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Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-14-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By Norm Peterson
At my age - I'll be 71 next month - I understand...

At my age - I'll be 71 next month - I understand that quite well, and I'd like to think I've got a fully-comfortable with-chicane 1:39.x in me if the tires have it in them (I have seen a 1:37 and a...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-14-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By Norm Peterson
If you're that worried, you could always...

If you're that worried, you could always seat-belt them in or otherwise tie them down so they'd stay put.

What worries me is that society is teaching itself to be so afraid of just about...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-13-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By Norm Peterson
Check for discussion on this topic over in the...

Check for discussion on this topic over in the Road Course/Track and Autocross (https://www.camaro6.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=258) section.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By Norm Peterson
While I've never run the chicane, I have a fair...

While I've never run the chicane, I have a fair idea what I might be able to manage for time on fresh tires and everything else coming together in the same lap . . . and even if I could do that lap...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-12-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By Norm Peterson
krops - no gloves doesn't seem to be all that...

krops - no gloves doesn't seem to be all that unusual. I haven't worn any even for December events with first session temperatures a little below 40°F.


Nick - I'm a little surprised that you...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-11-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,028
Posted By Norm Peterson
Runflats have stiffer sidewalls, those being...

Runflats have stiffer sidewalls, those being necessary to at least attempt to support its share of the car weight when inflation pressure inside it has been lost. This comes at some cost in...
Forum: Ask AL 10-11-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 26,337
Posted By Norm Peterson
I have to agree with this logic. It's certainly...

I have to agree with this logic. It's certainly more in line with traditional hotrodding attitudes.

Going in, you shouldn't expect to have to do anything like that, but when it comes down to the...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-11-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,028
Posted By Norm Peterson
Your previous Goodyears were one notch lower on...

Your previous Goodyears were one notch lower on the summer performance scale than your newer G:3's. Expect every aspect of winter performance to be lower with these, and temperature sensitivity to be...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-08-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Norm Peterson
Time spent researching cooling systems and any...

Time spent researching cooling systems and any differences among the various SS and ZL1 trims would be time well spent.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-04-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,497
Posted By Norm Peterson
Long as they don't drive into each other . . . ...

Long as they don't drive into each other . . .


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-04-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,497
Posted By Norm Peterson
Cosby vs Simpson? Case of "that was then, this is...

Cosby vs Simpson? Case of "that was then, this is now".


So we go from not-NASCAR to not-even-racing?


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-03-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,497
Posted By Norm Peterson
NASCAR has always had those guys. TS is not the...

NASCAR has always had those guys. TS is not the first, most likely not even the worst if the way this sprint car incident played out after the initial crash is disregarded.


Not that I have much...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-02-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,497
Posted By Norm Peterson
Trust me, I have no problems with NASCAR sticking...

Trust me, I have no problems with NASCAR sticking with the live axle. A good stick axle suspension actually can be made to work quite well, but carries a lot of baggage from designs that weren't so...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-02-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,497
Posted By Norm Peterson
I don't think NASCAR needs to get rid of ALL of...

I don't think NASCAR needs to get rid of ALL of the cookie-cutters. But I do think there's a few things could (should?) be done with some of them to end up with something partway between the current...
Forum: Ask AL 10-02-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Norm Peterson
Sounds like useful knowledge for anybody who has...

Sounds like useful knowledge for anybody who has a car with a conventional manual transmission (if it happens with an automatic, and I've never heard of this happening, the car has a bigger problem)....
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-02-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Norm Peterson
Could be that being at high rpms under heavy load...

Could be that being at high rpms under heavy load for close to 100% of the time for 20 minutes or more at a time lies outside what the oil monitoring system engineers feel that the system is...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-30-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Norm Peterson
Keep an close eye out for further loosening,...

Keep an close eye out for further loosening, which could mean that the stud is pulling out (unscrewing? not sure what kind of studs are used). Or worse (cam lobe & lifter).


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 09-27-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Norm Peterson
Appreciate the heads-up on this. I don't follow...

Appreciate the heads-up on this. I don't follow NASCAR nearly as closely as I once did, but I do try to catch the two road course events.

Far as I'm concerned, it's about time that (a) if we're...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 09-27-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,736
Posted By Norm Peterson
True, but aren't we already so deep into the...

True, but aren't we already so deep into the realm of diminishing returns with respect to "mobile sources of pollution" that pollution control efforts would net greater returns elsewhere?

I...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 09-26-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By Norm Peterson
COPO, as in the drag race Camaro? I doubt that...

COPO, as in the drag race Camaro? I doubt that model fits anywhere in 'Street', 'Street Touring', or 'Street Prepared'. Probably not in 'Street Modified', either. Does it even have a VIN?

Most of...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 09-23-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,939
Posted By Norm Peterson
If all that is true, why should you have expected...

If all that is true, why should you have expected a different outcome this time? Or at least postponed it out past your meeting? Worst case, what - you have to put up with a little clunking for...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 09-21-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 654
Posted By Norm Peterson
For slaloms, you really need to start turning...

For slaloms, you really need to start turning before you get to each slalom cone. It takes a finite amount of time to crank the steering wheel over, and the car does move down-course a finite...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 09-21-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 654
Posted By Norm Peterson
You'll have a much better idea about max braking...

You'll have a much better idea about max braking and cornering than the average autocross newbie. But you'll definitely find that even though the speeds are much lower than they are on the big...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-21-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,437
Posted By Norm Peterson
True with respect to parade laps - in most but...

True with respect to parade laps - in most but not all places. Officially, speeds during parade laps are supposed to be held down to essentially highway speeds. Unofficially, maybe this isn't...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-21-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,437
Posted By Norm Peterson
Minimum requirements probably vary by track or...

Minimum requirements probably vary by track or perhaps state. New Jersey requires "rollover bars" without specifying 'cage'.


Norm
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-21-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By Norm Peterson
Maybe a 2 + 3 arrangement would be easier than 4...

Maybe a 2 + 3 arrangement would be easier than 4 + 1 . . .


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 09-21-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,654
Posted By Norm Peterson
Probably means something that the owner's manual...

Probably means something that the owner's manual doesn't even mention roof top carriers. Just sayin' . . .


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-21-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,437
Posted By Norm Peterson
Top down, I'd agree "in a heartbeat". Top...

Top down, I'd agree "in a heartbeat".

Top up, seeing where all of the convertible bows are represents visual distraction to shapes that perhaps can't be completely avoided but which still detract...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-21-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,437
Posted By Norm Peterson
Definitely rent one, and rent it for more than...

Definitely rent one, and rent it for more than just a weekend so you'll have a better idea how much of a "convertible person" you really are.


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-21-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,603
Posted By Norm Peterson
It probably wouldn't cause any limp-home issue,...

It probably wouldn't cause any limp-home issue, but you could get some unexpected behavior in a corner or during an emergency maneuver.

Aesthetically, 315/35's on 9" wide rims is the automotive...
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