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Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Yesterday, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Norm Peterson
Not my call to make. What I am trying to do is...

Not my call to make. What I am trying to do is keep you from underestimating the job. Regionally, you're not nearly as likely to face any of the weenie protests that can sometimes surface when tire...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Norm Peterson
You'd have to start with specifically a 1995...

You'd have to start with specifically a 1995 non-R car and I think you'd have to change everything over that's different and not covered by a Street-category allowance (this probably includes...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics Yesterday, 07:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,873
Posted By Norm Peterson
Nice, Dave. Looks like you were expecting the #52...

Nice, Dave. Looks like you were expecting the #52 to come into T11 a little too hot hoping to use you for a little extra side bite.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Yesterday, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By Norm Peterson
AX6 and HP+ appear to have similar temperature...

AX6 and HP+ appear to have similar temperature ratings. Street Race and XP8 temperature ratings look comparable to each other, about 250° beyond the AX6/HP+ level.

In my experience, XP8's and...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-30-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By Norm Peterson
Have you looked into what Carbotech has to offer?...

Have you looked into what Carbotech has to offer?


Norm
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-30-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By Norm Peterson
I wonder if it's time for somebody to try to keep...

I wonder if it's time for somebody to try to keep a list of the IP addresses used in these attempts, and periodically pass it on to site admins so that the listed IPs can be blocked. There is a...
Forum: Wheels | Tires 07-30-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,252
Posted By Norm Peterson
Staggered tire setups sell because they "look...

Staggered tire setups sell because they "look race-y" (which appeals to the average customer) and because they are inherently understeerish (which eases the mfr's mind). The average customer can't...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-29-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,689
Posted By Norm Peterson
It's not going to have the same view out the...

It's not going to have the same view out the windshield as most any FWD sedan. Even my Mustang's windshield view isn't that big (it's noticeably shorter than the Maxima and Mazda 626 windshield views...
Forum: ZL1 Wheels/Tires 07-29-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,664
Posted By Norm Peterson
Build tolerances? Norm

Build tolerances?


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-28-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Norm Peterson
Something like this...

Something like this http://home.comcast.net/~timewise1/products/798a.html

This particular unit seems to have just gone out of production, but you may be able to source one from a retiring rallyist...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 07-28-2015, 09:32 AM
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Views: 958,535
Posted By Norm Peterson
Hang onto the good memories, because no matter...

Hang onto the good memories, because no matter who takes over the property any of us grew up on, they will make changes that wouldn't have been made back in the day, or changes that you'd ever make. ...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-28-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Norm Peterson
A rallye computer is exactly what you want, with...

A rallye computer is exactly what you want, with a display that continuously indicates in either seconds or hundredths of a minute how "early" or "late" you are. You want it to be reading "0.00" as...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-27-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,873
Posted By Norm Peterson
Sounds like a more effective splitter might help,...

Sounds like a more effective splitter might help, as it should help more at the higher speeds where you're needing it than at the slower speeds where you apparently don't. Lowering will probably help...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 07-26-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 65,383
Posted By Norm Peterson
Mostly what that means is you have to drive it in...

Mostly what that means is you have to drive it in the higher rev ranges to get comparable performance (and as a downstream consequence the transmission gear spacing for such an engine should probably...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-26-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Norm Peterson
Fitment over Brembo brakes is more apt to be...

Fitment over Brembo brakes is more apt to be about clearance to the back sides of the spokes than wheel diameter (assuming that the roller skate matter has been dealt with). Some 18" aftermarket...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 07-25-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,925
Posted By Norm Peterson
After a little more thought, an easily swappable...

After a little more thought, an easily swappable rear seat delete and just maybe some cross-bracing at/just behind the rear seat back plane similar to the Boss 302 Laguna Seca's.


Norm
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 07-25-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,925
Posted By Norm Peterson
Starting with an A/C-equipped car, else I might...

Starting with an A/C-equipped car, else I might as well forget about driving it at all in the summer . . .

A second set of wheels with something like Michelin PSS tires for the street driving. No...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 07-24-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Norm Peterson
This look like good enough wet weather...

This look like good enough wet weather performance for you? Mostly 40 - 100 mph, lots of throttle in 3rd and 4th, just over 110 down the main straight on the last lap (12:00 or so). Not everybody...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-23-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,817
Posted By Norm Peterson
"not the right choice in this application" sure...

"not the right choice in this application" sure sounds like "inferior choice for L99/LS3 engines".

Really, when the PCM takes timing out in an effort to protect it, you're losing not only...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-23-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,817
Posted By Norm Peterson
In terms of the potential for engine damage, it...

In terms of the potential for engine damage, it absolutely is inferior. And that's the much greater concern here.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-23-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By Norm Peterson
Downstream of that lies the possibility of...

Downstream of that lies the possibility of accidentally damaging a rotor when you remove it, or even just the wheel. If you drop it on the concrete floor, it will likely chip.

I know I've seen...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-23-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Norm Peterson
Try these, found on this page . . ....

Try these, found on this page . . . http://na-motorsports.com/Tracks/MO/




Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-23-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,817
Posted By Norm Peterson
Sorry, lawman, not your call. The reasoning...

Sorry, lawman, not your call.

The reasoning dates back to the 1940's

and if you recall a more recent concern over filling separate containers (don't leave them sitting in/on you vehicle, as a...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-20-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By Norm Peterson
I wonder whether the pump is also cavitating . ....

I wonder whether the pump is also cavitating . . . . . it's CornerCarver1980 on MCSS, right?


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-20-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 413
Posted By Norm Peterson
Eagles Canyon Raceway is maybe an hour out of...

Eagles Canyon Raceway is maybe an hour out of Dallas, so you've got two . . .

http://eaglescanyon.com/


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-19-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,729
Posted By Norm Peterson
Now that my wife has also retired, we'll be using...

Now that my wife has also retired, we'll be using her car for most winter driving, when we actually have to drive somewhere in it. 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT.

Before that, I'd take either the 2001...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 07-19-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,869
Posted By Norm Peterson
I think most people will cut others a lot of...

I think most people will cut others a lot of slack in such cases - if there's at least a hint that physical limitations are involved. But in the absence of such information (and particularly in this...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 07-19-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,869
Posted By Norm Peterson
When the first images that come to mind at...

When the first images that come to mind at mention of "Lamborghini" are of the Countach, Miura, and Jarama, three pedals and an H-patterned shift lever is exactly what I expect to see, even today. ...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-18-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,340
Posted By Norm Peterson
You might try a limousine service that runs their...

You might try a limousine service that runs their own shop. That's what one of the Chevy dealers near me did for most interior work that wasn't just simple replacement.


Me, I'd probably call...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-18-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,501
Posted By Norm Peterson
Chris, the Owner's Manual is at least a starting...

Chris, the Owner's Manual is at least a starting point, and reading it might have even led to his asking specific questions.

Never mind that OP was posting from work (he actually admitted this,...
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