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2701  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: August 02, 2011, 01:49:20 PM
Steve, no problem on posting the image of Bob Jane's Monaro HQ as it is kind of interesting to see what he moved on to. The car has a bit of '70 Camaro styling influence, at least to my eye it does. As for your artwork, that is very impressive. Well done!
2702  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Monterey "Historics" on: August 02, 2011, 01:38:08 PM
Very glad to hear you are enjoying the forum. I will be there on Saturday. Not sure about Friday
2703  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Rusty Jowett's 1968 Camaro Trans-Am Race Car on: August 02, 2011, 10:51:49 AM
Priceless photos! Great details can be seen and it's fun to see cars in other settings besides on the race track. Of note, the maroon and yellow #37 Camaro was owned and driven by Len Greenhalgh and was sold to Frank Grimaldi around 1970-71. Frank still owns it. Apparently it is the same car that Skip Barber drove at the '68 Bryar Trans-Am.

Getting back to Rusty's '68, this was a very fast and well prepared car. Probably the best prepared Camaro outside of the Penske team and I believe it had the best results of any Camaro besides those of Penske when Rusty was racing the car. Thanks again to Pat Hogan for sharing these photos with us. They are greatly appreciated!
2704  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Rusty Jowett Camaro Parts on: August 02, 2011, 10:40:24 AM
Very cool. Nothing like looking at original parts. Thank you to Pat for sharing those with us.
2705  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Rusty Jowett's 1967 Camaro Trans-Am Race Car on: August 02, 2011, 10:35:52 AM
Many, many thanks to Bill Lange and also to Pat Hogan for sharing the photos and recollections with us. The photos are particularly wonderful but it is also a great story about the origins of Rusty's first Camaro race car. I have not had the opportunity to talk with Hugh Heishman about the car yet but I will and when I do, I will post what I find out. It is possible that Hugh may still have some of the original paperwork for the car. He did for his '67 race car, which I now own. Hugh did not end up running two Camaros in '68. Aero Chevrolet was going to sponsor a second car but their lawyers talked them out of sponsoring Hugh at all for '68 due to liability concerns. The '67 Z was put back as a street car (and repainted Rally Green) after the '68 Daytona 24 hour race and the racing components from that car went on the '68 Camaro which was prepared in time for Sebring at the end of March.
2706  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: ZL1 CAMARO SCCA ? on: August 02, 2011, 10:21:57 AM
Thank you, Steve. I appreciate the information.
2707  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: July 31, 2011, 01:32:58 AM
Very interesting to see the details of the reconstruction, Mike. Thank you for the update. It's fascinating that so many different kits are being utilized but I understand the necessity to get the best and most appropriate pieces for what you are trying to achieve. Why is the hood now green when it was gray in the previous photos?
2708  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: ZL1 CAMARO SCCA ? on: July 31, 2011, 01:26:09 AM
That is helpful, Steve. Thank you. Bob Jane was also the driver of his drag car then or did someone else drive it?
2709  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: July 31, 2011, 01:22:57 AM
Steve, thanks for the further details on Norm Beechey's Monaro. It does sound like a trick, well-engineered car and it is nice to be able to know a little more about it. As for The Roaring Season, three months is not a long time for a website to be in existence and the quantity and quality of the articles is already very good. I'm sure it will continue to grow as more people hear about it and check out the content.
2710  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 31, 2011, 12:14:12 AM
Another recap of the Wolverine Trans-Am, this one from Car Life Magazine.



2711  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Chaffey College and Sam Contino on: July 31, 2011, 12:07:56 AM

Car Life Magazine
2712  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: July 30, 2011, 02:27:07 PM
Andy's car had the standard flat hood. I had not caught that it had no air cleaner studs. The headers are not Stahls, they are Bill Thomas headers. I can tell be the routing of the tube coming out of port #6 (third back on pass side) which goes further out to allow cylinder #8 tube to curve forward behind it.

Looks like the fuel distribution block has a line for a fuel pressure gauge coming out of it. The PCV hose routs back to the wiper washer bottle on the firewall which is being used as a puke tank.
2713  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro on: July 30, 2011, 11:33:48 AM
How about a set of the reproduction Firestone race tires? http://store.cokertire.com/firestone-indy-920-15.html

You can mount them on some 5-spoke American D-spoke wheels from http://vintageeng.com/MagWheelsProduct.html
2714  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: July 30, 2011, 01:10:51 AM
The '68 Camaro engine compartment of Southern California's Andy Porterfield. These were taken around the time of the '69 Riverside Trans-Am.
Bill Thomas had a hand in building the engine for this car which was claimed to make 466hp at 7,400 rpm.




Petersen Publishing photos
2715  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Rusty Jowett's 1967 Camaro Trans-Am Race Car on: July 30, 2011, 12:54:01 AM
Chad, that recollection by Bill Lange is very intriguing to me. My '67 Z race car was bought new through Aero Chevrolet in Alexandria, VA by Hugh Heishman, who had named his VW/Porsche dealership after his father Joe Heishman who had retired due to a health issue. Hugh had told me that he also bought a yellow '67 Z for himself as a street car but I was under the impression that he had owned it for a few years before selling it. Apparently, that is not the case. I don't know whether he knows if his yellow car went on to be Rusty's race car but I will have to give Hugh a call and see if this rings a bell with him. I really appreciate you posting this new information about Rusty's car. Thank you. The article below has a photo of Hugh Heishman and talks a little about his racing team.

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