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2956  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 27, 2011, 05:05:27 PM
The Marina Blue Z-28 of Bill Boye at the '68 Daytona 24-hour. Billy Yuma was Bill's co-driver. This car was one
of two Z-28 "Stormers" built at Yenko Chevrolet specifically for road racing. Car sold new through Yenko for $5900.


Photo: Petersen Publishing
2957  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Idler Arm for 67 on: March 26, 2011, 09:11:32 PM
Out of curiosity, what is the casting number on it? Will you post a picture or two so we can see what he's offering? Thanks.
2958  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: YouTube (or other) videos of early Trans-Am racing on: March 26, 2011, 04:03:46 PM
Robert, I would love to get that from you so I could copy it. Thanks for the offer. I forgot to mention that that particular video has an in-car camera in Peter Revson's Javelin as he is taking some practice laps and he is talking as he is making his way around the course. I thought that was pretty neat.
2959  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing shock absorbers on: March 26, 2011, 03:08:58 PM
Pages from the 1970 Auto World Sports-Racing Equipment catalog






I have found that the Koni 80-1931 shock for the Volvo Model 142 will fit
on early Camaros if you open up the hole in the lower control arm to clear
the slightly larger diameter of the Volvo shock. There may be other Koni
shocks that may also fit the early Camaro application. Does anybody know
of some?
2960  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: YouTube (or other) videos of early Trans-Am racing on: March 26, 2011, 12:53:05 PM
Well, I got the DVDs and have had a chance to watch them. I honestly enjoyed them all but I would put "Four Hands on the Wheel" at the top of the list. Interesting interviews with Roger Penske and Mark Donohue and coverage of Penske's 1969 racing effort. Also covers previous history of Penske and Donohue's racing career and shows footage at Roger's dealership and race shop. Time is 47.5 minutes. "Powered by Sunoco 1968" covers the Penske USRRC, Can-Am and Trans-Am efforts and is almost 28 minutes long. "Road Racing Detroit Style" covers the 1970 Watkins Glen Trans-Am which was won by Vic Elford in Jim Hall's Camaro. Interviews include Jim Hall, Penske and Parnelli Jones. Good action on the track and in the pits during this race which took place under rainy conditions. Lastly, the '69 Laguna Seca & Riverside Trans-Am DVD. Some pretty good footage of the racing (including the pace lap) but no narration at all and some odd editing. Still fun to see the T/A cars on these two historic tracks. I thought the quality of the images was pretty good for all of these and would recommend them to anybody who had an interest in classic Trans-Am racing and racing in general from this era. Really good stuff.

2961  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449 on: March 26, 2011, 11:57:52 AM
1968 FIA Homolgation papers adding the cross-ram, 4-wheel discs, and alternative transmission gear ratios.






2962  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449 on: March 26, 2011, 11:57:04 AM


2963  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449 on: March 24, 2011, 10:36:35 PM
These are the homologation papers filed with ACCUS, the American affiliate of the FIA, to have the Camaro
certified as a legal Trans-Am car. While the Z-28 itself did not meet the minimum production total of 1000
cars produced, the Camaro SS was certified as a "Group I" car (which did exceed the production total) and
the Z-28 was classified as a "variant" of the SS and was classified as a "Group II" car. Group II was the one
that qualified the car for Trans-Am competition. These sheets were provided to me by Matthew Prendergast.
Many more pages to follow as time allows.




















2964  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.

2965  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
2966  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.

2967  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.





 
2968  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
2969  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.





   
2970  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
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