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Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 09-14-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,617
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Unfortunately, I've had some of my worst...

Unfortunately, I've had some of my worst experiences at the track with Porsche people ..... on multiple occasions ..... and ONLY with Porsche people!?!?

I was literally YELLED AT by a track day...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-30-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,878
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Maybe they were having trouble finding the exit...

Maybe they were having trouble finding the exit and kept circling around looking for it? Or they were waiting for the green flag, so they could really hammer down?! :facepalm::noidea:
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-30-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,878
Posted By Cap'n Pete
^ ^ ^ agreed. The simple fact that they made...

^ ^ ^ agreed. The simple fact that they made contact, means, he should have pulled in without the need for a black flag, and should have been expecting the black flag. THAT alone, IMO, "proves" (by...
Forum: CANADA 08-30-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,988
Posted By Cap'n Pete
I actually saw a new ZL1 1LE on the highway a...

I actually saw a new ZL1 1LE on the highway a couple days ago ..... quite surprised to see one (around here) so soon ............ on the 401 through Oshawa, ~4pm.

White ZL1 1LE - VERY...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 08-28-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By Cap'n Pete
When your showroom stock grocery getter beats up...

When your showroom stock grocery getter beats up on foreign cars in the 6-figures, safe to say, it's a track car :cool:.
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 08-27-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,755
Posted By Cap'n Pete
That's really cool (...or hot?! lol) to see! ...

That's really cool (...or hot?! lol) to see! I've heard guys talk about thermal imaging, but never actually seen the end product. I know a lot of guys will simply measure tire temps, but the...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-27-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Cap'n Pete
That's fantastic! My '02 LS1 car was always...

That's fantastic!

My '02 LS1 car was always very good. After a number of track days + daily driving, it may have taken the occasional ~1/2qt here or there, but I was mean to that poor motor and...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 08-26-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,304
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Sweet, thanks for the great feedback! Yes, the...

Sweet, thanks for the great feedback! Yes, the price point is a huge factor (...performance for the dollar...). And I have 2 boys, so it would be nice to be able to take them both along, vs. only 1...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-23-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By Cap'n Pete
It's great having a "home track", so close to...

It's great having a "home track", so close to home :thumbsup:.

I'm only ~20 minutes away from Mosport (... re-named CTMP - "Canadian Tire Motorsport Park"). It's great having such a great place...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-23-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Cap'n Pete
I suspect it's likely an internal function of the...

I suspect it's likely an internal function of the belt retractor, therefore, most likely requires a replacement of the whole belt/retractor mechanism from a 1LE / ZL1, but I could be wrong?!?
Forum: CANADA 08-23-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Cap'n Pete
http://www.canalignment.com/ Call Scott. ...

http://www.canalignment.com/

Call Scott. Seriously. I drove from Oshawa to have my car aligned, and I promise you, guys drive further.

Setting up cars for the track (...and street/track) is...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 08-22-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,304
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Hey stranger! I heard over on the 'Vette board...

Hey stranger! I heard over on the 'Vette board that you're now into a Camaro!

I'm still in the midst of parental "bliss", and driving a family-friendly econobox at the moment, but NEXT YEAR...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 08-22-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,304
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Hmm, this one is still listed on Auto Trader, ~6...

Hmm, this one is still listed on Auto Trader, ~6 weeks later :noidea:.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-19-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,878
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Agreed, 100%. My thoughts (I posted in the...

Agreed, 100%.

My thoughts (I posted in the youtube comments):

Don't know the track. Don't know the normal set of rules that track/club usually follow. However, based on the Miata driver's...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-19-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Cap'n Pete
LOVED this feature in my C6's as well. ...

LOVED this feature in my C6's as well.




Good to know ........ thanks for confirming, guys.

It may be trivial to some people, but it's obviously a good thing to be held snug in your seat...
Forum: Canada 04-04-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,128
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Once the rotors have heated/cooled a bunch of...

Once the rotors have heated/cooled a bunch of times and warped, that warp is "set". Turn the surface, get them true again, and they likely won't warp any further. At least, that was my experience...
Forum: Canada 04-04-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,248
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Yup, same me! ... I like cars too! ;) :pop2:

Yup, same me! ... I like cars too! ;) :pop2:
Forum: Canada 04-03-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,248
Posted By Cap'n Pete
I've typically found UPS to be worse than FedEx...

I've typically found UPS to be worse than FedEx for cross-border shipping. I've had some large/heavy items shipped by FedEx (full exhaust system, a transmission on a skid) and while the shipping...
Forum: Canada 04-03-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,128
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Not sure about the specific issue(s) with the...

Not sure about the specific issue(s) with the squeaky brake issue on these, but just a couple opinions on brakes in general:

- I had the original set of rotors from my '02 turned after ~60k (they...
Forum: Canada 04-03-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,297
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Absolutely spot on :thumbsup:. I'm in no...

Absolutely spot on :thumbsup:.

I'm in no position to afford one, but I'd LOVE to have one. I would want/make the "sacrifice" for A/C and I'd probably add a couple extra speakers to the radio so...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,124
Posted By Cap'n Pete
With having the little guy around the house these...

With having the little guy around the house these days (almost 1 year now!) my time and money are scarce .......... so I don't know how much track time I'll be getting in this summer :frown:.
...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,986
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Hey Monte, I had Trimline in Oshawa do the...

Hey Monte,

I had Trimline in Oshawa do the stripes on my '02 Z28 back in early 2003. They did a GREAT job designing and installing them (they were purely custom ... as per my VERY specific...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 03-31-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,956
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Not that I'm in a position to buy one right now,...

Not that I'm in a position to buy one right now, but if I were, I'd DEFINITELY track it ... as much as possible!!! :D But based on my own track record (ha, ha, ha, ............shameless pun!) I only...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 03-31-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,113
Posted By Cap'n Pete
I'd want a radio ..... even if it is just for the...

I'd want a radio ..... even if it is just for the track, listening to some tunes is a good way to clear your head before (and after!) going out on the track ;). And obviously, driving to/from the...
Forum: Canada 07-24-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Curious if any of you track rats had thoughts of...

Curious if any of you track rats had thoughts of going this weekend??? Should be a great track weekend!! :)
Forum: Canada 07-18-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By Cap'n Pete
This is a fantastic event, guys :thumbsup:. ...

This is a fantastic event, guys :thumbsup:.

I'll be there instructing. Instructors and students are paired up for the whole day, and I'd be more than happy to have a fellow Camaro guy as a...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Awesome ... 33 second laps!! :D Cool seeing...

Awesome ... 33 second laps!! :D

Cool seeing your ZL1 out there ... that's the first one I've seen up close and personal :cool:. Nice to see you're not treating it like a garage queen ;).
Forum: Canada 07-15-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Told ya the track would be virtually empty!!...

Told ya the track would be virtually empty!! :thumbsup:
Forum: Canada 07-12-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,999
Posted By Cap'n Pete
I've totally lost my oomph these days ... I...

I've totally lost my oomph these days ... I haven't even taken my car through a touchless car-wash, let alone washing/detailing by hand!!! :facepalm: I should be ashamed!!! :(
Forum: Canada 07-11-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,999
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Awesome day at the track, boys! :thumbsup: ...

Awesome day at the track, boys! :thumbsup: Perfect weather, perfect conditions, and most importantly, no incidents! :thumbup:

It was great meeting you guys out there :).

If you have any...
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