Contract/Scope of Work

ANGVICK ANTIQUE MOTORS CO.

Steven K. Angvick, Owner

384 Meadow View

PO Box 7

Burlington IL 60109-0007

(847) 287-4413

 

Name of Client:

Address:

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Contact phone:

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Project:_____________________________________________

 

Scope of Work pertaining to the project above (to be completed by AAMC only): ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Estimated Date of Completion:­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________ This date is an estimate only, and I will endeavor to complete the repair in a timely manner, given the details of the work.  Many times, parts for these antique pieces of equipment are extremely hard to find, or even non-existent and must be fabricated.  If delays are unavoidable, I will keep the client informed as to the nature of the delays, but again the estimated date of completion is my best guess prior to the start of the work, and not a guaranteed date by any means.

 

Description of Abilities;  As an antique automotive mechanic and dealer, my primary expertise is working on antique cars that were manufactured prior to 1940, although I do not limit my skills to this era of automobiles, nor to strictly automobiles.  I also have significant experience in the repair and restoration of ‘hit and miss’ stationary engines, boats, tractors and gasoline powered internal combustion engines that were designed prior to 1970.

Scope of Work:  Most antique cars, tractors, etc., that are in working condition after 70 or more years since their manufacture are an exception, and not the rule.  For the most part, extremely good care and constant maintenance are required to keep an old engine in running condition.  Accordingly, there are many parts, pieces and components that are worn out, or about to wear out but have not been diagnosed as potential sources of engine failure.  Unless I am informed up front and in writing of the problem at hand that needs correction or remediation/restoration, I cannot be held responsible for any and all pre-existing mechanical problems that arise during disassembly, re-assembly or after the project has been completed and returned to the customer.  In other words, I am not taking possession of a client’s equipment and immediately upon taking custody of the unit, assuming the responsibility for each and every unknown pre-existing problem or pending failure.  I can certainly diagnose additional problems during the course of my work if they become observable. I can only be held responsible for the work that has been predetermined and specifically discussed between the owner and myself, and nothing more.  If I find additional problems that I consider to have a high risk of imminent failure, I will of course inform the owner of the nature of the problem and provide an estimate of additional labor, time and materials to remedy the issue, or if for whatever reason I am not prepared to effect repairs, I will inform the customer of the issue and my reasons for declining to effect repairs.  All Angvick Antique Motors Co. services are guaranteed for 12 months, effective the date of the final invoice, and cover only the services provided and exclude any client-caused failures, or failures covered by other vendors and/or contracts.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: once I begin disassembly of a client’s project that is 70 years old or older, it is entirely possible (and in all honesty, entirely likely) that a component after half a century of corrosion/wear and tear will crumble, break, or otherwise become an expensive component in need of replacement that was never discussed between the client and Angvick Antique Motors Co. It shall not become the financial responsibility of Angvick Antique Motors Co. to return any such component to serviceability.

Labor Rates, Parts Costs and Payments Due:

 

Labor Rates:  All my time spent on effecting mechanical and cosmetic restoration/repair will be invoiced at $60.00 per hour if the work is done in my shop in Burlington, Illinois.  On occasion, I can effect repairs in the field/at the client’s facility if practical concerns prohibit transport of client’s vehicle to my shop.  All labor effected outside my shop/at the client’s facility will be invoiced at $90.00 per hour, plus travel time to be discussed with the client prior to billing.  If any components require me to tow the client’s vehicle to places removed from my shop (such as machine shops, welding shops, auto body shops, etc), a flat $105.00 fee each way will be assessed if remote vendor shop is within a 25 mile radius of Burlington, Illinois. Any shops further away than 25 miles, towing fee will be calculated on a case by case basis.  Client is entirely free to effect these necessary hauls if they themselves have the equipment (trailer and tow vehicle).  Prior to any necessary towing, I will inform the client and allow them to decide how best to proceed before assessing any fees for towing.   If I am required to use my own vehicle to run parts/components back and forth to local vendors or parts houses, or any distant driving time required, I will invoice the client $35.00 per hour for my labor costs.  Any time spent by me on behalf of the client to complete a project, but not involving actual mechanical labor will be invoiced at $35.00 per hour (such as discussing requirements of the project with external services vendors, etc.).  Any parts that are removed from client’s vehicle during the course of repair/restoration by AAMC will be discarded, unless client has specifically requested in writing that the old part be retained.

Parts/External Services Costs:  Parts and external services (professional welding, body work/painting, upholstery, etc.) required for successful completion of the client’s project can be acquired/arranged for completion by either one of two methods:

  1. Client purchases the parts/external services.  Angvick Antique Motors Co. can notify the client of required parts/external services and on occasion where to obtain them, and the client will arrange the purchase and delivery of the parts to Angvick Antique Motors Co., or deal directly with the external service vendor.  The parts will be installed, but no guarantee of serviceability or durability will be offered by Angvick Antique Motors Co. on any client purchased parts/external service contract.  If any part/external service failure occurs for any reason, the client would be responsible for pursuing refund, compensation or replacement from the original parts/external service vendor, and Angvick Antique Motors Co. will simply provide the labor to replace the client’s parts if necessary, or make available the client’s vehicle to the external service vendor.  No markup or fee of any kind will be applied to any parts/external service vendor invoice provided/paid for by the client.
  2.  Angvick Antique Motors purchases the parts/external service.  Any and all parts or external services that are purchased by Angvick Antique Motors Co. for installation on client’s vehicle are guaranteed to fulfill the part/external service vendor’s warrantee of serviceability or satisfactory application, or at a minimum will be honored by the Angvick Antique Motor Co. 12 month warranty.  Any Angvick Antique Motors Co’ supplied part or external service failure will be dealt with/repaired by Angvick Antique Motors Co., at no expense to the client. Such parts/external service invoice shall be marked up by 18% over total invoice, including all part costs, shipping, taxes and fees.  Angvick Antique Motors Co. shall retain all original invoices of such parts/external services that exceed $20.00 as invoiced to client for inspection/audit by client upon request.  Minor parts such as nuts, bolts, etc. that are less than $20.00 will not have retained invoices on file for inspection/audit by client.

Payment for services:   Invoice for Angvick Antique Motors services on client vehicle shall be issued either upon completion of project, or weekly on each Friday, and are due and payable upon receipt. Invoices can either be issued electronically (email) or hard copy, depending on mutual agreement with client and Angvick Antique Motors Co.  Angvick Antique Motors Co. will release the vehicle/project to the client upon satisfactory completion of project and receipt of payment in full for all services/parts invoiced.  Failure to make payments for work done will result in AAMC taking possession of the client’s property under the provisions of a ‘mechanic’s lien’, and if payment for services rendered is not received within 90 days of the invoice date, AAMC will retain the option of selling the client’s property under a Bill of Sale to make AAMC whole for its efforts previously undertaken on behalf of the client per this agreement.  For ongoing projects, such as restorations which require many weeks or months of work, invoices will be issued each Friday, or intervals mutually agreed to by client and Angvick Antique Motors Co.

I hereby agree to the terms and conditions stated within this service agreement, and affix my signature as acceptance to this contract in its entirety below.  This contract is the sole agreement regarding the project described herein between the client and AAMC.

 

 

Client Signature:_____________________________________________________

 

Printed Client Name:_________________________________________________

Angvick Antique Motors Co. Signature:__________________________________________________________

Printed AAMC representative name:_____________________________________________________________

 Date:_________________________

 

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  • Engine: This engine is an overhead valve motor, and was one of the earliest overhead valve engines on the market, all other cars of the era continued with the ‘flat head’ configuration (of which your 1916 Overland is a prime example); it was manufactured one year before Chevrolet started putting valve covers over the valve train, and it has exposed rockers, push rods and springs.  You will notice that this engine is gray-green, which was the factory engine color of most of the major car manufacturers of the era to include Willys Overland, Chevrolet,dsc_0336 Dodge Brothers and Oldsmobile along with a few others.  It requires being kept clean, and needs oiling after every 50 miles of operation.  A drop of oil at the hole on the top of each rocker arm, a drop of oil on the rocker arm at the top of each valve stem, and the felt washers need to be saturated with oil.  Yes, a pain under normal circumstances, but considered just part of the driving experience back in the day.  The original oil can is present on the fire wall.  I disassembled the engine down to the crankshaft and felt that it was in relatively decent condition overall.  The cast iron pistons in the car were stamped .003” on the top of each, and I was not able to find .003 rings for it, but rather found .005” NOS oversize rings for it, honed each cylinder to facilitate the new rings to seat properly, and hand filed each ring end down to .003” and hand fitted them so that the compression is now excellent.  I also installed new ignition components, to include spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor, and hand lapped each valve, adjusted the Babbitt bearings to within .015” clearance on rods and mains, reassembled and it runs very well now.
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