so i went to grants. he tells me about all the supercat he has rigged and understands the heat exchanger, so i felt comfortable. everything was new except for the drives that colabella just got done redoing. grantt does a pretty job on the overall rig job. told him i want to run heat exchangers and he said fine he's done that before. you were there that first day, we sat there for several hrs trying to get the boat to run. first it was overheating?? not too mention that grant asked me to lie to DW cause he didn't want anyone around for the test. next week after grant can't figure out the cooling system and he pulls the thermostats and runs the motors ice cold, and we make a few passes? boat runs 136 and here you go dave, as i'm pushed out the door.
the first time i take the boat out, i put it back on the trailer to find 3 out of 4 exhaust trim rings missing ?? appearently some one put them in with 1.5" wood screws? thru bolting would have been nice. i re-plumb the entire heat exchanger which was done backwards, add expansion tanks, fix the exhaust trim rings and go out agian. this time at well over 100 she hooks real bad. i stop open the left hatch and theres metal dust everywhere. it seems that when YOU GUYS bolted the shiftable crashboxes to the flywheels YOU forgot to torque them. agian all the motors and trans where new and grant told me he had experience assembling this kinda of hardware.
and yea i called grant about this, and you know what he said, the same BS you trying to say that it wasn't grants fault. YOU guys are the one that assembled the pieces??? they werenew in the boxex still. when i tried to call agian grant would not even get on the phone. so i sent him a letter stating what happened and asked him to repair the damage that he caused. grants reply was to have his cuban lawyer buddy threaten me if i kept posting 'negative' comments he come after me. so i took the boat to someone else, had SCS rebuild the pressure plate asembly and thought i was done with the gremlins, WRONG! we were out testing and broke 2 lifters ???
this was odd. yea yea,my engine builder isn't a "marine" builder, he just does stuff for nascar so what does he know. well after we do a little more investagating, grant switched valve covers for a set of low profile ones cause of header issues, ok. well these new valve covers had oilers in them and agian someone forgot to LOCKtite the setscrew and they all fell out. and atleast one or two of them got tangled up in the valvesprings causin them to bind and break a lifter. this pisses me off even more and then you have the balls to bad mouth the engine builder?
then after all that, i go to my first race in st cloud. as we're craning the boat onto the trailer, i notice the the lifting eyes are actually pushing in on the hull. well it turns out that DW when he added the height to the deck for inboards the top 4" that was out of the deck mold, on the transom face was foam. i'm no rocket scienetist but if i was mount lifting eyes and drilling thru someones transom, i sure i could tell the difference between foam and plywood. not so with you 2 idiots.
THE ONLY THING I GOT IN OVER MY HEAD WITH WAS DEALING WITH THAT CON-MAN grant!!
other than that, i guess you haven't been watching much racing?? that "primer boat" won 4 out of 5 events, out paced all the fountians at the SBI events, including the taboo fontain with RIK's drives on it. and even after GB was busting my balls in sarasota about not just putting O/Bs, we almost caught him running in a catlite.
so yea i'm a "lost cause" when it comes to listening to your BS! i was busy getting my boat running right.
and please don't throw, look at grant he's a world champ crap. GB had you guys beat, sorry for him that he had engine trouble. as for others who have shared my fate, there are quite a few but i only speak for myself.