Who's Swapping Parts?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by GT Fanatic, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. GT Fanatic

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    Whatever you say, loser. :rolleyes:
     


  2. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Of course the sheep are happy: hobbit droppings make great fertilizer for lush pastures, and you're a doting, probing--emphasis on probing--animal husba.....sheepherder.

    You're right about that last part: there are those that tune their own transmission, and there are those that lie about it.
     
  3. taniwha

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    Good boy, you are learning.
     
  4. taniwha

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    That was my past, but I put it all behind me once I discovered the magic power of the Orc suit. Plus the laniferous creatures found the day old sweat smell from inside the suit a little fetid. How did you clean it when you borrowed it?
     
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    Clean it? It is an orc suit, after all. I am sorry about the stains....the e coli really makes things run....
     
  6. taniwha

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    Oh, that explains my rash.
    In light of that I don't really want my Princess Leia outfit back now.
     
  7. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't planning on giving you the Princess Leia outfit back, especially after how long it took me to grow out my hair enough to fashion these buns over my ears and pubis.
     
  8. taniwha

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    There is one website that would have saved you a world of anguish - Merkinworld.com

    Next time you need to save yourself from looking like the unfrocked parson's neck, visit them.
     
  9. alienator

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    You can't look as good as I do in the Princess Leia robes, as well as the Princess Leia thong and pasties, by wearing a crotch wig. That's like buying a cup o' joe at Starbucks and calling it quality coffee.
     
  10. taniwha

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    The mediator at our last meeting mentioned that you looked like a walk on in a John Waters film in that outfit and suggested that Divine would have some competition.
     
  11. alienator

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    Ah, you flatter. Divine was at a level that we all could only dream of reaching....

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  12. taniwha

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    No "we" in that statement for me.
    Have you gone back to using the Royal Personage?
     
  13. alienator

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    If you mean the Royal Parsonage, then yes.
     
  14. swampy1970

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    Try learning to read... and I'll remember not to leave typos in the post. ;)

    My engine in the 67 > My bike > your engine... In $'s of course ;)

    I could post a pic of the Camaro but I wouldn't want you drooling in the keyboard. ;)

    My dad never had a Camaro - he lived all his life in England, very, very few Camaro's and probably none of them with 502 under the hood. But thanks for asking...

    I do believe that I've forgotten more about cycling than you've managed to learn, although I do wish you well on your two wheeled journey. But looking back the past couple of weekends I think I rode more in one day than you did in the whole month - combined with more climbing in one event that you've done all year... and all without a hint of pain.

    I guess I should feel sorry for you that you can't do 200 miles in the high mountains in a day and do 20,000ft of climbing. All that good fun, fast descents, ace scenery and clean mountain air at altitude that you're missing out on. Awesome, awesome fun, even with a stomach bug and puking a few times. More yak that a herd of himalayan bovine.

    T'was just saying that if you don't have to bend the elbows too much you'll likely not get elbow pain - if you shorten the stem you'll likely bend the elbows more AND end up placing more weight on your arms. If you have a stem that's too long your reach will be too far and that'll place stress initially on the lower back and then the neck and shoulders. It's actually common sense - but people tend to be devoid of that when it comes to bikes. Why? Not really too sure.

    It could be that your top tube is too short - but without seeing a pic of you on the bike it'd be impossible to see.
     
  15. GT Fanatic

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    Still haven't seen your '67 Camaro, and believe me, I wouldn't be drooling over one. They're a dime a dozen. I don't even give them a second glance. They can be found on any corner, at any car show, covered in weeds in any field, and found in any dilapidated barn. If I wanted a '67 Camaro, it wouldn't be hard to find one.

    A 502? Is that it? Did you go get a REAL 502 from GM, or did you yank a smogger from a Cadillac? LOL! I'm making 500+ at the wheels with a tiny little 355.

    Why do I care that you're a jobless bum who has time to ride a bike all day? Congrats. :rolleyes:

    As for the top tube of my bike being too short, I highly doubt that I require an "Extra Large" frame-sized bicycle at 5'11, but thanks for your inexperienced guess. By stretching further than would be necessary, this puts strain on your elbows, not if you have to bend them. Think about it...just for a change.
     
  16. cutegirl

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    Anyway, nothing on Performance's website about the specs changing, aside from the fact that free cycling jerseys were included until supplies ran out.


     
  17. GT Fanatic

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    My point, exactly.

    Oddly enough, I went to a different Performance location to see if there was anything I could do to get the right seat-post and within 24 hrs I had an answer. I've been waiting for an answer from the store I bought the bike from; the same store I bought THREE bikes from. I guess it doesn't matter that I've given them $3500 of my wife's and my money.
     
  18. swampy1970

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    I'm 5'11 and raced bikes for over 10 years and was a 1st Cat road racer for a fair few of those. Tack on a few extra years to that decade of racing and that's where I'm at right now.

    Size wise, I'm dispropotionately 'all legs' - inseam ~34" and I ride very comfortably on a 58cm these days but even with the stock 11cm stem it's a tad short. Very comfy and relaxed but a tad short for what's needed on that bike. A 13 or 14cm stem should do the trick. For some reason, all the bike stores I went too and most of the guys in local clubs said I should be on a 56. Fark that, it'd be like being bent over to scratch my ankles when riding down the road... Maybe it's a US thing. Still haven't worked that one out.

    Think about that 'elbow stretching'. If your joints are 'locked out' through reaching too far there's very little stress on that joint. Similarly, do a pushup and lock your arms out and hold for a significant amount of time. It aint your arms that are hurting. Try that with a significant bend in your arms. ;)

    The goal though isn't to lock out the elbows. The goal is to balance the weight across the bike and put the rider in a position in the best position for the desired type of riding. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Yes, it's a real GM 502. One of the first ZZ502s that GM produced... a soon to be fuel injected 502.

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    ... a 502 that drives a 4 speed Muncie, Moser engineering rear end with Eaton Posi, suspended by revalved QA-1 coilovers with independant compression/rebound and just to keep us comfy there's a fully restored interior.

    The car was originally an SS with a 396. That motor needed work and didn't meet 'the plan' so it went to someone who wanted it.

    You might be putting 500hp through the mouse but do you have 500+lb/ft of torque from 1,900 rpm? One of the big 'decisions' was what power plant we should throw in it... I could have gone with an LS6 (the LS7 wasn't around then, neither was the ZZ572) but the lack of neck snapping torque from any rpm was a deal breaker.

    The plan was keep it classic, keep it simple... Make it look good, look fast and go fast but still keep it very streetable.

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    ... well kind of. Carbs just don't do it for me though but the RAMJET intake on the GM spec fuel injection for that motor is too tall to fit under the hood. Yes, it does say 502 on the hood scoop. Gotta yank the intake manifold off the motor and measure to the hood to see in the Edlebrock multipoint fuel injection will fit.

    Finding a 67 isn't that hard. Finding one with no rust, no bondo, no welded in quarter panels and is generally pretty straight is a little trickier. I didn't care about matching numbers engine/body... I just didn't want to spend a bunch of time doing bodywork and prep prior to paint. Finding one as clean as this at a reasonable price meant a trip from California to just north of Miami and a long road trip back.

    Then again, finding a mid 90's 4th gen is easy... making it look like a V6 with no noticable tailpipes either side of the rear bumpers must have taken sometime. You sure there's a LT1 or LS1 motor in there?

    I ride about 10 hours a week and have a very lucrative job. Thanks for asking.

    Just for a point of reference, that frame that's hanging off the wall with the big black seatpost is the one that I'm riding in my avatar at ~ 28+mph. Yeah - it's mine ;) Note the late 80's Campag delta brakes (croce d'aune) - I still have the Campag Shamal wheels, Bell vortex helmet and US team issue Descente ribbed 'batsuit' too. Just don't ask how an english lad got that rare piece of clothing... especially one with no bike 'experience'

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    If you're really interested there's a really nice FSA carbon seatpost on the red Cannondale hi-mod that's gonna be swapped out soon for an aluminum one - swapped not because of the material but because I don't like the big setback on that post and the lack of easy access on the bolts and yeah, it has real carbon on it and it weighs f**k all.
     
  19. GT Fanatic

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    Very nice Camaro. I'm very pleased to see you haven't followed the lame "street machine" trend by mucking it up with big, shiny, chrome wheels and a paintjob using everything PPG has to offer. I commend you on that. Look no further than "Camaro Performers" magazine to see what I'm referring to. Being a purist, though, I'd love to hang you for parting out an original 396 SS car, as you should have held on to the engine, but it's your car...

    Am I making 500 hp at 1900 rpm? Nope. I wanted more top-end than LT1s normally make. LT1s suck on the top-end. I went with a high-lift cam for more mid-range/top-end power. I don't drag race a whole lot, but I do like to go out on the street and really wind'er out.

    Making a Z28 look like a V6. My car is a B4C model (police package), which is 1 of 668 made in 1994. During the lifespan of the B4C (1991-2002), there were less than around 7000 made. My car is a Z28 in V6 trim; the monochromatic paint on the roof gives it away, but nobody knows that. ;)

    I'm getting ready to tear down the engine (again) and re-do it, because I want to go with a larger cam, and it just hasn't been running up to par. I have an oil drip coming from somewhere, which I've been having a Hell of a time tracking (try tracking ANYTHING on a 4th Gen Camaro...), and I think I have a sticking lifter. No biggie, because I also want to bore out to a 383ci and swap over to a turbo setup in place of my Procharger. A turbo's just going to be way more efficient, and the engine won't be under stress all the time.

    The next step will be ditching the stock 7.5 inch GM 10-bolt rear, which has miraculously held up, but it's on its way out very quickly. The posi unit has pretty much bitten the dust. I haven't decided whether I'm going to go with a Dana S60 or GM 12-bolt, but it's going to be one or the other.

    On another front, I've thought about just selling the car and starting from scratch on something. My wife whet my appetite about doing a Factory 5 Racing car after I received some info from them in the mail; I must have gotten on a mailing list. I looked over the info and doing their "GTM Supercar" or "'65 Daytona" is appealing to me. The only problem is where I would store all of this stuff; a chassis, frame, pallets of parts, etc. I have a 3 car garage stuffed with 3 cars. Even if I got rid of the Camaro, half the parts would still be sitting in the driveway. Then, there's a matter of tracking down some of the other parts needed to build; some of which are very expensive, depending on which model I wanted to build (GTM or Daytona).

    Basically, with a Factory 5 car, since they're so light (2000-2400 lbs), I could probably drop in a stock LS1 or LS3 and run deep into the 11 second range, all the while stealing 30+ mpg. I wouldn't even have to modify anything for the thing to be fast. That certainly has an appeal to it, because it would be dead-reliable.
     
  20. 64Paramount

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    That's a beautiful Camaro, Swampy! :cool:
     
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