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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit?????? in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; To any and all people who ordered the stud kit, the studs have all come in and are being packaged ...
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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    To any and all people who ordered the stud kit, the studs have all come in and are being packaged now. There are kits available now for 2000-2005 Northstars as well, SG500 series. All studs are quality inspected twice- once by the machine shop and again by my team.

    I'll be keeping more and more supplies in stock from now on to avoid any delay in getting the stud kits.

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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    97EldoCoupe's SureGrip stud kit has seen repeated 0-220kph(0-137mph) WOT passes in my 98 STS.

    It has not overheated once, and is running very strong.

    I recommend Jakes(Northstar performance) services and supplies.

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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    Gentlemen: I am being forced into this situation with my 97 Eldorado, 64k miles. I see that these posts are a few years old...what has transpired since then? What is the best way to go with the cyl head repairs? Does anyone know of a shop in colorado that does these? THanks in advance.
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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    Howdy Jake. I've been searching the web tyring to figure out the best way to go with my 97 Eldorado.... Do you have a web site? Where are you located? Do you know of a shop in Colorado that has done these, and is familiar with them? Any suggestions would be gratly appreciated.
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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    Quote Originally Posted by rzacc View Post
    Howdy Jake. I've been searching the web tyring to figure out the best way to go with my 97 Eldorado.... Do you have a web site? Where are you located? Do you know of a shop in Colorado that has done these, and is familiar with them? Any suggestions would be gratly appreciated.
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    http://www.northstarperformance.com/sgstuds.php

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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    Ron I apologize for my delays in response. The stud kits are in stock as of now but I am starting to lose my patience with my suppliers. Too expensive, quality not to my standards (some studs had to be sent back to them for refund & recycle) and too many time delays.

    I just picked up some very nice thread rolling die heads this afternoon that will work in my lathe so I can roll threads in house. This way we can be in charge of quality control from the selection of the steel to the final packaging. The only outsourced process will be heat treating from 04/15/11 and onward.

    Check this out:



    I have 5 of these exact thread rolling heads now and a six tool post turret lathe. Until I get a machining center or screw machine, some things will still be manual but quality will go up I promise that.

    It's a nightmare dealing with suppliers who cannot keep up to demands and do not check thread quality often enough. This way all issues will be solved once and for good.


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    Jake Wiebe, developer of the SureGrip™ Cylinder Head Stud Kit

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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    Ronz - I do not have anyone in Colorado at all right now, but I will help if I can, and I deal with any shop you can find and introduce them to the stud kit and how easy (allbeit time consuming) it is to install.

    I can't wait to start cranking these studs out in the shop again. I have a dedicated person (my father who was a machinist/maintenance mechanic for many years) to run the lathe and threading equipment full time. His health isn't the best but I feel it is something he could do and he says he'd love to!

    Time to get cracking and get everything working smoothly once again as it used to. Thank you to all who have had patience with me. Almost through the last bit of the rough waters now.


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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    that machine looks AWSOME!!!!

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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    Thank you. I do have a gent locally who has a shop- and bilds race motors, etc... I will get him in touch with you.
    Thanks
    Ron Z

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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    Thank you Ron, I look forward to hearing from you and your mechanic! I'll help in any way I can.

    Joe - I just tested one of these rolling heads in the old Atlas lathe that I designed the studs on. Effortless, perfect rolled threads. Oh my suppliers are not going to like to hear that I got ahold of equipment like this. Allbeit I bought these 5 heads used, they are in perfect shape and I did not have to pay the $3,300 price tag per head. This is $15,000 worth of tooling but nobody would ever believe the price I picked them up for. Time to make better products, have more stock on hand, and pay off some debt so I can continue on with the expansion plans. I don't like having supplier debt over my head for products I am not happy with.

    Sometimes if you want things done right you have to do it yourself. I just never had the funds to invest in the machinery to mass produce the studs. This will be a big leap forward.


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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    wow that machine works awesome so fast and wow great find at a great price jake

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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    I must be missing something, no link or image in Jake's post about his new tools.

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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    ^^^ The video above. That's not my video but the tooling is the same as what I just bought.


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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    Jake- I need to get this thing scheduled with the garage, if I can. Can I order the studs now? I've left a mesage on your voice mail, with no reponse - Not sure the system is working. how do I call you direct, if that's the best way. Or, are you not set up yet to sell them, with the new machinery and all.
    Thanks much!
    Ron Z

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    Re: Time Serts, Norm's, SureGrip Stud Kit??????

    Hello Ron, sorry for not responding to your messages please see my new post in the Northstar Performance and Tech section in about 10 minutes it will be up there.


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    Jake Wiebe, developer of the SureGrip™ Cylinder Head Stud Kit

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