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beemererik
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Has anyone had recent contact with Dreher? I put an order in via the web in August and never got confirmation of receipt. I have attempted recent email contact and not gotten a response. If you have had contact, what email address did you use?

Thanks,
Erik

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Erik, I've corresponded with

Erik,

I've corresponded with him via bmw@dreher-metall.de (as listed on his website) many times - but not in the past 12 months or so. I saw him last summer during a visit, and again at Veterama 2013, and I will be going to Veterama again this year (in one week!). The translation of his home page[1] indicates that he'll be at Veterama this year again, and will have the option of delivering orders to Veterama for pick up. If they're not large parts, I'd be happy to ferry them home for you - if you're able to get in touch with him before then.

Phillip speaks and writes better English than he gives himself credit for, in my opinion - I know he relies on his wife and daughter to translate for him.

-Chris

[1] http://dreher-oldtimerteile.de/cms/index.php

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I know that the business was

I know that the business was closed for all of August, but they ought to be back at it now.

Chris, it's funny that you've gotten any English from Philipp at all. I've visited with him a number of times and I've never gotten him to utter anything in English. He is happy to rely on my weak German for all things, which is doubly hard for me because he has a pretty thick Bavarian accent/dialect.

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Dreher

I'm trying to get my money back from him for a repro speedo which was a total dud. No replies at all to my emails.
I don't know whether it's just my browser, but I can't get his on-line shop to work either. I'm beginning to think I might have to write this off to experience.

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Pretty odd, I just visited

Pretty odd, I just visited Dreher's site and all of the categories are empty or nearly so. Looks like they may be reloading everything.

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Hi Chris, Thanks for the

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the offer. When you are over next week if you get a chance, find out if he is behind on email responses or does not check them often. In the meantime I will ping him again.

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Dreher

I don't know what's been going on but Dreher's on-line shop is now up and working again. Similarly he's started replying to emails and has refunded money to me for a dodgy speedo without any quibbles.

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Hi Chris, Did you get a

Hi Chris,

Did you get a chance to talk to Dreher? I recently sent an email and put a couple of thousand dollar order through his website with no response. This is perplexing me. I have ordered from him in the past year a couple of times. The orders were sizable and payment went through with no issue. I can't imagine I am on a black list.

Thanks,
Erik

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Erik, I did - but only

Erik,

I did - but only pleasantries and a few awkward lost-in-translation moments. He was at Veterama in full force, though - with some really choice reproduction prewar sidevalve heads. Really nice stuff. Anyway - he was alive and well. Sorry man - not sure I can do anything for you, but just ask...

You are working on reviving the R63, I presume? I followed your blog during the entire Cannonball - sorry it ended the way it did. Did you see that an R63 sold on eBay a few days ago for just under $70k?

-Chris

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Look closer Chris. It

Look closer Chris. It says"reserve not met" .

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Yup - missed it.

Yup - missed it. Nuts.

-Chris

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