I'm very saddened to hear that Willy Brown has passed away.
Thanks to your introduction, I benefitted immensely from my association with Willy. He restored four pumps for me.
Once, I stopped by after he closed his shop in Carpenteria. I peeked through the dusty door window. The emptiness that so dramatically contrasted with the clutter and wonderful projects that Willy had in progress filled me with a deep sense of loss.
By the way, Dick Bennett wondered if a pump fell on me. No, I only have a two-car garage and I have no more room for pumps. I don't live in a place like Santa Paula ("exclusive enclave of languid sensuality") where there is plenty of space for petroliana!