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Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-16-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By brt3
You nailed it. For DD usage I'm sure AWD is...

You nailed it. For DD usage I'm sure AWD is great. However, for honing your skills, RWD is way more fun. Quicker on track? It's more about the total package than any one thing, as the Z/28 and C7...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-15-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,578
Posted By brt3
This magnetic hookup is designed for Corvette...

This magnetic hookup is designed for Corvette owners; they are hiding them in grille openings so that you can charge without opening the hood. I never considered that for mine, but there may be a...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-15-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By brt3
In the interest of full disclosure, I had Abel...

In the interest of full disclosure, I had Abel Chevy install this when they were doing my seat install. Their Tech, Chad, does great work -- and did a masterful job, in 15-20 minutes, that would...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-14-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By brt3
An update and some observations, as I've been...

An update and some observations, as I've been fine-tuning the fit of the Sparco Ergo-L seat...

1. I originally mounted the seat to the floor -- which gives enough headroom for an NBA center.
...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-14-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,830
Posted By brt3
Thanks for your efforts! One thing that makes...

Thanks for your efforts! One thing that makes this worse is that many of us placed orders or deposits immediately after the car was announced. It was an agonizingly long wait for the cars to be...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-13-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By brt3
I'm assuming you're referring to an entire...

I'm assuming you're referring to an entire sequence of 25 (or so) starts/stops -- and that you only saw smoke from one corner during the last 4 stops? If that's the case you are NOT ready for the...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-11-2015, 02:46 PM
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Views: 663,873
Posted By brt3
AWD is not wanted or needed for a track car. ...

AWD is not wanted or needed for a track car. First, it's far more rewarding to drive a RWD car. Second, AWD adds weight -- and the new Camaro needs to really cut the lard...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-11-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,578
Posted By brt3
Would love to see/read details on the backup...

Would love to see/read details on the backup camera kit, as that would be nice to have. At Thunderhill you park under a large shade structure, and I usually back into my stall. With all the gear...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-11-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By brt3
Yes: ...

Yes:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8774/17066719826_926d2eca77_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7638/17066738056_7db8f08181_c.jpg
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 04-11-2015, 12:08 AM
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Views: 9,751
Posted By brt3
Bought mine HERE...

Bought mine HERE (http://www.hmsmotorsport.com/store/schroth-competition-belts/profi-asm/profi-ii-asm)
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-10-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,578
Posted By brt3
Schroth ASM Profi II: SEE IT HERE...

Schroth ASM Profi II: SEE IT HERE (http://www.hmsmotorsport.com/store/schroth-competition-belts/profi-asm/profi-ii-asm)

Ring Bros: M8 - 1.25 x 20mm Bolt with 7/8" Washer...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-10-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,228
Posted By brt3
I think quite a few people want the latest,...

I think quite a few people want the latest, newest hotness -- and then find out that this is a very specialized car that's not for everyone...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-10-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By brt3
A bunch of HPDE groups run COTA -- Chin,...

A bunch of HPDE groups run COTA -- Chin, SpeedVentures, MVP TrackTime, and Edge Addicts are the ones I know about.

With the Z/28 I don't think it's purely a matter of power. At a track like COTA...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-10-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,830
Posted By brt3
This is an interesting thread in a couple of...

This is an interesting thread in a couple of respects.

The poster, that some folks rec'd, had NOTHING to do with corporate policy. As far as I can tell the Oshawa folks did this on their own, and...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-10-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By brt3
Having driven mine on COTA, I can say that a...

Having driven mine on COTA, I can say that a built motor would have to be 1.5 seconds faster, per lap. I realize that's a big number, but I think you'd gain .5 on the front straight and a full...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-10-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,578
Posted By brt3
It does, but the Ring Bros hardware is gorgeous...

It does, but the Ring Bros hardware is gorgeous stuff. Totally non-functional, in that it doesn't hold the wickerbill any better than the standard fasteners...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-09-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,578
Posted By brt3
This (magnetic quick-release, flush-mounted in...

This (magnetic quick-release, flush-mounted in trunk, for C-Tek charger):

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7651/16470270834_11e878c0cd_b.jpg
...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-09-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By brt3
How tight is it? ...

How tight is it?

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7722/17066761936_f001a616b1_b.jpg
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-09-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By brt3
It fits! ...

It fits!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7667/16904935318_541d11118d_b.jpg
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-09-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By brt3
Here's another shot: ...

Here's another shot:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7617/17092000031_9dd009e99b_b.jpg
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-09-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By brt3
Sorry -- I'm not sure if you're asking about...

Sorry -- I'm not sure if you're asking about fitting into the Z/28 Recaro or the Sparco Ergo? If you're talking about the Sparco Ergo, you really want to find someone who has the seat -- or who...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-09-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By brt3
Are you talking the Sparco bracket for the...

Are you talking the Sparco bracket for the Camaro? We did not use that for the install. Instead, we used the mounting holes on the floor and used a nutsert on the bottom end (the underside of the...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-08-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By brt3
Me. Love it; have used it at Sears Point/Sonoma...

Me. Love it; have used it at Sears Point/Sonoma Raceway, Thunderhill, and COTA. Don't leave home without it... :biggrin:
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-08-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By brt3
That's the method my installer used...

That's the method my installer used...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-08-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By brt3
I am playing around with the fit and will post...

I am playing around with the fit and will post more here when I'm done. Mounted to the floor gives you crazy headroom -- too much even for me at 6'7" with a longish torso. I'm actually having to...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-08-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By brt3
The biggest impact on whether an item is covered...

The biggest impact on whether an item is covered or not -- IMHO -- is your dealership's service manager.

However, I wonder if Stielow actually meant that a claim for a blown engine in a car used...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-06-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By brt3
Besides the pinch weld jack points, here's...

Besides the pinch weld jack points, here's something from the factory that goes into more detail:
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-06-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15,698
Views: 663,873
Posted By brt3
My definition is simpler. Muscle Cars are...

My definition is simpler. Muscle Cars are happiest going in a straight line, while Sports Cars love turns. By that definition the ZL1 is a Muscle Car (I realize they do OK on road courses) and the...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-06-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,978
Posted By brt3
Per the Z/28 track setup specs, as specified by...

Per the Z/28 track setup specs, as specified by Chevy...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 04-03-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15,698
Views: 663,873
Posted By brt3
Interesting thoughts. However, with the...

Interesting thoughts. However, with the potential performance of the Mustang GT350, GT350-R, and GT350-S, I find it hard to conceive that the Camaro team won't respond with all barrels blazing. IF...
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