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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers
« on: December 17, 2017, 11:58:47 PM »
More info

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers
« on: December 17, 2017, 11:58:00 PM »
Below are some Doug Thorley (Doug's Headers) pics from 1969. They appear to be using the Douglass style head flanges like Bill Thomas, Jere Stahl and Header by Ed used. Thorley headers used an ID number of D-118 or D-120 for small block 1st-gen Camaros.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers
« on: December 17, 2017, 11:31:46 PM »
Thanks.  It would be great to have that knowledge if they do a good job and the coating holds up.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers
« on: December 17, 2017, 09:11:57 PM »
Tony, I do not have any good recommendations for white ceramic coating. There was a place out of L.A. that did a set that I saw in person and they looked awesome but before the guy got them installed, the coating started coming off in places. He had to have them redone in a different color.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers
« on: December 15, 2017, 05:03:33 AM »
Those do look like they fit very well.  Great score, Tony.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet
« on: December 04, 2017, 04:00:04 AM »
L.A. Times article from April '67 talking about the Dana Chevrolet racing team. (courtesy of Andy Elliott)

True or not, it is interesting to see the claim that they have built thirty-two 427-powered Camaros up this point.  If so, where are they all?

Garage Talk / Re: MCACN 2017
« on: December 03, 2017, 09:53:35 PM »
Thanks, guys.  Great fun being at the show and seeing the car get press coverage.  It was awesome to get 12 of these cars to show up on a November weekend in Chicago.  Great group of owners to do that.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet
« on: December 03, 2017, 04:26:13 PM »
Mike, yes the Dana Hi-Performance Center sold a few brand new Italian exotics as well as a brand new 1966 Shelby GT-350, which Peyton Cramer was able to get because he worked for Shelby prior to opening Dana Chevrolet.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet
« on: December 03, 2017, 12:53:04 AM »
The Dana Hi-Performance Center opened in February 1967 and the last advertisement for it that can be found is from April 1969.

In June 1970, South-Lyn Honda-Suzuki motorcycle shop had its Grand Opening at 9735 Long Beach Blvd.

Garage Talk / Re: MCACN 2017
« on: December 02, 2017, 09:20:57 PM »
There is MCACN coverage on the MSN webpage today. I'm pretty excited to see the first 8 pics out of 393 are of my car.

Johnny Moore, Hugh Heishman sponsored Z-28 #1

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Paint colors on the Alan Green Camaro
« on: December 02, 2017, 03:37:58 AM »
Show us a picture of the green paint you're talking about, Brian. You're saying it's the same color as on the slot car?

Attached is a photo of Gary Gove sitting in the car in late '67. It sure seems to be a dark green at that time. Also note the interior is basically all black unlike the black and gray combo it is now. Tony has a binder on the car with Gary Gove's phone number and address. Try contacting Gary to see if he knows what color green they used. Also, the original mechanic Larry Webb may also know, if he is still around.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet
« on: November 30, 2017, 01:59:49 AM »
Dana Chevrolet was in business less than 5 full years.  One of the last ads for Dana Chevrolet at the 8730 Long Beach Blvd location was seen in the LA Times in March, 1971 and evidence suggests that June 1st was when they closed for good.  The Dana High Performance Center at 9735 Long Beach Blvd had closed down well before this, some time during 1969.  In 1972, Prince Lincoln-Mercury had opened up in Dana's original location.  Evidently, Chevrolet was then no longer represented in South Gate.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet
« on: November 30, 2017, 01:43:51 AM »
Los Angeles Times article and advertisement show that Dana Chevrolet opened its doors at the 8730 Long Beach Blvd location on Friday, August 26, 1966 selling what was left of Enoch Chevrolet's '66 car inventory. The '67 new cars were not out yet and you couldn't order any new '66's at this point.

(ads and article below courtesy of Andy Elliott)

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: TRACO Fans
« on: November 29, 2017, 02:47:13 AM »
You can also add it as an attachment rather than putting it on a photo hosting website.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bud Moore
« on: November 29, 2017, 02:40:51 AM »
Sorry to hear of Bud's passing. A very talented and exceptional person, as well as a decorated WWII veteran. My condolences to the family. He will be missed.

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