so i dropped off my car on 6/1/06, right? we are now 7/4/06, right? STILL NO CAR BACK! the first hang up was that he keeps getting small jobs that he does cause he doesn't have a lot of space so he gets them done and out. then when he was cleaning the heads to get the gaskets on, he sees that they were milled but improperly. so he says that i don't HAVE to get them redone, but that it may cause a leak. so i figure, get it done, avoid a leak AND improve my compression. bare in mind that i am getting this out of the money that i had to finish paying him so it set me back. after that happened, i found out at work that i will be off from work for two weeks for vacation, WITHOUT PAY. so now i have no check coming at the end of July. so i am really hurting. Fine. then, it turns out that since i had the stock headers that have the cat conv. attached, i need another one since i am getting headers and exhaust. so i figure i am making the expense, and yes it will set me back further, but FUCK IT, go with the hi-flow. i got a hi-flow cat for $90. now, everything should be right with the world, i have appeased the Rex-Gods, right? well, my wife's accord goes on the fritz, so i take it to the same guy which set the time frame back further. this passed saturday, he gets the accord straightened out, and says that my car will be out by monday. i call yesterday to see IF that's the case, and he didn't answer. my best friend tells me that he dropped by the shop and THE GUY WAS CLOSED. so naturally since today was a holiday, i don't get it today. and tomorrow, he starts dropping the engine in and putting my front suspension back together. so i figure, thursday, maybe friday? i just want my baby back.
side note: he did not charge me for working on the accord.