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Yesterday, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Tom400CFI

:Iagree: The mag tests and all of our years and...

:Iagree:
The mag tests and all of our years and years of data from the strip, show us that both cars should be about dead even. If you had him by "a couple car lengths", then either he wasn't...
Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By Tom400CFI

34 lbs is way too high, IMO. The 'Vette isn't...

34 lbs is way too high, IMO. The 'Vette isn't heavy and has a big (wide) tire. Don't need a lot of pressure.
Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By Tom400CFI

If your wheel left the asphalt for a split...

If your wheel left the asphalt for a split second...which it obviously did, then yeah, it's normal. The brakes weren't useless...but their effectiveness at that moment (at least for that one or two...
Yesterday, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By Tom400CFI

If it smells like trumpet valve cleaner...it's...

If it smells like trumpet valve cleaner...it's "old gas". Even smelling like that, it CAN still work "fine"....but you'd be justified in calling it "old".
Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,890
Posted By Tom400CFI

If you have a stock or stockish engine, then...

If you have a stock or stockish engine, then something else is wrong. It shouldn't get hot. First though...what are you calling, "hot"?
Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By Tom400CFI

^This. Hard to advise w/o all the info. If...

^This. Hard to advise w/o all the info. If just the winter, fire that som-bee up and run 'er!
Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Tom400CFI

:iagree: I think guys really took advantage of...

:iagree: I think guys really took advantage of "blueprinting" of those engines over the years and got some pretty outlier results.




In what way? They're both V8 engines from GM so compare...
Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Tom400CFI

I think A ZL1, properly optimized and tuned,...

I think A ZL1, properly optimized and tuned, using the headers that "came in the trunk" might do about that well. Not sure.

From the link I posted above, Musclecar Enthusiast Mag did a test of...
Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Tom400CFI

The TR 6060 is not beefier. He likely wants the...

The TR 6060 is not beefier. He likely wants the ZF b/c
1. it's "beefier"
2. it shifts better
3. it fits the car (C-beam)
4. he already owns it.


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Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By Tom400CFI

^THIS. Some one has already designed (using...

^THIS.

Some one has already designed (using "engineering") devices for this task.

*Jack one side of car from the front jack point (labelled bottom of rocker, under front of door). This lifts...
Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Tom400CFI

I've posted this same article, numerous times to...

I've posted this same article, numerous times to illustrate the difference between GROSS hp ratings and NET hp ratings. The "375hp" LT-1 makes just about the same actual power as the 300hp LT1. I...
03-24-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By Tom400CFI

Any 90's 'Vette owner would; air bag came with...

Any 90's 'Vette owner would; air bag came with the new interior....in '90.
03-24-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,886
Posted By Tom400CFI

LOL about the Granny shiftin'. :lol: I know...

LOL about the Granny shiftin'. :lol:

I know what they should run...I had an LS2/M6 and it went 12.89/110 (our track is at 4500' elevation -I ran that number on a 6000'+DA).....wheel hoppin' all...
03-24-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By Tom400CFI

The 540i has active handling that is "something...

The 540i has active handling that is "something on".

Any car will kill you if you don't respect it. I'd recommend taking your ZR-1 to some SCCA auto-x and HPDE's/track days. It helps. Auto-x...
03-24-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,886
Posted By Tom400CFI

Man, that's not what I've seen at the track. I...

Man, that's not what I've seen at the track. I see "average drivers" at my track in C6's running mid 13's to mid 14's/ :ack: The added tq doesn't translate when you can't hook it, and the nannies...
03-24-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,290
Posted By Tom400CFI

Had almost this same experience on the Maine...

Had almost this same experience on the Maine Turnpike (I-95) years ago. In my Trans Am, going ~65 (speed limit), Northbound. I'm sort of day dreaming as there was NO ONE on the road. I some up on...
03-22-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By Tom400CFI

:Iagree: He asked about ELECTRICAL parts,...

:Iagree:

He asked about ELECTRICAL parts, which the C5 has more electronics. Don't forget about the column lock! :ack:



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03-22-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Tom400CFI

Might want to peruse the owners manual at some...

Might want to peruse the owners manual at some point. :thumbs:
03-22-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Tom400CFI

C5 brakes ARE bigger than J55. The caliper is...

C5 brakes ARE bigger than J55. The caliper is larger and won't fit inside the salad shooter wheel. J55 will fit.

Don't base your information on that J55 and C5 is the same, b/c it's not.
03-22-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,886
Posted By Tom400CFI

Come one man.....try to use a little context,...

Come one man.....try to use a little context, could you?

Someone earlier said:

Then Diz said:
[/color]I agreed with that and pointed out ONE area where misinformation about "new/better" is...
03-22-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,886
Posted By Tom400CFI

Doh! At least it was the shaft and not the...

Doh!

At least it was the shaft and not the diff! Those things are wheel-hoppin' sons 'o bees. :(
03-22-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,886
Posted By Tom400CFI

:iagree: There have been big changes but the...

:iagree:

There have been big changes but the performance change ain't THAT profound (except stock engine perf) and some changes have actually made the car worse.

One very clear example from...
03-21-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,613
Posted By Tom400CFI

:iagree: with this. Anything else (like the puck...

:iagree: with this. Anything else (like the puck in the pic) is more likely to crush the 'glass rocker panel.
03-21-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,290
Posted By Tom400CFI

Yeah? BS? YOU SURE ABOUT THAT?...

Yeah? BS? YOU SURE ABOUT THAT? (https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c6-corvette-general-discussion/2925333-system-handling.html)
03-21-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,290
Posted By Tom400CFI

It is mind blowing. Is Mayday on Netflix? I'm...

It is mind blowing. Is Mayday on Netflix? I'm just watching the youtube channel Allec Joshua Ibay, which just has CGI remakes of airline events.

Ever see the movie "Idiocracy"? The characters...
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