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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by silver_bullet View Post
    Call me out if I am off(which I usually am) but, I would think the the camaro is factory tuned for understeer, and by having closer to 50/50 on your PF2 would tend to make it more neutral steering which would negate the added expense of buying new anti-roll bars....but, it's your car/money, so, it's your call...
    the light you see under the right rear wheel would beg to differ

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  • Russell
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    For my entertainment I would like to see you get a used torsion bar out of the JY cut splines in it and weld extensions to spider gears for adjustability.

    In high school my first car 85 V6 T-Bird didn't come with a rear sway bar. I added one off a 84 V8 car. It seemed to handle curves better. I don't remember if that was before or after the rear end came around on a wet road one night. I blamed it on the Eagle STs with little tread and going to fast on wet roads.

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  • silver_bullet
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    Call me out if I am off(which I usually am) but, I would think the the camaro is factory tuned for understeer, and by having closer to 50/50 on your PF2 would tend to make it more neutral steering which would negate the added expense of buying new anti-roll bars....but, it's your car/money, so, it's your call...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Front is 1.06 inches (26 mm), rear .961 (24 mm)




    For the front I have from 1 1/4, 1 3/8, 1 1/2 (very expensive, very cool), for the rear, 38 mm but 3 adjustment points (38mm is within .05 inches of 1 1/2 inches)


    The problem, as I see it, is that my car is substantially lighter then a Camaro....

    here are the corner weights for the Camaro



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    digging up my scaling






    so the million dollar question, (okay up to $2,000 question)... do I match front/rear sway bars? those front bars are all hollow....
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; August 15, 2022, 09:14 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    coming soon to a Corvette near me

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    adjust valves.... I figured I wouldn't have to warm up the motor since it was 100 degrees out....
    got motor hot, everything was too tight. Not by a lot, but the exhaust especially were 1/8-1/4 turn too tight

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  • ejs262
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    so, to make it clear, Function>form, ALWAYS. I just think the short wing fits the car way better IMO.

    There's a guy in the Fiero community who is running a NASCAR COT wing on his, he has a ton of track time in the car to tune it, and other aero mods that he has performed, because it has purpose, I think it's awesome, so likewise, if you continue tuning it to make the most of it, hell yeah!

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  • Dan Barlow
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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    tall wing is back on.... short wing was, mostly, to get full points in the Design and Engineering. With that said, the wing didn't hurt performance and may have helped a bit... I'll say this again, I like it without the wing but I don't like the though of losing or running into a wall - so it stays.

    it's waiting for spark plugs

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  • ejs262
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    going through build threads trying to catch up, I saw the tall wing and was like ...

    then I saw the short wing and was way happier! car looks good, the HRM shots are winners too! congrats!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    a little rich and the plugs are too hot


    also working on the alignment - the C5/C6 front suspension uses the typical GM cam bolts... and they can move... need to find a solution to this
    (and the stupid potato camera's inability to hold a steady shot)

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    note for self

    Need colder plug, 1 range. Need to pull fuel out at WOT. Plugs were wet but didn't warm car. Timing is okay, maybe could use more timing with colder plug

    autolite XP 5224
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; August 5, 2022, 07:03 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 1946Austin View Post
    Are you going to plumb your bleed down trap out the side of the building?
    it's 105 degrees in the shop right now, not sure I need to.... with that said, there is a hole ready for that very purpose....

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  • 1946Austin
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    Are you going to plumb your bleed down trap out the side of the building?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Loren View Post
    Almost looks like you're smiling there. I'm not sure...
    hard not to smile while driving your Corvette. That was a fun weekend, if I do this next year, I'll take this more seriously - but to be absolutely honest, the weekend was the best result, ever. My car made it, my dog didn't die, and the a/c on the motorhome worked great.
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; July 28, 2022, 09:48 PM.

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