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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: April 17, 2012, 10:14:48 AM
Hi guys!
Our 69 was raced by Geoff Knight, started out autocrossing in the late 60's then road raced with Cal Club (Southern California) & SCCA, it ran in a few Trans-Am races in the 78/79 seasons. It ran the last TA race held at Riverside Raceway just before it closed.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: pink rods on: March 08, 2011, 11:04:47 AM
The Corvette LT1 350's used the pink rods too as well as the 70 & up Special High Performance 350's. No Babbit dipped small ends though. magazines of the day used to say these rods were made with "fresh" forging dies & tooling plus shot peening. I have a couple of sets, & they have more than a small dab of paint on them.
3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum on: March 08, 2011, 10:46:33 AM
Thanks for setting up this forum section.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Members from old forum version please post here on: June 24, 2007, 01:10:02 AM
I was a member of the old forum.
My user name was either davidpozzi, or David Pozzi. I think it was the first one.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 X77 code Camaro Many fact questions. on: February 21, 2006, 01:12:22 AM
Thanks,   Back when these cars were new, I read that when you ordered Power Steering on a Z/28, there was not only the N44 but a "special fast" N44. Now years later I have a couple of pages from  the GM parts book and info gathered from the forums that cannot confirm any such thing.   There was a fast ratio manual steering supposedly only for the Z/28, but I have a 67 SS350  that has the same fast steering, it's not a Z/28 - only option, apparently. The lock to lock for this 67 is just over 2.25 turns.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 X77 code Camaro Many fact questions. on: February 19, 2006, 02:13:18 PM
There was a special manual box that was very fast. I have a 67 SS350  with manual steering, long pitman, shortest outer arms, it has just over 2.25 turns lock to lock.!

I've read that the Z/28 when ordered with N40/ N44 fast Power steering either came with steering that was even faster, or optional "Special fast" steering.

Below is what was available for 1969 N40/N44  Camaros.  What might be missing is, that regular camaros got "Standard" non-variable PS probably 17 to 1, then ratio 1 was the regular N40/N44, number 2 was a Z/28 ONLY option, - the SPECIAL FAST ratio. Does this sound right?  I think GM only used variable ratio steering boxes as optional equipment, not standard equipment.

   1. REGULAR VARIABLE POWER STEERING 1969, N40-N44,1969-16.1:1 on center, 12.4:1 off center, 15.5:1 overall
    2. N44 FAST VARIABLE RATIO POWER STEERING N40-N44, 1969 16.1:1 on center, 12.4:1 off center, 14.3:1 overall  (Z/28 only?)
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 X77 code Camaro Many fact questions. on: February 19, 2006, 03:56:39 AM
Learn something new every day. Sorry for my wrong information. A whole lot of people out there believe the steering gears were different for quick ratio, that was including myself, what You say makes sense, I will have to crawl under mine to check it out. My steering whell turns 2 and barely over an eighth turns lock to lock. Although I hadn't went as far as checking my spindles evrything lookes fine but I haven.t delved into looking close Yet. Again I apologize for my previous statements

Does this mean the Z/28's had steering knuckle arms shorter than all other Camaros?
Can you verify that Z/28's had faster power steering ratios than all other Camaros?

I have heard about a Z/28 only "Special Fast" steering that was faster than the normal Camaro N44 steering. I'm looking for doccumentation.
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