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06-22-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By TheSkunkWorks

There's nothing within my fact based...

There's nothing within my fact based apples-to-apples rebuttal to your contrived blanket statements about BBC C3s which requires my mounting a defense. So rather than take part in even further...
06-22-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Nope, nope, and not necessarily. :toetap: ...

Nope, nope, and not necessarily. :toetap:

Both the SB and BB sit behind the C3's front axle, with either mass being distributed ~85% front and ~15% rear. An iron BBC with aluminum heads, intake...
06-22-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Tho the same basic dynamics apply, AX (inclusive...

Tho the same basic dynamics apply, AX (inclusive of Solo 2) and RR typically differ in what handling characteristics best suit one or the other. In the former, you're going to be dealing with a lot...
06-21-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
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...
06-19-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

I'd inquire as to whether your shock manufacturer...

I'd inquire as to whether your shock manufacturer might provide you with a comprehensive force/displacement graph of your specific shocks for your reference, else I'm afraid you'll need access to a...
06-18-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Actually, I entirely agree that bars are quite...

Actually, I entirely agree that bars are quite often necessary due to conditions in which higher spring rates are not practical. My point is that running overly soft spring rates forces reliance on...
06-18-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
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: 9,653
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...
06-16-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,653
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

So, in regards to rotor surface area for heat...

So, in regards to rotor surface area for heat dissipation, where do Wilwood's big C3 rotors fall as compared with our stock rotors or other brake upgrades such as the C6 Brembo conversion? I'm...
06-07-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,618
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
Forum: C3 General
06-06-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Just curious. What value has this letter?

Just curious. What value has this letter?
06-04-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,234
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

IMHO any hi-perf build should have all casting...

IMHO any hi-perf build should have all casting flash removed, sharp edges deburred/chamfered and oil passages messaged. However, I'll stick with coating the valley with Glyptal over polishing it. ...
Forum: C3 General
05-30-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,150
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

That's a good "There I Was" story. Thanks for...

That's a good "There I Was" story. Thanks for sharing! :thumbs:

Tho the Memphis Belle was on display here for many years, I've only had the privilege of witnessing a B17 in flight once, which was...
Forum: C3 General
05-30-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

I love my Hooker sidemounts! Bigger...

I love my Hooker sidemounts!

Bigger question is, what muffler inserts to put in them? There are many choices, including other than Hooker's offerings, from quiet/restrictive to...
05-30-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,480
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Pro: Sound concept. No doubt that it would...

Pro: Sound concept. No doubt that it would increase cooling while reducing/eliminating nose lift at speed.

Con: This setup would interfere with the L88 CAI air box.

Thanks for sharing. ...
05-29-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,427
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Oversteer is a bit overrated

I'll agree that a an amount of controllable oversteer during corner entry can certainly help a car rotate into the apex, particularly at low to medium speed turns. But, I've found it's preferable...
05-27-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,427
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Food for thought...

I always advise taking small steps when increasing rear anti-roll relative to front, and to make certain that doing so is actually needed rather than simply being assumed.

For those who have yet...
Forum: C3 General
05-25-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,760
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Old thread, but FWIW I'm penciling ~$2,800 into...

Old thread, but FWIW I'm penciling ~$2,800 into the budget for Holley's Terminator EFI, Dual Sync dizzy (ECU managed) and Strip Dominator intake setup, a la carte plus incidentals, installed DIY. ...
05-25-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,264
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

I highly suggest a tire pyrometer to help you...

I highly suggest a tire pyrometer to help you arrive at a far better camber setup than is evidenced above. To get the most applicable data come in as hot as is safe (cool off laps = moot temps) and...
05-24-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,264
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...
05-23-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 41,666
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

:thumbs: A good example IMHO that one...

:thumbs:

A good example IMHO that one needn't go to extreme lengths in order to achieve worthwhile aero improvements underneath.
05-21-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,134
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...
05-20-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,784
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

The original product used to seal the housing...

The original product used to seal the housing was a gray putty-like material. IIRC, last time I tackled this particular chore the dealer's parts department had it.
05-20-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 41,666
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

sidebar

Before too much is misread into the matter of engine weights...

Thanks to its location behind rather than above the front axle, C3 engine weight is split roughly 85% / 15% front to rear. An...
05-19-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By TheSkunkWorks

Even if you do eventually upgrade your...

Even if you do eventually upgrade your suspension, diagnosing and addressing what is actually causing your complaint is the best first step you can take in beginning your journey to handling nirvana,...
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