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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« on: June 16, 2017, 09:47:47 AM »
Hi Mike,

That is the Coppins Firebird, it raced in Australia '72, '73 '74 and '75 as well as the domestic NZ seasons.
The turn signal and marker lights were not required on the T/A circuit and were missing when the car got to NZ and as they were required, locally available/aftermarket items were used.

Bruce.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« on: June 13, 2017, 10:02:48 AM »
That Firebird was, and still is, based in New Zealand and that pic is at Calder in Australia in 1972. It is a T/G built car that arrived in NZ in late '72 with Ron Grable, one time Javelin T/A racer.
The car still exists and is being restored.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« on: May 25, 2017, 02:39:49 AM »
Robert, it is mostly detail stuff, engine aesthetics, plumbing and wiring etc, period correct valve covers, instrumentation, and seat etc on the inside.
The fuel cell and plumbing appeared to be a lot later than the 69 it represents.

The correctly built Pontiac rear end has 12 bolt ring gear and will take the 500+ hp quite well.

Bruce.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« on: May 23, 2017, 07:22:05 AM »
That's a pretty good price considering the things that it needs to be brought back to period correct presentation.

B.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: BFGoodrich Radial Tirebird
« on: April 29, 2017, 06:30:51 AM »
A T/A Javelin driver told me about a time at Laguna Seca he took a young female journalist for a ride in the Ronnie Kaplan Javelin, and he took delight in her fright.
She left a puddle on the passenger seat.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: BFGoodrich Radial Tirebird
« on: April 27, 2017, 08:42:54 AM »
That's a neat shot group/7, Thank you. The ride along for a crew or family would be my guess too. Everyone loves a free ride.

Bruce.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: BFGoodrich Radial Tirebird
« on: April 24, 2017, 08:35:19 AM »
This shows the First Gen door handles on the Titus driven T/G car, the sister to the Tirebird.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: BFGoodrich Radial Tirebird
« on: April 23, 2017, 06:22:31 PM »
The car must have been a very early pre production body shell. I will see if I have a pic of the car to show the door handle.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: BFGoodrich Radial Tirebird
« on: April 23, 2017, 06:54:23 AM »
I'm not sure if you ha noticed but of the two cars, one stayed a Firebird, the other was converted to a Camaro and was then able to use he Chev engine which was far more reliable. No point showcasing the new street T/A tire if the engine keeps blowing.

One of the cars had the usual Second Gen door handle, the other used the First Gen door handles.

Bruce.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: BFGoodrich Radial Tirebird
« on: April 20, 2017, 06:12:51 AM »

Just to clarify, this is the negative used in the Walter Parkin thread, I just 'un-negatived' it.
But great subject matter.

 
How about this ?



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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: BFGoodrich Radial Tirebird
« on: April 20, 2017, 06:05:59 AM »
It would seem he had a little sponsorship money from BFG...?  :)

T/G Racing were paid something like $ 0.50 per lap to test the T/A Radial, as well as the race sponsorship.
Bruce.

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Trans-Am Camaros / BFGoodrich Radial Tirebird
« on: April 19, 2017, 06:16:41 AM »
How about this ?


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It makes sense for the seller to keep the good wheels and cast of the left over 200's

Bruce.

Surprised they would still be running the 200S wheel in 71, I thought it had issue with cracking.

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I have some notes that mention, the Richard Brown driven (ex T/G Racing Firebird) Camaro built  (converted from it's Firebird identity) going to  "a bus company in Quebec, sponsorship was "La Patrie, the car was sold to Bob Giannou in '73, it was later sold to the General manager of McDonald Chev/Olds (Halifax ?) It had a 302 Chev, Muncie and 12 bolt. In about '77 it was sold to Rick Miro and ultimately it rests in the Halifax landfill. The brakes and gauges went into a '55 Chev, (the Traco oil filter adapter went to me in NZ. 

Anyone heard of Driver Jean D. Legault, in his 69 camaro at Mont-Tremblant August 1st 1971

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing shock absorbers
« on: October 05, 2015, 04:40:46 AM »
Looks like the 68-69 version of the sprint plate Jon.
Bruce.

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