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Old 03-15-2012, 04:29 PM   #21
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Well I'll be dipped (no pun intended); I thought they were fiberglass, like they used to be.

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Old 03-16-2012, 08:01 AM   #22
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My go fast mod, more GM plastic


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Old 03-17-2012, 03:43 PM   #23
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Oh yes it is (and the body definitely is not metal)!

"Technically, all Corvettes since 1973 have used SMC body panels, but the material composition has changed dramatically, featuring less traditional fiberglass and more lightweight plastic. The early SMC material created parts that were stronger and more rigid, but more brittle. As SMC technology and production experience evolved, Corvette engineers were able to alter the material composition and the body parts' specifications in order to trim the car's curb weight--an endeavor that was certainly welcomed though the later C3 years, as engine output kept eroding. Mostly, that meant making thinner body panels, because SMC was denser and stronger than conventional fiberglass.


The assembly-plant changeover from St. Louis to Bowling Green in 1981 brought a switch to a more plastic-infused formula for the SMC body panels. Published figures vary, so without the capability to weigh both factory-stock '80 and '81 models, it's difficult to provide an accurate comparison of the weight differences between traditional fiberglass and SMC-bodied cars. From the numbers we researched, it appears the '81s were about 100 pounds lighter than their '80 counterparts. That's not all attributable to the SMC bodywork, however, since the change to a fiberglass mono-leaf rear spring for '81 accounted for about a 35-pound reduction. Nevertheless, newly formulated body panels helped lighten the Corvette--and it was the same basic formula used throughout the C4 generation.

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so wait corvetts are actually saturns in disguise?

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Old 03-17-2012, 03:47 PM   #24
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:20 AM   #25
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so wait corvetts are actually saturns in disguise?
It's a simple modification. You remove the the gas cap from the Saturn and drive the Corvette underneath. You then throw away the gas cap from the Saturn.

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Old 03-19-2012, 04:18 PM   #26
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These are my "I need to go faster" mods.

More pictures of the Lotus please! That thing is sweet!

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Old 03-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #27
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More pictures of the Lotus please! That thing is sweet!
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #28
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That is one fine car and supermodel

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Old 03-20-2012, 07:11 PM   #29
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The engine on this car ran about two minutes without any oil and ran without obvious distress for about a minute. I understand that the engine was at high idle and not loaded but how do most folks we read about in this forum manage to blow up their engines? Are they so dumb that they continue to operate the cars with almost no oil and the oil pressure light on? If so, there should be a law about automotive cruelty and these folks are sentenced to bicycles for 90 days.

Also, it looked like the catastrophic failure was at the right side of the engine. Did the oil pump seize and grenade the timing cover?

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Old 04-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #30
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saturns sc1s are sooo fast! they can barely beat a v6 pusstang in a race
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&fe...&v=dENhMTLz314

oh and wait compare that to the whopping the sl2 gave this other v6 pusstang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STjnBaZiUrI

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Old 04-01-2012, 03:43 PM   #31
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saturns sc1s are sooo fast! they can barely beat a v6 pusstang in a race
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&fe...&v=dENhMTLz314

oh and wait compare that to the whopping the sl2 gave this other v6 pusstang

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DOHC S-Series... slightly faster than many other slow cars since 1991.

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Old 04-02-2012, 10:44 AM   #32
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DOHC S-Series... slightly faster than many other slow cars since 1991.
like winnning the special olympics of cars.

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:01 PM   #33
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stickers are aero mods, right?

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:02 PM   #34
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i like the 12 mufflers, one per valve

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Old 04-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #35
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Seriously bobyjones, you need to quit trolling here. You never add anything useful or positive to any thread and bump things that are days, weeks, or years old. I think a ban would be appropriate, or at least GTFO.

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:31 PM   #36
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i like the 12 mufflers, one per valve
Mmm, the elusive 24v head. Where ever did you find it?

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Old 04-04-2012, 08:04 PM   #37
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install 600hp nos Stickerz all over your car, and your sc1 will turn into a rocket ship and fly to another galaxy! top speed of 104mph!
Oh come on now. My '99 SC1 is not great by any means and is totally stock and neglected but will at least bury the needle (at 110mph) and gain another 800 RPM after that... even WITHOUT the stickers!

..Holy crap. I should add stickers.... hmm.. lol

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stickers are aero mods, right?
people cant take saturn jokes? or ricer jokes? what gives? is this a joke free society? how lame!

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Go crawl back under the rock you came from

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