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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by saburai, May 4, 2019.

  1. saburai

    saburai Full Access Member

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    Hi Gang, I'd been trying to get in touch with Kelvin (towcat). I found out that he'd passed. I've been searching for the memorial thread. I'm in India and don't have great Internet. Could someone please direct me to the thread? I'm sad...
     
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    Thanks. The link just goes to his FB page. I looked around a bit, but couldn't find any thing about his passing. Perhaps it's because he and I weren't FB friends...
     
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    The link I posted IS Calvin's FaceBook page. yes. The very last post there, April 4, was by his daughter Sylvia. She brought us all up to date on his placement and memorial marker.
     
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    Thank you so much.
     
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    Calvin's passing has left many of us in bad ways.His laugh is greatly missed by me and many others. Its impossible to think bout any idi related topics and not refer to him. Take care over there and thank you for serving. Calvin sure would have thanked you too.
     
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    on a lighter note.
    Tim came up on Thursday to pick up Sulaco so it can make an appearance at the GTG.
    well I havnt really dove into the truck much or driven it much due to the fact that I just got it registered and insured.
    I filled up both tanks. and sent Tim on his way.
    I get a text about an hour later and Tim's on the bay bridge with a dead truck:mad:
    for those that don't know Tim dresses nice for work, and cant really get dirty, so after a AAA debacle... which is another nightmare,
    he got it home. but he had to work again today, and I was free.

    so I went down to do some recon with a e-fuel pump "kit" to install.

    ole Calvin has a aux fuel tank, that its been running off of.
    we didn't know till I got under there and flipped the valves, and VAWALA! shes back in action.
    a few turns on the PS hose, and she don't leak anymore...

    the moral of the story is,
    Calvin had his laughs at us!:drunk:

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  9. snicklas

    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    Brian,

    A simple yes or no will suffice......

    Did a member get Nostromo?
     
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    IDIoit MachinistFabricator Supporting Member

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    Well, Russ found a home for it, he will be flat towing it home.
    if the guy isn't a member, im sure he will soon be
     
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    For those that are curious, I found a good home for Nostromo.
    A very good friend and his folks needed a dually to pack a camper.
    I did not know this till I showed them the pictures Brian posted.
    2 hours later the deal was made.
    Since we were going to the gtg I built a towbar and brought it back.
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    Wife has some pics on Facebook and we are going to make a rebuild post as the truck has a high miles life with sun baked plastic all over.
    Some members are offering up parts for the resto. And we are accepting.
    More later
     
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    For those that really respected the man.
    We put up some fresh foliage up Sunday.
    Rest in peace, we love you. 61168706_2959177740766933_3710408116571996160_o.jpg
     
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    That's great Russ. Glad to see his idi legacy is living on.
     
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    Let me know if I can fill in any gaps, if the wiring is cooked Id be happy to donate one of my glow plug harness.
     
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    Sounds good, I'll see when we get a chance.
    And thank you.
     
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