Mike L has passed away.......

ripmf666

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Rip Mike seems like yesterday I sent a sheep to your shop as a joke lol. You will be missed by so many and yes he could talk and that’s saying slot for me cause I can talk a lot myself lol.
Fuck Cancer yesterday was 5 years ago that it took my mother.
 

SmokeShow

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Just saw someone posted about it on IG so I hopped on to see what had happened. Hate hearing this today. Mike was a super special dude. He’ll surely be missed by a lot of ppl. RIP 🥺
 
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Potthoffdmax

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Had some great transmissions built by him. What a wonderful person he was always willing talk and explain stuff to some dumb kid. You will be missed buddy.
 
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Wow :cry:. I met him back at Merchant's in 07 for Spring Fling. He had a unique personality for sure, but there is no question as to how much he helped out the diesel (especially Duramax) and hot rodding communities. I believe he had a wife (unless she passed and I was unaware), if she is still alive and someone knows her, is there anything we as a community can do for her or the family (since he contributed so much to us)? Maybe an admin can set up a donation fund if there is.

Cancer sucks!!!!
I talked with his wife when she let me know the bad news. I offered her any assistance she could need but she seemed to have everything covered other than some easily doable odds and ends I can handle for her. Mike was very good with money and had him self in a very good spot. This definitely came out of nowhere and is very, very sad and unfortunate.
 

LBZ

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Rip Mike seems like yesterday I sent a sheep to your shop as a joke lol. You will be missed by so many and yes he could talk and that’s saying slot for me cause I can talk a lot myself lol.
Fuck Cancer yesterday was 5 years ago that it took my mother.
Yup and it seems like just yesterday when Simon and I stuck it on the mezzanine of his shop!
He will be missed.
 

DieselDemon18

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I talked with his wife when she let me know the bad news. I offered her any assistance she could need but she seemed to have everything covered other than some easily doable odds and ends I can handle for her. Mike was very good with money and had him self in a very good spot. This definitely came out of nowhere and is very, very sad and unfortunate.
Im glad everything can be handled in this tough time, i hope she can hang in there. If there is any type of public memorial, can we stay informed please? I know alot of us guys from Southern California and SoCal Diesel Trucks club would like to attend
 
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RedHotGMC

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Very sad day, i havent been on this forum in years but im glad to say Ive been able to meet Mike and spend a day with him. The knowledge he has posted on this forum alone has helped a lot of people and will continue to do so. Rip Mike
 

FollowUp

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So sad. Such a loss. I’ve enjoyed talking on the phone with him several times over the past 14 years. He was a hell of a guy and truly unique.
 
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1TRIKHD

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So sad to hear this. Never met the man, but had the opportunity to speak with him on the phone a couple of times. He will be missed! I will put all of your that were close to him in my family prayers.

Rest easy Mike!

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FROGMAN524

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Very sad to hear. Mike was a great guy. I got two built transmissions built and installed by Mike and he always took the time to talk shit and just hang out like old friends. May he Rest In Peace.


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McRat

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Mike Lovrich is one of the pioneers who helped expand diesel hotrodding for the digitally controlled common rail engines. He was truly a pioneer in building the Allisons to hold big power.

Somebody should notify the diesel magazines. He is more than worthy of a mention, many of trucks in those publications had Mike L transmissions in them. When Wendy was on the cover of one of them as a 12-second daily driver with a Mike L LBZ trans. The NHRA Museum shoot had several of his trucks there, etc etc.