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3151  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Scattershields on: April 03, 2011, 10:49:00 PM
Has anybody seen a real live one of these Wedge scattershields that said DANA on it?

3152  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 03, 2011, 01:39:22 AM
Chad, Thanks for posting the pics of the Vintage Engineering Minilites and the link to the website. They sure look like high quality wheels.
Since you have posted full view pics of the front and back sides already, a similar sized photo zoomed in on a spoke or other suitable area
should give us a good feel for the grain or porosity of the metal. I'd love to see the cheater wheels on your Shelby and I bet others
would too.
3153  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449 on: April 02, 2011, 02:03:55 PM
Has anyone seen or does anybody own some of those clear plastic '69 headlight covers? I swear I saw a set somewhere maybe 20-25 years ago but have not seen anything since.
3154  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 02, 2011, 11:32:47 AM
The Deepwater Blue '67 Z-28 of Dean Alles at the Bridgehampton Trans-Am race.


Photo from 1968 St. Jovite Trans-Am programme
3155  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: F.I.A. Homologation Papers #1449 on: April 02, 2011, 11:17:59 AM
1971 Homologation papers denoting factory flares available for the first-gen cars.


3156  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: April 01, 2011, 03:42:59 PM
Heuer was one of the preferred time keeping pieces for timing race laps back in this era. As TAG/Heuer today, they
are still a premier watch and stopwatch company. Shortly after the Camaro was introduced, Heuer came out with a
watch bearing the Camaro name, with built-in stopwatch capability. They were available in 2 and 3-dial configuration.
Roger Penske bought engraved Heuer Camaro watches for all members of his race team after winning the '68 Trans-Am
championship. Heuer Camaros are collector watches today with a very accurate Valjoux movement.





http://classicheuers.blogspot.com/2009/07/heuer-camaro-ref-73445.html
3157  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: April 01, 2011, 03:23:15 PM
Mike, I'm not sure that's his artwork or not. Similar is some ways and not in others.
3158  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: April 01, 2011, 12:37:24 PM
Well, the Firebird was white at that time so it's kinda like the photos are in color.  Cheesy

Here's a picture taken at Continental Divide Raceway in Colorado in August '68 in the
more familiar paint scheme of this car. Craig Fisher jacking up the car.


Photo: Craig Fisher Collection
3159  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: April 01, 2011, 09:06:07 AM
Photos of the '68 Craig Fisher Firebird taken around June or July 1968, before the flashier repaint to Godsall yellow/green.

Photo by Gilles Corbeil

Photo by Gilles Corbeil
3160  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: March 31, 2011, 10:57:09 PM
Ron, it is the 5-spoke Torq-Thrust D if you are wanting to replicate the look of the car for the first few years of the Trans-Am series. Not the current wheel that American calls the Torq-Thrust D but the vintage one. The Minilite probably became the more popular wheel by the early '70s. I even think the 200-S looks good on these cars but it was not as popular as the other two. There were some others also and they will get posted eventually. I can help you find a set of authentic Torq-Thrust D's if you want but they are a fairy expensive wheel. PS Engineering also offers a reproduction version.

Getting back to vintage magnesium Torq-Thrusts still in action, here are some that are owned by Ken Epsman and in use on Walt Boeninger's '67 Trans-Am Mustang. These are originals from the Bud Moore Cougar team. Notice the date stamp of 8 67.



3161  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 SCCA SEDAN CATEGORY RECOGNITION FORMS for CAMARO Z/28 on: March 31, 2011, 09:12:11 PM
Cool. Glad to hear it.
3162  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: March 31, 2011, 05:43:48 PM
I knew about Donohue running the 4-lug pattern for part of the '70 season but had not noticed any of these plugged Minilites being used on current vintage race cars. Cool picture. Thanks for posting it. The Bud Moore Mustangs did run the 200-S wheels on the front at Laguna Seca late in the '69 season so I'm not sure what they were thinking with regard to choosing between them and the Minilites.

As for the S in 200-S standing for Shelby, I never heard that story. However, the "Libre" wheel that was made by American Racing was kind of a junior 200-S but with 4-spokes instead of 5. These were meant for smaller cars like Datsuns, Triumphs, etc. Some of these "Libre" wheels had the name Shelby cast into them but these were Shelby copies of the American Libre wheel. Just taking a wild guess, it could be that some people have seen the Shelby name on these 4-spoke wheels and somehow associated it with the 200-S.


Libre mag wheel
3163  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 30, 2011, 10:46:09 PM
Here's Bob Bondurant driving the Dana Camaro at the Sebring 4-Hour Trans-Am in '67.
Dick Guldstrand was Bondurant's co-driver for this particular race.


Photo: Tomy Drissi Collection
3164  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: March 30, 2011, 10:40:08 PM
15x8" magnesium version of the American 200-S, sometimes referred to as the "Daisy" mag. This mag first came out in time for the start of the '69 Trans-Am season and was primarily being used by the factory-backed Boss 302 Mustangs but they quickly switched to Minilites. Others who used the 200-S for at least part of the season were Craig Fisher in a '69 Camaro and Bob Tullius in a Javelin.


Photo by Lance Smith
3165  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 SCCA SEDAN CATEGORY RECOGNITION FORMS for CAMARO Z/28 on: March 30, 2011, 10:22:22 PM
Yes, I agree it is odd. It was put there so that it could be used in competition IF somebody wanted to do so, but there has never been any indication that anybody did. This was back in the era when Jim Hall had tried the automatic in his Chaparral Can-Am cars so that may have been the thinking behind putting it on this recognition form.
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