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    SDC Site Security

    I've noticed that the SDC (and some other car based sites I frequent) do not have the Lock icon and the words SECURED in the address bar http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/index.asp. Is this something that slips by un-noticed? Is there a reason for this? Is it a cause for concern?

    I looked over at the Allpar site (huge Chrysler based website) and they do have the Lock and words secure https://www.allpar.com/index.php . So, just wondering???
    '64 Lark Type, powered by '85 Corvette L-98 (carburetor), 700R4, - CASO to the Max.

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    Wittsend: I have a question after reading that your 64 Lark is powered by a 85 Corvette L-69 engine. The only engine that was available in the 1985 Corvette was the new L-98 350 cid V8 engine with TPI. This engine is 5.7 liters. The L-69 engine was introduced in 1983 and was available through 1988. This was a 5.0 liter HO V8 of around 305 cid. The engine could only be had in the Camaro Z28 and the IRCO Z as well as the Firebird Trans AM and the Monte Carlo SS. The only engine that came in the Corvette from 1985 through 1992 was the L98.

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    LOl, 66 views and no one knows about the security issue. As naive as me..., don't care..., afraid to know???

    John S. - You abe absolutely correct. My error. It is a L-98. Originally with a TPI, but I bought the engine off Ebay in a long block form and thus no intake. The seller seemed to run a Corvette dismantling business out of his suburban home and advertised it as a 66K engine. Seems I got every $171 worth I paid for it, and with a Edelbrock Performer intake, carb and a Pertronix equipped rebuilt distributor (all used) became a very nice running engine for $250!

    I'll correct my profile. I think it has been 'wrong' for about 5+ years now. Thanks for noticing.
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    '64 Lark Type, powered by '85 Corvette L-98 (carburetor), 700R4, - CASO to the Max.

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    Wittsend: I have a 1986 Corvette Roadster that of course has the L98 with aluminium heads equipped with the Doug Nash 4+3 manual transmission with only 37,000 original documented miles. The L98 is nice a nice performing engine with lots of low end grunt. That engine in your in your 64 Lark should make your car run like a bat out of hell.

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    Brief tap at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle. 3.07 gears somewhat limit acceleration but the torque building motor (as you noted) and the 3.06 1st gear of the 700R4 somewhat offset that.

    '64 Lark Type, powered by '85 Corvette L-98 (carburetor), 700R4, - CASO to the Max.

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    HTTPS scrambles the message so nobody can read it during transmission, http does not. Because your message is also a post, it's probably a waste to use https as anyone can read it when it arrives.

    It takes other methods to keep your data safe on the site.

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    SSL mode

    Running a site in SSL (Secure Socket Layer), otherwise known as HTTPS, is a bit tricky and is only done when needed.

    The tricky bits are:
    • maintaining a signed certificate. You can use self signed certs but then the user MUST approve the un-certified SSL and it looks a bit dodgy when your browser shows this big warning.
    • it is just about impossible to have mixed media, secure verses non-secure.


    If the site were ran in SSL mode it may be impossible to have users provide photos, or links to externally stored photos...
    DT Holder - Bakersfield CA, USA
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    Thank you for the explanations. I was concern that there might be issues simply from the connection. As I said the AllPar site seems secured from the homepage - onward.
    '64 Lark Type, powered by '85 Corvette L-98 (carburetor), 700R4, - CASO to the Max.

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