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2941  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 24, 2011, 03:26:19 PM
Lance Pruyn and Peter Pulver's Marina Blue '67 Z was the first ponycar to use
Minilite wheels in Trans-Am. This was taken in August '67 at Bryar, NH. This
car still survives and occasionally races in Historic Trans-Am.

2942  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 24, 2011, 03:20:20 PM
Even the Bud Moore Cougars ran steel wheels for their first couple of races, including these
fancy styled steel wheels at the '67 Sebring Trans-Am.


Photo by Dave Friedman
2943  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Scattershields on: March 23, 2011, 11:02:38 PM
Traco 302 engine from the Dick Guldstrand Camaro. Note the RC scattershield and the Bill Thomas header.

2944  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 302 Chevy engine building articles [late '60 - early '70s] on: March 23, 2011, 10:49:16 PM

March '68 Car Craft article on Traco "301". Note the Bill Thomas header.
Jere Stahl did not ship his first set of headers to Penske until June 1968.





 
2945  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 22, 2011, 10:53:54 PM
Don't tell me, you left your camera at home on that trip, didn't you?!  Cheesy
2946  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Scattershields on: March 22, 2011, 10:46:03 PM
Pretty decent article on scattershields from March '68 Car Craft.





   
2947  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 22, 2011, 02:09:55 PM
Some guys used steel wheels if they were on a budget and I have seen guys use them at places like
Daytona where there are high g-forces on the high banking. I guess the steel wheel would be a more
sturdy piece and you might want strength over lightness under that kind of circumstance. Whether the
wheels on the front of the Z above had extra welding on them, I don't know but I would think some
racers would have done that. The John Putnam '68 Camaro below ran all of it's races on steel rally
wheels regardless of the track, probably due to budget more than anything else.


Photo: David Doyal Collection
2948  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 22, 2011, 12:35:27 PM
Copy of newspaper ad in the '67 Las Vegas Review-Journal.

2949  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 22, 2011, 12:30:11 PM
Norberto Mastandrea's red '67 Z-28 at the '68 Sebring race.


Photo by Pete Biro
2950  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 21, 2011, 06:31:50 PM
Ron,

I happened to post some pics from the earlier years of Trans-Am where you still saw some cars with 4-point roll bars. In 1970 it became mandatory for actual Trans-Am cars to have full roll cages in them, although A-Sedan cars running in regional and national events could still make do with 4-point roll bars for a few more years beyond that. I don't see anybody named Moorehouse in Trans-Am so if it did any road racing, it would have been as an A-Sedan car.

On another note, I found out the "black car" at Marlboro (above) was actually E-E code Deepwater Blue. Sure looks black in the photo and in the video I have seen from the race.
2951  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 19, 2011, 10:23:57 PM
2952  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 19, 2011, 10:22:30 PM
Patches from Road America that I got in my youth. Really great track, about 4 miles long,
in the picturesque rural setting of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

2953  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 19, 2011, 10:14:14 PM
Ken Deckman's Z-28 at the '67 Riverside Trans-Am. Ken's car was bought new out of Alan Green Chevrolet in the Seattle area.
He had raced Corvettes prior to this. It was sold by Ken to Bob Morton is the 1990's and Bob restored and vintage raced it.


Photo: Bob Morton Collection
2954  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 19, 2011, 01:17:44 PM
Scott,  Here's my understanding of it. If I'm wrong, maybe somebody will correct me. In '67 they took the manufacturer's claimed dry weight of the car and allowed a 350lb reduction from that claimed weight, so with a stated F.I.A weight of 2,640lbs, I would gather that Chevy must have claimed a base Camaro dry weight of 2,990lbs. For 1968, the rules were changed to get away from arbitrary dry weights claimed by the various factories involved and established a flat dry weight of 2,800lbs for all over-2 liter Trans-Am cars. For '69, they bumped that weight up to 2,900lbs and I believe in 1970, they moved it up to 3,200lbs dry or 3,400lbs ready-to-race. I believe it stayed at that weight through the '72 season.
2955  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 19, 2011, 01:44:02 AM
Ron,

Just to be clear, the black Z and the one that lost a wheel are not the same car.
Here's a link to an ad showing the black car for sale.

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/chevrolet/camaro/1132825.html
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