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Old 02-11-2004, 07:23 PM   #41
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lots of random stuff (to not put too fine a point on it)

actually, i spend most of my time over in a tranny shop (4l60/65), but they move me around as they see fit... i might spend some time over at milford in the next year (that'* what i'm hoping for anyways). just for kicks (and my newfound appreciation for the H body), i've thought about spending time over at the 4t65 shop, but we'll see. my old boss just got transfered down there for a job as (trying to remember) ops manager? i think. anyhew, it'* a fun job.

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Solstice isn't supercharged. It'* powered by the 2.4L Ecotec using V-TEC technology to pump out 170hp. However the Chevy Cobalt SS is supercharged. The Ecotec is a good engine and I'm fond of it...a lot (most of you know that by now )

Will there come a day that a dragster will look at his trashed 350 and decide to go with an all aluminum Ecotec pumping out 600hp? My money is on YES.
I find it ironic because I know people who are gonna buy this car cause they hate "ricer pieces of *&%t" (their words) but want performance. Yet this cars engine is partially powered by something pioneered by Honda (VTEC)
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Solstice isn't supercharged. It'* powered by the 2.4L Ecotec using V-TEC technology to pump out 170hp. However the Chevy Cobalt SS is supercharged. The Ecotec is a good engine and I'm fond of it...a lot (most of you know that by now )

Will there come a day that a dragster will look at his trashed 350 and decide to go with an all aluminum Ecotec pumping out 600hp? My money is on YES.
I find it ironic because I know people who are gonna buy this car cause they hate "ricer pieces of *&%t" (their words) but want performance. Yet this cars engine is partially powered by something pioneered by Honda (VTEC)
On GM'* site i didn't see anything like V-TEC.

But there'* more to that then the engine. Ricers are idiots, domestic or import, it just started on imports, that screw up cars. They make them all "show" ( i use the term lightly) and that'* it. There'* DRS (Domestic rice syndrome) it'* one of the worst.
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Ricer is a word that is definently worn out. It went from saying it was a import car, to everything. Well the Ecotec in NIRA is pumping out 8/900 horses I believe. I have the specs on it. If I find the article Ill post it. I know the Summit one was on Ebay for sale.
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What do you do for GM?
lots of random stuff (to not put too fine a point on it)

actually, i spend most of my time over in a tranny shop (4l60/65), but they move me around as they see fit... i might spend some time over at milford in the next year (that'* what i'm hoping for anyways). just for kicks (and my newfound appreciation for the H body), i've thought about spending time over at the 4t65 shop, but we'll see. my old boss just got transfered down there for a job as (trying to remember) ops manager? i think. anyhew, it'* a fun job.

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You guys looking for any engineers? I graduate from the U of Illinois in May with an Off-Road Equipment Engineering degree.
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I find it ironic because I know people who are gonna buy this car cause they hate "ricer pieces of *&%t" (their words) but want performance. Yet this cars engine is partially powered by something pioneered by Honda (VTEC)
I find nothing wrong with that, neither does GM. Maybe I'm just jaded about it all now, but it'* an efficient way to make power. The industry sees this as an opportunity to grab young ones into the "cheap go fast" market. Sounds like the previous muscle car era if you ask me. *cough* Mopar *cough*

I used to own a 70 Coronet with a 318. Granted it was only 318, but that thing still moved considering Chrysler stripped the Coronet/Superbee down to make it lightweight and fast. I'm going on a speech here, but just thought I'd share how I view the automobile market today. Anyone else have input?
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K, I found the magazine article. The Summit Racing Ecotec produces [email protected],500rpm'* and at 50 lb of boost. But dont forget todays "muscle cars" get better mpg than the older muscle cars.
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What do you do for GM?
lots of random stuff (to not put too fine a point on it)

actually, i spend most of my time over in a tranny shop (4l60/65), but they move me around as they see fit... i might spend some time over at milford in the next year (that'* what i'm hoping for anyways). just for kicks (and my newfound appreciation for the H body), i've thought about spending time over at the 4t65 shop, but we'll see. my old boss just got transfered down there for a job as (trying to remember) ops manager? i think. anyhew, it'* a fun job.

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You guys looking for any engineers? I graduate from the U of Illinois in May with an Off-Road Equipment Engineering degree.
hmmm... not too sure on that degree. but gm'* website has listings available if you follow the links. if you had a more general degree, i could tell you right away that CME (central manufacturing engineering) is going to need some process engineers before too long for the 6 speed RWD program...

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PLEASE tell me this will make its way into the bonnie/GP!
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PLEASE tell me this will make its way into the bonnie/GP!
lol - RWD... (rear wheel drive) - don't count on it...

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