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    You don't need brains to be a Boss.

    You don't need brains to be a Boss. When the body was first created, all the parts wanted to be Boss. The brain said, "I should be Boss because I control all of the body's responses and functions." The feet said, "We should be Boss since we carry the brain about and get him to where he wants...
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    $700 Craigslist car find worth millions

    For the rest of the article: $700 Craigslist car find worth millions | Fox News
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    George Barris dies at age 89.

    http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/11/06/george-barris-self-proclaimed-king-of-the-customizers-dies-at-age-89/?refer=news
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    GM Recalling 1.4M Cars; Oil Leaks Can Cause Engine Fires

    GM Recalling 1.4M Cars; Oil Leaks Can Cause Engine Fires By TOM KRISHER, AP AUTO WRITER DETROIT — Oct 27, 2015, 11:15 AM ET For the third time in seven years, General Motors is recalling cars that can leak oil and catch fire, in some instances damaging garages and homes. The recall, which...
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    Oil filters

    This is a pretty good read on oil filters and no they aren't all the same. :chuckle Engine Oil Filter Study
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    Grand Sport Catch Can Installed

    Yes it was and it was a good time to be alive with a driver's license, The air was filled with a smell from what the EPA would call unburnt hydrocarbons from something called cam overlap while radio antennas shook with power, not a miss. LOL Once, I helped stuff a 3x2 348 into a a late 1940s...
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    Grand Sport Catch Can Installed

    I honestly don't know if it is a problem for N/A or boosted engines; however, I'd prefer sending the oil vapors into a can rather than into the intake manifold. Not all the oil vapor makes it to the combustion chamber; some stays as deposits in the intake manifold. As I am boosted; I plan on...
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    05 chevy corvette trade for bass boat

    05 chevy corvette trade for bass boat :chuckle:chuckle:chuckle
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    Grand Sport Grand Sport Gen 2 tire chatter

    Not exactly correct. It is called the Ackermann Effect. A man named Georg Lankensperger, a wooden wheel maker, figured out how to beat it in the early 1800s. Vette's thumping rubs some drivers the wrong way Tire size and rubber compound has nothing to do with it as it is a trick with angles...
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    The Ardun

    The ArDun (ARkus-DUNtov) OHC conversion Pictures: www.ardun.com/ardun_pictures.htm Zora Arkus Duntov was an engineer's engineer.
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    Grand Sport tuned my 2011 GS m6 yesterday

    No one is freaking out; sorry if you took it that way. My profession is automotive design engineering. It is fascinating how they came up with a method to standardize power no matter where the dyno is located. There is quite a difference between the conditions in an East coast city during the...
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    Grand Sport tuned my 2011 GS m6 yesterday

    The correction factor standardizes the power no matter where the dyno is located in the US. It is a standard method to compare apples to apples. ;) Corrected Power Short form, by applying the correction factor, a dyno would show the same RWHP at sea level or in Colorado.
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    65 Corvette 396-425: Bonneville Speed Trials Class Record

    The 396-425 was a 1 year engine for Corvette and also 1 year at 425HP for the 396. 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 1965 Bonneville Speed Trials Class Record for sale by Mecum Auction https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail.cfm?lot_id=AN1114-204779 Although the later 396-375 used all the same part...
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    New hybrid turbo design

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1hEQbGRJ_Q From this morning's office emails ;);)
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    Grand Sport Any Experience With Hankook Tires?

    Tuna, quite true as no matter what the vehicle there is nothing quite like new shoes. Mine had a little under 10K on them when I bought the car. Enough wear to verify there wasn't any suspension issues and new enough I didn't need to replace them on the basis of date code issues. Initially, I...
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