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Ejam

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Carburetor restoration problem
« on: November 06, 2007, 04:19:11 PM »
I sent my Quadrajet to http://www.customrebuiltcarbs.com/index.shtml , when l sent it out he told me 2 weeks. That was now over 2 months ago. Now I know things like this take time and l don't mind waiting alittle more than what l was told but when l call him to see whats going on, and l have only called 3 times so far, l get the run around like he's on the phone etc. l have been told he'll call me back blah blah blah. l know they are busy but this is bull. Has anyone had any experience with these guys?  Earl

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Re: Carburetor restoration problem
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007, 10:12:58 PM »
Sorry never used them but by the sounds of you problems I never will!!!!!!!!

Hope you get these issued resolved quickly!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Carburetor restoration problem
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007, 12:04:26 AM »
get the carb back and send it to jerry macneish. period.
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Re: Carburetor restoration problem
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007, 12:14:55 AM »
He must be having a problem - the Corvette restoration guys report consistently good work and service from him.
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Re: Carburetor restoration problem
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007, 12:33:51 AM »
talked to him today and he said he'll get to it this week. see what happens

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Re: Carburetor restoration problem
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007, 04:00:03 AM »
We do Q-jets and Holley at our shop too, CHP.  TAR is about 3-4 weeks because we send all of the parts out for replating.  We also bench test every carb before it leaves the shop.

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Re: Carburetor restoration problem
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2007, 11:07:36 PM »
Jerry:
 If I may ask, what does rebuilding a Quad-Jet cost? Or is there a web page I can look at if you would rather discuss it there?

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007, 03:54:16 PM »
Dave,

Complete carb restorations are running in the $300-320 range right now.  Used to be $295 plus shipping ut the plating shop keeps raising their pricing which effects us. I am in Iowa right now.  Call me anytime when I get back to the shop on Monday and I can go over any questions that you have.

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 11:55:22 PM »
Price sounds reasonable to me. When I get to that point of rebuilding I will give you a jingle.
Thanks for the response

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Re: Carburetor restoration problem
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2007, 03:07:42 AM »
I have used them and they are top notch to me. Have you talked to Phil?
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Re: Carburetor restoration problem
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2007, 09:52:06 PM »
I have also used them about 6 months ago, carb looks great.....Phil was cool and a straight shooter.  My buddy also used them for a corvette tri-power resto and it was perfect.  I think my quadrajet took less than two weeks.  Excellent job.

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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2007, 12:20:12 AM »
Yes I have been talking to Phil. I m hoping he can finish it up soon. Do you remember how long it took him to do the restoration?

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Re: Carburetor restoration problem
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2007, 01:05:01 AM »
I think my quadrajet took less than two weeks

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Re: Carburetor restoration problem
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2007, 02:21:43 AM »
I sent my Quadrajet to http://www.customrebuiltcarbs.com/index.shtml , when l sent it out he told me 2 weeks. That was now over 2 months ago. Now I know things like this take time and l don't mind waiting alittle more than what l was told but when l call him to see whats going on, and l have only called 3 times so far, l get the run around like he's on the phone etc. l have been told he'll call me back blah blah blah. l know they are busy but this is bull. Has anyone had any experience with these guys?  Earl

I have used Custom Rebuilt Carbs many times in the past with no issues at all.  On a personal note, Phil is a close friend of mine and I find it
difficult to believe that he would give you the run around.  He's as straight as they come.  If you are still having problems, contact me ASAP
and I will intercede on your behalf.  Steve
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Re: Carburetor restoration problem
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2007, 01:41:49 PM »
Steve thanks. l will give it a week and see what happens. lf l don't hear from him by next friday l will let you know. l am not the type to hound someone when they are doing somthing for me.  Earl