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2626  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Chevrolet Experimental Oil Pan, Oil Pump and Pickup on: May 19, 2011, 02:52:31 PM
Chad, that cast oil pan and the trick pump and pickup... all I can say is WOW.  Really cool.  Thanks for posting it and many, many thanks to Mark for letting it be shown here. The extra photos of the Aviaid pan are a great addition too. I have a photo of another experimental pan I'll try and post in the next day or so.
2627  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross Ram Hood - Fiberglass - on: May 19, 2011, 02:46:23 PM
The fiberglass hood would have to be lighter or there would have been no reason to have one. What the weight difference is, I have no idea but I'll ask and see if it can be found out. I think that by acid dipping the hood you would still not get to the weight of the fiberglass version.
2628  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: May 18, 2011, 03:12:49 PM
I just like this...   Cheesy
2629  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: '67-'68 Penske Camaro Sunoco Blue on: May 18, 2011, 02:53:59 PM
Proprietary info Huh   If somebody paints their car dark blue that's a threat to a legit Penske car? Not in my book. There have been several clones done as tributes. Whether the color is exactly right or a shade off, a tribute car is just that. A tribute, not a true Penske car.

I should add, if somebody's going to do a tribute with the intent to deceive others as to what it really is, that's something all together different and that will not be supported here in any way. Enough said.
2630  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross Ram Hood - Steel - on: May 17, 2011, 10:46:39 PM
Another view of the same hood above.


Photo by Frank DiHartce
2631  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: '67-'68 Penske Camaro Sunoco Blue on: May 17, 2011, 10:18:34 PM
Pat Ryan (who owns the #15 above) says that for Ditzler paint the color codes are...

Sunoco Blue:  12302
 
Sunoco Yellow:  81229

Tom McIntyre says the cars are painted the same color blue that was used on the Sunoco gas pumps.

I hope this information is useful to you.
2632  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross Ram Hood - Fiberglass - on: May 17, 2011, 06:40:09 PM
These photos show a side-by-side comparison of the 1x4 adapter plates for the small block (left) vs the big block (right).












All 6 photos above courtesy of Frank DiHartce
2633  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross Ram Hood - Fiberglass - on: May 17, 2011, 06:32:40 PM
While not Trans-Am related, Frank also sent pictures of his NOS big block Chevy single 4-barrel
air cleaner base meant for use with the fiberglass hood. Also shown is the adapter plate which
gets mounted to the hood when running a big block. Frank mentions that he suspects this
base may be the one that Jim Hall and Smokey Yunick may have used on their '70 Camaros.










All 5 photos above courtesy of Frank DiHartce
2634  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross Ram Hood - Fiberglass - on: May 17, 2011, 01:00:15 PM
These photos, also from Frank, show the 1x4 aircleaner for use with this special racing hood. Note that
there's no snorkel like you would see with a standard production Z/28 equipped with a cowl induction
(on Camaro it was technically called a "super scoop") hood. Note also the original hareware to secure
the hood, the prop rod and the lighter-duty hood springs. Some rare-as-hens-teeth stuff here.











This is the original Hood Installation Instructions decal which had been glued by GM to Frank's hood.

All 6 photos above courtesy of Frank DiHartce
2635  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross Ram Hood - Fiberglass - on: May 17, 2011, 12:44:10 PM
More terrific photos courtesy of Frank DiHartce. When the 1970 Trans-Am racing season came around, the
2x4 crossram manifold was no longer legal. Racers had to run a single 4-barrel carburetor. Chevy accordingly
created a 1x4 carb adapter so the same fiberglass hood could be kept and used.








All 4 photos above courtesy of Frank DiHartce
2636  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross Ram Hood - Fiberglass - on: May 17, 2011, 12:34:49 PM
Thanks James, I do appreciate you looking. Would love to see photos of the car if you are able to find them.
2637  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross Ram Hood - Fiberglass - on: May 17, 2011, 10:02:10 AM
More underneath detail shots of Frank DiHartce's fiberglass GM hood.


























All 13 photos above courtesy of Frank DiHartce
2638  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Cross Ram Hood - Steel - on: May 17, 2011, 09:49:04 AM
Many thanks to Frank DiHartce for sending these photos to me of his original GM steel cross ram 2x4 hood so that they could be posted for
all of us to enjoy here on the Camaro Trans-Am forum. You can get a reproduction of this hood or even just the 2x4 insert in steel if you
look in some of the Camaro part vendors catalogs but this is a true authentic GM piece made back in the '60s. Once again, thank you Frank!














All 7 photos above courtesy of Frank DiHartce
2639  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross Ram Hood - Fiberglass - on: May 17, 2011, 09:30:00 AM
Many thanks to Frank DiHartce for sending me these photos of his original GM fiberglass hood to post here on our
Camaro Trans-Am forum. This is an authentic hood from the late '60s, not anything reproduced years or decades later.












All 6 photos above courtesy of Frank DiHartce
2640  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: '67-'68 Penske Camaro Sunoco Blue on: May 16, 2011, 11:25:33 PM
I remember Tom McIntyre and Pat Ryan discussing this subject a couple of years ago. I'll ask and let you know.
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