I just quit working on what we refer to as Hoopdie cars. If they are smart enough to change what the original engineer decided it needed, they are smart enough to fix it themselves. I used to agree to work on Hoopdies, but after a few less than stellar outcomes I made it a policy to just plain refuse unless they wanted to return the vehicle to original configuration. When I restore one to OE, it is Time and Material, no estimate. Never had the opportunity to restore many.....and didnt miss it one bit or the money. Being a Master teaches you when to say NO, and it hasnt failed me yet (35+ years)I'm sure ASE certified master mechanics love working on modified vehicles. The labor estimate must account for a whole lot of money before attempting to restore the vehicle back to OEM specifications. I'd quadruple all the pricing for that type of estimate and proudly present that to the customer ... who would promptly refuse the service and leave.
This job is not a modification, it's a repair. Again, this is up to the discretion of mods.Things are looking up: marine diesel thread was NOT banned, it is a long thread and it is still open - http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=66432
snowmobile is also OK - http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=61372
...and how many of the threads you sifted through were closed?Modification thread: diesel generator (?) http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=54414
Modification thread: motorcycle http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=44458
In my case, in light of Clean Air Act my project is targeted strictly for off road engines, as clearly indicated in the license agreement: http://sourceforge.net/p/rusefi/code/HEAD/tree/trunk/firmware/license.txtCurrently, we allow automotive repairs, and all things off road.
by Lisa Boneta
by Gary Elinoff