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Old 12-27-2007, 08:20 PM   #1
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Do you want to hear a few highlights of our dealings with BRE?

April 2007: We put down $25,000 towards a $53,000 polished and blown aluminum big block and transmission package. Delivery is promised in 8 weeks.

August 2007: Demands another $10,000 or he will stop the build on the engine.(Already 2 months late) We reluctlantly sent the $10,000 with demands for a date of completion.(Which we never recieved)

October 2007: Flew down to Phoenix to witness the shakedown runs of the engine on the engine dyno. When we arrived, the engine was on the dyno minus plumbing, electrical and 10-71 blower. We were informed by Frank that the Blower Shop had delivered an unfinished blower. He stated that the "rotors would not spin freely". We were led to believe by Frank that another blower was being rushed in for the weekend. After waiting for 3 days, nothing ever showed up. We contacted the Blower Shop only to find out that Frank had never actually ordered up a supercharger for us at all. After finding this out and arriving home, we contacted Frank to let him know we would be meeting him while at SEMA to discuss our frustration.

SEMA: While walking the show, we find our serial numbered, documented and dyno presented engine sitting in the booth of Gear Drive Vendors INC.(They are good people and were not aware that the engine Frank lent them was a customers) We then tracked Frank down on his cell phone and then confronted him at the MSD booth. After catching him in multiple lies, we had uncovered the fact that the engine presented to us via email, photos, documentation and serial numbers was not our engine, and that we had been stolen from and defrauded after 7 months the sum of $35,000.

December 2007: We have aggressively persued Frank Beck since SEMA only to be met with belligerent, threatening, victom-role behavior. We have further uncovered over 2 dozen arrests and convictions to include a felony theft in May 2007. We currently are building a SEMA going 69 Camaro. The client is very upset and progress has been very slow because of this issue. At this time, we are working with detectives in the Phoenix police department and the state attorney generals office to have Frank brought up on theft, fraud and felony charges.. To date, we are out our $35,000. We have purchased our transmission elsewhere and have now started the engine building process all over with a more reputable builder who we have done our homework on.

Please, do your homework and a background check as we have also uncovered over a dozen judgements pending against him, all for the sums of $30,000-$50,000. Don't end up in the same situation that we did.


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That suck man, i am sorry to hear. I am slow enought to build my own, ill never be in a class like you guys.
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Thanks for the heads up.

Good luck to you guys, hope everything turns out good, do almost all my own work for this very reason, to many shady shops and people.
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Hope this works. Your not alone unfortunately.http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99974
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this plain makes me sick to my stomach! I hate dishonest, low life scum like this! good luck, an I hope he gets whats coming to him!!!!!!
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Man I wouldn't know where to start if I had that kind of coin up in the air. I hope you get your money or your engine and his place burns down. "No" He would just collect on insurance and come out smelling like a rose. Sorry to be so mean but I hate people like that with a passion.
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That is sad to hear. people do things and rong outhers all the time but when it is close to your walk of life you see it as an insult. hope justice is had cant say I wouldn't be taking $35,000 out of somthing,or someone. I know thats rong too but still don't think I could help my self.
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SSZ Thanks for that link. It really helps!!!
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Wow, sorry to hear about your bad luck.

Hopefully karma will find him sooner (rather than later)...
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No problem Wideopen. Hope it helps alot. Unfortunately this **** happens sometimes. I hope the guy gets Fuked hard.
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Beck sounds like the Hennessey of engine builders.
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My Boss TRIED to buy a motor from Frank back in the early 90's, laid down a 8K deposit and never got the motor, or the cash back.
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Good info - I had briefly considered Beck... now no way in hell.
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Beck is now on Ebay. 25 items listed in under 10 days.......

http://motors.search.ebay.com/_W0QQs...kracingengines
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This whole thing is screwy. And i find it amzing that you can follow the threads from site to site. spreading like wildfire.

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Do you want to hear a few highlights of our dealings with BRE?

April 2007: We put down $25,000 towards a $53,000 polished and blown aluminum big block and transmission package. Delivery is promised in 8 weeks.

August 2007: Demands another $10,000 or he will stop the build on the engine.(Already 2 months late) We reluctlantly sent the $10,000 with demands for a date of completion.(Which we never recieved)

October 2007: Flew down to Phoenix to witness the shakedown runs of the engine on the engine dyno. When we arrived, the engine was on the dyno minus plumbing, electrical and 10-71 blower. We were informed by Frank that the Blower Shop had delivered an unfinished blower. He stated that the "rotors would not spin freely". We were led to believe by Frank that another blower was being rushed in for the weekend. After waiting for 3 days, nothing ever showed up. We contacted the Blower Shop only to find out that Frank had never actually ordered up a supercharger for us at all. After finding this out and arriving home, we contacted Frank to let him know we would be meeting him while at SEMA to discuss our frustration.

SEMA: While walking the show, we find our serial numbered, documented and dyno presented engine sitting in the booth of Gear Drive Vendors INC.(They are good people and were not aware that the engine Frank lent them was a customers) We then tracked Frank down on his cell phone and then confronted him at the MSD booth. After catching him in multiple lies, we had uncovered the fact that the engine presented to us via email, photos, documentation and serial numbers was not our engine, and that we had been stolen from and defrauded after 7 months the sum of $35,000.

December 2007: We have aggressively persued Frank Beck since SEMA only to be met with belligerent, threatening, victom-role behavior. We have further uncovered over 2 dozen arrests and convictions to include a felony theft in May 2007. We currently are building a SEMA going 69 Camaro. The client is very upset and progress has been very slow because of this issue. At this time, we are working with detectives in the Phoenix police department and the state attorney generals office to have Frank brought up on theft, fraud and felony charges.. To date, we are out our $35,000. We have purchased our transmission elsewhere and have now started the engine building process all over with a more reputable builder who we have done our homework on.

Please, do your homework and a background check as we have also uncovered over a dozen judgements pending against him, all for the sums of $30,000-$50,000. Don't end up in the same situation that we did.


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I know this is an old thread but was checking him out online and found your post. Sometimes you just need to pay someone to go jam a pistol in peoples mouths when they do crap like that. It's the only language they understand!!!
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Sometimes you just need to pay someone to go jam a pistol in peoples mouths when they do crap like that. It's the only language they understand!!!

It sure would be cheaper!
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