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Yesterday, 04:21 PM
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Posted By Warp Factor

LOL, that "old pushrod" engine is one of the most...

LOL, that "old pushrod" engine is one of the most advanced engines on the planet.
03-23-2019, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Warp Factor

Lots of C5's (including mine) had to be towed,...

Lots of C5's (including mine) had to be towed, because the steering column lock failed to unlock. The car would start just fine, but was rather difficult to drive. ;)
03-23-2019, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Warp Factor

I got it! Lyrics from the Crosby Stills and Nash...

I got it! Lyrics from the Crosby Stills and Nash song, "Our House". ;)
Hope I won a prize. :rock:
03-23-2019, 12:07 PM
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Posted By Warp Factor

It looks like the backup lights are on too...

It looks like the backup lights are on too though. What are the chances of leaving the engine running while the car is in reverse gear?
03-23-2019, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Warp Factor

I haven't seen a C8 pull away from a gas station...

I haven't seen a C8 pull away from a gas station in person, put if failure to start after fueling was a common problem, it would have been experienced and solved on the test track, not out in public...
03-23-2019, 05:22 AM
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Posted By Warp Factor

I can understand your reservations, but contracts...

I can understand your reservations, but contracts between auto makers and suppliers are often extremely biased in the auto makers favor. The auto makers have that much buying power. For a supplier,...
03-22-2019, 03:26 PM
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Posted By Warp Factor

The "biggest dog" in Chinese politics, and the...

The "biggest dog" in Chinese politics, and the most powerful person in the nation started driving a Buick about ten years ago. Since then, Buicks have been very popular in China. Go figure. ;)
03-21-2019, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Warp Factor

And a little further down the road, IC engines...

And a little further down the road, IC engines will likely make a resurgence, when too many plug their EV's into the grid, and we start having brownouts and blackouts. The gasoline infrastructure is...
03-21-2019, 03:47 PM
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Views: 4,518
Posted By Warp Factor

Yet the ZR1 turned a faster lap time at VIR than...

Yet the ZR1 turned a faster lap time at VIR than the Ford GT.

Excuses, excuses. When will you be able to admit that the ZR1 is simply better-engineered than the megabuck Ford GT?
03-21-2019, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Warp Factor

CAD doesn't solve everything. Final verification...

CAD doesn't solve everything. Final verification still comes down to real-world testing.
03-21-2019, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Warp Factor

It's not that there wasn't room in Caddy plants....

It's not that there wasn't room in Caddy plants. Bowling Green is currently where all the "hand-assembled" engines have been shifted. Economies of having methods, techniques, and scale, all in the...
03-21-2019, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Warp Factor

LOL, so you want your Corvette to have two Volvo...

LOL, so you want your Corvette to have two Volvo engines, and still have less power than either GM's LT4 or LT5? :lolg: :lolg: :lolg: :seeya
03-21-2019, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Warp Factor

Which of these has 650 horsepower? Which one of...

Which of these has 650 horsepower? Which one of these do you want in your Corvette? ;)
03-19-2019, 09:12 AM
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Posted By Warp Factor

I'd be just fine with the modern 750 hp engine in...

I'd be just fine with the modern 750 hp engine in the current Corvette ZR1. :cheers:

Not only is it more powerful than the Ford GT, but gets better fuel economy too. So which engine is really more...
03-19-2019, 08:58 AM
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Views: 101,866
Posted By Warp Factor

No one is denying that four valves have the...

No one is denying that four valves have the potential to flow more than two. The question is why having four valves is an improvement, if two valves are meeting the airflow needs of the engine, while...
03-19-2019, 07:19 AM
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Views: 14,164
Posted By Warp Factor

Michigan's new Democrat governor is pushing a 45...

Michigan's new Democrat governor is pushing a 45 cent per gallon increase, which would result in the highest gas taxes in the nation.

The main problem with increases like this is that some of it...
03-18-2019, 02:02 PM
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Views: 101,866
Posted By Warp Factor

Personal computers and the interned draw hardy...

Personal computers and the interned draw hardy any power from the grid, compared to what plug-in cars are positioned to do.

Fully electric cars can have some advantages, but they are not the...
03-18-2019, 09:55 AM
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Views: 101,866
Posted By Warp Factor

There are some neat internal combustion engine...

There are some neat internal combustion engine things waiting on the shelf, or in the pipeline, for the time when they were needed.
One of these is the compression-ignition gasoline engine. This...
03-18-2019, 08:34 AM
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Views: 101,866
Posted By Warp Factor

LOL, having an understanding of what the auto...

LOL, having an understanding of what the auto companies are doing, and why, is not a suggestion that they don't know what they are doing! On the contrary, they are very good at designing engines...
03-18-2019, 05:30 AM
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Posted By Warp Factor

Yes, it's bizarre how prevalent the belief is...

Yes, it's bizarre how prevalent the belief is that smaller engines automatically provide better fuel economy, despite evidence to the contrary. But as long as people believe this, I suppose it would...
03-17-2019, 05:33 AM
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Posted By Warp Factor

So Lamborghini and Ferrari are managing to make...

So Lamborghini and Ferrari are managing to make somewhere around the same power as GM and Chrysler's much less expensive 750 to 840 horsepower pushrod engines? Wow, isn't that "special"! :lol:
...
03-15-2019, 04:41 PM
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Views: 4,647
Posted By Warp Factor

Is your post an attempt to compensate for having...

Is your post an attempt to compensate for having a tiny wiener? :lol:

Lots of Corvette owners here can afford pricier cars.
03-14-2019, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Warp Factor

I'm thinkin' that a tried-and-true LT1, LT4 or...

I'm thinkin' that a tried-and-true LT1, LT4 or LT5 would do quite nicely. :cheers:
03-14-2019, 07:48 PM
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Views: 12,186
Posted By Warp Factor

Last time I checked, about 30 years ago, it cost...

Last time I checked, about 30 years ago, it cost about 70 thousand dollars to raise a kid. Probably more like 140 thousand today. 140K will buy a lot of car.
Can't quite understand why some people...
03-14-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,404
Posted By Warp Factor

Who cares about the frunk or the car? That woman...

Who cares about the frunk or the car? That woman is probably up around 90 percentile physically, and maybe a car enthusiast to boot. :rock:
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