Norm Peterson
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Birthday:
Nov 10, 1947 (Age: 72)
Location:
state of confusion
Occupation:
man of leisure (retired engineer)

Norm Peterson

corner barstool sitter, 72, from state of confusion

Norm Peterson was last seen:
Apr 9, 2020 at 5:49 PM
    1. Aerofinz
      Aerofinz
      Norm, after you comment yesterday regarding advertisements, I was confused. From today's post I better understand. I see absolutely zero pop-ups, ads of an type. I am assuming it's because I use an "ad blocker", my choice happens to be 'Adblock Plus". I honestly assumed this site did not have any advertising of any sort as I've never seen any ever in 2 years! Might be worth a look. Paul
      1. Norm Peterson
        Norm Peterson
        Sorry for the delay - I don't know whether profile posts send out email notices or not because I'm sure not getting any. I'd trade the ads for profile post notification in a heartbeat.


        Norm
        Jan 25, 2020
      2. Norm Peterson
        Norm Peterson
        Anyway, what is Adblock plus and what does it need to work with/what won't it work with? FWIW, beyond being able to grasp a smattering of HTML the whole internet-communications side to computers is mostly a big mystery to me, so if I screw something up I'm not at all sure I'd be able to recover things to where they were.

        Norm
        Jan 25, 2020
    2. hookburn63
      hookburn63
      Hi Norm. Just read your suspension post. Why do S197s spin out? Before my S197 never worried about that. I think the brakes has something to do with it; Ford says its poor driver skills. I have a blank sheet to make SJ clone. My only requirement is getting 15x10s within the wheel wells. I'll remove my gas tanks on put ladder bars on if you think that would solve the spin-out. Thanks!
    3. Bad Horsie
      Bad Horsie
      Hi Norm,
      Personal message/question to you on spring and damper choice without breaking the bank, or dragging my floorboards down the road. I like your setup except i cant afford those nice 18x11's you have right now. i posted a Q on the forum in corner carver. maybe you could chime in. May 5th Lightning this year.. come on out!
      thanks,
      Intis
      1. Norm Peterson
        Norm Peterson
        Who is putting that event on?

        Norm
        Mar 13, 2018
    4. Kyle2115
      Kyle2115
      Hi Norm,
      Kyle Sherrill here. In researching lowering springs, I ran across a thread here where you indicated you were running gt500 BMR lowering springs on your GT.
      That they were rated for a 1.5 inch drop, but your lighter GT netted about .5" in front and slightly over 1" in the rear.
      That sounds perfect for my needs.
      If you could confirm, I would appreciate it.

      Thanks,
      Kyle
      1. Norm Peterson
        Norm Peterson
        Sorry for the delay - I don't seem to be getting any notices from this site any more and 'Profile Posts' is a brand-new thing for me.

        Anyway, yes, those were the amounts. If it matters, I shimmed the rear springs up to more closely match the amount the front was lowered.

        Norm
        Mar 13, 2018
    5. 077tango
      077tango
      Hello Norm!
      Enjoy reading your posts and words of wisdom. I'm 62 and thinking of signing up for my first hpde. My car is my daily driver and mods probably aren't that beneficial for track use but I like the performance and sound. My brakes are stock and decent, but I'm thinking of upgrading front pads and putting in fresh dot 4. What have you done? Also curious about rear suspension upgrades, again stock except for lower springs. I know a big downfall will be my tires and wheels, but too big of an investment right now. Wheels = 8.5*20 tires = Firehawk 275/35r20. Very much appreciate your input. Let me know if my mods do not appear. Steven
      1. Norm Peterson
        Norm Peterson
        Sorry so late. Profile Posts is new to me today, and it doesn't send out notices.

        Carbotech XP8's/G-loc R8's for your first few track days, both ends. Make up some brake cooling ducts from aluminum dryer vent tubing.

        275's on 8.5" = out of spec for the tire, steering response and precision probably be a bit 'soft'. No idea about transition from US to OS.
        Mar 13, 2018
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    Birthday:
    Nov 10, 1947 (Age: 72)
    Location:
    state of confusion
    Occupation:
    man of leisure (retired engineer)

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    '08 GT coupe, 5M, mild occasional track toy . . . '19 WRX, 6M (the family sedan) . . . '01 Maxima 20AE, 5M (spare, winter driver)

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