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So, I'm sitting here watching part II of the episode where they're restoring the 68 Shelby Mustang. Of course they did what they always do, and cheap-skated and cut corners on everything. Last week, I watched them put el-cheapo generic parts store oil in the freshly rebuilt engine for the first fire-up. It ran fine - for a few minutes. Then it started shaking and acting up. They shut it down, drained the oil --- lo and behold it's full of metal. So what did these geniuses do? That's right, they put in fresh oil and tried it again.

It got worse.

So they bring in the engine builder to have a look. They pulled the intake and well whaddya know... two stuck lifters, a flattened cam, and an engine full of metal shavings. All because these morons don't have a clue about breaking in a fresh engine with a flat-tappet cam. They should have used high-zinc oil and they should have pulled the inner springs for the break-in but noooo... they had to go cheap again and this time it bit them in their collective bo-hunkusses. After paying to have it rebuilt (again), the next time at least they used good oil and appear to have gotten lucky - on the engine.

Now they're f*rting around with an electical problem because they were (surprise) too cheap to replace the 45 year old wiring harnesses.

I wouldn't let these idiots within 20 feet of my car.

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Hah! So now he's showing it to a prospective driver, and the thing doesn't even have a headliner in it.
 

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I wouldn't buy anything from Richard. He is a modern day huckster/shyster.

Can you imagine how he runs his restaurant??

The have neat cars on there but he is a total slimy used car salesman to the core.

And I don't like how he treats people either. Like they are all schmucks to take advantage of. :shutme




But I watch the show......:eek:
 

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Yeah, I don't like the guy. Did you ever watch Graveyard Cars? Didn't like those guys either but for different reasons. They seemed to know what they were doing from a technical standpoint but as human beings, especially the boss, they were just rude and abrasive people. They way he talked to his employees, I was amazed he had any employees (or teeth) left.

I watch Fast N Loud too though - it's entertaining when the decisions they make come back to bite them :D If I saw right, next week they're building a Trans Am. I'm already cringing from thinking about how they're going to ruin it.

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I just watched that episode. They said they put a zinc additive in the conventional oil(I wonder if it was ZDDP) and found out it didn't work for break-in. Oooops.... Some cars he does right, but most are quick fixes and flip. Some he just does a wash job and flips.

Yeah, I watch it too. 1hr of entertainment. Woo!:lol:
 

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I'm guilty too....the one car they did do right (68 mustang Vert) got wrecked on the first shakedown drive. I loved the F1 fiasco when the installer cracked a 6000.00 windshield...Richard was sweating having 300,000 tied up in that car until his moneybags partner decided he was gonna keep it. Also i liked that they kept the 427 vette in as found condition and just replaced with the factory suspension and correct motor. I was waiting for them to airbag it and throw in a 350. The fact that he he losses his ass every time he takes a car to auction should tell them something. Main reason i have kept watching was this seasons promo where they are driving a 67' GTO but someone else probably built that car for the commercial...;)
 

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I'm only a couple of years into the hobby and I question a lot of the things they do. And dare I say, I probably know more about engine work than they do...well, at least on Pontiac I do ;).
 

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Umm.... a flat tappet cam/lifter can be either mechanical (solid) or hydraulic.

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I wouldn't buy a windshield wiper blade from those clowns. Way too many corners are cut in their builds. Richard does ask some ridiculous prices for his crap cars but if someone is uneducated and willing to pay close to what he asks... well... more power to him. If Richard would pay as much attention to the cars as he does his f'n hair, he'd probably put out some decent rides.

As for Aaron being labeled as a so-called master mechanic... I don't see it. He's as basic as they come. He just seem to have better ideas than Richard.
 

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Greatly entertaining show..... yea, garage of fools but I like Arron's ideas and style.

...But I had to laugh at Tom when he does his "Buford T. Justice // Jackie Gleason" impression in the episode to be broadcast on Dec. 9, 2013 (saw the preview of this upcoming episode).

...And when they rebuilt the Shelby 350 -H (former rental car), they forgot to include the "H" after the "350."
 

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...But I had to laugh at Tom when he does his "Buford T. Justice // Jackie Gleason" impression in the episode to be broadcast on Dec. 9, 2013 (saw the preview of this upcoming episode).

...And when they rebuilt the Shelby 350 -H (former rental car), they forgot to include the "H" after the "350."
I have to admit, Tom does make me laugh too. He is a natural fool and I think he would keep me in tears if I worked there. His Buford impersonation is pretty funny.
 

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That Shelby is a 67, right? I thought the Hertz Shelby's were 66's.
On the show they kept calling it a 68, but I'm not convinced they even got that right.

You know? I was wondering about that, them calling it a GT350-H I mean, but I didn't take the time to research it. Well, I just did, and you're right. The GT350-H(ertz) was a 1966 only arrangement. Ford sort of reproduced them in 2006 and 2007 by building an additional 500 cars with the same black and gold paint scheme, but the original GT350-H was only in 1966.

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I watch the show for entertainment only! Nothing technical at all. Crazy prices and don't think they are real.
 

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I watch the show for entertainment only! Nothing technical at all. Crazy prices and don't think they are real.
:agree Not much about "reality TV" is real IMO.

The Bandit Trans Am episode was entertaining but come on.......$135,000 for a 1977 T/A? Oh, I'm sorry, it did have the "Fast and Loud" once over :rofl:.
 

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:agree Not much about "reality TV" is real IMO.

The Bandit Trans Am episode was entertaining but come on.......$135,000 for a 1977 T/A? Oh, I'm sorry, it did have the "Fast and Loud" once over :rofl:.
Don't forget, according to Richard, the $25,000 watch that was giving to him. Then his friend offered Rich another $20,000 or so if I remember correctly for a truck load of beer. This episode has to be phony because that amount of cash being thrown around like that for a T/A and other stupid crap is unbelievable to me.
 

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An entertaining TELEVISION show, that's it. I like watching those guys, but I don't believe it as gospel. I liked Mr. Haney in Green Acres as a kid, too. And Don Knotts as Barney. Entertainment. That said, when Aaron decided to cut the floor pan on a mint, original '67 Ford Galaxie to clear an exhaust system that had been made too large and bent incorrectly, my opinion degraded. Another episode was when they bought a mint, one owner, black '69 Lincoln MKIII, and scuffed the chrome with brillo pads and slammed it to make it look like a rockabilly reject. It was an outright crime. The bandit TA, sounds like they spun a rod bearing thrashing it doing doughnuts in the parking lot with engine oil that was probably ten years old (car had been sitting in a collection and was not really a driver). Kids, when you do doughnuts, the oil pickup can sometimes starve! I guess my big thing is this: All of us here RESPECT machinery and equipment. We care for it, and it cares for us. When we see a 50 year old survivor car, we appreciate it. We don't jump in, float the valves, and do a neutral drop. Entertaining show, just like Street Outlaws, but we need to take it with many grains of salt!!
 

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I watch Overhauling too for entertainment. I hope that they never get ahold of my car. I do not like the lowered look with those 20 inch rims with one inch of rubber between the road and the rim. Foose may be a master at his craft, but don't take a survivor and bastardize it into a ghetto cruiser. ....just sayin....
 
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