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Sauron327
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« on: October 31, 2008, 06:15:20 PM »

    This is to extend a large measure of gratitude to John Z. I have read his data and papers written on the subject of timing and vacuum advance. With his consultation, his VA Can recommendations and tuning parameters, I have greatly improve performance.
    I post this on open forum not for the regulars who are aware of John's knowledge, but for those who are new and to value his advice. Acquisition of his knowledge in past posts and in the future is an understated asset.
    Thanks again John. Today's ride with the update was exhilarating.
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2008, 07:54:25 PM »

I have asked many questions on this forum and John is always willing to give of his time and knowledge. Thanks John
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2008, 09:21:04 PM »

We are VERY lucky to have him interested in the cars even after 40 years... most of the knowledge that of "the guys who were there" usually ends up passing with them... fortunately John has taken an interest after the fact! 
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2008, 12:58:32 AM »

Same here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2008, 08:33:26 AM »

There are many very knowledgable people on this site, but only a handful that I trust to be correct 100% of the time.  John Z is one of them.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2008, 01:16:51 PM »

Not only that  - John is a Corvette guy too.
with quite an extensive resume.

Thanks John for all you do. Grin

John has been nominated to the National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame
John P. Hinckley for Outstanding Achievement and Commitment


Some of the testimonials include:

“America would be different if GM had adopted John’s proposals faster.”
Alex C. Mair former GM vice president and group exec

“I highly recommend John Hinckley as an addition to the Corvette Hall of Fame”
Dave McLellan, former Corvette chief engineer

“John is deserving of induction into the Corvette Hall of Fame”
Noland Adams, Hall of Fame member

“An attitude that attracts, encourages, and makes others glad to be part of Corvette”
David Burroughs, CEO Bloomington Gold

“He’s a great guy, asset to our hobby and perfect nomination!”
Lance Miller, Corvettes of Carlisle

“John Hinckley for President” Something I think all connected with the Corvette passion agree on.
Andy Bolig, Editor Corvette Enthusiast

“John Hinckley is an asset to the Corvette restoration world sharing his expertise with novices and Pros. He has earned the right to be in the Hall of Fame”
Vito Cimilluca, NCRS president

400 plus testimonials Overall

Pioneering GM/Corvette Manufacturing Improvements and Process Mass production of parts that fit together
An additional derivative Pontiac Patent (3 patents included in 2006)
Leveraging the Internet enhancing the Corvette Hobby and Passion
38,000 plus Corvette forum posts – ask a question, get the right answer
Articles based on awesome knowledge because John lived it and shares it
250 plus articles– Corvette Enthusiast, Corvette Fever, Corvette Restorer, etc.

Achievements
Featured speaker, recognition by NCRS, Bloomington Gold, SACC, Corvette Restorer, etc.
Industry breadth
Camaro related material
Ten thousand forum posts, Hinckley created procedure to satisfy a GM Camaro request
John’s Camaro is design input for the 2009 Camaro
Contribution and focus - Corvette Events/Activities
2004 Co-Chair National NCRS convention
Master of Ceremonies Noland Adams Retirement Roast
38 Events in 2008, 41 events in 2007, 42 in 2006

from a letter written by:
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2008, 06:32:41 AM »

Hey John what a history!!! Bill Stephenson told me that you worked at the plants for years and that  you are very knowing on the camaros, but i did not know the whole story I am very impressed and thanks for all the help with my car and the site. We  also own a 1970 corvette "bridgehampton blue" 4 speed, coupe, 350/350hp that is my wifes car.  I do drive it often Ha Ha
Kindest Regaurds Jason...
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2008, 11:35:23 AM »

John is a VERY knowledgable with fantastic experiences and work history to lean on, but what makes him stand out from others is his commitment to helping others..  without pay...  or compensation.  I think he sees it as 'giving back'..   Smiley .  If there is a 'car heaven', John will surely be there !   
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2008, 09:33:26 AM »

Thanks John for all of your contributions to all car nuts all over the planet.

Also congratulations on the Corvette Hall of fame nomination. I am sure you will join the group

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2008, 10:46:01 AM »

What's also great about John is that he'll answer questions on any forum that he has knowledge on: Nova, Vega, Firebird, etc.
A real asset to the hobby and all-around good guy!  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2008, 12:10:04 PM »

Even my Corvair!!

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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2008, 07:33:48 PM »

My job as Senior Tech for a VERY large restroation company is made easier by John. His information is always spot on.  John is FIRST CLASS as the way.
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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2008, 08:52:36 AM »

Please add my gratitude to the growing list,a big thank you to John.


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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2008, 01:59:23 PM »

Many times JohnZ has come to my aid in figuring out exactly what the heck I find in my stash..  I gotta frustrate him to no end, but, he has always come through big time.
Still say you and another lad from the Board, a  CN Norton or something close to that "moniker" should sit down and pen a book..  Just might sell a few copies and give us all hours 'n hours of delicious reading..  Thanks John!!!  Ted.
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« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2008, 02:44:42 PM »

A great guy who is very deserving of induction into National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame, and is always willing to answer questions and help fellow hobbyist...

Thanks John
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« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2008, 05:25:51 PM »

John is also a 'thread killer'...     once he has weighed in on a subject/topic, there is very little left to say!  His information is usually the 'bottom line'!    Smiley     I'm very proud to know him CPRL and from Vetteheads!  and now from TC and CRG!
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Gary W.  /  69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood all tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe (2), 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55 Nomad, '57 Nomad, '57 B/A Sedan
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