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Reply #15 - 07/18/15 at 02:08:25
 
What price range are we looking at roughly if we get the minimum 5?
If you can PM me a rough estimate it would be much appreciated because I've been considering a used FAST tbi but if this meets my needs it would be great
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Reply #16 - 07/18/15 at 16:24:32
 
I can't really nail down a price until I know a specific quantity, if enough of them are built it could be pretty dang cheap.. Just build a few and it will be somewhere north of $300.

There is quite a bit of labor involved in this particular mod, and most of the labor is in the setup work.. The machine setup is the same give or take whether you machine 1 part or 20 so time wise it lowers the actual time spent per unit a fairly drastic amount.

I'll calculate the labor involved at $60 an hour, and there is probably $10-20 per unit for material cost and tooling.

I also tear down the TBI completely and US clean them before blasting them with a BT8 glass beads, after that I give them all a UV penetrant check for cracks, if it makes it through this process then the mating surfaces are machined true and the throttle blade bores are sleeved, rebored and honed true. All that has to be done before I actually start to mod them.. It's quite a bit of work, but if I'm going to go through the trouble to do it I want it right.

When I'm done with it for all practical purposes it is a new unit, not one simply opened up.

There are plenty of places out there that will take your TBI and "make the holes bigger" for somewhere around $200-250 but that's not how I go about it and having used a few of Jim's in the past I know he didn't either.
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Reply #17 - 08/15/15 at 16:43:40
 
So who can commit to one of these big bore units so we can get a price?
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Reply #18 - 08/17/15 at 09:38:59
 
I will commit  Grin Grin Grin
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Reply #19 - 08/17/15 at 09:54:36
 
In!
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Reply #20 - 08/17/15 at 20:42:29
 
Right on. That makes three of us!
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Reply #21 - 08/31/15 at 22:45:49
 
I'm in
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Reply #22 - 09/02/15 at 13:45:16
 
i'm in
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Reply #23 - 09/02/15 at 15:49:30
 
it looks like we have 5 now for sure....
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Reply #24 - 09/04/15 at 12:54:13
 
Excellent! Ratfink can we get a price per unit for 5 units?  Lets get this done!
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Reply #25 - 09/09/15 at 17:45:43
 
5 pieces will be $300 each using your core plus actual shipping cost.
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Reply #26 - 09/11/15 at 09:17:03
 
Sounds good to me. How do we go about putting this in to motion? Im ready
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Reply #27 - 09/11/15 at 13:23:39
 
I need all 5 TBI's shipped to me and I can start on them as soon as they all arrive.

Once upon a time I used to work on stuff with the intent of getting paid when finished but since I have literally done thousands of dollars worth of work that I never got paid for nowadays I have to require payment upfront. I'm sorry for that, but I have to much stuff sitting in my shop already built that I'll never be paid for as it is.

PayPal + fees, or send a check/money order with the TBI, either one is fine with me.
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Reply #28 - 09/11/15 at 15:43:19
 
Very understandable.  What is the addres?  I will get the tbi along with payment shipped asap. What happens to my money and tbi if all of the others dont follow through?
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Reply #29 - 09/11/15 at 18:02:08
 
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In the event all 5 don't come through I'll work something out to make it happen to your satisfaction or return the TBI and payment as received at your choice.
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