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  • fatguyzinc
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    https://www.carchemistry.com/

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Last year, I couldn't run at Portland Raceway because my car is a bit louder then the 105 db that the track allows. Just a bit - 2 db. This is the fix
    should get me under 100 db at full song - with no attendant loss of performance... we will see



    likely the configuration


    10" overall, according to my calculations, I only need 8"


    roughly here


    but much playing with these is going to happen between now and Optima in July. I may reduce the length of the inserts or simply change them to a different style... I do know that PF3 will have long tube headers that have much shorter primary tubes then lined sidepipes.... worst case is I put a diverter on the tip or make the tips removable so that the exhaust doesn't aim at the measuring device

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    onward
    had to buy new ends because I'm sure I tossed the vacuum stuff years ago

    install bumpers

    grind clean

    take springs off

    the controller needed to go on an inner fender that no longer exists (and the alternator is now on the opposite side of the motor

    not sure what their plan was on wiring, but I shortened some, lengthened others


    hiding wiring

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I've complained before that people take my ideas without even a thank you. That's fine, I like they did, now I can take their updates to my design and help a few around here save some dollars

    C5 motors and controllers
    they put the motor on the opposite side - which created its own issue of having to build back the part I cut out

    tomorrow, wiring - my car's alternator is on the opposite side as stock - but even so the wiring needs quite a bit of mods. Shop was 26* tonight so I figure I can get more proactive heating tomorrow and perhaps have feeling in my fingers while I wire.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time to fix the lights....
    basically it's what it is now but someone figured out the controller for C5s

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  • silver_bullet
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    Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post

    Easy solution: throttle limiter
    Careful, we have a comedian in our midst

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by fatguyzinc View Post



    wasnt that was so they could easily get a roll cage inside ?
    convertibles are lighter... granted, there won't be much that came off the GM assembly line with the proposed car..... so there is that.

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  • fatguyzinc
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    ...... we know that the convertibles with a hard top were the race cars - so it'll have a hardtop but no soft top (saves weight).
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    wasnt that was so they could easily get a roll cage inside ?

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    In other news..... Optima challenge is the same but different
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    https://mailchi.mp/d32c3784d4c6/usca...1?e=77724350d4

    it's cool because Willow Springs is now Portland International Raceway. Middle of July. Great too... well, except for one thing

    DB levels.

    So that noise is coming back soon.... Thankfully I have a day or two to procrastinate but I need to get my noise down ugh
    Easy solution: throttle limiter

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    In other news..... Optima challenge is the same but different
    announcement
    https://mailchi.mp/d32c3784d4c6/usca...1?e=77724350d4

    it's cool because Willow Springs is now Portland International Raceway. Middle of July. Great too... well, except for one thing

    DB levels.

    So that noise is coming back soon.... Thankfully I have a day or two to procrastinate but I need to get my noise down ugh

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  • DanStokes
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    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Soooooo

    I'm considering PF3. Still in planning stages but here's some general outlines
    Full custom chassis using the c5/6 front and ZL1 Camaro rear.
    68 Convertible body. 3"/4" flares (probably my own design - one that actually considers aero and integrated brake ducts for the rear)
    Also, we know that the convertibles with a hard top were the race cars - so it'll have a hardtop but no soft top (saves weight).
    632 ci motor (and this is a big maybe because that's one, tall beast)
    6 speed

    With that said, using the 632 heads on a standard height block then a shorter stroke.... the GM motor retails for 37k and is 30k out the door.... that's a lot of money.

    and PF2 is going nowhere but quickly around local (and national) racetracks.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    I can relate...... I made Mutt's dash easy to remove for a reason.

    Dan
    thankfully, it's pretty easy, but still annoying that I just had it apart

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  • DanStokes
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    I can relate...... I made Mutt's dash easy to remove for a reason.

    Dan
    Last edited by DanStokes; November 23, 2021, 09:29 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    it annoys me when I put the dash all back together then need to pull it apart again... the brown wire that needs to go to the blue wire is inside...

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