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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by heyitsnate, May 20, 2004.

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  1. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    Can this go in Tech o Matic so we can just refer people there next time?
  2. CP reminds me of a guy (Marshal) out of Chicago that`s
    allways on E-Bay selling Triumph bike parts.
    There are more posts on the Britt bike forums bitching
    about what a lowlife thief the guy is,then their is on
    Amal carbs.
    Why the FU&K do they keep dealing with him?
    Some defend him that bought parts from him at swap meets
    but most are screamin how he screws them and won`t talk
    to them over the phone.Moral is if you must deal with Charley(or Marshal)it better be cash and carry.

    Buyer Beware!

    Good Luck..JR
  3. That shit about building a house is funny. I'll have to remember that one.

  4. hotrodtom
    Joined: Apr 14, 2005
    Posts: 231


    I tried to contact him several years ago about carb parts or rebuilding mine. No answer, no email reply, no this, no that. Finally I got him on the phone; he apologized, and said he had been hit by three or four (I forget which) hurricanes in one summer and was pretty messed up. Might be the reason for the decline...
  5. Docco
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 286

    from Ippy

    Why has a 5 year old thread been brought up from the dead? Looks like he hasn't gotten any better.
  6. Sutton
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 699

    from BTR

    He is probably the worst person I have ever dealt with besides Stockton Wheel.

    7 months for a 3 x 2 setup for a SBC......

    If anybody could afford to compete with him and do a good job, he would be out of business in 6 months.

    And yes, his wife is a bitch on the phone.
  7. chuckbob
    Joined: Aug 5, 2009
    Posts: 145


    Hey guys, thanks for all the info on VS. I was just getting ready to order from them. You all saved me some money and aggravation too. Dealing with poor quality goods and poor customer service just makes me Kirk Out. You all are the best. :D
  8. sixpac
    Joined: Dec 15, 2002
    Posts: 553

    from Courtenay

  9. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    Funny you should mention Marshal! Did cash and carry with him, walked into his store and bought stainless valves for one of my Trumps about five years ago. Came home to Phoenix, and they were the wrong size (by allot), after the third call he stopped answering 602 numbers! Oh well live and learn, only cost me a hundred! Sorry, that was O/T.
  10. greyone
    Joined: Aug 31, 2006
    Posts: 276


    BBQ? I forgot all about that! (Iguess he did too!) WTF???
  11. BAD ROD
    Joined: Dec 16, 2004
    Posts: 1,535


    It is typical for people to post only negative stories. I do it too! If a purchase goes as expected, no one says a thing. Usually only people with bad experiences post which can lead to a skewed vision.

    I ordered a few hundred dollars of parts from Vintage Speed and they arrived as expected with no issues. I will order from VS again.

  12. 21tat
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 829


    Ever heard the saying, "There's a sucker born every minute"? Sometimes it's just a matter of doing some research before making your decision to purchase. Do your research. It's not that hard.
  13. pops29
    Joined: Jun 4, 2007
    Posts: 512

    from turlock ca

    My experience with Charley was great,, It was 2 Years ago. 3 x 2 Chevy, Up front he stated 6 mo wait time , I was in the middle of the build any ways, so i waited and I was and still happy . He asked a few questions on the motor for set up , I put the car on a dyno right after I installed it and the numbers were perfict .
  14. sixpac
    Joined: Dec 15, 2002
    Posts: 553

    from Courtenay

    Thats right do your homework This is one of the ways. Find the happy ones and find the pissed off ones. Maybe moere happy customers posting here would help with decisions. I am glad you are a happy one. At least we find oput how busy he is and maybe what to expect from him.
  15. rodncustom
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,317


    They do...Larry Fulton at Automotion. He is, IMO, the best!

    This set up was a true bolt on, fire up, and go. No issues, no tuning, just perfect!


  16. milorat
    Joined: Dec 22, 2006
    Posts: 121


    Bought a 2x2 Vintage speed adapter off ebay,came quick,put it on and works just find...........
  17. D Wright
    Joined: Jun 15, 2020
    Posts: 15

    D Wright

    Two months ago I ordered a tri power setup from Charlie for my roadster. He asked the right questions, and delivered the correct product in the time quoted (4 weeks). It bolted on and set up/tuned exactly as designed. It runs great and looks great.

    I've spoken to him and his wife multiple times and they have been both kind and accommodating.

    For whatever reason some of you may have had problems, I suspect from your attitudes and name calling that you might have brought it upon yourselves.

    If you know everything, you can't be told anything.


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  18. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 8,242


    That one post by a guy with one post on a thread that's 11, no really 16, years old. Good for you, but we're going to need a bit more verification before we discount testimony and experience form a bunch of well known HAMBers. I hope you're right. Post an intro, and welcome to the HAMB
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  19. D Wright
    Joined: Jun 15, 2020
    Posts: 15

    D Wright

    Thx Red,

    I'm not suggesting anyone discount another's opinions (they are only opinions though, as testimony is for courtrooms). I am demonstrating through very recent personal experience that he is still in business while nearly all of his detractors are not (Northwest Speed, etc.) and my experience was perfect.

    Yes, old thread... and 16 years later, Vintage Speed is still in business and my excellent experience suggests why.

    I'm not sure what you meant but, I don't need to verify anything. Being "well known" does not make a person right or wrong, only well known. Many well known folks make mistakes too.

    Please make your own choices on what you purchase and whom you purchase from.

    My experience with Charlie Price and Vintage Speed was perfect in every way.

  20. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,741


    Congratulations on your successful purchase.:) Even a blind robin gets a worm once in a while.
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  21. D Wright
    Joined: Jun 15, 2020
    Posts: 15

    D Wright

    So... now I'm blind too, awesome.
  22. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,488


    Yeah no, I have seen enough pissed off buyers from CP in the last 20 years that I will take a pass on doing business with him.
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  23. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,021


    It seems like D Wright is the only guy to get a good product out of Charlie Price in the last 16 years. I hope his coupster gives him many miles of trouble-free fun.
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  24. D Wright
    Joined: Jun 15, 2020
    Posts: 15

    D Wright

    Very impressive gentlemen.

    I simply tell you of my own personal experience with a product and service, and the result is smart ass and ignorant retorts.

    I don't know anything about Vintage Speed except for my own very recent experience and what I have read here.

    I'm not trying to convince you to buy anything from anyone.

    I was only sharing my experience.

    As a new member I have to wonder if this is actually an open forum or a place where you expect everyone to have the same experience as yourselves?
  25. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,021


    Nope, we welcome anyone's experiences. But we also hate for our members to be "taken". So when an unknown person shows up and his first post is how wonderful a scumbag is, we are kinda skeptical and want to make sure that anyone in the future who might dig up this ancient thread is fully informed.
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  26. D Wright
    Joined: Jun 15, 2020
    Posts: 15

    D Wright

    Thx for recognizing the coupster. Seems you may have jumped to a poor conclusion because of the hate you describe. As I stated, the thread is old but relevant. I just had my experience with Vintage Speed. I made no indication of him being a wonderful scumbag, I only said they were pleasant to me and provided good service with their product. Skeptical people ask questions. Hateful people tend to say hateful shit.
  27. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 656

    Joe Blow

    Not sure what kind of a reception you were expecting......with these comments. Seems you could have offered your positive experience without your attempted schooling of members here on your suspicions as to why they had difficulties with this vendor. Are you related to Charlie? Could the member with an attitude here possibly be you?
  28. Mr T body
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 2,192

    Mr T body
    Alliance Vendor
    from SoCal

    Don't worry about it. Posters on the HAMB go from expert to excrement without notice.
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  29. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,586

    Staff Member

    Glad you had a favorable experience.
    There has been history over the years of deals not quite so favorable.
    Hateful people don't start out hateful - usually unpleasant experiences tend to sour people is more like it.

    This is a completely open forum until members start bitching and attacking each other - then we tone it down and refocus on the subject at hand - Traditional Hot Rods and Custom Cars prior to 1965.

    BTW - I've known Jeff - Alchemy for a long time and Jeff is not the hateful type.
    He shares his experiences with all - good or bad.

    Again - glad you had a favorable experience
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  30. D Wright
    Joined: Jun 15, 2020
    Posts: 15

    D Wright

    Really? What I expected is to find answers to things like, why I would have such a great experience yet this wonderful scumbag has remained in business with so many disappointed customers for all of these years? Did I get lucky? Has someone else taken up his business? We'll never know because so many here are too butt hurt to be able to talk about it without taking offense.

    I rolled the dice on my purchase both because this thread was so old and because the old guy hooked me up with exactly what I needed, and mine was a special case. I got this car with no history and it had been set up with a cheater tri power system. The dumper carbs were fakes with plates underneath the bodies. There were many things to consider getting it back to legit operating tri power. I didn't have the option to properly ID the cam and max intake vacuum was about 10 or 11. It was a tri power noob and he helped me get it right.

    These are pics of old and new setups.

    You guys are a bunch of jerks.


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