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Old 09-18-2007, 01:29 AM   #1
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Default Ranche De Tardel: Day 1



The weather was crisp this morning in Santa Rosa. The cool air surprised me as the sky was clear and the sun was bright. It made the setting at the Tardel shop all the ...

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Old 09-18-2007, 01:34 AM   #2
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Nothing like getting an old engine spinning. Looking forward to the rebuild.
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:38 AM   #3
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Sweet story, cant wait to hear what the problem was with the motor.
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:57 AM   #4
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I wish to heck I was out there! Want to lay my eyes on one of those Scotty Fenn clones!
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:18 AM   #5
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got an important meeting on friday.... cough cough,,,, damn-- i think im coming down with a case of "fuck that"....... work can wait-- i gotta make it to the Tardel Ranch tour.

your blog inspires me. sounds like a great time...

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Old 09-18-2007, 03:26 AM   #6
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Verns Ranch is the coolest Place on earth!!!
Been there a couple of times and miss it the moment i leave !
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:57 AM   #7
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No matter how many times my dad had resurrected an old engine of any kind from the dead, There was taht Certain look, the satisfaction of a GOD LIKE feeling, of bringing the old beast back to life. I sure miss those old times with my dad. (R.I.P. Dad) I have been lucky enough to see the look on my lil girls face (Rebuilding her 4 wheeler engine just last week) and hopefully soon enough in my Son's eyes as well. They both seem to be gearheads, and can not get enough of anything mechinical and especially old and historical. Great Thread Ryan, keep us posted..

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Old 09-18-2007, 06:34 AM   #8
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Envy.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:34 AM   #9
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...someday,Ill come!!
It sure sounds great,Im dying to get to meet Mr.Tardel,and ,learn more about flatties...Im even considering the workshops...
The only problem is where IM at...but it ll work out,eventually!!!
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:41 AM   #10
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I know what you mean about mornings in Santa Rosa. I lived there for 18 years and still miss good ol' Sonoma Co. just about every day....Ah, envy....
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:21 AM   #11
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Damn, Ryan... you are living the life, ain't ya.

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Old 09-18-2007, 07:30 AM   #12
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That place sounds like heaven
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:32 AM   #13
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Man I wish I was there instead of work. Sometimes it sucks to be me.
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:34 AM   #14
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You lucky sucker!!!!!!
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:35 AM   #15
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It's going to be a GREAT week reading a daily blog of what's going down at the Flathead Ranch. Thanks Ryan.
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:52 AM   #16
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Thats what I call a fun vacation! Thanks for taking us all with you, looking forward to more.
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:57 AM   #17
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Great Story. Can't wait for part 2.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:25 AM   #18
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Excellent! always look forward to the dramatic climax of the engine's rebuild!
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:46 AM   #19
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Hey i thought you were suppose to be cleaning out the storage sheds not playing with a flattie?! Much better day than mine. Enjoy your daily grind for the week.

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Old 09-18-2007, 09:00 AM   #20
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Envy.
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