Hello everyone in Southern California. I am new to this 'circle' and also new to the RED cars. Previously I have been heavily involved with sports cars from Stuttgart. Three months ago I have acquired a 1983 BBi with one owner history. I always liked this model since I was a student. The car is solid and clean but somehow neglected. I have decided to go through the car with a 'tooth brush'. One of the most annoying things about the car is the US bumper conversion! I am in the process of importing the bumpers and other necessary parts to bring the car to standard condition. I want to get rid off the fat rubber lip and some additional sheet metal structure which was welded on the delicate frame work. I have disassembled the front and the rear of the car (bumper and adjacent area). I am absolutely amazed why would DOT or EPA or whatever the organization was, to put the extra 'reinforcing' in the front and the rear of the car. The car looks hideous and the structural changes would never work. I would like to ask if there is anyone around north of LA (Thousand Oaks) with an original 512 BBi who would allow me to take some pictures of the radiator/AC area and the rear of the car above the exhaust cans. I have also discovered two extra air blowers in the rear just behind the tail lamps. Is there a cooling/air circulation problem in the engine bay? I am still learning about the car and there is a lot to learn! Cars from Stuttgart with flat six boxers are very simple compare to this beast. Can any one help? Thank you, Maximilian.