I saw that, do we know any back story?
Seems, obviously, sudden or abrupt.
SeanR wrote: ↑Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:33 pmI just saw Greg get a bit twisted in these posts on a thread on RL...
SeanR wrote: ↑Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:09 am Yea, he gets twisted to easily.I know exactly what you mean. Howard said my GB baffle broke when he was tearing down my engine for rebuild. Had to remove the baffle in pieces. I switched to Hans baffle on the re-build.
I had installed dozens of the GB baffles in the past with zero issues, then it was the last two. Welds ground off to close and too much heat used so it warped the facing plate. I had talked to Jake since he was the one doing the fab work and he knew what was going on and said he'd take care of it with GB. I never heard back on either one.
jej3 wrote: ↑Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:36 pmThere was a huge dust up on rennlist last year over a blown motor by Mark of 928 Intl, and the rods used, and whether Greg was responsible. Greg blamed Mark. It was public and ugly, but they seemed to have simmered down, and are cordial to each other in the threads. Who knows what happens between them in the real world though. Greg could use a good PR guy.
What's sad and I don't mean to pile on GB but I think there must have been a similar falling out between GB and 928Intl. I noticed a while back 928Intl seems to source fuel/clutch/oil lines from somewhere else, too. I could be wrong but that's what the info on their website indicates.
3.2 Targa wrote: ↑Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:51 pm As a recovering 928 owner, I have never understood the drama generated between vendors in this small community.You know, this may be a whole different thread but can somebody speak on DEVEK. Give me some history, they were defunct by the time I was an owner. They are spoken of a lot, seemingly revered as the high water mark of 928 days gone by. Always been curious about it.
I sold my 928 in 2004 to a great guy. I've stayed in contact with the 928 crew in DFW due to proximity to Sean and Rog and others. There was drama then (DEVEK vs. 928 Specialists) and drama now.
Crumpler wrote: ↑Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:28 pm Yes, I was around for the phone dial wheel fiasco... granted I wasn’t privy to any of the private conversations, I’m guessing that had a different tone altogether.And you would be correct. Very correct. Very, very correct.
It’s funny, after a few beers, quitting the day job and starting a 928 shop always sounds really appealing Dave. Then the beer wears off;)The economics of running a "real" shop - in any highly populated portion of the country - don't result in a profitable outcome unless you have at least 5 people working. It's either one guy or at least five.
SeanR wrote: ↑Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:16 pm OH yea, forgot about DR and Rogers fall out. We got banned from SITM because Roger brought some parts along to give to a customer who wanted to save some $$, and DR had a problem with it. DR had real issues with Rog starting 928sRus and took it personally instead of upping his game as a competitor. DR and I talked about it about 6 years ago at Frenzy and tried to smooth over that whole thing. There are other things there that won't ever come to the light of day. That was '07- '09. '09 was the last SITM we were allowed to.Not knocking your description.
SeanR wrote: ↑Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:55 pmThat's the game where all the kids line up, the teacher whispers a sentence in the ear of one kid. That kid then whispers the sentence into the ear of the kid next to them, etc. Once the whisper gets to the last kid in the line, that kid speaks the sentence out loud.
Landseer wrote: ↑Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:52 am Cool that you got out west too.Chris - I stand corrected - it was 08 when I was there, and that was Roger's last SITM. That's when I first met you as well. The fun run with AO leading the way was something. Shortest driver's meeting I ever attended - he said two words - "keep up". Jumped in the car and off we went. It was a blast!
SITM 08 was our first. Son and I brought a pair of just rescued, cobbled up red 928s. Met the texas crew. They had struggled the whole way with a sick shark. 928srus was just getting established. Terrifying ride down the parkway, following the Detroit guys, particularly AO.
I read nearly every RL tech post for 2 years straight trying to learn.
worf wrote: ↑Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:08 pm I tor'd over to RL this evening(*).GB is in full self-destruct mode. Calling people A$$hats and basically going after the rest of the 928 Ecosystem. You are right. It IS sad!
GB's outdoing himself in terms of making new friends. It's hard/sad/embarassing to read. Two threads.
(*) Arriving at the RL homepage, unregistered, with a European IP address results in a very, very interesting dialog box vis-a-vis browser cookies. If you dig deep enough you might be astonished at how many different 'hands' load up your browser with tracking and ad shit.
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