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Forum: USA - NY / NJ / PA 05-22-2015, 04:02 PM
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Posted By td195f
Nice Vin. Ready to take it to the track and drive...

Nice Vin. Ready to take it to the track and drive it like you stole it without a pace car in the way?
Forum: USA - NY / NJ / PA 04-10-2015, 08:28 PM
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Posted By td195f
I'd like to join you guys at WGI for opening...

I'd like to join you guys at WGI for opening weekend next week but I 'm not going to have my car ready. Many projects to finish before I track for the first time this year.
Working on building Tank...
Forum: USA - NY / NJ / PA 04-10-2015, 06:04 PM
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Posted By td195f
I put one of the VTC units on my car just before...

I put one of the VTC units on my car just before I put it away for the winter. I was being held back from advancing during my track days by not being able to heel/toe downshift. I thought I was...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-06-2015, 09:23 PM
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Posted By td195f
The car was on display at PRI in Indianapolis in...

The car was on display at PRI in Indianapolis in December. They had it setup on a set of rollers tipped up on its side so you could see the bottom.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-28-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,685
Posted By td195f
I have used accusumps on my drag race engines for...

I have used accusumps on my drag race engines for 20 years and have never had an oil leak or a failure. The fact they stay pressurized when the engine is shutdown is a good thing. If you install the...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,782
Posted By td195f
You could use a thinner wall and still have...

You could use a thinner wall and still have adequate strength.
The NHRA rulebook requires the crossbar behind the seat (shoulder harness attachment and seat back support) for a rollbar or roll...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-27-2015, 08:41 PM
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Views: 5,782
Posted By td195f
What size tubing and wall thickness 4130 tube are...

What size tubing and wall thickness 4130 tube are you using? Tube end clevises are available off the shelf. I am building my own "tank plates" and harness bar in my shop and have obtained all my...
Forum: Garage / Tools Discussions 01-26-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,557
Posted By td195f
I bought and installed a BendPak 4 Post Lift,...

I bought and installed a BendPak 4 Post Lift, Extra Wide, 9,000-lb. Capacity HD-9XL last fall. Will handle my Camaro or my 3500 Chevy Dually with a couple of blocks to get the rear wheels on the...
Forum: USA - NY / NJ / PA 01-17-2015, 09:30 PM
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Posted By td195f
I'm in for the Glen. Mark, I made a...

I'm in for the Glen.

Mark, I made a contact at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis in December. He was one of the Camaro (1LE and Z/28) Design Engineers and is now the...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 12-21-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,370
Posted By td195f
Chevy Performance also had the Ultimate Track SS...

Chevy Performance also had the Ultimate Track SS Camaro at PRI and I got to spend a significant amount of time talking to a Camaro Design Engineer. The key to the Z/28 suspension package is the...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 12-21-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By td195f
The engineer I spoke with recommended the ZL1...

The engineer I spoke with recommended the ZL1 belly pan for the best aerodynamics. If you're not going to track the car it's a meaningless conversation. This is the kind of stuff that becomes...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-21-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By td195f
Mine are the Z/28 manual (no heat and only power...

Mine are the Z/28 manual (no heat and only power recline) and I got them for $1750 each from my local Chevy dealer, no shipping if ordered from dealer, plus the NY State Governor's cut. MSRP is $2000...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 12-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,564
Posted By td195f
Watkins Glen - Last year.

Watkins Glen - Last year.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 12-19-2014, 06:43 PM
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Views: 4,307
Posted By td195f
He was one of the original design engineers on...

He was one of the original design engineers on the ZL1, 1LE and Z/28 and is now the Director - Performance Variants, Parts & Motorsports Engineering.
FYI, with the belly pan installed there is...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-19-2014, 06:10 PM
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Views: 765
Posted By td195f
You'll need to stand them upright in the bed the...

You'll need to stand them upright in the bed the way they are packaged. They are on a cardboard base with a cardboard sleeve over them then a cover over the top of the sleeve the same as the base. In...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 12-16-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,070
Posted By td195f
We had a discussion about a full belly pan and...

We had a discussion about a full belly pan and his response was the splitter to the firewall was the biggest bang for the buck. He talked me out of fabricating a full pan. In testing the difference...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 12-16-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,307
Posted By td195f
My plan, because I have a 2013 which is open...

My plan, because I have a 2013 which is open between the front fascia/splitter and the wheel well liner is to close off the whole area from the framerails to the fender with the ramped area I...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 12-16-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,307
Posted By td195f
Those were the engineers words. I took it as not...

Those were the engineers words. I took it as not allowing any oil leakage, spills, etc. to build up and be retained on the top of the belly pan. Like I said previously, his recommendation for max...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 12-16-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,307
Posted By td195f
Based on my discussions with a GM Design Engineer...

Based on my discussions with a GM Design Engineer for the 1LE and Z/28 last week at PRI, all 2014 and 2015 Camaros have the wheel well liners shown in these pictures that close off the bottom of the...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 12-16-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,307
Posted By td195f
The belly pan is all about creating additional...

The belly pan is all about creating additional front downforce. If you look at how they are installed the factory bellypan still allows airflow along the sides of the engine, and down the trans...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 12-16-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,307
Posted By td195f
I also posted this on the above thread today: ...

I also posted this on the above thread today:
I went to the PRI Show (Performance Racing Industry, for those that don't know) last week and they had the ultimate track SS Camaro there. I spent a...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 12-16-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,070
Posted By td195f
I have my car up on a lift right now. The 2013...

I have my car up on a lift right now. The 2013 1LE and probably all other 2013 Camaros have the square holes in the subframe for the nutserts. GM isn't going to make a specific subframe for an SS or...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 12-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,070
Posted By td195f
I went to the PRI Show (Performance Racing...

I went to the PRI Show (Performance Racing Industry, for those that don't know) last week and they had the same car there. I spent a significant amount of time talking to one of the design engineers...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 12-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,914
Posted By td195f
Yes. Bought and installed just prior to putting...

Yes. Bought and installed just prior to putting the car away for the winter. First impressions - huge difference.
I track my car and could not get a good throttle blip on a heel-toe downshift. I...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-27-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,418
Posted By td195f
It's all clear to me now. Spike was operating the...

It's all clear to me now. Spike was operating the watch. That explains it all. You sure there wasn't a 1 in front of that 52. 1:52 would be reasonable for a fast car around WGI. I will say again, no...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-23-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,418
Posted By td195f
Repaving the boot starts in July and the rest of...

Repaving the boot starts in July and the rest of the track repaving will start right after the August NASCAR Race. This is fact, it is posted on WGIs website.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-23-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,418
Posted By td195f
I hate to be a naysayer here but there is no way...

I hate to be a naysayer here but there is no way anyone was lapping Watkins Glen in 52 seconds. On the long course that's an average speed of 236 mph and 166 mph on the short course. In June, the...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 10-31-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,540
Posted By td195f
Good to hear. I looked up the torque of the strut...

Good to hear. I looked up the torque of the strut to steering knuckle bolts in my service manual. You may want to ensure they got the bolts tight enough or you may have the same situation again....
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 10-27-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,540
Posted By td195f
Camber won't fix itself by loosening the bolts...

Camber won't fix itself by loosening the bolts alone. You would need to move the spindle in relation to the strut with the bolt hole at the top of the spindle (see photo below). I used a 10mm - 1.5 X...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 10-26-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,540
Posted By td195f
Do some research here on C5. These are the bolts...

Do some research here on C5. These are the bolts that Justice Pete said should never be used to adjust camber on the front of the Camaro. They're not strong enough.
If you look at the spindle...
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