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Forum: Canada 04-04-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,783
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,276
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, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,276
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, 10:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,783
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, 10:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
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, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,283
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, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
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, 07:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,218
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, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,035
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, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
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, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
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, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
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, 08:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
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, 10:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
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...
Forum: Canada 07-09-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Well, I've been too busy REPAIRING this old...

Well, I've been too busy REPAIRING this old clunker to worry about air pressure, weight removal, or a camera :facepalm:. Last I checked, there was still air in the tires, oil in the motor, and...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Are you going to have that at Mosport?!?!?!?...

Are you going to have that at Mosport?!?!?!? :w00t:

On a positive note, I got my clutch fixed up, so I should be good to go on the 10th :thumbsup:.
Forum: Canada 06-28-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Ok, my Tick master cylinder showed up, now let's...

Ok, my Tick master cylinder showed up, now let's see if I can get it installed in the next ~week and make sure the clutch is working properly!!! :thumbup: :popcorn:
Forum: Canada 06-27-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Oh come on, a beginner in a Miata can run quicker...

Oh come on, a beginner in a Miata can run quicker than that!! :paddle: Give yourself a little credit ..... aim for a 1:55!! :thumbup::popcorn:
Forum: Canada 06-26-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Nothing wrong with running in the 1:40's. It...

Nothing wrong with running in the 1:40's. It says that you're NOT "dogging it". Once you get more experience and get your confidence up, you'll start knocking the seconds off every day you go out...
Forum: Canada 06-26-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Apex is open to all makes/models ... not...

Apex is open to all makes/models ... not brand-specific. Expect to see some BMW's, Porsches, 'Vettes, anything else in between, and apparently a few Camaros too ;).
Forum: Canada 06-25-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
Posted By Cap'n Pete
I've got a buddy who used to race here in Ontario...

I've got a buddy who used to race here in Ontario who moved out to Edmonton a few years ago. I guess there was Race City Motorsports Park that wasn't bad, but I guess it closed (and may have already...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
Posted By Cap'n Pete
No got anymore :( (sorry, my signature was...

No got anymore :( (sorry, my signature was mis-leading ... fixed!) ... traded the 2010 C6 on the 2006 Z06 last year, then sold that a couple months ago just before my wife and I had our first baby....
Forum: Canada 06-25-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
Posted By Cap'n Pete
I'm going nowhere fast, until/unless I get this...

I'm going nowhere fast, until/unless I get this new clutch master cylinder (still waiting on shipping from the U.S.:paddle:). The current one is almost shot, and the car is barely driveable :( (the...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Here's a really good video to watch (C5 Z06): ...

Here's a really good video to watch (C5 Z06):

http://vimeo.com/16643779

... and this one's even better ;) (same driver, better car ... a full-on race-prepped Corvette):
...
Forum: Canada 06-22-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
Posted By Cap'n Pete
^ ^ I think you just pay on the day of? :iono:

^ ^ I think you just pay on the day of? :iono:
Forum: Canada 06-18-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Here's their website: http://apexdriving.ca/ ...

Here's their website: http://apexdriving.ca/

Best to register in advance, rather than just showing up, ESPECIALLY if you're a beginner and require an assigned instructor :cool:.
Forum: Canada 06-17-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Have you actually gotten under the car to see if...

Have you actually gotten under the car to see if something is ACTUALLY loose?? ie: maybe an exhaust hanger or something simple?? You never know.....
Forum: Camaro Motorsports Discussions 06-17-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,599
Posted By Cap'n Pete
I found your post, and can hopefully make it out...

I found your post, and can hopefully make it out on July 10th! :)

I've got a couple things to do first to get the ol' girl ready.

1) ordered a Tick master cylinder to replace my crappy...
Forum: Canada 06-17-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,539
Posted By Cap'n Pete
Apex does driver training at all of their events....

Apex does driver training at all of their events. Like stratman said, they have 3 groups based on experience, and the beginner group gets some classroom time as well as an in-car instructor.

If...
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