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Ranche De Tardel: Day 1

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,703

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

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  2. Bullington
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 289

    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Nothing like getting an old engine spinning. Looking forward to the rebuild.
  3. Sweet story, cant wait to hear what the problem was with the motor.
  4. swimeasy
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,063


    I wish to heck I was out there! Want to lay my eyes on one of those Scotty Fenn clones!
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  5. notebooms
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,072

    Alliance Member

    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...

    -scott noteboom
  6. HotRodMicky
    Joined: Oct 14, 2001
    Posts: 1,738


    Verns Ranch is the coolest Place on earth!!!
    Been there a couple of times and miss it the moment i leave !
  7. 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..

  8. Silva
    Joined: Apr 28, 2005
    Posts: 361

    from TX

  9. cavera
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 112


    ...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!!!
    Have fun!!!
  10. glenn33
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 1,836

    from Browns, IL

    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....
  11. SanDiegoJoe
    Joined: Apr 18, 2004
    Posts: 3,520


    Damn, Ryan... you are living the life, ain't ya.

    - Joe
  12. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,837


    That place sounds like heaven
  13. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 6,129

    from east , tn.

    Man I wish I was there instead of work. Sometimes it sucks to be me.
  14. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,408


    You lucky sucker!!!!!!
  15. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,733


    It's going to be a GREAT week reading a daily blog of what's going down at the Flathead Ranch. Thanks Ryan.:cool:
  16. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,210

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Thats what I call a fun vacation! Thanks for taking us all with you, looking forward to more.
  17. Retroharley
    Joined: Jan 3, 2007
    Posts: 123


    Great Story. Can't wait for part 2.
  18. ALindustrial
    Joined: Aug 7, 2007
    Posts: 852


    Excellent! always look forward to the dramatic climax of the engine's rebuild!
  19. brainfrz
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 572


    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.

  20. meteor
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
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  21. Doctor Destructo
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 418

    Doctor Destructo

    Each morning, I love to turn on the laptop, pour a cup of joe, and listen to Ryan's philosophical prose. I smile, and know that HAMBers the world-wide are smiling just like me. Life is grand.
  22. so is this the flathead summer camp or something else?
  23. Digger_Dave
    Joined: Apr 10, 2001
    Posts: 2,513


    Ryan, just curious. Is Bishop still "poking his head in" at "De Ranche??"
    Or is his move to Stillman (?) over and done with?
    (last I heard he was prepping some French flatties at Vern's)
  24. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,513

    from Ohio

    In my best Napoleon Dynamite voice "Lucky!"

    Tell the boys I said hello. It was great seeing them at the salt. Now get PJ out there helping you clean that motor!
  25. cruzr
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 4,057


    Ryan.......a friend of mine who lives in Hawaii has a 29 sedan ,with 4 banger there that Vern is working on...........could ya take a pic and post it??
  26. old engine running after a cough and few more spins ....eeek no oil pressure blammy well we have parts to fix all this give the new kid sumtin to do ....

    all sounds like a plan to get you greasyy have good time remember that learnin is fun at this age..
  27. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,745

    from Omaha, NE

    that sounds just like my last weekend on March. Only part 2 was: Jay get that A coupe ready I am on my way and heading to Austin!
    Thanks Dave.
  28. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 3,560

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    Vern was my very 1st customer. He believed in our parts and wanted something different. I am glad when I get a chance to visit and have lunch with him.
    I've done work there blowing fenders off a 32 5 window that turned into a very nice lil hot rod.
    I have a great time when there, dig all of the projects that are going on-He's producing more "traditional" deuces than anyone else out there and they are all "spot on".

    Get to getting that rod knock out! You'll definitely come home with a great deal of knowledge.
  29. brewsir
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,280


    did he take you out for a bowl of chili yet?...or is that place even there anymore...hmmmm. Se ya this weekend!
  30. J & D
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 62

    J & D

    that's got to be the coolest place.

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