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About eurotrash

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  1. Does anyone else see parallels in the after market, and BMWs decisions later on? Turbine wheels, BBS weaves, box flares, twin cam heads, fascia treatments, etc. etc.? Seems they really paid attention to the enthusiast market as the inspiration for future designs and image building.
  2. I fashioned VW flares to look more Aplina period and follow the stock wheel opening shapes, and then shortened the knee trim to keep it factory fresh... So its all up to imagination..
  3. I was more thinking along the lines of an Alpina number plate, much like Baur.
  4. Alpina was just an aftermarket tuning company that took cars, modded them, and resold or raced them. If I have my facts straight, these particular cars had actual VIN tags from Alpina to show the build number. (There was a blank on ebay recently) Or, you could take your there, pick your parts from their catalog, and have varying levels of work done, From a full race build, all the way down to just a badge on the dash. So you can do what ever you want, just as if you were there in the '70s. It's all just lore at this point, like Shelby is to Ford, MR. Norm's to Mopar, Yenko to Chevy, CMW to Mini, etc. Probably mostly like Mr. Norm's.
  5. Being that brake lights are generally short burst, unless at a stop light... couldn't you add a capacitor or five, to the 6V board, so that it gives a bright 12v burst for just a few seconds until it discharges and the 6V takes over?
  6. I have a reman'd Bosch alternator that has been making noises for a while now. and eventually the dash light came on. Being that I just bounce around my little town in the car lately, I just have been putting off fixing the thing. Last week the dash light went back off, so I thought, "hm. It must have corrected for a little bit. The battery will like this..". So I drove it the 17 miles to cars and coffee on Saturday. No problems. On the way way home I plugged my phone in to top it off for the day, and hit the road. At a stop light, I checked status and what do I see? The charge had actually dropped!? And by the time I got home, it had dropped by 50%!? So basically, my phone had more charge than the battery, and I was powering the car with my iPhone!! -that was a first.
  7. I like 2002 audio.. its fun.
  8. Is Saturday Fuel cranking up on these cold Saturdays?  If so I'll bring you a special present.



  9. Its gorgeous.. I was there a couple days before these pics were taken. Even has a line of body shutz on the inner wheel lips, under the paint, to prevent rock chips.
  10. I came onto this scene around 2007, and it was always proper etiquette to reply to an ad, "email sent", and then do so. First to post "email sent" got first dibs. If a deal didn't happen, the second to post "email sent" got a shot, and so on. But once the FAQ changed to the new format, and PM became a feature, this evolution to PM'ing directly, without the publicly accountable "email sent", became the norm and I hated it. It sucks because there is no public accounting of the responses. It made everyone turn suspect and things felt shady. I never understood how we the people let that happen. I guess sellers could accept higher bids in private, maybe. I don't know. But it sure ruined the symmetry of selling parts on this site. It really did. There was always a "Car Guy" honor system in place. Even if offered more, the seller sold to the first in. Seems folks have gotten greedy with this new found valuation of the 2002, and it has ruined the fun on a lot of levels..
  11. I was asked to submit a 1000-1200 word story on my BMW experience.. it kinda didn't fit.
  12. Did you ever get this installed??
  13. This flat top piston motor with a 284 cam and a small primary tube header to a bratty Ansa Sport exhaust is a silly screamer. On wet roads with 185 series tires, it spins tire in 1-3 at low speeds when it tachs over 4500. It revs to 6k+ no problem. Good power in the mid too. I had a built motor with large primary Stahl header, (carbs on this one came from it) and I'm not sure it was good for it. I think the smaller primary of my rusty unknown header is a better deal. Feels like it anyway.
  14. I'll take them. Message me here or at Thanks!