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16  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Factory rear sway bar set-up, 1967 on: September 24, 2014, 05:20:36 PM
Max, that sounds like an aftermarket sway bar like an Addco, etc. You are supposed to snake the u-bolt through one drilled hole in the subframe and out through the other. It is not a rounded u-bolt, it has squared corners so it will lay flat against the inside of the frame rail. Here's an example... http://www.classicperform.com/Instructions/Addco/CP671U.pdf
17  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Fender Flaring On Trans-Am Camaros on: September 23, 2014, 09:49:54 PM
Steve, there's also the air chisel method of getting more tire clearance, but only when there's money and championship points on the line.
18  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: PRE-1969 SCCA SEDAN CATEGORY RECOGNITION FORMS for the Pontiac Firebird on: September 23, 2014, 09:43:16 PM
Steve, here's a link to a T/G engine compartment shot from the '69 Bridgehampton T/A race showing the GM crossram... https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/xf033cp9446

But there was also the one race in '69 where T/G used the short tunnel ram, which may have been a custom Edelbrock unit (a picture of it shown in the homologation form near the top of this thread).
19  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: PRE-1969 SCCA SEDAN CATEGORY RECOGNITION FORMS for the Pontiac Firebird on: September 23, 2014, 04:29:54 PM
Steve, I commented last month about Vic Edelebrock's Camaro running the Edelbrock STR-10 crossram. I have never seen an instance where a Firebird or Camaro back in that classic era ran an aftermarket manifold in '69 or earlier. I had forgotten that one of these showed up in the Firebird homolgation papers. I do know that Edelbrock did make the crossram for the AMC Javelins and AMC did catalog it in their service parts program with an AMC part number so it was legal for them to use. It apparently would have been legal for a Firebird to run an Edelbrock manifold back then. I just have never seen an engine shot that has documented that as ever happening.
20  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Factory rear sway bar set-up, 1967 on: September 23, 2014, 04:20:07 PM
So did first gen firebird ever have a factory rear sway bar?

     No, they did not. Not until the 2nd-gen cars.
21  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: September 21, 2014, 09:31:13 PM
Mike, that oil pan is very odd looking but certainly makes sense if used previously with 180 degree headers. Thanks for including the pic of the pan on the actual car and your recreation looks perfect. You are really paying attention to the smallest of details and that will pay dividends with the end result. Nicely done!
22  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: JL8 / J56 4-wheel disc racing brakes on: September 20, 2014, 12:25:45 AM
Here's an NOS set of Delco J56 heavy duty brake pads. The full set of four is part number 5468882, while apparently each individual
pad is labeled as part number 5468883. The set includes the four necessary cotter pins in an envelope, p/n 5474322 and an instruction
sheet indicating how to precondition them for the best braking performance. The backing plates on these pads are made with Inconel,
an expensive, high-temp alloy that was more resistant to warpage when they got hot, unlike steel.  Inconel is a non-magnetic material.
The thickness from the back of the backing plate to the front surface of an NOS brake pad is 1/2" (.500").           (Jon Mello Collection)








The cotter pins are around 4" long and are 1/8" (.0125") in diameter.








Instruction sheet p/n 5474920



Warning: Preconditioning of this material is necessary to
obtain maximum effectiveness. After relining the brakes,
drive the car for approximately 1/2 mile at 1/2 throttle
with the brakes held on enough to maintain a car speed
of 15 to 20 MPH.
23  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: PRE-1969 SCCA SEDAN CATEGORY RECOGNITION FORMS for the Pontiac Firebird on: September 18, 2014, 10:54:04 PM
You're very welcome, Steve.

I don't think your question is dumb at all. I think what is posted is just a portion of the homologation papers for the Firebird. Because there are not photos in every place there could be, I think these are either supplemental pages to a larger group or (as seems to be indicated) "Pre-1969" homologation papers that are "interim in nature" to a full release of specs and details.

I believe there's more out there and hope to come across it someday, in which case it will be posted here.
24  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Historic Trans Am Events 2014 on: September 18, 2014, 10:45:30 PM
You're welcome, Victor. Glad to be of help. I hope you're able to make it out there to see them run.
25  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: September 18, 2014, 10:44:17 PM
Nice info, Steve. Thanks for that.
26  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Historic Trans Am Events 2014 on: September 18, 2014, 02:28:00 PM
Here's the schedule as shown on the HMSA website... http://www.coronadospeedfest.com/new/info.html
27  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Hickory GT race - 6/9/69 on: September 18, 2014, 08:37:51 AM
The car that Tiny was driving in '69 was a reskinned earlier Bud Moore Cougar, from what I have heard.
28  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Historic Trans Am Events 2014 on: September 17, 2014, 09:50:25 PM
Victor, this Saturday through Sunday, Sept 20 - 21, is when the vintage races are scheduled. They are on the north end of Coronado Island and are held on part of the airplane runways right on the grounds of the navy base "Naval Air Station North Island". You drive over and extremely high bridge to get to Coronado Island from San Diego and then just follow the road up to the north end of the island. It's pretty straight forward but here are directions from the HMSA website. http://www.coronadospeedfest.com/new/directions.html
29  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: September 17, 2014, 02:57:50 PM
Mike, you keep going from one hurdle to the next. It's like watching a steeplechase.

It looks like the decal sheet will be helpful to the cause. Kudos for finding it.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 AIM on: September 17, 2014, 02:49:30 PM
A long time ago I bought a new dipstick from the Chevrolet parts department for a '67 small block and the color of the button or plug was brown.
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