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Folks Of Interest Lost another HAMB member Rich Fox

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jimmy six, Oct 2, 2021.

  1. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Thanks, Yes I can imagine something capable of 400+mph would have a very healthy set of lungs...

    Welcome to the world of Tinnitus and worse...protect what you haven't lost yet...
     
  2. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    Ha. Too late. I have had Tinnitus for over 30-years.
     
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  3. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
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    The photo is dated 1989 and it is of Gary, he lost his left arm in a motorcycle accident and you can see his empty left sleeve. He passed away in 1994 having been active in helping at land speed events for a number of years.
    Wally Parks (onetime HRM editor) had initiated a ban in Petersen magazines on publishing drag cars and events that were not running at NHRA sanctioned strips but I learned of and followed Gary’s career as much as I could in other magazines. His Modified Roadster running a fuel 300” hemi was bad ass. Often out classed yet Gary always made sure the other racers knew he was there with his strong performance. RIP Gary.
     
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  4. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    from Quincy, IL

    @gimpyshotrods

    Can/will you identify the fellow pictured in your post #81?

    Ray
     
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  5. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    Damn. Father Time just keeps chipping away at the HAMB brain trust. Rich was an important part of it and will be missed.
     
  6. One of those members, whose posts .. that I enjoyed "soaking in". Mechanical magical, and vice versa. Behind the curtain was his front and center stage. An amazing engine builder.

    :(

    Prayers and positive thoughts to his family and friends.
     
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  7. buffaloracer
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 806

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    from kansas

    Always enjoyed his posts and admired his work. Pray he is Heaven and the salt is hard and smooth.
    Pete
     
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  8. gimpyshotrods
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    I will look when I get home.

    Hard to tell on the tiny screen.
     
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  9. PackardV8
    Joined: Jun 7, 2007
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    Rich was the guy we all wanted to be; he could and did do it all. I was fortunate enough to work with him on his Packard V8 project and the subsequent Lincoln Y-block project. We spoke a couple of weeks ago when he called to say goodbye; a class act right up to the end. Love you man.

    jack vines
     
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  10. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    from Quincy, IL

    I was just wondering if the photo is of Rich Fox or perhaps you…….you know, always nice to put a face with a name….;)

    Ray
     
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  11. gimpyshotrods
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    I just realized that the mobile site doesn't show the post number!

    If you mean the dude in the hat and sunglasses in front of the Flashpoint streamliner, that would be me, in a rare selfie.
     
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  12. MeanGene427
    Joined: Dec 15, 2010
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    from Napa

    I had an old buddy who was also a retired United machinist. He got into cabinetmaking as a hobby- we had another buddy who was a "wood butcher", a building superintendent, who would go ballistic when our machinist bud started measuring wood with his micrometers
     
  13. young51
    Joined: May 11, 2009
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    I always liked Rich's posts here and was proud of our Bay Area connection, even more so that we went to the same High School decades apart. 25+ years ago I had a 51' Henry J with a 6 cylinder in it and it had a weepie head gasket. decided to replace it and couldn't find one of course. A friend of a friend contacted Rich and he goes "tell them you need it for a 60's-70's Jeep 6 cylinder. Sure as shit it fit perfectly. Not a lot of guys around with that kind of knowledge..he will be missed.
     
  14. Hnstray
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    Yes, that is the one! Thanks……

    Ray
     
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  15. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
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    from DFW USA

    That is really sad news. His posts were always a great read. My condolences to all of Rich's family and friends. RIP.
     
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  16. Stogy
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    Gimpy I use mobile a lot and I thought similar and I discovered if I put my rotate feature on and rotate that and some other information shows up...
     
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  17. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Always enjoyed reading his posts on the old 4Bangers. Don't know why he painted the blocks yellow, but you know it was one of his builds as soon as you saw the photo. Rest in Peace, condolences going out to family and friends. Bob
     
  18. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 754

    burl
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    from Minnesota

    Rip Rich you were a wealth of information and very helpful when I had questions about bangers so sad to hear this
     
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  19. A sad day. A brilliant and clever human.
     
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  20. So sad. I never met him in person, but always read any post of his because it would be filled with valuable information. He did amazing things.
     
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  21. Like was posted.....no longer in pain.....thanks so much for enlightening this bunch !
     
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  22. y'sguy
    Joined: Feb 25, 2008
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    from Tulsa, OK

    Sad news indeed. I always read his posts for his expertise. Would have loved to meet him, but never got the chance. I have always been impressed with his y-block head adaptation on the Plymouth 4 cylinder with half of the y-block Hilborn FI. I really want to see that engine at the Speedway museum sometime soon.
     
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  23. Rich's Studebaker Lark:

    Rich Fox' Studebaker Lark.jpg
    image from the @RichFox archives
     
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