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Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-04-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,695
Posted By davej
I’m about 10 years older than you and the C7 was...

I’m about 10 years older than you and the C7 was at the top of my bucket list. However with my age, and size 6’6” 270lbs, I found the vette much too small. Puzzling since I had an 85 vette which was...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 02-21-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By davej
"Z" Designator

Anybody know the origin or meaning of the "Z" designator Chevy uses? Does ZR1, ZL1, Z28, Z51, etc. have any significance or relationship to each other, or just arbitrary letters and numbers chosen by...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 12-30-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By davej
Dash Cam's

Many of you seem to have dash cams. I would like to get one for my Z. Any recommendations on brand etc. Quality of picture, sound, ease of use, mounting options and where to purchase. I have seen...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 12-02-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,328
Posted By davej
Great run! Question? Do you have a line lock that...

Great run! Question? Do you have a line lock that keeps you from moving while heating your tires? Or do automatics have some special PTM setting?
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 11-17-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By davej
Thanks for the clarifications. I did not know tap...

Thanks for the clarifications. I did not know tap shift’s did that. By the way that was one of the better videos I’ve seen on the Z. Made me want to go out and take mine for a spin….and would have,...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 11-17-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By davej
Perplexed

I watched a thread's video on this site yesterday that showed a Z driving on a side road. As it was accelerating it was obviously an auto. However, as it was decelerating, it sounded like a manual...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 11-05-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By davej
Thanks to all of you I have a better...

Thanks to all of you I have a better understanding of a tune. Enough to know that when I do have a tune to let someone else do. Maybe Charlotte or Atlanta will have a competent tuner I can hook up...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 11-04-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By davej
Info on tune

I'm an old guy whose definition of a tune is plugs, points, timing and carb adjustment. From reading many posts about tunes I think a tune on a Z is mostly done with a computer, but unsure about how...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 11-02-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By davej
I sold a 64 GTO and a 85 vette. I decided I...

I sold a 64 GTO and a 85 vette. I decided I wanted something special and haven't looked back. The Z is a special car, you will love it.....but be careful, it will scare you until you get used to it.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 10-30-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By davej
Wheel Spin Question

Even with 2,000 miles on my Z, I have had few chances to really go all out through the gears, what with the rain, traffic etc. Yesterday I went full throttle from rolling start through 1st and 2nd....
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 09-18-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,342
Posted By davej
Need Help on PTM

I get to 1,600 miles and decide to try going through the gears and see how the beast does. I'm at a good patch of road, good visibility, no traffic, all AOK. Set the PTM to mode 3 (want to be...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 09-16-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,531
Posted By davej
Well I guess my Z is invisible. After reading all...

Well I guess my Z is invisible. After reading all these accolades, comments etc, I looked forward to a little trip we took yesterday. I was expecting smiling faces, flashing head lights, thumbs up...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-27-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By davej
For what it's worth, my neighbor works in BMW...

For what it's worth, my neighbor works in BMW quality and as we discovered what seemed to be a miss match on my Silver Ice Z, commented that they had the same problems especially with light colors...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-27-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,869
Posted By davej
I learned to drive in the 50's and grew up during...

I learned to drive in the 50's and grew up during the muscle car era. Since we didn't have computers aiding us we had to learn how to control the throttle to keep the car straight and be ready every...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-26-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,941
Posted By davej
I have 900 miles on the car so still abiding by...

I have 900 miles on the car so still abiding by the break in period. Yesterday took a 60 mile RT up towards Ashville and got 20.1. I stayed in 5th and 6th most of the time and kept the RPM between...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-23-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,841
Posted By davej
I'm glad this subject has been brought up. My Z...

I'm glad this subject has been brought up. My Z is 2 months old with 800 miles on it. When I bought it, it had 72 miles, plus the salesman told me there was no breakin period. I found out there was...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-14-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,935
Posted By davej
Just Discovered....

Had my ZL for about 6 weeks now and absolutely love it. However, I just discoved that there is no glove box lamp or CD player. Small thing, I know but why did GM omit these things? Did they go the...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-13-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By davej
Fantastic, thanks for sharing your video. I'm...

Fantastic, thanks for sharing your video. I'm curious as to what top speed you were able to achieve.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-13-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,673
Posted By davej
I’m 6’7” 280 lbs. Plus I have an arthritic back...

I’m 6’7” 280 lbs. Plus I have an arthritic back which limits lateral motion. This is the first car I have owned where I don’t have to put the seat all the way back. So far I’m very comfortable in it...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-25-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,854
Posted By davej
Thanks for the info. So much to learn about this...

Thanks for the info. So much to learn about this awsome car.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-24-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,854
Posted By davej
I'm a new ZL1 owner and new to this forum, in...

I'm a new ZL1 owner and new to this forum, in fact Ive never used a forum so fogive me if I'm not doing this correctly. But What is a catch can, do I need one, and if I do why didn't GM put one in...
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