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2281  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Crane Cams and Crane "Super Port Flow" heads on: December 27, 2011, 10:44:16 PM
Here are some pages from the 1967 Crane Cams catalog. It is interesting to note that not only did Crane offer cams and
all the various valvetrain components, they also offered fully-prepped ported and polished cylinder heads. These could
be off-the-shelf or you could supply your own. These "Super Port Flow" heads are also referred to as "Fireball" heads.













2282  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966 Green Valley Trans-Am photos on: December 25, 2011, 02:37:07 AM
Below are some photos from the Green Valley Raceway "Polar Prix" in February, 1965, when Carroll Shelby introduced the racing GT-350 with Ken Miles.
Jerry Melton says:  "I couldn't get very close again that year.   My corner work (flag station) didn't start until the next season.  For the duel between Charlie
Barnes' Merlyn and Miles I was at the 180 degree turn at the top of the hill.  Miles would hug the inside, drag racing out and down the straightaway (which
was a dragstrip) while Barnes made a wide, smooth outside parabola.  It was a very tight contest.  My fuzzy memory has it that Barnes won... but maybe not.
Shelby American members will surely have the answer."

A jovial Carroll Shelby, at right, talks with bundled up spectators prior to the race.

Photo by Jerry Melton

A closer shot of Carroll.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The new GT350 at speed out on the track. In 1965, the direction of the course was clockwise.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Here's racing great Ken Miles powering out of the 180 degree turn and starting down the long drag race straight.

Photo by Jerry Melton

A dramatic shot here. Down toward the end of the long straight is a hump which clearly got all four of the Shelby's tires off the ground.


Here's Ken Miles on the inside line coming out of the 180 and battling with Charlie Barnes' Merlyn sports racer.

Photo by Jerry Melton
2283  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966 Green Valley Trans-Am photos on: December 24, 2011, 04:31:32 PM
A map of the Green Valley Raceway circuit. The map says one lap is 2.1 miles but elsewhere I have seen it
listed as a 1.58 mile track. This would make more sense based on the lap times and speeds.


Courtesy of Jerry Melton
2284  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car on: December 24, 2011, 03:36:15 PM
Thanks for posting that, Robert.

Clicking here will take you directly to the auction.

Here are some vintage photos of the Jerry Petersen car...


Lance Smith Collection


Lance Smith Collection


Lance Smith Collection


Lance Smith Collection

For more information, Contact: Lance Smith, San Diego, CA
215-880-7622, 619-523-2009 shop
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UPDATE: LOOKS LIKE IT SOLD FOR $110K
2285  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966 Green Valley Trans-Am photos on: December 24, 2011, 02:38:04 AM
Jerry Melton went through his files today and with luck was able to come up with a race report covering from the February 12-13 "Polar Prix" at Green Valley and a few more pictures from the event.













Here is international racing star Pedro Rodriguez putting in some practice laps in one of the Purple People Eater Mini Coopers
prior to the actual race, when he switched over to run one of the Shelby GT350 Mustangs.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Here is Bill Steele in the GT350 that Pedro would take over.

Photo by Jerry Melton

This is Jerry Titus behind the wheel of the Shelby team's GT350.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Another shot of Titus in the GT350, this from the negative rather than the print.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Here's Pedro in the Shelby after Bill Steele backed out.

Photo by Jerry Melton
2286  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Green Valley Trans-Am photos on: December 23, 2011, 07:59:23 PM
Green Valley Trans-Am race report from the June '67 issue of SCCA Sports Car magazine.


Jon Mello Collection


Jon Mello Collection


Jon Mello Collection


Jon Mello Collection
2287  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 Metallic brakes on: December 23, 2011, 01:31:54 AM
Bill,

I remember hearing that story about your calipers, probably from Jerry. When Fred Hucke and I had J56 calipers done by Lonestar about a year ago they recounted that they had only seen 1 set of these before and I immediately knew whose calipers they were talking about.
2288  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Green Valley Trans-Am photos on: December 22, 2011, 04:24:21 PM
Green Valley Trans-Am race report from Sports Car Graphic magazine, July 1967.


Jon Mello Collection



Jon Mello Collection



Jon Mello Collection



Jon Mello Collection



Jon Mello Collection
2289  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Green Valley Trans-Am photos on: December 22, 2011, 04:19:28 PM
This tongue-in-cheek ad in Sports Car Graphic shows how badly damaged Jerry Titus' Mustang was after his rollover
accident during practice before the Trans-Am. Amazingly, the car was repaired overnight and it made the race.

Jon Mello Collection
2290  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1967 upper control arm shaft. on: December 22, 2011, 01:12:48 AM
Thanks for the input, Mike. Being a West Coast guy, I have not seen the same amount of NOR cars as I have of the LOS cars. If there are truly '67 NOR cars that did use the second style such as the one shown in my NOS part photo, then I will have to stand corrected on that. Maybe it is one more thing to add to the CRG topics of research. The threaded shafts with the nuts on the end are not an original style part for a 1st-gen Camaro however.

P.S. To clarify, a '67 LOS car does not have to have two different styles of a-arm cross shafts. They can both be the same style side-to-side or they can be mismatched. It just depended what was there in the bin at the time the car was being built.
2291  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1967 upper control arm shaft. on: December 21, 2011, 06:35:49 PM
NOS Camaro a-arm cross shafts offered as service replacement pieces. OK to use as original style on a '67 LOS car but not the style used on a '67 NOR car.
2292  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1967 upper control arm shaft. on: December 21, 2011, 06:33:23 PM
Original shafts on a 12C-built LOS car.
2293  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1967 upper control arm shaft. on: December 21, 2011, 06:30:44 PM
If you are restoring a '67 NOR car, you need to use the dumb bell style (some people call them the dog bone style) cross shaft. The top one in your original photo. Both the top and middle style in your original picture have been seen on original '67 LOS cars. I have seen many original '67 LOS cars which had for example the dumb bell style on the driver's side and the middle style on the passenger side. I have never seen that lower style one in your original photo on an unmolested '67 Camaro. It is an unoriginal, incorrect piece. For functionality, it apparently works. If you are going for originality, toss that thing in the trash and find a nice used original dumb bell style cross shaft.
2294  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966 Green Valley Trans-Am photos on: December 21, 2011, 05:01:15 PM
Here are two more photos that Jerry Melton sent me which don't belong with the Green Valley Trans-Am images.
I assume they are from another event at the Green Valley track.

This first photo is of the Alfa GTA belonging to Hal Mayfield. This is the same car that Jochen Rindt drove to victory
in the 1966 Sebring Trans-Am. Mayfield does not show up in the entry list or results of the '66 Green Valley Trans-Am.

Photo by Jerry Melton

This second photo shows Jerry Titus sitting in a Shelby GT350, which was not eligible to use in the Trans-Am series.

Photo by Jerry Melton
2295  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1967 upper control arm shaft. on: December 21, 2011, 04:40:24 PM
I have owned a fair number of '67 LOS cars and seen a ton of them over the years since I live on the West Coast. On '67 LOS cars it is not uncommon at all to see mismatched shafts from one side to the other. The dumb bell shaped one at the top is most common (and is what you see all the time on the NOR cars) but the style like what you show in the middle is the other style which I have seen as factory installed. However, the factory ones have GM cast on them with a series of numbers after that. These are what you most often get when you find NOS replacements but rest assured they were also factory installed (but only on '67 LOS cars as far as I have been able to tell). That shaft on the bottom is not a '67 Camaro piece. It looks similar to a 2nd-gen Camaro shaft with the nut being installed on the threaded shaft rather than a bolt threading into a tapped hole, which is how the 1st-gen cars were done. Is the center-to-center distance between the two holes the same on the bottom one as it is for the others? Your picture gives me the impression that the holes in the bottom shaft are just slightly further apart than the other two.
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