OK, my original post asked for experience with 2 specific shops that rebuild Q-jets. Neither shop was CHP. When sam inquired about CHP (Jerry), I simply stated that previously my carb wasn't properly restored by them. That's a fact. Did my carb look good? Yes, it sure did. Was my carb restored properly? No. Following the rules of the forum, I made a factual statement that was by no means intended to start an argument.
The interesting thing here is that if I made this statement about any other vendor, nobody would care. Unfortunately, CHP/Jerry have a reputation and a big "fan base" built up here. Everyone wants to come to his defense.
Then there's the stories that follow about how happy people are with his work. That's great - for those people. Oh, and some of these people aren't just normal people like us, they're super-special people like a retired secret service agent. Wow, indeed. They're not regular people like me - heck, I'm only a Mechanical Engineer with almost 20 years experience and multiple international patents who's been working on cars since I was in elementary school, what would I know?
Now, show me the proof that what was done by CHP was a correct restoration. Show me the before & after hi-res pictures documenting the correct components were used. What? There are no pictures? You have no idea where your original factory-correct components are? Wow, what a surprise. The fact is that I have a bunch of pictures and would be more than happy to point out everything that was done incorrectly to my carb. But, again, my intent was not to start an argument so I'm not going to get into any more details (yet).
Please go back and read this: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=7631.0
Stating that what I said was "not totally true" is the same thing as calling me a liar, and that's the best way to start an argument. Arguing doesn't belong here.
So, please go back and read what I wrote. My statements were:
1) That my carb "...was far from "mine" when it was returned to me, and it wasn't properly restored."
2) "No, he didn't." in response to sam's statement that "I am sure he will do good for you."
These are both completely factual statements.
Now, Jerry, do you want to continue? If so, then the gloves will come off. If no, then I suggest you go back and edit your posts (or contact a mod to have them edited) and we'll make it like none of this ever happened. How about you plan taking care of this by, say, 9am tomorrow.
To everyone else:
I'm sorry to have to make a post like this. It's not really my style for these forums. I have made some simple factual statements about MY experience with this vendor. I was not trying to start any type of argument, but when bit I will bite back. I'm not scared or intimidated by anyone's reputation or supposed expertise.