i'm not going to mention any names as of now but here are the facts....
recently bought a twin turbo spectra that was supposed to have 23 hrs on a new $9700 built motor.
the po is an honest man with plenty of money and as far as he knows this is true...
i have 2 copys of the invoice 1 from the po and 1 faxed from the builder both are identical.
the block and heads are a 1970 LS6
the invoice calls for ...
crane roller rockers CRN 13767-16
crane hyd roller lifters CRN 13532-16
i am in the process of stripping the motor down to a long block and sending everything off to polish and powdercoat and changing a few things that's when i noticed something fishy was going on....
not crane gold roller rockers
not hyd roller lifters
so then i went back to the invoice and that's when shit got really fishy.
calls for ...
JE piston's 4.56 x 1.457 24CCID
that's when i said out loud to myself "how in the hell could you possibly fit those pistons in a stock GM block????"
so i called the builder and said " hey bud this is that guy that bought that twin turbo spectra you built the motor for, i talked to you a couple weeks ago"
he says in a very friendly tone " sure i remember hows it goin, how can i help you"
i asked him if he possibly gave me the wrong invoice even though the po's name is on it and went to explain why i thought that was possible
that's when the tone changed and he scrambled to get off the phone stating that he didn't have time to go over the invoice and that he'd call me back tomorrow. this was on tue or wed.
so i called the origianl owner as well as tom scahill who built the original motor 30 years ago and they both said that the motor has "blue" roller rockers "can't remember what brand they said", corrillo rods, and venolia pistons that were 8-1 with a closed chamber head.
then i called the po who i bought the boat from and he said that the motor ran fine and only had 400 hrs on it but he took it to this guy that was supposed to know turbo motors just to tune it up.
2 weeks later he called to say hey what's going on with my boat haven't heard anything from you in a couple weeks and the builder stated to him that the block and heads were at the machine shop and he'd be looking at around $9k.
the po is non confrontational and just said ok whater i guess but it seemed fine to me and then authorized the work. after he already pulled his motor and had it ripped apart and at the machine shop.
is that even legal? and $9700 to rebuild the motor using the same block, crank, and heads, and cam ???????
i don't want to speculate but i'm pretty sure all he did was re-ring and bearing the motor judging by what i see and how this seems to be going.
anyway what do you guys think about that and is there anything i or the po can do "if he's willing" ?
needless to say ... part of my decision to purchase was the fact that the motor was just built with all these new high quality parts.