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Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By JoesC5

My C6 sure feels larger inside than the C7. As...

My C6 sure feels larger inside than the C7. As for ride quality, I drive my c6 Z06 on long road trips all over he USA and have been on many different types of roads. I'm old (76) and My C6 is...
Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 527
Posted By JoesC5

Nothing wrong with the bottom ends, but there...

Nothing wrong with the bottom ends, but there have been some head problems with bad machining from their supplier. Difficult to get an accurate read on just how widespread the problem is. Many of us...
Yesterday, 02:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,785
Posted By JoesC5

is that a quote direct from Tremec, or some...

is that a quote direct from Tremec, or some magazine?
Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,785
Posted By JoesC5

Actually, the polar moment f inertial of my 64 is...

Actually, the polar moment f inertial of my 64 is quite good as not only is the engine sitting behind the front axle the transmission in located towards the center of the car along with the passenger...
Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,785
Posted By JoesC5

My 1964 Corvette has the #1 plug behind the front...

My 1964 Corvette has the #1 plug behind the front axle and it is a front engine Corvette. In fact it's weight distribution is 47%/53%(better than the C7 50%/50%) and it's center of gravity is 16.5...
Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,785
Posted By JoesC5

Tremec has had their TR9007 DCT transmission on...

Tremec has had their TR9007 DCT transmission on their website for around four years. I don't recall seeing where Tremec said it was going to be used in a Corvette of and generation.
Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,785
Posted By JoesC5

The first C7 I saw in person and the first C7 I...

The first C7 I saw in person and the first C7 I sat in was on Oct 19 2013 at Talladega Super Speedway. We were there for the NASCAR race and a local dealer had the new C7 on display that was unsold.
Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,098
Posted By JoesC5

I needed a Corvette transported from Orlando, FL...

I needed a Corvette transported from Orlando, FL to Springfield, MO and I contacted Intercity. They said they couldn't do it as it wasn't on their route. Heck, Orlando is on an Interstate(I-4) that...
Yesterday, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 527
Posted By JoesC5

With your budget constraints, you might consider...

With your budget constraints, you might consider a C6 427 Convertible, as it meets your "must haves". Later on, if you want more than 505 horsepower, install an E-Force or a Heartbeat for 657+...
07-19-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,477
Posted By JoesC5

The C6 Z06/Z07 and the C6 ZR1/PDE had very...

The C6 Z06/Z07 and the C6 ZR1/PDE had very similar performance at the Ring, but the ZR1 had the advantage on the long straight stretch because of it's 5th gear(.81:1 vs .74:1 on the Z06). The C6 Z06...
07-19-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 15,017
Posted By JoesC5

Correct that the C3 used the C2's...

Correct that the C3 used the C2's frame/chassis/running gear but the C6 did not use the C5's space frame/chassis. 80% of the C6 was new and part of that was a longer wheelbase space frame. While the...
07-19-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,664
Posted By JoesC5

Bill, I was only pointing out that the...

Bill,

I was only pointing out that the Boxster/Cayman could be had with more than just 300 HP. There are many reasons people buy a Porsche instead of a Corvette besides horsepower. Porsche does...
07-18-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,664
Posted By JoesC5

While the Cayman base has a 300 HP turbo 4...

While the Cayman base has a 300 HP turbo 4 banger, the Cayman GTS has a 365 HP turbo 4 banger, but only weighs 3032 pounds with the manual transmission, and 3098 pounds with the PDK transmission(DCT).
07-18-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By JoesC5

I don't recall my insurance on my new 1964 Malibu...

I don't recall my insurance on my new 1964 Malibu SS with 327, 4 speed and F40 suspension being excessive, or with my new 1965 396 4 speed, or my new 1966 Olds 4-4-2, etc. They were all "high...
07-18-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,664
Posted By JoesC5

The particular article I read only mentioned the...

The particular article I read only mentioned the 591 HP and that is the basis for my post. No mention of any other engines were made.

I see in a later article, that there will be a 261 HP 2.0L 4...
07-17-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 994
Posted By JoesC5

It would help if we knew where you lived in order...

It would help if we knew where you lived in order to see if anyone with a 'stock' Z06 could help you out. I don't know if NEO is northeast Ohio, or northeast Oklahoma, or northeast Oregon or ?????.
07-17-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 994
Posted By JoesC5

Wait a minute, I'm one of those elderly...

Wait a minute, I'm one of those elderly gentlemen(76 years old) and I drive a 2009 Z06(slightly more horsepower than a stock Z06 as I have aftermarket heads that flow better and a tune) and I don't...
07-17-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By JoesC5

With a 2 to 2&1/2 inch drop, I would be checking...

With a 2 to 2&1/2 inch drop, I would be checking the condition of the front leaf spring. If the front bolts are stock, they can normally only be adjusted to get a 1 to 1&1/4 inch drop in ride height.
Forum: Off Topic
07-17-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 459
Posted By JoesC5

Oh great, just what we need. Another Corvette...

Oh great, just what we need. Another Corvette Forum member that gets on the forum and posts how great the C7 is and how great the Tesla is while not owning either a Corvette or a Tesla.
Forum: Off Topic
07-17-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,300
Posted By JoesC5

What if you had a waterwheel connected to a...

What if you had a waterwheel connected to a generator inside the car, and you drank plenty of coffee, and charged the battery by pissing on the waterwheel(and save time by not having to stop and use...
Forum: Off Topic
07-17-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,692
Posted By JoesC5

I have had two homes custom built and both were...

I have had two homes custom built and both were disasters. The home I currently have, I said fuck that, as I can screw it up just as bad as a custom home builder, and do it for less money.

With...
Forum: Other Cars
07-17-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By JoesC5

From Fisker website……"Breakthrough technology...

From Fisker website……"Breakthrough technology will enable dramatically longer ranges of more than 500 miles on a single charge and charging times as low as one minute – faster than filling up a gas...
07-17-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By JoesC5

Ford is not throwing the Mustang in the trash...

Ford is not throwing the Mustang in the trash bin. Also, Ford sedans represents a very small fraction of the sedans sold worldwide, or even in the US. Just because Ford is dropping it's sedans(with...
07-17-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 15,017
Posted By JoesC5

I think he is a car salesman for some Chevrolet...

I think he is a car salesman for some Chevrolet dealership and hasn't been employed very long as a salesman.
07-17-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,664
Posted By JoesC5

I knew that the vantage had a ZF auto as their...

I knew that the vantage had a ZF auto as their only transmission with a purposed manual transmission for release down the road, but I wasn't aware that you could walk into their showroom and buy one...
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