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2656  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: July 12, 2011, 12:35:29 PM
You're welcome. It is my pleasure to be able to help. I think we've all got a passion for the cars here and to see you replicate them in a smaller scale with accurate details is fascinating and relatively awe inspiring. I'm particularly enjoying the fact that I'm the one making suggestions and you're the one doing all the hard work! Smiley

With regard to the interior panels, are they deluxe rather than standard panels in the '69 GMP model? Mine are all boxed up. Standard panels for all three years are different, to varying degrees. I'm not sure how you do all this casting of wheels, panels and/or tires. That would be a fascinating side story in itself.

P.S. Yes, power steering was used on Ron Bucknum's car at Michigan but not the larger tires (to my knowledge).
2657  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 12, 2011, 12:25:28 PM
Glad you enjoyed those. Donohue's autobiography states that Penske's own scorer (Judy Stropus) knew that they had NOT won the race but Penske decided to let the SCCA work that out on their own. Apparently he got her and her scoring records out of the track post haste once he knew the protest was filed by Bud Moore.
2658  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Heavy duty GM 12-bolt axles on: July 12, 2011, 10:18:01 AM
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2659  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Heavy duty GM 12-bolt axles on: July 12, 2011, 10:17:08 AM
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2660  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Heavy duty GM 12-bolt axles on: July 12, 2011, 10:15:43 AM
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2661  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Heavy duty GM 12-bolt axles on: July 12, 2011, 10:14:45 AM
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2662  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Heavy duty GM 12-bolt axles on: July 12, 2011, 10:13:31 AM
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2663  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Heavy duty GM 12-bolt axles on: July 12, 2011, 10:11:36 AM
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2664  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Heavy duty GM 12-bolt axles on: July 12, 2011, 10:09:35 AM
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2665  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Heavy duty GM 12-bolt axles on: July 12, 2011, 09:54:53 AM
I was told about a recent ebay auction which featured some very rare NOS 12-bolt axles designed for heavy-duty use and Trans-Am racing. These were listed as part number 3927508 in the Chevrolet Special Equipment catalog (aka Green Sheets). These axles are a rare find and are real GM parts, not aftermarket.  They were meant for 1967 - 1969 Chevrolet Camaros with rear drum brakes and utilized 1/2" studs (per the catalog).  The axles are stock length as well as the spline count (30).  The casting numbers on the end of the axles look like they are 9145 and 9349. Below are some photos of the actual parts.
2666  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: July 11, 2011, 10:09:16 PM
It was last November. Congratulations on your purchase!
2667  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: July 11, 2011, 09:18:24 PM
Maybe there's more than one? Tom told me he bought it from the guy.
2668  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: July 11, 2011, 07:52:55 PM
That glass piece is really cool. I let Tom McIntyre know about it when it was on ebay since he has Donohue's '68 and Tom was able to purchase it from the seller.
2669  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 11, 2011, 06:36:43 PM
Donohue takes a moment before exiting the Camaro in victory lane.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

The wear of a long day behind the wheel is evident on his face.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Finally out of the car to receive his accolades.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Donohue with the winner's wreath on. (L-R) Track President: Lawrence LoPatin, Ron Bucknum, Sue Donohue, Mark Donohue, MIS Chief
Steward Gary Rossman and Miss MIS Kandy Kaiser. I see somebody in the crowd wearing one of those Javelin hats that Mike K posted in
our Trans-Am memorabilia section.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Everyone wants a picture of the winner.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Roger is a happy camper.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Some congratulatory words exchanged, I'm sure.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

"This is fun but let's get outta here."

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Well, after the race was over Bud Moore protested to the race officials stating his scoring charts showed Parnelli as the rightful winner.
PJ had been turning faster lap times than anybody during the later part of the race and due to some extra pit stops for tire issues by
Donohue and Titus he had actually caught and passed them with only a few of the official scorers realizing it. Several hours after the
race was over and the crowd went home, Parnelli Jones was declared the official winner. Ladies and Gents, here is your winning car.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2670  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 11, 2011, 05:22:49 PM
Pretty race queen (Miss M.I.S. Kandy Kaiser) awaits Donohue's arrival with winner's wreath in hand.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Not a great day to be standing outside in attire like this.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

They seem to be making the best of it.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Ron Bucknum's day ended early due to unrepairable issues with the power steering in his car.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Gary Wright was flagged as the winner of the Under-2-liter catagory. Scoring errors were later corrected to give the U-2 win to Fred Baker and Dick Smothers.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

A team mechanic with Gary's car in the winner's circle area.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
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