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COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS #2849654
11/21/20 05:59 PM
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Is he or it still in business? I had thought I saw it in the banners, but can't get it to come up.

Thanks


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Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: Magnumguy] #2849656
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Originally Posted by Magnumguy
Is he or it still in business? I had thought I saw it in the banners, but can't get it to come up.

Thanks


He is still in Business



1968 Charger COLD A/C Hilborn EFI
512ci 9.7 compression, Stealth heads, 3.54gear A518 OD 4100lb,11.04@123 full street car trim
Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: Magnumguy] #2849657
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Originally Posted by Magnumguy
Is he or it still in business? I had thought I saw it in the banners, but can't get it to come up.

Thanks


https://www.coperacingtrans.com/

Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: PolyDart] #2849855
11/22/20 09:47 AM
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Just got my transmission back from him on friday, from being freshened up. Was in car for 711 passes, 5 years.


540 cu, in. , CRT 727 auto trans, Alston Chassis. 8.981et at 149.46 mph. 1.204et - 60 foot, So Far....
Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: Dartsport540] #2849859
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I have one of his transmissions, Best darn transmission I have ever had..


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Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: Kindafast] #2850987
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The one he built for my 64 Coronet back in Early 2000's was great, havent run it since he freshened it up. As some of you know, he didnt do such a bang up job on the 48RE in my tow truck. What should have been a simple $2000.00 rebuild, cost me $3500.00 and a lot of aggravation, because of sloppy workmanship and 2 incorrectly specified converters. I'm sure you can find the story in archives, pictures, too. Jim.


64 Dodge Coronet 440. In progress
1998. Dodge Avenger. 8.50@162. 4900 DA
250” Neil and Parks Slip Joint. 7.36@183.
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Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: BANDIT] #2851080
11/24/20 08:24 PM
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One of the members here recently bought a new 904 from him. Had incorrect part in it. He had to hire someone to fix it so he didn't have to pull it out again.


67 Coronet 500 9.610 @ 139.20 mph
67 Coronet 500 (street car) 13.300 @ 101.75 mph
69 GTX (clone) - build in progress......
Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: markz528] #2851256
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I stopped using him as he turned out to be an a$$h0le when dealing with him. Very courteous though when he is taking your CC number.


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Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: ChrgrCuda] #2851266
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I was looking to buy a valve body a few years ago and I prefer the standard pattern. He told me I needed to man up and get a real man's reverse valve body so I placed my order elsewhere for a STANDARD pattern one.

Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: ChrgrCuda] #2851270
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I agree. He's ok if your buying something, but if your just inquiring about something he can be unpleasant.

Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: DusterKid] #2851291
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Originally Posted by DusterKid
I was looking to buy a valve body a few years ago and I prefer the standard pattern. He told me I needed to man up and get a real man's reverse valve body so I placed my order elsewhere for a STANDARD pattern one.


Yep, he's not a fan of the fwd pattern valvebodies. He's made that abundantly clear.


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11.19 @ 121 mph
Pump gas, n/a, through the mufflers on street tires with 3.54's. 3,600 lbs.
10.01 @ 133mph with a 250 shot of nitrous an a splash of race gas. 1.36 60 ft.

Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: GY3] #2851348
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Funny reading these comments. I bought a steel planetary and some other parts to try and bullet proof my trans over the summer, about $900 worth of parts. Very pleasant on the order but when I called back with a question, a bit grouchy. lol

Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: JACK1440] #2851352
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I have bought 3 from him , I had a few minor problems .. but, nothing too bad ..his demeanor on the phone could use a little help . .. I get tired and grumpy too


The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.Proverbs 18:6
Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: bigdad] #2851368
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You would thinking hearing and seeing how Indy treated guys over the years it would be a good reminder of how not to treat your customers.


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9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
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Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: pittsburghracer] #2851404
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Bought 2 transmissions from him over a very long spread of time. Both were perfectly fine, and never heard a cross word from him even when I needed advise.

In fairness he does talk to mopar people all the time lol...The I need a trans that will take top fuel power, last 500 years, I have 500 bucks to spend on it gets really really old I'm sure.

Seriously, when you run a business that supports any particular hobby, the hobbyist forgets there are only 8 hours a day to make hay. Spending 5 a day on the phone to be pleasant, and make friends will run you out of business. I prefer the straight to the point guy, because I know he's more interested in working than BSing on the phone. Makes me feel like he'll get my work done.

He used to not speak to people at all during working hours, but would always get back to you the same day. I don't want anyone building anything for me getting interrupted 10 times while doing some critical thing.

Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: ChrgrCuda] #2851437
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Originally Posted by ChrgrCuda
I stopped using him as he turned out to be an a$$h0le when dealing with him. Very courteous though when he is taking your CC number.



Agree with your statement, I won't purchase anything from him ever again. You should see the e-mail he sent me if you want to see the true ACEhole he is.

For the record, I had a 727 rebuilt by him a few years earlier. It is still running fine, but has developed some clunks and noises that shouldn't be there. During discussion of the second transmission I wanted him to rebuild for me, that's when the "real personality" came out.

Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: MoparsnMissiles] #2851446
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OK , im going to say it again, why bash people like this. Again this is a small business and the guy cant stay on the phone all day.... ITs got to be so hard to run/produce a product and work the phone at the same time. YES i had an experience with COPE. At the time i had exploded a 727 and called him for advise/possible purchase. He was honest and explained to me that the T400 was actually a better trans for what i was going to do. NOW I KNOW THE MOPAR COMMUNITY WILL HAVE A MELTDOWN OVER THAT>>>>> but it is what it is. He explained to me that he could build a 727 that would live, but it would be more vulnerable in terms of sprag breakage with a small tire no wheelie bar car over a similar built t400. He is the on that directed me to Rossler. The man was easy to talk to and gave me some great advice. AND he made no sale.

Again, give these guys a break. The smaller businesses , they have some real challenges facing them (Covid19). YES i know customer service is number one, but in the racing specialty parts market, you need to have a balance and sometimes the product IS more important than the service. You just have to be patient


....BAD A$$ STREET CAR.....
Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: n20mstr] #2851453
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Originally Posted by n20mstr
OK , im going to say it again, why bash people like this. Again this is a small business and the guy cant stay on the phone all day.... ITs got to be so hard to run/produce a product and work the phone at the same time. YES i had an experience with COPE. At the time i had exploded a 727 and called him for advise/possible purchase. He was honest and explained to me that the T400 was actually a better trans for what i was going to do. NOW I KNOW THE MOPAR COMMUNITY WILL HAVE A MELTDOWN OVER THAT>>>>> but it is what it is. He explained to me that he could build a 727 that would live, but it would be more vulnerable in terms of sprag breakage with a small tire no wheelie bar car over a similar built t400. He is the on that directed me to Rossler. The man was easy to talk to and gave me some great advice. AND he made no sale.

Again, give these guys a break. The smaller businesses , they have some real challenges facing them (Covid19). YES i know customer service is number one, but in the racing specialty parts market, you need to have a balance and sometimes the product IS more important than the service. You just have to be patient



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Damn bro!

Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: Sammy] #2851456
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Originally Posted by Sammy
Originally Posted by n20mstr
OK , im going to say it again, why bash people like this. Again this is a small business and the guy cant stay on the phone all day.... ITs got to be so hard to run/produce a product and work the phone at the same time. YES i had an experience with COPE. At the time i had exploded a 727 and called him for advise/possible purchase. He was honest and explained to me that the T400 was actually a better trans for what i was going to do. NOW I KNOW THE MOPAR COMMUNITY WILL HAVE A MELTDOWN OVER THAT>>>>> but it is what it is. He explained to me that he could build a 727 that would live, but it would be more vulnerable in terms of sprag breakage with a small tire no wheelie bar car over a similar built t400. He is the on that directed me to Rossler. The man was easy to talk to and gave me some great advice. AND he made no sale.

Again, give these guys a break. The smaller businesses , they have some real challenges facing them (Covid19). YES i know customer service is number one, but in the racing specialty parts market, you need to have a balance and sometimes the product IS more important than the service. You just have to be patient



Tony Russo the new mayor of Moparts!
Damn bro!


Thank You !!!


....BAD A$$ STREET CAR.....
Re: COPE'S TRANSMISSIONS [Re: pittsburghracer] #2851491
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Originally Posted by pittsburghracer


You would thinking hearing and seeing how Indy treated guys over the years it would be a good reminder of how not to treat your customers.


Yeah Indy set the bar pretty high for rude behavior. But the gal at Jim's was super nasty to work with and there was a guy down south who sold restoration parts who ripped people off all the time so the Mopar hobby has plenty of cranky, rude and dishonest actors in it. I talked to Cope once about building a transmission but it was clear that he wasn't super interested in my business so I just called the next guy on my list. Not everyone likes everyone else so I just move on to someone I have a better chance of getting along with.

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