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Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-15-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,199
Posted By Norm Peterson
It's an individual thing and you aren't alone. ...

It's an individual thing and you aren't alone. Friend of mine back in the day had an XKE 2+2, and I've had three cars with OHC V6 engines. You could play a sweet little tune running the little 2.5L...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-13-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Norm Peterson
Whatever you get may benefit from some easy to...

Whatever you get may benefit from some easy to moderate street driving before hitting the track.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-13-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Norm Peterson
It probably is possible to fit a stiffer torsion...

It probably is possible to fit a stiffer torsion bar (inside the HPS unit), but that's a bit beyond the average driveway-DIY level.


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-11-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,199
Posted By Norm Peterson
We live in a different time. There aren't any...

We live in a different time. There aren't any regular-production 454's or 460's any more, either. Both sides of the comparison moved down (by about 100 CID, give or take).


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-11-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,199
Posted By Norm Peterson
It wasn't about that. More about power to...

It wasn't about that. More about power to displacement and where in the rpm range the power is/was being made.


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-11-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,199
Posted By Norm Peterson
The SBC 302 had only a short life; after 1969...

The SBC 302 had only a short life; after 1969 (IIRC) the SCCA allowed the 5.0 liter displacement limit to be achieved by destroking or deboring engines of larger displacement. Consequently, Chevy...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-11-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Norm Peterson
If your garage is unheated, it's at least...

If your garage is unheated, it's at least possible that the accumulated winter storage time is somehow involved.


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-10-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,199
Posted By Norm Peterson
I get what you're trying to say here . . . power...

I get what you're trying to say here . . . power from a smaller-displacement high-revving engine as opposed to brute power from brute displacement. It's a totally different 'character'.

It'd be an...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-10-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Norm Peterson
Autocross is perhaps the best introduction to the...

Autocross is perhaps the best introduction to the world of corner-carving. You get to learn how to drive your car really hard, in small bites at lower speeds. Most of which you can carry over to...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-10-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Norm Peterson
I think your year car has hydraulic power...

I think your year car has hydraulic power steering, which would not be adjustable for firmness of feel as is possible with the newer EPAS-equipped cars.

Be careful what you wish for here. 'Harder'...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-08-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,127
Posted By Norm Peterson
Seems to be no shortage of folks who not only...

Seems to be no shortage of folks who not only want EVs for themselves, but want all the rest of us to want them, too.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-08-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By Norm Peterson
Thanks. I was hoping for everybody's sake that...

Thanks. I was hoping for everybody's sake that that was going to be the case.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-08-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Norm Peterson
Not screwing with the suspension geometry any...

Not screwing with the suspension geometry any more than absolutely necessary is apt to be a worthwhile approach in and of itself.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-07-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Norm Peterson
Michelins seem to resist chunking better if you...

Michelins seem to resist chunking better if you put a few hundred easy to moderate street miles on them first.


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-07-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,127
Posted By Norm Peterson
CNG isn't anywhere near ready for prime-time use...

CNG isn't anywhere near ready for prime-time use by the public at large either.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 06-07-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,767
Posted By Norm Peterson
Be careful about what a tire may "look like"....

Be careful about what a tire may "look like". Some tires look like they might be directional, but aren't. The guides to trust are whether the sidewalls include a directional arrow, or...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-06-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By Norm Peterson
Gen5DIY lists those plates as "out of stock" with...

Gen5DIY lists those plates as "out of stock" with mid-August availability predicted.

Something to consider . . . if you're going to run a max +camber setting at the knuckle for tire clearance,...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-05-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,127
Posted By Norm Peterson
Logical for those who see cars strictly as...

Logical for those who see cars strictly as transportation appliances

Logical for those who use Consumer Reports as their primary research reference for just about everything.



A fast...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-03-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Norm Peterson
8's and 10's in either CT or G-loc are way more...

8's and 10's in either CT or G-loc are way more streetable than HP+, mainly on the basis of causing far lower rotor wear rates in street driving. They're all going to dust, and depending on how hard...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-02-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Norm Peterson
Even with the 6-piston setup you really should be...

Even with the 6-piston setup you really should be on better pads than HPS 5.0 for tracking, especially with the amount of power you have on tap (the "S" in HPS almost certainly stands for 'Street'). ...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-01-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By Norm Peterson
In this case, CG-lock is only the product name,...

In this case, CG-lock is only the product name, although I suppose you could say that it keeps your own personal CG locked in a bit better.


Here you go with a picture . . . the towel is only for...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-01-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By Norm Peterson
The CG-lock (sp?) is one solution. I've been...

The CG-lock (sp?) is one solution.

I've been running a secondary non-slacking belt that loops around the seat and over the OE 3-point after fastening that. It also seems to keep the OE belt from...
Forum: Ask AL 06-01-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Norm Peterson
It may be the best available considering all of...

It may be the best available considering all of the scenarios that Chevrolet has to consider for a street-driven car. That might not be the best possible for a track day car.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-01-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By Norm Peterson
In case of a roll-over, the harness will keep you...

In case of a roll-over, the harness will keep you upright in the seat while the roof structure is deforming "downward" toward the car floor. It's trying to make your spine sub for the missing roll...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-01-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Norm Peterson
Thoughts? Get some seat time and start with...

Thoughts?

Get some seat time and start with wheels/tires and suspension before adding power beyond perhaps a cold air & tune.

Road course driving in a car at the HPDE level is still more about...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-01-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Norm Peterson
With a brake fluid change to one of the better...

With a brake fluid change to one of the better DOT4 brands and entry-level track pads, it'll be good enough to get you started. From there assuming that you do get 'hooked', it can become a very...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-30-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By Norm Peterson
If your steering wheel went crooked, you should...

If your steering wheel went crooked, you should check very carefully for things that might have bent. Steering arms, suspension links, maybe even the knuckle.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-29-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,857
Posted By Norm Peterson
↑↑↑ agreed. You'd certainly keep times for a...

↑↑↑ agreed. You'd certainly keep times for a track with vs without a chicane separate.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-29-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,875
Posted By Norm Peterson
The Fiat-Chrysler CC problem was specifically a...

The Fiat-Chrysler CC problem was specifically a software issue that is being fixed via re-flash. Basically there was one or more situations not properly accounted for or error-trapped in the...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-29-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,875
Posted By Norm Peterson
Might be further upstream than that. People...

Might be further upstream than that.

People have been gradually becoming risk-averse over the past 50 years or so. Only some of that has been due to greater awareness of safer detail design...
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