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Old 09-19-2007, 12:47 AM   #1
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Default Ranche De Tardel: Day 2



Yesterday, I failed to mention a particular pleasure at Tardel's. It seems there was a large air race in Reno over the weekend and as luck would have it, many partici...

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Old 09-19-2007, 12:58 AM   #2
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Good going with the engine....you and Vern better get on a plane to Oz and rebuild Flatoz's motor!
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:02 AM   #3
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I'm enjoying the stories. I hope there is a day 3,4 and 5.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:46 AM   #4
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Your livin tha dream man!!
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:57 AM   #5
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You are one lucky son of a bitch! I would trade my hairy left nut for the time that you are havin on the ranch.
When you start bottlin that stuff put me at the top of the list for a gallon........na what the hell make it 2!
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:37 AM   #6
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RC from the pics, that garage is insane. Reminds me of this old guy Jimmie Davis' place here in Austin. He has since passed, but that's where we got all our NOS stuff for all the early motors, brakes, clutches, etc, ect. Could easily build multiple cars w/ the stuff on the shelves. It went forever and he knew where ever part was located. He'd go back in the bowels of that garage w/ a flashlight that barely worked and come back w/ your part in the original box. And it was all in his garage next to his house in S. Austin. Man I miss him. The ranch looks amazing and I have heard the stories, so now I believe it from the looks. Oh, I wish I was there. Tell Vern and Keith howdy and keep writing so I have something to drool over each night before I go to bed...........BTW, Franco is now an official Austin resident......arrived last night w/ everything. The Bug is in town !!!
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:37 AM   #7
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Hey Ryan

Why not go nuts with the camera there for an hour or so, and make a laaaaarge photo post for us to look at.

I have some pics saved from Verns place off of earlier HAMB posts and they are nice to drool over.
All the cool stuff hanging all over.

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Old 09-19-2007, 05:26 AM   #8
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that sure is a nice looking '32!! (any more pics of it???)

sounds like your having alot of fun!
thanks for posting your adventure
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:27 AM   #9
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Another great story. Can't wait for part 3.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:31 AM   #10
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Man, I am envious. Keep it coming.
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:47 AM   #11
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Wheres the video you computer guru!!! i want to hear this crisp running flattie. I've been to air races in Reno before and the roar of those planes in very distracting. Cool day. Again better than the headache I had at my job. When does the Tardel bottled hot rod euphoria come out?
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:19 AM   #12
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Ryan--an idea based on your old "two ammo cans" posting: Take a picture of Vern's '32 roadster traveling tool and subsistence kit!
This was covered once loong ago in the old American Rodder (in Bishop days...) and I think it would interest a lot of people here!
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:20 AM   #13
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Oh...did you see the Twilight Zone episode about the guy who wandered off into 1952 and never came back??
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:25 AM   #14
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More pictures ......
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:31 AM   #15
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Have ya picked up the local newspaper and started looking at houses for sale??
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:32 AM   #16
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Wow being taught by the Mr Tardel himself just too cool. I too hope for a day 3,4 etc...
I'm not sure on the electric fan, that's not traditional
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:44 AM   #17
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Dammit continentaljohn! I was going to mention the electric fan...

Sounds like heaven on earth, Poobah.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:48 AM   #18
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Yeah Ryan, I agree with the rest of these guys. That is an really cool opportunity and YOU are one lucky son of a bitch. I need to find me an educator of sorts to teach me the ins and outs in North Carolina. I can't tell you how jealous I am. Keep us updated.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:50 AM   #19
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I have to agree, I'm hopin' for more days (3, 4, 5, etc).
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:57 AM   #20
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This really is too cool, I have seen this on the Tardel website. But have been too busy to inquire. Anybody else done the Flathead Ranch. I have a new project and am thinking about doing this next year, would love to build my own motor.......
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