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Anyone have an email address for Dave Tachney - can't find one with any of his contact links on other sites.

A PM with his email address would make contact a lot easier from over here.

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Stuart,

I know that phone calls back and forth to Australia can get expensive and also at odd hours, so I am wondering if we could work out somehow with a person, or persons on a rotating basis, to communicate with you be e-mail, with a person here in this country calling Dave for answers to your question. I think the person here should be knowledgable of that era Buick. I wish I could help more, but if there is no one that comes forward to serve as the contact, I would be glad to help.

John

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I live about ten miles from Dave, and would be willing to contact him on anyone's behalf. I've never met him, but I have wanted to for some time. Either post here or send me a PM. I try to check this forum daily.

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Jim,

When you go see Dave, could you could take some photos of his inventory to post here? I am sure it would be helpful to Dave and everyone on the forum.

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I live about ten miles from Dave, and would be willing to contact him on anyone's behalf. I've never met him, but I have wanted to for some time. Either post here or send me a PM. I try to check this forum daily.

Jim, thanks for the great offer and I have sent you a PM

Jim,

When you go see Dave, could you could take some photos of his inventory to post here? I am sure it would be helpful to Dave and everyone on the forum.

Excellent suggestion - would be nice to have an idea of his inventory

Stuart,

I know that phone calls back and forth to Australia can get expensive and also at odd hours, so I am wondering if we could work out somehow with a person, or persons on a rotating basis, to communicate with you be e-mail, with a person here in this country calling Dave for answers to your question. I think the person here should be knowledgable of that era Buick. I wish I could help more, but if there is no one that comes forward to serve as the contact, I would be glad to help.

John

John, thanks for the suggestion.

Another example of the Buick Pre War Forum group helping out - looking forward to meeting more of you in South Bend next July.

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Jim,

When you go see Dave, could you could take some photos of his inventory to post here? I am sure it would be helpful to Dave and everyone on the forum.

Great idea.

I have called on Dave in the past.

Very helpful.

If he doesn't have what your looking for, he can usually direct you to the correct source.

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From The Largest Vintage Buick gallery on the web - PreWarBuick.com

The best man on planet Earth for late '30s Buick parts is Dave Tacheny. Believe it! Mail your want list to him at 11949 Oregon Ave. N., Champlin, MN 55316, or call 612-427-3460.

Area number is 763 now, not 612

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I just got off the phone with Greg Johnson. He saw Dave at the post office this morning and Dave said that he was swamped with inquiries. Send Greg at PM through this site at 2carb40 and he'll pass it along to Dave. He sees Dave about once a week.

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Dave helped me get my '39 Buick through restoration with many parts, very small to large. I found him after seeing a small ad he posted in 2005 in Hemmings. If he was swamped before, he'll really be swamped after all of this email posting, ha. What I would suggest to the fellow who started this tread is that you call the man one time and let him tell you the best way to correspond with him. You know, snail mail may still work too.

Dave Gelinas, where in the world did you get that wonderful picture of the introductory 1946 Buick in the parade? Could I buy a copy of that picture from you?

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You have to call him at the number above. He is not online.

FWIW, based on my experience, he's great at writing down what you need and never calling back. Then when you call him back, it's like starting all over again. I hate to say it but I've given up on him. I guess he's just too busy. I've tried a few different times over the past few years to use his apparently vast parts supply. He tells me he thinks he has what I need, then I'm back at square one.

He is always friendly and seems to have good intentions.

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I will have to chime in here. I have never met Dave in person. I recently became the owner of a 1937 Buick Century. I called him about some parts that I needed. It took me several tries to reach him by phone. When I talked with him he was very nice and very helpful. He quoted me prices on what I needed. I then sent him a check along with a letter listing the parts that I wanted and the prices that we had agreed to. He shipped me the parts that I needed before he even cashed the check.

Dave's prices were much lower than I had been quoted by someone else that had one of the parts that I needed. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone who needs any parts. I even received a message from someone overseas who was looking for parts and I was able to call Dave for that overseas Buick owner and it looks like Dave is going to be able to help him with his needs as well.

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..I even received a message from someone overseas who was looking for parts and I was able to call Dave for that overseas Buick owner and it looks like Dave is going to be able to help him with his needs as well.
Dave T is one of the few Buick vendors that supplies parts to us overseas. I have only bought parts from him while in the USA. But I know of others, not resident in USA, who have had good service from him.

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I've dealed with Dave and he is a Man of His Word ! If he has what you need he will price it to you and more that fair with his Prices. And like someone else said he will price it and with the shipping you mail him a Check and a list of what you need him is to ship and your address and its done ! GREAT GUY ! JUST Keep calling him you will get him sooner or latter and he will help you. He's very old school and remember you dealing with old car too. SO JUST TRYING ! ! (763)427-3460

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Agreed here. Dave Tachney saved my bones over and over while I was restoring my National Award winning 1939 Buick Special convertible coupe. I just wish I could go to Minnesota some day and visit his farm. Remember too, Dave is often on the road, going long distances to find pre-war Buick parts cars to haul back to his farm so he can keep the parts coming to all of us guys. He goes out there in very low temperatures, even in the snow and gets you even the smallest part that you are desperate for. For my part, I can highly recommend him.

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I have tried to call several times with the new pre-fix 763-427-3450 and it always rings busy. I this still the correct number?

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