Let me get this right. You're on 6 or 7 online Pontiac forums, under various nicknames for the last few years, suggesting buying one of Len's crate engines, as a good value, but you have never had any first hand experience with one of his crate engines?
Yes, that is exactly right ! My engine guy is my neighbor. I have one of his engines in my bracket car now. And if I need another engine, I'll get him to build it. But, he's not building crate engines and shipping them all over the country. So, I've never recommended him to anyone, on a Pontiac forum. Also, we live in North Louisiana. MOST who post on the Pontiac sites do not live anywhere close to here.
Now you've made it VERY obvious that you don't care for me, at all. I don't feel the same about you. I respect your knowledge of and vast experience with Pontiacs, rear ends, etc, which FAR exceeds my limited knowledge. I don't even pretend to know even a fraction of as much as you do.
If I had plenty of $$, I would probably never post on a forum, except to locate something else to buy. But, since that is not the case at this time, I enjoy reading & posting about Pontiacs. If I don't know about something I try to search for info about it. There are a LOT of guys who, believe it or not, know even less than me. So, if I can provide helpful info, including links to online info, I'm happy to do so. Lots of guys have expressed their appreciation for the info I provided them. Others, like you, have expressed their dislike of my contributions. I've been called "the village idiot", and even asked to leave one site, by the CVMS guy and his buddies.
If the best high dollar engine builders & experts like you were the only guys on the Pontiac forums, all the forums would disappear, almost immediately. MOST who post on forums are just regular guys who like Pontiacs but don't know a lot about what it takes to build one correctly. Then, as they learn, they pass on their experiences to others. And MOST of these guys don't know even a minute fraction of what you know. So, would you rather that all us guys who know less than you, quit posting & trying to help others. & only ask questions ?
If you don't like me, that's fine. I'd rather it wasn't that way. But, I can live with it. And if you don't like Len Williams, & don't think he is a good Pontiac engine builder, that's fine to. Everybody is entitled to his own opinion. I don't know one way or the other. Only passing on what I've read. There were a LOT of guys who thought the CVMS guy was the best Pontiac engine builder in country, UNTIL RECENTLY. OPINIONS DIFFER ! Obviously mine & yours differ. But, if you'll allow, I'd like to continue posting on Pontiac sites. When you see I've posted some wrong info, just politely correct it. I like to know if I'm wrong. I've learned quite a bit that way, online. So, if I'm wrong about something, it won't be the 1st time.