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Chinese copies #2745509
02/22/20 02:46 PM
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How 'bout this: Holley "style" carb

Selling like hotcakes, but the reviews so far are not impressive... I think it'd probably be simpler just to set ten $20's on fire! whistling

Re: Chinese copies [Re: DrCharles] #2745516
02/22/20 03:21 PM
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...and your car along with it I’d think...

Re: Chinese copies [Re: shakerjoe] #2745527
02/22/20 04:27 PM
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My blunt opinion of Chinese counterfeit & rip-off parts, tools, etc, and the "business people" (scabs & bottom feeders) in this country that create and cause all of this trash to be made, will have to remain unsaid, lest I be banned.

Suffice to say, none of it comes into my shop and the people who have a positive opinion of it have their judgement questioned.


If the results don't match the theory, change the theory.
Re: Chinese copies [Re: CMcAllister] #2745531
02/22/20 04:40 PM
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Saw this one the other day and was surprised they go through all the effort of tooling and manufacturing but it is the common 2bbl and probably selling a bunch of them.
Twilight Garage 2 Barrel Carburetor Carb MB-172-HCY For Dodge Chrysler 318 Engine Carter BBD Lowtop V8 5.2L 1967-1980 (Manual Choke) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K7FNM62/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CczuEbFRJXQQD

Re: Chinese copies [Re: mopargem] #2745535
02/22/20 04:55 PM
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If its a new item and is bad, its very evil. If its a good product its embraced over time.

Our off shore cranks, rods, all the guys now with there cnc company logo, all the oem pistons made outside.

Gotta find a balance and not a selective one imo.

Cant get into our dependency on china on so many other fronts. Well maybe like electronics and what I find real spooky is the amount of the meds some take come from china,

I think they could really put the hurt on is in some ways.


My family is a bunch of Fruits and Vegetables and many cant tell us apart. EAT ME!
Re: Chinese copies [Re: DrCharles] #2745539
02/22/20 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by DrCharles


Selling like hotcakes, but the reviews so far are not impressive


Source of reviews?


I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
Re: Chinese copies [Re: John_Kunkel] #2745561
02/22/20 06:37 PM
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So Near, Yet So Far
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It would be interesting to know - from someone knowledgeable, like Thumperdart, for example - how well or poorly that carb works.
That said, I wouldn't want to be the guinea pig.

As far as cheap Chinese goods, how many times do we see: "What's the cheapest XXXX ?" Another example: the size & profitability of WalMart...
Bottom line is we pretty much have ourselves as a society to blame, with the caveat that prices for goods have outpaced wages, which is in a way a vicious circle.
Cheap offshore stuff = shrinking domestic production = weaker domestic wages = opportunity for cut-rate goods (and services).

Re: Chinese copies [Re: topside] #2745562
02/22/20 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by topside

As far as cheap Chinese goods, how many times do we see: "What's the cheapest XXXX ?" Another example: the size & profitability of WalMart...
Bottom line is we pretty much have ourselves as a society to blame, with the caveat that prices for goods have outpaced wages, which is in a way a vicious circle.
Cheap offshore stuff = shrinking domestic production = weaker domestic wages = opportunity for cut-rate goods (and services).



Ding ding ding , give this man a cigar

Ive always said,
You want Cheap , Fast , Right.

Pick 1 you cant have all 3

Re: Chinese copies [Re: John_Kunkel] #2745565
02/22/20 06:43 PM
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In 2005 i bought a brand new commercial edger 700 bucks. It was not cheap so had to fix it.

Fast forward to now needed a carb that cost 120 plus ship.
Amazon had a,China copy 15 bucks shipped hey it was 9 to ship a Briggs by it self. And Amazon had free returns.
So no real gamble
It was here in 2 days and works 100 percent
i have no idea how they can make them that cheap.
When you cut the pic up. Shipped the USA, add on $ for a middle man, and The retailer (Amazon) who included ship to end user at 15 bucks and they all made Money?

Re: Chinese copies [Re: topside] #2745566
02/22/20 06:45 PM
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That carburetor is chump change. Anyone who is paying attention to China has some idea (just some) of what it is doing, what it has its hands in and what it is building up to be able to do. They are not our friends.

But I needs my cheap crap.


If the results don't match the theory, change the theory.
Re: Chinese copies [Re: CMcAllister] #2745586
02/22/20 07:50 PM
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Very scary part is a majority of our medications are made there. That needs to STOP NOW! Think about all the scenarios.....


No Man With A Good Car Needs To Be Justified
Re: Chinese copies [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2745596
02/22/20 08:40 PM
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^^^ you don't have to think too hard: poisonous paint on childrens' toys, poisonous dog food, and now Corona Virus...

Add in the industrial spying, military members posing as researchers, currency manipulation, copyright infringement, theft of intellectual and design property...

Re: Chinese copies [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2745597
02/22/20 08:43 PM
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Both legal and illegal.


KOS
Re: Chinese copies [Re: DrCharles] #2745600
02/22/20 08:53 PM
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I noticed that the picture on the box looks a lot more like a holley than the one pictured in the listing whistling down stirthepot twocents

Re: Chinese copies [Re: TJP] #2745651
02/22/20 11:38 PM
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when I go to swap meets I always look for carbs. there's always gobs of them. most butchered. were all those carbs bad and need modified or was there a nut behind the wheel problem? you never know the truth until you stick a toe in the water.

Re: Chinese copies [Re: lewtot184] #2745659
02/23/20 12:31 AM
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There's an IDIOT on the site that gave it 5 stars then states he hasn't taken it out of the box or looked at it.


I love the smell of Deer guts in the morning, it smells like... VICTORY!
Re: Chinese copies [Re: GODSCOUNTRY340] #2745700
02/23/20 10:50 AM
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first statement on the description says mechanical secondaries.
then a little farther down, it says progressive secondaries.
er, uh, well ok........ laugh2
beer

Re: Chinese copies [Re: DrCharles] #2745993
02/24/20 09:08 AM
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Consumers that buy the product and support the market for offshore crap like that are just as much to blame as the people bringing it into the country.

Re: Chinese copies [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2746031
02/24/20 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Sunroofcuda
Very scary part is a majority of our medications are made there. That needs to STOP NOW! Think about all the scenarios.....


That's true, but think about what would happen to the price of medications if we brought all the production back to the US. People scream and cry about the cost of meds as it is...

That's the rub with "made in the USA" you can't have your cake and eat it too.

Re: Chinese copies [Re: 73DAD] #2746047
02/24/20 11:38 AM
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It’s funny listening to guys be-itch about others buying imports as they post from there Chinese computers and cell phones. Then they warm up lunch in their Chinese microwave and watch their Chinese 200.00 TV sets. Then they go take a dump in their Chinese toilet and an afternoon nap in their Chinese bed. Hmmmm.


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