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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: June 20, 2011, 01:15:09 AM
Great that you have been able to find an alternative trunk lid. Here is a Craig Fisher photo of the rear of the car at Sebring in 1967. It shows how the rear stripes should be done, the screen replacing the white backup lenses, the wider red lenses than what is on the model and maybe a few other details for you to pick up on. The rear spoiler at Marlboro was taller than this stock one and the pinstripes were not done on the spoiler at Marlboro either. Also, that same filler cap as seen in this photo is used at Marlboro but it is much lower. Just above deck lid height. The hole is centered in the lid, both L-R and fore-to-aft (front edge of spoiler to front edge of trunk lid). There is maybe 3" of real-life clearance around that filler on the decklid and it has a bead of rubber to finish off the circumference of the hole.
2657  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer on: June 20, 2011, 12:53:59 AM
Is that piece original to your Firebird, Bruce or something that you picked up later?
2658  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front sway bars on: June 20, 2011, 12:52:27 AM
Thanks for posting that photo, Bruce. I guess I assumed the T/G Firebirds had the sway bar over the top of the frame, such as the one seen on Robert Lodewyk's car. I see the chamfer on the aluminum blocks where the sway bar passes through. Is there a reinforcement plate inside the frame rail that the two bolts thread into? I think that taller spindle you have on your front suspension has something to do with the need for that fabricated snubber spacer.
2659  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: June 18, 2011, 11:24:57 PM
Another photo, possibly by Kanji Satoh, of an early T/G Firebird (prior to the 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am at Michigan Int'l Speedway)

2660  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: June 18, 2011, 11:14:33 PM
This was among some of the programs and other memorabilia that I purchased from Robert Barg at the races a couple of weeks ago.

2661  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: June 17, 2011, 12:01:12 PM
Mike, that air cleaner and duct are coming along nicely!
2662  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: June 17, 2011, 10:39:36 AM
Two gold and black Camaros taking off at the start of the 1967 Sebring 4-hour Trans-Am race. The #22 is driven by Charlie Kolb of the Fred Baker Racing Team and the #4 is driven by Johnny Moore (entered by HRH Corp, Hugh Heishman's entry).
2663  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Websites that might be of interest to us on: June 16, 2011, 02:08:16 PM
Great recommendations, Mike. Thank you for posting them. Speaking of Mustangs, Walt Boeninger
has a nice website at http://www.shelbytransam.com/walt/ShelbyTA/index.htm . Some interesting
things there if you take the time to go through the various photos and links, and he's done a nice
job of documenting the history of his car.
2664  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front sway bars on: June 16, 2011, 01:24:36 PM
Here's a comparison shot between the end of a GM sway bar (left) and what is believed to be an Addco sway bar (right).
2665  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front sway bars on: June 16, 2011, 01:23:14 PM
Another couple of views...
2666  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front sway bars on: June 16, 2011, 01:17:44 PM
A couple of shots of the aftermarket 1" sway bar with its custom-made aluminum bushing. It is unusually
made with an off-center hole through the two separate aluminum blocks. This item came off a legitimate
'67 Z-28 which, when found by Robert, had been abused as a circle track car. Robert thinks that the car
had road racing history prior to that.
2667  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front sway bars on: June 16, 2011, 01:09:27 PM
Beginning some time in 1969, some Camaro (F-body) and Nova (X-body) car got these extra bends incorporated
into the design of their sway bars. These bends served to restrict any potential side-to-side movement of the
sway bar. Prior to these bends being designed into the bar, limiting bushings were clamped in place to serve the
same purpose. It is thought this was done only on early '69 cars or on sway bar sizes (diameters) that had not
yet had the extra bends designed in (some early '70s cars).
2668  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front sway bars on: June 16, 2011, 12:51:16 PM
Another view showing the ends of the sway bars. GM sway bar ends have a very identifiable style, much different than aftermarket bars.
Robert feels this aftermarket bar (at far right in this photo) is probably an Addco piece.
2669  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front sway bars on: June 16, 2011, 12:43:40 PM
More front sway bars from Robert Lodewyk, 4 GM pieces and an aftermarket piece. His notes...

"The bottom two are 13/16. Note the one must be a pre '69 version since it does
not have the limiting couplings (bushings) on it. The other one with the bent bolt
on the end came off a wounded 1969/70 L78 Nova. The middle one is 7/8. The
other two are both 1-inch. The one with the aluminum blocks is one that came off
an old '67 Camaro race car I had. There are not any numbers on the aluminum blocks."
2670  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: June 16, 2011, 10:25:57 AM
Here's a Minilite I saw on a '69 Javelin Trans-Am car up at the Sonoma Historics. Does anyone know what the stamped numbers on the circular pad mean?



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