Just acquired a 1981 Stock Vette and she seems to not want to spin the tires Just Squat like a dog and GO. Very Happy with the car .
Is this normal .
Also how does one get a picture of your cat into the BIO. Duh
As everyone has mentioned lost traction obviously = slower launch. With 225-255mm wide tires and less than around 200 horsepower, you'll see very little wheel spin, especially with a positraction rear end. Not really a bad thing.
Welcome to the forum! My 81' was a very nice driver :cool: But there's nothing like a Big Block! Try a Shift Kit at least it will bark second gear :D As for the pic... register at Home Pages and up load your pic. :cool: :cheers:
according to my blackbook, for 81 its 190 HP net.....(thats at the rear wheels...)
[Modified by daily_driver, 1:28 AM 12/14/2001]
I have to disagree. I may be wrong but I don't think that "net" horsepower factors in drivetrain losses. One reason is that for a particular engine, only one horsepower rating is given. If a car was available with different rear-end ratios, that would probably affect the net horsepower rating.
When the industry went to a net horsepower rating in '73 or soI think it was the gross horsepower minus the losses from ther ancillary equipment (PS pumps, AIR pumps, alternators, etc).