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07-03-2018, 10:53 PM
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Posted By Futurevision

Well, I can clear that up at least. The same...

Well, I can clear that up at least. The same warning label appears on this 2020 Cadillac CT-5 pre-production evaluation car.
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06-22-2018, 02:33 AM
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Posted By mtwoolford

I think a lot of people don't understand...

I think a lot of people don't understand Plastigage. Plastigage only measures the clearance between the bearing cap and the crank journal....it doesn't measure the total clearance which would include...
06-12-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Pwnage1337

From the horse's mouth: ...

From the horse's mouth:

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c4-tech-performance/4139767-steering-rack-differences-is-it-all-the-tie-rod-length.html
06-12-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By WVZR-1

Inner tie rod -- looks to me that '88 - '92 are...

Inner tie rod -- looks to me that '88 - '92 are the same and the '93+ are different at least by part #. The difference appears to be internals and rack body because the boots have different part #...
06-12-2018, 09:55 AM
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Views: 163
Posted By Pwnage1337

There is definitely a difference. I just...

There is definitely a difference.

I just went through this scenario with Junior from TurnOne.

Story time. I buy a Z51 rack from "Company" with a 5 year warranty, pay an extra 200 dollars...
05-22-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By ctmccloskey

Do it "right" and replace the bearings. ...

Do it "right" and replace the bearings.

Any time I open any engine I always replace the bearings.

It is cheap insurance and it helps the engine last longer.
05-18-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By mtwoolford

I'd worry more about the rod bearings; and as...

I'd worry more about the rod bearings; and as far as mains, the number 5 also has the thrust surfaces.
05-18-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By Need A Vette

Absolutely new bearings, as you need to set your...

Absolutely new bearings, as you need to set your end play as well. Just cheap insurance.

D.
05-18-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By QCVette

I would put new bearings in too. They are...

I would put new bearings in too. They are inexpensive and all the work is done by tearing it down already.

I don't think those bearings are anywhere near failure and at 78k miles they look pretty...
05-17-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By cardo0

You will always see some discoloration and...

You will always see some discoloration and contact marks on the bottom shells because that's where the crankshaft sits when the engine is off and there's no oil pressure. It takes a little RPM to...
05-17-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By confab

:iagree:

:iagree:
05-17-2018, 09:43 PM
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Views: 792
Posted By ChumpVette

Agreed, get some new bearings, send off to calico...

Agreed, get some new bearings, send off to calico to be coated and put it back together.
05-17-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By billschroeder5842

Ooooowww.....Why do you ask these questions? ...

Ooooowww.....Why do you ask these questions?

The hard work of pulling the crank is over and bearings are relatively cheap. Just put in new ones.

(the bottom shot looks icky)
05-17-2018, 09:28 PM
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Views: 792
Posted By 84 4+3

I mean I'd reuse them lol. You could check...

I mean I'd reuse them lol.

You could check their bore size torqued down to get an idea what the clearance would be. They look fine but it's hard to tell from a photo.
05-11-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By mtwoolford

I put an extreme duty timing chain in my 96; ...

I put an extreme duty timing chain in my 96; pricey, but it looks like something that came out of a saw mill ; so yeah it is pretty robust.

now, as you notice, the reluctor wheel barely hangs on...
05-11-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Kevova

The crank key is somewhat p shaped. The short tab...

The crank key is somewhat p shaped. The short tab at the end of the key should engage the stub and locate it. The slight interference fit and clamping force from the bolt are expected to prevent stub...
05-10-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 113,221
Posted By blackcorvette06

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com-vbulletin/620x412/80-chevrolet_corvette_illustration_avarvarii_029ad68d5cb38b0ba1db0a2b47f0923dddc9c507.jpgHere's Motor Trend's rendition.
04-16-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By STEVEN13

I have one brand new in box. Not sure yet on the...

I have one brand new in box. Not sure yet on the price. Let me see what I paid for it. I'll give you a great deal!

Steve

P.S. You purchased the offset bushings from me last week.
03-29-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By rklessdriver

Fact is the greasable ones are weaker. On a...

Fact is the greasable ones are weaker. On a stock C4 I don't think the strength difference will matter unless you really beat on the car all the time.

That said, I like the solid Spicer joints...
03-08-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By corvette95

Any questions RandomTask?? Stock wheel are in the...

Any questions RandomTask?? Stock wheel are in the box FYI.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com-vbulletin/1600x1200/80-gedc1113_8f8f4663bdea120ba6e3c3d6b7c1ac2a2af365ec.jpg


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03-01-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By ChumpVette

88-96 work. And you might specify upper or lower.

88-96 work. And you might specify upper or lower.
02-26-2018, 07:55 PM
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Views: 74,673
Posted By firstvettesoon

here is a straightened version that will be...

here is a straightened version that will be easier to view since the spy pic was taken at an angle.


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02-12-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,730
Posted By jbsblownc5

C8 Mid Engine shots, in the wild!!

Got a call from my Mec on his way to work that there were 4 Camouflaged Corvettes headed my way up the mountain this morning. I grabbed a few cameras and jumped in the C5 to intercept...

I...
02-04-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 49,261
Posted By firstvettesoon

just for a side by side comparison... ...

just for a side by side comparison...


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com-vbulletin/1901x705/80-c8_vs_488_copy_fb11d9cc87a556933dec10d4501d86636a951ff0.jpg
02-02-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,426
Posted By ACS Composite

ACS speculating the C8

Here’s the ACS Composite C8 Corvette speculation our design team made based on some of the spy shots floating around. No ACS Composite ground effects kit on it...yet 😏How do you think we did?...
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