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2791  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Tracks of the '66-'72 SCCA Trans-Am series on: June 20, 2011, 07:01:22 PM
Road America  in Elkhart Lake, WI began hosting Trans-Am events beginning with the 1970 season. I was in attendance at all the Trans-Am races at this track from 1970-1974 and it was one of the premier tracks in that series. Very picturesque setting and very challenging high-speed 4-mile track.









2792  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front sway bars on: June 20, 2011, 12:32:12 PM
Yes, I can imagine that would be a great benefit.

Here are some more factory front (anti) sway bars courtesy of Frank Dihartce. From top to bottom the diameters are 3/4", 13/16", 7/8", 15/16", 1" and 1 1/16". The bottom two are lightly used and the others are NOS.



Dia.          '67-'68 p/n      superceded 2/69 p/n
3/4"          3892735              3962795
13/16"       3955782        unchanged thru '75
7/8"          3895235              3962796
15/16"       3935783              3962797
1"             3948987              3961763
1 1/16"      3927505              3962799

The superceded p/n sway bars have extra bends toward the end of the bar to keep them from shifting side-to-side.

Below is a close-up showing the factory style sway bar ends.



Below is the front sway bar bushing clamp #3935743, 2 bolts #189327, 1 1/16" bushing # 3927506, and reinforcement plate # 3927944 which goes on the inside of the frame after you drill out the factory threaded holes.



Top view of the same piece...



Exploded view. The reinforcement plate is the same one used for the factory rear sway bar.

2793  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: June 20, 2011, 01:31:24 AM
Thank you both for your thoughts. Yes, the Javelin uses the 4.5" bolt circle.
2794  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: June 20, 2011, 01:25:51 AM
Mike, here's a photo of the steering wheel showing the word "THINK" on it. It was shown in the '67 Bryar Trans-Am program.
2795  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.
2796  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?
2797  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.
2798  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)

2799  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.

2800  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!
2801  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).
2802  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.
2803  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).
2804  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front sway bars on: June 16, 2011, 01:23:14 PM
Another couple of views...
2805  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.
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