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Old 08-22-2007, 07:03 PM   #41
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Navarro...one name that will never be forgotten. RIP...
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:21 PM   #42
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R.I.P.. Brother Navarro-The picture in post is a holy grail!!-Sololobo/Roadburners of Omaha
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:22 PM   #43
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Just heard about Barney's passing;a great loss to the hot rod world.Barney,you will be missed,RIP.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:49 PM   #44
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Truly a legend in his own time & one of the all-time greats. Hot rodders have lost one of their own.

Thoughts with his family...
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:53 PM   #45
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Damn! He was a huge inspiration to me after reading his artical in the last Rodders Journal! He still is!!! RIP Barney!
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:32 PM   #46
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Navarro you will be missed, but never forgotten.....
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:51 PM   #47
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Though they pass into the wind, we will always hear their engines roar in the distance. We have a duty and a privilege to uphold the heritage we have been given. Never take your responsibility lightly or else the heritage we love will pass into the wind never to be heard from again.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:09 AM   #48
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I regret never meeting him while he lived so close. H&H bought the rights to all of his parts and supposedly Mike is working on some sort of book about his life from interviews.

I run NAVARRO heads on my roadster.

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Old 08-23-2007, 02:37 AM   #49
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I never met the guy but i sure read alot of good things about him over the years. God Speed Barney!
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:51 AM   #50
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One hell of a nice guy and a true hot rodding legend. He'll certainly be missed. RIP Barney.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:28 AM   #51
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R.I.P. Brother Navarro-The picture in the post of the roadster is as classic as anything could be. I wish I could have had the pleasure of shaking the legends hand!! A great hot rod spirit in the sky!!-Sololobo/Roadburners of Omaha
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:44 AM   #52
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* Barney Navarro * this Rodder will be missed
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:13 AM   #53
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Here's the kind of guy Barney was....I ordered my heads and triple intake from him ~talked on the phone for quite a while ~ sent the payment, and apparently my check was for a little more than the actual cost of the parts and shipping ~ a while later, I got a check in the mail for $8. and change....
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:27 AM   #54
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I'm gonna grow me a pencil thin in his honor.

Barney was from a different era, talk to the few that are left, they'll learn you.

He's gone but his legacy lives on.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:01 AM   #55
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Damn...I never got to meet him. Just killed my chance of having a good day.
At least he gets to race again with his friends from yesteryear once again.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:41 PM   #56
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Another legend now gone...but, what a legacy to leave behind, he'll never really be gone. RIP Barney
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:59 PM   #57
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God broke the mold when he made Barney Navarro........they don't make them like him anymore. Godspeed Barney!


'Barney Navarro'

Barney Navarro has extensive experience in several types of engine development, both automotive and marine. Barney raced boats with racing partner Ken St. Oegger, including driving and performing maintenance on a supercharged Chrysler hemi-powered boat for Henry Kaiser in the late 1950’s. Later, Mr. Navarro raced a normally aspirated engine with aluminum heads using a 50% nitro fuel.

Mr. Navarro’s related automotive activities include performing as a turbocharging consultant for Alfa Romeo and as a consultant for Garrett Air Research. He was responsible for setting up many test stands for turbocharging research for this company from 1957 to 1972.

Navarro attempted to get one of his cars qualified for the Indy 500 for three years in the late 1960’s when handling and driver problems kept the car off the starting grid. The powerplant was a twin turbocharged 199 cubic inch Rambler engine with mechanical fuel injection designed by Navarro which put out over 700 horsepower.

His exploits in early dry lakes racing have been the subject of many published articles. He developed the swing axel assembly as well as the supercharger layout for the Beatty belly tank which set numerous records at Bonneville using Navarro heads and manifolds.

Navarro Engineering’s experience isn't limited to the track - Mr. Navarro has been involved in many specialty products over the years, including the development of a heart-lung machine used for thirteen years at the Kaiser Hospital in Hollywood.

His line of concrete cutting equipment, including wall saws, hand saws and core drilling equipment, is among some of the finest on the market. They use hi-cycle electric motors designed and built by Navarro Engineering, including all of the tooling for the casting of parts and the various components of the motors and electronics.

The foundry used by Navarro Engineering is a 4th generation company and located in Huntington Park. They have been producing Mr. Navarro’s castings since right after World War II. They are machined in the USA with the most modern equipment available.

Navarro Engineering products have evolved from knowing what causes a system to work on a scientific basis and constantly verifying any assumptions. The products are second to none from the quality and finish of the castings to the theories that have gone into the basic designs. Whether it be cylinder heads or induction systems, you will be pleased to own a piece of American made history.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:24 PM   #58
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It's somewhat depressing when we get news of yet another pioneer's passing. It is no different with Barney. The difference will be in the continuing presence that we feel whenever an engine bearing some of the equipment he developed comes to life. I'd like to think he will be there in spirit whenever that happens and give the effort his blessing.
The really wonderful thing is that before he left us he personally picked who would carry the responsibility of producing the many products that he developed. Now, some of those things he developed that haven't been available for years are now getting back in the hands that will preserve his legacy.
God Speed Barney, your presence among us will be felt for years.

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Old 08-27-2007, 03:00 PM   #59
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My God, Where the hell have I been, under a rock?
Barney was a consumate gentleman. He was very
respectful of Mendel "Cookie" Ledington.
When I brought our intake to him, He said that" Cooks-Cyclone
was the only other one that did it right.", That right there said it all for me. I spent many an hour with Barney as Elmo Rodge can attest to, got to machine heads with one of my all time Hot Rod Heros & have him on HI8 tape for posterity. I will miss him dearly just as I will my dad! What a shitty week for me, but a good week for them both, I know Barney couldn't stay long in a rest home and my dad couldn't stay long in bed-Both of those guys were like dynamite!
Godspeed my good friend Barney!!!!! I'll see you again!!!!
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