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The Mysterious Rick Crawford...

basically all i can find about whoever this is, is that a bunch of people swear by him but no one ever says what he does and i've even seen where someone had an intake ported and THEN Sent it to him too... so, who is this guy and what is he doing?

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He's like Santa Claus you just have to believe in him...

Nah I met him for the first time last week, but have spoken with him before and seen his work numerous times. He is a genius at what he does. Why don't you just PM him on the board? Or talk to the numerous happy customers.

And what he does is up to what you can afford and what you want.


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I'm just trying to figure out what he does...

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^makes your car go faster! lol

I'll be asking for his tuning expertise soon.

It's great to have someone local, with excellent reviews from everyone he's dealt with.



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I will be having V8Muscle.net tune my car when i do either an LS9 or LS7 cam swap.

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I'm just trying to figure out what he does...
He does everything. Whatever you want he does. Talk to him, he can better tell you. His tuning is amazing as well.


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How do you contact him? I Googled the name and the above Wiki pages came up but nothing for any one named Rick Crawford doing any performance work. Thats gotta suck! You're so good at what you do but no one can find out about you.
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lol hence why i made this thread. someone posted his username on here in one of the posts above.

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Gotta contact him through email or pm. He doesn't have a website. He does it as a side thing.


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Rick Crawford:

Built my car from the ground up. I live less than an hour from him. One of the most knowledgeable mechanical folks I have EVER met! He builds Blackhawk Helicopters by day and performance cars by night. He is most likley the best LSx motor builder this side of the Mississippi. Not only does he do motors, but he can build trannies, suspension, exhaust, electronics, tuning, body work...I have yet to find something he cant tackle.

He can be reached at LS-4-Speed@nc.rr.com or G8-4-Speed on the boards. he is in the Hope Mills/ Fayetteville area of NC

I laughed like a mofo at the title of this thread....
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Rick Crawford:

Built my car from the ground up. I live less than an hour from him. One of the most knowledgeable mechanical folks I have EVER met! He builds Blackhawk Helicopters by day and performance cars by night. He is most likley the best LSx motor builder this side of the Mississippi. Not only does he do motors, but he can build trannies, suspension, exhaust, electronics, tuning, body work...I have yet to find something he cant tackle.

He can be reached at LS-4-Speed@nc.rr.com or G8-4-Speed on the boards. he is in the Hope Mills/ Fayetteville area of NC

I laughed like a mofo at the title of this thread....
Thanks for popping in, maybe let Rick know to come in and say some words.


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I am only mysterious because if I make it out of my shop its like a BigFoot sighting. Try a google search with my name and throw intake in with it....

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He's the G8 Whisperer.

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SOME SAY....He is covered in aluminum shavings and epoxy, and quotes cam specs in his sleep.

All we know is he is the LS Guru.

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I'll just leave this here.


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Rick Crawford:

Built my car from the ground up. I live less than an hour from him. One of the most knowledgeable mechanical folks I have EVER met! He builds Blackhawk Helicopters by day and performance cars by night. He is most likley the best LSx motor builder this side of the Mississippi. Not only does he do motors, but he can build trannies, suspension, exhaust, electronics, tuning, body work...I have yet to find something he cant tackle.

He can be reached at LS-4-Speed@nc.rr.com or G8-4-Speed on the boards. he is in the Hope Mills/ Fayetteville area of NC

I laughed like a mofo at the title of this thread....
LOL Same here...

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He's the G8 Whisperer.
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SOME SAY....He is covered in aluminum shavings and epoxy, and quotes cam specs in his sleep.

All we know is he is the LS Guru.
LOLOLOLOLOL

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He builds Blackhawk Helicopters....
hmmm...... I think this answers how he gets cars to go so fast..... quite possibly swapping some parts for parts..... tricky!!!! psst.... we wont tell anyone else...

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