Terrible news, the passing of Jim McLeod (type954) - Page 5 - Dorkiphus.net
Navigation » Dorkiphus.net > Technical & Track Disussions > Porsche Technical Discussions » Terrible news, the passing of Jim McLeod (type954)

Porsche Technical Discussions Porsche related technical discussions and questions go here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 07-21-2015, 09:59 AM
scott's Avatar
scott scott is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Sykesville, MD
Posts: 693
scott
Default it's a very sad day.

Our hobby has lost a true gentleman, scholar, and friend. Jim never turned his back to offer his help, support and genuine concern.

There is a tremendous void in our ranks...


Scott
__________________
Scott

1982 SC
1991 Vanagon wrx
1962 Beetle
2001 MR2 Spyder
2005 Scion XB
2006 Audi a4
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 07-21-2015, 02:26 PM
arob's Avatar
arob arob is offline
Don't believe the hype
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NoVA
Posts: 2,205
arob
Default

Oh no...very bad news.
__________________
Rob T.
2006 Carrera S
1995 BMW 325is (Spec3)
2012 GMC Yukon XL Denali
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 08-17-2015, 04:56 PM
type954's Avatar
type954 type954 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vienna VA
Posts: 1,800
type954
Default

Thank you to everyone who has added kind words about Jim. I am still in shock and it's been over a month now since he passed. I would like to ask for your help. I know Jim had some 914 part out there being worked on. I actually went with him to check on it a short while before his passing. I didn't go in and don't know exactly where we were. He said the fella had this part for a long time and hadn't gotten to it. Apparently someone else had taken something there and had a LONG wait as well. I any of you know what this is and where I go to get it, I know Jim would want me to pick it up and bring it home to his garage. Thanks for any insight. I'm baffled. I'm not real sure who has access to this post but please ask around if anyone knows what I'm talking about. Thanks, Barbara McLeod
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 08-17-2015, 05:25 PM
Chopper Dropper's Avatar
Chopper Dropper Chopper Dropper is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Easton, Md
Posts: 2,991
Chopper Dropper
Default

Wish I could help, but I am sure someone on this board might have an idea, any clues as to where it might be close to, area of what town. Hope someone can help.
Dirk
__________________
Co DE Chair, PCA Potomac Region.
Retired Co-Chief Instructor PCA Potomac 2008-2012
1971 914/6 (Factory) 3.2 Track car
1988 911 Targa
1986 944
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 08-17-2015, 06:07 PM
Richard Curtis's Avatar
Richard Curtis Richard Curtis is offline
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Fairfax Station, Va.
Posts: 1,559
Richard Curtis
Default

Barbara: I will be happy to volunteer to help you, but will need whatever info you might have. Helpful would be knowing the Porsche shops he did business with (any old invoices, etc.?). I know most if not all of the independent shops in No. Va. And have time available to track down the missing part. Feel free to call me directly to discuss. 703 239 1678. Jim was a great fellow; I worked with him as a DE tech fort several years. I am very sorry for your loss.
__________________
Richard Curtis
Fairfax Station, Va. '93 911 C2
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 08-17-2015, 06:57 PM
Casey914's Avatar
Casey914 Casey914 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nova
Posts: 1,055
Casey914 has two HoF threadsCasey914 has two HoF threads
Default

It is likely his engine case at intersport. Mine is still there. For some reason i thought he got it back though.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 08-17-2015, 08:32 PM
Trak Ratt's Avatar
Trak Ratt Trak Ratt is offline
Senior Curmudgeon
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Alexandria/Mt. Vernon, Va
Posts: 26,908
Trak Ratt has one HoF thread
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard Curtis View Post
Barbara: I will be happy to volunteer to help you, but will need whatever info you might have. Helpful would be knowing the Porsche shops he did business with (any old invoices, etc.?). I know most if not all of the independent shops in No. Va. And have time available to track down the missing part. Feel free to call me directly to discuss. 703 239 1678. Jim was a great fellow; I worked with him as a DE tech fort several years. I am very sorry for your loss.
X2, and it sounds like Intersport should be contacted 1st. Rather than a bunch of calls how about Richard or I call them tomorrow? Richard, toss you for it or???
__________________
David

I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love, and a little drunk!

Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand... Homer Simpson

"That's what's keeping me out of F1.... Too much mental maturity...." N0tt0n

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

CHAOS, PANIC, AND DISORDER my work here is done...

Live without pretending, Love without depending, Listen without defending, Speak without offending
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 08-17-2015, 08:48 PM
Vicegrip's Avatar
Vicegrip Vicegrip is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: The other Woodstock.
Posts: 12,601
Vicegrip has six HoF threadsVicegrip has six HoF threadsVicegrip has six HoF threadsVicegrip has six HoF threadsVicegrip has six HoF threadsVicegrip has six HoF threads
Default

I work 20 seconds down the street. Let me know if I can help by stopping by or trucking parts around.
__________________
http://vimeo.com/29896988


The mountains are calling and I must go.

You Matter.
(Until you multiply yourself times the speed of light squared. Then you Energy)
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 08-17-2015, 09:54 PM
type954's Avatar
type954 type954 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vienna VA
Posts: 1,800
type954
Default

Thank you ... he has been wearing a shirt that said Intersport ever since my daughter in law told him he was in serious need of new clothes since he lost so much weight from the surgeries. That sounds like a place to check. The other name I found was Allied Machine???
Oh Jim, I should have paid more attention!
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 08-17-2015, 10:44 PM
VaSteve's Avatar
VaSteve VaSteve is offline
Essential Personnel
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Western Prince William County
Posts: 13,722
VaSteve has one HoF thread
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by type954 View Post
Thank you ... he has been wearing a shirt that said Intersport ever since my daughter in law told him he was in serious need of new clothes since he lost so much weight from the surgeries. That sounds like a place to check. The other name I found was Allied Machine???
Oh Jim, I should have paid more attention!
Allied Machine....was it in Falls Church? Sort of near Don Beyer? ( I think that's where it was when I used them).

I think your in good hands with Richard and David on the case. Again, my condolences.
__________________
1983 911 SC Targa - 1990 944 S2 - Past: 1986 944 n/a - "Doublemint"
"Every one drives to DE but few fly to flight school." - Vicegrip
"Sometimes arguing/reasoning w/Steve is like looking at a compass while having a 2lb magnet in your pocket." - }{arlequin
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump