Your experience with them and mine are totally different. I'm really surprised at what your telling me because I have only gotten top notch stuff from him. Also, He's the only one I know of with the adapter for the Rochesters, which whether or not you like them, are vastly better carbs than any of the 3 bolters. He is occasionally a little slow but the quality has always been worth it to me. I'm assuming you purchased a used setup, (just because of the pitting issues and the Bondo),? My question is, did you contact him and did he resolve the problem?