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6/19/12 2:22am - Original Message: 'Useful resource for suspension and steering topics'
daveo76
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

Joined: 8/25/2005
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In my last post, "preliminary alignment" (http://goo.gl/D3cIq), I got some good advice from Joel.  I also found this article from Jim Shea to be useful for what I was doing:


 Jim Shea is a retired GM engineer that actually worked on Saginaw steering systems and related for a bunch of different cars, but specifically C3's. He has a bunch of papers posted on the net - just Google, "Jim Shea Steering Papers" or "Jim Shea Corvette Steering" and the site will come up. I've posted this info before, but thought it would be a good time to remind folks of this useful resource.  Since I am an engineer myself I enjoy reading about some of the engineering and design that went into our cars back in the 60's and 70's.  But there is also a wealth of practical how-to kind of knowledge in these papers.   Enjoy!


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1976 Silver/Firethorn.  L48, 4spd.  Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.
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6/19/12 6:36am - Reply: 'Re: Useful resource for suspension and steering topics'
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Lodi, WI - USA

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1972 Targa Blue, T-Top, Saddle leather, 350 auto,numbers match, all original except '69 factory side exhaust. Previously owned: 1969 427, 390hp, 4sp, Riverside Gold coupe, factory side exhaust

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Great info, Dave.Thumbs Up
Thanks for posting.  I love reading this stuff.  It's nice to know that these cars were not just "thrown together".
Dean


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6/19/12 6:48am - Reply: 'Re: Useful resource for suspension and steering topics'
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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

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Great resource. Thanks.

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6/19/12 9:39am - Reply: 'Re: Useful resource for suspension and steering topics'
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Dave, sharing information is always welcomed...............Thank you!Thumbs Up

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