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Re: 2 AUGUST 20
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Morning all. Saw this and figured you might get a kick from it.

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Posted on: 8/2 13:22
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Re: August 1 2020
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Morning all. In Florida (panhandle) for a few days, should be hot and sticky. Just hanging out doing nothing.

DeWitts radiator should arrive Monday, hopefully I can start actually driving the 96 and make a start on my frame/suspension project.

Tommy - hope all goes well.

Some behavioral scientist testified recently that the social media collectively helped Hillary get up to 10 Million 'extra' votes in 2016. Outside of who you actually vote for, kind of terrifying that a few large corps (FB, Google, Twitter) have that much power. (edit - he also said that it's almost impossible to monitor/prevent them doing it)

Posted on: 8/1 12:21
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Re: Thursday Chat 07.23.20
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Hi all. Another busy day in paradise - yardwork, squeaky drivetrain on the farm truck, valve adjustment on the Yamaha Rhino (they've tightened up, apparently its a thing with these.. lost compression). Oh, and the vette needs a radiator, after all this work it runs smooth as silk but is dumping its fluids. Ordered a DeWitts :-)

Going back to work August 17, the missus will need to find someone else to do the yardwork. Oh well.

Tommy - hope everyone gets better soon.

Posted on: 7/23 11:32
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Re: SATURDAY MORNING
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Hi all. Got some work done already before it gets too hot. Had to reseat the battery cables on my old tractor and get the batteries charged up, neighbor wants to borrow it later for some bush hogging. (Its a Belarus 250, nice 2 cylinder long stroke diesel, massive torque).

Also figured out how to get the drivers door apart on the '96 and I replaced the window guide - door closes real nice now (no more rattle/clang). Just need to put the door card back on.

Taking the fam out for a dog walk and a social distancing picnic.. a couple spots half an hour away that are usually pretty empty.

Going to spend the afternoon sitting outside and drinking beer- cant wait.

Stay safe everyone


Posted on: 7/18 13:33
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Re: THURSDAY 16 JULY
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Another hot one in North Georgia. Not the best weather for maintenance on the vette nor yard work, but I have a long to-do list.

Water pump on the 96 was bad after all, took it off and the bearings are totally shot. While there I decided to do plugs and wires.. not my first rodeo on a C4 so it was relatively painless. First blood did go to #8 until I remembered to stand backwards against the car to get my hand at the right angle. Of course, I also found the alternator bearings shot and the idler pulleys on their last legs. May as well change the belt while I'm there. Havent even got to the window guides or throttle mount yet. Still planning an "anti flex" project and some track time.

Friend tested positive for the 19 but now almost fully recovered.. lucky hadn't seen them for a few weeks before they felt sick. Their kids and partner all negative.. how weird is that. Stay safe Y'all.

Posted on: 7/16 13:42
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Re: FIRST OF JULY 2020
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Good morning one and all.
Been working like an indentured servant but I like that things are getting done. Solar panel billing update. My bill last month was a partial bill because there was an overlap of service and with the start up. The bill was $129. Usually around $400. This is the first full production month and my projected bill is around $50. We use between 3200 and 3400 kwH a month at this time of year. I have the A/C going full time in the back shed/office. A little tweaking with LED light bulbs and doing stuff like laundry when the system is producing could swing it lower. We are using our power at will so $50 is great but $0 is even better. This year is one of those years I want to wake up and it be over. Miss my cruises. Too many surgeries, and the other outside crap that's going on that I am avoiding. Saharan dust is keeping the rain away , the temps hot and it's been sunny. June is usually the wettest month of the year but the rains came early this year. I'm sure we'll get something sometime.

May the best things in life be yours.


Tommy - interested in your solar project. Trying to find a reputable consultant to have a sensible (non-marketing) discussion. Which company did you work with, and do you have issues with the power company?

Posted on: 7/1 13:43
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Re: FIRST OF JULY 2020
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Morning all... continuing with the brake maintenance this week, did rotors/pads/ss lines on the front yesterday, rears and new master planned tomorrow. Also did an oil/+ filter change (The old oil was just nasty) and installed a new lower coolant hose.. glad the coolant loss wasn't a head gasket. Also found an arcing plug wire so looks like plugs and wires are in my future.

All that clean-up from previous owners—I remember it well with my 1985.




I can relate.


Havent even started thinking about the loose door cards, floppy throttle pedal, unrestrained window motors, and paintwork that feels like sandpaper.

Interestingly, it looks like several panels have a vinyl wrap. In a couple areas I can see some minor/feint bubbling from certain angles that disappear when I press on them. Given the car has this extensive body kit, not sure of the implementation technique. Looks amazing from 10 feet but not so hot from 2.

Stay safe gurus

Posted on: 7/1 13:40
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Re: FIRST OF JULY 2020
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June disappeared into the twilight zone.

Morning all... continuing with the brake maintenance this week, did rotors/pads/ss lines on the front yesterday, rears and new master planned tomorrow. Also did an oil/+ filter change (The old oil was just nasty) and installed a new lower coolant hose.. glad the coolant loss wasn't a head gasket. Also found an arcing plug wire so looks like plugs and wires are in my future. All this before any suspension stuff.


Posted on: 7/1 12:15
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Yeah I know where this is heading. My '92 had 600 at the wheels and sounded like it was driven by Chuck Norris.

The stock LT4 feels really good, but isn't really any quicker than my little old Audi S3 (and sometimes feels less urgent).

Not sure I want to go boosted again.. but maybe headers, 3" exhaust and a lumpy cam would net me an extra 100 horses? I promised the missus I wouldn't do anything crazy with this one but the fever is real. (or maybe I just came down with C19).

Posted on: 6/20 12:10
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OK - I want to do a cool suspension/frame project on this 96 Coupe. Seen a lot of different aftermarket parts - roof braces, x-braces, frame tensioner, sway bar updates, heim joint bushing upgrades etc.

Assuming that fabrication skills are readily available, and access to a lift and a shop, and willingness to strip the car down to access the frame.. what would you like to see as a project? Greenwood wrote an article that was critical of the C4 design and in their (rare) G-350 and G-383 builds they did some frame mods, would love to know what they did. Lots of debate on the viability of cross-bracing. Gordon Killibrew's frame flex solution seems kind of a band aid?

What do you guys think?




Posted on: 6/20 11:48
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Morning guys. Heading out camping in the fiver today, looking forward to a week of sitting around and cooking outside.

Rediscovering the joys of C4 ownership - drove it 5 times this week. Holy crap all the squeaks and rattles and creaking and flimsy parts and funny noises and non-working stuff. But I just want to drive it.. and I cant stop looking at it :-)

Posted on: 6/20 11:38
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Re: I'm Back
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I agree - it's nicely done and has some cool features. I like it a lot :-) It will probably detract from value but I was happy with the deal I got.

As for numbers, as far as I'm concerned it's a stock 1996 CE with a manual and LT4.. when I wanted to get back into C4's it "had" to have an LT4.

Posted on: 6/20 11:31
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Re: Soft brake pedal
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Flushed the whole system today - pulled about 2 quarts through.. all brakes had very dark fluid. Couldn’t see a bleed screw on the ABS but I used a vacuum pump to pull the fluid through the callipers and apparently that is good enough. Cycled the ABS a few times on a handy patch of dirt - brakes feel great now. DOT4 and a new master and new stainless lines on order.

Posted on: 6/18 23:21
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Re: I'm Back
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Can't be that many Greenwood CEs …



The PO said "only 600 were ever made". But - I've been looking at numbers and I cant see anything to back it up, it's not a factory option. Maybe Greenwood have some stats on kits purchased.

Posted on: 6/18 11:08
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Re: Wednesday Chat 06.17.20
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Ultraman- managed to post a few from my laptop in the new member section

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Re: Wednesday Chat 06.17.20
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Hi all. Got the online-parts-ordering fever. Had to sell my 'other daily' (2005 BMW 330Ci ZHP.. nice car) to fund the maintenance and upgrades to the Greenwood. The missus is going to be nervous for a while. It came with the original wheels (painted black) so they'll be my track wheels. Need to lay out for some nice track rubber.. will probably hide that transaction :-)

Posted on: 6/17 10:54
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Re: Soft brake pedal
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Thanks guys. Pedal was back to normal a few hours later.

Will be doing a full bleed thru tomorrow, and then a full flush with some DOT4 (this will be a track car) and new rotors/pads/steel lines in a couple weeks. I'll add a new master to the list.

Posted on: 6/17 10:48
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1996 CE 6MT. Went on a long drive in yesterday afternoon's heat and after a particularly hard stop the brake pedal went real soft, and then after a few minutes cruising it went back to normal, and then after a few minutes soft again. "Brake Pressure" light came on. Can still stop the car "normally" but extra effort needed and pedal was almost to the floor. ASR lights have been on since I got the car, so I don't think they are related, but could be a contributor.

Brake fluid reservoir is full but looks black and I think it's 10+ years old.

Possible I boiled the fluid off.. plan to completely flush it and do the ABS flush (I have access to a scan tool to cycle it).

Any other suggestions/theories?

Posted on: 6/16 12:44
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Re: 06.16.20
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Wassup. It's been a while, back in the C4 game (see my post on new members.. should be called "new members and old members who couldn't get corvettes out their blood). Trying to avoid all the news, came back here for some friendly banter.

Posted on: 6/16 12:32
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..and with the spare "track" wheels on :-)

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Posted on: 6/16 12:29
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..and the greenwood :-)

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Here's the old vette as she sits today:

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Posted on: 6/16 12:21
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Hey guys - its been a while. Sold the green monster in 2014, saw it a few times after that but it was totaled in 2016. Had a couple whiskies to commemorate. (For those of you that weren't around, it was one of only two C4's in the US running a Vortech YSi supercharger... and I tuned it from scratch. Total beast).

Discovered a couple weeks ago that it didn't go to the scrap heap after all.. and it still runs and drives (not legally). Salvage title, "major damage" on Carfax. I went to see it and almost cried - not in good shape, but.. starts fine and still sounds like a total monster. He was excited to meet the guy that built it... I asked him to sell it to me immediately, but he could see the pain in my eyes and got greedy asked $19k. Holy smokes, that woke me up. Next morning I made a decision.. I need a cool C4 again, but I'm not about to drop thousands into repairing something that hasn't been maintained for years.

So.. welcome "Greenwood" to the family. Completely stock 1996 CE 6MT with a love it or hate it Greenwood kit. (I LOVE it). I plan to do some cool suspension and frame mods.. these days I have 100% access to whatever custom fabrication I want! (back story - my son competed Formula D for a few years, and during that time built a couple race cars from scratch. He's a wicked fabricator :-) )

Pictures to follow...

Posted on: 6/16 12:08
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Re: How did you learn we were back? Email Blast? Facebook? Alert on old site?
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facebook for me

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Sold the beast last week, today is day 6 without it...

Definitely mixed feelings- I'll admit to a brief 'moment' as the new owner drove away, but somewhat excited to be able to focus on my race car project and start some road course racing.

If I'm honest the beast wasn't one thing or the other- not practical for daily use and being a convertible not really a track car. Nevertheless I put my heart at soul into that car and it's taking some adjusting.

I'm looking long and hard at maybe trading the caged Nissan for a 2004 Z06 that I could drive on the street and road course occasionally. Plus see if the Z06 is able to get some drifting done at my son's practice sessions. Long term I'm not sure what my future holds in terms of 'grown man toys'... We may be moving to the beach next year so maybe I'll switch my focus to boat(s). I'm told by boat owners that a boat is better described as a "floating bucket that you pour your salary into". Like the 'vette, then... :-)

I'll still be on here enjoying the daily chat, mainly lurking, and looking forward to Fridays.

Cheers all

Posted on: 2014/5/4 13:52
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Re: 1992 Vert, 6-speed, 383, Supercharged, Brembo, Coilovers for sale
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SOLD!

Sold to a local guy- he's very familiar with Chevy products and wanted a sweet ride to cruise to car shows and generally terrorize local ricers.


Posted on: 2014/5/4 13:39
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Guru's - I'm not having any hits or interest in my car :-(

I'm open to constructive criticism on pricing or the way I've advertised it.




Posted on: 2014/4/3 13:30
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All,

Just listed for sale "over there":

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c4s-f ... en-convertible-650hp.html

Listed for $17,500, it will likely come with a new suspension setup (adjustable links etc) that I'll post separately.

I've upped the price since I am no longer in a hurry to sell, plus summer is coming. I'll still cut the Guru's a break at $15,500 firm.

Andy

Posted on: 2014/3/18 17:18
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Guys - this is still for sale. I had raised the price to $17k recently on facebook, but I'm going to hold $14k firm for the Guru.

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Now if I could just sell my C5 I would be all set to buy it.


Andy - nothing wrong with having 2 Vettes!

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this is a killer ride... sweet doesn't come close!!!


Thanks Andy!

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Wow, Andy, can't believe you're selling after all your blood sweat and tears! Great car I hope it goes to a real enthusiast.

Matthew


same here


Thanks guys - me too, feels a little bit surreal. I'm in no real hurry to sell, so I can maybe 'vet' potential buyers (pun intended!)

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Re: 1992 Vert, 6-speed, 383, Supercharged, Brembo, Coilovers for sale
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Great looking car....good luck on the sale.....soooo what's next for you? Hope to see you here in the future some...


Thanks! I will be picking up my race car in a couple weeks with a view to doing some road course stuff. I'll still be on here, I may be staying in the corvette c4 parts / tuning area!

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Re: 1992 Vert, 6-speed, 383, Supercharged, Brembo, Coilovers for sale
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Tuesday Bump!

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Re: Friday 10-11-2013 Chat
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That is an awesome vette and really tempts me. You going to go racing against Alex?


Andy - possibly!. The car I'm looking at is built for autocross, roadcourse or drifting (need simple alignment changes for drifting).


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Re: Friday 10-11-2013 Chat
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Morning Guru's! Some of you will have seen that the beast is up for sale - I have decided to go a different direction and get a dedicated track car. Unfortunately the beast is a vert so it wasnt going to work for me. I've had 9 years of happy driving but only drove 900 miles last year.

Hopefully I'll find a happy home for her!

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Re: 1992 Vert, 6-speed, 383, Supercharged, Brembo, Coilovers for sale
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Also forgot to mention the following things:

- Car runs a 1996 cooling system including the single sided belt setup
- the alcohol injection system (2-stage, boost referenced)
- wideband gauge
- ability to datalog wideband (switch installed in center console to allow running of A/C when not datalogging)
- fuel pressure and boost gauges
- aeromotive afpr
- racetronix fuel pump harnesses

..plus probably tons of other stuff...

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1992 Vert, 6-speed, 383, Supercharged, Brembo, Coilovers for sale
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Asking $14k firm

The time has come to sell the beast. This is a very unique car that will bring someone a lot of fun.. I'm selling because I'm taking my car hobby in a different direction.

This car has just over 60k miles on the chassis, and I have over $15k in receipts, including the following major components from summer 2011: (Car has done about 3000 miles since the build):

- Fully forged, built and internally balanced LT1 block with CNC'ed LT4 heads and intake. 9:1 CR, built for boost. Built by Grimes in Alpharetta, GA, this motor made 430 crank horsepower on the engine dyno at Grimes shop before I dropped it in the car.
- Brand New Vortech YSi supercharger, with a 3.25" pulley (8-Rib) spec'ed for 12 pounds of boost at 6500 RPM - this supercharger is capable of much more.
- recent dyno run (August 2013) made 560 at the wheels at 5400 RPM. The car is currently rev limited to 5500 rpm pending install of 80 pound injectors, but I havent had time to get the injectors and set up the tune on the dyno.
- Front Brembo brakes and calipers
- QA1 coilovers front and rear
- 4-point rollbar
- Dewitts Radiator
- ZF Doc short shifter

Paintwork is 7/10, car still has A/C. Idles fine in traffic, well behaved on a cruise, starts easily hot or cold. Car is definitely not a sleeper. Complete monster above 3k RPM

The 'bad'.

- Small tear in drivers seat side bolster
- Will not pass Georgia emissions with current tune / exhaust
- One of the fuel pumps buzzes, I think it's due to the way
it's mounted. I'll try and fix it before the car is sold.
- Running an 'open loop' tune due to cam reversion issues. If you need closed loop to pass smog this car is not for you
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Posted on: 2013/10/11 11:18
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Re: Rear Hub/Stub Shaft Nut Loosening
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I dont know for sure but I seem to remember those nuts need a bunch of torque, like around 150 foot lbs. I can go check the shop manual this weekend.

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Re: It's the end of the week chat 20 Sep 2013
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Happy Friday guys. Been prepping the beast for some drag racing at NOPI this weekend (likely going Sunday). I had replaced the front ball joints and steering knuckles, got an alignment done last night. Finishing off the tune tomorrow, just have some pump shot and cold-cranking adjustments to make.

Finalizing plans for next year.. maybe even selling the 'vette.. watch this space!

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B&M Ripper Shifter
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Selling my B&M - it was just too much effort for me to get into 3rd gear at the track and I was losing about a second of acceleration with the effort. I have a blueprinted transmission and 3rd has always been a bit notchy.

Anyhow - the shifter is wonderful for street use and is probably OK for 3rd on a stock tranny.

I have installed a ZFDOC shifter, feels very nice and smooth.

It's on ebay, starting bid $80. I'll pull it off ebay for $110 shipped for a guru.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Corvette-C4-B ... ories&hash=item4176661995

Cheers
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Re: Monday Chat 26 Aug 2013
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Afternoon everyone. Slammed as usual, but motivated to get the beast ready for NOPI in Atlanta on Sept 21/22. So this past weekend I changed out the ball joints on the front A-Arms and the tie rod ends. All with Moog replacement joints. Alignment happening this week.

Also received my ZFDoc shifter on Saturday, so I got up early this morning and removed the B&M Ripper shifter (took me only half an hour, because the pin came out very easily. Glad I greased it when I installed the B&M). Will put the ZF Doc shifter in tonight... I have high expectations!

Good day all

Andy

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Re: 91 Corvette Convertible fuel pump issue
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Guys,

I just saw this thread.

I have an additional pump on my car, mounted behind the tag plate; I also have an aftermarket harness to drive the additional pump. Mine is all wired so that the 'stock' fuel pump supply drives the relay, and the relay drives 2 x separate pump feeds. The Power feed to the relay is hard wired to the alternator so the pumps get 13 volts rather than 12.

The theory is that 2 pumps in series work only half as hard as one on it's own; I have a monster pump as my inline and it flows 80gph in my testing, enough (in theory) for 700 HP at 0.6 BSFC.

FYI I mounted my aftermarket relay on the underside of the car, and the harness also came with some additional grounding lugs because the stock grounds for the pump are apparently not very good.

Tommy - my aftermarket harness is made by Racetronix, I may be able to dig out the schematics this weekend if it would help.




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Re: Thurs 8-8-2013
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Doing some work for the courthouse should get you some points Tom, if ever you are caught drag racing your Corvette around town.....you never know....

cloudy here and looks like rain....working in office this week. It's down to a few more weeks of scouting left and it seems this year its been harder than most but that's just my age I'm thinking....I'm letting the help do more and me do less which is the way it must go...

I sat and thought last night of the Corvettes I've had and wrote down the engines. I don't know why? Anyway I've enjoyed these.....L75, L75, L79, LS5, L48, L83, L98, L98, LS1, LS3. No LT engines so that means I have to get a C7....to round out the list.....My favorites are the LS3 and LS1 and also the LS5 big block was fun.

Better get after it.....enjoy your day Guru's...



Need to round it out with a 92-96 C4!

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Re: Just listed my truck on eBay. Will try the C4 next
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Ron - sorry to hear that, sending Mojo.

Good luck with eBay...


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Re: Replacement Brembo Rotors
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Do you have a picture with the wheel off? Might help to find the right rotor

here is mine now:
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Nice!

I'm honey-do'ed out the wazoo this weekend and work is crazy, however I plan to get some quality car time next weekend. I'll post pictures then.

Posted on: 2013/7/20 11:21
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Re: Replacement Brembo Rotors
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OK so here are some pictures.

Jeff - thanks for the suggestions, I'll try racingbrake. Looks like mine are similar to the pictures you posted up except my calipers look slightly different.


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Replacement Brembo Rotors
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My steering wheel has started to shimmy on light to medium braking, and it's clear that the rotors are on the way out.

They are the Brembo drilled / slotted type, the calipers are 4-pot (black).

I'll post up a picture later, but need some advice on identifying the model number/type for replacement (I prefer the slotted-only type) and also best place to buy.

Oh - I need pads too. Recommendations on street/strip occasional mountain run pads?

Cheers!
Andy

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Re: Friday chat. 12 July 2013
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Morning guys, been lurking again recently. Still tied up with too much going on, but I'm not complaining, just need to juggle all the fun things in life!

Work crazy but successful, Zilla now has a 2Bar MAP tune and I'm loving it (I will try and find time to post details, and importantly get to the dyno so I can see if I can make over 650 at the wheels), my son is currently 8th out of 35 in this years Formula D Pro-Am and we're headed to Charlotte tonight for round 3 tomorrow.

Hope you have a great weekend Gurus!

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Re: Pikes Peak Record now stands at 8m 13.878s
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Shows what paving can do


Yep. Here's the vid:

http://sundayafternoonclub.blogs.topg ... -smash-pikes-peak-record/

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