Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
#1 I had an uncle in the late 80’s who was a machinist at a research center. His team was given a new Corvette engine and basically told to run it continuously at a high RPM until it burned up. Then tear it down and recommend improvements on parts. If I recall he said the heat started in the exhaust area and worked back into the engine before locking up.
Thanks for posting the article.
Posted by Airandee 2019-09-22 06:54||
#2 1963 Split window. My favorite car of all time. Quite a feat as I love cars. The pic is even in Tuxedo Black. If we ever win the lottery, this is the 1st purchase. The only resto-mod change I'd do is to swap out drum brakes for disks. Thanks B :)
Posted by Warthog 2019-09-22 10:00||
#3 So, instead of adopting modern design concepts they instead used a bunch of engineering kludges that add complexity and potential failure points. Sounds like the GM I know.
Posted by Iblis 2019-09-22 12:06||
#4 If you want heartless efficiency go watch F1 racing.
Owning a Corvette is more than that. It's about knowing what's in the engine, and that its tradition harks back to the pride of American manufacturing. When you buy a Corvette you're not just buying a bucket of car parts. You're buying heritage.
GM has plenty of modern cars. Go buy one of them. Or better yet, a European car because we have low tariffs on theirs while they put high tariffs on ours.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-09-22 21:43||