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Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics Yesterday, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,375
Posted By Col. Brain
CSB my great uncle helped open the dragstrip...

CSB

my great uncle helped open the dragstrip here way back in the 60s. For a long time it closed. Then one of the owners invested back into it and opened it again in the early 90s.

Housing...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 09-17-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Col. Brain
Make sure your lug nuts are torqued properly and...

Make sure your lug nuts are torqued properly and any caps are on.

Go to the track and make some passes.

On a Test and Tune night you will get a variety of everything.
Stock cars such as...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 09-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,262
Posted By Col. Brain
farther away but also possible

farther away but also possible
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 09-16-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,262
Posted By Col. Brain
Byron in November hit me up when you go - i...

Byron in November

hit me up when you go - i can be a witness :smoking:
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 09-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,187
Posted By Col. Brain
if you are going to drag race either - get some...

if you are going to drag race either - get some weld RTS (or whatever drag wheel set you like) and drag radials.

Then add a small nitrous shot

Should easily run in the 11s (which not too long...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 09-11-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,298
Posted By Col. Brain
Some people just love to bitch, moan, cry, and...

Some people just love to bitch, moan, cry, and complain
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 09-09-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,673
Posted By Col. Brain
that was nice congrats!

that was nice

congrats!
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 09-09-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Col. Brain
Very good but are you recording this data in a...

Very good but are you recording this data in a journal? Do you know your Density Altitude etc?


The 205 to 189 temps can make a HUGE difference. And yes when the car is warmer it can run away...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 09-09-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By Col. Brain
drag week?

drag week?
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 09-08-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,219
Posted By Col. Brain
I called on that 66k Z/28 and was told 0% offer...

I called on that 66k Z/28 and was told 0% offer did not apply to the Z/28.

Does anyone in here know if you can get the 0% offer on the Z/28s or was this more dealer bullshit?

(and im starting...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 09-05-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,229
Posted By Col. Brain
its not really opinion though the new Z06...

its not really opinion though

the new Z06 incorporates - 427, Grand Sport, Z06, and ZR1 all into one nice model that can be optioned like a ZL1

And we dont know if a ZR1 is coming
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 09-05-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By Col. Brain
Well recent history is a good indicator. ...

Well recent history is a good indicator.

Take the C7 Corvette.

All of 2013 and early 2014 was C7 Stingray this and that etc. Asking about the Z06 or ZR1 was met with "nothing yet"

We all...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 09-05-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,229
Posted By Col. Brain
True But I will take 2 Z/28s, an Eliminator...

True

But I will take 2 Z/28s, an Eliminator Daytona, and a truck to pull it with and settle for 2nd place over the Nismo or F12 :biggrin:
Forum: 1st & 2nd Generation Camaros 08-28-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Col. Brain
This may be better answered at ls1tech

This may be better answered at ls1tech
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 08-28-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,898
Posted By Col. Brain
Gotta start somewhere. And at least you are...

Gotta start somewhere.

And at least you are out trying it. I hear enough talk from people bench/magazine racing who have never even been to the track.

Id say for your car - get the...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-28-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 41,412
Posted By Col. Brain
His 11.7 is a bit off the pace of even the slower...

His 11.7 is a bit off the pace of even the slower Hellcats.

Doesn't matter to me - i still prefer the ZL1.

But a challenger hellcat on drag radials should easily run 11.70s. If it doesnt...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-28-2014, 12:47 PM
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Views: 41,412
Posted By Col. Brain
An old saying - "speed costs money" The...

An old saying - "speed costs money"

The hellcat is more expensive than the zl1?
So shouldn't the hellcat be faster?


People on here are worried about beating the Hellcat. GM will get...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-28-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,702
Posted By Col. Brain
Go look and you can find an early to mid 90s VW...

Go look and you can find an early to mid 90s VW or Honda 4 cylinder with manual transmission.

30-40mpg for under 4k. Probably under 3k.

I know i used to bomb around in a 91 4 door golf. All...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-27-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 41,412
Posted By Col. Brain
Just looking at a video with the 9 second...

Just looking at a video with the 9 second livernois package. That is 10k.

So a new ZL1 can be had at mid 50s. Plus 10k. the only price i know about the hellcat is starting price with manual...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-26-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 41,412
Posted By Col. Brain
The drag pak, copo, and cobra jets are available...

The drag pak, copo, and cobra jets are available to purchase with a manual transmission as well.

But only dumb drag racers would probably buy those :facepalm:
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-26-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,519
Posted By Col. Brain
the last investment car was the Ford GT. ...

the last investment car was the Ford GT. (possibly some odd ball exotic that most people never heard of)

As for tanking values - yeah id love to see it. But that is so I can buy one. Right now...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-26-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,219
Posted By Col. Brain
this is promising

this is promising
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-23-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 41,412
Posted By Col. Brain
Before my dad got his silverado he had a 97...

Before my dad got his silverado he had a 97 suburban. Just under 200k and that thing was abused.

Im not bashing Chevy but i really believe Fiat has turned around Chrysler.
Still too early to...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-22-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 41,412
Posted By Col. Brain
My '13 Ram has been hands down better than my...

My '13 Ram has been hands down better than my dad's '13 Silverado. He has had a few issues from leaking oil, radio not working etc. (nickel and dime shit mainly)

Only reason my truck has gone...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-22-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,772
Posted By Col. Brain
Unfortunately even the Viper is rumored to go...

Unfortunately even the Viper is rumored to go with a supercharger.

To make the stupid power that buyers want - forced induction is required.

The LS7 imo was the best of the LS family. But...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-22-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,772
Posted By Col. Brain
but thats what it seems they are doing. ...

but thats what it seems they are doing.

ZR1s are expected to be 110-120k

People were getting emotional that rumors of 100k starting price of the Z06. Much like people here getting pissed the...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-22-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,772
Posted By Col. Brain
my accounting pov in 2014 there was not...

my accounting pov

in 2014 there was not king corvette. GM loves the profit margins on the Corvette Zs but alas none where to be had.

Current camaro is pretty much wrapping up. Give the...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-22-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,772
Posted By Col. Brain
i think the ZR1 will be the hardcore track car...

i think the ZR1 will be the hardcore track car now. Hardtop/coupe only. And probably pushing 700+

1M hypercars are into the 6 minute range - i think the ZR1 is focused on that.

Looking back...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-22-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,772
Posted By Col. Brain
No limits on the Z06. There will be a markup but...

No limits on the Z06. There will be a markup but it will be short lived. I see plenty of marked up Z/28s still sitting.

The auto trans in the Z06 is brand spanking new 8 speed. The auto in the...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 08-21-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,489
Posted By Col. Brain
Vipers/ZL1s/Boss etc - will all suffer similar...

Vipers/ZL1s/Boss etc - will all suffer similar fates - junkyard material.

These hot rods will get cheap enough for a young person to buy and then they will drive them until they need to sell to...
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