Seems I got my headers from a third plant, both of mine were labeled
"Manufactured in Mexico". And neither one comes close to fitting. I
do have a neighbor that works in a machine shop who has done a few favors
like this for me in the past, but I have a problem with "fixing" something
the day it comes out of the box.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Strayhorn [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 3:13 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Header fit, banging against the Frame!
> Nolan said:
> >There are at least two different Monza/Pacesetter plants. One in Europe
> >believe (Italy?), which does in fact
> >make good quality equipment. Another is in Brazil, and their stuff is
> >trash. The box it comes in is better then
> >what's in the box.
> Alas, this is true. I got one of the Brazilian units and
> the pipes had not even been cut flush with the inside of
> the flange that fits up to the head. I had to take it to
> a machine shop and have all the finish work done - milling
> the flange down smooth, re-making a few welds where someone
> had made the initial tacks but not the full beads, and
> stuff like that. The only cheerful news is that the machinist
> was a buddy and took a case of beer as payment.
> This kind of stuff really irritates me, as the QC problems
> should have been evident to anyone who took the time to
> look. The only reason I didn't send it back was because
> I figured that would be even more trouble.
> Ken Strayhorn
> Hillsborough NC