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Old 10-26-2013, 12:17 PM   #35
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Nice plan! If our ladies got together we'd both be in the doghouse! Mine is running thin on patience, but she wants to come out and watch me drive one day. So she's still cool, I just don't want to push her over the edge.

Here's what I did to keep peace- When I attended the Ron Fellows driving school, which is just outside of Vegas, we tacked on a weekend getaway for Vegas. She flew in Friday eve right after class and we had a blast in Vegas.

Good diversion methods... I have Skip Barber down at Sebring I believe. I need to do that early next year. I would love to go to Boundurant in AZ though.

I'm the type that get's the car where I want it quickly then I drive the wheels off of it for the next decade.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:57 PM   #36
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Good diversion methods... I have Skip Barber down at Sebring I believe. I need to do that early next year. I would love to go to Boundurant in AZ though.

I'm the type that get's the car where I want it quickly then I drive the wheels off of it for the next decade.
I'm the same. A few items left on my list - lightweight seats that accept a 6 point harness, aero, and a roll bar. My lady is pushing for the roll bar, I tend to agree. It's adding up, yikes.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:33 AM   #37
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Is the cam similar to a 227/235 in size? :P Thats very good power and torque, and not too harsh on the valve train, very nice!!
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:37 AM   #38
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Is the cam similar to a 227/235 in size? :P Thats very good power and torque, and not too harsh on the valve train, very nice!!
That's right in the ballpark, no reason to go any bigger
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:17 PM   #39
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Would a FAST intake and 102mm throttle body make a difference with your setup? I am still working out a spreadsheet of parts to buy for my 1LE
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:42 PM   #40
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Hi all,

A number of you have requested info on my cam. It's called the:

Track Cam from Synergy Motorsports. It's a new design, not yet on their website. Call them to order it. They don't give out the specs on their cam, but the dyno results speak for themselves. Excellent streetability too, no bucking or surging issues, nice muscle car lope.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:15 AM   #41
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for video!
Me too....

Hey Orange, how about it? Have you had a chance to get an exhaust vid?

Still in awe of your build, .
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:47 PM   #42
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Here's the vid. Love the idle, somewhat choppy but no drivability issues. It shakes the car a little at stop lights, you feel like you are driving a beast. This is a grown-up's muscle car. No surge or bucking, smooth driving and tons of torque when you put your foot in it.



Here's what it sounds like from inside the car. This is at Buttonwillow Raceway:

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Old 11-03-2013, 04:19 PM   #43
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That does sound sweet! Perfect lope without being too radical! I love the road course video!
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:29 AM   #44
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That does sound sweet! Perfect lope without being too radical! I love the road course video!
Thanks Mike, I honestly didn't know you could have this much fun in a car! This is a good time to be a muscle car guy, just like the '60s!
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:54 AM   #45
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Thanks Mike, I honestly didn't know you could have this much fun in a car! This is a good time to be a muscle car guy, just like the '60s!
I agree! I did an HPDE track day at Gingerman last year and I loved it! I think I'm hooked! It's gonna be an expensive sport though for sure! I'm doing some brake and suspension work and hopefully a cam so I can keep up with the pack!
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:06 AM   #46
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Thanks!

I definitely like what you've done with her!

The lope is about what I expected from your descriptions. Sounds good!
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:31 PM   #47
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I love the way you set your car up. I wonder how the Orange Crush 1LE would do on the track against a new Z28?
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:14 AM   #48
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Thanks!

I definitely like what you've done with her!

The lope is about what I expected from your descriptions. Sounds good!
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:24 AM   #49
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I love the way you set your car up. I wonder how the Orange Crush 1LE would do on the track against a new Z28?
Thanks Cuda. By the way, my first car was a '70 Cuda with a nitrous 383 Magunum. Good memories.

Man that Z28 is a fine ride, it'll be fun to meet up with one on the track some day. I think the weight is about the same as mine, as I've shed about 80 pounds between exhaust and wheels, and will be losing another 22 pounds with lightweight brake rotors when the stockers wear out. I've got the edge on horsepower and torque. My guess is the suspension is a wash. Pete helped me dial in my Pedders pretty nicely, but the GM engineers have clearly mastered suspension engineering with their latest Corvette and Camaro offerings. The Z28's got the advantage on brakes and aero. I tracked a ZR1 with carbon ceramic brakes at Ron Fellows School, they are the real deal. Fantastic brakes, no fade, no squeak, consistent performance hot or cold, and they last for freakin ever. My stock pads wore out in 4 track days, although I'm not complaining as I've yet to make them fade. However, the ZR1's (and I'm sure the Z28's) brakes go about 6,000 track miles at Ron Fellows without a pad change. Rotors are always flawless, you never need to turn or replace them.
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:09 AM   #50
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Good to see another hpde camaro in the area!

I know Rick, he's a great guy. I decided to use Luke at Blu808 because he works right around the corner from where I work and he is a track guy himself.

Question about the track cam, what was mpg like before and after? I will probably be tracking my car around 3-5 days a year going forward. The rest of the time she is a weekend warrior cruising the highways, maybe 3-4 medium length road trips a year to places like Napa, Yosemite, Tahoe, etc. so mpg is somewhat a factor.
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Good to see another hpde camaro in the area!

I know Rick, he's a great guy. I decided to use Luke at Blu808 because he works right around the corner from where I work and he is a track guy himself.

Question about the track cam, what was mpg like before and after? I will probably be tracking my car around 3-5 days a year going forward. The rest of the time she is a weekend warrior cruising the highways, maybe 3-4 medium length road trips a year to places like Napa, Yosemite, Tahoe, etc. so mpg is somewhat a factor.
I haven't checked the MPG yet. I run really short 315/30-18s on my track trips, which are 2.3" smaller in diameter, so I'm sure that hits the fuel economy. It's a mild cam so I imagine it does ok but not as good as stock.

Hey I'm going to be tracking Dec 21 -22 at Buttonwillow. They get almost no rain, so its a good winter track. Treat yourself to an early Christmas present and join me.

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