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31  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: The Inside Story of Campaigning an Independent 67 Camaro in the Trans Am on: April 02, 2014, 08:26:25 AM
Al, great story about the harness. Thanks for sharing that. Out of curiosity, what was the name of the Toronto dealership where Mo was the general manager?
32  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Favorite Independent Trans-Am Driver ??? on: April 02, 2014, 08:22:59 AM
Great! Thanks for doing that.
33  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: The Inside Story of Campaigning an Independent 67 Camaro in the Trans Am on: April 01, 2014, 10:16:34 PM
Al, do you recall how you got any of the parts such as the crossram or any other performance part that you used for racing back then? I'm wondering if you ever dealt with Barney Krass or Ernie Callard to get some of those goodies. They seemed to be the Chevy back door parts connection for some of the race teams. I've heard of stuff showing up at certain local dealers to certain teams and it would be addressed to the dealership but care of the name of the racer. I'm thinking it was Ken Deckman who got a couple of crossrams given to him to use and he never paid a penny for them. I suppose you guys were not so lucky.
34  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Favorite Independent Trans-Am Driver ??? on: April 01, 2014, 10:07:47 PM
Al, classic shot of Mo. Thanks for posting. He's probably still got the gas pedal nailed to the floor.

Hey Gary, I think one or both of the Bob's you mention ran at Sebring back in the early '70s. If you have contact with them, can you ask if they ran dry sump oiling at Daytona or Sebring in that '71-'72 timeframe that has been asked about in this thread... http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=11961.0;all

Thank you!
35  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: FIA homologation : 1st gen Camaro in Trans-Am and International racing 1968-72 on: April 01, 2014, 07:23:38 PM
It is possible to find pics of those cars from Sebring but to find an underhood shot is really difficult. The C.C Canada car was driven earlier in Trans-Am by Lance Pruyn and the Floyd Aaskov. Harry and Dan Lipetz had that car 10 years ago and sold it. I'll have to see if they might know if the car ran a dry sump when C.C Canada was driving it.
36  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Favorite Independent Trans-Am Driver ??? on: April 01, 2014, 07:19:51 PM
Al, Rusty had a very good record as an independent. So did Craig Fisher in '68 when he was running the Firebird and in the early '70s, Warren Agor and Mo Carter did very well as independents. I think I like Dick Guldstrand both for his driving ability and his outgoing and fun-loving personality. I'm also biased and partial to the former driver of my Camaro, Johnny Moore.
37  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Favorite Independent Trans-Am Driver ??? on: March 31, 2014, 10:38:39 PM
Al, you're not disqualified but you have to start from the back row on the grid.  Grin

Pick again.
38  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans-Am cheating fact or fiction ??? on: March 31, 2014, 10:31:09 PM
If you go to the Stanford website and blow up the images. that car is already kind of hammered and ratty and it's only 1969.
39  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library on: March 31, 2014, 10:28:57 PM
In the old magazine road test of that car is the only time I have seen the letters orientated that way. Never seen an actual tire in person lettered like that. I assume it must have been a limited run done like that.
40  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Favorite Independent Trans-Am Driver ??? on: March 31, 2014, 10:00:07 PM
Al, Bob Tullius is kind of a cheater pick because he was also a factory driver for Dodge earlier and sort of a quasi-factory driver for Javelin in '69. He even was in consideration for one of the Mopar factory contracts for 1970. I always liked him. He was a real character. Below my younger brother and I are getting autographs from Bob, Kas Kastner and (I think) Carl Swanson at the '71 Road America Trans-Am. I'm on the far left.
41  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28 on: March 29, 2014, 10:10:54 AM
Here is a 67 Penkse car with a SS hood and 68 grille, is this one of the cars that went to Europe.

https://purl.stanford.edu/rq468vm2515

That is the car that Donohue drove in the race as #15 so the photo must be taken during a practice session. This car went to Terry Godsall's team in Canada after this.
42  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library on: March 28, 2014, 08:47:57 AM
Also when you search, one method is to do it by track name and don't select any year. You can get a lot of results that way that might not show up otherwise. I typed in Laguna (for Laguna Seca), Cotati, Sears (Sears Point), Thompson (Thompson Speedway), Marlboro, and got lots of results. You can also use a minus sign in front of a word to fine tune your search criteria such as Watkins Glen -F1.
43  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Hickory GT race - 6/9/69 on: March 28, 2014, 08:40:02 AM
Most of the guys who did run Nascar GT and in Trans-Am just did the selected GT races at Daytona and not the ones on the little bullring ovals which were sometimes paved and sometimes not. Big Bill France probably slipped those guys a few extra bucks to come down and race at his track to help legitimize his racing series to a broader audience.
44  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans-Am cheating fact or fiction ??? on: March 28, 2014, 08:36:06 AM
We know that the cheating went on from both the factories and the privateers who were just trying to do their best to level the playing field. The problem I see is if you tell the privateer he can't run because of a violation, it's not a big deal because there is probably some other privateer that could take his place on the grid. If you tell the factory team they're not going to be allowed to race, SCCA takes a lot of heat from both the factory affected and the track owner who is trying to sell tickets. It's the big name drivers who were driving the attendance and the big name drivers were only in the factory backed cars. It wasn't fair but the SCCA officials seemed to pick on the little guys more.
45  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: FIA homologation : 1st gen Camaro in Trans-Am and International racing 1968-72 on: March 27, 2014, 06:07:55 PM
I got this response from a European racer and he provides some good insight...

"i know its not easy to get a FIA Appendix K Homologation . They have the original Homologation for the 68 Camaro here thats absolutly no Problem . The Problem is that when you try to use Parts that are not in this Papers then you have to show pictures and Papers from back then !! You cant use anything without that .
What i know for sure is that a DRY SUMP is NOT ALLOWED ! There is a 1st-gen Camaro in Austria and and this one have a Dry Sump ; No Chance for the Papers and no Chance to race in Appendix k .
The Upper A Arms must be original ! You can relocate the Mounting Points on the Frame ( but do it very good they dont like it :-) )
The Sway Bar is not a Problem i think . My way is to install a Sway Bar from a original Trans Am ( 1970 -81 ) and it works ! Looks stock too ! Buy it from Hotchkiss (Hollow ) and paint it like an old one :-)
Transmission Oil Cooler is not allowed but they dont make trouble about that ( most of the times ) For the Paperwork dont install it :-)
Aluminium Radiator ; Paint it Black :-)"
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