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    Guy Croft

    Some sad news today, Guy Croft passed away last night after losing his battle with cancer. He was known to a lot of (older) Stratos Club members in the early days when the standard engine fitments in Transformers/Alloras/Littons/Hawks/CAE were Lancia Beta twin cams. Anyone wanting an engine tuned invariably turned to Guy Croft for his expertise and lots of us have copies of his book on building twin cam engines.

    I last saw him at Phil Dolby's garage day last year and it was a pleasure to talk to him again.

    Guy

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    Re: Guy Croft

    Very sad news.
    Spent many hours talking about porting gas flows and valve to piston shadows.
    Will miss him, one of the old school.
    Ian

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    Re: Guy Croft

    Yes,very sad news.
    Bought many parts from him over the years and chatted to him many times on the phone.
    He even worked at DK Eng for a 'very' brief period 20 odd years ago.
    First time I actually met him was at Phils last year.
    Will be sadly missed in the car community.

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    Re: Guy Croft

    I met him at Phil’s last year, he asked me if my twincam was a real one (ie one his engines) yes it is I replied. He then enquired if I would take Gloria for a drive in my car which I did.

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    Never met him, but chatted to him on the 'phone about the Beta Volumex engine.
    He was very helpful, a lovely man.
    A great loss.
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    Re: Guy Croft

    That is really sad news , what a loss to everyone, a top bloke. I also had the pleasure of meeting him at Phil's, Guys enthusiasm and love for the Lampredi was super obvious to say the least

    It was a real treat to follow one of his recent builds in September on our Beta day, what an engine!!!
    I will treat my Lampredi with due respect on my 'commute' tomorrow.

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    Re: Guy Croft

    Guy built my 8V engine. He helped me with so much of the set up. Visits to Guy's workshop were always a pleasure. It was good to have known him.

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    Re: Guy Croft

    I also had quite a lot of dealings with Guy, but only through faxes and email. He helped me a lot with engine tuning over the years with advice and supply of parts, for a number of twin cam cars. I've got his books and DVD's. He was very talented, a real loss to the community.
    Last edited by Fingers; 13-11-2020 at 07:47.
    Paul.

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    Re: Guy Croft

    Sad news indeed. May he R.I.P.

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    Re: Guy Croft

    I've added a message on the "muchloved" page set up to remember Guy, on behalf of all the club members. For those who don't know, the address is

    Tribute to Guy Croft, 1954 - 2020 (muchloved.com)

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