Grumpy has passed on - Page 3 - Third Generation F-Body Message Boards


Memorial Board Memorials honoring ThirdGen members and staff that we've lost over the years.

Grumpy has passed on

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-13-2007, 12:19 AM   #101
Supreme Member
 
Dominic Sorresso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Bartlett, IL
Posts: 1,587
Car: 92 ZR-1
Engine: LT-5
Transmission: ZF-6
Axle/Gears: SuperDana 44 4.10


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken73 View Post
I can't believe I'm just now finding out about this. I had to hear it from someone on my CrossFire forum this evening, and I'm still in shock. I've read through all the posts and it's just now sinking in. I've mulled over the photos I have from when Bill and I went up there to see him, and from when I went there in 2002 as well.

The CrossFire community has lost a great icon as well. We will miss you Bruce, but your legacy will live on. Rest in peace my friend.
Ken,

Check this thread.
https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/diy-...y-6-7-8th.html
We are going to Arcanum and Greenville to honor Bruce
with a Super PowWow with the likes of RBob, Craig, Mangus and more. Fitting
tribute to Bruce. We're also planning on visiting Bruce's final resting place.
Dominic Sorresso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2007, 02:48 PM   #102
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
rockit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Middleburg Hts. OH
Posts: 785
Car: 85 T/A, 92 Rs
Engine: L98:D,L03:<
Transmission: 700r4x2
Axle/Gears: 3.23 bw, 2.73 10 bolt.

Re: Grumpy has passed on

well, we should all hope to leave the world with so much thanksgiving for our contributions and sadness at our passing. i only recently started in on the diy prom board but, well, you know. you can't even browse the stickies without stumbling over his writings.

he's like the apostle paul of diy efi and i for one missed out since i never got to talk to him.. the best thing any of us that cant make it to the memorial can do, is to read what he wrote and let it continue to make an impression on us. his influence lives on in our hearts and in the combustion chambers of our engines
rockit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 10:30 PM   #103
Supreme Member
 
DM91RS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Ga
Posts: 1,853
Car: 91 RS
Engine: 305
Transmission: T5
Axle/Gears: 3.73


Re: Grumpy has passed on

After being "away" for a while it's sad to return to such news.

Bruce you will be missed.


I can remember Bruce telling my newby butt back around 2000/2001 when I asked if I could tune by the stock o2 sensor.........."Yeah sure.......it will be like reading tea leaves." He had a way with words.....

RIP Grumpy.
DM91RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2007, 02:10 AM   #104
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Lucid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: San Antonio, Tx
Posts: 788
Car: 86 Camaro Z28/ 87 Camaro IROC Z28
Engine: 5.0L TPI LB9 / 5.0 TPI LB9 w/cam
Transmission: Built 700R4 with Transgo shift kit
Axle/Gears: 3.27 9 bolt Posi/ 2.73 10 bolt Posi


Re: Grumpy has passed on

A genius that will be really missed in our time, and a great mind to set the tone for the times to come.
His posts and knowledge will live in others and the cars that we drive as we continue his hobby.
Every person that he reached and ECM that runs from his programs will pay tribute to this great man.
Thanks for everything Bruce and rest well.
Lucid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 10:58 PM   #105
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 156
Car: 77 El Camino
Engine: 355 Converting to TPI
Transmission: Converting to 4L60/4L60E

Re: Grumpy has passed on

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucid View Post
A genius that will be really missed in our time, and a great mind to set the tone for the times to come. His posts and knowledge will live in others and the cars that we drive as we continue his hobby. Every person that he reached and ECM that runs from his programs will pay tribute to this great man. Thanks for everything Bruce and rest well.
Been gone for a couple of months. I couldn't agree more with the above statement.

May the Love of God be with Bruce and his family

Billy
elcamin0_77us is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2007, 11:25 PM   #106
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: STL area
Posts: 1,399

Re: Grumpy has passed on

Bruce was great. He would flat out tell you how it is. I would try and debate his post. Problem was that he was right on most of the time. Much of what he posted was not an opinion. Through it all, his true purpose was to spread info and help fellow EFI heads..


Several years ago we clashed. The last few years I really got to know and respect him. It's amazing how long he has been spreading info on fuel injection.

.....There is a vast hole now. He will be missed.....
11sORbust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2007, 12:36 AM   #107
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 6,620
Car: 91 Red Sled
Axle/Gears: 10bolt Richmond 3.73 Torsen


Re: Grumpy has passed on

I just heard from a friend that follows these boards more often. I can't say I was surprised having known about his health issues for years but that doesn't change my grief.
Bruce was a difficult individual for me to communicate with but he deserves all the honor and respect I can give. He was an amazing guy that gave a lot more than answers even when answers might have been all that you wanted. His approach was to give you a reason and a skill to answer your own questions and to come to your own conclusions. He would stay idle just before the finish line if only to want company in the crossing. He is already being missed.
JPrevost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2007, 08:04 AM   #108
TGO Supporter/Moderator
iTrader: (12)
 
anesthes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: SALEM, NH
Posts: 10,417
Car: '88 Formula, '94 Corvette
Engine: 412" sbc, LT1
Transmission: TH350, 4L60E
Axle/Gears: 10 bolt, 3.42, Dana36 3.07


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Has anyone taken on his projects? I know he had the GN, as well as a mustang too right? I hope they didn't land in the scrapper.

-- Joe
anesthes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2007, 03:23 PM   #109
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Camaero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Coast, CA
Posts: 395
Car: 1987 IROC Z/28 Camaro
Engine: 355
Transmission: T56
Axle/Gears: 9 Bolt w/ 4.10s

Re: Grumpy has passed on

Is there any website or anything that holds all (or a lot) of his articles and other writings in one big area? It would be a nice tribute to the man if all of his knowledge could live on even with people who never got to speak to him personally.

I don't visit any other EFI boards so for all I know there is already something like this out there.
Camaero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2007, 06:01 PM   #110
Moderator
 
Grim Reaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: The Bone Yard
Posts: 10,907
Car: Death Mobile
Engine: 666 c.i.

Re: Grumpy has passed on

Quote:
Originally Posted by 11sORbust View Post
...

Several years ago we clashed. The last few years I really got to know and respect him. It's amazing how long he has been spreading info on fuel injection.

.....There is a vast hole now. He will be missed.....
Tim, consider it a "badge of honor" that Bruce thought you were intelligent enough for him to wish to debate a subject with you. And I know that your post would have meant a lot to him.

And, if you spent anytime with him on the phone, he would tell you things privately that he would NEVER discuss or admit on DIY Prom (sometimes even contrary to what he was posting).

Bruce would normally tell people the "General Info" on TGO, but privately he would then discuss the "Special Exceptions". You might even be shocked of what he truly thought of the $6E MAF System.
Grim Reaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2007, 04:02 PM   #111
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
rockit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Middleburg Hts. OH
Posts: 785
Car: 85 T/A, 92 Rs
Engine: L98:D,L03:<
Transmission: 700r4x2
Axle/Gears: 3.23 bw, 2.73 10 bolt.

Re: Grumpy has passed on

considering what i've read on here about it from him, i'd say he secretly liked it. it's not as easy to explain to people but maf is superior in performance, not tunability. it's just a guess from someone who didn't know him. the 165 ecm is crap and i want to throw it at a ford every once in awhille but had that not been the case, 6e not 8d would be king..
rockit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2007, 09:08 PM   #112
TGO Supporter
 
Sonar_un's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,201
Car: '86 T/A
Engine: 350/LT1 Intake
Transmission: 700R4 - Built
Axle/Gears: 4th gen 3.42

Re: Grumpy has passed on

I can't believe I missed this topic. We have lost a few incredible thirdgen people this year, and to think that Bruce is gone, well the DIY-EFI community will not be the same.

I, like many, will miss Grumpy's articles and insights. I wish his heirs the best.
Sonar_un is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2007, 10:42 PM   #113
Supreme Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Peoria, IL USA
Posts: 1,081
Car: 91 GTA
Engine: 377ci
Transmission: T56
Axle/Gears: QP Ford 9" 3.70s


Re: Grumpy has passed on

I am speechless. I have not been on the boards in a while, and I am extremely disappointed that I missed the Grumpy pow wow. I never met Grumpy in person, I just knew him from these boards. I feel like we exchanged lots of info, and I absolutely loved exchanging posts with man. Many times we were of the same opinion, and I think if we would of met, we would of hit it off. He invited me to a pow wow once. I was going to show him the test bench he inspired me to build. I was going to bring it up in my dad's 77 vette, which has the very first 730 I hacked an tuned as an FI controller for that car. Grumpy had a large part in that, we exchanged many messages.

Thanks for all your help Grumpy, I hope you have gone to a better place. The rides in my old man's vette will just mean that much more from now on. I will be sure to smoke the hides in your memory one of these summer nights

David C. Freeman
Attached Thumbnails
Grumpy has passed on-grumpy.jpg  
DAVECS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2007, 08:03 AM   #114
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 290
Car: 1991 Firebird
Engine: 350,Dart Heads,Weiand In,Roller Cam
Transmission: 2400-Stall, 700R4 w/ Kit
Axle/Gears: 4th Gen 3.42 disc (I wish)

Re: Grumpy has passed on

Thanks for the help Grumpy, he will definately live forever in peoples memories and TGO.
WhiteHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Am I leaving anything on the table with my combination darwinprice Organized Drag Racing and Autocross 17 10-12-2015 12:51 AM
TPS sensor and other problems racereese Tech / General Engine 14 10-03-2015 04:46 PM


Go Back   Third Generation F-Body Message Boards >

Tags
auto, bad, bruce, cuts, fangler, fun, grumpy, hsr, iac, intake, lowtech, obituary, plecan, plug, profit, turbobuickcom, vettes

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

1982 Camaro '82 || 1983 Camaro '83 || 1984 Camaro '84 || 1985 Camaro '85 || 1986 Camaro '86 || 1987 Camaro '87 || 1988 Camaro '88 || 1989 Camaro '89 || 1990 Camaro '90 || 1991 Camaro '91 || 1992 Camaro '92


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:21 AM.


All content copyright 1997 - 2014 ThirdGen.org. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced without the expressed, documented, and written consent of ThirdGen.org's Administrators. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: