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Forum: C8 General Discussion Today, 07:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,431
Posted By JoesC5
The "old" building has an assembly line for the...

The "old" building has an assembly line for the front engine C7 that can now crank out around 24,000 annually. The "new" building will have an assembly line for the mid engine car that will be able...
Forum: C8 General Discussion Today, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 408
Posted By JoesC5
What car did you have, or drove, that had a targa...

What car did you have, or drove, that had a targa and a rear window that could either be lowered or removed?

My 1969 Corvette coupe(T-Top but the same as a one piece targa except it had two...
Forum: C7 General Discussion Today, 06:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,231
Posted By JoesC5
GM has continually upgraded their painting...

GM has continually upgraded their painting process at Bowling Green over the years..

I'm pretty sure it was all new for the 1997 C5 and then they spent millions to upgrade it during the early C6's...
Forum: C7 General Discussion Today, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 147
Posted By JoesC5
I built my first car, and raced it in the 1953...

I built my first car, and raced it in the 1953 Soap Box Derby.

and my last Corvette purchased was my 09 C6 Z06.
Forum: C7 General Discussion Today, 06:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,231
Posted By JoesC5
Hopefully, the new paint process will correct the...

Hopefully, the new paint process will correct the problem, but the old paint process seemed to work on the C5 and the C6. Apparently it wasn't fixed back in the early 2018 production(that's four...
Forum: C7 General Discussion Today, 05:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,231
Posted By JoesC5
I agree, GM let a machining process get out of...

I agree, GM let a machining process get out of control(at one of their suppliers) for the entire run of the C6 Z06 and did absolutely nothing about it(there is a class action law suit against GM for...
Forum: C7 General Discussion Today, 05:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,231
Posted By JoesC5
The front fascia is made of a RIM(Reaction...

The front fascia is made of a RIM(Reaction Injection Molded) urethane. Only the rear fenders are SMC on the C7, and I have not heard of anyone complaining of poor paint adhesion on the rear fenders....
Forum: C7 General Discussion Today, 04:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,231
Posted By JoesC5
GM has been painting SMC for a long time. Not...

GM has been painting SMC for a long time. Not only was my 1998 C5 equipped with SMC panels, the front fenders on my old 1990 Cadillac were SMC, as was the hood on my 1983 Camaro Z28.

Oh, by the...
Forum: C8 General Discussion Today, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 408
Posted By JoesC5
If the roof was removed and the rear glass...

If the roof was removed and the rear glass lowered(assuming the mid engine does have a vertical rear window), wouldn't that be the same as a C7 convertible with a permanent roll bar installed behind...
Forum: Politics, Religion & Controversy Today, 03:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,027
Posted By JoesC5
In elementary school(1948-1954) we had no...

In elementary school(1948-1954) we had no cafeterias. EVERONE brought their lunch from home.

In middle school(1954-1957) we had a cafeteria where we could either eat a lunch brought from home or...
Forum: C7 General Discussion Today, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By JoesC5
The air dam on this new Cruze is not to prevent...

The air dam on this new Cruze is not to prevent lift at 200 MPH. It is for aero to improve the fuel economy numbers.

...
Forum: Politics, Religion & Controversy Today, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 246
Posted By JoesC5
50-60 years ago, I would say 18-20. Now, maybe...

50-60 years ago, I would say 18-20. Now, maybe 25-30.
Forum: Off Topic Today, 12:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,101
Posted By JoesC5
My first long distance drive was back in 1958...

My first long distance drive was back in 1958 when I drove my Mom's 1957 Mercury from Little Rock, Arkansas to New Hyde Park(Long Island, NY) and then back to Little Rock a week later. Drove the...
Forum: Off Topic Today, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By JoesC5
While my C6 Z06 has a dry sump and I have driven...

While my C6 Z06 has a dry sump and I have driven it at speeds above 160 on the higher banked(and longer) track at Talladega, I saw other cars running 150 MPH in their wet sump Corvettes.
Forum: Off Topic Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,101
Posted By JoesC5
A friend with a 2000 C5, decided in 2005 that...

A friend with a 2000 C5, decided in 2005 that he(and his wife) wanted to take his 1966 on longer road trips, so he pulled the original 327 and Muncie 4 speed, and installed a fuel injected 350 crate...
Forum: C8 General Discussion Today, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 408
Posted By JoesC5
Since the 1997 was a 4 month run, it was only 4...

Since the 1997 was a 4 month run, it was only 4 months until the 1998's were in production and with a convertible. The 2005 C6 had a convertible.
Forum: Off Topic Today, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By JoesC5
A friend was diagnosed at age 60, his wife had to...

A friend was diagnosed at age 60, his wife had to put him in a nursing home at age 63 and he passed at age 65.

My cousin(now age 72) has had it for the past 10 years. Has a difficult time walking...
Forum: Off Topic Today, 10:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,101
Posted By JoesC5
My 64 is all original(including paint). It came...

My 64 is all original(including paint). It came for the factory with a 300 HP 327, powerglide automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, am-fm radio, leather interior, all...
Forum: Off Topic Today, 10:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,101
Posted By JoesC5
I believe it depends on what you plan to use the...

I believe it depends on what you plan to use the car for.

In my case, I have two old Corvettes(56 & 64). I don't drive the 56 anymore, but will never sell it. The 64 I drive on short local club...
Forum: C7 General Discussion Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By JoesC5
Fuel economy numbers.

Fuel economy numbers.
Forum: Politics, Religion & Controversy Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 4,696
Posted By JoesC5
When my Mom and her husband were alive(5+ years...

When my Mom and her husband were alive(5+ years ago, and after Ft Hood shooting), and he was a retired SAC bomber pilot(first flew B25's in WWII, I would take them to Randolph Air Force Base and to...
Forum: Politics, Religion & Controversy Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 4,696
Posted By JoesC5
He was scared that he might spill his coffee and...

He was scared that he might spill his coffee and drop his donut if he took off running directly into a mob of students that were running towards him, for their lives.
Forum: C8 General Discussion 02-22-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 34,839
Posted By JoesC5
Those heat exchangers could be a split radiator...

Those heat exchangers could be a split radiator for the engine coolant. The CAD drawings also show a front trunk mounted in the nose of the car, so the center grille could only be used for the A/C...
Forum: C7 General Discussion 02-22-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,613
Posted By JoesC5
Not a Porsche, but when I purchased my Mercedes,...

Not a Porsche, but when I purchased my Mercedes, the cost of an LOF was $135(in 1999)at the Mercedes dealer.

One time was enough. I found out that it was no different than on any other car except...
Forum: C8 General Discussion 02-22-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,431
Posted By JoesC5
That makes no sense. Why would GM over produce in...

That makes no sense. Why would GM over produce in 2016 just to heavily discount them long before any planned shutdown of the plant. It makes more sense that they would instead over produce the 2017...
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