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Messages - Jon Mello

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Big Block road race cars?
« on: December 15, 2018, 05:56:02 PM »
Penske was planning to run a big block Camaro at Watkins Glen in 1968 but it never came to pass.





Don Yenko and Bob Grossman ran a Camaro with an aluminum big block in the early '70s at Daytona and Sebring.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/smuckatelli/12002232374/in/photostream/

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Paint colors on the Alan Green Camaro
« on: December 13, 2018, 03:08:49 AM »
I think the picture I posted is a better reference for the stripe cutout around the emblem.

Several people tried to order '67 Zs with no stripes and none of them were successful. I believe 1968 was the first year you could get a Z with no stripes. Yes, race cars would delete emblems to save weight and maybe for other reasons as well. There definitely were SS cars and plain jane Camaros used as a basis for a Trans-Am car. You just needed the 302. Any other questions not related to this specific car, please post in a different thread.

I found a good side shot of the car from Sebring which shows the Alan Green Chevrolet lettering was not just in black but appears to have had shadowing around the letters in green as well.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Paint colors on the Alan Green Camaro
« on: December 13, 2018, 01:39:02 AM »
I'm really excited to see the finished product.  This car really deserves the kind of restoration that you have been doing to it so kudos to you and Tony for the time and effort.

Here is a picture of the paint cutout on the front header panel.  Not the greatest shot but better than nothing.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Street T/A
« on: December 13, 2018, 01:19:52 AM »
The engine looks and sounds terrific.  I'm glad you painted the aluminum heads so the visuals are correct for the era.  Nice job.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Street T/A
« on: December 12, 2018, 02:49:44 AM »
The paint really looks great.  Totally fitting with all the other outstanding work you have done on the car.  I hope you drive it and enjoy it once it's done.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Paint colors on the Alan Green Camaro
« on: December 12, 2018, 02:43:10 AM »
Thanks for posting those photos, Brian.  The car is looking pretty awesome and I'm very happy with what you are doing. I hope Tony is also.

I do think the green on the stripes does seem a little darker than original but it's hard to say for sure. With no actual info to go on, you've done the best that can probably be done and I do think it will look very good.

Yes, the front stripe should be cut out around the C on the Chevrolet emblem on the front header panel. I have tried to find a good picture of that but so far no luck.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet
« on: December 09, 2018, 02:26:42 AM »
Thank you both.  Looks like "Mustang Video Magazine" has two parts, Vol 1 and Vol 2.

Here's a look inside the Dana Hi-Performance showroom.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet
« on: December 08, 2018, 10:42:36 PM »
More pics of the Dana Chevrolet Hi-Performance Center at 9735 Long Beach Blvd.

Both Trans-Am Camaros shown in the last shot still exist and the white one should be fully restored in 2019. Both went to Sebring in '67 with full sponsorship from Dana.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet
« on: December 08, 2018, 10:23:22 PM »
Here's a relatively recent artlcle on Dana Chevrolet as seen in Muscle Car Review magazine.  https://www.hotrod.com/articles/muscle-car-rewind-dana-chevrolet/

I found it interesting to see the Cragar van parked at curbside and saw that Dana had a display right in their showroom featuring Cragar mags.  I subsequently found out that Cragar Industries was also a Southgate, CA business and only 3 to 3.5 miles down the road. Two local businesses supporting each other.  Since Peyton Cramer had previously worked for Shelby and Cragar mags had been optional on the '65 GT350, this was a very natural continuation.  No doubt a fair number of Dana cars got sold with Cragar mags and maybe even Cragar headers on them.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 2019 HTA schedule
« on: December 02, 2018, 09:22:13 PM »
Sounds good Scott, and thanks for spreading the word.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 2019 HTA schedule
« on: December 02, 2018, 04:16:44 PM »
I don't think we met there, Scott.  The only Ford guy I remember speaking with was Parnelli Jones and that was after the Penske dinner/roast.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« on: December 02, 2018, 03:04:38 PM »
No, I haven't but hope the same.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 2019 HTA schedule
« on: December 02, 2018, 03:02:43 PM »
I was there in November 1992 for the Tribute to Roger Penske and 40th Anniversary of Corvette celebration. I went to the fundraiser dinner and roast of Roger Penske which was to help raise funds for the Corvette Museum. I still have the T-shirt and poster but may have sold the program.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 2019 HTA schedule
« on: December 02, 2018, 05:05:09 AM »
No, I'm down by Santa Barbara so have not been to Thunderhill.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 2019 HTA schedule
« on: December 02, 2018, 03:13:19 AM »
You can see more lower profile events at Buttonwillow Raceway Park or Thunderhill Raceway Park and they both have websites where you can see their schedule of events.

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