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02-13-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By cagotzmann

This is how I mounted my rear sway bar. ...

This is how I mounted my rear sway bar.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com-vbulletin/530x677/swaybar2_8cf139855e77161e5a49600bd9afc926f68e11cf.jpg
Forum: C3 General
02-10-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By cagotzmann

Try this company. I requested a build for my 78...

Try this company. I requested a build for my 78 for EFI intank setup but did not what loose current 24us gal capacity. They said they can make anything I would like. But for you the question is ,...
01-07-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By cagotzmann

NAPA uses Cardone products which I found to be...

NAPA uses Cardone products which I found to be very poor when it came to Power Steering Pumps, 3 failed right out of the box with leaks,

I have purchased products from lone star (rebuild...
Forum: C3 General
12-30-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,410
Posted By cagotzmann

Using a calculator @ 3000 RPM with ~ 27" dia tire...

Using a calculator @ 3000 RPM with ~ 27" dia tire ( Factory tire sizes) 4th gear (1:1) ratio so it doesn't matter if 4 - 5 - 6 speed transmission.
4.11 = 58.63 MPH
3.73 = 65 MPH
3.55 = 67.88 MPH...
12-22-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,181
Posted By cagotzmann

Here is the model I have. ...

Here is the model I have.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Craftsman-4-in-1-Level-W-Laser-Trac-Model-No-320-48247-/123557021616
The only part I use in the kit is the laser unit itself. But anything that...
12-16-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,181
Posted By cagotzmann

I use a different approach. Since the setup and...

I use a different approach. Since the setup and measurement happens very quickly with the tires on, I chart how much a 1/4 turn of each tie rod adjuster turn effects total toe.
So It would look...
12-12-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By cagotzmann

The only point in changing from the factory setup...

The only point in changing from the factory setup to anything else is to allow more clearance for wider wheel options and improve ride comfort. If you are not going to track the car then better...
11-14-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By cagotzmann

Here is how I tested by brake booster on or off...

Here is how I tested by brake booster on or off the car. It should hold vacuum, mine held 15Hg for a good 30 minutes.
It does take many pumps to get to 15 HG with this little hand unit.

...
11-04-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,078
Posted By cagotzmann

Glad it worked out for you. If you plan on DIY in...

Glad it worked out for you. If you plan on DIY in the future now is the time to learn to measure since you should have the print out from the shop.
Then you can compare what you get as measurements...
10-26-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By cagotzmann

Yes it did. That was the main reason I switched.

Yes it did. That was the main reason I switched.
10-22-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,078
Posted By cagotzmann

Ok that isn't going to work. When you setup...

Ok that isn't going to work. When you setup strings for alignment you need to make a perfect rectangle around the car and center the car inside the rectangle.
This setup does take some time to...
Forum: C3 General
10-17-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By cagotzmann

Just to give you a comparison. Engine ZZ383 6...

Just to give you a comparison.
Engine ZZ383 6 speed manual, 3.08 Rear, I get 27.8 mpg (23.4 mpg US) @ 75 MPH.
10-10-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,078
Posted By cagotzmann

DIY at home is very easy with simple tools as...

DIY at home is very easy with simple tools as well. Here is a picture of the tools I use for DIY toe alignment. This is a quick explanation (rear alignment) and doesn't cover in detail each step, but...
09-24-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,362
Posted By cagotzmann

The problem you may have with a new spring is...

The problem you may have with a new spring is VB&P is out of business and most other mono-springs are high arc. Not sure who has something similar to the VB&P springs. Do a search for composite...
09-24-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,362
Posted By cagotzmann

My VB&P spring measure 47 3/4" along the arc & ~...

My VB&P spring measure 47 3/4" along the arc & ~ 45.25" center of bolts. I have 8" Bolts for the mounting spring. This sits well inside the 18" wheel.
09-22-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By cagotzmann

275 40r 18

275 40r 18
09-22-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By cagotzmann

Just going from 15" tire choice to 17" tire...

Just going from 15" tire choice to 17" tire choice is the improvement. Only place you might see a difference is on a road couse to gain that 0.5 sec per lap.
If you want the tires to get the most...
09-17-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,362
Posted By cagotzmann

Mine are 18x9.5 4.75BS All around on a stock 78...

Mine are 18x9.5 4.75BS All around on a stock 78 with the VB&P street & slalom kit including rear sway bar. No clearance problems anywhere. With 275 40R 18".
anything that gets you near 4.75"BS Works...
09-12-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By cagotzmann

My car is a factory suspension design, changes...

My car is a factory suspension design, changes rear spring 360lbs vb&p spring & 550 front coils. Just because I can run better lap times than a stock C5 Z06 does it mean the suspension is better. No...
09-05-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,653
Posted By cagotzmann

This is the laser pointing to the measuring...

This is the laser pointing to the measuring bar.https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com-vbulletin/1332x893/alignment_pictures_ff136929249da6b1dd458e391ec0fa84855bd574.jpg

I measure the...
08-27-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By cagotzmann

When the steering is light "r&P or borgeson" the...

When the steering is light "r&P or borgeson" the cars seem to wonder more because its so easy to power steer with no effort. Drive a C6 corvette and see how heavy the steering is and try and...
08-14-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 20,791
Posted By cagotzmann

Take it to your local drag strip, have fun and...

Take it to your local drag strip, have fun and post your times. Your fastest MPH after a 1/4 mile will show how it compares to stock. Much cheaper than a dyno and you can have a little fun at the...
08-13-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By cagotzmann

There are a number of options that could work....

There are a number of options that could work. First rear this.
https://www.turnone-steering.com/blogs/tech-101/why-the-flow-control-spring-shouldnt-be-cut
Here is a kit that most people try first....
Forum: C3 General
08-11-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By cagotzmann

Here is how I do my alignments. I check and make...

Here is how I do my alignments. I check and make changes every few weeks for track days.

1. Set the tire air pressure equal on all tires.
2. Set the steering wheel centered.
3. Then setup a...
08-08-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By cagotzmann

This is the unit from Zeitronix I have for my...

This is the unit from Zeitronix I have for my 1978 corvette. You can use a display, but you can also connect to a PC for complete data logging. It also has additional inputs depending on the units...
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