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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by roseville carl, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,003

    rick finch

    It's always has been that way....
  2. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,463

    rd martin
    from indiana

    nothing pisses me off more than when you put out good cash to save some time and the stuff you get is crap, there are some good pieces out there ,but they are few and far between.
  3. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 8,743


    This thread is a waste of time-what's the point? Stuff is crap, you brought it on yourselves by accepting cheap over quality in the first place and now you can't go back. Buy it and make it fit. Then post your work. That would be worth reading.
  4. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,658

    R Frederick
    from illinois

    he did
  5. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    Hhahahaha lighten up dude...
    getting all greeezed up over pokin fun will land you in the ER


    oh and BTW..can you show me where i said any of that?....Not!
    I thought so..
    they got meds for that;):D
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011
  6. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    .....Bet the cap was made in China......Quality is something that is gone forever.......I own a dental lab for 35 years,retire 2 years that time...70% of the work came from China...think about that....when you get your next crown or partial bridge.......I know the repro shit I get for my hotrods (usually from China) is mostly junk.....
  7. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,665


  8. Yep, wrong side for sure.Over reacted and lost my way. Apologies to all.

  9. R33CHEBY
    Joined: Feb 16, 2010
    Posts: 66


    Quality control... I haven't heard that phrase in over 10 years. I belive it has been replaced with "cost control".
  10. papajohn
    Joined: Nov 2, 2006
    Posts: 894


    I am a Quality Assurance Manager in a sheetmetal forming shop. I have been in QC / machinig for 15+ years.
    One thing I learned early on is - 100% inspection is NOT 100% effective. Bad parts get thru. It's a sad fact of life.

    Buy American. It's a good start.
  11. jamesgr81
    Joined: Feb 3, 2008
    Posts: 265


    Sadly it's in all things not just car parts.

    How would you like to install 3000 light fixtures and have 10% not work. The lighting manufacturer says it cheaper to do no quality control and just send tech to make the defective ones work in the field. Makes your work look bad and you have no control of the results. Make our own fixtures...right. Major aggravation to have to put up with this crap in anything you buy.
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,253


    I think the sheeeet gets screwed up on the trip across the ocean.
    SALTWATER will do it.
  13. von Dyck
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
    Posts: 678

    von Dyck

    It's been a pet peeve of mine for over 25 years: "You buy something new and you gotta fix it before you can use it!"
  14. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,160


    you have a lathe and you BOUGHT a gas cap for 100 bucks? I would have just made it myself, :D, if you can recut the threads you could make something unique yourself. I try not to buy anything unless I want part of it to make something else. At least I know if I design and make it myself, I won't see another one like it. I make airplane parts for a living, so they have to be right, I am the quality control.
  15. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,496

    from Wa.St.

    Here's my 2 cents worth, ordered a complete TCI front end, dropped axle, bat wings, hairpins, etc. The axle bosses are 2 1/4" and the bat wings are 2 3/8". I thought adding spacers in that area was long past? Called to see what the problem was and they said I was the 3rd person to complain about that, no real remedy short of waiting for recast bat wings with no time schedule or fab up some spacers. They even suggested bolting it up the way it is but being a cast piece I don't think so.............................
  16. firingorder1
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,147


    I just retired from working for a major auto parts supplier. Upper management preaches quality alright. But when you never see them on the shop floor you know its all talk. As one high ranking suit told us "This is a bottom line company". I am still from the make it yourself generation. Mostly because I'm always broke : - )
  17. AlbuqF-1
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
    Posts: 909

    from NM

    While I agree, there's nothing worse than paying extra for American, and finding out it's a POS, cost engineered down. Happens more than I'd like.

    In Carl's case, it is just as likely an American told the chinese the wrong info to make the part, and an American failed to check the parts produced.
  18. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,443

    seb fontana
    from ct

    My luck is not too good with bought items, as others have related..Very tiring to be the quality control and having to make corrections..
    I bought a front disc brake kit for early Ford spindles, four piston calipers from SSBC [Stainless Steel Brakes Corp]..A little over $1500.00, end of December, 2010..
    Can't bolt one rotor [made in Canada] to the hub as it doesn't have enough chamfer to clear the radius at the hub diameter/face, won't sit flat..
    One Hub had been dropped, making a raised area on the wheel mounting surface..
    One Hub [other one] the outter bearing race is rusted!! WTF...
    Brake Pads, have such a large chamfer at leading/trailing edge that looses 23% of area, looks too much to me...
    AND you'd think for the amount of money the kit cost that the fittings for the flex line would be Stainless Steel [maybe a $5.00 item?] instead of cad plated steel..Another WTF..
    Maybe I'm being too picky? I E mailed them, got an applogy and a request for some pics to turn over to Quality Control..Good so far, eh? So I take pics, send them in just before Xmas..No confirmation, no contact, they not answering any emails; they do answer the phone BUT no availible operator is all I can get, FOR HOURS...I chose SSBC because I THOUGHT I would get quality as the disc brake kit I got for my early Mustang was perfect and works flawless..But that was eight years ago, maybe the good help retired..I get the feeling I should have got a Wilwood kit...Just burning in CT.....
  19. papajohn
    Joined: Nov 2, 2006
    Posts: 894


    The founder (father) of SSBC died and the son took over, probably about 8 yrs ago. The father did not import much. The son imports lots of stuff. The brake parts they make in house are still real nice. The imported stuff??? well.....not so nice.

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