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Hello Charlie.  Private Message sent.

Jon, before you arrived to the seminar, Mike Eddy also spoke about the Individual Runner (IR), dual four barrel Holley (Dominator style) set-ups and off-set distributors used in the 1969-spec Boss 302 engines.  And before that, Craig Conley spent a good bit of time reviewing the tunnel-port heads that were used in the 1968 season.

Only mentioning this in an effort to recognize the folks who loaned their time, effort, parts and knowledge.

Ross Myers and Chris Liebenberg also need to be thanked for bringing parts out from Pennsylvania for the talk.

On the ballistic gel coated bellhousing, Brian Ferrin was lucky enough to score that piece at a swap meet.  He noted how you could still see the remnants of the "Sharpie" permanent ink with the price(s).  He said that the first time around to see the part, it had $40 in permanent ink.  The next time around it was $80... but he was able to talk the fellow down to a final purchase price of $50.


Hello folks,

For those attending the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival this weekend, on Saturday, at noon, in the driver's lounge, we'll have another "tech talk" session on some of the unique parts that were made for these cars in the glory days of the Trans-Am. 

The discussion will last 45 minutes, and will be hosted by several of this weekend’s Historic Trans-Am participants.  The discussion will be on some of the special parts that Ford made for their Trans-Am racers.  The individual items discussed will be off of the vehicle for better viewing and individual inspection.  Please drop by and learn a little bit about what makes these Trans-Am cars so special.


Trans-Am Camaros / Follmer Book
« on: November 19, 2012, 11:25:16 PM »
I saw this posted on the BOSS302 Forum, and thought some of the folks here would also like to know about this George Follmer book available for pre-order:

It's on my Christmas list.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos
« on: November 19, 2012, 11:19:27 PM »
Here's a current auction on eBay for some 6214 carbs, with some good detail images of where the list# is located.

Outstanding images!  Thanks for directing us fans of all early Trans-Am cars to this link. 


Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« on: November 12, 2012, 08:33:14 PM »
Hello Robert,

Though Sears Point has been changed much less than so many others, including Laguna Seca... It's still been altered a bit.  Most of the changes have come in the last 20 years, where the drag strip is no longer used between turns 11 and 2, and the overall approach and shape of turn 7.  Turn 7 has a couple different configs that can be run today, even when you're not running the NASCAR short shoot.  

There are probably more changes that someone more familiar with the track could explain, but those that I note can be seen in red below.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« on: November 02, 2012, 04:55:40 PM »
Great stuff Jon.  Neat to see Jack Brady credited for these photos.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Mark Donohue profile in Corvette News (& more)
« on: October 15, 2012, 05:19:06 PM »
That article, "ON RETIREMENT FROM RACING," is outstanding!  Though I respect each of the driver's in this article, the humility expressed by some, really helps you gain a sense of their character.

Thanks Mike K (Swede 70) and Jon, for sharing.


Trans-Am Camaros / Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« on: September 25, 2012, 03:38:34 AM »
Hello Robert,

Near the bottom of this page has some detail on the Peter Gregg Bud Moore Boss (Body-in-White #11971), and it's most recent time at auction.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1968 St. Jovite Trans-Am (Le Circuit Mont Tremblant)
« on: September 16, 2012, 06:07:18 AM »
Wow, these are really nice new photos to look at.  Thanks to Mr. Scott for sharing.

And thanks for posting, Jon.

Thanks for posting this photo, Jon.  

Though I don't have more on the entry for this race, given the wheels and skinned lower chassis on the McLaren, and that Doug Hooper is driving... I'd say this is the old Holywood Sport Cars McLaren.  Chassis# 20-09.

Thanks again, and sorry I don't have anything to add about the Bud Turner Camaro that is pictured.


Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cowl plenum air cleaner, cold air induction, etc
« on: August 29, 2012, 10:13:50 PM »
Great additional information, Robert.  Thank you very much.


Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cowl plenum air cleaner, cold air induction, etc
« on: August 29, 2012, 03:02:07 AM »
Very nice.  Thanks for the follow up, Jon.

And thanks to Mr. Lasiter for sharing the detail.


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