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Old 01-14-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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Video - GM Milford Proving Ground

This facebook post was brought to my attention.

It's a nice overview of the GM Milford Proving Ground:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200531816965684

The poster, Tom Youngs, was one of the original engine software calibrators. He did the calibration for the '87 pickups, which was the year throttle body injection was introduced.

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:17 AM   #2
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Re: Video - GM Milford Proving Ground

Thanks Keith, you just made the girls homeschool day more interesting. Sierra is full of questions after watching this. Thank you
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:39 PM   #3
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Thanks Keith, you just made the girls homeschool day more interesting. Sierra is full of questions after watching this. Thank you
You are welcome.

I would be happy to answer any questions she might have. I worked at the Milford Proving Ground for 3 years, in C/K/R/V development, and then at the Desert Proving Ground for 4 years, in brake and driveline development (for Full Size Truck).

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Old 01-15-2014, 02:52 PM   #4
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Hey Keith I meet a bunch of young guns last year at the Power Tour. They were all engineer's at the proving grounds. I don't think any of them were older than 25. They all had LS motors in the vehicles. Great bunch of guys. I talked to them just about everynight in the parking lot of the motels.
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Re: Video - GM Milford Proving Ground

Thanks Keith. Just watched this and feel very a part of that family,only my data is all after the fact. More like,"Want to see how a truck ends up out there after years of abuse?"
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Hey Keith I meet a bunch of young guns last year at the Power Tour. They were all engineer's at the proving grounds. I don't think any of them were older than 25. They all had LS motors in the vehicles. Great bunch of guys. I talked to them just about everynight in the parking lot of the motels.
Seems like they are getting younger every year.

Policeman, too.

And doctors....

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Re: Video - GM Milford Proving Ground

Neat Video. Thanks.
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Seems like they are getting younger every year.

Policeman, too.

And doctors....

I see a pattern forming here... It must be them!!!
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Re: Video - GM Milford Proving Ground

Thanks for sharing this Keith. Brings back a lot of memories for me. My last year at MPG was 2001. I worked as a tech in light truck development in bldg 26 from 1995 - 2001 and I worked in bldg 11 maint from 1991 -1995. My dad worked there from 1974 until 1995. It has changed a lot since then. I left right after they built 104.

Good times.
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Thanks for sharing this Keith. Brings back a lot of memories for me. My last year at MPG was 2001. I worked as a tech in light truck development in bldg 26 from 1995 - 2001 and I worked in bldg 11 maint from 1991 -1995. My dad worked there from 1974 until 1995. It has changed a lot since then. I left right after they built 104.

Good times.
Thanks for the post; send me a PM with your name, if you wish. I might recognize your name - I was at MPG from '86 -'89 in Bldg 73 (Light truck), and then at the DPG from 90-94. I spent time in Bldg 26 as a non-resident when I came back to Michigan as a Design/Release engineer.

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