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I am coming to the conclusion that you folks are getting tired of me trying to point out that certain individuals (their are several) are predators and thiefs and preying on pelicans. I offer an apology if I offended anybody or ruined anybodies thread there are several that won't converse with me any longer that wasn't my intention I only wanted to point out that you should be wary doing business with individuals hawking their wares on these threads one in particular only has 71 posts and the majority of those are advertising his products which I am sure he does not have Waynes permission to do so which is a forum rule. So since I am bothering you folks I will stop I have made my point about most of these folks and I am going to quit this campaign to rid us of them because people just don't care if they get taken and I guess in that aspect deserve what they get when they buy one of his filters and have to replace their turbo a year later because it has been sandblasted or buy a set of his headers and ingest a piece of slag that blows a 8 or 10000 dollar motor because he doesn't back purge when welding to cut costs as just an example I guess it is their choice and life is too short too keep putting this on deaf ears. Thanks for listening to my rant but he is no different than the guys that did what they did to Reaper on his build or Linc on his build only on a smaller scale and that is by design I think because he then flys under the radar. So accept my apology if you have put me on ignore you can take me off as my rant is over because I do think I have good tech advise to offer or not if you so desire if you don't want my 2 cents or help just pm me and I will bow out of your thread and delete my posts as I did the best I could on Fletcher's thread. Thanks for listening and I hope no one gets taken by any of these guys like I and others have.
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Cole I am not going anywhere I am just not going to waste any more time trying to warn these guys about these bozos just to have someone ***** because I am pointing out this guy on their thread and most people just read this as I have a problem with this guy or any of them when all of us should have a problem with a vendor who has screwed a fellow pelican especially when it has been 10's of thousands of dollars as some of these have done. Some pelicans take the high road and won't call out these predators but I don't feel that way but since I seem to be talking to a wall about this most of the time and some individuals are mad at me and won't converse with me on this board because of this I have decided that I will not put anymore effort on it and when someone gets screwed by one of these vendors well they can't say someone wasn't willing to warn them about it.
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Thanks for the positive expressions both here and by pm but I don't think it will effect my decision to stop but I do wish there would be a thread dedicated to rating vendor/sellers and buyers as well I got hammered by 3 or 4 folks on here for being a bad buyer when I recieved a smashed empty box that showed no indications that anything was ever in it I was not the only one that came to that conclusion a detective friend of mine said the same thing and lo and behold the ashtray I had purchased showed up on another thread the seller started about 2 weeks after it was supposedly lost and advertised as for sale. But I have a dozen sellers that say I am a good buyer over and above him so it is all relative but the guys I have issues with (all of them) have consistantly screwed people and I just wanted to help.
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I put the gag order on myself when posts are made to show some decency and take it elsewhere or stop flexing my internet muscle I realize I am being rude after a point and am just going to stop if I see something someone is going to do that is shakey then I will PM them and warn them about who they are doing business with but otherwise no more posting on peoples threads Al posted on a thread this morning showing what kind of tool he is posting his solution which I am shocked it takes him an hour to remove the butterfly from a throttle body it is 4 nuts a linkage and 2 screws but the point is the post above outlined the posters fix in detail and mr clueless didn't even look at it but the important thing is he didn't address the point I made about the POS air filter he was originally hawking that will ruin your motor if you run it because of the "cool looking" 120 cell per inch screen that allows unfiltered air into your turbo and motor but if I am the only one calling this guy out then it looks like a vendetta and it looks like I am being ignored and wasting my time.
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I rest my case on it not doing any good to keep going on and on about this guy or any guy screwing people on this forum I just looked at the air cleaner thread and after everything I posted and warnings about using a filter with a fine metal screen a guy still asked al for the part number and price for his crappy air filter I am convinced that my message falls mostly on deaf ears and therefore worthless the funny thing about it this guy will spend a lot more for this neat looking albeit crappy filter than he would for a good K&N.
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I must have actually (I may be wrong) been hitting his bottom line as one of the individuals mentioned in this thread has been posting on more threads but the interesting fact is that he seems to mostly post about customer cars or he did this and you can get this for x amount USD so his posts are an attempt to drum up business and I just wish that my fellow pelicans would give him the feedback that adding technical information is acceptable in a technical forum just don't use the tech forum to sell his products. Turbokraft doesn't do that Clewett doesn't do that Elephant racing or Rebel racing hasn't done that they just offer advise or show what they are doing in a technical sort of way. If I am correct to hawk retail parts or services in any forum on this board without Wayne's permission is strickly prohibited by the forum rules.
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I couldn't agree more and I have no problem with a guy that has some parts left over from a build and wants to put them out for the guys that can use them. The guy I am talking about has a hundred posts and I would say 90% he is hawking goods and services he is talking about his twin turbo build right now and he is setting it up for 1000 hp but it has been this way since I started my project because it was one of the cars I looked at when I started looking for parts. I have realized this guy is fluff and nothing more he won't do anymore with that car I mean he talks like he has tons of money in his posts but it is just like the car he posted on a thread that had an intercooler installed on a NA motor for looks it is all show and no go and really when you look at the welds and such for the prices he is asking not much show either. I like the pros getting involved also they have real info to add and are not trying to sell their services with every other post. Thanks for responding Cole I just wish the gang would jump on board an run this guy off he really is a blight on our little community. I am biased the guy has screwed me and I don't like it since I have moved out to the country and live off a gravel road I have been having issues with other parts of his that I haven't replaced yet because they are such poor tolerances they are moving around on me so I will be replacing them very soon.
Dude, seriously, have you ever heard of punctuation?? Makes your posts a hell of a lot easier to read....
You may want to try it sometime.
You know, when you think what you are trying to say is important and you want to convey your thoughts to others...

Your posts are a pain to read, really.
Don't take it personal. I tried to read them but I just gave up after first one.
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