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Old 11-01-2019, 11:02 AM   #41
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A true gentleman with a lot of knowledge, gone forever. God bless him.
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Old 11-01-2019, 05:07 PM   #42
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any photos of his cars?
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:03 PM   #43
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any photos of his cars?
He has a couple of cars in a garage but nothing running. One is the '48 Ford that his parents brought him home from the hospital in China weeks before the Communist overran the area. Parts, on the other hand, are much more than plentiful as are books, etc.
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:05 PM   #44
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The truly sad part is besides being a wealth of flathead knowledge, Bruce Lancaster was truly a good man.
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:47 PM   #45
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The truly sad part is besides being a wealth of flathead knowledge, Bruce Lancaster was truly a good man.

That HE WAS, for sure! DD
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:31 PM   #46
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He has a couple of cars in a garage but nothing running. One is the '48 Ford that his parents brought him home from the hospital in China weeks before the Communist overran the area. Parts, on the other hand, are much more than plentiful as are books, etc.
This is how Bruce explained his collection to me before I was there....

"Imagine your collection of stuff, but right after an earthquake and barbarian occupation!" - B.L.
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:30 PM   #47
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His houses were as full as his head and his heart.
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:48 PM   #48
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What a great dude. He and I were pondering combustion chamber designs . . . and he said "I'll send you a book" . . . and sure as heck, it arrived at my door. He was a guy that knew so much, but SHARED so much. He was like the greatest college professor you ever had -- had a lot of knowledge, but was still willing to debate, learn and change his perspective. I'll miss yah Bruce . . . and we'll drive HotRods in Heaven some day!
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:01 AM   #49
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That is very sad to hear. Bruce was a great resource. RIP
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Old 11-02-2019, 01:47 AM   #50
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I am as devastated as all of you.Spoke with him extensively in the last year as he bought some French Flathead engine parts from me.He had spent time in France and knew quite a bit about these engines as well as the very low production examples.Now I wish I had written the details out as he asked me to let him know if I ran across the rare ones.I so enjoyed talking with him.He did mention to me that he had a ' 32 coupe.
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:13 AM   #51
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Godspeed Bruce!
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:05 AM   #52
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It's funny how we get to know someone on the Barn without meeting them in person. All the great things said here about Bruce are true and correct. My prayers for Bruce, his family, and friends, Craig.
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:17 AM   #53
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R.I.P. Bruce, and God speed. We will surely be missed on here. He was an encyclopedia of flathead knowledge.
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Old 11-02-2019, 02:43 PM   #54
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Old 11-02-2019, 04:15 PM   #55
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You know, that picture looks exactly like how I thought he would look, One of the very best. R.I.P. Bruce.
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:38 PM   #56
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There is also a photo of him at his retirement party from Drew U on line.
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:42 PM   #57
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RIP Bruce,

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family & friends during this time.

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Old 11-03-2019, 11:21 AM   #58
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RIP Bud ,

Always enjoyed your info and CLASS!!!

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Old 11-03-2019, 11:50 AM   #59
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Thanks Pete for sharing a photo of Bruce. Years ago when I joined the Barn and was a flathead newbie Bruce steered me in the right direction with some good advice. I never met him personally but often thought what a great resource of freely given wisdom he was. My condolences to his family and to the hobby which benefitted from his presence.
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:47 PM   #60
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Well spoken HRP.
Bruce Lancaster is a legend and should be on the Fordbarn and HAMB wall of fame.
A very special "giving" person.
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