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Whatever happened to awdtt's car? Find out here.

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awdtt

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If you followed my build thread up until about July 2018, you'd know that I grenaded my transmission after putting in "upgraded" clutches that turned out NOT to be upgraded according to Mr. Shep. That prompted a Stage 2.5 trans rebuild which took about 3 months. The trans was returned but never put in the car.

The block had suffered a cylinder score so I ordered a replacement and Adkin Industries, the shop I was using, recommended an engine builder called TEC in West Palm Beach. The lead time was 3 weeks before he could start work. 6 months later, I went and pulled the block and heads, etc., out of that shop. It hadn't been touched. Avoid TEC.

I then talked to Fabshop Miami. They did not want to work on the motor because the heads hadn't been tested and approved by Boost Logic. Boost Logic would only sell me their short block, so I'm stuck with an identical short block.

So, I bought an entire built long block from Boost Logic and had it shipped to Fabshop. Fabshop then let me know they needed the engine covers and assorted other parts. In a personal meeting on 2/7 attended by my son and the owner of Adkin Industries, I stressed that getting the engine parts down to Fabshop was the #1 priority. We also needed to deal with a trailer door that had some wood rot. The owner assured us he'd jump right on it. See the text he sent my son on the 28th stating the car *should* be done by the following week (would have been the week of 3/1-3/5).

We followed up Monday March 8th and couldn't get a response. Yesterday morning after I threatened that I'd give less than a stellar review of their business, they tried to claim that they are "stuck waiting for everyone else to tell me what they want to do." That's total BS as it's patently obvious that they *knew* what needed to be done in the text of the 28th.

Last night we got a text telling us that they're trying to "squeeze" us in and that it's really hard, womp, womp. All other messages have been ignored. Messages like, "Is the transmission back in the car?", shouldn't be too complicated to answer. We've physically gone to the shop and it's always closed. The owner is avoiding us.

We now have to get a tow truck and arrange to get the car and all of the loose parts out of the shop.
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Sorry to hear the woes man. Good luck getting your build back on track.

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Damn brother - sounds like my situation less the multiple motor builds in between.

I’d just have Cicio pick it up and get it back together.

Downtime sucks and makes you question every minute of time spent and every dollar put into it.

Problem is it’s busy season again.

Good luck !!!
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TSM Billet Crank 4.1 w/ CP billet pistons, TSM Elite Prime turbos, TSM Wet Sump Oling upgrade, flex fuel, ETS mid and down pipe, STM titanium axle back, STM race FMIC, ID2000’s, Shep One K with drop gears and all the goodies., DS Axles, Volk Saga 18” 10/12” (MT ET Streets), Advan GT Premium 20” R888. 1450+ hp / 1210+ tq

Old setups : Alpha 9 w/ AMS 3.8, GTX3582R Gen II w/ AMS 4.1 billet crank, GTX3582R Gen II w/ AMS 4.0 big bore billet crank and of course FBO E85.

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That is really rough. 6 months for nothing is unbelievable. Best of wishes to get your car done right.


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Update. Fabshop is doing the car. I have no doubts it'll be done - and done right.
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With over a decade of known commodities in the GTR world... what made you go with an unknown with zero credibility in the first place?
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Sorry to hear this my good fellow.

 

You are in my thoughts.

 

Love ya.

 

Shawn



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Feel for you. Hope Fabshop delivers where Adkin failed.
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Sorry to hear this, If I was there I did ship all of the parts to me and then forward where its needed. This is because last few years people are ignorant saying, I didnt received the package while they clearly signed for it.



Been working with enshiu on my car for the past 2 days. This guy is a mad scientist. He knows his stuff about GT-Rs. We spent the past few days changing brakes, rotors and upgrading my  gotboost full intercooler piping. Enshiu will post pics of my car later.

 

My project:

 

http://www.gtrherita...-600whp-upgrade





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