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I have been obsessed lately about building a car. Been mulling over some engine/tranny options. Difficult finding much info on the corvette transaxle though. Wondering what you knew about it as far as limitations and special uses. Also, do you have any detailed pictures of the front suspension setup you have. Did you use a rack & pinion setup. I'm sure its probably manual steering with that radical motor and not much weight on the front. How does it steer? Oversteer, understeer? Would power steering be a good idea you think? Curious. Thanks.
 

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Workman...buy mine...cheap....I might sell it minus motor/trans
if you don't want major hp slammin your back all the time.

it actually hurts when doing the 1-2 shift.

Now that the C5 is out...I would use the auto transaxle and build a
plate to bolt the engine directly to it....

since I built mine in '92, I had to use a TH400, all built to take the hp,
with no driveshaft. I used a '86 rear diff that is bolted to the frame,
and the half shafts float.

As for the front, you can call Chassis engineering, Jupiter FL, maybe
they have a website, to get the complete front suspension.
With a rack, I think it's about $5,500.

I use coil overs in the front, with a Pinto rack. since my is light,
I didn't do power steering. When you are sitting still, trying to park,
it's a little heavy. I used two sprockets witha chain enclosed in a box
to link the steering shaft to the racks gear. By doing this, I can change
the steering ratio...I went for quick steer at first, and tamed it a little
later...200mph with quick steer is a little scary.

I said I'd help you all I can. I have the car for sale on trader...asking
$28K...but I know I'll never get it...too few people can handle
1000hp... I'd sell it as a roller for $10K...just add motor and trans.

Cockpit is great for someone 6' or shorter...
 

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Ooooooooooo...

Mighty tempting. If I can get this corvette I've got put back together and sold this winter, it should be about enough to by the rolling chassis. A think a 500 hp small block would be plenty of horses for me and might allow me to move the cockpit back a few inches.(6'2" with long arms and legs)

If you still have it in a few months, I might try to make a trip down and check it out. I planned on making a trip to Tampa pretty soon anyway to do a little riding in central Florida.

Why are you selling it? You plan on building another?
 

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I'm going to move to AZ and do some severe off-road out there....
I want to build a Sniper, which is a tubular frame, off-road rockcrawler
type unit...really neat. I just need the room, and I figure I could
use the money to offset the cost...
 

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Kevin, I went to tune each cylinder separately and the pc3r doesn't
support it...I have all my probes in, and my EGT gauges setup. Question
to you is....does the Yosh box support "cylinder trim" Powercommander
has this feature in some of their other boxes, but not for the 12...

Does Yosh support this...or any other that you know of??? After I setup
my inital map. I thought I could email these guys to map each cylinder
and they said no...any ideas????

Thanks...

Jere
 
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