Last week I sold a guy my Holley 1000HP on Craigslist and told the guy I had that and a 750 Demon for sale. Based upon his builder and the guy who sold him the engine that was supposed to make 800hp LOL I said he should go with the smaller one. He calls the shop which does have a very good reputation on google tells him the 1000 is what you need so he buys it. Two days later I get a text that his builder now says the carb is too big and they cannot tune it for his BBC. He calls me the day later and said the car got towed home as it was running good then died. Now I don't normally help a lot of people tune things anymore but this guy was really nice and seemed pretty legit. Turns out everyone has screwed him over so I went over to look at the car. When I got there he has a 72 Chevelle with a 496 in it, so he shows me what's wrong and I said it has no fuel to the carb. They just put a new fuel pump in and told him that's not the problem and it is indeed the Holley that's bad. I pull the fuel line off and had him crank the car over and sure enough no fuel. Now this guy cannot turn a wrench but has a ton of tools and really nice cars but when he told me he paid 10K for this 496 I said you got robbed. I pulled the fuel pump off and it was not on the pump rod, fixed that, then I got it running, set the Holley (after it flooded now) and ran the car up to temp. I also set his Timing as the had it at 28° total and I put it at 36°. The car ran really good and his wife came out an mentioned that he paid over $700 for them to tune the car. Within a hour and a half I had the car running like a top. His son came out to see dad's car running and was really happy and the kid told me I fix things just like his Grandpa, I like that kid. When I was done he asked how much I needed for the work? "Nothing I told him I was happy to fix it right to help you out" no way was he having any of that. The guy takes a Hundred dollar bill and sticks in my back pocket and tells me "you are the best tuner ever". Funny thing was his neighbor cam over and I know him from the track years ago and when I left he thanked me for helping this guy out. He also has a 42K mile 66 Caprice with a 327 and a 39 Chev, get this that has Hemi heads on it. From what I saw it sure looks like it and I did get a picture of the engine. He told me his Grandpa built it and each head was 5K. I wonder if they are some of the old Smokey Yunick heads that he made for the 302? Anyhow I have a new found friend for life, it was worth fixing his car to see the look on his face when the car ran perfect.