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Old 12-08-2014, 12:17 PM
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:45 PM
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Anybody know the status with this particular shop in the Monterey Bay area? We have been trying to contact Chris for some time through normal channels and have not had any luck whatsoever in receiving a response.
This is not a good sign, especially if you are waiting for an engine build that was promised some time ago.
I've heard that his engine build skills and support are great, so this is a surprise.
I'm hoping this does not turn ugly for everyone that is a customer of this shop.

I know Chris (and his Mom) personally and I wish I could give you some good news. This is nothing new for Chris. I lost a 455ci Pontiac block to him that never got touched, let alone done. He was supposed to convert it from 2 bolt mains to 4 bolt mains and it never got done after YEARS.

Chris is a good kid, a good friend and a talented machinist (he learned his skills at Skips) but not much of a businessman.

His "shop" has moved more times than I can count. Where is he located now?


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Hi Phill - thanks for the details and response.

I understand there are a number of people that have been trying to contact him, myself included.

I agree - he is a good person and he does have that machinist talent to make engines work as they should. He has my FE engine that is supposed to be completed soon.

I personally do not agree with the way he conducts business, especially not connecting back to his customers (and particular supposed friends).
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Owning your own business and working for someone else is completely different, I don't care how talented the individual may be. Some rise to it and understand, some don't.
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George,

You have been waiting quite a while ... I hope you get your motor back soon, so you can get your Cobra back together and on the road ...

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