Friday, August 5, 2011
A-Stock Corvette Solo Nats Prep Update
Lane and I are still spending a few nights a week in his garage prepping his car for the 2011 SCCA Solo Nationals. After waiting for some OE flex brake lines in the mail, we finally got the brakes finished and bled Wednesday night. On Thursday, we indexed and installed new spark plugs, installed some hot plug wires, and then put the OE ignition coils back on the car. We quickly put the wheels back on, got it on the ground and took it for a test drive.
This is the first time we've driven the car since we put it up in the air to start the suspension mods. To start with we followed the Hawk method to bed our new brake pads/rotors in the local abandoned K-Mart parking lot. Luckily, no cops were around the we were able to continue with the test drive. Despite some clunking from the new rod-end ARB end links, the suspension felt very tight and controlled and the car had a nice stance overall compared to other stock C5 Vettes I've driven. The engine ran well and felt very smooth.
We are installing the cat-back exhaust tonight and then we will be close to race ready!