Preparing to go into business!!

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Preparing to go into business!!

Post #1 by matcox83 » Thu May 05, 2016 8:46 pm

Hi everyone. I am probably unknown to most of you but I have been a member for several years. Like most of you, I was a customer of Classic Inlines. I would have been lost without Mike and Dave & Dennis of the Falcon Performance handbook.

I have been an avid six cylinder fan since my first Mustang in 1979. I think I've had at least one in the garage ever since. I was finally able to build in some performance with my current car because I was referred by someone to Classic Inlines.

I'm telling you all of this to announce that I am going to try and start a new business, online sales of as many of the parts that Mike sold as possible.

I've struck a deal with Steve Davis at Performance Distributors and am in talks with Clay Smith Cams and Redline Weber.

I plan to offer products in groups similar to stages, as well as individually. I know a lot of members are new and don't know where to start. The advice they get here is invaluable, and I'd like to close the loop by giving them a place to get what they read about.

Long note, but I wanted to get it out there. I certainly mean no disrespect to Mike. The man is a legend as far as I'm concerned. I would hate to see the legacy he created just fade away.

Current plans are to offer many of the products available from other vendors and to add back the carb adapters first, then maybe invest some real money and do some aluminum valve covers and air cleaners of an original design. My ultimate goal, as was Mike's, would be to get the head out there again. I have no idea if the drawings or patterns still exist, though.

Well, please flood me with feedback so I know if I have a chance.

Thanks everyone.
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Post #2 by bmbm40 » Thu May 05, 2016 9:00 pm

Good idea! Have you looked into importing long tube headers from Pacemaker in Australia?
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Post #3 by matcox83 » Thu May 05, 2016 9:31 pm

Haven't gotten that deep yet, but I am taking notes. Thanks

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Post #4 by cr_bobcat » Mon May 09, 2016 9:44 pm

Sounds great. I like the package idea. I think stage packages would really help some of the folks who are just starting to dabble. Whets their whistle and hopefully makes some more i6 fans.
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Post #5 by wsa111 » Tue May 10, 2016 4:18 pm

Matt, glad to see someone familiar step up & offer much needed six cylinder products.
I just skimmed through your website, so how is the best way to contact you??
Best of luck on your venture.
You will really fill the void after Does10's runs out of Mikes inventory & Clifford limited products.
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Post #6 by Cool23 » Tue May 10, 2016 5:56 pm

Good Luck. Small business is not easy these days and can be a battle but knowing you enjoy and have a passion for what you do will keep you going.
I know a business looking to expand with parts into the USA. If interested let me know and I will pass on your information.
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Post #7 by CNC-Dude » Tue May 10, 2016 6:04 pm

I'm sure all the patterns for the head, valve cover and intake are still in the possession of the foundry where they were being cast. Not sure if your investment included the purchase of those items patterns or not, so you may have to convince the foundry that they have been sold to you if they have.
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Post #8 by 69stang_250 » Thu May 26, 2016 12:14 pm

When does it look like the business will be back up and running?
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Post #9 by rbohm » Thu May 26, 2016 7:23 pm

69stang_250 wrote:When does it look like the business will be back up and running?


he is not rebuilding classicinlines, he is starting a new business.
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Post #10 by chad » Sun May 29, 2016 9:10 am

double post - Again.
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Post #11 by chad » Sun May 29, 2016 9:13 am

"…get the head out there …"
Just 2 things I can offer - I know Mike developed the head in OZ (along w/the 'speed daddy' 6-2 shorties)…

Good Luck - hope U take some of the 'team' along from here as it's a big job and if Mike didn't do enuff of anything it was develop a deeper team (share 'keys' to this site, info for CI's relationships, etc). He was an incredible "1 man team' and advanced the sport/hobby like few others! Let's do him honor and progress/build from his monument/success/efforts.
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Chad - '70 LUEB on '77 frame (i.e. PS, D44, trapezoidal BB 9", 4.11), 250, NV 3550 & DSII to B transplanted, "T" D20/PTO, 2" SL, 1" BL, 4 discs, 33"X15", etc. Seeking: Hydraulic gear motor for Koenig pto. chrlsful@aol.com (413) 259-1749

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Post #12 by bubba » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:04 pm

Hey, Good luck! I started up my own trucking/recycling company about a year ago. Looks like you're focusing on small sixes. You might want to look into Y pipes for the 300/4.9. Most companies have stopped making just the Y pipe (like the walker 45166). I'm looking for one now and cannot find just the y pipe without the cat. They were easy to find till recently. Good Exhaust shops can make them, but their not cheap for just one. Maybe you can pair up with someone to make a dozen or so at a time.
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Post #13 by chad » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:27 am

bubba wrote:Hey, Good luck! I started up my own trucking/recycling company about a year ago. Looks like you're focusing on small sixes. You might want to look into Y pipes for the 300/4.9. Most companies have stopped making just the Y pipe (like the walker 45166). I'm looking for one now and cannot find just the y pipe without the cat. They were easy to find till recently. Good Exhaust shops can make them, but their not cheap for just one. Maybe you can pair up with someone to make a dozen or so at a time.


CK Matt at the vintageinlines.com site. He was doing everything exhaust (inc the < Y > ) B4 following up 4 us w/re-start of CI.
"Big thing is only make one change at a time. Change 2 or more things at a time it becomes difficult to figure which change helped or hurt" turbo2256b » 1/16/2017
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