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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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Johnpro's Birthday

As I've gotten older, I find that I seem to have gotten somewhat sentimental if not outright "mental". At any rate, I am reminded that February 13th was his birthday and though he has been gone for 6+ years, I still remember him, his role and impact on this community, and the fact that he was a good friend to us all. RIP buddy.

For those newbies who never had the pleasure of meeting or communicating with John while he was alive, look through the archives here and over at Stangfix for the sense of his tremendous generosity and knowledge. Like many others who have left this community too soon, John was a great guy.
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I was just thinking about him the other day. Yeah, he was a great guy always willing to help anyone at anytime.

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Well said Jeff. Rip Johnpro
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I'm glad I got to shoot pool with him all those years ago He didn't win though.

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Nick, we didn't have a chance against the "Shark from Baltimore" !! lol

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He was a wealth of knowledge and willing to share it. He helped me out.

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As I've gotten older, I find that I seem to have gotten somewhat sentimental if not outright "mental". At any rate, I am reminded that February 13th was his birthday and though he has been gone for 6+ years, I still remember him, his role and impact on this community, and the fact that he was a good friend to us all. RIP buddy.

For those newbies who never had the pleasure of meeting or communicating with John while he was alive, look through the archives here and over at Stangfix for the sense of his tremendous generosity and knowledge. Like many others who have left this community too soon, John was a great guy.
RIP John. Every once in a while when doing searches I will come across some older posts of his & remembering how willing he was to always help out with his knowledge.

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I wish that I had gotten to meet Johnpro, but he was before my time by just a year or so. Real shame. He has always sounded to me like the kind of guy who can make a group of internet assholes feel like an actual community


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Kelly:

You are right about John being the social adhesive that helps to hold a rag tag group such as this one together. Perhaps it was John's winning the "Dufus Award" after sharing self deprecating stories about his project outcomes which include:

The lug nuts not being tight and the wheel coming loose in traffic and rolling past a number of moving cars without hitting anything just after his wife commented on how smoothly the car was riding; or

Going back under the car to work on the suspension only to find the missing wrench he used on a project still attached to the bolt after a year of driving around; or

A rubber sanding block "disappearing" while preparing his car for paint only to turn up on a long trip stuck between a header pipe and another fixed object in the engine compartment, as he was looking for the source of smoke from burning rubber coming out from under the car.

Yes, I think you would split a gut laughing at John's stories.

Here is Justin's link to the Mustang centric slide show that was shared at his memorial:

Johnpro |authorSTREAM

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Extremely helpful guy he was - RIP John.

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I was very flattered when John began PM-ing me about my 408w AFR heads build, TKO, hydraulic clutch, and 9" gear swap with a video I found. He was amazingly knowledgeable but wanted to learn even more, which is the mark of a smart man. I was happy to share what I had learned with such a legend on the VMF... we built practically the same car on opposite coasts.
As much as the Internet community misses him, I'm sure it isnt 1/100th of what he meant to his family. I recently lost an uncle that played an oversized role in his immediate family's lives, helping the kids on the most trivial things even when they themselves were in their fifties. None of the six children could hold a candle to him in terms of knowledge or selflessness. The family was devastated beyond the usual loss of a loved one for that reason. I get the sense John was like that- extremely capable, willing to help others to a rare degree, and fun to be around. I hope his family has adjusted as best as can be expected.

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