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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:44 AM

Coming by to pay my respects.  Say a post on IG related to this.  

Rest in peace buddy.  Thanks for all the help over the years.





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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:49 PM

Really sux bigtime... was hoping there was still some fight left in that tuff ol dawg. Irreplaceable, no doubt

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:58 PM

Sorry to hear.  Great guy.  Eternal peace.

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 07:01 AM

While being knowledgable in these cars and we were lucky to have him willing to share that with us, I think he was proudest of passing on troubleshooting skills that kept many from just throwing parts at a problem and actually getting people to learn how to fix a problem.

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 10:34 AM

It's amazing how one man has had such an impact and helped so many across the country over the internet.  Rest in peace Shelby.
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Posted 15 July 2016 - 12:36 PM

Darn, gonna miss my old friend uncle shelby.  Thanks for everything and do rest in peace.

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 07:20 PM

I too, saw this on Insta and  had to come by to pay my respects. when it comes to friends it's always hard to see them pass on.  When they are suffering or hurting it becomes the struggle to  come to grips with the idea we may never see or hear from them again until our time here is up.
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Posted 15 July 2016 - 09:39 PM

Hello everyone this is Christina, Shelby's grand daughter! I wanted to thank you all from the bottom of my heart, he would be so happy to know that he had this much of a impact on your lives, and that he was loved by many. We are all going through a rough time right now, I know that you guys meant a whole lot to him and he was more than happy to help each and everyone of you! I am an tears as i write this, you guys will never know how much it ment to him to pass down his knowledge to you, being a mechanic was his life he was ranked one of the best mechanics in the entire world in his younger years, he liked to talk as im sure most of you already know that :) so passing on his knowledge to people he could help made him very happy! This was his life, it means so much to me to see all of these post from you guys it brings joy and sadness as he wanted to do so much more, he wanted to make it to way more meets but unfortunately the last three years his health got the best of him , he is such a strong man he held on for as long as he could till his very last breathe. He did go peacefully but we werent ready , how can you ever be ready to loose someone you love so dear to you. That man showed me everything I know, if it weren't for him I wouldn't be who I am today! I can't express how much these threads mean to me! I've met a few of you over the years as I was 16 the very first meet I got to go to, i'm 29 now. I seen a few of you taking about getting together and doing a parade with your cars, do you really think we could make that happen? Omg he would so love that it would mean so much to him and me , you all were always good to him he would always tell me stories!!! We arent having anything to big for him as you all know this part gets very expensive, we will be having a little get together at my house if anyone is interested please let me know, I tried to make my own profile but it kept telling me the cache code was incorrect so i'm using my fiance's account.. Again thank you all so much, you touched my heart and I know you touched his!!!  R.I.P grandpa I love you so much  your a great man you will never be forgotten!!!
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Posted 16 July 2016 - 06:29 AM

Christina,
PM me the username you want, password, and email address and i'll set up your account.

Any updates on the funeral arrangements?  I plan on coming just need to know when.

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 02:02 PM

Thank you Jimmy!
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Posted 16 July 2016 - 05:06 PM

This is a hard post for me to reply to. It's taken me 3 days to put some of my thoughts and memories about Shelby down here on SQC.

I've known and talked to Shelby on the phone since 2004. I cleats called him Old Man cuz he was a year and 7 days older than me. He called me Kid.

An example of what a great guy he was - In 2004 right after I joined SQC, I posted that I needed an A/C foot/face actuator. The next day he Pm'd me his phone number so I called him. He sent me free of charge a good actuator with the bellows that worked for about 6 years. We talked about Starquests and Mopar B, RB and Hemi engines cuz we both twisted wrenches on 'em back in the '70 & '80's for drag racing. After that we stayed in phone contact every 2 to 3 months over the years hence.

I went down to his place in 2012 and 2014. We BS'd the whole day and he gave me some hard to find parts for the Old Broad in 2012. We'd sit on the Ocala Cracker Barrel front porch rocker chairs drinking coke and solve the worlds and Starquests problems for hours after getting something to eat.

I talked to him on the phone in the beginning of June '16 and knew that his time on earth was coming to an end in the near future. I just did not think that it would be this soon.

Shelby and PQ were among the most gifted auto mechanics (and would give you the shirt off of their backs if you needed it) that I have ever had the privilege to know and learn from.

Most important of all, they were among my best friends.

I will miss Shelby very much.

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 05:54 PM

He always responded to my Virtual Mechanic problems.  I liked that a lot.

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 07:25 PM

I'm so very glad I was able to visit with him last August, never would have known he was sick, still out in the heat tinkering with something. RIP Shelby

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 01:02 AM

I think a meet should be arranged, in honor of Shelby Brown.  It'll take some time to arrange, but I think it would bring some people together to celebrate his life in a beautiful way.
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Posted 17 July 2016 - 01:42 AM

How many of you remember the original purpose of the Internet: a way for people around the world to share knowledge and help others.  This site and its members have long embraced that ideal but especially our Shelby.  In the old days, true craftsman took on apprentices to teach them everything they could, not just the "how to" but the "why" and to teach them to truly understand the craft, to appreciate the craft, and carry on the traditions.  All of us on this site, and folks on SQC's sister sites, benefited from such a craftsman freely and happily sharing his knowledge, experiences, humor, and love of the craft.

Christina,
My sincere condolences to you and the whole family.  Shelby occasonally spoke of his extended family with pride and love as well as the occasional grumbling "time for that kid to grow up" type of stories.  Because of those stories I know how close the family is and feel for you and the rest of the family as well.  I never met your grandfather face-to-face myself though we shared several enjoyable cross-country telephone calls over the years.

R.I.P. master craftsman Shelby

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 09:19 PM

View PostCoke, on 17 July 2016 - 01:02 AM, said:

I think a meet should be arranged, in honor of Shelby Brown.  It'll take some time to arrange, but I think it would bring some people together to celebrate his life in a beautiful way.

I agree, let me know when and where. One day we may get to drive with, grandpa got too sick to help us put my fianc&eacute;e starion together we don't know exactly what we are doing lol. That would be so awesome he would be proud to see you all come together in his memory!!! To me it would be a dream come true, I know he would enjoy it up there smiling down on all of you!
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Posted 17 July 2016 - 09:32 PM

View Postmikec, on 17 July 2016 - 01:42 AM, said:

How many of you remember the original purpose of the Internet: a way for people around the world to share knowledge and help others.  This site and its members have long embraced that ideal but especially our Shelby.  In the old days, true craftsman took on apprentices to teach them everything they could, not just the "how to" but the "why" and to teach them to truly understand the craft, to appreciate the craft, and carry on the traditions.  All of us on this site, and folks on SQC's sister sites, benefited from such a craftsman freely and happily sharing his knowledge, experiences, humor, and love of the craft.

Christina,
My sincere condolences to you and the whole family.  Shelby occasonally spoke of his extended family with pride and love as well as the occasional grumbling "time for that kid to grow up" type of stories.  Because of those stories I know how close the family is and feel for you and the rest of the family as well.  I never met your grandfather face-to-face myself though we shared several enjoyable cross-country telephone calls over the years.

R.I.P. master craftsman Shelby

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Thank you, he was a great man! Very wise and intelligent , this site became his life after he no longer could work in a mechanic shop , he always made sure to have me bring him his lab top every time he was hospitalized just to make sure he could be on here. He was very dedicated and always wanted you to learn the right way. You could ask him anything he pretty much knew it all when it came to mechanics he was a master mind with great talent he could fix anything u brought him it always amazed me! I wish I would of taken more time to learn when I was younger and really listened I was always the girl he had run around grabbing tools and filling his cup of ice and Diet Coke , turning the car off and back on helping tighten bolts and listen to his mouth lol, but what I wouldn't give to have one more of those days! He told me he talked to a lot of you on the phone ,he loved the last trip he took he told me before he went that if it was the last thing he would do before he died he would be content. He loved you all very much
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Posted 18 July 2016 - 05:27 AM

Yes, Mike C. Said it very well. I met Shelby at a mini meet years ago. Went to his house too. I learned something every minute I was with him. We drove around to the yards near his house. We found a running Starquest but the yard wouldn't sell it or parts at the time. It seems I remember every minute I was with him.
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Posted 18 July 2016 - 05:39 AM

shelbysgirl......its very cool to see that shelbys love for these cars extended out to some of his family. and its also great to see you signed up on the forums to express to us how much he enjoyed the time he spent here helping us. i know he has given me tons of adivce and guidance not only on this site but over on startquest.i-x.net and he was a great man.

we hope to see you around on the boards so you and your soon to be spouse can get your starquest on the road. and most of the knowledge that we could offer you is probably knowledge that shelby gave to us so its the next best thing to getting the advice from him.

if there is a meet organized to honor shelby i will do everything in my power to make it.
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Posted 18 July 2016 - 07:28 AM

Not truly knowing Shelby, this is still very sad news to hear. Feels like yesterday I was replying to his thread about how he wasn't far off passing and wanted to say goodbye and thanks. He truly did so much for the community and it truly shows in the posts here and in the other thread. May he rest in peace and forever be remembered in the many starions that remain on the road thanks to his help.
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