So young... 54 years old.
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Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:03 AM
That is a real bummer. I have only had a short e-mail correspondence with him, but very eager to help and very straightforward.
Posted 03 August 2015 - 06:14 PM
R.I.P. Sad to hear. It's not long ago I purchased parts from him. I will definitely miss him.
Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:28 AM
I had purchased many of my Mikuni parts from Todd and gotten much sage advice over the years - he will be missed...
"A lot of people go through life doing things badly. Racing's important to men who do it well. When you're racing, it... it's life. Anything that happens before or after... is just waiting." 1971 film "Le Mans" driver Michael Delaney, played by Steve McQueen
Posted 04 August 2015 - 04:18 AM
I visited that nice guy's home when he was located in Long Island. I bought an ARE dry sump pan from Electramotive 280zx turbo.
Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:33 AM
Man sad news. I purchased my CV axles from him not long ago. Awesome product, spoke with him also, he was very knowledgeable and straight forward. Hopefully someone can continue his legacy.
Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:45 AM
Crazy I just spoke with him 2 weeks ago about getting some CV axles. RIP
Posted 12 August 2015 - 04:35 PM
I was just about to order some jets. Damn, now I don't know if I have the heart to. I remember a couple of years ago calling him up and navigating through the minefield of questions he threw at me (determining what jets he should sell me based on the engine I was getting ready to build). Went over my displacement, compression ratio, what Mikuni size I had, etc. When he asked what cam I was using, I blurted out that I was thinking about using "an Isky Stage III 490 grind.", since I hadn't really decided yet and it was the only one I could conjure up.
"I don't know what the hell that means!!!", was the annoyed reply from the other end of the line. Racking my brain for the approximate duration & lift numbers got me back into the green zone. Todd had plenty of knowledge to dispense regarding the subject of Mikuni carbs, but you had to pass some of the checkpoints yourself. It was refreshing to have someone yank the info out of you to sell you the right thing, rather than what you thought you needed or wanted at the time.
Posted 09 September 2015 - 09:26 AM
Sorry for finding out so late but it was a complete shocker to hear about this. I still have a hard time believing this honestly. RIP my good ol friend... you will be missed.
Anyone knows if anyone is going to take over his business and continue selling mikuni products and other services he provided?
Posted 09 September 2015 - 11:09 AM
Nevermind, I contacted Suzie via email and confirmed that David Patten from Futofab will be acquiring the business. Just FYI for those who don't know.
Posted 14 September 2015 - 11:55 AM
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