• Rose Hills Company
    Whittier, CA
In partnership with Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
Gilbert Wallace Younger 1930 - 2013

Gilbert Wallace Younger

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April 25, 2018
I first spoke to Gil (GW) on the phone in 1974 while working out a drain back problem on a Cadillac. After a while working with Gil on the phone and sharing technical and other experiences with him he invited me to his shop in El Monte. He wanted to know if working at TransGo would be something I would consider. I accepted his invitation and drove my new 1975 LeMans from New York to his shop in California. Gil really gave my wife and me a warm welcome. He had us over to his house for dinner, took us to a party with his friends, bought us breakfast, lunch and dinner, just a really great show of affection. He drove us around in his 1971 Cadillac and gave us a tour of the surrounding area for possible housing.
We had a chance to spend time with his wife and family who were equally warm and welcoming. The next day His wife Chris took my wife shopping while I spent time at TransGo. At TransGo he introduced me to all his staff and showed me the operation. I spent time sitting at the phones listing in on the calls from shops around the country. Towards the end of the week he asked if my Pontiac had a Shift Kit in it yet. I told him not yet so he gave me a 350-2 kit and said wheel her in and let's get it done! I didn't make the move from New York to California but, I worked with Gil on projects well into the 1990's. He made a trip to my shop in New York around 1989 and we worked on a pilot project together. Gil was a True Mentor and friend to me and I will always remember him.
January 30, 2018
Thanks is the best way to say;you are in our memories and you are still present in any fixed tranmission that we made.
Thanks Gil.We miss people like you
January 23, 2018
I remember us both working on the THM125C units on my bench in Anaheim....'way back when. You finally called it "Project Bootstrap" in that when we fixed one problem, another showed up. I've still got my notes from those days.

You were patient, kind and understanding. Those were good days..... and I think of them once in a while.

Thank you for all your help and making me a survivor in the transmission business.

Thank you Mister Shift Kit.
October 31, 2017
When Gil made the transmission kits for the 200 transmission it made them work like a 350 back in the day. I love all his stuff he does it's brilliant.
August 22, 2017
Hi, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of this gentlemen. I have a lot of respect for American craftsmen & inventors and even though its been a few years now, I am saddened to hear of your loss. May his spirit live on always in our community. Best, Cal Tiger
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My wife Rosanna and me Thanks, Gil, for making my Hot Rod better!

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