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Forum: Off-topic Discussions Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By DGthe3
The complexity was felt even more in the...

The complexity was felt even more in the reliability & maintenance of them. Breakdowns are more common, because there are more things to go wrong. And it takes longer to fix them after they break....
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By DGthe3
Its not just the tuning. Ethanol doesn't always...

Its not just the tuning. Ethanol doesn't always play nicely with the rubbers & plastics found in most fuel systems. Tends to be corrosive. Cars that are E85 capable are built to accept ethanol in...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,657
Posted By DGthe3
Alright, there are a couple dozen deleted posts...

Alright, there are a couple dozen deleted posts and a number of infractions handed out. Why? Because a handful of people seemingly forgot that political commentary is not allowed on Camaro5.

If it...
Forum: Site Related Announcements / Suggestions / Feedback / Questions 10-24-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By DGthe3
There is no way for members to see when a...

There is no way for members to see when a suspension is going to be lifted for another member. That would involve publicizing additional information regarding banned members, and thats something we...
Forum: Camaro5 Store Merchandise 10-23-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By DGthe3
moved to Camaro5 Store Merchandise sub-forum

moved to Camaro5 Store Merchandise sub-forum
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 10-23-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By DGthe3
To the best of my knowledge, GM never said...

To the best of my knowledge, GM never said anything about building a new Camaro until August 10, 2006. Here is the press release about a new Camaro going into production, straight from GM.com:
...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-23-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By DGthe3
Airbags & rollover (roof-crush) make for the...

Airbags & rollover (roof-crush) make for the 'thick roof' above the doors. Styling is mostly responsible for the high belt line. Every car that is smaller than the Camaro (such as the Corvette or...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-22-2014, 10:03 AM
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Views: 110,605
Posted By DGthe3
Well in that case ... the Chevy small block has...

Well in that case ... the Chevy small block has 4.4" bore centres. Always has, always will. This leads to an overall length, by the time you include the accessories, of 27 to 28 inches
...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-21-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6,099
Views: 133,466
Posted By DGthe3
Stupify - Disturbed

Stupify - Disturbed
Forum: Site Related Announcements / Suggestions / Feedback / Questions 10-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By DGthe3
Thats normal. If I type : popcorn : and then...

Thats normal. If I type : popcorn : and then remove the spaces when I try again :popcorn: ... see, its now a smiley

You might want to check your settings...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:21 PM
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Views: 52,350
Posted By DGthe3
They come in at about 4000 lbs, give or take say...

They come in at about 4000 lbs, give or take say 200 lbs depending on configuration and drivetrain.

Switching to an aluminum body would require more extensive retooling than a typical...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By DGthe3
Yup, we've got an entire website (well ... a...

Yup, we've got an entire website (well ... a domain with a single sub-forum) ... anyway, the important thing is that it exists:

http://www.camaro6.com/forums/
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-20-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2,128
Views: 110,605
Posted By DGthe3
Sounds like you want an Impala.

Sounds like you want an Impala.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-19-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,067
Posted By DGthe3
I kinda liked the old 5.3L SS's, due to the sheer...

I kinda liked the old 5.3L SS's, due to the sheer absurdity of sticking a V8 sideways & assuming it would perform well. But given a choice between an AWD TT Impala SS and a RWD 6.2L SS sedan ... I'd...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-19-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By DGthe3
I've considered doing a solar-thermal for water...

I've considered doing a solar-thermal for water heating, but not a PV-electric system. At the moment, the cost (when including longevity) of a PV system more or less breaks even with just buying off...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 10-18-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By DGthe3
Either 6th Gen ZL1 or 6th Gen Z/28 ... afterall,...

Either 6th Gen ZL1 or 6th Gen Z/28 ... afterall, the Z/28 is the Camaro equivalent to the Corvette Z06. And of course, the LT4 could be reserved for the Corvette while Camaro's and Cadillac's are...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 10-18-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,553
Posted By DGthe3
Complaints will always be more visible than...

Complaints will always be more visible than praise. That is why we have alarms to tell us when things are wrong, rather than when they are perfectly fine. And 'everything is OK alarm' would be...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-18-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By DGthe3
Looks very interesting. The second world war...

Looks very interesting. The second world war fascinated me quite a bit while in high school but then kinda waned through university & most of the time since. But these days I find myself spending...
Forum: Engine | Exhaust | Bolt-On | Drivetrain Modifications 10-18-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By DGthe3
Wheels & tires play a very small roll in air...

Wheels & tires play a very small roll in air resistance.
Drag = cross sectional area x drag co-efficient.
At the front fender, a car is several feet wide by a couple feet high. The tires are up...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By DGthe3
My brother has a 69 Chevelle ... not a COPO...

My brother has a 69 Chevelle ... not a COPO though. By far its the longest-owned vehicle in his 'fleet': he bought it a few months before he turned 16 & still has it more than 2 decades later.

...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,067
Posted By DGthe3
A FWD midsize sedan should be among the last...

A FWD midsize sedan should be among the last vehicle on the performance 'to do' list at GM. Just behind ...

Though I hope both are slotted in ahead of the Trax SS, Equinox SS, and Traverse SS.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,128
Views: 110,605
Posted By DGthe3
But what percentage of Denalis come with every...

But what percentage of Denalis come with every single possible option box ticked vs simply getting the Denali package & nothing else. Thats what I was curious about
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,127
Posted By DGthe3
Well, the important thing is that you have an...

Well, the important thing is that you have an open mind and respect the opinions of others, regardless of whether or not they agree with your own opinion.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,128
Views: 110,605
Posted By DGthe3
That got me thinking ... I wonder what the...

That got me thinking ... I wonder what the options breakdown is for Denali's. Basic vs a few options vs loaded (I'm not even sure how many options are available on those trucks, for all I know a...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 10-16-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By DGthe3
Gasoline contains 44 million joules of energy per...

Gasoline contains 44 million joules of energy per kilogram of fuel.
Ethanol contains 26 million joules
Methanol contains 19 million joules

Both the alcohols have substantially less energy than...
Forum: Engine | Exhaust | Bolt-On | Drivetrain Modifications 10-16-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By DGthe3
Yes, that is the way to estimate it but to the...

Yes, that is the way to estimate it but to the OP's question there is no 'solid' number. Some engines are a bit more powerful than others (even with the SAE rating system, there is at least a 15 hp...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 10-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By DGthe3
moved to V8 forced induction I don't...

moved to V8 forced induction



I don't have any experience with supplemental injection systems but if the engine is otherwise stock there isn't much that it would do to help. Very powerful...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6,099
Views: 133,466
Posted By DGthe3
Plush - STP

Plush - STP
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,067
Posted By DGthe3
Other than the as-yet-unnamed Emerald Green...

Other than the as-yet-unnamed Emerald Green special edition? No idea.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-16-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,730
Posted By DGthe3
It may not sound like much, but for a mile and a...

It may not sound like much, but for a mile and a half road course that's a pretty big difference. As I've always heard it, anything more than about half a second on a typical road course isn't...
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