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Forum: Ask AL 11-10-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,880
Posted By Norm Peterson
I was talking about near-instant forum replies. ...

I was talking about near-instant forum replies.

Al and Tadge do have to put a bit more thought into their answers than that.


Norm
Forum: Ask AL 11-10-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,880
Posted By Norm Peterson
↑↑↑ So how much of this impatience is due to so...

↑↑↑ So how much of this impatience is due to so much other information being instantly available via internet search, or at worst (generally) a day or two for questions posted in other sections of...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-10-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By Norm Peterson
Perhaps the outside tires are 'rolling under',...

Perhaps the outside tires are 'rolling under', which (to me, anyway) points to either wheel widths or inflation pressures as potential culprits. Some good photography or video might be useful to...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-10-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Norm Peterson
You may need to use something a bit more...

You may need to use something a bit more aggressive than Scotch-brite pads. I've used a disc sander before, with a light touch and keeping it moving around the rotor. If that sounds too risky,...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 11-06-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,366
Posted By Norm Peterson
This ↑↑↑ Norm

This ↑↑↑


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-06-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,126
Posted By Norm Peterson
As long as the load that it is working against...

As long as the load that it is working against never changes, of course. But are you willing to always use (to use the test example numbers) exactly 50 HP and 3000 rpm in your driving so that you...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-05-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,106
Posted By Norm Peterson
If you've got restless or nervous hands, you'd...

If you've got restless or nervous hands, you'd very likely benefit from somewhat heavier steering. If you've got "calm hands", probably not.


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-05-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,126
Posted By Norm Peterson
The powertrain does not "soak up" any fixed...

The powertrain does not "soak up" any fixed amount of power because friction doesn't work that way. If it did, you would be hard-pressed to turn either the transmission over by hand or turn the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-04-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,126
Posted By Norm Peterson
The losses probably are not 'linear' with respect...

The losses probably are not 'linear' with respect to the power being transmitted, but the absolute amounts of power lost to friction aren't going to remain constant either.

If you're doubling the...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 11-02-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,366
Posted By Norm Peterson
With those uses being where your interests mainly...

With those uses being where your interests mainly are, you probably shouldn't pay too much attention to how tires compared in a road course environment fared.


I agree with TrackClub on the...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 10-31-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,284
Posted By Norm Peterson
Not the same thing at all. Back in the day,...

Not the same thing at all. Back in the day, failures tended to be more mechanical in nature (and even the electrical ones were relatively easy to track down). Nowadays, you need a scan tool just to...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-31-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By Norm Peterson
I can't speak for anybody but myself as far as...

I can't speak for anybody but myself as far as hitting ABS is concerned (and for me it rarely happens either on the street or on the track, perhaps a side benefit to having started driving long...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 10-30-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,366
Posted By Norm Peterson
Probably depends on how much value you place on...

Probably depends on how much value you place on subjective aspects of handling like 'composure' (ex., body motions well-controlled and slip angles increase linearly with lateral g's up to higher...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-30-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,106
Posted By Norm Peterson
Heavy steering does help keep you from...

Heavy steering does help keep you from overshooting those fine adjustments, but it doesn't inherently make those fine adjustments any more accurate. That part is up to you. It might make Interstate...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-30-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By Norm Peterson
Maybe what you want to do, long term, is put...

Maybe what you want to do, long term, is put together a big-track-only tire & wheel setup, separate from the Street-Category-legal setup that appears to have priority at this point. If/when that...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-30-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By Norm Peterson
Intended as constructive criticism only . . . he...

Intended as constructive criticism only . . . he seemed to be doing fine as long as he was putting distance on the S2k. It's when the S2k was challenging/closing/not being walked away from that his...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-30-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By Norm Peterson
Worth repeating. If you get into the ABS...

Worth repeating.

If you get into the ABS before the tires have warmed up enough - with summer tires in particular - the locked wheel(s) can be a bit sluggish in returning to fully rolling.

...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-28-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,040
Posted By Norm Peterson
It may be common, but it's poor practice to...

It may be common, but it's poor practice to downshift specifically for the purpose of slowing down - that's what the brakes are for.


I'm very familiar with both of these situations and encounter...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 10-28-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Norm Peterson
With that many miles on everything it'd still be...

With that many miles on everything it'd still be worth checking the rotors for thickness with a micrometer. If that measurement on any rotor is at or below the minimum "machine to" thickness, it's...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-28-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,040
Posted By Norm Peterson
Keep in mind that you re-engage the clutch on a...

Keep in mind that you re-engage the clutch on a rev-matched downshift just like you do on a normal (unhurried) upshift. It's not like when you're starting up from a full stop at all.


Emergency...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-27-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,040
Posted By Norm Peterson
Very doubtful it'd amount to anything you'd be...

Very doubtful it'd amount to anything you'd be able to measure - all it is as far as engine wear is concerned is a few extra crankshaft revolutions at only the low power needed to accelerate the...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-27-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,040
Posted By Norm Peterson
I think once the revs are matched within some...

I think once the revs are matched within some tolerance there isn't going to be much difference between human rev-matching and the computerized version. Though the computer would be less likely to...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-27-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,040
Posted By Norm Peterson
Sometimes (and for this specific question I don't...

Sometimes (and for this specific question I don't care if it's you or the electronics doing the rev match). It really depends on the situation of the moment.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-27-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,040
Posted By Norm Peterson
All it takes is practice. Practice to get there,...

All it takes is practice. Practice to get there, and practice after that to stay in practice. It really isn't all that tricky of a technique to pick up.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-27-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,040
Posted By Norm Peterson
Downshifting as a replacement for using the...

Downshifting as a replacement for using the service brakes to come to a stop is not a normal reason for downshifting (though you might want to use the technique should the car's brakes actually...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-26-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
Posted By Norm Peterson
Obviously it is felt that that is way too fussy...

Obviously it is felt that that is way too fussy of a procedure and that people would either circumvent it or complain about their remote start not functioning.

I wouldn't count on seeing any OE...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 10-24-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,366
Posted By Norm Peterson
Fussy little sucker . . . Norm

Fussy little sucker . . .


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-23-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,669
Posted By Norm Peterson
Basically it's lean misfire that's just rich...

Basically it's lean misfire that's just rich enough sometimes to finally ignite somewhere the exhaust. Suddenly-closed throttle does result in emissions spikes involving incomplete combustion.

...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 10-22-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,366
Posted By Norm Peterson
IOW, the extra $30k and stronger acceleration...

IOW, the extra $30k and stronger acceleration only bought the M2 the same lap time. Sounds like a bowtie 'win' to me.


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-22-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,669
Posted By Norm Peterson
Popping that can't be avoided is one thing, and...

Popping that can't be avoided is one thing, and making it happen where it otherwise wouldn't is right up there with those sound tubes that some car makers have been using.


Norm
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