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General Discussion / Re: 1967 396 Part 2
« on: January 03, 2022, 08:36:26 PM »
Jenkins ran his 67 in A/MP , B/G, and match racing (maybe others) with the fiberglass fenders with no SS emblems , no 396 flags.

I looked through a bunch of photos of the car and didn't see any with a Camaro fender emblem but he did have the SS emblems and 396 flag emblems on the steel fenders

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General Discussion / Re: 1967 396 Part 2
« on: January 02, 2022, 04:39:03 PM »
Bill Jenkins 67 didn't have the Camaro fender emblem which may indicate an early car unless they were removed

there are pictures of the 67 with SS and 396 flag emblems which are steel fenders

and there are pictures of the 67 with no SS and no 396 flag emblems which are fiberglass fenders

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General Discussion / Re: 1967 396 Part 2
« on: January 01, 2022, 01:13:52 PM »
Jenkins brought his 1966 Chevy II to the Winternationals  Fed 5 ,1967 so he didn't have his Camaro ready for this race.

He red lighted against the Hot Rod Magazine 67 Camaro . it was a big story because the Hot Rod Camaro had a illegal BB engine from Bill Thomas

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General Discussion / Re: JohnZ --
« on: May 14, 2021, 10:03:25 AM »
John always had great posts with a lot of interesting first hand knowledge

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General Discussion / Re: 68 Yenko L72 block deck stamps
« on: March 08, 2021, 12:35:37 PM »
Is that date known for when the CE code was first stamped on a block? I see some articles say 1967 and others say 1968

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General Discussion / Re: Unique 68 cowl tag?
« on: February 27, 2021, 01:16:52 PM »
1968 427 Yenkos had a tag in the door jam. 
also some 68 COPO Yenko Camaros were sold as SS396 not converted to 427

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General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 Shifter Stick
« on: February 03, 2021, 07:17:39 PM »
R68GTO , you can drill two holes in your stick and use it as a bolt on for an aftermarket Hurst Shifter.

I bought a lot of shifters in the 1980s and 90s just to use the stick on aftermarket Hurst Shifters.

back then a worn out OEM shifter was cheap at the swap meets but the round Hurst stick was popular to convert to a bolt on.

Same thing with the 67-68 Muncie shifter. I used to buy them and convert to a bolt on for aftermarket Hurst Shifters

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General Discussion / Re: Mecum Kissimmee Auction
« on: January 19, 2021, 10:51:11 AM »
I was watching some of the live stream. You can also see some of it posted on youtube

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General Discussion / Re: 1st 69 Z28
« on: January 15, 2021, 02:29:28 PM »

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Spoiler availability
« on: January 13, 2021, 11:36:48 AM »
Yenko used two local fiberglass companies to make parts for him. One company's main business was fiberglass bath tubs and shower stalls.

Yenko had fiberglass hoods, deck lids, seats, spoilers and other parts made to his design

Yenko, and probably others back in the day, would use their racing buddies to get parts and services as many racers were business owners and raced more as a hobby.

I have a set of prototype fiberglass side pipe covers Yenko had made for 67-69 Camaros. They are too thin and have cracking so didn't go into production.  here is the receipt

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Spoiler availability
« on: January 10, 2021, 01:18:33 PM »
an early use of the rear spoiler was the 1966 Yenko Stinger fiberglass rear deck lid

not a normal production car but is recognized by FIA and SCCA as a two seat sports car manufactured by Yenko Sports Car Inc .  Jerry Thompson was the 1967 SCCA D/P Champion in a Stinger

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Spoiler availability
« on: January 09, 2021, 02:47:53 PM »
here are pictures of the 67 Z/28 prototype/press car. It had a spoiler with a more flat looking back then the production spoiler

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Spoiler availability
« on: January 08, 2021, 12:02:40 PM »
here is an 1967 ad for a Yenko Stomer with spoiler

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General Discussion / Re: 1st 69 Z28
« on: December 31, 2020, 01:06:06 PM »
In 1968 "Bunkie" Knudsen left Chevy and went to Ford. He took Larry Shinoda and Smokey Yunick with him.
Bunkie left Ford in Sep 69.

Don Yenko bought one of the Yunick 68 Camaros and it won the Citrus 250 at Daytona in 1969. Warren D., who was on the Yenko team, said they had a lot of trouble getting it through tech :)

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