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Ranche De Tardel: Day 2

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,712

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

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  2. Good going with the and Vern better get on a plane to Oz and rebuild Flatoz's motor!
  3. 67Imp.Wagon
    Joined: Jun 16, 2001
    Posts: 1,191


    I'm enjoying the stories. I hope there is a day 3,4 and 5.
  4. swimeasy
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,063


    Your livin tha dream man!!
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  5. woodbox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,099


    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 what the hell make it 2!
  6. El Jefe
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 687

    El Jefe
    Alliance Member

    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 !!!
  7. AV8-Rider
    Joined: Jan 31, 2002
    Posts: 909


    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.

  8. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,075


    that sure is a nice looking '32!! (any more pics of it???)

    sounds like your having alot of fun!
    thanks for posting your adventure
  9. Retroharley
    Joined: Jan 3, 2007
    Posts: 123


    Another great story. Can't wait for part 3.
  10. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,191


    Man, I am envious. Keep it coming.
  11. brainfrz
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 572


    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?
  12. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,205

    Bruce Lancaster

    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!
  13. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,205

    Bruce Lancaster

    Oh...did you see the Twilight Zone episode about the guy who wandered off into 1952 and never came back?? :)
  14. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 9,651


    More pictures ......
  15. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,733


    Have ya picked up the local newspaper and started looking at houses for sale??:D
  16. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,675


    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:D
  17. Dammit continentaljohn! I was going to mention the electric fan...

    Sounds like heaven on earth, Poobah.
  18. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    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.
  19. nexxussian
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
    Posts: 3,233


    I have to agree, I'm hopin' for more days (3, 4, 5, etc).
  20. flathead fred
    Joined: Jul 18, 2006
    Posts: 298

    flathead fred

    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.......
  21. From floor-sweepin'custodian(shop bitch) to engine builder in ONE DAY! :eek: :)
    You's a pretty smart feller, R.

    Thanks for sharing--nice stories. :D
  22. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
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  23. robster
    Joined: Jan 11, 2005
    Posts: 198


    How about suggesting to Vern to start selling those kits (not the tool part) thru his webshop.

    Also I was looking for the thread that had the kit in it, but I couldn't find it - anyone got the link? Thanks
  24. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,210

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Another morning at work started with envy! :D

    Looking forward to days 3 thru whenever. Maybe someday I'll get out there, looks like a fantastic place.
  25. That's so cool ... coming from an area where the traditional stuff is few and far between, that sounds like an absolutely surreal experience.
  26. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,149

    from Nebraska

    Great stories. Thanks for sharing your experience with us and keep them coming!

  27. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,408


    thats awesome.
  28. A-zonie
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 120

    from Mesa, AZ

    I am totally envious. Not only do you get to 'play' with flatheads but you get to do it with prop driven airy-o-planes overhead. Sounds like the perfect spot!
  29. Flathead Youngin'
    Joined: Jan 10, 2005
    Posts: 3,530

    Flathead Youngin'

    No, no, no.......we're not going to let you get by that EASILY.......

    P51'...... woopty freaking do!

    I want to know exactly all the little things Tardel told you.......

    "Before I put a new piston and rings in, I hone the cylinder....."

    What did he do to cure the bad bearing? turn the crank?

    That type of stuff.....

    I have a feeling that Vern is like my grandpa, "You don't need to do all that gawd da*ned machine work to make a flathead run good. Everyone always wants to say how much they spent on machining...."

    The ball is in your court!
  30. Flathead Youngin'
    Joined: Jan 10, 2005
    Posts: 3,530

    Flathead Youngin'

    Man, Ryan, I single handedly killed your thread.....

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