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  1. VetteFantasy
    05-07-2018 02:55 PM
    VetteFantasy
    Now I'm looking forward to it even more. Take care, and see you out there!
  2. VetteFantasy
    05-04-2018 11:16 AM
    VetteFantasy
    Hi again! It was my brother whose '92 vert led me to being obsessed with Corvettes. He brought that thing home when I was 10, and it was just the prettiest thing I'd ever seen. Then he gave me a ride, and although I couldn't really see over the dash, I just couldn't stop grinning. Of course, it's even more fun now that I can actually drive/own them and that I found someone who shares the passion. We'll be sure to look for you at the NCM HPDE! Really looking forward to it - we haven't run with that group yet
  3. VetteFantasy
    04-24-2018 09:29 PM
    VetteFantasy
    Hi Bill! My husband and I were so glad to meet and chat with you at VIR over the weekend. Thanks for the ideas, and we'll catch you next time!
    -Chelsea
  4. marc a
    12-29-2015 10:40 PM
    marc a
    Evening Bill,

    I have looked through the site and tried searching for corner balancing information for a '99 C5 Base model. The car is new to me and was purchased to serve as a dual purpose car.

    Two years ago I sold my track dedicated LS powered 944T after 10 years of driving and instructing. The C5 is my excuse to get back to the track on a less complicated basis.

    I live in Northern Virginia and I have not been able to find a shop that has Vette expertise in corner balancing. I do have an excellent shop that set up my 944T, and they could do the corner balancing if they had the preferred settings. I did find information that the Z06 is balanced a bit front heavy, but nothing really definitive for the C5.
    I would rather not have the shop guess on this.

    If you have any experience with the proper balancing specs for the C5, or could point me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated.

    Regards,

    Marc
  5. speedwaywhite
    11-09-2015 01:24 PM
    speedwaywhite
    Hello Bill. Do you have any experience switching tires from side to side? Currently running Bridgestone RE-11, my LF seems to get more wear at Sebring (based on how much the pressure increases compared to the RF). I did a search on the forum but didn't come up with any info. I would appreciate your advice.
    By the way,just finished a weekend with Chin @ Sebring, first track day with (new to me) 13, GS, M6 (traded my 12, GS, A6). Much to learn on tracking the M6 but enjoyed having a car better suited to tracking ( much lower temps all around even with ambient temps of 88 degrees). Any words of wisdom on the care and feeding of the M6 when used for track days would be most welcome! Hope all is well with you and yours.
    Pat
  6. DLC7
    11-01-2015 01:39 PM
    DLC7
    HI Bill. Thanks again for all your posts.

    My first track day keeps getting delayed as i really want to have piece of mind that everything is running in top shape.

    Simple question for someone with you depth of knowledge- Concerning tires.....

    I have 4000 miles exactly, on my Cup II's. Very light miles. The only time i really have ragged on the car is at the drag strip. The tires do seem to be in fairly good shape.

    For a first track day in the car...Would you think it is okay to use the Cup II's with 4000 miles on them? My goal for the first track day is to keep it between the lines, shake the car out, and enjoy a bit...Or should i just go ahead and get new ones?


    Sorry for the noob Question, but i am a noob..


    Thanks.
    Jon
  7. zbedro
    05-29-2015 09:32 AM
    zbedro
    Hi bill why you dont reply my messages in forum or in ur gmail? Before you recive the money you were replying much more faster
  8. PGSJOE
    05-31-2013 09:57 PM
    PGSJOE
    Hello, I just had an A&A supercharger installed and now on left turns the AH kinck in and its almost dangerous. I will take car back monday but do you have any tips or thoughs I can guide them with? thanks in advance. 12GS A6
  9. Brian05
    07-16-2012 09:25 PM
    Brian05
    Hi bill,
    I was wondering if I could get your advice on my issue. My 05 auto keeps dying for no apparent reason. Here is a link to the thread on here.

    Thank you!

    http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-t...ease-help.html
  10. matteo
    04-19-2012 11:51 AM
    matteo
    Hi Bill, You were at the Glen last year when my engine let go. (18/m mi.) As I think I mentioned in a private post GM replaced the engine under the warranty - and it runs great. It may be my imagination but the new engine feels stronger than the old. It's easy to get jaded by power so perhaps I'm mistaken??? One thing that is definitely different is the oil pressure. The new engine runs at higher pressures than the old and I have been assured that it's normal for these later engines. I wonder if that's the reason that the newer cars came with a larger capacity oil resevoir (10 1/2 qts) If oil starvation under certain circumstances that we know of was an issue on the earlier models (07's), then it seems to me that higher pressures, = increased flow = reduced oil at the pump= greater opportunity for starvation.
    I just wanted your thoughts on this. I have replaced the original tank with the larger 10 1/2 qt. and installed an "Aviad" antifoaming insert.
    best regards, Matt

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  • About Bill Dearborn
    Full Name
    Bill Dearborn
    City
    Charlotte (formerly Endicott, NY)
    State
    NC
    Your Zip Code
    28214
    Occupation
    Retired
    Year & Model
    2015 Z06/Z07
    Color
    Black
    Mods
    None
    Country of Residence
    US
    Gender
    Male
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    2015 Corvette Z06/Z07
    Charlotte, NC
    (formerly from Endicott, NY)

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