I wanted to make sure it got thru. Crystal Tech's mail server had a
fart this week and I got like 20 mails bounce, even though 5 people got
mails that it said bounced. Web Hosting compaines out west, go figure.
Ill reply shortly.
On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 23:10:49 -0400, "Refinish King"
this is their website www.packagesteel.com PA is the southern end of
their range. the only problem they ever had was that a contractor was
"stretching" the buildings by eliminating the laps in the
purlins/girts and had one collapse... that contractor has been out of
business for quite some time, however. my soon to be former employer
has been a package dealer in Maine for just over 20 years, there have
been zero structural failures in any buildings we have put up. they
are very heavily braced, extremely so if a rail or beam crane is
package works somewhat like a car manufacturor... i.e. you need to go
through a dealer. they're got a contact page on their website.
something also to consider is the price of steel is on it's way to
tripling in price over what it was a little over a year ago...
we've had alot of buildings go on semi-permenant hold because of the
increase in cost.
you'd have to go to crane school first before anyone would rent one to
you. we haven't used a crane in 4 years. we use a Caterpillar TH63
telehandler to hang all the iron.
DAMN....for that money I'll tow my stripped Cutlass to you anywhere North
America and STILL come in thousands cheaper than around here...Closest quote
I got for a quality street paint job SIGHT UNSEEN mind you was $5000. Where
As far as missing parts you probably will be OK because the former guy
didn't want to take of more than necessary, hopefully. You may have to
scronge aroung those boxes for miscellaneous. The engine you're
getting doesn't sound like a prize, but maybe it will be a surprize.
If they didn't want to take any chances and did the head gaskets while
the engine was out that could be a plus.
I'm sure you will warn your customer that you can't warrant an engine
you did not work on and never heard running. You can offer that the
both of you will have to watch it closely for early failures. He must
have gotten some short warranty with the engine, excluding your labor
I wouldn't say that. The other "mechanic" is nothing more then a parts
changer. A rather good conn artist. I personally can't stand him. He used
to work for my land lord, who he ripped off.
Some odd things are missing. He pulled the fuel rail out. Moved it over,
left it connected. Yet one of the injectors is gone. The belt tensioner has
been disasembled, and the spring cover is gone. I know I will have to make
a few trips to the salvage yards. Thankfully I know where a 95 Grand Prix
is sitting with a bad engine that I can rob bols from.
Better stop at the drug store for that big bottle of Tylenol.
Sounds like its going to be headache time.
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE
3800 V6 ( C ), Black/Slate Grey
~~~The Former Fleet ~~~
89 Cavalier Z 24 convertible
78 Holiday 88 coupe
68 LeSabre convertible
73 Impala sedan
In this case Charles:
Your responsibility is to warranty the installation only!
I.E.: Wiring as connected or any repairs made to wiring, belts and hoses for
leaks or slippage. (They are responsible for quality) Loose or missing
bolts, because you can go to a salvage yard to get what's missing and charge
by the hour, plus a procurement fee.
I would by no means warranty the customer supplied assembly!
I have done basket cases like this, being one of the very few shop operators
in the area, with the brains to work out of a hornet's nest that some back
yarder, or a friend of theirs weaved.
So my advice: "Don't warranty what you have no control over, motor or
cheap.....If they are in fact what you are looking for. I would need to run
the number on the head to be 100% sure. I am second guessing myself. The
motor was out of a 1994 Grand Am. They are well used parts and have no clue
what they are worth. I won't gouge you. I also have the steel coolant hose
to go with the parts too. I dunno. see what they go for around you, and
then I'll price mine taking shipping into consideration, and try to beat
thier prices with shipping....Hows that sound?
Customer still has not supplied engine. Yard still doesn't have it "ready"
Yesterday I got a core Gen III 3.1/3100 for free. No intake, or
accessiorses, yet it aught to be usefull. The people that had it were
happy just to find someone to haul it off.
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