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    Default some speedshops make me crazy

    now I usually buy gaskets in bulk packs, and mostly for GM and MOPAR engines because thats what I generally build and work on, and when you build and work on LOTS of cars you get a general idea as to prices, comon part numbers, and cures and causes of comon problems.
    I was assembling a 496 BBC for a friend and his valve cover gaskets need replacing on the valve covers he has, I checked stock and I was out!
    I was going to do some (HONEY DO!) stuff and I stopped by a local speed shop, I picked up a set of valve cover gaskets and walk over to the counter and ask the price....

    without blinking he says $106 a pair, I looked at him and said...no not the VALVE COVERS.. JUST the gaskets! he repeated $106, ........I told him, well I can see why theres darn few customers and walked out
    look heres a sellection, most are under $25 all are UNDER $50 a set, am I the only one that thinks the guys insanely gready, and deals with jerks like this??
    http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...0002_434606_-1
    http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...10002_35268_-1
    http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...0002_879920_-1
    http://store.summitracing.com/partde...1&autoview=sku
    http://store.summitracing.com/partde...0&autoview=sku
    " IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpyvette View Post
    ...am I the only one that thinks the guys insanely gready, and deals with jerks like this??...
    Nope. You aren't alone. I can't stand places like that either. I'm fortunate- my local speed shop won't even try stuff like that.
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    Its rarely that I cannot wait the 1 or 2 day shipping that I get from Summit for speed parts; I deal with a local mom and pop auto parts store for most other items and they treat me quite well.

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