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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 16, 2011, 01:55:36 PM
Compare the rear spoiler in both photos. The car is the same but the spoiler height is different.
First picture is at Sebring, late March '67, the second picture is at Continental Divide Raceway
in Colorado, August '67. Donohue ran this taller rear spoiler at the Bryar T/A, Marlboro T/A, &
CDR T/A. The car was damaged in a trailering accident on it's way to the following race and the
spoiler was not seen again.


Photo by Craig Fisher


Photo by Ron Shaw
2957  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: underhood wire harness extension on: March 16, 2011, 12:36:32 PM
Ron,

That reason for that extension has never been figured out, that I know of. Did the Factory Fit people give you a part number for that extension harness. Would be nice to know that info.

Thanks,
-Jon
2958  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Harrison Oil Coolers Used on Early Trans-Am Camaros on: March 16, 2011, 08:37:26 AM
You're welcome, Chad. We'll keep an eye out for another '78 dated one and see if that one is also single sided or not, just to be thorough with the research.
2959  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 General Competition Rules (GCR's) on: March 15, 2011, 10:52:01 PM
1971 SCCA Rule Book. Thanks again to Mark and Linda Mountanos for providing me a copy.

Quick highlights; Dry sump oil system now allowed. Any 1x4 intake manifold allowed including aftermarket.
Side glass in doors may now be removed. Door upholstery must be retained but not window hardware. The
battery can now (again) be installed in the trunk but, if so, must be housed in a marine-type container.




















2960  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 General Competition Rules (GCR's) on: March 15, 2011, 10:51:16 PM
1970 SCCA rule book. Many thanks go out to Mark and Linda Mountanos
for sending photocopies of their rule book to me several years ago.

Quick highlights: Headlights and parking lights must be removed, windshield must have retainer clips, rear window must
have two retainer straps, any trans and rear axle may be used if put on homologation form, roller rockers allowed but not
a roller cam, any brake caliper and disc may be used. Minimum weight 3,200 lbs with fuel or 3,400 lbs with fuel and driver.
No more dual 4-barrels allowed, only single 4-barrel carb. No more fueling towers. Maximum gas inlet tube size now only
2.25" diameter and must use production gas cap. The windshield wiper motor and linkage must remain intact but the wiper
arms themselves can be removed. The battery now had to be in the engine compartment so some teams put a recess in the
firewall so the battery could be moved further back.


















1970 Watkins Glen program

2961  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 General Competition Rules (GCR's) on: March 15, 2011, 10:50:08 PM
1969 SCCA Rule Book. Many thanks to Chad Raynal for providing me a copy many years ago.

Quick highlights: Minimum weight 2900lbs, less fuel and driver. Factory front and rear bumper must
remain installed now. Window straps and retainers recommended but not required. Headlights must
be retained but covered. All side glass must remain in the car but window cranks and inside door
handles can be removed. Wiper motor, linkage, and wiper arms must all remain installed and be
functional. 1969 was the last year multiple carburetors were allowed.
















2962  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: March 15, 2011, 04:38:48 PM
Thanks, Bruce. Now that you mention that about the '69 Penske Camaro, I do recall seeing that while at the vintage races. A check of the January '70 issue of Car Life magazine also discusses a quickly removeable front clip on the car.
2963  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 General Competition Rules (GCR's) on: March 14, 2011, 11:00:28 PM
1968 Rule book. Note Driver's Newsletter at end denotes that fuel cells became mandatory for
Trans-Am cars beginning with the 3rd Trans-Am race of the season at War Bonnet, Oklahoma.
(Jon Mello Collection)




















Competition Press article, November 19, 1967.
2964  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 14, 2011, 05:30:50 PM
Daytona 24-Hour, February 4, 1967. Two great looking cars on the hi-banks. Lloyd Ruby in the Ford GT and Craig Fisher in the Camaro.


Photo: Craig Fisher Collection
2965  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 General Competition Rules (GCR's) on: March 14, 2011, 05:21:59 PM
These are select pages from the 1967 SCCA rule book, pertaining to Trans-Am and also what they
considered sedans (which would include Camaros, Mustangs and the like). In the 1967 rule book
there was no dedicated Trans-Am section. A specific section for T/A cars as viewed separately
from other sedans began with the '68 rule book. (Jon Mello Collection)










2966  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: March 14, 2011, 11:10:27 AM
Bruce,

Very interesting photo with the removeable "doghouse" front. Are you aware of what other teams were doing this back then?

-Jon
2967  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 13, 2011, 07:05:04 PM
1967 Daytona stuff. A patch, official tech inspection decal for the windshield (used for both the
24-Hour "Continental" race and the Trans-Am), and an unused entry pass.


2968  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 13, 2011, 07:01:27 PM
Hard to find one of these! An unused 22-page entry form for the '67 Sebring Trans-Am.
Inside is a map of the course, timetable of events, a list of race officials, supplemental
rules & regulations, a form for noting driver and co-driver biographies, team credential
requirements, plus the actual entry form!

2969  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / 1966-1972 General Competition Rules (GCR's) on: March 13, 2011, 06:29:22 PM
These are select pages from the 1966 SCCA rule book, pertaining to Trans-Am and also what they
considered sedans (which would include Darts, Mustangs and the like). In the 1966 rule book
there was no dedicated Trans-Am section. A specific section for T/A cars as viewed separately
from other sedans began with the '68 rule book. (Bob Sanders Collection, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk)








2970  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 13, 2011, 12:28:50 PM
Nice shot of Robert Barg's Camaro at Sebring in 1969. Robert is standing behind the car with a blue jacket and sunglasses on.
Check out his story in the lastest interview I posted.

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