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New M3P is Here!

TonyJag

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I have been posting on TMC for a whiIe now and greatly appreciate all of the pre-delivery help from TMC members. My new M3P was delivered yesterday, so I am posting this introduction.

I was born in Ohio and have lived in Iowa, and since 1972 in Central MA. I am a retired electrical engineer and DIY gear-head since the 50's. My main project cars included: 1956 Ford Victoria V8, 1957 Chevy V8, 1961 Corvette V8, 1966 Saab 96, 1967 Mustang V8, 1965 Corv8 ---Corvette V8 midship in a '65 Corvair body, (which had a Frunk!) .. my most involved project and last V8. Then a series of 4s: 1971 Capri, 1974 Fiat 128SL, 1979 Accord, 1983 Mazda 626, 1990 Integra, 3 turbo Saab 9000s, a 9-5 Aero, and a 2002 Acura RSX-S. I also did SCCA autocross with the Integra, then a FM KBS Mk3 snowmobile powered open wheel race car (0-60 in 4 seconds). I participate in Swedespeed regarding our 2015 Volvo XC60 twin-charged drive-E, before that on SaabNet and briefly on some Acura forums for my 2002 RSX-S, which will be replaced by the new Model 3 which is faster and more efficient than any car I have ever owned. And we have Solar PV, so recharging will be free.
 
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jkoya

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Nov 21, 2018
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I was born in Ohio and have lived in Iowa, and since 1972 in Central MA. I am a retired electrical engineer and DIY gear-head since the 50's. My main project cars included: 1956 Ford Victoria V8, 1957 Chevy V8, 1961 Corvette V8, 1966 Saab 96, 1967 Mustang V8, 1965 Corv8 ---Corvette V8 midship in a '65 Corvair body, (which had a Frunk!) .. my most involved project and last V8. Then a series of 4s: 1971 Capri, 1974 Fiat 128SL, 1979 Accord, 1983 Mazda 626, 1990 Integra, 3 turbo Saab 9000s, a 9-5 Aero, and a 2002 Acura RSX-S. I also did SCCA autocross with the Integra, then a FM KBS Mk3 snowmobile powered open wheel race car (0-60 in 4 seconds). I participate in Swedespeed regarding our 2015 Volvo XC60 twin-charged drive-E, before that on SaabNet and briefly on some Acura forums for my 2002 RSX-S, which will be replaced by the new Model 3 which is faster and more efficient than any car I have ever owned. And we have Solar PV, so recharging will be free.

Congrats on taking delivery of your Model 3 Performance !! What color did you choose ? Did you decide to stick with the OEM 20" wheels or go aftermarket 18" or 19" wheels ?

Great read with all your project cars ! Any pics of the Corvair ?
 

TonyJag

Member
Mar 16, 2020
222
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Central MA
Congrats on taking delivery of your Model 3 Performance !! What color did you choose ? Did you decide to stick with the OEM 20" wheels or go aftermarket 18" or 19" wheels ?

Great read with all your project cars ! Any pics of the Corvair ?

Color: Deep Blue. I would have taken white and saved 1K, but our Volvo XC60 is crystal white.

Wheels: I have a set of Martian 18"x8.5" forged silver wheels with TPMS on the way. I got them ordered the day the incentive expired. As we discussed in anther thread, the Titan forged wheels are also very nice, but delivery was a little longer and costs slightly higher. I will probably go with the stock Michelin MXM tires, but have not ordered them yet

FOR SALE SOON: Set of 20" M3Performance wheels, tires, and TPMS taken from an M3P built March 9, 2020. Very low miles ____ like new!

Corv8 Pictures, also one of FM race car:
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CORV8-4.jpg
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jkoya

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Nov 21, 2018
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Northern CA
Corv8 Pictures, also one of FM race car:

Thanks for the pics of your Corv8 !! I've always liked the design of the 2 door Corvair and C2 Corvettes. Saw an article a while back of a C2 Corvette modified to be an EV. Can't remember where they sourced the batteries though.

Martian Wheels are very nice and you will like them. When I got the Titan7 T-S5 wheels in November of last year from Evasive Motorsports, they were actually cheaper than the Martians. They raised their prices sometime in late December or early 2020.

Do you miss shifting yet ?
 

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