• To ALL forum users - As of late I have been getting quite a few private messages with questions about build ups here on the forum, or tech questions about your personal project. While I appreciate the interest, sending me a private message about these topics distracts from, and undermines the purpose of having a forum here. During the day I wear many hats as a small business owner-operator and I work tirelessly to provide the absolute best service possible to you, our valued customer. When I created this forum I rounded up some of the best minds I knew so that any tech question you might have could be asked and answered by either myself or one of my highly experienced moderators, this way the next time this same question is asked the answer can be easily found and utilized by the next IH enthusiast having the same question. This allows me the freedom to run the day to day operations of the business and minimize the impact to shipments and shop activities that these distractions can cause. It is of the up most importance for me to complete the daily tasks in order to best take care of you our customer, all the while providing you a forum to get the level advice and input you have come to expect and deserve from the premier IH shop in the country.

    So with that I ask that anyone with a question about one of our build ups or a general tech question to please use the forum as it was intended. I am absolutely available by telephone to answer your questions as well but at times may direct you back to our website to better field your question or questions. Most other private messages I will be glad to answer for you.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Jeff Ismail

IHPA Closed due to Power Outages


Administrator & Owner
Staff member
Due to wide spread power outages from our power company Pacific Gas & Electric shutting off the grid for safety reasons, IHPA will be closed until further notice. This outage could last several days and without power our phone system and computers will be inoperable and thus no parts orders will be able to be processed. We apologize for any and all delays and will return back to work as soon as we get our power back on. California- the newest third world country!


I heard they were calling the shutdowns "best practice," but don't recall they have ever done this previously (may have missed it, I'm on the opposite coast). Lawsuits/money are very motivating!
guess that's how they are going to get the carbon credits.....or finally get off the grid.....bet solar panels will sell like hot cakes...got wind?...or any other hippy thing you can think of


Active member
Wow! I'm sure PG&E will be compensating folks for lost business due to the outages.:prrr:
I doubt very seriously that will ever happen. Unless some kind of law suite against PG&E is filed. They already rape us with thier over priced crap services. Then they turn around and tell ya to bend over to take it up the wh@zoo and like it, while they shut the power off


Administrator & Owner
Staff member
The manufactured electric crisis is over! Our power just came back on at IHPA minutes after getting a back up generator hooked up. Still have no internet but hopefully that will be back up soon. We do have phones back on. We thank you for your patience. It will take us a day or two to get caught up but we will work as late as possible and tomorrow to get caught up.