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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2019, 04:05:45 PM »
Sorry to hear Mike! Best of luck going forward and hopefully the goals you were searching for will be a reality sooner rather than later.

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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2019, 07:14:06 AM »
That sucks, been there, not fun. .
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2019, 05:13:59 PM »
Welp..... motor's out. Brought it over to the machine shop for dissection and in depth analysis.

I'l get to the bottom of what happened, and why at some point in time.

I will say this, the spark plugs, even though they were new, and was told by staff at LMS they needed replacement, are PERFECTLY FINE.

In fact, my guy locally, has reinstalled them into his own personal Ford Flex, and has been running them WITHOUT ISSUE to date.

Also, HUGE KUDOS TO MATT @ Gearhead Motorsports[/U] for immersing himself into the picture, and providing LMS with the necessary info, values, etc. to get the Deatschwerks injectors working, even though I was told that the values weren't there by LMS staff. The fact that Matt had no dog in this fight, but offered his assistance, is beyond any words I can type. A huge thank you seems somehow not sufficient for him having lent his assistance.

That said, as I obtain details and such, it goes w/o saying, I was told that only ONE (partial) DYNO PULL was performed, before the car was removed (from the dyno) and parked due to observed problems.

Oddly, there was an 11 mile difference on the odometer between when my car was dropped off at LMS (on April 9th, 2019) to when my car was retrieved from their facility by Grand Beach Towing on Monday 05/13/2019.

Seems awfully interesting that I heard ZERO from their staff between 04/09 & 04/24 in regards to my car's status, even though I was assured on the front end, that the dyno work should last no longer than 1 week up front.

Awfully odd that there's an 11 mile difference in the odometer and only one (partial) dyno was performed over the course of 4 full weeks. That's one helluva dyno session! Ha! Geezuz.

Anyhow, I digress. For now.

Moving along, still incredibly incensed and miffed that I am missing the giant Ford National's @ Carlisle for 2019. Apparently I was listed to be #62 in their all time history of "featured cars". Bittersweet as some fellow owners sent me literature that my car was listed in the official display materials.

My goal right now is to document, document, and document. Then hopefully come back from this set back even better than before.

I am thankful for LMS having provided me with the (positive) memories of what now seems to be, for all inclusive purposes..... yesteryear..... but I am also looking forward at the horizon and seeing what lies ahead as I come back from this, with the goal being ever better than before.

More details to come as they occur. Just a quick update of you will, to hopefully ease some of those that are yearning for details.

Thanks for staying tuned!

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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2019, 08:12:13 PM »
Glad you are staying positive, and I second the :thumb: :thumb: to Matt for helping out with the upgrades. It is just unbelieveable what all has gone on with your car, but I also believe the best is yet to come.
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2019, 08:32:29 PM »
Hopefully get something figured out soon! I bet the 11 miles could of been low rpm "cruising" on the dyno to make sure everything was in good condition before the partial pull. At least I am hoping that is what it is from.
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2019, 04:04:05 AM »
Glad you're keeping your Chin & positivety Up!
In regards to the Spark plugs the same thing happened to me as they installed their own precision gapped plugs even when questioned they are new! Dunno! Z

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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2019, 05:47:57 AM »
You are much calmer and more mature then I would be about this. I wish you the best in getting the beast back together. I donít even know you yet I feel horribly bad for you about the Nationals. We all can tell how much that honor meant to you. Like many have said keep your chin up like you are. Better days are ahead for you and the SHO
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2019, 05:54:45 AM »
I just still can't believe it but I guess it's still something we all face in search of the limits of our cars.  Just isnt right as my intuition says this was not an accident more like a snowball effect of negligence.  That 11 miles could have also been a showboating joyride too along with other less than stellar decisions. 

I've worked at a Performance shop before and I've seen not only service techs taking customer cars for joyride but also even body shop techs participating in the action....11 miles on the OD....this is all I see in my mind's eye..those memories
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2019, 11:36:40 AM »
I just still can't believe it but I guess it's still something we all face in search of the limits of our cars.  Just isnt right as my intuition says this was not an accident more like a snowball effect of negligence.  That 11 miles could have also been a showboating joyride too along with other less than stellar decisions. 

I've worked at a Performance shop before and I've seen not only service techs taking customer cars for joyride but also even body shop techs participating in the action....11 miles on the OD....this is all I see in my mind's eye..those memories

I am not defending in any way,  but how long would it take a car strapped onto the dyno take to get the transmission past the warm up to 'hot and ready' state?   I just don't know so im asking to see if that 11 miles fits into a warm up period from a 2-3 day long cold-parked state ..

BUT that being said BIG shops.. use shop cams.  wheres the shop came footage of the dyno run?

ok im putting down the stick,  i dont want to stir it up .. but my thoughts center around those 2 points.

BPD, you still have my sympathy,  thought you spent much more and are far more careful than I.

I feel your pain on a block loss.  you are taking way better than i did ..
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2019, 12:32:39 PM »
Good point ...perhaps there is a shop cam
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2019, 05:25:28 PM »
Good point ...perhaps there is a shop cam

If there's nothing to hide they would definitely have recorded it. They have lots of videos of their big builds being dyno'd. No doubt they would have been recording this one to put on their channel as well.

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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2019, 11:11:24 AM »
You are much calmer and more mature then I would be about this. I wish you the best in getting the beast back together. I donít even know you yet I feel horribly bad for you about the Nationals. We all can tell how much that honor meant to you. Like many have said keep your chin up like you are. Better days are ahead for you and the SHO

I agree.  I would be angry. 

Mike (BPD) thanks for keeping us updated.
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #42 on: June 02, 2019, 06:42:30 PM »
In regards to the Spark plugs the same thing happened to me as they installed their own precision gapped plugs

Thanks Z.

I think it's a total farce and a way for them to make a quick buck.

There was no reason for them to have swapped out plugs, when the one's I installed were not only new, but also had a mere 274 miles on them.

There's no more "precision" in them gapping them, than you, I, or any other vendor. They're either gapped correctly, or not.

I know mine were, and they are being used currently in a Ford Flex without ZERO ISSUE.

Moving along, I plan on keeping the update(s) coming along, as they occur.

Hope everyone's doing well.


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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2019, 08:27:16 AM »
just curious, are you the customer with the spun rod bearing?
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Re: A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....
« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2019, 10:33:51 AM »
BUT that being said BIG shops.. use shop cams.  wheres the shop came footage of the dyno run?
I would put money on there being cameras and even more we will never see any video.

just curious, are you the customer with the spun rod bearing?
He said the motor is at the machine shop getting diagnosed. Nothing confirmed yet. Hopefully a relatively cheap fix and it's back better than ever soon enough. 
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