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  1. old car guy

    old car guy Rookie

    Feb 25, 2004
    Reorganization of this company in Los Gatos CA area, Lyle Tanner has done it again, rumor has it! What do you folks know??? Any victims on the list??
  2. writerguy

    writerguy F1 Veteran

    Sep 30, 2003
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    Could you provide a wee bit of background for those of us who don't know about this... I assume there is a history from the way you posted it...

  3. LA Swede

    LA Swede Formula Junior

    Dec 5, 2003

    I would not be surprised if this crazy and irresponsible business is filing for bankruptcy. I bet someone called the AMA (American Medical Association) on their asses. You would have to be a real die-hard tifosi go to through with that type of extreme surgery. It is seriously doubtful that health insurance would even cover it, even in San Francisco.
  4. TigerAce

    TigerAce Formula 3

    May 29, 2003
    Dallas, TX
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    Yoshi Ace
    What do they do as business? Ferrari part sex change. com???


    Sorry I had to post this as that's haw I read first time.
  5. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Oct 3, 2002
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    I have ordered several times from these guys before. They have good products. Would be sad to see them go belly up.
  6. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
    Consultant Owner

    Aug 6, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
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    Ryan Alexander
    "Can you put a 'Tubi' on that?"

    They were having too many problems installing straight pipes.

    Many of their customers ended up with a little testa rossa when they asked for a flat 12.
  7. Eric308gtsiqv

    Eric308gtsiqv Formula 3

    Nov 26, 2001
    Orange Park, Florida
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    Eric Eiland
    I've ordered a couple of times from them as well in the past couple of years and had no problems.

    However, I did recently inquire about purchasing some parts off of a salvage Testarossa that they had listed on their website, but I never received any reply from them.

    Wasn't Brian (who either handles the orders or worked for them not long ago) a member here on F-Chat??
  8. M.James

    M.James F1 Rookie

    Jun 6, 2003
    Worcester, MA
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    I absolutely hate to see this....I had a list of items to shop for, and other online parts suppliers want waaay too much for some of the items I'm looking for.
  9. redhead

    redhead F1 Rookie

    Dec 26, 2001
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    Brian did work for them, but they let him ago back in October I belive. He is now working at a dealership.

    FWIW-They have no inventory in stock. None. They use suppliers such as F.Uk and Trut. and other dealers.

    I have worked with them for years, and am not sure if this is true or not(bankruptcy), but I have heared these rumors pretty damn loud out here.

  10. Kenny94945

    Kenny94945 Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    Marin Calif
    Ferrari Part Sex Change .com.

    I think I can ponder why it went belly or buns up.
  11. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Oct 3, 2002
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    Honit soit qui mal y pense.
  12. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 F1 Rookie

    Oct 16, 2001
    La mamma dei fessi
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    e sempre incinta
    I also ordered some parts for them and waited....they said it was in stock but when I pressed them, they said they were waiting on it. Found out later that most of the stuff is not on hand, they take your order and then source everything out. I got my money back but it was a big waste of time.
  13. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya The $10 Trillion Man
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    Dec 28, 2003
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    Wouldn't surprise me. Bought a door from them, supposedly in "very good" shape. turned out it needed more work than the one I had. I sent it back and it took over two weeks (and a considerable amount of hounding on my part) to get a credit.
  14. redhead

    redhead F1 Rookie

    Dec 26, 2001
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    They are locataed a mile and half away from me. They have nothing in stock.

  15. JSL

    JSL Formula 3

    Jan 5, 2002
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    J.S. Leonard
    They did alright by me on more than one order.
  16. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
    Sponsor Owner

    Yeah, I heard this news several weeks ago from Dave @ Sodacom's. He too wasn't surprised about the bankruptcy. FWIW, Dave is moving all his inventory to a new location this week, and should be back "up-and-running" shortly. I'm still a relative newbie, but so far, Sodacom's is my FIRST destination for parts -- Dave is a class act, and knows his stuff.

  17. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran

    Mar 3, 2001
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    Lyle, just purchased my used Tubi from my 308 and I ordered from him in the past w/o any problems although Bill at GT CAR PARTS is my first choice
  18. hanknum

    hanknum Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
    Santa Barbara
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    Didn't know they were in trouble. I never ordered from them but Brian Keegan did work for them. He knows his Ferrari parts. Brian is now up in Oregon working at some dealership. I thought he was going to stay active on this site. Maybe I'll drop him a line and see what he's up to.

  19. Jerrari

    Jerrari F1 Veteran

    Jul 24, 2001
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    Jerry Wiersma
    Lyle Tanner was the guy that was trying to sell a 308 that one of our members recognized as his old car, with less miles on it than when HE sold it. Lyle also mis-represented a 308 that I bought from him. Can you say schister!?
  20. MikeF

    MikeF Karting

    Nov 4, 2003
    Bloomington IN
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    Mike Fisher
    Hate to hear this. I have had numerous dealings with him, and have always been very satisfied. Sorry to hear that others have had problems.

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