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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right? on: April 23, 2014, 08:53:52 AM
sorry to hear about it

also check your rocker arm ratio

for example , if the engine was set up for 1.7s then someone installed 1.8s 
it could have an interference problem
32  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Car & Driver Blue Maxi Camaro on: April 15, 2014, 08:35:26 AM
something interesting from back in the day.......

Cars magazine and Motion Performance did sort of a reply to the Car & Driver Blue Maxi Z29.
They called it the Green Meanie Z30

1969 Z/28 with 350 cross ram, headers, L88 style hood, other mods , claimed over 400HP
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Your Friday Photo on: April 15, 2014, 08:26:50 AM
nice photo

it looks Fast and Loud from Texas    Grin
34  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Car & Driver Blue Maxi Camaro on: April 12, 2014, 04:01:35 PM
it showed up at a cruise night in NJ

and is supposed to be in the next issue of Super Chevy

good to know its still alive
35  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans-Am cheating fact or fiction ??? on: April 10, 2014, 06:31:54 AM
there was more then one Smokey Yunick 1st gen Camaro. They kind of blend the history together so it hard to tell what that car is or was
36  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library on: April 08, 2014, 06:43:04 AM
the car and driver Blue Maxi Z29 is alive and well and is in the new issue of Super Chevy
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Nov 23 & 24 on: April 08, 2014, 06:38:07 AM
that car is a clone of the 69 Baldwin Motion Camaro he bought new and was stolen a short time later

It was an original triple black car with white stripe and was used in the 1969 Motion ads
38  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library on: April 05, 2014, 07:27:39 AM
thought this is interesting photo at the Elkhart Lake Can Am race there were a bunch of 1968 Camaro convertibles
taped on paper sign reads "Camaro Curtesy Roger Penske's  Racing Team"
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 'Questionable' or FAKE cars.... Hemmings article on: April 05, 2014, 06:32:58 AM
it is interesting that they claim it is a prototype which makes it more difficult to authenticate

They will probably get it figured out since the production numbers are low there is a better chance the collectors can figure out what the car is and where it came from

much more difficult with a Camaro where there were over 200K built
40  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Favorite Independent Trans-Am Driver ??? on: April 02, 2014, 09:33:08 AM
many great drivers mentioned

I would like to throw in Don Yenko since I am a big fan of his

he ran about 6 TA races in 1969,  didn't do very well however he won the
Citrus 250 NASCAR Grand Touring at Daytona Speed week 1969.

 NASCAR held the first ever 250 race featuring the TRANS AM cars and the NASCAR GT cars. They ran on a 3.81 mile road course using turns 3 and 4 of the high banked oval. All types of  drivers entered from USAC, NASCAR, and SCCA, including some big names such as Parnelli Jones, Bob Tullius, and Peter Gregg. Don Y was fastest qualifier and sat on the pole.

Parnelli was fast in his new Mustang but had some problems.

After Don took the checker flag he stopped and  picked up his pit crew.  They climbed on his Camaro and all drove to Victory Lane. This is from a race report in Stock Car Racing magazine May 69.

 In the text they state the car is a 1969 Camaro but its Don's blue and white 68 Camaro racecar in the pictures.
It was a big win for a private team since Don was not a regular in NASCAR GT and not a top team in TA

1 1 Don Yenko 11 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 67 4,500 running
2 5 Rusty Jowett 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 66 2,700 running
3 23 Larry Wallace 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 64 1,850
4 14 Seiichi Suzuki 1968 Mercury Cougar 64 1,000
5 18 Peter Gregg 1968 Porsche 911 63 800
6 10 Bob Tullius 94 1969 AMC Javelin 62 700
7 Wilbur Pickett 1967 Porsche 911 61 650
8 3 Larry Bock 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 60 600
9 Al Straub 1969 Ford Mustang 59 550
10 15 Jack Ryan 1967 Porsche 911 59 500
11 16 C.B. Gwyn 1968 Mercury Cougar 59 450
12 25 William Lowell 1968 Ford Mustang 58 400
13 8 Richard Childress 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 57 350
14 26 T.C. Hunt 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 56 300
15 24 Les Covey 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 54 250
16 Dennis Wherrell 1967 Alfa Romeo 52 200
17 27 Bill Hemby 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 51 190
18 29 Frank Sessoms 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 50 180
19 17 Ken Rush 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 49 170
20 13 Billy Yuma 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 49 160
 6 Don White 3 1969 AMC Javelin 22 head gasket
 2 Parnelli Jones 1969 Ford Mustang transmission
 4 John Martin 4 1969 AMC Javelin push rod
 7 Lloyd Ruby 1969 Chevrolet Camaro engine
 9 Joie Chitwood Jr. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
 11 Charlie Blanton 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
 12 Jim Paschal 27 1969 AMC Javelin oil pressure
 19 Jim Murphy 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
 20 Buck Baker 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
 21 Ernie Shaw 1968 Ford Mustang
 22 Ed Hinchcliff 1968 Ford Mustang
 28 Richard Crebs 1967 Alfa Romeo
 30 Bobby Mausgrover 1967 Plymouth Barracuda
 31 Joe Childress 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
 32 Ed Hessert 1969 AMC Javelin
 33 Johnny Lawrence 1969 Fiat

Jon, did you ask Warren D. about the dry slump? He worked on Yenko's ZL1 powered 69 Camaro they ran at Sebring in 69&70
41  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans-Am cheating fact or fiction ??? on: March 31, 2014, 04:30:50 PM
I was told by one of the guys on the Yenko crew , when they brought the ex-Smokey Yunick Camaro to the first TA race, the inspectors recognized it as one of the old Yunick Camaros and refused to even look at it.

Don Yenko had to talk to them and explain that they did a lot of work on it to make it legal


 some pics of it in a 1969 TA race from the Sandford site

it still looks to have extensive modifications to the wheel wells - more then the other Camaros

the front had some type of head light covers that sort of looked like a RS grill

They ran about 6 TA races with it but was a low buck operation
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: White paint on 68 cowl tag on: March 30, 2014, 03:27:44 PM
it may have been some type of inspection mark

if they had some type of problem, then put a special inspection on it, then had the inspector spray the tag after he inspected for that problem

I have seen it on other cars not only Camaro
43  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library on: March 30, 2014, 11:17:51 AM
the 1969 LT1 Corvette prototype photo I posted was from 1969 but was a press pre view of the 1970 Cheverolets

that was an amazing event and since the 1970 Camaro and Corvette was not ready yet , Chevy brought out some 1969 hot rods

I believe that is where the photos of the 1969 black gold stripe ZL1 prototype Camaro was shown going around a pylon road course
but I could not find a pic of it in that collection

in this photo you can see some 1969 Camaros in the back round

Chevy had a drag strip and road course set up with timers and they let the press run the cars

there was an orange ZL1 Corvette there set up for drag racing with slicks and ran 10 sec ETs
the ZL1 Camaro black with Z stripes and rear sway bar ran the road course
I have some magazines articles on that event and one mentions a 427 Camaro drag car

in that collection of photos , you can see where there was a table with a bunch of helmets on it and some large boards showing lap times

this photo I think is Zora's test Corvette which was a  1968 Corvette L88 test car but I believe he ran a ZL1 engine in it in 1969
the 1970 Monte Carlo photo shows the 1969 Camaros with the hoods up in the background
44  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library on: March 28, 2014, 06:08:48 PM
some great photos there

here are a few I liked

Ronni Kaplan Eng logo

1969 Firebird TA with some type of composite gas tank at the 1970 GM press preview

looks like a 1969 Corvette LT1 prototype shown at the 1970 press preview
45  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Rest in Peace Ronnie Kaplan on: March 05, 2014, 08:57:01 AM
RIP Ronnie Kaplan

saw this on the corvette forum

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/1586305023-post1.html
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