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Old 10-30-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default Wholly Cow, FM is selling old stuff cheap.

If you need "Bell era" or uber parts from FM now is the time to call. A little birdie told me they were clearing out their old stock. I called and bought some stuff and I feel like I shoulda wore a mask. Ask for Bill.
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... a little birdy? like the one on the main page that says clearance sale?
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Bell-origin turbo parts are allegedly 75% off retail. Not listed on the website. Gottal call.
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What's more, for all you FM and m.net haters, check this:
http://tinyurl.com/2arjlq
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I don't know, I don't go thru the main page.
But, 75% off is what I paid.
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What's more, for all you FM and m.net haters, check this:
http://tinyurl.com/2arjlq
technically you can consider that a BEGi kit.
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I didn't know BEGI sold Link ECUs.
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Bell-origin turbo parts are allegedly 75% off retail. Not listed on the website. Gottal call.
So that means they are selling stuff for retail, but you gotta call? :P
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cwisenheimer, just because FM added a Link ECU onto the kit, doesn't mean Corky didn't design and develop the kit. besides, it's not like FM developed and designed the LINK, or Hydra....

sorry i like to beat dead horses.

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So that means they are selling stuff for retail, but you gotta call? :P
Perfect!
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cwisenheimer, just because FM added a Link ECU onto the kit, doesn't mean Corky didn't design and develop the kit. besides, it's not like FM developed and designed the LINK, or Hydra....

sorry i like to beat dead horses.
C'mon. You don't think FM had any input on the design of the Bell kit? They had a Performance Techniques kit on their Miata before a Cartech kit. I'm sure the experience with that kit allowed them some insight to give input to Bell on the design of the FMII.

Just because Corky came up with some IC piping and changed his old manifold to accept an off the shelf T2 flange doesn't make it any more his kit. A kit is a collection of parts. The Link modded by Ray Ayala was head and shoulders above the vanilla Link offering from AUS. It is exactly what made the kit THAT much better than the old IHI based original Bell kit.

The heart of the old FMII kit is the FM Link ECU and the Garrett turbo. These were two parts neither designed or engineered by Bell. Corky provided parts and was paid to do so.

If you're gonna give Corky all the design credit, you gotta give him the design criticism too. The original FMII had the stupid, restrictive dustpan intake that led to a too small K&N. The IC piping was convoluted and the IC core was not great. Inferior to the AVO. The welded Frankendownpipe bellmouths routinely cracked and the lower nut was impossible to get to. Shipping times were poor because of supplier (BEGI/Cartech) issues .

Consider the dead horse more severely beaten.

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Ever work on an FMIII? What a freaking nightmare the DP and external wastegate is. Who the **** designed that?
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fmowry, I've undeleted cwisenheimers post so you can understand my response. this wasn't a critique of the stuff. i was being a wise ***.
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Just exacly what is the "bell era" stuff are they selling? and is it worth the long distance phone call to enquire about them?
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Be nice if FM would put up a list of the parts they have - but they do have some very good deals. I bought several little parts cheap. Just gotta get lucky and hope they have what you need!
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i called and they didnt have what i wanted... although i did end up buying the $250 aluminum flywheel and a front sway bar
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Are they selling manifolds and DP at a discount?
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Call them.
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I broke down and called FM today to see what they had. The heeb in me sometimes overpowers my principals at 75% off. The only downpipe they have is a CA spec with the precat. So if someone in CA needs a carb-friendly DP, there it is. You'd just need to add a FM or BEGi manifold and the BEGi fuel system.
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