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2296  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: October 11, 2011, 10:19:55 PM
Not a Trans-Am car but instead a Nascar GT machine, which I believe was built by Smokey Yunick.
Pete Hamilton was a very good Nascar driver pretty new on the scene at that time and Lloyd Ruby
was an outstanding driver who could race in any type of car and was always a threat to win.

2297  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Full-Floaters on: October 11, 2011, 09:50:06 PM
While the example shown happens to be on a dragster, there is some good general information
on full floating rear ends in this old Hot Rod magazine article.



2298  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: PTB on Los Angeles Camaros on: October 11, 2011, 07:13:14 AM
Thank you.
2299  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: October 10, 2011, 10:24:02 PM
Mike,

I'm very glad those manifold photos were beneficial to you and your project. That's part of what this is all about. Let me know if you need photos of some other specific things that may be helpful to your efforts. I'm not guaranteeing I will have them but you never know, I just might. If I don't, maybe a appropriate photo can be sourced from another visitor to this forum.

That is a good idea regarding using metal pieces for parts of the rear axle assembly. As for the radiator core support, there should be a gentle arching of the metal along the upper/middle part of the piece and the edge that is folded over toward the front should also be arched to mimic that. Generally, I think the top/forward part of the core support is too thick but check it out for yourself against pictures of an original piece and judge for yourself. Sometimes a photo is not the same as looking at something in person.

I do appreciate hearing about how you cast pieces to have as extras and to use for trial and error. It sure is more complicated than any model I ever worked on, but it is fascinating.

-Jon
2300  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: PTB on Los Angeles Camaros on: October 10, 2011, 09:58:27 PM
A freind brought by his very original 69 Z28 Sat, & I remebered this post.The engine compartment is nice & untouched.
 Here are pictures of Yellow & Orange stamps. Built 1st week of Feb.

Norwood-built car, right?
2301  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Scattershields on: October 10, 2011, 03:37:37 PM
Looks like RC did offer a 1-piece bellhousing beginning with the '68 model year cars.
2302  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: October 10, 2011, 03:16:28 PM
Bob West's Camaro gets sideways in turn 11 at the 1969 Sears Point Trans-Am between the Camaros of Hugh Harn
and Gerry Gregory. Bob had sponsorship from Nor-Cal Auto in Burlingame, Calif for this race.
2303  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers on: October 10, 2011, 12:25:36 PM
1969 ad for Douglass Headers. I don't think they stayed in business beyond 1969.
2304  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers on: October 09, 2011, 10:55:09 AM
A Spring 1969 ad for Stahl Headers. That is Jere Stahl himself standing on the fueling tower at the upper right
of the Penske pit stop photo.

2305  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: "Inside the Cars of the Trans-Am" and other articles on: October 09, 2011, 02:00:06 AM
From the November 1969 issue of Stock Car Racing magazine.









2306  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: October 08, 2011, 06:57:44 PM
Thanks for letting us know of your efforts. It's too bad this car has been so difficult to locate and we don't know for sure whether it survives or not. Lots of neat overseas history and I especially like the Bill Thomas connection.
2307  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: October 08, 2011, 06:46:40 PM
Ronnie Bucknum stands with his #9 Penske Camaro prior to the race. Looks possibly like Penske crew chief Chuck Cantwell in the background.


Jon Mello Collection
2308  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: "Inside the Cars of the Trans-Am" and other articles on: October 08, 2011, 06:43:06 PM
From the Spring 1969 issue of Stock Car Racing magazine.







2309  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: October 08, 2011, 12:58:28 AM
1968-era photo showing the dash of Penske's Daytona 24hr Camaro, as seen above.


Petersen Publishing photo
2310  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Old Bits That Still Work - Chevy 12-Bolt Rear End on: October 07, 2011, 08:27:52 AM
That's a bunch of baloney that has never been documented as being factual. The only Trans-Am race that Smokey's car ran was Sebring in 1968. This was his third try at passing tech inspection (tried at Riverside in '67 and Daytona in '68 before that) and he kept having to do more corrections until he finally had the car acceptable to race. Somehow somebody did not catch a 12-bolt cover on a 9" rear axle? Total BS.
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