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Old 03-18-2009, 02:00 PM
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I know most of the OG SCOPE members and have been around so if you want to check my background go ahead as matter of fact why dont you ask the OSO members if I am a newbie because maybe I really just am a rookie.....lets not sit here and cross swords or dicks!
wow, I don't think my post questioned your qualifications to talk here on OSO Sean, just an innocent query to see if we boat in similar places, sorry to ruffle your feathers....

To respond, I could care less if you are a OSO rookie or vet, that stuff never impressed me. No crossing swords, dicks, or anything else for that matter on my end, just trying to understand and be constructive.

Back to the matter, I agree with your second post. Used blocks might be the ticket. You all said Empire paid below market value, maybe the used blocks will net that out and get him going in his OL.

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wow, I don't think my post questioned your qualifications to talk here on OSO Sean, just an innocent query to see if we boat in similar places, sorry to ruffle your feathers....

To respond, I could care less if you are a OSO rookie or vet, that stuff never impressed me. No crossing swords, dicks, or anything else for that matter on my end, just trying to understand and be constructive.

Back to the matter, I agree with your second post. Used blocks might be the ticket. You all said Empire paid below market value, maybe the used blocks will net that out and get him going in his OL.

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I took your post the wrong way sorry!!!! I felt you questioned my ability to answer based on where I live!!!! I was just giving you the place to find out who I was!!!!! Anyway again back to the matter at hand I would have never attempted to work on 588 blocks just to iffy but on the otherhand if you were looking to just get them going for the least amount of money then ok......
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OK, in advanced, onlything that i find is the link of the mountain picture (insert Image) but it ask to enter URL Image, not a browser to upload. Will check later, got to go to a meeting
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I took your post the wrong way sorry!!!! I felt you questioned my ability to answer based on where I live!!!! I was just giving you the place to find out who I was!!!!! Anyway again back to the matter at hand I would have never attempted to work on 588 blocks just to iffy but on the otherhand if you were looking to just get them going for the least amount of money then ok......
all good...

just seems to me to be a simple equation as he already planned on having SCSM/outsource rebuild them:

lawyer fees, anxiety, possible judged loss, engine replacement cost...

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new/used blocks, back on water, matter past you.

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all good...

just seems to me to be a simple equation as he already planned on having SCSM/outsource rebuild them:

lawyer fees, anxiety, possible judged loss, engine replacement cost...

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new/used blocks, back on water, matter past you.

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Who did you buy your boat from Chris
I am using my fathers account, as this place used to have decent porn , but I digress....

He bought his 232 from a guy in Texas, stores it in CI. My boat, a 95 272 with 502 was bought from OSO member Irish Tornado (Dave). Had it shipped from Michigan, sight unseen, surveyed and leakdowned, worked out for me though....

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OK, in advanced, onlything that i find is the link of the mountain picture (insert Image) but it ask to enter URL Image, not a browser to upload. Will check later, got to go to a meeting
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Let me clear something here. Mario at So Cal is an outstanding mechanic person and a as honest as you could find a person in this industry. The motors were shipped directly to the engine builder. From my understating and Mario's understanding, we did a leak down at Kinser Racing (Mark) where my mechanic Mario was involved as well. Mario has nothing to do with this, so let's keep him out of it. As I am reading more, the questions seems to be coming back to the engine builder. We started taking everything apart, as i had planned to do the top and bottom end job on the motors. From my understanding, the blocks had to be machined, due to the circumstances they were in, so the engine builder started and as they did, they noticed the crack, and upon that time, we checked the second motor and noticed the same crack as well, without any work on the second motor. If the engine builder had machine the second block, i would have a question on the machining, as i have learned the cylinder walls are thin. But since one was not touched, is a different factor. I am not an engine builder, nor a mechanic, just forwarding facts of what they had found out.

I do have pictures to show, but my link to insert pictures show http:// and the pictures are in my computer, so i am confused how to down load the pictures. (if someone could help on inserting the picture i will post them)

Hmmmmmmm, by an earlier post you stated that the machinist had already bored both blocks (it clearly says "after boring the blockS"). Now you are saying that he had just started on one of them? Here it is from your early post:

" Hi Mike,

Yesterday I went over to the machine shop to check the satus of your engines. I was not very happy when I saw the results. After boring the blocks we found two cracks in each block, in the same place ob both blocks. In cylinder # 3 & 5 about half way down. The strange part is that they are staight lines in a circular direction ( the do not follow the direction of the piston-up and down). Pete (the machinist) has never seen a crack in this form before, after consulting with other machine shops and myself, we decided that it is too risky to try to sleeve the block. We are afraid that the block will try to separate, the deck from the bottom. It is our conclusion that the engines had water in them at freezing temps which caused the cracks."


Now, in plain black and white (or whatever color), we see you changing your story about how things happened. You would expect your word to hold up in a court of law with a guy like Jeff that would have a mile of people lining up to testify on his behalf? Of course I have printed all of these posts just in case sometime in the future your recollection needs to be adjusted.

Now what was it? Were they were both bored and then the cracks were found? or was one was bored, the crack was found, and then the other one was also found cracked? Your machinist is pretty clear what he thinks (they were both bored before finding the cracks) based on his email. If he is as honest as you say, and I would believe based on the other guys that he is, then his word must be good and they were bored before the cracks being found.

I'd say that it is probably time to save face, admit that you should have at least done a little bit of due diligence before purchase. Find some used blocks (and have them maganafluxed), switch some parts, and get on the water. You have drug a good mans name through the dirt long enough.


Hmmmmmmm, I wonder what role Pete, the machinest and the 4th person on your side (you, mario, engine builder, Pete) to see the blocks before the cracks were found, played in this? He was the one and only person in this entire delema that did any work whatsoever to the blocks before the cracks were found. I wonder if Pete got a little overzealous with the boring tools?
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