Grumpy has passed on - 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 05-06-2007, 08:40 PM   #1
Supreme Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: the garage
Posts: 1,612
Car: 84 SVO
Engine: Volvo headed 2.3T
Transmission: WCT5
Axle/Gears: 8.8" 3.73


Grumpy has passed on

Sorry to be the bearer of such news. I just got news that Grumpy has passed this weekend. Don't have anymore than that at this time.

Farewell Grumpy... You will be missed. Bob
SATURN5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
RednGold86Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: All over China, Iowa, and San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 1,692
Car: 1989 GTA, 1986 Z28
Engine: 5.7 TPI, LG4
Transmission: 700R4, 700R4
Axle/Gears: 3.27, 2.73


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Wow, that really sucks. I thought he was just being quiet, or found another, much more interesting board.
Farewell Grumpy... Hope you enjoyed your ride while it lasted! It's never long enough, though.
RednGold86Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 09:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Fast92RS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Posts: 600
Car: 1992 Camaro RS
Engine: 383 SuperRam
Transmission: 4L60
Axle/Gears: 3:23 Posi

Re: Grumpy has passed on

Sorry to hear that. That does suck. He will be missed.
Fast92RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 09:44 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 163

Re: Grumpy has passed on

I'm new to this board but in my searches I can tell that Grumpy contributed here heavily. Sorry to hear the news.
Binder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 10:11 PM   #5
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,045


Re: Grumpy has passed on

RIP, man.

I know I learned quite a bit of stuff by reading his posts...
ULTM8Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 10:15 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Burnout91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: 4-22 / 7-25
Posts: 806
Car: '91 Z28 L98 G92
Engine: Modded L98
Transmission: Modded 700R4
Axle/Gears: Modded 10-Bolt


Re: Grumpy has passed on

I think we all have lost a major source of knowledge, but more importantly a comrade. All ThirdGenners must pay the appropriate respects. I will take this opportunity to send our collective condolences to his loved ones.
Bill
Burnout91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 10:25 PM   #7
Moderator
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Moorestown, NJ
Posts: 9,962
Car: 88 Camaro SC
Engine: SFI'd 350
Transmission: TKO 500
Axle/Gears: 9-bolt w/ 3.23's


Re: Grumpy has passed on

He will be missed...
dimented24x7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 10:31 PM   #8
Senior Member
iTrader: (9)
 
wallyZ/28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: meridian ms
Posts: 269
Car: 92 Z/28 clone
Engine: 383 carbed
Transmission: t-5
Axle/Gears: 3.73

Re: Grumpy has passed on

yes,he will be missed
wallyZ/28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 10:37 PM   #9
Member
 
sprtbikeprinces's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: the oc
Posts: 106
Car: 1990 RS
Engine: 305 tbi

Re: Grumpy has passed on

Sorry to hear it. RIP Grumpy.
sprtbikeprinces is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 10:38 PM   #10
Senior Member
iTrader: (5)
 
YenkoST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: GA
Posts: 838
Car: '90 C1500
Engine: SBC MPFI
Transmission: 4L80e
Axle/Gears: 4.30


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Very informative man. Condolences to the family!
YenkoST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 02:09 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dallas
Posts: 457


Re: Grumpy has passed on

The DIY PROM community has lost an Icon. I still to this day look at his posts on the diy-efi archives and am amazed at how much his kowledge helped us all advance. I'm sure that his chariot to heaven had the best tune the angels ever ran. God bless you Bruce!
HaulnA$$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 02:36 AM   #12
Supreme Member
 
Craig Moates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Posts: 1,577
Car: 87 T/A
Engine: 441 SBC 12.5:1 0.680" Lift
Transmission: T-56
Axle/Gears: 4.10 TruTrac Moser 9"


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Very bad news indeed, but thanks for letting folks know.

Bruce was more than a mentor to so many folks, both technically and morally.

I have a very heavy feeling in my heart knowing that he is gone.
Craig Moates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 02:37 AM   #13
TGO Supporter
 
Mangus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: In your ear. No, the other one.
Posts: 1,861
Car: '89 Trans Am WS6
Engine: 350 TPI
Transmission: T5WC
Axle/Gears: 3.08 posi


Re: Grumpy has passed on

The GM DIY tuning community is where it is today due in large part to Bruce's contributions. I appreciate and respect the hard work he's put in, and will miss his presence on these boards.

My prayers and positive thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.

Thanks for everything, Grumpy...
Mangus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 02:59 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
Cratemaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Inyokern, CA
Posts: 75
Car: 1984 Camaro Sport Coupe
Engine: 2.8 L v6 (Carbureted)
Transmission: Automatic

Re: Grumpy has passed on

I just joined tonight, but from what I can tell, it sounds like Grumpy was a very important influence to this community, and I would like to pay my respects.
Cratemaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 08:26 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
lakeffect2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Rochester,NY
Posts: 617
Car: 1993 Caprice wagon "Shammoo"
Engine: tpi'd 406, with P4 ebl EBL 730 ECM
Transmission: custom "4L65" swap.
Axle/Gears: 3.42:1 with posi


Re: Grumpy has passed on

I have this liquid welling up in my eyes as I read this thread, and I've never even met the man. He answered my questions without hesitation, kind of like a favorite uncle on the front porch.

So now who do we talk to when we've had a bad day?

(I never thought he was that grumpy)
lakeffect2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 08:49 AM   #16
TGO Supporter
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NJ/PA
Posts: 1,008
Car: Yes
Engine: Many
Transmission: Quite a few


Re: Grumpy has passed on

man, this is a shock.......May he Rest in Peace. My condolences to his family. He was and always will be one of the greats. I just hope everyone can learn from the small bits of info he has left behind. I know I did.

He had been quite quiet, I had hoped it meant he was working on something new and interesting, as always....
jwscab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 10:12 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
onfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: costa mesa/A.D. the largest Emirate
Posts: 339
Car: 88 Formula 350
Engine: 5----->.7 or so they say
Transmission: seven hundred with a remainder of 4
Axle/Gears: 9 bolt 3.27


Re: Grumpy has passed on

o Wow
I didnt think it was true... what a loss to his family and friends around the world. He has moved on to a better place ... leaving us his great body of work for us to remember him by.

He will be greatly missed.


Rabi C.
onfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 10:19 AM   #18
Member
 
MonteCarSlow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Eh?
Posts: 391
Car: 1988 Monte Carlo SS
Engine: 5.7L TPI
Transmission: T5
Axle/Gears: 3.73


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Fairwell Bruce. Thank you for all the wisdom you gave us.
MonteCarSlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 10:25 AM   #19
TGO Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fairfield, Ca
Posts: 777
Car: 1991 Firebird
Engine: 355 TBI
Transmission: WC-T5


Re: Grumpy has passed on

I read the thread title as : Grumpy has passed on . . .

Passed on what, I thought to myself ? Sifting through binary code to find some unknown flag, testing a new tuning product perhaps ? . . .

Not until I arrived did I understand . . .

I only knew Grumpy through his posts here and on the diy-efi site. His posts and responses helped to illuminate a thousand lightbulbs (the A-HA! sort) in the community. His input will be greatly missed, his teachings will never be forgotten.
adambros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 10:41 AM   #20
Moderator
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chasing Electrons
Posts: 16,643
Car: check
Engine: check
Transmission: check


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Bruce, you will be missed, but never forgotten. Your legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of everyone that knew you.

BobR.
RBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 10:45 AM   #21
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

I am just shocked! I had the opportunity to visit with Bruce several times and speak to him on the phone. What a brilliant guy he was. He was the inspiration for what I did with my Xfire. He showed it could be done. And the
DIY ECM community has lost one of the fathers of amateur tuning.
I am just so sad. Godspeed, Bruce.
Dominic Sorresso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 12:51 PM   #22
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
vernw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dallas, TX area
Posts: 3,205
Car: 91 Formula WS6 (Black, T-Tops)
Engine: 383 MiniRam (529 HP, 519 TQ - DD2K)
Transmission: Built '97 T56, Pro 5.0, CF-DF
Axle/Gears: 4.11 posi Ford 9"

Re: Grumpy has passed on

We have all lost a great friend in the DIY community. I can't believe this has happened, I didn't even know he was ill. So sudden, but then again, it always is.

My condolences to his family et al. Having lost 2 younger brothers in their 30's, I know all too well the sorrow and feelings and emotions.

Rest in Peace, My Friend. You will be gone, but never forgotten. You legacy lives on!
vernw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 01:17 PM   #23
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Randleman,nc
Posts: 231
Car: 87 BUICK GN
Engine: 3.8 TURBO
Transmission: 200R4

Re: Grumpy has passed on

Quote:
Originally Posted by RBob View Post
Bruce, you will be missed, but never forgotten. Your legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of everyone that knew you.

BobR.





I totally agree.

I meet Bruce and the ECM gang a couple of yr ago when me and Mark R from nc came up there for one of his tech session.

He was a great man and even though his health was fading he still was bright eyed and cheerful and didn't let one how bad he felt.


RIP Bruce
SC2camaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 05:48 PM   #24
TGO Supporter
iTrader: (1)
 
Ronny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 6,803


Re: Grumpy has passed on

loved his wit and humor ! i was fortunate to receive his help.
Ronny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 05:56 PM   #25
Senior Member
iTrader: (17)
 
nelapse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 2,716
Car: GTA
Engine: 383 HSR
Transmission: TH-700R4
Axle/Gears: 3.42

Re: Grumpy has passed on

You will never die as long as you are remembered. Death is never an end only a transition.

We had our moments of severe disagreement, but we could agree on one thing. Cars.

Peace brother.
nelapse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 06:11 PM   #26
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Schererville , IN
Posts: 6,998
Car: 91 GTA, 91 Formula, 89 TTA
Engine: all 225+ RWHP
Transmission: all OD
Axle/Gears: Always the good ones


Re: Grumpy has passed on

He was a good guy, even if he was a little on the rough side :-)

He meant a lot to me and even made it out to the house a few times for some tuning on the TTA.

I was out there basically every spring and fall and the TA Nats for the last 4 yrs or so.(now im really glad i pulled strings to get out of work and go that way last summer)

I could always count on him to lend a hand or point me in the right direction.

Hell, we talked on the phone for 4 hrs on one christmas eve day so I could learn how to follow the code in the hac.

He will be missed.

I just hope at the end he didnt suffer.

Goodbye Bruce

Jeremy
3.8TransAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 06:31 PM   #27
AC
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
AC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT
Posts: 1,680
Car: Used to drive a camaro


Re: Grumpy has passed on

I've been on this board on & off for 7 years and can recongnize the members who contribute the most. He was like all of you said a very informed and helpful person. I'm sorry I never got to meet him in person. RIP and best wishes to those closest to him.
AC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 06:36 PM   #28
Supreme Member
iTrader: (45)
 
Stevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Northern, VA
Posts: 3,970
Car: Pair of 92 Z28s

Re: Grumpy has passed on

Wow...cant believe that...he really did contribute so much to this board. RIP Grumpy - you will be missed.
Stevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 06:45 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
scuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Beautiful Tunnel Hill Georgia
Posts: 615
Car: 67 Firebird Convertible
Engine: LB9
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 3.55


Re: Grumpy has passed on

There's enough posts from him on this site to keep us remembering him for as long as we live.
RIP Grumpy.
I learned a lot from his wisdom he shared so freely.
Ron
scuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 06:52 PM   #30
Supreme Member
 
IROCZZ3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,053
Car: 87 Buick GN
Engine: 3.8L (231 cid) V6
Transmission: 200-4R
Axle/Gears: 10 bolt G80/ 3.42


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Very sad indeed. Even though 80% of the prom burning stuff was way over my head at least he was someone that could translate it to plain English for somebody like me to understand.

He helped so many people both in the 3rd gen and Turbo Buick world, truly a real "car guy"!! RIP Bruce.
IROCZZ3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 07:46 PM   #31
Supreme Member
iTrader: (1)
 
BronYrAur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,843
Car: 91 Camaro RS Convertible
Engine: 305 TBI
Transmission: 5-Speed
Axle/Gears: 3.42


Re: Grumpy has passed on

This is very upsetting to hear. Like a countless number of people learning to tune, I got started reading all of Bruce's writings and "final words" and his posts helped the stuff finally click in my head.

I met him once, briefly, at a track day where Jeremy introduced us. He was a great asset to this community and helped people learn for themselves with guidance rather than just giving them answers. He'll for sure be missed. RIP Grumpy
BronYrAur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 08:26 PM   #32
Supreme Member
iTrader: (10)
 
MikeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Fla
Posts: 1,780
Car: 90 IROC
Engine: 406
Transmission: GMPP 93/4L60
Axle/Gears: 9 bolt 3.27


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Typing this im in shock.... I didnt know him face to face but have spoken to him many times thru my key board. He helped me get started burning proms as well.


Its truly a sad day for TGO...my heart goes out to his family.
MikeH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 08:34 PM   #33
jms
TGO Supporter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gamaliel, KY USA
Posts: 589

Re: Grumpy has passed on

As many others have said, I too will miss his words of wisdom.

jms
jms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 08:55 PM   #34
Supreme Member
iTrader: (2)
 
3.1EyeCandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 2,943
Car: 1987 GTA
Engine: LS1
Transmission: 4L60e


Re: Grumpy has passed on

He was an asset that this board will never see the likes of again. Godspeed Grumpy.
3.1EyeCandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 09:00 PM   #35
Supreme Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 1,463
Car: A Camaro
Engine: Weak
Transmission: Weaker


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Wow, this is completely unreal, it literally seems like yesterday I was sorting through all of his "Final Answer" posts trying to absorb as much as possible. It's no understatement saying that the DIY tuning community has lost an icon and immense resource. RIP Grumpy, I can't thank you for all the help you've provided without ever directly speaking to me.
TonyC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 09:54 PM   #36
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,064


Re: Grumpy has passed on

I read some of his stuff from the EFI tuning guides, and I'm sure that many many thousands of people had an interest nurtured by these very guides. He was a smart fellow and will be missed by this community among many others.
Drac0nic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 10:11 PM   #37
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 1,036
Car: 1987 Trans Am GTA
Engine: 357ci Stealth Ram - Under Pressure
Transmission: Built 700r4/Pro Yank 3400 Extreme
Axle/Gears: 9-Bolt 3.27


Re: Grumpy has passed on

He has helped many people here and his knowledge will be missed.
RIP Grumpy.
mike1986fyrbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 10:33 PM   #38
Supreme Member
 
91L98Z28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: California
Posts: 1,156
Car: Z28
Engine: L98
Transmission: T56


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Grumpy/Bruce will certainly be missed. Learned more from him than I could ever hope to contribute back to the community he helped start.

Are there any collections/funds being taken to help his next of kin/family out in these times?
91L98Z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 10:43 PM   #39
Supreme Member
iTrader: (1)
 
JP86SS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Browns Town
Posts: 3,155
Car: 86 Monte SS (730,$8D,G3,AP,4K,S_V4)
Engine: 406 Hyd Roller 236/242
Transmission: 700R4 HomeBrew, 2.4K stall
Axle/Gears: 3:73 Posi, 7.5 Soon to break


Re: Grumpy has passed on

That is sad news. The wealth of experience and knowledge that he has shared will truely be missed.
My condolences to his family.
JP86SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 10:52 PM   #40
Supreme Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SW Chicago 'burbs
Posts: 1,428
Car: American Iron Firebird
Engine: The little 305 that could.
Transmission: Richmond T-10
Axle/Gears: Floater 9" - 3.64 gears


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Sorry to hear that he passed on. I haven't been involved with the tuning board for a couple years but I do remember him passing on info while I was around.

Hope you had a good ride, Grumpy.
nape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 10:53 PM   #41
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 169

Re: Grumpy has passed on

May He grant you one of the sickest F-Bodies created.

An asset that has surely helped everyone in one way or another. May your new beginning be the utmost joyous.

Rest in peace.
geehumshriber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 10:56 PM   #42
Moderator/TGO Supporter
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Bloomingdale, IL , United States
Posts: 2,481
Car: 1997 Z28
Engine: LS1
Transmission: T56
Axle/Gears: 3.42


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Although i only got to meet him once, he was extremely informative and willing to help.

He will be missed
9D1BURD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 11:43 PM   #43
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

Bruce was one of the original contributors of DIY Prom when it first started. Bruce was one of DIY Prom's most knowledgeable members and many of his posts are enshrined in the Eprom Tuning Guide sticky. DIY Prom and the entire EFI Tuning Community lost a good one.

I will miss him greatly.
Grim Reaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 12:53 AM   #44
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 128


Re: Grumpy has passed on

RIP GRUMPY

he will be sadly missed in the community , his sharp tongue and genuine sharing will be sadly missed by those he encouraged.

Hope you had a quick ride mate





Tomcat , aka Bossute , aka Delco
Tomcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 12:57 AM   #45
Supreme Member
iTrader: (1)
 
DENN_SHAH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: houston
Posts: 2,262
Car: 83 POS monte carlo
Engine: 92 5.7 tpi
Transmission: 700r4
Axle/Gears: 2.42


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Mods, i would like to see this made a sticky please.

wow, this is really sad news.

i never had the chance to meet him in person, which is my loss.
i have learned so much from his posts here & at dyi-efi, his knowledge of tuning was truly monumental.

Grumpy, through your posted words, you will continue help people for many years to come.
Thank You for all you have done.
you will be missed, but not forgotten, rest in peace Bruce.
DENN_SHAH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 01:12 AM   #46
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 7

Re: Grumpy has passed on

wow . This guy they call grumpy seemed like a GREAT man on these fourms . I read so much about him from what you all have posted and i never got the chance to talkto this man . And my eyes are starting to water and getting goosebumps. Actually just yesterday someone reffered me to him on helping with my tuning . Well good speed to him and his family . my prayers go out to his family . I just recently lost some good people by me . Since I am in the military and deployed I deal with this alot harder then you think
sniper94z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 03:10 AM   #47
Supreme Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Pablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Posts: 3,257
Car: Turbo Buick
Engine: 3.8 V6


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Oh My God

I cannot put into words how much this man brought to this entire community.

Never did anyone that got on my nerves as much as he did end up teaching me so much.

I first dealt with him in late 98 on the DIY efi mailing list. He frustrated me with his responses that lacked a quick and easy answer to my questions about my TBI firebird. He was the only person on earth it seemed that had modded one and was doing his own chips.

There were several times where I got downright heated with him on these forums or the mailing list.

I soon learned some valuable lessons from this man that have carried on through many of my lifes endeavors.

I can never again just accept a conclusion without supporting data and that goes for everything. It's almost as much of a curse as it is a blessing as one can never be happy accepting things because thats just the way it "is".

I'm glad that when I got a turbo buick I was able to talk to him about subjects outside of the hobby in the political forum at turbobuick.com, it's there where we found that we shared similar beliefs. When I discovered his past military service, and he of my current (at the time) military service, we made our peace.

I still search for his posts regularly. Today I was searching for some of his posts even, before I heard this news and thought to myself "I haven't seen him post for awhile, I hope he is ok"

Rest in Peace Bruce, you won't be forgotten.
Pablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 03:26 AM   #48
Moderator
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Near Seattle, WA
Posts: 5,633


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Wow, I am just shocked. I've read tons of his posts and learned a lot from just reading...

He will deffinately be missed by the Thirdgen community, but it is a loss to the entire DIY EFI community.
AmorgetRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 03:27 AM   #49
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: sweden
Posts: 2,432
Car: GTA -89
Engine: Blown 415"
Transmission: 4L80E
Axle/Gears: Strange 12-bolt


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Very sad to hear.......

He had alot of knowledge in DIY PROM....and helped alot of people.

Will miss him...................

/N.
gta324 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 06:31 AM   #50
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Sydney
Posts: 363


Re: Grumpy has passed on

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
...I cannot put into words how much this man brought to this entire community.

Never did anyone that got on my nerves as much as he did end up teaching me so much.
...
I can never again just accept a conclusion without supporting data and that goes for everything. It's almost as much of a curse as it is a blessing as one can never be happy accepting things because thats just the way it "is".
...
I remember some of those exchanges, Pablo! He was like a bulldog in debates on this forum - it was sometimes like watching a train smash happening in slow motion. I remember the feeling of loss when he was banned for a while, and the relief when he was back contributing again. I hope we'll see him in the great tuning meet in the hereafter .

I know what you mean about support data being drummed into us, and I keep hearing him nagging to "always take notes".

Those of us Down Under owe him a debt of gratitude in the original "Programming '808" series on GMECM that revealed how to tune these ECMs starting in 1998.

What a loss to the community, but what an ornament to the community and a blessing to us all.

Vale Bruce Plecan.
JohnL 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 12:43 PM.


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: