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Paint, clutch cable, and electrical

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Re: Paint, clutch cable, and electrical
February 28, 2006 07:02PM
>You know John was just co-driving at an event, that multiplies his moderator status >by at least 10, he's such a Super-Ultra-Mega Moderator now you better be careful.

>Do you even have a clue as to why it expired yet btw?

>Posts: 297 keep up the good work

>Skye

As you know I'm not an engine builder (yet), so the signs of failure for me look like :

1.) Mashed bearing - spun ? (on the big end of the #1 rod)
2.) Loose circlip ? (on #1 piston)
3.) Bit's of metal presumably from mashed bearing which found it's way into the journals and subsequently damaged the other bearings.

Those are things my untrained eyes have found, that I feel may be subject ?




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/28/2006 07:23PM by Morten.
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Re: Paint, clutch cable, and electrical
March 01, 2006 02:38PM
Well a friendly suggestion, you might not want to be casting stones, until you actually know what went wrong. Burning what's left of the bridge. <insert additional metaphors here>




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Re: Paint, clutch cable, and electrical
March 01, 2006 04:32PM
Figure out how the oil flows through the crank. Newer Mitsus have different feeds into the mains going to different bearings.

The other trashed rod bearings are likely not from metal from the smashed bearing. It would have gotten the mains if so.

The problem doesn't appear to be a flaw in the rebuild, so let's not get into a pissing match. It's a rally car. Our team hopes for 5000 miles from engines between rebuilds. Sometimes we get more. Typically we get less.

So, focus back on what caused the problem instead of placing blame.





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Re: Paint, clutch cable, and electrical
March 01, 2006 10:34PM
"Well a friendly suggestion, you might not want to be casting stones, until you actually know what went wrong. Burning what's left of the bridge. <insert additional metaphors here>".

Skye I appreciate that, but JVL is a big boy and I'm sure he understand the concept of accepting back what he slings around. The bottom line is that he got paid all the money he was asking for, although the payment was late (I had my reasons, and the reasons are moot at this point). So in dealing with my current mechanical problems, the fact that the payment was late (I never picked up my car or motor until I paid the bill) is really irrelavent. Bringing up past payment issues does nothing but confuse the current problems of the build.

Lets deal with results, as opposed to the rest of the crap that has been brought up. I think I should be able to openly communicate and not worry about "Burning what's left of the bridge", don't you think ?

"So, focus back on what caused the problem instead of placing blame."

Good words Grant !

No pissing match is intended, and it isn't necessarily a matter of placing blame but rather accepting accountability for ones workmanship.

I went to the machine shop today and got an opinion, I'll place pictures later of how the loose circlip damaged the cylinder wall and piston. Appearantly a properly installed circlip doesn't just uninstall itself.

So lets deal with this one step at a time, starting with the circlip issue :

Someone needs to step up to the plate... JVL are you reading this ?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2006 10:50PM by Morten.
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Re: Paint, clutch cable, and electrical
March 02, 2006 01:59AM
Morten Wrote:
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> "Well a friendly suggestion, you might not want to
> be casting stones, until you actually know what
> went wrong. Burning what's left of the bridge.
> <insert additional metaphors here>".
>
> Skye I appreciate that, but JVL is a big boy and
> I'm sure he understand the concept of accepting
> back what he slings around.

You REALLY ought to listen to people who are smarter than you Morten, you CAN learn something.

The bottom line is
> that he got paid all the money he was asking for,
> although the payment was late (I had my reasons,
> and the reasons are moot at this point).


So in
> dealing with my current mechanical problems, the
> fact that the payment was late (I never picked up
> my car or motor until I paid the bill) is really
> irrelavent. Bringing up past payment issues does
> nothing but confuse the current problems of the
> build.

No it's NOT MOOT (and thank god somebody can spell MOOT)
I had well over a thousand dollars of my money out on your plaything above what you deposit was. So you had "some problems" getting down to collect your motor, so YOU BLITHELY ANNOUNCING that you will pay whenever you decide to come down 6-7- weeks later is utter horse-shit.
Again, it's your plaything, it's my mortgage
>
> Lets deal with results, as opposed to the rest of
> the crap that has been brought up. I think I
> should be able to openly communicate and not worry
> about "Burning what's left of the bridge", don't
> you think ?

No, lets focus on why I feel no obligation to deal with you REGARDLESS of any subsequent problems.
Ever think it might be some sort of Karmic Justice Morten?
>
> "So, focus back on what caused the problem instead
> of placing blame."
>
> Good words Grant !
>
> No pissing match is intended, and it isn't
> necessarily a matter of placing blame but rather
> accepting accountability for ones workmanship.

Hey Morten accept responsibility for lying like a fucking dog repeatedly,
Your repeated lies were intentional actions, anything that I may have potentially done was something unintentional and CORRECTABLE, had you not delayed and lied repeatedly about payments, and thereby negated any obligation to even be civil, much less answer every question, or correct any faults.

In short Morten, YOU FUCKED YOURSELF.
>
> I went to the machine shop today and got an
> opinion, I'll place pictures later of how the
> loose circlip damaged the cylinder wall and
> piston. Appearantly a properly installed circlip
> doesn't just uninstall itself.
>
> So lets deal with this one step at a time,
> starting with the circlip issue :
>
> Someone needs to step up to the plate... JVL are
> you reading this ?

Read the above.
And read the conjditional offer mainly just to shut your yapping up, cause I have already gotten more than 8-9 complaints that you're an unbearable pain in the ass with phrases such as "I thought you were exaggerating, now i see what you were saying about endless emails" and you're harshing the mellow here.
>
>
>
> Edited 1 times. Last edit at Mar 1, 2006 by
> Morten.






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Re: Paint, clutch cable, and electrical
March 02, 2006 10:09AM
I'm trying really hard not to tell you to go fuck yourself !

You're right I couldn't come down and pick up the car because of my non-Canadian status (awaiting Visa). After my car had been sitting at your place for 3 months, just to have the engine rebuilt... I had a major trust issue with you.

When I dropped the car off, I gave you $600 cash and a handshake (how I like to do business, with honor as opposed to a contract). I didn't even ask you for a receipt.

You gotta ask yourself, if you had anything to do with changing that trusting dynamic ? A change like that doesn't happen for no reason.

If I could have come down to collect the car, and seen the oil pissing out of it - I wouldn't have paid you until it was fixed.

I still have the note you gave the guys that picked up the car for me, that guaranteed that you'd get me my Sparco camlock belts back that went miising form your place. What was sent to me was an incomplete set, that was missing belts.

That was what ? 9 months ago now ?

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