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  1. #1
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    Default Dealing with Jim at Tri Shield

    I just wanted to write a note so anyone looking to do business with Jim Wiese has some more feedback. I ordered a set of custom Diamond pistons for my 430 through Jim. The wait has been longer than expected, because of how busy they are. Nothing to do with Jim. They should be here in the next few days. Dealing with Jim has been fantastic. He helped me through all the steps of getting the right pistons for my application, and is never too busy to talk to me when I call to bug him because im anxious to get them. He is extremely knowledgeable on Buicks, and we are lucky to have him around. So thanks Jim, you are the man, and if anyone wants to do business with Tri Shield... DONT THINK TWICE! Brandon

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    Default Re: Dealing with Jim at Tri Shield

    Tri Shield? Doesn't ring a bell...



    Frank Brooks, Austin, TX USA

    Empty garage again...
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    Default Re: Dealing with Jim at Tri Shield

    Jim who???


    1971 SKYLARK
    Built to scare children and old ladies

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    Default Re: Dealing with Jim at Tri Shield

    Better watch that Jim guy. I bought a tranny from him and no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't break it. Same with the converter.
    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by rack-attack View Post
    Jim who???
    Yep, never heard of him! Bet he doesn't know anything about buicks anyways. Is he a member here?...:D
    Shawn
    "I drive too fast to worry about my cholesterol..."
    -72 Skylark- Project "Rusty Hulk"- 462ci 4 speed street bruiser
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    Default Re: Dealing with Jim at Tri Shield

    Quote Originally Posted by rack-attack View Post
    Jim who???
    I heard he's now building "FE" and "385" series engines, with the occasional "Y" block tossed in for spits and giggles.
    Tom B
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    No more Buicks....for the time being. Can I still play here?

    There's no such thing as a free lunch. Get used to it.

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    Default Re: Dealing with Jim at Tri Shield

    You can't trust him Brandon! I bought a set of what were supposed to be "used" hood hinges from Jim and they looked like they were NOS when I got them. You can imagine my disappointment.
    Frank St.Elmo

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    Default Re: Dealing with Jim at Tri Shield

    Delays are inevitable in engine building, and restoration. That is expected. No one knows that better than me I've never had any trouble getting a hold of Jim. Sometimes, I have to leave a voice mail message, but he gets right back to me promptly. Jim is a perfectionist, and he surrounds himself with like minded people. I've never been disappointed by the quality of work coming out of Tri-Shield. Top notch all the way. Thanks Jim.
    Larry
    1998 "Fully Optioned" SC3800 Riviera
    70 GS 455 Stage1, TSP 470, 602 HP@ 5900, 589 TQ @ 4900
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    yup, Jim's the guy alright...just don't let him near the hot tub!

    D & B
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    Default Re: Dealing with Jim at Tri Shield

    Quote Originally Posted by Dana/Beth Andrews View Post
    yup, Jim's the guy alright...just don't let him near the hot tub!

    D & B
    What happened in the hot tub, pray tell Has Jim gotten back into the good cupcake graces?
    Larry
    1998 "Fully Optioned" SC3800 Riviera
    70 GS 455 Stage1, TSP 470, 602 HP@ 5900, 589 TQ @ 4900
    TA Hyd Roller Cam, 230*/238*, 112, .544"/.577" lift, 4-7 swap
    MSD Digital 6+, Ignitionman Distributor w/MSD trigger
    THM400 with Ultimate 258mm converter, Gear Vendors OD
    AED 1000 HO Carb, 800 CFM 7042240 Quadrajet
    8.5 10 bolt, 3.73's Race weight 4025lbs.
    Best E.T. 11.54 Best MPH, 116.06
    Larrymta@verizon.net, GSCA #291
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    Default Re: Dealing with Jim at Tri Shield

    Larry that was a long time ago and what happens in the tub...well you know. The term "release the kraken" does
    Come to mind though. D & B
    Dana & Beth
    1972 GS fender emblem(his)
    72 TSP/PetersonBuilt SportWagonGS (hers)
    98 RegalGS SC3800 "Dimples"(hers again..wtf)
    loser of the 2009 BigRed - DaWagon rematch

    V8Buick#1839 CCGSCA#217 BPG#1534
    "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
    - Mario Andretti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana/Beth Andrews View Post
    Larry that was a long time ago and what happens in the tub...well you know. The term "release the kraken" does
    Come to mind though. D & B
    Jim has more than 2 arms? That would be a distinct advantage in Auto Mechanics.
    Larry
    1998 "Fully Optioned" SC3800 Riviera
    70 GS 455 Stage1, TSP 470, 602 HP@ 5900, 589 TQ @ 4900
    TA Hyd Roller Cam, 230*/238*, 112, .544"/.577" lift, 4-7 swap
    MSD Digital 6+, Ignitionman Distributor w/MSD trigger
    THM400 with Ultimate 258mm converter, Gear Vendors OD
    AED 1000 HO Carb, 800 CFM 7042240 Quadrajet
    8.5 10 bolt, 3.73's Race weight 4025lbs.
    Best E.T. 11.54 Best MPH, 116.06
    Larrymta@verizon.net, GSCA #291
    BPG # 1063
    N.E. GS/GN Club Assistant Director

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    Default Re: Dealing with Jim at Tri Shield

    I dunno .. had him build me a motor back in 2005 and I've tried everything possible to break it - drag racing, long highway trips, tearing up the neighborhood - yet I still cant get it to break nine years later

    ... and the worst part it - every time I go to the track it gets faster and faster. How am supposed to bracket race and dial in a time if it keeps going faster ?

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    Default Re: Dealing with Jim at Tri Shield

    Jim at Tri Shield is the best decision I ever made when putting my build together. An extremely knowledgeable, honest business man who goes out of his way to see you get what you need and continues to help you even after the engine or restoration has left his shop. Always there for help. I don't honestly know how he does it. Bless you Jim.

    On The Eighth Day God Created Buick ( Maybe I should change that to On The Eighth Day Buick Created Jim at Tri Shield )

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69GS400s View Post
    I dunno .. had him build me a motor back in 2005 and I've tried everything possible to break it - drag racing, long highway trips, tearing up the neighborhood - yet I still cant get it to break nine years later

    Have me drive it. ROFLMAO. Sorry I couldn't pass that up.

    Beth
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    72 TSP/PetersonBuilt SportWagonGS (hers)
    98 RegalGS SC3800 "Dimples"(hers again..wtf)
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    I've heard Jim is a very "Wise" man.
    David Butts(buick1030@aol.com)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana/Beth Andrews View Post
    Have me drive it. ROFLMAO. Sorry I couldn't pass that up.

    Beth
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    Default Re: Dealing with Jim at Tri Shield

    I guess I'm goin thru a Gorge Washington phase but I cannot tell a lie . Every time I've ask this Jim guy a ??? I've always got the best info and he's been real helpful thru my learning phase with my dummy ???'s
    I share this feeling about our VETS so I borrowed it
    A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in THIS country who no longer understand it.'

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    On The Eighth Day God Created Buick ( Maybe I should change that to On The Eighth Day Buick Created Jim at Tri Shield )[/QUOTE]

    I think Jim may have been created on day nine.

 

 

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