Maybe. But it wasn’t $2500. And Walt mentioned that he’s done some asking around, and found that my figure was “about right.”
Unfortunately, I’m neither a builder nor a mechanic, so my options are limited.
I may take a chance someday on a motor by a less well-known builder (who charges less)–I’m not against it. However, when I first got into the KT class, I was referred to a builder by a competitor who is well known and respected, so I went with his suggestion. Because I have been satisfied with the performance of my engine, I gave that builder my business again and again.
Your particular insult was uncalled for, since we’ve never met.