I second a lot of what Tony says. I think it would be helpful to have this thread eventually summarized - first with a list of parts that have become very hard to source; and then second, a list of producers that sem to be making correct versions - some of the parts suppliers that some of us have been blasting seem to have at least a few items that are pretty good replacements, while other items they carry are not so good. I also feel that it would be very helpful if we can identify suppliers that routinely offer good products and service in certain areas so we can encourage them to continue to do so. If we can do this properly, we might be able to help some of the suppliers cut their bad inventory out and also try to help them find better sources. Our problem is that there are not a lot of options left for us, and many of the suppliers don't see a large enough market that they can serve and make a reasonable profit in, at least not with just Dinos. I know it might sound a little odd coming from me (since I sometimes get into a little bit of an attack mode), but I hope that this thread doesn't simply become a "gripe thread" that doesn't produce much positive information and encouragement - which is exactly what we, as Dino owners need, and what our suppliers need too. Finally, I also think that what Synchro posted was very helpful. His photos clearly showed the dimensional differences between original parts and the replacement parts. And, it would be helpful if we were able to provide specific feedback, for example to JE Pistons, other than simply calling their pistons crap. I have heard of others being happy with JE, so they would probably appreciate feedback that told them what they should try to improve or correct. Sometimes that is very hard if you are the one who had problems with a product or part, but maybe as a group we can try to help mistakes get corrected and products improved, at least a little.