Nick refunded the 450$ for the parts I sent.
It’s funny I’m the most unreasonable customer you ever had? ive gotten messages from multiple people with the same story. You’re a crook straight up. You are dishonest, you could of easily told me you were dealing with health issues and that you would be outsourcing the work? I would of sent it somewhere else if I knew that. Bottom line i paid top dollar for Nick Micale work and got some guy from down the streets work.
I've been following along with for a while now. I DO think that you're being unreasonable and I believe many others do too but figure you're going to point the flamethrower at them so they won't say so in a public forum.
I've known Nick and his family for better than 20 years and he is a decent hard working guy and not the crook you make him out to be. It's fair to say your experience wasn't what you hoped for but having been around old cars for my whole life things could have gone much worse.
A portion of your concerns have been debunked as it pertains to Nick having damaged your quarters panels, being responsible for your rear window leaking etc. You want people to believe he hired some guy from Craigslist to work on your pride and joy when that is a fabrication also. Lyle has been working with Nick for as long as I can remember and is well versed in Turbo Buicks.
The majority of your issues seem to be tied to the engine which was not built by Nick but by Zimmerman Racing. Mike at Zimmerman Racing has built hundreds of Buick engines over the decades and is well qualified also. I was told that the car was driven and checked for leaks prior to being shipped to you and none were present.
Along that line leaks might be annoying but they aren't the end of the world either. If you had gotten you car back and driven it for a few hundred miles and it had suffered a major engine failure due to workmanship you'd have a bigger problem.
There was talk of lug nuts not being torqued which I expressed my concern about earlier. I know the car was dirty but that has been touched on too. The bird shit on the interior will wipe off with a clean damp cloth.
Seems to me there were some rumblings about re-torquing head gaskets. I asked Nick what they use when I spoke to him and he said it was a 9441 PT gasket from Felpro. I have used many of these and do not re-torque them. If you contact Felpro their tech people will tell you the same thing. There are other types of gaskets that do require re-torquing but not these.
You mentioned something to the effect that Nick can't operate a computer which is probably just your version of things since he's over 80 and probably doesn't use Facebook, Snapchat, Yelp and the like. I don't either so I suppose he and I are just Old School possibly just old.
Nick has sent you money and tried to resolve things with you but obviously not to your satisfaction. Based on the demeanor that comes thru in your writing I'm not sure if anything could be done to your satisfaction. If this old car is causing you all this distress you should probably get out of the hobby and buy something newer with a warranty. I know you said you had a wife, please don't decide to have kids I don't think you can handle the experience.