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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing seats
« on: September 05, 2020, 09:48:31 PM »
That looks sharp.  Nice job!

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing seats
« on: September 03, 2020, 03:23:07 AM »
Regardless of what combination, they were junk.

Hopefully you can look back and laugh about it now but I'm sure that was mighty frustrating.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Heavy duty GM 12-bolt axles
« on: August 30, 2020, 10:39:53 PM »
Bob Harris of Camaro Specialties in NY has a pair of these very rare HD 12-bolt axles (seen at the beginning of this thread) for sale, p/n 3927508.  Buy-It-Now price is $1,995 with an option to make an offer.  Here's the link...

Wow, Mike.  You never cease to amaze me.  Very nice efforts on your part.

General Discussion / Re: 67 Z-28 engine
« on: August 16, 2020, 08:42:49 PM »
Cliff, the first owner Mike Harris blew the original engine and had a CE replacement installed, no?

Have you started on the restoration yet or just acquiring parts?  Looking forward to you bringing this car back to original.

General Discussion / Re: My new 68Z
« on: August 08, 2020, 02:29:04 PM »
Congratulations and enjoy it.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Crossram manifold
« on: July 28, 2020, 03:15:49 AM »
The gas pedal part number you are asking about is 3928326.


I was glad to be able to keep the old photos and it's good they are of use to you as you go back through the thread.  I'm thrilled you are working on a new & improved '67 Penske Camaro.  I offered up photos and information to GMP when they were doing these models in the pre-production stage in the hopes they would do a nicer, more accurate job.  I wanted a black interior and true '67 dash in the '67 car but in the end they standardized things across the three years, much to my chagrin.  I did get several pre-production models for free for my troubles so I didn't completely strike out.

Not in a Trans-Am race, looks like a '68 at Mutsu Bay Japan, circa 1970.

Jon any ideas ?


That's a new one on me.  I have no clue.

I believe this to be the Bob West '69 ? ? as in post #340 above by Jon at Laguna, this one is labelled as Sebring '69, looks like a

banking in the distance, maybe Daytona ?  are those California tags on the street cars ? ? I'm not sure where it is ?



More than likely it was taken at Ontario Motor Speedway in 1970.  Daytona doesn't have the infield parking like that.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: '70 T/A carbs/cfm
« on: July 14, 2020, 12:33:05 AM »
Thanks, Scott.  I have no doubt on those cheater carbs and parts being made back in the day.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: '70 T/A carbs/cfm
« on: July 12, 2020, 05:08:07 AM »
You're welcome, Scott.  Glad to be of help.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing Mustangs Book
« on: July 11, 2020, 09:58:35 PM »
Very cool photo of the three Neptune Racing Team cars.

Can't wait for the Camaro book, Steve!


Wow, I'm sorry to hear that about the '67 Penske model.  I hope you'll eventually come around to making a second attempt.  It's nice to see somebody has made four different decal sheets for the '67 car.  A pleasant surprise.

Besides the terrible hinges on the '70 model, it seems the side window opening is just not right.  Most of the rest of it seems to be OK.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: '70 T/A carbs/cfm
« on: July 11, 2020, 09:45:03 PM »
The rule limited throttle bore size which essentially ruled out the Dominator carb.  The '70 rule book says the cars "must use a single SCCA approved four barrel carburetor with throttle bore size at the butterfly no larger than 1-11/16" diameter.  Extensions or addition of material, except for throttle linkage, to the exterior of the carburetor body is prohibited.  The carburetor must be a readily available, reasonably priced production model to receive SCCA approval."

The last sentence seems to be aimed squarely at the Autolite in-line four barrel carb.  1970 is the first year you could use an aftermarket intake manifold if you wanted to.

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