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2956  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 302 Chevy engine building articles [late '60 - early '70s] on: March 29, 2011, 10:34:50 PM
No idea on the Stutz's as I don't follow them but just by looks and name recognition, it would seem like they would be a 7-figure car. Just a guess.

I have heard similar horsepower numbers for some of the top engines in Historic Trans-Am vintage racing.
2957  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449 on: March 29, 2011, 10:27:02 PM
Glad you enjoyed that and learned something new, Phil.   Grin
2958  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 29, 2011, 10:20:34 PM
Robert, I suspect it is the same as the white '69 Camaro that Craig began the season with at Michigan Int'l Speedway but don't know that as absolute fact. I've not spent enough time on the history of this $7 car. Maybe Jeff Barley has and he will chime in.

Tim, I have gotten this started for a few different reasons. There is a lot of very neat Camaro racing history that is going to get lost to time if it doesn't get shared. It took a whole lot of time and effort to get to the knowledge level I have attained on the subject and I often wonder why it had to be so hard. If you look at the history that the Mustang road racer guys have acquired and shared, and to some extent also the AMC guys, it is pretty sad and pathetic to see so little info on the Camaro. I think the history of the car and the people involved with racing them deserves better --- MUCH better --- than what has been chronicled so far. This is just the start and it will grow because it needs to and deserves to.
2959  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 29, 2011, 10:42:21 AM
Here is the Todco Racing Camaro driven by Craig Fisher at Kent, WA Sept. 7th, 1969.
Craig finished 5th overall. This race was won by Ronnie Bucknum after Mark Donohue
blew his engine on lap 32 of a 135 lap race.

2960  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449 on: March 29, 2011, 09:33:41 AM
Thanks for the question, Phil. You can read some information on that hemi-head 302 Chevy engine at the link below...

http://www.guinns-engineering.com/Ricks%20Hemi%20Heads%20and%20Cam.htm

On looks alone, a very impressive piece. However, it did not deliver the horsepower to match its looks.
2961  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449 on: March 28, 2011, 12:42:49 PM
1969 FIA Homologation papers





2962  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 28, 2011, 10:50:08 AM
Robert, I don't know what happened to that #14 car either. I have tried finding Norberto but have not had any luck. You may be right that it did all of its racing down in Florida.

As for the Bill Boye #68 above, I don't know for a fact but have my suspicions that Billy Yuma bought it from him and used it in Nascar GT races. Here is Billy's car at Daytona in 1969. I think the photo was taken at the Citrus 250 race that Don Yenko won in the former Smokey Yunick Camaro. Billy was usually a circle track roundy-round racer. Many of his cars were called "Orange Crate". He passed away several years ago.


Photo by Michael Booth
2963  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Idler Arm for 67 on: March 27, 2011, 10:56:31 PM
Thanks for posting the comparison photos. A picture of the NOS one would be nice to see but I was mostly interested in seeing what the guy from ebay was actually selling. Thanks.
2964  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
2965  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.
2966  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.
2967  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?
2968  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.

2969  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.






2970  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449 on: March 26, 2011, 11:57:04 AM


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