better than to screw over someone that is well known and respected
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