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2536  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: August 23, 2011, 12:56:51 PM
Looking much better, Mike. You have a complete grasp of what needs to be done, based on your comments. I'm really looking forward to more progress on this car.
2537  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: August 23, 2011, 12:49:35 PM
Yes, I thought the photos were terrific. It really is amazing what people have stored away and that's part of why this forum has been established... to help bring some of it out of the woodwork and hopefully help us unravel some mysteries. Contacting Wayne Mahnken should provide you with a wealth of information. Maybe not where the car is currently, but at least some information on what was done to it while under your uncle's ownership. Thanks for your willingness to keep us informed!
2538  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sunoco fueling rig on: August 23, 2011, 12:37:39 PM
That's a neat idea, Mike.

If you click here, pictures of the fueling rig being assembled have been posted on the Historic Trans-Am website.
2539  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Monterey "Historics" on: August 23, 2011, 12:32:09 PM
Thanks, Lane. The view from your camp site is a good one. By the way, pictures from the Historics have been posted now on the Historic Trans-Am website. Yes, I'm in a few of those pictures too.
2540  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 23, 2011, 10:30:12 AM
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Yes...it was parted out.  Vern Brown  of Verona, Wisconsin purchased the remains...  How did you end up with the Koni's?

I purchased them from Corvette racer Howard Nardick after seeing his ad for them on a Camaro website. I'm not sure how he got them but he said they came off of the Shafer/Dunbar Camaro.
2541  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Monterey "Historics" on: August 22, 2011, 09:50:16 PM
Smokey Yunick Camaro had a "slight issue" on the first lap of Saturday morning practice.



2542  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sunoco fueling rig on: August 22, 2011, 09:40:21 PM
I never saw it get assembled, Fred. Maybe somebody else here did.
2543  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Monterey "Historics" on: August 22, 2011, 09:39:19 PM
I never got an explanation but I saw damage to the #77 Challenger, #2 Javelin and #61 Boss Mustang.
2544  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Sunoco fueling rig on: August 22, 2011, 08:07:36 PM
Don Lee had a neat surprise on display at Monterey. He had received original blueprints of the Sunoco fueling tower as used at the
'69 Wolverine Trans-Am and decided to recreate it based on those prints. Not only is it recreated in appearance, it is fully functional!
I was told he ran a few demonstrations using colored water and pumping it into the original '68 Daytona fuel tank from his car.
Unfortunately, I missed each demonstration.









2545  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: August 22, 2011, 07:37:15 PM
Nick, thanks for posting those images. On The Roaring Season I saw the photos that were posted by Leo D, as seen below. The pictures without the stripes appear to confirm what Ron Ogilvie said... that it was just a red car when it got on the ship.







I have not seen Bill Thomas do a double exhaust out both sides of the car and in the photos above it does appear that the car has single outlets to each side as prepared by Bill Thomas Race Cars. Regarding the brake booster as seen over on the passenger side of the engine compartment, that is not any kind of General Motors or Chevrolet piece of equipment. I'm sure it definitely has to do with the interference posed by the mounting of the Weber carbs. As for what sort of car the booster may have been sourced from, for some reason a Lotus Cortina comes to mind. I thought I remembered a strange location for the booster in those cars but it may have been something else under the hood of one of those cars that struck me as odd. Those brake fluid reservoirs are also not GM and are most likely of European origin.
2546  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 22, 2011, 06:53:58 PM
Welcome. I don't have any photos of the car. My youngest brother has most of the pictures our family took
when we attended the Road America races from 1970-1974. I know there are two or three photos of Carl's
car at the following link if you look under the year 1972.

http://www.autocourse.ca/index.php?file=photos.html

I think I have the double-adjustable Konis off of that car. I think it was damaged and parted out. No?
2547  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 22, 2011, 06:42:23 PM
Bruce, the NNJR SCCA (Northern New Jersey Region) tech sticker on the outer RH headlight is what I used to speculate about where those two photos were taken. It wasn't on there at Mid-Ohio and has been seen on other cars at Bridgehampton.
2548  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: August 22, 2011, 06:28:57 PM
Mike, definitely some more trimming and shaping to do with that piece but something very useable to start with. I suppose you and Bruce may be right about how the overlays will be received by others.
2549  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Monterey "Historics" on: August 22, 2011, 06:12:16 PM
Lane, thanks for posting the photos. I'm sorry we weren't able to meet up over the weekend. I had my middle brother and my kids with me
and we did not spend too much time in any one place. Never made it up to the corkscrew or the outside part of the track. I'm glad to see
you had an opportunity to meet Chad though. They sure had the Trans-Am cars packed in like jelly beans, which I don't think anybody liked.
I suppose that's the new reality of how things are going to be since they expanded the amount of race groups for the weekend. I saw that
they added speed readouts on top of the bridge on the main straight, which was pretty neat. Saw quite a few cars in the 120+ mph range.
2550  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firestone racing tires --- new reproduction on: August 22, 2011, 05:56:23 PM
Over the weekend at the Monterey Historics, I saw Coker Tire's display of the new Firestone racing tires. Here are a few pics of the 12.00-15.







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