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31  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers on: July 18, 2013, 01:51:44 PM
the thinking now days about headers is not equal length as it wideneds out the torque curve.  the new grand am corvette race cars even have unequal length fuel injection intake stacks for the same reason

I would think a wider torque curve would be desirable, no?
yes it is on a road course
32  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers on: July 14, 2013, 11:40:53 AM
the thinking now days about headers is not equal length as it wideneds out the torque curve.  the new grand am corvette race cars even have unequal length fuel injection intake stacks for the same reason
33  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: General talk about Trans-Am cars, parts, whatever... on: July 08, 2013, 04:39:30 PM
those pushrod guide plates in the pictures with "this side up" stamped on them were sold by mr gasket back in the day
34  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: General talk about Trans-Am cars, parts, whatever... on: July 04, 2013, 09:31:49 PM
Well I'll tel you most of what I know.  The 71' Championship car (Donohue-Collins-Jocko) has been restored to Donohue era and was supposedly sold at Russo last year but I'm not sure of the sale.  That  car is no longer listed on the Historic Trans Am website roster.  We've seen it run, just look though the old event photos.  Both of the Roy Woods Cars still exist, Epsman and Sorenson owned, listed on the same website and still raced.  Those 2 cars were originally the Penske 1970 Javelins with updated sheet metal.  There was a third 70' Javelin (Donohue called it the s**tbox / mulecar) and it was donated by Donohue to the University of Pittsburgh at the end of the 70' season.  I believe this is the car Brooke Mosgrove restored and is now owned by Bruce Canepa.  David Feece owned a 68' Javelin and I believe that car now resides in Canada?  There is a 68' Javelin in Texas...I don't know which one, and then there is the Javelin owned by Craig Jackson that has a 1970 front end on a 69' car...I don't know what that's all about.  Buzz Dyer still has his 1970 Javelin, a beautiful restoration I might add, but the Historic Trans Am group wants him to repaint it to a different scheme than when HE raced it so you'll only see him at different vintage events because he won't. I haven't seen Ted Robert's Fyr Fyter Javelin (a RK 68) in some time.  I'd say most of them still exist but a bunch of them were re-skinned and updated.
Camicia
bob fryer who ran a funeral home near Pittsburgh raced the university of pittsburgh javelin back in the  day. bob used to race corvettes
35  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: TRACO Fans on: July 04, 2013, 10:33:09 AM
here is bill's business now run by his son matt. http://howellefi.com/
36  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: TRACO Fans on: July 04, 2013, 10:27:23 AM
i was at marlboro race track when mark was almost killed. the was practicing in a open wheel formula car when he spun coming up onto the oval. he was setting facing traffic when dr geo don't remember his last name drove his ferrari over the front of marks car and stopped several inches from marks head which was against the roll bar. i was there that day with ed lowther and he had been pushing SCCA to stop allowing the open wheel and the closed wheel car from practicing together. this stopped it
37  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Smokey Yunick on: July 04, 2013, 09:24:53 AM
Wow, you are older than dirt, aren't you.  Cheesy

Who was the driver of the 57 you were associated with? Yes, it's true that many cars got driven to the track in the old days. Paul van Valkenburgh drove his Camaro to the track in the 1971 Trans-Am series although by that late date, it was certainly more the exception than the rule.
in paul's book about GM racing he listed my friend clark irwin's name
38  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Smokey Yunick on: July 04, 2013, 09:12:40 AM
Wow, you are older than dirt, aren't you.  Cheesy

Who was the driver of the 57 you were associated with? Yes, it's true that many cars got driven to the track in the old days. Paul van Valkenburgh drove his Camaro to the track in the 1971 Trans-Am series although by that late date, it was certainly more the exception than the rule.
ed fiola who was my cousin. i just turned 79 in may
39  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Smokey Yunick on: July 02, 2013, 02:49:27 PM
when we ran the 57 FI chey on the NASCAR beach race at daytona in 57 we burned a piston,towed it over to smokeys repaired it and drove it back to Pa. back then you drove the race cars to the races. smokeys car also burned a piston while leading
40  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Smokey Yunick on: July 02, 2013, 02:31:36 PM
here is one on BBC chevy heads
41  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Smokey Yunick on: July 02, 2013, 02:27:21 PM
a good friend clark irwin who worked for GM at the tech center spent time at smokeys. he would send me little tips on stuff they did with the BBC. i have some here on my computer and will post them if i can.
42  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cowl plenum air cleaner, cold air induction, etc on: July 02, 2013, 02:24:05 PM
also those systems cause air turbulence around the carb air bleeds unless you use the L-88 screen on top of the carb to straighten out the air flow if you run without a air filter
43  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cowl plenum air cleaner, cold air induction, etc on: July 02, 2013, 02:20:36 PM
Has anyone tested the power gain from an open element filter to a cowl induction setup? Just curious if it actually was a benefit.
you gain 1% in HP for every 10 degrees you lower the intake air temp
44  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cowl plenum air cleaner, cold air induction, etc on: June 30, 2013, 07:27:01 AM
this type air cleaner was originally supplied for the Z-11 impala drag cars.
also was used on the 63 NASCAR impalas with the "mystery" engine at daytona
45  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cowl plenum air cleaner, cold air induction, etc on: June 29, 2013, 07:16:26 PM
this type air cleaner was originally supplied for the Z-11 impala drag cars.
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