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#21 cheesey


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Posted 14 October 2020 - 07:13 PM

So sorry to hear about the circumstances. Very sad. Engine Machine Service was my go to when looking for parts to get my Quest running.

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Posted 14 October 2020 - 07:32 PM

View Postcheesey, on 14 October 2020 - 07:13 PM, said:

So sorry to hear about the circumstances. Very sad. Engine Machine Service was my go to when looking for parts to get my Quest running.

Hope to get parts running once again, have to get past this first

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 07:33 PM

Man, I just saw this and i'm so sad to hear this for Randy and our SQ community.  Stay strong Randy and Diane on your next endeavor and keep us posted.
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Posted 24 November 2020 - 03:19 PM

Yeah this sucks. I still have a fully built head from 10+ years ago DAD built and was never able to break it. The well is drying up for the old G54BT, and machine shops in general, especially good ones are getting scarce.

I wish you luck Randy, hoping you land squarely on your feet and move forward. Stay positive.

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 12:34 PM

Dayum, sorry to hear about this Randy.
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Posted 13 December 2020 - 08:32 PM

Wow, this is a shock.
I dont know what to say.
The best I can offer is that you e still got the sq family and you need to come back to p.f.  I may not have made it there myself in a few years but you and the family are some of those people I always looked forward to seeing.
Take care, and I hope the best.
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Posted 23 December 2020 - 11:01 AM

Amazing what people are doing during this pandemic. Its hard enough, but the love of money is the root of all evil. (Do love money, but not enough to close someones business)

You still have my business Dad.

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Posted 23 December 2020 - 01:10 PM

Dad, good to hear your going to keep selling parts.
Thank you!!!
I got blisters on my fingers!!!

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 05:39 AM

This is such sad news. Randy, I hope you land on your feet after all this and come out stronger. Such a massive blow to the community and your livelihood.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:15 PM

Sorry that this is happening to you Randy.

On top of that, those new owners don't seem to realize what a blessing having a built-in tenant is. I doubt they will get a fast taker of that space. Sounds a bit fishy too, Like they really want to use the space for something else. Guy needs to have a reason to tell his wife why no one is in there, like "they didn't want to pay", etc.... I just think it is total BS that they would come in with an increase for the first conversation. New owners who know what they're doing, will get a better feel for the situation before they spring that on the tenant.
I just know several small businesses who are considering closing due to the slower trend over the last 10 months. Lots of closures too with lots of spaces to rent.
Nothing seems right about what they did to you. Not in your best interest or theirs.
It is getting harder to find good machinists too, if it wasn't already. Less racers because no one can afford it any more it seems. Machine shops closing everywhere. Farmers seem to be one of the few who are benefiting and they are buying new tractors instead of rebuilding their old ones, etc... Those seem to be a big chunk of the machine shop customers. Racers, farmers, fleet trucks, etc..
My friend's alternator and starter repair shop is busy, but costs are increasing. He is working harder to stay in business for sure.
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