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2311  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: October 05, 2011, 08:37:12 AM
Craig Fisher seated in the first '68 Penske Camaro with Roger Penske talking to him and possibly crew member Tom Greatorex on the
passenger side. I'm not sure of the crew member at the back and neither is Craig when I asked him. It's possible it is a Goodyear tire guy.
This was taken at the February '68 Daytona 24-hour race. This must have been during a pre-race practice session due to the relaxed
demeanor of the people on the pit wall and also there's no garage door handle on the hood, which was there during the race.


Jon Mello Collection
2312  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Old Bits That Still Work - Chevy 12-Bolt Rear End on: October 05, 2011, 08:31:23 AM
Thanks Chad. I stand corrected. Are you changing gears (or complete rear axle assembly) for those tracks or is it primarily guys with Ford 9" rear ends that are doing that?
2313  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: October 04, 2011, 01:45:18 PM
Bruce, I do believe that was taken during an earlier practice session because during the actual race the flexible
air duct was mounted up high on the roof drip rail and in the photo just above, the duct is seen just below the
rear quarter window.

Here is a photo of Donohue's first '67 Camaro taken at the Marlboro Trans-Am in August '67. As probably
mentioned earlier, this was the first win for Camaro in the Trans-Am series.


Photo by Michael Booth
2314  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Crossram manifold on: October 04, 2011, 10:51:23 AM
Here's a link to a CRG report I wrote on cross rams many years ago.

http://www.camaros.org/crossram.shtml
2315  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: October 04, 2011, 07:32:05 AM
Mike, the car is looking like a more complete animal with the engine mounted in there like that. Really coming along nicely. It makes my head spin just hearing all of the various pieces which you are bringing together from the different kits, but I'm glad you are detailing which ones you are electing to use. I had not previously noticed how thick the A pillars were on this model and I think you're right that some slimming of those would go a long way toward improving the looks. I think some trimming needs to be done along the front of the radiator core support (upper leading edge) also, right? It generally looks pretty good up there except for that easily attended to detail. I see you have started work on the rear axle by removing the axle tubes. I'm looking forward to seeing that part of the car (rear suspension and axle) come together. It will be a challenge but there is no doubt you will be able to pull it off. Thanks for your update!
2316  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum on: October 03, 2011, 10:43:41 PM
The CRG website is the premier website for factual information and history on the 1st-gen Camaros. With few exceptions, all efforts have been focused on the stock, as-built production line cars. This new Trans-Am section is meant to provide facts and information authentic to the era in which these 1st-gen Camaros were built and campaigned on road race tracks (up through the year 1972, after which the T-A rules changed). I have been very fortunate so far to have had a lot of help from others who have provided a treasure trove of old photographs. These historic photographs have been a huge benefit to us all and I am very appreciative for the positive feedback that I have received regarding this project. Thanks to all of you.
2317  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: October 03, 2011, 10:26:21 PM
Another shot of George Follmer and the Penske Camaro at the June '67 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am.


Jon Mello Collection
2318  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: October 03, 2011, 10:22:37 PM
These two photos also provided to me by klvn8r do a better job of showing the exhaust manifold/header on this Jim Paschal Javelin. Odd stuff.



2319  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: October 03, 2011, 03:10:59 PM
Camaron Warren's pass to the 1967 Canadian Expo. Notice he is an accredited Autoweek contributor.



2320  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: October 03, 2011, 02:06:36 PM
I believe these belonged to motorsports photographer Cameron Warren.



2321  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Crossram manifold on: October 03, 2011, 01:37:53 PM
Many thanks go out to Tom McIntyre for sending me these photos of his early prototype cross ram manifold so we can all enjoy them.
Wayne Guinn's book Camaro: Untold Secrets is a great resource for learning more about these manifolds.

Here's a shot of Tom's manifold as seen from above. The rear of the manifold is to the right.


A view of the manifold as seen from the rear. The hex-head brass plug is not original.


A view of the manifold as seen from the front. The gasket between the lid and base is much thicker than original.


A look down through one of the carburetor openings.


This view shows the lid removed and flipped upside down.


Handmade fuel distribution fixes are seen here at the inside/front of the manifold by intake runners #1 and #3.


Another fuel distribution fix, this one to the rear of the #4 intake runner.


A look at the bottom side of the manifold showing a heat shield riveted in place.


Another look at the heat shield. These heat shields were only used on the prototypes and then
discontinued on the production manifolds. They weren't found to be necessary.


Some material has been added to raise the height of the port and some grinding is evident to clean up that area, as well as to to match up with the cylinder
head ports. Also of note are the oval shaped holes for the intake mounting bolts which probably were necessitated by a decked block and/or milled heads.


Another look at the bottom of the manifold, this time as seen from the front. The shape of the front of the prototype manifolds
around the waterneck area is different than the production units.


Same thing but this time from the rear. The casting date and part number are under this shield, which has never been disturbed.
Another prototype base which has had its shield removed showed a casting number of 0-310510.


The casting numbers on the lid of this manifold. Casting number for this piece is 0-310512.


Closer view and different angle. Casting date which looked like 12-8-67 above appears like it might be 12-3-67.


Someone has put a freeze plug in the hole for the oil filler tube. The Winters Foundry mark
to the right is slightly larger and raised higher than on the production cross ram manifold.
2322  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: October 02, 2011, 11:32:57 PM
Here are the Jim Paschal Javelin photos from klvn8r. The Nascar GT cars are built in a style very similar to a Nascar Grand National
car of that era and are built to take the pounding of a high speed oval and also some of the dirt and asphalt short tracks on the
schedule. The first picture is from the '69 season and the last photo is from 1970. The engine photos may be from 1970 since
klvn8r tells me they are the heads with the dog-leg ports and those heads came out on the '70 AMC cars.









2323  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: crossram questions on: October 02, 2011, 10:11:06 AM
I understand the visual appeal of the cross ram although, as mentioned by others, they are not nearly the rare and unusual sight that they used to be. You almost expect to see one under the hood of every Z you see now and of course the hood is probably the cowl induction style (yawn). What is really silly to me is seeing a cross ram on an engine with exhaust manifolds and a complete AIR system.
2324  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dyno sheets from the era on: October 02, 2011, 01:05:53 AM
This test shows how setting the valve lash a little differently on this experimental camshaft affects torque and horsepower.


2325  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: October 02, 2011, 12:57:20 AM
Craig Fisher's Firebird at Riverside, October 1968.


Petersen Publishing photo


Petersen Publishing photo


Petersen Publishing photo


Petersen Publishing photo


Petersen Publishing photo
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