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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and time to start making it fast
    first was fix the throttle pedal (to get full throttle and not take 40 lbs of effort) and connect the vacuum advance

    noticed I could see the core support - distracting, but not anymore

    full tank of fuel


    those are pretty good numbers

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  • 65RHDEER
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    Good to hear that a plan has worked and there are no unexpected surprises in the suspension department.
    Last edited by 65RHDEER; August 27, 2020, 12:35 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    aligned and drove it today

    traction is most definitely limited.... you know it's good when your mechanic friend expresses shock at the speed..... this is not a car where you just roll into it

    that said, there is a lot of tuning that needs to be accomplished.... but in the suspension and motor.... but that said.... it handles like it's on rails... I may have pushed it a bit - and the only thing that got me a little concern was rolling into it on my country road at 50 mph and going sideways... from a dig, no gear change, just a push of the throttle in 4th
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; August 26, 2020, 09:53 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Front 97-04 Corvette
    Daily Driver Advanced Street Autocross Baseline Track Baseline
    Toe 1/32″ 0″ to 1/32″ in 1/16″ in 1/8″ out – 1/32″in
    Camber 0 neg 1/4 neg 1/2 neg 1/2 neg
    Caster 6-7 pos 6-7 pos 4-6 pos 4-6 pos
    Rear 97-04 Corvette
    Daily Driver Advanced Street Autocross Baseline Track Baseline
    Toe 1/16″ in 1/16″ in 1/16″ – 1/4″ in 1/8″ – 1/4″ in
    Camber 0 neg 1/2 neg 1/4-2 neg 3/4-2 neg



    From:
    https://tech.corvettecentral.com/201...ignment-specs/

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  • mike343sharpstick
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    I built this for the Optima Challenge.... of course, the question is whether or not there will a rule change before next year...
    It should do well, all the good parts are there. Trick will be getting it all dialed in with brake bias, shock damping, spring rates, bla bla bla. Curious, how much camber will you be starting with?
    Oh... and that part where your right foot and your hands do the right thing. Corner exit will be a little tricky I think
    Last edited by mike343sharpstick; August 25, 2020, 09:28 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    since somebody doesn't think I'm grounded... here's a ground


    my life with black cars in one picture...


    seat bolted in, seat belts (bonus) and ready to go to get aligned tomorrow.


    windows still don't go up.... that's maybe next on my list

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by mike343sharpstick View Post
    I've been quietly watching this, love it, Excellent work!
    Now please go try and drive this in an auto-cross just for fun.
    I built this for the Optima Challenge.... of course, the question is whether or not there will a rule change before next year...

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  • mike343sharpstick
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    I've been quietly watching this, love it, Excellent work!
    Now please go try and drive this in an auto-cross just for fun.

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  • fatguyzinc
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    I drove it today. It's like driving a light switch - but one where the light is already on, it just goes brighter.... much, much brighter...


    if there is any car that drives like a CR500R,
    its a healthy big block in a C2 or C3 vette.....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 65RHDEER View Post

    That looks .

    The go bit seams to be sorted, so now we're waiting to hear how it goes through a corner.
    quickly. need to bolt the seats down and complete the seat belt install

    Originally posted by Dan Barlow View Post

    I think I heard you fire it up .
    of this I'm certain

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Very Nice!

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  • Dan Barlow
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    I drove it today. It's like driving a light switch - but one where the light is already on, it just goes brighter.... much, much brighter...
    I think I heard you fire it up .

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  • silver_bullet
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    Me LIKEY!

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  • 65RHDEER
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    That looks .

    The go bit seams to be sorted, so now we're waiting to hear how it goes through a corner.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I drove it today. It's like driving a light switch - but one where the light is already on, it just goes brighter.... much, much brighter...

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