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06-21-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,863
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Shocks 102, vastly oversimplified: Beyond their...

Shocks 102, vastly oversimplified: Beyond their obvious task of dampening suspension oscillations, "shocks" also regulate weight transfer rates. Thus, manipulating bump and/or rebound valving...
06-18-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,863
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Yep, seen it before, but definitely worth your...

Yep, seen it before, but definitely worth your having shared for those who haven't. :thumbs:

As to the complex relationship between bars, springs and anti-roll stiffness which has come up once...
06-17-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,648
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Something which shouldn't get lost in the...

Something which shouldn't get lost in the discussion is modulation characteristics. An overly sensitive system which has too little margin within which a driver can modulate the slow pedal near the...
06-07-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,585
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Rather than creating something with more bark...

Rather than creating something with more bark than bite, I'd focus on the latter and let the former take care of itself. JMO
05-24-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,247
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Knowledge is power

Given that different corners of the performance envelope - and how far into that selected one wishes to venture - typically require a somewhat tailored setup approach, I highly suggest 1) narrowing...
05-21-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,129
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Some good discussions posted by 7t2vette there. ...

Some good discussions posted by 7t2vette there. :thumbs:

EFI doesn't need to "see" a vacuum signal in order to accurately meter out A/F mixture as does each carb venturi, which is why carbs tend...
05-17-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 41,647
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

OK. "Speed kills!", to recite the old adage. ...

OK. "Speed kills!", to recite the old adage. (More often, it's those sudden unplanned stops.) I believe there is likely a clear consensus among this thread's followers that your point has most...
Forum: C3 General
05-17-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,323
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

A few observations...

FWIW, depending on the tire in question, I've found that rims which stick 1/2" further out than does a stock 8"x15" w/4" BS will fit many a C3 without issue. This simple gain means one may need only...
05-17-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,841
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

I have to say, tho I've never been all that fond...

I have to say, tho I've never been all that fond of them on 8" rims, judging from the above pic apparently not all 275/60 15's have the same carcass profile. To my eye, many such fitments look...
05-17-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 41,647
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Please bear with me if you've already heard this sermon...

To possibly help clear up any confusion that might have accompanied the general topic of aerodynamics having been brought back to the forefront, I offer the following:

While body shape certainly...
05-09-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,573
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Welcome to the manual steering C3 club...

While you're at it, replace the idler with an HD one if not already done recently. I also suggest reducing positive caster to ~2* (on both sides) as a baseline from which to work while figuring out...
05-04-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,013
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Before throwing cubic dollars at any particular kit...

IMHO the single best investment anyone will ever make towards properly sorting their C2/C3 chassis would be to learn at least the basics of vehicle dynamics in general and of the fundamental workings...
04-26-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Anything smaller than a 750 on a genuine LT-1 is...

Anything smaller than a 750 on a genuine LT-1 is a crime. JMHO
04-05-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Both bars and springs contribute to anti-roll,...

Both bars and springs contribute to anti-roll, but by different means. Springs resist roll by their effective rate at the respective wheels, while bars increase weight transfer directly from the...
04-03-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Having seen your rear roll bar query...

If you happen to be in the market for a new rear spring anyway, it may be worth noting that you can increase anti-roll stiffness out back (thus moving balance away from the understeer end) with a...
01-31-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Sorry, didn't mean to confuse. Within the thread...

Sorry, didn't mean to confuse. Within the thread are mentioned a number of additional L82 identifiers not had by the L48 that I thought you might wish to review.
01-31-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Welcome to our shark tank from a fellow '78 SAE...

Welcome to our shark tank from a fellow '78 SAE owner. :cheers:

BTW, lack of L82 badges usually means an L48, the differences between which doing your homework will reveal soon enough.
01-17-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,284
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

A couple of points to bear in mind... 1)...

A couple of points to bear in mind...

1) Best IMCO to view any pre-packaged kit as a starting point from which to work, as there's no one-size-fits-all setup that is likely to hit the bull's eye...
01-15-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,019
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

This might come as a shock to some for me to be...

This might come as a shock to some for me to be the one saying so, but despite there being a few strict-preservationists among the Society who believe that the rest of us are going about it wrong,...
01-11-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,687
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

The total amount of anti-roll needed on a given...

The total amount of anti-roll needed on a given axle to avoid adverse dynamic alignment during suspension travel can be split between how much is provided by either the spring or bar. If a...
01-10-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,687
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

The primary reason we wish to limit roll is to...

The primary reason we wish to limit roll is to help best maintain the integrity of the contact patches on all four tires by avoiding excessive dynamic alignment changes. This can be achieved with...
01-08-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,687
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

I should hope that use of the term "neutral...

I should hope that use of the term "neutral balance" is accepted as being somewhat a misnomer for what we really want a car to do in the real world. How a car transitions into and out of any...
04-02-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,733
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

FWIW, tho I have a few BBC blocks on hand,...

FWIW, tho I have a few BBC blocks on hand, including a couple of tall decks, by the maths below (and which I tend to trust more than my ability to accurately measure with a tape) the tall deck is...
03-31-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,733
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

The tall block is has a nominal deck height of...

The tall block is has a nominal deck height of 10.200" verses the standard's 9.800". ...which in the case of a short stroke such as the 427's begs the question, why? If it's about rod length,...
Forum: C3 General
01-21-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 139,765
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

:iagree: Very nice. What specific paint,...

:iagree:


Very nice. What specific paint, please?
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