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Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 01-05-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 36,773
Posted By ChuckD
Heat soak really isn't a significant issue in...

Heat soak really isn't a significant issue in this case. On the track, the heat exchangers are pretty efficient (especially if track temps are moderate). The stock ZL1 is very effective at...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-26-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,152
Posted By ChuckD
About the oil starvation question, I don't know...

About the oil starvation question, I don't know if it's really a problem. But, has anyone considered the possibility of using the ZL1 oil pan and pickup. It was designed for this purpose.
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 07-26-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By ChuckD
Waterford Hills Track Day: SS w/ Pedders supension

2010 SS w/ Pedders Coilovers and bushings
@ Waterford Hill Raceway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5nqJzQ4y9k&feature=share



This was my 1st track day. The car performed very well. I...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-10-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,359
Views: 250,955
Posted By ChuckD
I'm not going to argue with you guys. But, that...

I'm not going to argue with you guys. But, that chart has nothing to do with road racing. (note the ZL1 plot starts at 110 at the start of the dyno pull) Show me IAT data log on the track. I've seen...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-10-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3,359
Views: 250,955
Posted By ChuckD
If you have ever-increasing intake air temps on a...

If you have ever-increasing intake air temps on a road course, you have a very poorly designed supercharger system.

The LSA's heat exchangers can control IAT as long at there is flow through the...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-09-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3,359
Views: 250,955
Posted By ChuckD
Heat soak is not an issue in road racing. There...

Heat soak is not an issue in road racing. There is more than enough airlflow available to the heat exchangers at high speed. The heat exchangers are designed exactly for this purpose.

The...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 05-28-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,561
Posted By ChuckD
As others have mentioned, it's best to follow...

As others have mentioned, it's best to follow GM's break-in procedure.

That said, I'll tell you what I know about it. I work on engine dynos on a daily basis. When we get a new engine, we have...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 05-27-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3,359
Views: 250,955
Posted By ChuckD
:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 05-25-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,359
Views: 250,955
Posted By ChuckD
There's no question about it. At standard...

There's no question about it. At standard atmospheric conditions, that egnine makes 662 hp. That's it. No if's, and's, or buts.

It was measured according to the requirements of the SAE standard...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 05-24-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3,359
Views: 250,955
Posted By ChuckD
No. It's a 662 hp car - as validated on engine...

No. It's a 662 hp car - as validated on engine dyno with SAE certification.

From SAE:
"To tout power and torque ratings as "SAE-certified," engine manufacturers must have an SAE qualified...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 05-20-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3,359
Views: 250,955
Posted By ChuckD
Did anyone claim the ZL1 was designed to dominate...

Did anyone claim the ZL1 was designed to dominate autocross Sunday? The answer is no. Buy a Miata - it's good for dodging cones.

ZL1 has reached supercar status on the track - with no track...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 05-14-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 31,511
Posted By ChuckD
For the comments about the 1.9-liter supercharger...

For the comments about the 1.9-liter supercharger being too small, I don't think that's the case. GM was running relatively low boost - there's a lot of room to grow if you can keep the temperatures...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 05-11-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 20,360
Posted By ChuckD
Drag coefficient is only part of the equation....

Drag coefficient is only part of the equation. It's a combination of frontal area and coefficient.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/math/9/9/a/99a6015b6a230860c9b1517b238e5de9.png

The...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 05-07-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 20,360
Posted By ChuckD
That's right. Anytime you modify the pulley, you...

That's right. Anytime you modify the pulley, you are going to be operating the supercharger in a less-efficient regime it wasn't designed for. It'll generate a lot of boost, but it will make a lot...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 04-12-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,513
Posted By ChuckD
Nothing to worry about. At 2:36, listen to...

Nothing to worry about.

At 2:36, listen to the exhaust note. That's when the exhaust flap opened up. That may have been nothing more than trapped condensation.

I'm surprised it made that...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-04-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,830
Posted By ChuckD
Auto sales are reported as "delivery to the...

Auto sales are reported as "delivery to the ulitimate customer".

Dealership inventory doesn't count towards sales reporting - until they are sold to a customer. So you cannot fill the pipeline...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 12-07-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,321
Posted By ChuckD
So are these CTF's going in for snow tires? In...

So are these CTF's going in for snow tires? In December/January, you're not going anywhere in Michigan with those Eagle F1's.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 11-11-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By ChuckD
Those racecars also use solid metal subframe...

Those racecars also use solid metal subframe "bushings". In other words, they don't use bushings. It's no surprise their driveline is suffering.

I saw the anodized "bushings" on one of the...
Forum: 2012 Camaro5 Fest (III) 10-09-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 88,138
Posted By ChuckD
Driver (me) plus 1 spectator.

Driver (me) plus 1 spectator.
Forum: USA - Great Lakes 07-31-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,320
Posted By ChuckD
Just for clarification, is the food included for...

Just for clarification, is the food included for the drivers, or do we also need to get a $25 food pass?
Forum: Exterior Parts & Accessories 06-14-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By ChuckD
SOLD

SOLD
Forum: Exterior Parts & Accessories 06-14-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,723
Posted By ChuckD
SOLD

SOLD
Forum: Exterior Parts & Accessories 05-23-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By ChuckD
It looks like a have a buyer. If it doesn't work...

It looks like a have a buyer. If it doesn't work out, I'll contact you.
Forum: Exterior Parts & Accessories 05-19-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By ChuckD
FS: GM Ground Effects for SS, in Michigan

I have a GM Ground Effects kit for sale. It's new in box. Local sales (Detroit Metro) are preferred as shipping is quite expensive.

I got the kit with my 2010 Camaro SS but didn't want the...
Forum: Exterior Parts & Accessories 05-07-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,102
Posted By ChuckD
That doesn't include shipping. If you go to...

That doesn't include shipping. If you go to checkout, the price changes to $1800, and you'll some fine print mentioning that free shipping doesn't apply to large packages. End price is likely over...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-24-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,584
Posted By ChuckD
So I completed the install this yesterday: ...

So I completed the install this yesterday:

(1) The front-most sub-frame "washers" were a PITA. The air hammer did no work for me. It definitely wouldn't work like it did in the video. Maybe my...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-23-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,584
Posted By ChuckD
I wasn't expecting to see the sleeve extruding so...

I wasn't expecting to see the sleeve extruding so far into the rear-most mounting points. I had to disconnect the strut at the lower control arm in order to lower the subframe enough.
...
Forum: Exterior Parts & Accessories 04-20-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,723
Posted By ChuckD
Still for sale... sorry if I have ignored some of...

Still for sale... sorry if I have ignored some of you. I've had multiple buyers promise to buy it, but not follow through.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-16-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,821
Posted By ChuckD
Pedders Xa Coilovers Installed

Last weekend I installed the Pedders Xa Coilovers. Below are photos and feedback on the installation process.

The job took a bit longer than expected, but with the right tools on hand it would...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-11-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,651
Posted By ChuckD
Steel insulator? I did my Xa's this...

Steel insulator?

I did my Xa's this weekend. Assembled with the foam insert first, but it didn't leave much thread on the the strut. I then disassembled the unit, and discarded the foam piece....
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