up you build it so it won't. Sort of like if you're building a 60,000
payload semi with a wooden hand brake to drag on the tire to stop it
would be a little bit of a bad engineering practice. One never knows
though, there are some truckers out there that would give it a try
just as some would modify their cars beyond its/their capabilities.
'Do u think a C6 would stand up pretty well with a ProCharger on it if
one eases into the throttle ? Have you heard of any drivetrain anomolys
with SC ing a C6/5/4 ? Thanks.'
If one eases into the throttle? Why the hell bother?
REPLY: For a few reasons from the vette guys ive talked to who have
1. To prevent out of control tire spin/fish tailing.
2. To go easier on the drivetrain.
The Vette Guys who choose to go this route, havent had any problems
with the Factory drivetrain that ive talked to. Problems seem to
escalate when numbers 1 and 2 are ignored. Does this make sense to you
NO! If I was going to Screw around an put a blower on any car especially a
Corvette, I would make damn sure that the engine and drive train could
handle the power or I wouldn't bother. What you are describing is known
around here as "A Half-Aassed Hotrod".
If you want to waste your time, effort and money slapping a blower on your
Corvette and then driving it like your are afraid to grenade it, have fun.
I think that is Stupid.
suspension work with some appropriately sized tires? What you want to
do is build a 400 story skyscraper without floors 1 through 399.
About as much as you ever do. Lets see, first you state the vette guy
don't have any problems and then you say they escalate? Just what do
you mean? If they don't have any problems how can they escalate?? Have
you ever looked at a professionally prepared, high performance
Corvette? Even if not you surely have priced them and the price is a
bit higher than the added cost of a puffer. My money is on the fact
that the smart people put some money in the lower end, better, (alot
better), pistons, flywheel, clutch, drive shaft, beef up the
transmission, stouter gears and last but not least they know about
where to stop on the added hourse power doing any good at all through
Well said, actually there is no reason not to build the engine to
handle the horses and unless you dick with the computer the
transmission will handle it. The clutch is the weak link.
Hey Dave. I would just call Bowling Green. I imagine that one of the
engineers there would be able to tell you how much torque and HP the
transmission, drive line, and rear end can handle safely. Another group
you could reach out to is Reeves Calloway; and I believe that Calloway
Corvette (Sledgehammers, I believe they are called) are in Connecticut. I
would have suggested John Lingenfelter; but sadly he passed away after some
time in a coma (from a car accident). Oh, I know one other person who's
opinion you can take as fact - John Hennessy at Hennessy Performance. They
have moved from just doing Viper Venoms, to now doing Corvette Z06's.
Lingenfelters are alive and well but without John. Their son-in-law
has a seup about the same as the Decatur facility down in Texas I
believe. As a point of intrest John built the first few twin turbos
information. I belong to way to many organizations that send me
information and sadly I just scan them most of the time and don't pay
that much attention which periodical it might be in. Why, is the a
problem Houston?? ;-))
As an interesting who's-who note: Reeves Calloway of Corvette fame is the
same as the Reeves Calloway of golf fame. I don't see the correlation
between the two endeavors, as a set of clubs can't fit easily in the trunk
of a Vette. :-)
if they aren't Wilt Chamberlin's sticks.
Easy explanation: There were three endeavors that I know of and maybe a
couple of more that I don't. Eli's family turned three fun hobbies into
money here in San Diego, County. Golf equipment, Wine (Calloway
Vinyards in Temecula -- now sold), and of course Reeve's auto
performance and design business, now on the East Coast. Calloway Golf is
still alive and well, following Eli's death a couple of years ago.
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