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Old 05-13-2021, 06:36 AM
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Default Help bought a pair of engines from the classifieds don't know what to do!

So I bought a pair of supposed to be. 1,000hp Blower Race Motors 572's. They were listed in the classified section. I called and talked to the guy which is named Ralph Charette 727-243-2219. He was very nice to talk to and told me that one was fresh from the engine builder. That the other one needed refreshed not rebuild and that they were running motors just had some hours on them. Also the motors were coming complete from bell-housing, to air cleaner, even motor mounts. Also they were coming with Stainless Marine 5" exhaust. So we agreed on $18,000 plus I pay shipping. When I received the engines that wasn't exactly what I got. First thing I noticed was how crusty and rusty the one was. Then the rotted out exhaust manifold. Also the 871 blowers that were not 1071's like he said, and I believe they need rebuilt. So I dug a little deeper and the coolant passages were completely plugged full. And the one will need pistons due to cylinder wear. Along with no engine mounts(they were engine stands). Had a Starter and coupler on one and not the other. They are just pretty rough and old. Not what he had made them out to be. Also the pictures he sent were hard to tell and looked good. I have tried to call and send texts to see what he wants to do and he will not answer or reply. I literally have had no contact since they were received. So now I am seeing what you guys think I should do. I can live with a lot of it and chalk it up to a learning experience but the exhaust being rotted really stings. To some $18,000 isn't a lot, but it is to me. Now this just sets me back even further on the project.
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:56 AM
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If it was 40fasthawk, that’s exactly what I’d expect from him. He’s been banned for a while now but all he did was list garbage for sale. $18k for both motors? That should’ve been a real big flag right there, even 18 for each 1000hp quality motors should’ve been leery. Sorry to hear about you situation but I think all you can do is keep after him unless you have something in detailed writing about what the motors should’ve been and parts etc.
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A lawyer or liquid metal? Sad to see but as is is as isI say sue him try to get some $$$ back?
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what the heck is going on with those water coolant passages in the heads? if the heads are bad...would have to assume block is bad too. those motors (if you can call them that) are trashed.

try to get your money back.
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Old 05-13-2021, 07:40 AM
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I have a list of 10 phone numbers beside my bed to people who have really annoyed me. Occasionally, when I’m angry or bored, I call a few of them anonymously at 4am then hang up. Helps relieve stress. If they change phone numbers, I lose contact but that means I have room for a new one. 🙂

If he’s not returning calls or messages, you may want to start your own list?

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That guy was banned for a reason.... what a scammer 40fasthawk/Ralph is
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Attorney? Other than that an expensive lesson. $18K for 2) 1000 HP is definitely not reasonable as said above.
Only way I'm parting with that much money to anyone other than a high profile well established business or a well vetted reputable person, is in person.

Otherwise, if this is the same Ralph, seems he don't like getting taken.
Maybe he's trying to recoup his loss by stealing from others. Fuggin slime!!
https://www.tampabay.com/news/florid...hat-do-you-do/
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The one engine with the head all rusted looks like it was sitting out in the rain for 15 years. I have a great friend that's a private investigator if you want to find this guy let me know I will hook you up with him.
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86Capri......sorry to hear this, he was banned from OSO a while back everything I ever saw him list for sale was salt water junk, Im local in KC so if I can help out give me a ring

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Sorry to hear about your situation, Ralph, (40Fasthawk) always had JUNK for sale, and is a slime ball of the 10th degree! Good luck....

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