So maybe I forgot to do this little bit, most forums just require it before any other posts, and I think after lurking for a while I should at least give everyone some ammo to troll me with.
I'm Tom, I'm an east coast guy trapped in socal. I have a '96 montego with a medley of random parts from other models, unthrottled JRSC 45 kit with some cheap ebay FMIC and about 5 miles of piping. MS2 DIY, JR header, hy-tech exhaust, tein flex (soon to be xida CS), 15x8 nickel and 15x9(track/auto-x) bronze 6ULs. The motor is coughing blood, leaking/burning oil like a rotary, but it has wonderful compression and seems to run strong. I have some valve stem seals, front/rear main, oil pain and pump in my near future just to freshen here up. A good friend of mine and I have worked together piecing parts from the buick riviera/regal blowers to make a cheap M62 upgrade for the 45 kit bits. It's actually close to a straight swap with some fabbed parts. Kind of interesting if you're into blowers.
Lets see, first track day experience was me turning Sonny Watanasirisuk's NA race car into a John Deer tractor at buttonwillow during a live race. I've done a few others at the generosity of 949RACING at Hallet in Oklahoma and some others. I have really only brought my car out to some of the mini dorifto-kids "go kart" tracks for time trial events and a few mild auto-x events at AAA Speedway in Fontana that were noncompetitive beyond friends in unclassed cars, but I wouldn't mind seeing where I fit into competition.
I troll pretty hard on the epic elite CR.net abortion forums, but beyond the for sale section I find that place to be ******* useless. A lot of my more insightful friends tend to draw my attention here when I'm being a noob and searching for MS stuff or various performance mod information. I really do appreciate this forum more and more as I learn a bit for myself in real world application and I think the butthurt noobs need to get a grip and come back when they're ready. Hopefully I'll have some unique angles to contribute to various projects I've had to undergo on my own.