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  • Gender Male
  • Location Denver, CO
  • Interests There are some who call me... Tom. I dig driving, skiing, skateboarding, biking, driving, hockey, basketball, fishing, driving, beach volleyball, stunt kites, graphic design, web development, outer space and ... oh yeah, driving ;-)

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  1. visionaut

    Do you see it?

  2. visionaut

    Post your E30 BBS

    Ha! Thought you were asking about BBS E30 Motorsport wheels. (BBS wheel Model is E30, not meaning an E30 Bimmer). They’re super pricey and rare but the ultimate vintage BBS... They’re fantastic on a wide body 02... Tom BBS E30/E50 wheels
  3. visionaut

    Getrag 245 flywheel options

    I went with 228 size JBR 8lb aluminum flywheel to be able to run the M3 Pressure Plate in combo with the tii clutch... Very streetable set-up with improved hold and responsiveness. Tom
  4. Like Tom mentioned above, for the 49-state 3.90:1 diff and output flanges. But don't forget those '76 rear inner CV joints too - which are thicker (like the '79-only e21 inner CVs) - and don't require the use of spacers when swapping in the later ('79 and up) narrower e21 LSD. And the brake-bias valve that Mike mentioned for adjusting front/rear bias (like for big brake upgrades), is a pretty slick '76-only part. Tom
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    Just for arguments sake

    It is, til you look, then maybe not — Heisenberg
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    Hood Torsion Bar Arm Question

    Ryan, sorry to say, but that driver-side hood hinge upper-arm is definitely bent, not originally. Almost as if the hood has forced closed? Pretty odd... Tom
  7. I like clean, neat n tidy, especially in the engine bay. And these f’n crazily engineered nest of wires n connectors for this MSD 6 / MSD Tach Adapter / Pertronix / Coil setup has driven me nuts aesthetically for years. I try to just pretend it’s not there. I fold and tuck it away, back in the dark shadows, even into openings it shouldn’t go, to hide it away... But I’ve finally accepted it - since it’s been so dead reliable since forever. But I still - ugh.... So this pic, with flash and all, really hurts... 😱 Tom
  8. visionaut

    Trim around rear Window.

    The lock strip plastic is stiff, not stretchy. It doesn’t even like bending very much... probably will crack/split since it’s old. Tom
  9. visionaut

    Trim around rear Window.

    The new replacement lockstrip comes longer than needed, allowing cut to size. The gap trim piece is only about 1 1/4” wide.
  10. Damn - foiled again. So goes my plan for a fully transparent dash, so I can eyeball directly into the engine bay whilst driving... "...I can hear ya, and I can feel ya, and I can even smell ya, but I cant's see ya."
  11. Cool - I like that it’s invisible too.
  12. visionaut

    Vintage American Car Radios

    Ha - Subies R Us here, right? Folks from out of town freak a bit when they see it’s like the most popular make around here. I’ve got one too, a ‘92 SVX I’ve had since new that I bought when in NOLA... #115, which might now be the 4tth oldest . Going way back, I’m an old Mopar guy - and would be most interested in a few of those bits. And the wheel centers for them I see boxed there too. 😜
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    Vintage American Car Radios

    Steve, in my opinion, that might be GOLD, IF you find a way to sell them targeting the vintage American 60-70s restoration crowd. OE radios for muscle cars are NOT cheap, and the folks hitting the auction/sales circuit will pay to get “full OE”. (Radios were one thing many guys changed back then, but no one wants that afternarket stuff that the installed instead of these in their restos). Cool they saved the OE stuff, labeled and all. I’m not thinking eBay ( tho it might be worth testing a few there). More like an enthusiasts forum or two much like this one. Hell, if that’s not up your alley I might be willing to grab a couple and see myself... if you’d part with a few, let me know and I’ll PM you. Tom
  14. visionaut

    CAD Models

    ...something about the last 10% takes 90% of the work.
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    CAD Models

    I've used this one. Not sure of scale, hut it's decent for renders. Been a 3D modeler since back in the day. Too many tools to remember (ADAM/Anvil, Autotrol, Computervision, Intergraph, I-Deas, CATIA, Pro-E, yadda yadda - though I only use Strata nowadays). I think I might even have a model or two in some older (ancient) file formats... on even older media. Tom