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There will be a tour of the LS6 engine assembly plant in St. Catherines, Ontario on August 21st!!!

Ron Fellows from the C5 Factory Race Team is supposed to be one of the featured guests attending!

I am still working on details for this special event, and will keep you posted as I know more.....stay tuned!

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Most definetely let everyone know details .. I would come up for that ...
 
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Thanks Zippy,

Myself and some of our club members would probably be interested , especially since we are so close. I live only 30 minutes from the plant. Please keep us posted.
 

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On 2001-06-03 08:13, fcalmes spewed forth this drivel:
Zippy,

How far is that from Detroit?? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif

How 'bout from Carolina? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 

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Frank & others:

St. Catherines is about 260 miles from Detroit. It is about 20 miles from Niagara Falls.

You can easily find it on your Ontario map.

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Count me in on this tour.St Catherines is only about 75 minutes from Toronto and I'm sure it would be worth the trip.DJ
 
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On 2001-06-03 12:14, Zippy spewed forth this drivel:
Frank & others:

St. Catherines is about 260 miles from Detroit. It is about 20 miles from Niagara Falls.

You can easily find it on your Ontario map.

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Don't you mean 420 kilometers from Detroit and 32 kilometers from Niagara Falls /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif
 

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Zipee,

I think it's a fantastic idea! Might I suggest that due to fact that some members might have a long drive that we spend the night prior on the Canadian side of the falls? Can you say MOLSON GOLDEN!

St. Catherines has a reputation of a speed trap on the QEW. I speak from experience ($125.00 US).

We will have to work some of the guys at the plant regarding the c-6 motor!

Mark

ps. Radar detectors are illegal in Canada!
 

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Hey Fanatical 1 -radar detectors are not illegal in Canada but may be illegal in Ontario only.

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Mrs Zippy and I have enjoyed staying at the "Inn at Lock 7" Motel for over 20 years. This is a small, clean, family run motel overlooking the Welland Shipping Canal. Each room (only 24) overlooks the Lock, and you can watch ocean going freighters, 70 ft pleasure craft, sailing yachts, and everything in between as they travel the Welland Canal between Lake Ontario & Erie.

The good news is that this motel is only 2 or 3 miles from the LS6 Assembly Plant in St. Catherines!

We have our reservations for Monday, August 20th, and if your interested in contacting the "Inn at Lock 7," their toll free number is 1-877-465-6257 and Website is http://www.innatlock7.com. Their mailing addess is 24 Chapel Street, Thorold, Ontario, L2V 2C6.

Hope to see a parking lot full of Z-eeees!

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I would love to get a chance to tour the factory in August. I already live in Ontario so its only a short trip for us. Keep us informed Zippy.
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Bytez U:

Welcome to the forum!

Will keep you all posted as soon as I know more... Check out the C5 Registry home page for more info. www.c5registry.com.

Gary Bishop from Ontario, Canada is involved with organizing the tour, and should have more details.

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Update on LS6 Engine Plant Tour:

The tour is being reserved for members of the C5 Registry first...if they do not meet their allowable quota, then it will be open for others. So, if you're a member of the Registry, check their web site for details on how to sign up.

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Update on LS6 Engine Plant Tour:

The tour is being reserved for members of the C5 Registry first...if they do not meet their allowable quota, then it will be open for others. So, if you're a member of the Registry, check their web site for details on how to sign up.

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Zippy, I can't make it as I live in CA and that would be a bit far for me. I'd still like the opportunity to go there someday.

While you are there I sincerely hope the tour includes the dyno facility and you can witness "acceptability" testing of the LS6 production motors intended to ship to the Bowling Green Assy plant. What a stock LS6 puts out on the GM dyno, in terms of net HP at the flywheel, would be very, VERY insightful.

Surely, many Z06 owners are curious as to the range of variation of power output, both torque and horsepower, from motor to motor, coming off the production line. For example, does GM test EVERY LS6 or randomly sample?

Since the LS6 for 2002 Corvettes is going to be rated for 405 horsepower and 400 ft-lbs of torque, curious minds wish to know if those #s are over optimistic or conservative or merely "design spec", and statistically,
how many engines fall short vs. exceed the
spec. What is the "spec" and lower limit of acceptability? I would guess maybe -2 to 3% below spec may still be acceptable.

If I may be so bold as to suggest, you, and the C5 Registry Impossible Mission Force should consider yourselves on a deep probe fact finding "special op". While on tour try to find out as much as possible "from the inside" how LS1/LS6 engines are tested for acceptance and/or "certified" for final shipment to the various GM Assy Plants, especially Bowling Green. At the very least please find out what a "typical" Corvette
designated engine produces on the factory dyno.

You may have to be very resourceful and exercise your powers of observation to gleen sufficient data, but please try your best to be our the Corvette enthusiasts' collective eyes and ears. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif)
 

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Update on July 4th:

I received an email tonight from Gary Bishop who is helping organize the LS6 Engine plant tour on August 21st. Gary says he still has openings available to display your Vet at the "Employee Appreciation Day" in
St. Catherines, Ontario! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

Each car displayed gets two passes for the engine plant tour, which is being held from 2pm-9pm that day.

This will be a rare opportunity to see how our Z06 engines are built and tested! If your interested in joining us please email Gary at [email protected] to secure your spot.

Special thanks to Gary, the Niagara Corvette Club & Stoney Creek Corvette Club for hosting this special event and inviting us!!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

Another bonus for Americans is the favorable Canadian dollar exchange rate, which is approximately 50%

With a little bit of luck, I'll have my 2002 Canadian built LS6 engine (and car!) on display!

Looking forward to seeing our Canadian friends soon! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif

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Reminder: Great opportunity to see our engines being built, C-U there?

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