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  1. Norm Peterson attached a file to the thread Recommendations for good pads and rotors?.

    Heat checking, and I'm not all that surprised that it could happen that quickly. From an engineering forum, The common guideline is...

    heat-checked rotor - web.jpg Sep 24, 2020 at 3:03 PM
  2. Norm Peterson replied to the thread Recommendations for good pads and rotors?.

    Without ducting the pads and rotors will end up cycling between higher temperatures because they don't get to cool off as much between...

    Sep 24, 2020 at 12:50 PM
  3. Norm Peterson replied to the thread Good Mig Welder?.

    This ^^^ . . . worth it even if you have to add a 220 line for it. I remember it being a no-brainer to pick a 220-v Lincoln 155 over...

    Sep 24, 2020 at 11:20 AM
  4. Norm Peterson replied to the thread Whipple 05 GT 10 psi boost tires.

    DRs, maybe once or twice (which would have been on the street since I don't run the quarter or the eighth at all). The rest, somewhat...

    Sep 24, 2020 at 10:49 AM
  5. Norm Peterson replied to the thread Whipple 05 GT 10 psi boost tires.

    I knew that, but you're also talking about experienced autocrossers, people who are fully comfortable cornering out beyond 1g, and...

    Sep 23, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  6. Norm Peterson replied to the thread Whipple 05 GT 10 psi boost tires.

    I'm afraid that's not much of a recommendation (IIRC from long-ago highway design class they're designed to lateral g's that are quite...

    Sep 23, 2020 at 8:18 AM
  7. Norm Peterson replied to the thread Whipple 05 GT 10 psi boost tires.

    285s will fit the wheels, sure, but after that the combination has to fit the car. Amount lowered (which we didn't know until this...

    Sep 23, 2020 at 7:56 AM
  8. Norm Peterson replied to the thread Whipple 05 GT 10 psi boost tires.

    That part needs a driver mod and possibly a tune with less aggressive tip-in response rather than a tire mod. I was trying to avoid...

    Sep 22, 2020 at 8:43 AM
  9. Norm Peterson replied to the thread Whipple 05 GT 10 psi boost tires.

    OP also clearly mentioned wanting more confidence in the corners. I'm not seeing drag radials being any better at that than the NT555's...

    Sep 21, 2020 at 5:20 PM
  10. Norm Peterson replied to the thread 4.0L Auto To 4.6L Manual Electrical Question?.

    It looks like you could jumper the RD/LB wire at connector C167 to the WH/PK wire to at least check to see if that's where your starting...

    Sep 21, 2020 at 12:45 PM
  11. Norm Peterson replied to the thread Whipple 05 GT 10 psi boost tires.

    A 255/45-18 and 285/40-18 combination would be my first choice (it's what the 2008-ish GT500 came with from Ford). The only sticking...

    Sep 21, 2020 at 7:01 AM
  12. Norm Peterson replied to the thread Whipple 05 GT 10 psi boost tires.

    There are many choices that will be better than NT555's. It was already an old tire series when you bought yours, just popular due to...

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:46 PM
  13. Norm Peterson replied to the thread Recommendations for good pads and rotors?.

    Slow speeds and low-energy braking where you're just barely dragging the brakes is the worst. Working some fairly hard braking into...

    Sep 18, 2020 at 5:10 PM
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