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Old 12-25-2005, 07:32 PM
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I'm looking for a good reliable Fbody mechanic in the Orlando area...Corvette Masters wont work as they dont do LT1 work...

After my header install, my car seems to be falling apart, I know it was the mechanics who worked on it, they had no clue what they were doing. So I need a place that can fully inspect the entire engine/suspension/whatever else needs to be checked, and any repairs needed will be done and most recommended will prolly be done as well. And yes I have a ****in spun bearing and I'm pissed to hell and back.
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Old 12-25-2005, 11:10 PM
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Ryan maybe?

if you ever need drivetrain work on a v6 f-body, I have some expereince
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Old 12-25-2005, 11:42 PM
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lol v6 hahaha ...I'm lookin for a mechanic who can back his work up with warranties n stuff. I am going to Ryan for a tune tho.
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Old 12-26-2005, 12:59 AM
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Re: Need a good reliable fbody mechanic

Define "falling apart"...

If you need the car checked out I would recommend (in no particular order):

Chris (whistler)
Bobby (bad86z28)
Carter (forgot screen name but everyone knows who he is)

Just page any of them and you can get something worked out.

In the meantime explain the problems as I have a few LT1's under my built.
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Re: Need a good reliable fbody mechanic

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Define "falling apart"...

If you need the car checked out I would recommend (in no particular order):

Chris (whistler)
Bobby (bad86z28)
Carter (forgot screen name but everyone knows who he is)

Just page any of them and you can get something worked out.

In the meantime explain the problems as I have a few LT1's under my built.
yeah mark has impressed me, while working on my car, I have seen him shout out bolt sizes, for the opti while someone was working on the opti on an lt1....

all while mark didn't even have an lt1 at the time but an ls1.
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:54 AM
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vinci high performance. about one block away from corvette masters. you could try norris as well.
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:14 PM
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Theres a few guys around that do good work, one guy is Ryan (AIM: crazydriverz28), and then his friend tyler. Both have done work on my car and farily resonable....
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:32 AM
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In the meantime explain the problems as I have a few LT1's under my built.

The problems mainly extend from my recent header installation (mechanics ****ed alot of stuff up...)

1. Broken spark plug wire (admittedly "fixed" and hidden by mechanics)
2. Improperly installed exhaust pipes...(i bolted up one exit pipe, ypipe is still not bolted to body of car...)
3. Capped off the egr vacuum tube myself.
4. Pulled off the 'custom' vacuum caps (tubing+a lug nut) on the 2 AIR exit pipes...
5. improperly installed Air Intake...fixed myself..
6. Bigass chip out of my front bumper (done be mechanics, but claims it was there...)
7. My current problem...possible spun bearing...

The mechanics are at JV Tires on 50 and Dean Road in Orlando, dont use them, they dont know **** about the cars they work on.
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Re: Need a good reliable fbody mechanic

Originally Posted by wrastler
The problems mainly extend from my recent header installation (mechanics ****ed alot of stuff up...)

1. Broken spark plug wire (admittedly "fixed" and hidden by mechanics)
2. Improperly installed exhaust pipes...(i bolted up one exit pipe, ypipe is still not bolted to body of car...)
3. Capped off the egr vacuum tube myself.
4. Pulled off the 'custom' vacuum caps (tubing+a lug nut) on the 2 AIR exit pipes...
5. improperly installed Air Intake...fixed myself..
6. Bigass chip out of my front bumper (done be mechanics, but claims it was there...)
7. My current problem...possible spun bearing...

The mechanics are at JV Tires on 50 and Dean Road in Orlando, dont use them, they dont know **** about the cars they work on.
WOW, that sucks! Mechanics really need to have experience with that particular engine and that particular type of installation on ANY car BUT WITH LT1'S IT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT LEVEL OF IMPERATIVE!

LT1's have their own little in's and out's that take experience, which is why I learned as much as I did about them because I didn't trust anyone else.

Anyone I mentioned in my above posts definetly know their stuff as does Mike Norris at Norris Motorsports.

If you do end up needing a budget rebuild either sweet talk Chris (whistler) and Bobby into returning to LT1 cars or go to Carter. You should end up very happy either way.

Best of luck, feel free to hit me up with any specific questions on anything.
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:31 PM
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ok, I took it to a guy who was a gm mechanic for like 10 years. He doesnt specialize in LT1s but this company has done very good work for my family for many years. He thinks its just the header gasket and showed black marks on the gasket that shouldnt be there. I'll keep y'all updated...and possibly be in touch with the mechanics if just to start a communication relationship for future problems.
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Originally Posted by Formula305fi
Theres a few guys around that do good work, one guy is Ryan (AIM: crazydriverz28), and then his friend tyler. Both have done work on my car and farily resonable....
Ryan is a buddy of mine, I'm gettin him to tune the car once she's fixed.
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Ryan is a buddy of mine, I'm gettin him to tune the car once she's fixed.
And I sold a KTRE 12-Bolt to Tyler so I would say they both know their stuff.

Actually, did I buy a bed off Ryan? Who was that? it was a friend of Tyler's...
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:34 AM
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And I sold a KTRE 12-Bolt to Tyler so I would say they both know their stuff.

Actually, did I buy a bed off Ryan? Who was that? it was a friend of Tyler's...

Crazy (Ryan) is tall, kinda lanky, has a mullet, and a badass Z28.
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:54 AM
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Woohoo! I dont have a spun bearing. The ****ers who installed the headers didnt tighten em and left a very loose spark plug. On a sadder note, I did have a busted seal on the rear differential, but she'll be all better tomorrow afternoon. I still need to find a good speedshop that will do work on LT1s (Corvette Masters, you dissapoint me...masters of corvettes...but no LT1s?)
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:35 AM
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Yo, what's up Brian. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you in a while, I've had some other stuff goin on lately. PM me your number, I got a new phone (finally). My roomate's been gone for the last month, but I'll call him tomorrow to see when he's coming down so we can put the 02 sims on until I find you a PCM.

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