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3061  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.
3062  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
3063  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.
3064  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.
3065  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?
3066  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.

3067  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.






3068  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449 on: March 26, 2011, 11:57:04 AM


3069  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.




















3070  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.

3071  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
3072  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.

3073  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.





 
3074  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
3075  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.





   
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