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Folks Of Interest RIP Stu Hilborn

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,546

    Speed Gems

    The legendary Stu Hilborn has died at the age of 96 years. We just got work of his passing. Hit the link to remember one of the giants of the hot rodding realm. Truly a cool guy!


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  2. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,911

    need louvers ?

    Dammit! R.I.P. sir...
  3. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648


    Wow, another legend gone. A tremendous contributor to hot rodding.
  4. A truly remarkable man, the world is an emptier place.
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  5. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,672

    from Burton, MI

    Well if that didn't put the piss in my Cheerios today. Damn. The heavenly race team gains yet another member.....a Champion Member.
  6. A great pioneer
  7. R.I.P......smell the nitro.....
  8. Gone but never forgotten!!!!
  9. prpmmp
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,049


    R.I.P. Pete
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  10. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 3,827


    Rest In Peace Mr. Hilborn. I run the original unit from 1965 on my car and will think of you when ever I start that baby up

  11. scrubba
    Joined: Jul 20, 2010
    Posts: 938


    I second that statement ................

  12. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,652


    very sad indeed. nice long meaningful life though.
  13. Stu was the man period. A few years ago cable channel had a special called "American Icons The Hot Rod" it was hosted by Chip Foose. I'm sure many of you remember the show, anyways Stu was one of the legends they interviewed in one of the episodes I was astonished to see how sharp he was and his memory was intact knowing full well he was pushing triple digits age wise he was a history lesson in the flesh. Thanks for showing the world a better way to dump fuel into an engine Stu.
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  14. This just sucks. We are losing an awful lot of guys lately that will never be made again. We are also losing all their knowledge that was not written down or taught as well.

    RIP Stu you were one of the giants of our world.
  15. Hotrodbuilderny
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,646


    R.I.P Mr Hillborn. Here's my father and his partner's car in 63 with a Hillborn and I have one sitting waiting to go in my Willys.

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  16. Ran a old set of 1 7/8 on my first Gasser with a 265 engine.
    He will be missed.
  17. MrModelT
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,657


    Such a downer....

    Stu was a real, true, honest to goodness pioneer in the racing and performance industry.

    He will be missed.
  18. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,678


    another member of the greatest generation is gone..................... R.I.P.
  19. willo_96
    Joined: Nov 5, 2013
    Posts: 78


    The Father of Fuel Injection, there haven't been to many automotive inventions as good as his, he won't be forgotten any time soon
  20. Rip stu. I have spent alot of time looking over that e-model injector you made for me. The one in the avatar. Thanks.
  21. All American 6
    Joined: Sep 25, 2012
    Posts: 234

    All American 6
    from Sumter, SC

    All the Way Sir. You live on through us.
  22. What an incredible loss. A true legend and pioneer. R.I.P.
  23. Thanks for the horsepower Stu. Won a lot of races with your parts. RIP.
  24. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,546

    Speed Gems

    His 2 and 4 pot injectors powerd a lot of race cars back in the day.
  25. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,502


    Another awesome possum gone...
  26. nitrodusterron
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
    Posts: 42


    I can not think of one man who's invention has contributed more to mans quest for speed than Hilborns fuel injection. R.I.P. Sir I can't thank you enough!
  27. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    96 years on this ol' spinning rock is a long time,... And it really is amazing the things That Stu and his generation seen come to pass,.... The inventions and innovations... Stu actually will always be linked to a innovation that was genius in it's inception, And automotive history will keep a part of him alive in its records.

    Seeing out hero's go on before us truly is sad, and it gives us a little closer look at our own mortality. And with all men like Stu,... I beleive he would rather see us celebrate his life,... Than morn his death.

    So long Stu,.... Thanks for all you did to defend our Nation, And what you did for Hot Rodding...... Here's wishing you "Fair winds, and following seas...."

    A really nice write up can be found here

    Last edited: Dec 17, 2013
    Joined: Apr 21, 2001
    Posts: 1,606


    glad to have got meet and talk to him a few times. in a few years they we all be gone. talk to them while you can. R.I.P STU.
  29. Candy-Man
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,704


    I remember 7 years ago attending his shop, looking at the FH Injection in the main lobby and then Stu taking us on a tour.... A very humble, gentleman, he was !

    One of the greatest pioneers in the automotive field !


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