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Red65
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From: Northglenn, CO, USA
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 03-08-2003 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Red65   Click Here to Email Red65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These folks are advertising B&B Performance valve cover spacers at a pretty reasonable price; was wondering if anyone has an opinion of their service, reputation, etc.

I did notice that they don't use a secure internet page for getting credit card and personal information; that didn't add to the warm fuzzy feeling.

Any opinions, or alternative sources for the valve cover spacers are appreciated (I looked at Tony Branda. They are about $20 higher, but it may be worth it if they have a better reputation).

http://www.flatlanderracing.com/index.html

Thanks again.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-08-2003 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've not personally dealt with Flatlander, but have heard good things about them. They probably have an order form that you can download or have them mail to you, order your parts along with payment and mail it.

I'd be skeptical about using a non-encrypted non-secured page for personal info as you are

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-08-2003 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One guy here was upset with them once {I'm trying to remember who} because he ordered some TRW forged flattops for his 351C and they sent him some Sealed Power forged flattops with coated skirts. They did refund his money after a brief battle. The guy was upset because when he had ordered them he specifically said he didn't want coated skirts and when he called to complain the guy on the phone tried to sell the 'these are just as good' line and from what I remember wasn't very polite about it.

Keep in mind this is just second hand information.

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Dave_C
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posted 03-08-2003 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flatlander has good prices due to almost no overhead. They have no inventory, no warehouse, etc. Just order takers. They take your order, put their markup on it and then have it shipped from the mfg or distributor direct to you. For a single item it's ok, but if you have multiple parts be aware that they will arrive at different times in seperate shipments.

Beware of anything that is in short supply or has to have custom work like porting a set of aluminum heads. Many problems have been reported about them in regards to this on a BBF forum I read. They promise your order and then give endless reasons why the order is delayed when they have no control over the porting shop etc.

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n2oMike
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posted 03-08-2003 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used them for a set of 460 rods, and for a set of rods for a SBC. The price was less than anyone else, shipping was only around $12, and they arrived quickly.

No problem with my two limited experiences.

I probably wouldn't use them for port or machine work, but for parts, I've got no complaints.

Good Luck!

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Red65
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posted 03-08-2003 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Red65   Click Here to Email Red65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all the input. My spacers should be here in about a week!

Rich

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