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Old 07-25-2013, 11:21 PM   #41
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Well I got a call back. Being boxed up tonight... Said it will ship tomorrow. We shall see!
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I used to work in a machine shop with similar bullshit management... The manager and the boss would continue to pile on work and tell the customers that it would be ready in 2 weeks when in reality we would be shipping stuff 2 months late because thats how backed up we were. Sadly they would say anything to get the job. In the shop i was with, the parts take 2 weeks to make and they are saying the customer will have that part in their hands in 2 weeks. And they are saying the same thing for 4-5 parts a day. Eventually the customers got used to the lies and started going elsewhere... Long story short that business is now down to 4 people out of 13-14 people it had when i was working with them.
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Maybe that's why so many shops actually went out of business..?

Take in works

Take in Money

Do not delivery within promised timeline

Lose customers

Sell off the business

at the end, I think the owners still make $ out of em..
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Thats the thing, shops with good reputation will still have work because they are good at what they do however once they start spreading lies they will lose customers out the ***.
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^^^Same thing with AIM Tuning. He doesn't give 2 ***** about advancing his business, he does what he likes. Us plebs will have to wait if we want something done, as he gets big money from the spec miata guys.

If you want the best, you have to pay for the best. And that payment isn't always money.
That seems hit or miss.... he had my buddy's MS install on his 93LE done in like... a week and a half.

In the meantime, i couldn't get him to take my money at all for the 2-3 hours of work i wanted done over a year or so of pestering him.

I got the hint, moved on, and now my car runs beautifully on a Haltech.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:49 PM   #46
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so how much is Keegan charging for head work?
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For port/polish, valve job, +1 SS Int/Inconel Exh, ST springs they wanted 1800+ -- Fantastic work but too much money for me.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:08 PM   #48
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Does that include springs/valves and labour? That's about what my builder quoted me for headwork alone.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:29 PM   #49
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For port/polish, valve job, +1 SS Int/Inconel Exh, ST springs they wanted 1800+ -- Fantastic work but too much money for me.
Is that including the valves and springs? If so, that sounds pretty fair to me.

EDIT: Should have read Oscar's pos..
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Guys i wanted to revive this thread again, has anyone dealt with keegan of late and were there any issues with timeline execution?
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:32 AM   #51
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Guys i wanted to revive this thread again, has anyone dealt with keegan of late and were there any issues with timeline execution?
No machine shop ever meets deadlines. It is now into race season. I would be surprised if it got done quickly.
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Ok guys here's how it ended up. First let me say that his work was excellent!! I was told a 2 wk turn around and it took 6 months. I was told some of the most bizarre excuses I've ever heard in my 40+ years in the automotive industry. I payed him over night with cashier's ck and it got shipped to someone else-got it a month later!! CNC porting, Supertech valle train, Viton valve seals, Integral camshafts, disassemble/assemble hd, wash/blast hd, performance valve job, heat cyl head and press guides back and in for porting, lash valves for new cams- $2741.00 07/17/13. I found a couple of valves tight-reset them and I am a happy with his work. I just lost a lot of sleep waiting on him. If I had known from the start it took 4-6 months it wouldn't have been so bad. My head is still performing Great !!!

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Old 06-19-2015, 01:38 PM   #53
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Did they want the money all up front or just a deposit? Did you have to keep calling to get work done or was he providing status updates?
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I had to call and ck on the progress. He answered about every 2nd-3ed email and I sometimes got him on the phone. The only time I heard from Mike was when he sent me a photo text of the finished head and then called me a few minutes later. I didn't pay until it was finished and he had the total. When things had taken too long, I called at the house about 7:30pst and left an angry message-he called me within 5 minutes. Then things got rolling. My local machinist said he must have used a new blade, as it was extremely clean for CNC cutting. Good luck-be prepared to wait. As best I can figure-typical time is about 4 months. You might try and tie him down to a date it will be done.
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We have been getting work done by Keegan for about 6 years now. One man operation most of the time. Like most small shops, they'll take forever if you don't bug them. He is no different. We use his services for what he does exceptionally well (build engines), not what he does so-so (manage his schedule).

We have a wall full of trophies and something like 14 track records around the country. Keegan built just about every one of those engines.
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My shop likes to take whatever garbage i bring to them, tell me "Yeah we're kinda busy, this'll be 2-3 weeks."

Then leave me a message 2 days later. "Hey man, come get your ****, it's done."

Then start blowing my phone up 3 days after i dropped off the parts. "Why haven't you come and picked up your **** yet?!?!??!"

I love these guys.

That said, i don't have any trophies. :(
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