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  1. yellow rose

    yellow rose Doctor of Thinkology.

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    Every single head I port breaks through at the valve cover bolt. And the iron heads and even the early W2's I break through the bolt boss of the short bolt for the upper row of head bolts. That's just how it is.
     
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    I don't think that was his main concern..
     
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    Maybe not. But I've seen guys nearly cry over stuff like that.

    The core shift was unacceptable.

    I've done more welding on heads before I ever lay a grinder to them than I care to remember.

    On certain SBC heads I used to mill away the top of the head above the intake ports from the valve cover rail back about and inch and a half IIRC and then weld the entire area and then start on the port work.

    I don't miss those days.
     
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    At least the customer support seems to be there. Having worked in manufacturing for 35 years, I can confirm that the craziest crap can get past the QC guy, whether it is in the US, China, or Mexico. Doesn't matter, shit happens. Seems that SM tries to take care of the customer for the most part.
     
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      Yes, it just takes time. They had a lot of orders to fill with the sale, then they lost people to the PRI show after that. I'm sure they'll make it right given time. Heck, that's more than a lot of places do now!
       
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        Yeh...... that needed to go back.
         
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        • Avispa

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          Great News!!!
          Just got an email from SM, the bauxite ore will be mined next month in Guinea to refine into suitable aluminum to cast my SB heads in China sometime in the new year !
          I'm stoked !!!
           
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            Hey J, here (tosses him a quarter) go downtown and buy either some brains or a sense of humor, or mayhaps BOTH !
             
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              They’re lying to you.
              They’re waiting for a freighter loaded to the gils with crushed aluminum cans to be recycled...... and that will become your heads.:usflag:
               
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                Well that's a first somebody telling me I don't have brains LOL anyways it could only happen on the internet.. so what did the email say? Did they give you an exact time or did they say they're out of stock and that's when they expect to have some more?...
                 
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                Naw, was just BS'ing, when I bought the heads someone swiped my card info, had to X out the card and get another, thankfully the bank caught on and I didn't have to pay for their little shopping spree, now I'm wondering if they canked My order to cover up their thievery. Gonna call tomorrow, been about a month, rx'd the head and main studs as well as some intake gaskets weeks ago and that's it.
                 
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                • Avispa

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                  I had a feeling I'd see those cans again, I turned them in to pay for the heads, just a small world going round in a circle ! :)
                   
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                  I’d say that order got nixxed.
                   
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                  As I recall wasn't it you that called them and complained about them giving away your card information or something?..
                   
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                  Yep, whoever it was went to a Hollister and an Uggs store, both are real close to SM. I did call and talked to a CNS (customer no service) rep, he told me they were working on the order, I asked to be transferred to the accounting dept. He came back online and told me they said "take it up with your card company" sheesh !
                   
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                    (Speedmaster saying this).. call us a thief trying to steal your card information.. I'll teach ya...
                     
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                    Yep, bought the non CNC loaded SB heads with roller rockers and pushrod setup.
                     
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                    Might be time to get Smiley a blender full of cash! ( Training Day ref.)
                     
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                    yeah that order got a little complicated you should have just sticked with the heads...
                     
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                    Complicated? hell, ya yank it off the shelf, stuff it in a box, print a label, and snort another line.
                     
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                      You're preaching to the choir brother! LOL they sent me ford heads... haha.gif
                       
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                      Any residue? '-)
                       
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                      Yeah it still hurts that Tony was the first one to give me a joke about it.. he knows he can't do nothing wrong in my eyes...
                       
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                      • Avispa

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                        Hmmmm... from that response, long lingering residue!
                         
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