I'm sorry to report that Bob Waechter, a long time member here on the V8Buick forum known as "66gsconv" passed away today after a courageous 2+ year battle with brain cancer. Those who knew Bob or read his posts remember that he was a devoted fan of the nailhead, and a prototypical hotrodder. He corresponded often with me, Tom Telasco and GSGTX (Joe) and others both on the board and off, spec'ing particularly effective cams profiles and just dreaming up ways to go faster. He was an effective self taught head and manifold porter, and managed to pull the best flow numbers out of nailhead heads than any porter before him. He had one of the meanest 66 Gran Sports out there, and was not afraid to tear it apart and find ways to modify it, including the installation of a very trick 200R4. He was not only passionate about hot rodding and Buicks, he was also a dedicated family man and skilled union electrician. He leaves a wife and two daughters who he adored, so much so that he went to great lengths to support them in lean periods of work. I recall that after a bruising layoff one year, he gladly commuted two states away on a weekly basis for almost a year to make sure they were provided for. He was fortunate to find work for the State of Missouri soon after, and was terrifically proud of his work on the St Louis Arch. I'm trying to find it, but he sent me a particularly beautiful shot of him replacing aircraft warning lights on top of the crest of the arch, with the entire city beneath his feet. I'll try to dig that one up for you all. I'm sure there's many of us who could share stories of Bob's genius and generosity, positive attitude and skill, and invite you to do so here . I'm sorry that I cant tell you any of the official information on his calling hours or official memorials, perhaps Joe will have more information for us soon. In the meantime, please keep Bob and his family in your prayers.