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Vern Tardel reproduction '32 brake parts?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by haring, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. haring
    Joined: Aug 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,335

    haring
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    The Tardel "Help" book about early Ford brakes shows a reproduction cast pedal box mount on page 26 and a new pedal arm on page 27. It says: "We offer this new pedal and pedal box as replacement parts."

    Do they actually sell these items?

    I've never seen them listed on the website, and I haven't gotten a response to my emails.

    I'm researching '32 brakes and am aware of how to modify parts, but am curious about these items. Any info?
     
  2. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
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    Why not send them an email and ask?
     
  3. haring
    Joined: Aug 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,335

    haring
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    "...and I haven't gotten a response to my emails."

    Thanks. :rolleyes:

    I emailed them as far back as Feb 2011 and again recently as well, but know that communication is not their strongest asset. I have a Tardel K-member, so I know do they make quality products.
     
  4. I've heard that sending Mr. Tardel a fax is the best way to contact him.
     

  5. Stu Padasso
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
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    Try So Cal Speed Shop- Sacramento- they are Vern's dealer
     
  6. So-Cal Speed Sacramento
    Joined: Sep 6, 2008
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    So-Cal Speed Sacramento
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    from Sacramento

    We have been dealing with Vern's parts for years, and it is not something we have ever been able to get. I don't know if he was planning on producing them and never did or if he did a long time ago and isn't any longer- but they are not available as of right now. Next time I see him I will be sure to ask what the full story is.
    -Rob
     
  7. Digger_Dave
    Joined: Apr 10, 2001
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    True.

    Vern said to me one time, "I don't have time for these new fangled machines."
    (computers and emails)

    "If you send a fax, I'll eventually get around to reading it."
    (and include a telephone number he can call you COLLECT at; any time of the day!)

    He WILL eventually get around to your request.
     
  8. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
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    See if you can hunt down Mike Bishop...I think he posted about prototyping the pedal box for Tardel some years back.
     
  9. haring
    Joined: Aug 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,335

    haring
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    Thanks for the additional information, guys.

    I had sent a fax. I'll see if I get a response.

    Rob @ So-Cal -- thanks for the info. At least I know I'm not crazy. I think these pieces would sell if they ever produce them.

    Bruce -- I will try to contact Mike Bishop. I hadn't thought of asking him.
     

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