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Forum: Ask AL 11-18-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,340
Posted By Norm Peterson
Best time comes when you maximize the "area under...

Best time comes when you maximize the "area under the HP curve" between the (higher) rpm you shift at (in the lower gear) and the (lower) rpm you end up in, in the next gear.

This happens when...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-18-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By Norm Peterson
What pads are you currently using? Norm

What pads are you currently using?


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-18-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,126
Posted By Norm Peterson
S2000 driver says something pretty early in the...

S2000 driver says something pretty early in the video about expecting the driver being passed to move off line "the person will move over off line . . . and you'll go right by him". That's not what I...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-17-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By Norm Peterson
Option 1 will be the most cost-effective for a...

Option 1 will be the most cost-effective for a while. No need to be wearing out tires with better grip when most of the time traffic won't let you use it.

After that, I think there's still room...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 11-17-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,523
Posted By Norm Peterson
Dance around it all you want, your original title...

Dance around it all you want, your original title was unreasonably inflammatory.

I still haven't more than glanced at the text because I refuse to keep scrolling right-left-right- . . . in order...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-16-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9,180
Views: 774,121
Posted By Norm Peterson
That is strange, Frank. I could see where not...

That is strange, Frank. I could see where not having a NJ FID card could bar you from buying handgun ammo in this state, but not shotgun shells (with the possible exception of .410's).

Odd thing...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 11-16-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By Norm Peterson
I trust the potential (but unlikely) typo - data...

I trust the potential (but unlikely) typo - data like that should have received close scrutiny for accuracy, and once approved would not be subject to randomly occurring errors. I would expect...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 11-16-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By Norm Peterson
Let's take the performance supplement...

Let's take the performance supplement recommendations out of this discussion, as they're for use well outside anything that could be construed as 'normal street driving'. That's why it's in a...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 11-16-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,523
Posted By Norm Peterson
Thread titles generally set the tone for what...

Thread titles generally set the tone for what follows, and in this case the original thread title was decidedly hostile toward a vendor. That's fertile ground for drama, set by OP . . . I'm a little...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 11-16-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By Norm Peterson
Just because more than one weight of oil is...

Just because more than one weight of oil is Dexos1 Gen2 certified doesn't necessarily mean you get to pick which of those weights to use.

From a recent repair industry newsletter. No mention of...
Forum: V8 LT1 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 11-16-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,523
Posted By Norm Peterson
If your huge pictures had fit on my screen, I...

If your huge pictures had fit on my screen, I might have read the text.

Thanks for leaving them huge, saved me some time I would never get back.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-14-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By Norm Peterson
Attempting to solve an understeer problem by...

Attempting to solve an understeer problem by playing games with the basic front vs rear slip angle curves is not only risky; it can hurt you in other places (if the rear insists on being a lot looser...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-14-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 350
Posted By Norm Peterson
At 19" there will be slightly less strut...

At 19" there will be slightly less strut clearance than at 20" in the same width/offset/backspacing due to strut inclination in front view. Guessing about 3mm 'tighter'. Before I suggest any minimum...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 11-12-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By Norm Peterson
It doesn't make sense . . . directly. But I...

It doesn't make sense . . . directly.

But I suppose the throttle mapping on drop-throttle or trailing throttle could be made to work "in reverse" of the leading throttle mapping and with less...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 11-12-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By Norm Peterson
Drag racing just might want something that's a...

Drag racing just might want something that's a little different from either 'Track' or 'Sport'. For example, you might want your better resolution somewhere in the middle to upper middle portion of...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-11-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Norm Peterson
Not sure about that at all . . . by the time...

Not sure about that at all . . . by the time you've waited in line for tech inspection and attended the drivers' meeting they will have had plenty of time to cool off significantly. Even if your run...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 11-09-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By Norm Peterson
Obviously the details of operation are different....

Obviously the details of operation are different. But the bottom line matter of how much response at what rpm range is at least analogous. Yes, I know that more can be done electronically once...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 11-09-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By Norm Peterson
That's got to be a whole lot easier than DIY'ing...

That's got to be a whole lot easier than DIY'ing your own cable cam (been there).


Norm
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 11-09-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By Norm Peterson
There's only so much throttle movement available...

There's only so much throttle movement available - you can either get more of it sooner at the expense of response up top, or more up top with slower throttle opening rates down low.

Track mode...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-09-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Norm Peterson
At least one of my (December!) events at NJMP had...

At least one of my (December!) events at NJMP had ambient (and pavement) temperatures in the upper 30°'s F for the first couple of run groups' first session and low to mid 40°'s at least through...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-07-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By Norm Peterson
Most people would take that as a challenge to...

Most people would take that as a challenge to provide evidence that such other timing methods were sufficiently accurate.

If nothing else, this thread now contains in one place a good idea of how...
Forum: Ask AL 11-06-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By Norm Peterson
No problem, Pin. I think some people think...

No problem, Pin.

I think some people think you're looking for really little things like intentional asymmetries in the alignment specs developed specifically for the 'Ring, when "ballpark"...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-06-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By Norm Peterson
At some amount of added caster you'll probably...

At some amount of added caster you'll probably need to correct bumpsteer (adding or subtracting static caster raises or lowers the outer tierod pivot relative to the inner pivot at the rack). An...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-05-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By Norm Peterson
FWIW, I once verified GoPro timing against the...

FWIW, I once verified GoPro timing against the clock in my laptop to be as close to dead-on as you could ever tell visually. Timing was verified over a time span slightly greater than 6 minutes. I...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-02-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,229
Posted By Norm Peterson
I probably should have mentioned that I try to...

I probably should have mentioned that I try to include some moderately hard braking in my daily driving - lack of closely following traffic permitting. Probably helps keep me "current" as much as it...
Forum: Ask AL 11-01-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By Norm Peterson
Interested in this one as well, as it could well...

Interested in this one as well, as it could well affect a future purchase decision.

Guys, what exactly is happening? Is it like a physical dead band in the pedal where nothing happens no matter...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-01-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,229
Posted By Norm Peterson
Agreed. I don't think I've ever done more...

Agreed.

I don't think I've ever done more than half as many applications of Steps 1 & 2 or more than half the distance between them . . . for any pad compound. I've let normal street driving take...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-01-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,229
Posted By Norm Peterson
Your instructor probably wants you to develop a...

Your instructor probably wants you to develop a "feel" for when your tires are approaching their limits, while still having some 'headroom' against peak grip. The car will need to feel somewhat less...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-31-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9,180
Views: 774,121
Posted By Norm Peterson
Cabela's had (maybe still has) 7.62 x 39 Red Army...

Cabela's had (maybe still has) 7.62 x 39 Red Army Standard for $4.59/box, or cheaper than 'Cheaper Than Dirt'.

So I picked up 50 boxes to feed this ↓↓↓ (not a stamped steel receiver, NJ-compliant...
Forum: Ask AL 10-31-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Norm Peterson
Not even a hint that a smaller displacement V8 is...

Not even a hint that a smaller displacement V8 is under consideration, even if that's only to maintain V8 availability for a few more years?

I've found that a high-revving NA engine can be more...
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