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Old 10-17-2018, 01:03 PM
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It is fascinating, that's how they work in all the anti-dive, increased Ackermann, etc. When you look at some of the aftermarket front clips that are on the market, you rarely see any of this genius. I would imagine that shows in the handling or lack thereof. Probably not a big deal when you are upgrading a solid axle buggy suspension, but you are upgrading a Corvette here. Taking advantage of the advances in technology over the last 40 years is just good practice. This is going to be a fun ride.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:51 PM
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It is fascinating, that's how they work in all the anti-dive, increased Ackermann, etc. When you look at some of the aftermarket front clips that are on the market, you rarely see any of this genius. I would imagine that shows in the handling or lack thereof. Probably not a big deal when you are upgrading a solid axle buggy suspension, but you are upgrading a Corvette here. Taking advantage of the advances in technology over the last 40 years is just good practice. This is going to be a fun ride.
My generation went from "never use stock setups" to "use stock setups"... here's my prediction - I blog this, someone out there does a TV show coughcoughaaronkaufmancoughcough then someone else sells a 'new kit' that 'takes advantage of manufacturer engineering' ... again. Thankfully, so far, I haven't had someone who copied come back and try to 'splain' it back to me...

It's fine, though, I think making hotrodding more accessible is always the right answer - and some people don't have the skill or time to piece it together themselves. The whole point of my blogging my builds is a detailed record of what I did and how - whether it's by cash or by knowledge, if someone else gains from it.... that's cool by me. I have a day job that pays far better then what I'd get paid breathing bondo in someone else's shop.
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Keep up the good work, you are helping to keep this forum alive.

If/When they turn the lights out here, not sure if I would post much at other Corvette sites. Probably just lurk a bit.

Sounds like there is a good story behind some of your comments above. I always gave my ideas at work freely, until one day when someone asked for input, I wrote it up as a patent submission. Ended up getting a few ( company property). You’d be surprised at what people do.

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Keep up the good work, you are helping to keep this forum alive.

If/When they turn the lights out here, not sure if I would post much at other Corvette sites. Probably just lurk a bit.

Sounds like there is a good story behind some of your comments above. I always gave my ideas at work freely, until one day when someone asked for input, I wrote it up as a patent submission. Ended up getting a few ( company property). You’d be surprised at what people do.
it was a rocky start here, but I like the knowledge base so I keep posting.
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Keep up the good work, you are helping to keep this forum alive.

If/When they turn the lights out here, not sure if I would post much at other Corvette sites. Probably just lurk a bit.

Sounds like there is a good story behind some of your comments above. I always gave my ideas at work freely, until one day when someone asked for input, I wrote it up as a patent submission. Ended up getting a few ( company property). You’d be surprised at what people do.
The lights won't go out here for the foreseeable future. If VetteMod can serve as an archive for build threads like this, I think it has a valuable purpose. Personally, I use this site as a resource for information, kind of an automotive Wikipedia. Also, I have a ton of pictures hosted here.
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The lights won't go out here for the foreseeable future. If VetteMod can serve as an archive for build threads like this, I think it has a valuable purpose. Personally, I use this site as a resource for information, kind of an automotive Wikipedia. Also, I have a ton of pictures hosted here.
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I mostly lurk on the other sites lest I stir up the wrath of the "experts" there. I like looking at builds for ideas, learning fixes for my own issues, and occasionally if I have something of use I chime in. I chime in here because these kind of builds really get my blood pumping. I don't have much time or $$$ for my project at the moment, so this is all part of the research and motivation phase of my build.

This thread is BIG on the motivation, thank you SBG for that.
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