we could use a few hundred new members!

Discussion in 'donations for site support' started by grumpyvette, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. grumpyvette

    grumpyvette Administrator Staff Member

    a constant influx of new members and projects is almost always going to be helpful,
    we could use a few hundred new members!
    any suggestions?
    any problems that need to be addressed?
    any support or ideas that might be helpful?
    Id like to improve the website but a different perspective, view,
    from several people is always helpful
  2. philly

    philly solid fixture here in the forum

    i wouldnt mind expanding the base content to include fords and buicks and pontiacs and mopars, we have little nuggets of knowledge about all these things but they arent really organized in one place...

    also some of the more technical guys have brought up issues in the past regarding googles ability to search the forum for content, which limits people from seeing the site and subsequently registering....

    also it may benefit to make the technical forums in the "engine shop / non year specific" subforum accessible only thru registration, so the people can get plenty of good taste for the substance from all the peripheral forums, but the meat and potatoes will require a registration. i dont know this idea seems kinda shady in principle but it may work?

    im just spitballing so feel free to modify or shoot down any suggestions you dont like.

    theres probably only 8 or 10 of us who post here with any frequency and content so a few hundred member registrations could spark another dozen or so people who will be genuinely active on the forum. ive become so disenfranchised with the internet that this place feels like the only forum that doesnt suck, primarily because it isnt filled with a bunch of internet bench racers and self proclaimed geniuses...
  3. philly

    philly solid fixture here in the forum

    owning a fast car that was built by a shop or a combination of specialty shops does not automatically qualify you as a subject matter expert on going fast,[/color] only on how to spend money to go fast. the internet needs to make that distinction more.
  4. DorianL

    DorianL solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    Hmmm, I am kinda surprised that we don't have more people by now ???
  5. grumpyvette

    grumpyvette Administrator Staff Member

    Id also point out that OWNING , or running ,a speed shop or machine shop , or working at one may not mean you know squat about making an engine run to its full potential,
    but it will generally mean your fully submerged in the process of learning, what works and sells or you'll eventually be out of business.
    Ive dealt with several skilled machinists and welders, and dozens of
    (speed shop employees that were skilled in their particular area of expertize that were all but clueless , in many areas of engine building ),
    simply because they do not need to know or in some cases even care to learn about those areas.
    you always need to do research on what your trying to do and recognize the fact that theres a ton of mis-information being tossed around on the internet and from other sources based on selling merchandise at a profit,or based on what might have worked on a totally dis-similar application, rather than what really works best, in some car similar to YOUR application.
    guys who have a winning combo rarely want to give their competition all the FACTS about WHY their car is faster or why it continues to run well while the competitors constantly break down.
    and performance magazines get paid big bucks to promote the sale of certain components , by manufacturers ,regardless of the real documented results of careful comparative testing.
    one good example I know about is that many times you'll read about some engine combo and they may list a certain intake manifold or cylinder heads or a certain cam being used, they also fail to mention the fact that there may have had many additional hours of welding and port work done to those heads or that intake design, or ordered the cam on a much tighter 104 LSA vs the stock 112 LSA, and use it with a different rocker ratio,or conveniently omit the fact that you need some additional component work to get those parts to run efficiently like aftermarket valve train components like vascojet,valve springs,titanium retainers,or some expensive sodium filled exhaust valves, or they forget to mention the 2" titanium exhaust valve and 5 angle valve job on the big block turbo heads
  6. grumpyvette

    grumpyvette Administrator Staff Member

    your hardly alone there! many of our members and I tried to provide a vast depth of easy to use and find and useful related info, that should be far easier to locate, read in depth or skim over and use, than wading thru the nearly endless B.S, dozens of almost useless threads,...guess work,advertizing etc, and IS SO!/IS NOT! bullshit on most sites
  7. philly

    philly solid fixture here in the forum

    so were the google search issues ever resolved?
  8. philly

    philly solid fixture here in the forum

    well, my eyes are taking some time to get used to it but i like the new format... i wonder if this will make google be able to reach the forum for data and possibly attract new people?
  9. 87vette81big

    87vette81big Guest

    I am liking the New format Grumpy.

    I suggest more budget builds.
    The guys are low on $ money everywhere in general.
    Try and use production blocks. Big Blocks try and use OEM crankshafts.
    LS & Big Blocks.
    SBC too but the blocks are limited to what is safe stock OEM.

    With the car purchased, Figure a total budget of $3000.00 to $7,000 total . 1-2 year build plan timeline.
    Drive line build costs too.
    Do all the work yourself or Most done as possible by the guy at home with skills and willing to learn.

    Layout a nice plan.
    Add your LINKS.

    13- second ET builds.
    12- second ET builds.
    11- second ET builds.
    10- second ET builds.

    9's & Faster takes $$$$. $10,000 to start. As You know Grumpy.

    Road Race builds too.

  10. 87vette81big

    87vette81big Guest

    In Budget builds Costs can be reduced using Keith Black Hyperutic Pistons also Grumpy. Observe the 4,000 feet per minute rule and Keep dynamic compression in check with the Gasoline octane fuel used.
  11. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    I think it's too early to tell yet. I have tried doing a search like below and still get nothing, but too early maybe.

    Dart site:http://garage.grumpysperformance.com
  12. mathd

    mathd solid fixture here in the forum

    We need to wait for the search engine to index the pages.
  13. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    If I can get something happening with the Charity Truck the press releases will mention where the build can be followed and viewers can ask questions or perhaps make suggestions and comments. I've seen membership grow exponentially when I did the same on the Jeep forum 6 years ago.
    mathd likes this.
  14. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    well that sounds like it can,t hurt!
  15. 87vette81big

    87vette81big Guest

    Its working but not as Grumpy has planned.
    Grumpy and myself are 2 of largest Tech contributors on Digital Corvette Forum .
    He hasn't made a dime thus Far.
    Links back to his site and Tech info he has is excellent .
    But not all are willing to take time to read.
    I have a gift for answering Tech questions on the spot all from Memory Brain.
    What many want. Quick answers for problems .
    And I have found that many just want to be Entertained.
    Like an online TV Show.
  16. 87vette81big

    87vette81big Guest

    I have been on the Corvette Forums since late 2007.
    Grumpys site since 2011.
    Here is what I have done...
    Built 2 C4 Dana 44's.
    Built a 1 off C4 Drop in All Stainless Steel Fuel Pump Module Aeromotive Stealth 340 L X 2 with 5/8" lines.
    Built 2 CS144 Alternators High Outputs.
    Built 2 C3 Dana 44's and one has a Prototype 1 Off Billet 6061 T-6 Aluminum Diff Cover to be transplanted into a 1977 Corvette.
    The 2 C3 D44 's are recent This Summer projects I completed in 2015.
  17. 87vette81big

    87vette81big Guest

    And I went to Kentucky to Repair a 1985 Corvette on the spot a few years back now .
  18. 87vette81big

    87vette81big Guest

    The wife is having Tremendous sucess on her new Websites.
    One is a Budget Cooking Blog.
    That has taken off. Sponsors paying.
  19. 87vette81big

    87vette81big Guest

    Working on my own website.
    Not a Forum.
    Try something different .
    Its the economy why Grumpys has not been more sucessful.
  20. 87vette81big

    87vette81big Guest

    I also talked a Vetern Chicago 5.0 Mustang Racer with an 8-second Ride into buying a 1987 Corvette Convertible.
    July of 2015.
    Exact same as mine where mine is Red , his is Triple Black.
    He Loves his ealy C4 Roadster.
    And I knew he would.
    Because I Love Real World Performance cars.

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