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Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 09-14-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,359
Posted By McRat
Something that needs to said about the new Z/28. ...

Something that needs to said about the new Z/28.

Cars such as these are a rare breed and memorable.

They are tightly focused, no-holds-barred, street legal track weapons.

There haven't been...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 09-13-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 26,394
Posted By McRat
Chassis - Steel. Weight - 3800lb. Engine -...

Chassis - Steel.
Weight - 3800lb.
Engine - Pushrod 2V V-8
Transmission - true manual


Any other car in that list qualify?

EDIT - I drive a ZR1 & CTS-V & Z06 and others. I had a Z/28 on...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 09-12-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 26,394
Posted By McRat
Hard to believe with the steel unibody, pushrod...

Hard to believe with the steel unibody, pushrod small block V8, normal manual trans, and 4 seats.

I guess the other MFR's need to rethink things.

When a 3800lb car with 60's tech kicks you...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-24-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 48,082
Posted By McRat
The facts are that within 2 days of purchase, I...

The facts are that within 2 days of purchase, I took a GMC Diesel Pickup that had a raceweight of 7100lb, on the "E-Rated" 80 psi tires, and clicked off a 12 second ET. Tuning, exhaust, and a little...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-22-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 28,058
Posted By McRat
You'd have to drive a CTS-V daily and also RR /...

You'd have to drive a CTS-V daily and also RR / AutoX it to really appreciate it.

If the Charger is expected to upset CTS sales, good luck with that.

Even the base model CTS is a great car. ...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-14-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 28,058
Posted By McRat
Another track I race at El Mirage, which is a...

Another track I race at El Mirage, which is a dirt dry lake.

Notice the NASCAR style cage in the Honda Insight (one of the most aerodynamic cars ever built) when a problem occurs at about 185mph:...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-14-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 28,058
Posted By McRat
Great. Just what we need. 200mph cop cars. :D ...

Great. Just what we need. 200mph cop cars. :D

2015 will be interesting. 2016 will be nuts.

BTW - most the euro sedans are speed limited. And I drove a 4 door 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup (7100lb,...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-13-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2,655
Views: 177,667
Posted By McRat
OE tires and 1.8's on 275's with a nose heavy...

OE tires and 1.8's on 275's with a nose heavy car?

122mph ain't bad, but it's not the 125mph claimed either.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-13-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,340
Posted By McRat
"The Tires Are Italian! Of Course It's Faster!"...

"The Tires Are Italian! Of Course It's Faster!" and fling your scarf over your shoulder, turn and strut away.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,655
Views: 177,667
Posted By McRat
In the Interwebbythingy Hotrod community, there...

In the Interwebbythingy Hotrod community, there is a saying.

"Where's the slip?"

Not just to weed out charlatans, but to see how it was set up.

Modern timing equipment often has the temp...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-12-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,340
Posted By McRat
Question: Did anyone run a no-AC car? Did...

Question:

Did anyone run a no-AC car? Did it have the same temp issues? The engineers didn't want AC on the car.
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 08-12-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By McRat
That is why I kept the faith for so long before...

That is why I kept the faith for so long before giving up. I didn't want to stick a dealer with a "race" version that would be hard to sell. Only 7% of the cars were no AC, probably all ordered by...
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 08-12-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By McRat
Epilogue: It arrived yesterday. So it wasn't...

Epilogue: It arrived yesterday. So it wasn't "lost"; it was just too late.

Picked up a very low mile 2010 ZR1 from the estate of the late Andy Granatelli. It's not a Z/28, but it's red...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-11-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By McRat
Yup. Everything from an Aston Martin to a...

Yup. Everything from an Aston Martin to a Minivan showed up.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-11-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By McRat
So after all this time and telling everyone how...

So after all this time and telling everyone how little you know about cars, yet that your opinion still mattered and you are still giving it????? Odd to say the least.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-11-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By McRat
It might seem odd that I waited that long and...

It might seem odd that I waited that long and couldn't wait another week or two.

But that wasn't really the case. A week ago, nobody had any idea when or if the car would ever ship. I had the...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By McRat
Are you referring to the hyd pressure, or the...

Are you referring to the hyd pressure, or the pedal pressure?

The fuel rail pressure sensor on Duramax diesel engines will read 0 to 30,000 psi.

And they make gauges that read it directly...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-11-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By McRat
CORRECTION! Jerry just called me. The truck...

CORRECTION!

Jerry just called me. The truck pulled up right now with it. They are unloading it.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By McRat
SoCal no AC red #384 available.

Talk to Jerry Pipen at www.winchevrolet.com

It has not arrived yet, but should be in the next week or two perhaps.

It was built about 9 weeks ago (June 10), and should be soon.

Tell him Pat...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-11-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,300
Posted By McRat
If Hennessey puts a 100,000 mile powertrain...

If Hennessey puts a 100,000 mile powertrain warranty and will honor the Federal emissions minimum warranty for parts, then go for it.

GM has deep pockets, Hennessey might get fined a couple...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-09-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,340
Posted By McRat
While it was my first AutoX in the ZR1, that...

While it was my first AutoX in the ZR1, that wasn't a killer lap. A prep'd Miata slaughtered me by 2 seconds.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-09-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,340
Posted By McRat
Great to see the Camaro Crew show up in force! ...

Great to see the Camaro Crew show up in force!

I ran the ZR1 for the first time. 36.1x needs fresh tires. It was a riot though.

http://youtu.be/L_RDDD9c_LQ

Tomorrow will be wifey's CTS-V.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-08-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,300
Posted By McRat
For those Cali Sucks folk: ...

For those Cali Sucks folk:

http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/airquality/mobilesource/vetech/tampering.html

"Violators are subject to penalties under the Texas Clean Air Act of up to $25,000 per...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-08-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,300
Posted By McRat
Uh... Federal Reg is just like Cali. The days...

Uh... Federal Reg is just like Cali. The days of the 49 state cars is long gone.

It's no more legal to remove emissions equipment in Texas than it is in any other state.

Like Hennessey's...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,340
Posted By McRat
A jilted Z/28 owner will be at the AutoX with a...

A jilted Z/28 owner will be at the AutoX with a Red ZR1.
The Z/28 is still "waiting for rail".
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 07-31-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By McRat
Yup, same McRat. I hope they don't have...

Yup, same McRat.

I hope they don't have problems selling it IF it arrives. From past personal experience there is no guarantee. Especially when they cannot tell you it's status.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 07-31-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,520
Posted By McRat
Well, the "fun" comes with 10lb of titanium in my...

Well, the "fun" comes with 10lb of titanium in my body, can't turn my neck more than 45 deg, hurt every morning, and 1/2 my hearing is gone. Been to the ER more than Tim Allen on Home Improvement....
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 07-31-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,520
Posted By McRat
I'm thinking the car did not want to leave it's...

I'm thinking the car did not want to leave it's owner's side, like a faithful dog.

Next mod to put a picture of "Andy" in the glove box.

When you start the car, the DIC says ANDY.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 07-31-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,520
Posted By McRat
HAHA!!! The punchline? The ZR1 almost...

HAHA!!!

The punchline?

The ZR1 almost killed me driving it home last night, and not in a good way.

One of the busiest freeways in the world is the 101 Fwy in Los Angeles.

During rush...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-30-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,826
Posted By McRat
The Boss 302 is larger, heavier, less power, less...

The Boss 302 is larger, heavier, less power, less torque, narrower powerband, than it's competition, the LS7, so that's apples to oranges.

On the GT500 powerplant, which is excellent:

How much...
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