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2836  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Scattershields on: April 21, 2011, 09:49:16 AM
Three views of a '60s era Lakewood scattershield. Lakewood normally painted
their stuff red but this one has been repainted over the years and is in need
of a freshening up. This is the small flywheel (153-tooth) version, p/n 1504 in
the old days. Lakewood now has 5-digit part numbers. Notice the inspection
cover in the bottom, standard back then but no longer available due to safety
concerns.





2837  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 20, 2011, 11:39:59 AM
Warren Agor's Hugger Orange '69 Camaro.

2838  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: April 20, 2011, 11:35:15 AM
1969 Sears Point Trans-Am poster

2839  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 19, 2011, 10:34:08 PM
This little blurb from an issue of Competition Press/Autoweek covering the May 29, 1972 Bryar Trans-Am
discusses an underlying reason for the Milt Minter Firebird running the Motor Wheel Spyder wheels.

2840  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Scattershields on: April 19, 2011, 10:25:38 PM
Robert,  it points out in the article above that the Ansen, Wedge and RC scattershields are not cast iron but rather are cast steel.  A big difference.  Also, the RC version is made of a special manganese molybdenum steel alloy which allows the metal to stretch in case of a clutch explosion, absorbing energy.

Thanks also for posting the info on what color your three RC scattershields are painted.
2841  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Headers on: April 19, 2011, 05:19:28 PM
Headers, of course, were used on the Trans-Am cars back in the day. Probably any kind of header
under the sun was tried at one time or another. Starting in June, 1968 when Jere Stahl sent off
his first set of road race headers to Roger Penske, Stahl headers were some of the best performing
and most popular headers in use among Trans-Am teams.

Here's a nice set of restored Stahl headers owned by Robert Lodewyk. Jere Stahl tells me these
are the drag racing version of his Camaro header.


A closer look at the header flanges. Same header flanges used by Douglass Muffler Mfg.


Robert Lodewyk also owns this set of original Stahl road race headers which came off the '67 Trans-Am
Camaro raced by Hugh Harn, who raced out of the San Francisco Region of the SCCA.


Here's an original '69 advertisement for Stahl headers.
2842  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: April 19, 2011, 11:51:37 AM
1969 Laguna Seca Trans-Am poster

2843  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Scattershields on: April 19, 2011, 11:18:19 AM
Thanks for posting that invoice, Joe. Neat item. I only see black paint on my RC scattershield but I guess somebody could have sandblasted it and done a repaint. I've got no knowledge of what color RC may have originally used. If somebody else does, please let us know.
2844  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 19, 2011, 11:12:58 AM
I don't know if the Stoddard car survives or not. There is not much info on that particular car or driver. This is my only photo of the car.

Here are some more photos of Jerry Lagod's car courtesy of Mike Jarchow. Yes, Lagod still has his old car.


At an SCCA National event at Meadowdale, 1968.


In the paddock at Road America, June Sprints 1969


On the grid at the 1971 Road America Trans-Am. Bob Tullius' Pontiac Tempest to the right.


Circa 1988 at Blackhawk Farms (Rockford, Illinois area)
2845  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 18, 2011, 04:30:37 PM
Ken Stoddard's '69 loses a rear wheel at the 1971 Bryar Trans-Am.

2846  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 18, 2011, 03:34:56 PM
Jerry Lagod's Camaro circa 1971. This car began life as a '68 Camaro but was reskinned into a '69 after a wreck.

2847  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 18, 2011, 12:10:07 PM
Troy,  Thanks for the clarification. I agree that American never made the '60's era D-spoke in aluminum that were wider than 7". I've never seen or heard of any. Phil Schmidt of PS Engineering can make new copies of them in aluminum in widths wider than 7". Here is one of a pair I had Phil make me in a 15 x 8" size. There are many guys using these in Historic Trans-Am racing. Phil also makes these in a 2-piece style, which is not authentic to the era but the look is similar and they don't cost quite as much.



2848  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Scattershields on: April 18, 2011, 12:01:23 PM
Here's a couple of photos of an old RC scattershield I have.



2849  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: April 17, 2011, 11:08:33 AM
Mike, most of it is but not all. The Riverside poster was not mine and the Watkins Glen dash plaque is not mine. Anything else posted by me, is mine.
2850  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 17, 2011, 11:05:39 AM
Troy,  Great stuff on the Motor Wheel Spyders. Thanks for posting that. The Torq-Thrusts were made in aluminum in 8 1/2" width. The SCCA, which ran the Trans-Am series was not allowing wheels wider than 8" in the years prior to 1973, even though we have shown a cheater version in a 9" width. A legal wheel had to be manufactured in 8" width or less and they definitely did make them in 8". An 8 1/2" D-spoke American in magnesium... I've never heard or seen such an animal. I'll have to get some photos of a real 8" one and post them.
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