After a week of straight machine work, we're caught up to past orders, we have stock on the shelves of studs and we are currently still running production.
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When I was no longer happy with the studs that I was getting from the machine shops I had contracted, I took the initiative to purchase my own equipment to produce.
There was a time late last year and early this year that we were not able to fill orders. It was a financial drain to aquire the equipment I so desperately needed.
I'm happy to announce that once again, we are shipping regularly and I will do everything in my power to ensure availability will never be an issue again. The odd time we may have a day or two where we cannot ship, this is normal within any company for whatever reason- but I will be making damn sure that those who have been loyal to my company; we will be loyal to you.
Now as for the installation kit- it is IMPERATIVE that an alignment plate be used when drilling and tapping. The one I provide with the kit- it will take anywhere between 1.5 and 2.5 hours to drill and tap all 20 holes, depending on how quickly you work. But the end result is 20 studs that NEED NO ADJUSTMENT with a mallet to slip the head gaskets and cylinder heads over. They will be all 100% in line. This new-found accuracy is due to tight machining tolerances and the addition of our CNC in the shop- and the particular method we use to manufacture the studs. None of them will be warped or bent when you receive them. We've tried a few engines with our new kits and studs, they all line up every time.
Any questions or concerns I will be happy to address right here on the forums, or via email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who have stayed loyal and decided to purchase from us, we have received nothing but excellent feedback on quality as well as ease of installation from those people. Thank you for your loyalty.
If you plan on studding your Northstar, please come to us for the kit. You will not be sorry. Proceeds from the sales of the kit are being re-invested into machinery, equipment, and a United States distribution facility.
Attention repair shops- please contact me in regards to registering onto the installer network. There will soon be a new warranty behind our stud kits (in-writing, prepared by a law-firm in New York) ensuring that this kit will fix your customers' Northstar engine. If it doesn't, a lump sum payment of four figures will be made to your customers to assist in the replacement of the engine.
Now- if there is ANYONE who I have overlooked, please come forward- contact me- and I will do all I can to help you.