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Old 02-10-2011, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by cdail28590 View Post
If you were Reggie you got good parts and a good build. From what I have seen everyone else got crap. I think now he is working on airplane engines and doesn't really mess with the boat stuff anymore.
Mental note to self: Take the train..............
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by FogduckerIII View Post
Mental note to self: Take the train..............
Yea really, god help us
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Originally Posted by tman View Post
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Sounds like if Joey builds it they will come back, The motors that is !!!!!!!
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I have had 6 engines done by Joey and have had great luck with all of them. The last ones were done three years ago and have over 40 hours on them. They are 502 bored to 509s and dyno at 575-580 ea with 600 torque. I have always had him do our work even when we raced with SBI. I hope nothing has changed but after reading these posts?????????
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I have had 6 engines done by Joey and have had great luck with all of them. The last ones were done three years ago and have over 40 hours on them. They are 502 bored to 509s and dyno at 575-580 ea with 600 torque. I have always had him do our work even when we raced with SBI. I hope nothing has changed but after reading these posts?????????
Things have evidently changed. I have a friend that has a Griffin engine in his boat and has not had trouble. That engine was built a while ago. It seems to be in the last couple years.
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A friend of mine used to use a lot of his engines and from what he said the real work was done by a certain machinist down there. When that guy left/retired/died/whatever then things started to get skeezy for the boat stuff. These 2 did a lot of business together so I suspect that is pretty close to the story.
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Originally Posted by Ted G View Post
A friend of mine used to use a lot of his engines and from what he said the real work was done by a certain machinist down there. When that guy left/retired/died/whatever then things started to get skeezy for the boat stuff. These 2 did a lot of business together so I suspect that is pretty close to the story.
Makes sense. To say my engine lacked machine work is an understatement
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
I have had 6 engines done by Joey and have had great luck with all of them. The last ones were done three years ago and have over 40 hours on them. They are 502 bored to 509s and dyno at 575-580 ea with 600 torque. I have always had him do our work even when we raced with SBI. I hope nothing has changed but after reading these posts?????????
Nothing has changed-- I am a Joey Griffin fan and have owned a pair of Joey's engines with no failures. Using common sense tells me that no one is perfect and has 100% success. Don't let the few comebacks of this engine builder change your mind -- he is a great engine builder.
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Airplane engines!

That needs to be broadcast on some aircraft forums. Much more serious than a boat engine.
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