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31  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Factory rear sway bar set-up, 1967 on: May 02, 2014, 06:02:32 AM
you can get a peek of a 1st gen rear sway bar under the prototype street ZL1 shown at the 1970 Chevy press preview

32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28, One Owner Carolina Blue Crossram JL8 on: May 02, 2014, 05:32:48 AM
 the ad states "Special Paint (a $33.75 option discounted to 26.71 including tax)"

that is the same price I have seen on other special paint paperwork for just the color change

So that would mean the special stripe work was done for free

that seems strange unless it was a VIP customer or dealer
33  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: April 25, 2014, 05:34:47 AM
Jon, there was only one prototype hood. Grump didn't use it on his race car. He used it on his street 70 Camaro that was set up to look like his race car. The street car was a straight bumper car that was used for shows and promotions in 1970. The hood was removed before the car was sold.

Grump was at Chevy looking at engine parts, saw the hood as it was going to be scraped , asked Chevy about it, and it was sent to him with a truck load of engine parts.

The hood is all steel and was hand made at the Chevy prototype shop
34  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: April 23, 2014, 08:24:31 PM
I don't know if this has been posted but there is some interesting Firebird TA stuff here

http://musclecarfilms.com/1969_Firebird_Engineering_Cars_2.html
35  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: April 23, 2014, 09:06:44 AM
there was a special order COPO 9796 done to get a larger 3 piece spoiler for the 1970 Camaro

quote from Camaro site

"In 1970 and early into 1971 the standard rear spoiler was a low profile, 1 piece spoiler. There was a very limited (COPO 9796) 3 piece spoiler patterned (or "borrowed" from) after the Pontiac Trans Am available in 1970. Few people knew of its availability. There were an estimated 500 Camaros equipped with the copo spoiler.

This 3 piece rear spoiler became the standard spoiler in mid 1971. "

Chevy was also working on a cowl induction hood for 1970 but cancelled it

I have the 1970 prototype CI hood. I bought it from Bill Grumpy Jenkins who got it from Chevy in 1970
36  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
37  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
38  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
39  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
40  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
41  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
42  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
43  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"
44  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
45  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
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