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3121  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 24, 2011, 01:33:04 AM
Lance Pruyn hangin' the tail out in his nearly stock '67 Z-28. I believe this was taken at the car's first race
at the Lime Rock Trans-Am, 5/30/67. The car was not even a month old at the time. (built 05A)


Photo: Dan Lipetz Collection
3122  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Interview with Gary Morgan, Trans-Am racer on: April 24, 2011, 01:14:03 AM
The original cowl plenum duct...

Photo: Gary Morgan Collection

... and the original exhaust manifolds.

Photo: Gary Morgan Collection
3123  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Interview with Gary Morgan, Trans-Am racer on: April 24, 2011, 01:07:49 AM
2005-era engine compartment photo of Gary's car.


Photo: Gary Morgan Collection
3124  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Interview with Robert Barg, Trans-Am racer on: April 23, 2011, 01:33:07 AM
This is the ad Mo Carter placed in the October-November 1967 issue of "Track & Traffic" magazine when he put his Z-28 up for sale.

3125  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Interview with Gary Morgan, Trans-Am racer on: April 23, 2011, 12:50:25 AM
Gary on the grid at Watkins Glen, 1969 for an A&B/Production and A-Sedan race.

Photo: Gary Morgan Collection
3126  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Interview with Gary Morgan, Trans-Am racer on: April 23, 2011, 12:46:41 AM
Gary Morgan on pit road at Watkins Glen, 1969.

Photo: Gary Morgan Collection
3127  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: April 23, 2011, 12:40:58 AM
3128  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers on: April 22, 2011, 11:32:28 PM
1967 Douglass Header catalog. (Jon Mello Collection)







Camaro header, top left, H 509-DU.




3129  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Interview with Gary Morgan, Trans-Am racer on: April 22, 2011, 11:06:18 AM
You're welcome, Ron. Glad you enjoyed the read. Here's more from Gary...

"Me with the car bogged down on a standing start at The Glen. It was almost impossible to get a good start with the
light flywheel and all of the carburetor flow from the cross ram. I was still 1st at the end of lap #1."


Photo: Gary Morgan Collection
3130  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers on: April 21, 2011, 10:36:23 AM
These are the factory-supplied GM headers for the '67 Z-28 Camaro. Ron Ogilvie, parts manager for
Bill Thomas Race Cars circa September '66 - August '69, tells me that these headers were designed
at BTRC and built by Douglass Headers (Douglass Muffler Mfg). Ron says that he personally painted
the headers the silver-blue color and placed each set in a burlap bag for delivery to GM. These headers
were probably the most commonly seen headers on Trans-Am cars up until Stahl started providing
Camaro racing headers in mid-'68.


Photo courtesy of Dick Lewis


Photo courtesy of Dick Lewis





Factory supplied instructions on how to do the installation. The headers were furnished "loose" and
it was up to the dealer or owner to install them. No headers were installed on the assembly line.




Here's an original set of GM header gaskets. The heat resistant material is Raybestos-Manhattan No. A 56.


Pages from the Douglass catalog.







Here is an April '67 ad for Camaro small block headers by Douglass.
Most of Douglass' advertisements showed big block Chevy headers.
3131  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 21, 2011, 10:08:42 AM
A couple of photos of the Everett Hatch Camaro. This car was raced by Dick Stanton
and Duane Zinola in '67 before Ev Hatch took over the driving in '68 and updated the
look of the car to the '68 body style. The color was light yellow and raced primarily in
Northern CA and Oregon.


Photo courtesy of Hatch Engine


Photo courtesy of Hatch Engine
3132  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Scattershields on: April 21, 2011, 09:49:16 AM
Three views of a '60s era Lakewood scattershield. Lakewood normally painted
their stuff red but this one has been repainted over the years and is in need
of a freshening up. This is the small flywheel (153-tooth) version, p/n 1504 in
the old days. Lakewood now has 5-digit part numbers. Notice the inspection
cover in the bottom, standard back then but no longer available due to safety
concerns.





3133  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 20, 2011, 11:39:59 AM
Warren Agor's Hugger Orange '69 Camaro.

3134  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: April 20, 2011, 11:35:15 AM
1969 Sears Point Trans-Am poster

3135  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 19, 2011, 10:34:08 PM
This little blurb from an issue of Competition Press/Autoweek covering the May 29, 1972 Bryar Trans-Am
discusses an underlying reason for the Milt Minter Firebird running the Motor Wheel Spyder wheels.

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