BAE TA-1X vs. NRE S600 Vs. MBE

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  1. planbmotorsports

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    If your talking heads you have to throw Coline in the mix. The Brands are awesome family to deal with and have a great head.

    Cant go wrong with Brad stuff either. Jeremy and Andre are second to none when it comes to service.
     
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    Yes Dale's stuff ran well a little while back, I wasn't sure if they were still developing those. I almost went to those and the only thing that stopped me was there weren't abundant spares as there were the BAE 5 and 6's at the time.
     
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    I once asked if you could run the 4.375" bore stuff with my 2.55/1.95 stuff and was told no, the 4.375 would hold the BAE 8 I think it was and you couldn't go any bigger. The super bore 4.4675 is definitely the way to go if you are using big valve heads, a friend switched to the superbore with BAE 5 heads and saw a 20hp increase on the dyno at 200 rpm higher and that was it, later as you go to the bigger valves I suspect you would gain more.

    Best wishes,
    Trev
     
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    Looks like a NOONAN powered car is #1 in Pro Mod Boost at Bradenton’s US street nationals this weekend. 3.67@201.
     
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    They work good, just god awful customer service. I know of a small valve TA-1X pro boos car that went a .67 or .68, and MBE large valve pro boost car that went a .68 with a little left, now an NRE deal.

    Who went the 3.67? I'll be there tomorrow.

    Thanks,
    Trev
     
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    Even though Dale hasn't ran in a few years they are still developing new heads, manifolds and rockers. We have the latest heads on our car and can hang with the best of them.
     
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    Will Hanna We put the 'inside' in Top Alcohol
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    I can't speak for others but I have been dealing with Noonan since 2009. I have no desire to speculate or discuss what other people may have experienced. Of the very few times there has been an issue, there is always an effort made to resolve it promptly.

    Making the move from Australia to fully manufacturing in the US has been no small feat. Not making excuses for anyone. They tried to make it work in Utah and found a better opportunity in South Carolina where they are now. The team they have in place now is as good as any head mfg in the world.

    I can say this much for Jamie, the personal level of service he has given me over the years has far outweighed the logistics of when they were not state-side. It's not just that I get the good buddy deal from Jamie or anything but I have spoken to numerous other Noonan customers over the years that have received the same help.

    I didn't choose to partner with Noonan as an advertiser and performance provider with my customers because he was the 'one' willing to advertise with ITA. I knew when talking to Jamie back in 2008 that he had the potential to change the billet hemi game, and well, the results have spoken for themselves over the years.

    Again, I can't speak for anyone elses experiences. I'm not saying anyone is a liar or wrong. I'm just stating my opinion for what it's worth.
     
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    Tommy D'aprille with Al billes. There are a few guys running the 4.5 bore a few have been low 3.50's.
     
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    Hi Will,

    Not intending to bash one of your sponsors but I won't lie about my experiences either. Early on things with Jamie were great but after getting hit with $1,400 in taxes and customs that I was told I wouldn't get I notified Rene and despite me being professional Rene got snarky with me and basically told me it sucks to be you. Darryl (who is a very nice guy) did tell me I am the only one to get this and I sent all the paperwork/proof from the IRS to them. Sadly there was no attempt to make this right or I would have stayed, it wouldn't have taken much because I love the product and that would have shown me that they cared and made the effort.

    I have also had nothing but problems trying to get all of the stuff to go with the parts that I bought over a year ago. For example when I got the block shipped from PRI the main studs, cam galley plate, ect.....was put in a wrong package and didn't come with the block, no worries as I wasn't in a hurry. Eventually they sent me main studs but no main stud nuts or washers despite me going over this several times. Missing gear drive parts have taken several months, Several calls in about missing parts and I finally have everything but one bolt which I can go to Fastenal and buy. I am glad to hear that some people are having good luck but I am not among them and I can't take a chance not being able to get a sleeve or main cap for a year should I break one.

    I have been beyond patient and Clint and even Darryl will agree. Perhaps one day it will get better, maybe one day Jamie will call me and make it right but until then I am going where the service is.

    -Trevor Sherwood
     
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