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    There are some who call me... Tom, or Tom-too.

    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. Gordon - I believe they're called Amil Classics. The same or very similar were also produced under the Viking brand (Germany). Mims made a similar wheel as well. Amil was an OEM wheel supplier to TVR, Renault, & Peugeot in the 70s-80s. They were also the producer of Gotti and MSW wheels. I also believe Madza offered a 15x7 et35 version in the 90s. Some variations were forged - weighing ~15-16lbs/set versus ~20lbs. I almost grabbed a refreshed 16x7 et26 Viking set back in 2011...thus the info. HTH, Tom-too
  2. Yep - the Turbo hubs will increase the front track slightly. (9mm) Tom-too
  3. It wasn’t me. So my car’s not supposed to be clean? lol 🙃
  4. Good article, Dave. Can't disagree there's a 'hole', I've seen it...
  5. I used to auto-x my old Dodge GLHS. A mid-80s FWD 170hp turbo-4 hatchback econobox, lighter than an 02, it was stiff, easy to rotate and too-eagerly ate front tires. (2sets/year) Like others have said: Brake while staying on the throttle, pre-roll to set, and hit it — the FWD would pull madly through the turn, the boost kicking up. It was less than 2200lbs, but front heavy, so to avoid the aforementioned plow, you’d almost dart-turn it -- straight braking late but less, and then twitching and cutting a bit harder to induce the rotation and weight shift to pull-steer out. It wasn’t as smooth to me as RWD, but it sure got around cones quick. With that car, the trick was hitting the boost right - it would kick-in real hard and spin the little gumballs a bit too easily. With FWD when they’re spinning too fast, you’re going where you used to be pointing quickly... I started left-foot braking then, and using a handbrake, and actively using pitch & roll to help maneuver better - and have ever since. Tom-too
  6. I ended up getting it down to about an 18" thick stack. 'I'll just hold onto the few keepers' was the idea... lol
  7. HEIC files are the new native iOS (iPhone) high efficiency image format. There’s a Compatibility setting you can turn on for sharing photos with others, that substitutes a standard JPEG when uploading, etc. Obviously the FAQ software doesn’t recognize it as a image format that is supported. You can likely open/view/convert it in your favorite Photoshop equivalent or graphics conversion software. HTH, Tom-too
  8. Hardware or magazines? (I'm guessing the latter, and I just tossed a bunch of 'em myself). Tom
  9. Lol. And that's actually a good (enough) one you can kinda make out what they mean! I think Femail means it has email for women included. Or else they mean a woman with 'terminals' (maybe she's sick?). And I think you know what a German 6-way is... And it must also be a performance race part, with a DTM connector on it. There, ya see?
  10. Mr Clean Magic Eraser works pretty nice on headliners too...
  11. So very cool, Jim. Did you happen to meet the guy with lowered & tinted whitey sans lower trim and ask him if he's from the future? .. lol
  12. On the subject of jacking around, I just got myself something so I’m not always just using a jack & jack stands. Lightweight long ramps (65 inch) - with enough clearance angle for both my 02 & 435. Only lifts the tires 9.5” but it seems like a mile... lol pron shot of one below. it’s allowed inside while I await hooks for the garage. 😜 ya can tell I’m bored taking pics of tools.
  13. Not true. No machine workers were killed ( or anywhere near) in my swap mentioned just above. Turbo & tii struts are same (nowadays) and the turbo hub fits both directly. What you can’t do it fit just the turbo rotors sans turbo hub.
  14. Surprisingly satisfying... kinda like the old ‘will it blend?’ tests.
  15. I run the full Turbo brakes swap set-up on my 02, in front and rear. Done back when the upgrade cost made sense... Up front you need tii/turbo struts & turbo hubs to fit the turbo rotor. (plus turbo calipers, tii/turbo backing plates, turbo pressure regulator, tii/turbo master cyl). In back it was turbo/320 drums, shoes, & lower springs (plus turbo/320 brake carrier, turbo cylinders, turbo stub axles). Tom-too
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