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Received Valve Covers from VPW in Australia today (not good)
#1
I had high hopes for these but I'm very disappointed right now. The box came with zero damage to it but...the hardware was lose in the box and scratched one of the covers and the other clearly has machine marks that is just poor craftsmanship. You can see in the pics how there are flat spots. Not sure how this will be handled since there is zero damage to the box? There is nothing to file with an insurance company. Now I'm not putting the company in a bad light yet...have to see how they respond to my claim. Just wanted to post my disappointment.
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#2
shoulda trusted the Americans...
sorry for the dissapointment brutha.

Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic! thumb

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#3
That’s sucks!! I was planning on buying the same covers. Keep us posted on how they treat you.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#4
(03-26-2019, 06:29 PM)EBSTANG Wrote: shoulda trusted the Americans...
sorry for the dissapointment brutha.

None of the Americans have the blue thunders in stock. Builder said hes not making any until the fall!
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(03-26-2019, 06:51 PM)73\ mach 1 Wrote:
(03-26-2019, 06:29 PM)EBSTANG Wrote: shoulda trusted the Americans...
sorry for the dissapointment brutha.

None of the Americans have the blue thunders in stock. Builder said hes not making any until the fall!

'the builder' has a reputation of being a prima-donna...unfortunately

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#6
Wow, that's some seriously bad QC, or the company just doesn't give a f*** and sent them to you because you're half a world away. Those marks are from poor casting techniques, not machining. The covers are cast aluminum. so what comes out of the mold is usually pretty close to a finished product minus some minor finishing. Looks to me like the material is shrinking excessively as it cools.


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#7
i bought a pair of cheap aluminum ones and had them powder coated. they look pretty good
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#8
That's a shame, mine arrived fine and the fasteners were taped up
Hopefully you get some satisfaction from them
From what I know the Proflow gear is mostly made in China (isn't most stuff?)
I recently purchased a B&M Shifter expecting made in USA but of course on the box made in China, seems well built though
Unfortunately due to the almighty dollar we have to put up with what we can get sometimes
I liked the Ford Performance valve covers but couldn't justify the cost and not sure they would clear the Scorpion rockers
Good luck and keep us posted and if you don't get satisfaction soon PM me and will call them myself
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#9
You would have thought they would have taped the hardware to the inside of the covers. The box being undamaged should make your case stronger as they cant blame poor shipping company for any damage

Steve
1971 Grandé
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#10
runninpony 
Man, that really blows! Hopefully they'll pay for return shipping, that's the least they should do, if you go that route.

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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