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Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Today, 11:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,018
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: 25
Views: 416
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: 25
Views: 416
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: 39
Views: 755
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: 39
Views: 755
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: 1,009
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: 3,459
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: 39
Views: 755
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: 39
Views: 755
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: 1,268
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...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-20-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By Norm Peterson
It'd be really nice to have the prototype heads...

It'd be really nice to have the prototype heads just to have them. But there's perhaps more risk that they'll crack; being prototypes suggests they're probably somewhat short of full durability...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 09-19-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,714
Posted By Norm Peterson
I have a lot of doubt here. Back in the 1960's,...

I have a lot of doubt here. Back in the 1960's, attitudes weren't anything like today's sense of entitlement to all manner of luxury features and conveniences.

You have to remember that those of...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 09-19-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By Norm Peterson
Does "bone stock" here mean that no efforts had...

Does "bone stock" here mean that no efforts had been made to improve brake cooling (ducts or deflectors)?


On edit, was the caliper temperature 450F or 500F? This thread and your other one in the...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 09-18-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By Norm Peterson
Is that a 72° block? Norm

Is that a 72° block?


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 09-18-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 416
Posted By Norm Peterson
That's why they have course walks - so you'll go...

That's why they have course walks - so you'll go into your runs with at least a general sense of where the course goes. And a good reason to draw a course map. Instructed runs, with an experienced...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 09-17-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,714
Posted By Norm Peterson
I think what he's trying to say is that phones,...

I think what he's trying to say is that phones, perhaps especially for their texting capability, have removed much of the need that we had for cars. Without the need, there's less desire.

If we...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 09-17-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 416
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'd call that a major success for the first time...

I'd call that a major success for the first time ever. (I'm guessing you were running with Philly Region at Warminster Community Park).


Even this takes practice, and I'm going to suggest getting...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 09-17-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Norm Peterson
I strongly doubt that unless you have reason to...

I strongly doubt that unless you have reason to suspect actual damage there's any need to replace the lines yet.

But you should insist that when the caliper pistons are pushed back in their bores...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 09-16-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By Norm Peterson
You'll have to experiment with manually shifting...

You'll have to experiment with manually shifting (at various rpms), as well as automatically (in different "modes", if your car has them). You probably won't be able to try everything on the same...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 09-15-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By Norm Peterson
Probably both . . . and having traction control...

Probably both . . . and having traction control on probably wasn't helping your times any either. There's also the matter of what rpms the car was shifting at, whether you were letting the AT do its...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 09-15-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By Norm Peterson
Track time. Mod the driver up closer to what the...

Track time. Mod the driver up closer to what the car is capable of.

You might even get a better idea about any mod path and whether it'd be worth following.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 09-14-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Norm Peterson
No fb account (there's a reason), so Milwaukee's...

No fb account (there's a reason), so Milwaukee's page no workee either. Sometimes I can see fb pictures if I can get past the pop-up, but that's it.


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-14-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,342
Posted By Norm Peterson
Nobody's buying sedans because they saw them...

Nobody's buying sedans because they saw them advertised on TV because none of the car companies - Toyota perhaps excepted with their recent Camry ad campaign - are willing to spend any advertising...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 09-14-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 416
Posted By Norm Peterson
What you really NEED for your first autocross...

What you really NEED for your first autocross ever isn't very extensive at all. Your car will need to pass tech, which nearly any reasonably late model car should be capable of.

Tech inspection...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 09-14-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Norm Peterson
Any chance of getting a youtube link? ...

Any chance of getting a youtube link?


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-13-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,342
Posted By Norm Peterson
At least a few of them do. Three identified here...

At least a few of them do. Three identified here so far.

What does she have to say about the level of interest in cars among her classmates, recent past and present?


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-13-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,342
Posted By Norm Peterson
Feedback I keep getting from my 21 y/o...

Feedback I keep getting from my 21 y/o granddaughter is that there's hardly any interest in cars of any sort among most of the other kids her age - to them all cars are just transportation appliances...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-12-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,342
Posted By Norm Peterson
It's this, together with an overall lower...

It's this, together with an overall lower interest in the whole business of driving.

But I think Uber and whatever aren't nearly as much to blame as smart phones and instant communication even if...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 09-11-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By Norm Peterson
My downloaded copy of the 2018 Camaro Owner's...

My downloaded copy of the 2018 Camaro Owner's Manual indicates that automatics also have a +/- manual gate at the shift lever. Have you tried using that as well?


Norm
Forum: Ask AL 09-11-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,554
Posted By Norm Peterson
Perhaps the suggestions made in an Ask Al thread...

Perhaps the suggestions made in an Ask Al thread takes could be used to refine the way the question is actually submitted to the Ask Al team.


Norm
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