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3151  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Scattershields on: April 18, 2011, 12:01:23 PM
Here's a couple of photos of an old RC scattershield I have.



3152  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: April 17, 2011, 11:08:33 AM
Mike, most of it is but not all. The Riverside poster was not mine and the Watkins Glen dash plaque is not mine. Anything else posted by me, is mine.
3153  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 17, 2011, 11:05:39 AM
Troy,  Great stuff on the Motor Wheel Spyders. Thanks for posting that. The Torq-Thrusts were made in aluminum in 8 1/2" width. The SCCA, which ran the Trans-Am series was not allowing wheels wider than 8" in the years prior to 1973, even though we have shown a cheater version in a 9" width. A legal wheel had to be manufactured in 8" width or less and they definitely did make them in 8". An 8 1/2" D-spoke American in magnesium... I've never heard or seen such an animal. I'll have to get some photos of a real 8" one and post them.
3154  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: April 17, 2011, 10:34:43 AM
From the 1971 Watkins Glen Trans-Am...

3155  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 302 Chevy engine building articles [late '60 - early '70s] on: April 17, 2011, 10:32:16 AM
One of my engine building heroes, Bob Joehnck, showing how they prepared racing heads back in the day.
Besides doing the engines in his own Washburn Chevrolet sponsored '67 Z-28 driven by Tony Settember,
Bob built engines for Roy Woods' '69 Camaros and others. Bob's engines were every bit the equal of the
Traco and Bartz engines of the day.







3156  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 16, 2011, 10:50:47 AM
Here's a photo of the Dick Hoffman Camaro with a set of Motor Wheel Spyders on it

Camicia

Mike, besides the Milt Minter Firebird, the Hoffman Camaro was the other one I had remembered using the Spyder wheels. Others may have used them but those are two cars I remember using them for sure.
3157  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 16, 2011, 10:42:01 AM
Jon, the other supplier of the "D" spoke wheel was Appliance. It was almost identical to the American TTD except for two areas: the machined lip as you have shown, and the lug nut washer recess. The Appliance wheels were machined deeper than the Americans.  Both of these wheels were only manufactured in two sizes: 15 x 6 and 15 x 7, no 8" D-spokes were made in aluminum originally. Excluding the one wheel shown above I have only seen one other 8-1/2" TTD in magnesium. The 6" wheels each had different backspacing: American was 3-1/4" and the Appliance was 3-1/8". The 7" wheels from both manufacturers had 4-1/4" backspacing...............................RatPack...............

Thanks for the info, Troy. I will look for the backspace and machining differences on my pile of mags. I know for sure that they made an 8" wide magnesium D-spoke wheel as I owned one with a '67 or '68 date stamp on it and made the measurements personally. I had such a hard time finding even one more that I ended up selling the wheel to Chad. Hey Chad, do you still own that wheel?
3158  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 16, 2011, 10:34:14 AM
Driver Jim Murphy with the Heishman Camaro at the '68 Lime Rock Trans-Am.


Photo by Michael Booth
3159  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 16, 2011, 10:29:52 AM
Vince Piggins in the blue baseball cap talks with car owner Hugh Heishman in the red shirt as driver
Jim Murphy stands nearby. This is at the '68 Lime Rock Trans-Am.


Photo by Michael Booth
3160  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 15, 2011, 05:40:43 PM
Chad,  You know, I don't know that for a fact about the "TA 70" wheel being prone to breakage. That's what I thought I remembered hearing about them but I may in fact be remembering the problems with the 200-S. Both wheels were made by American so that contributed to me making the declaration in the first place.

Mike,  I do remember the Cragars on the Dart and the Mustang so I agree they did actually get run in the T/A series by a small number of cars.
3161  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z28 Stripe on: April 15, 2011, 10:24:46 AM
Yes, that's what I'm trying to point out. There is not just one factory applied rear stripe pattern for the '69 Z/28. There are actually three different versions. The one that extends onto the rear "tulip" panel about an inch or two is the least understood in terms of when it was done but it is a factory applied, legitimate stripe pattern and my opinion is an owner of one of these cars should not be docked points at a judged car show event because the judges are not aware of it.
3162  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 15, 2011, 07:52:10 AM
The Motor Wheel Spyder was one I had planned to put up. I'm not sure what year that
first became available but I don't recall seeing them on Trans-Am cars until about 1971.

Here's a super rare wheel, seen on the Vick Campbell Camaro at Sebring in 1967. It was
manufacturered by Creitz, who also made other performance equipment such as intake
manifolds.


Photo by Craig Fisher

3163  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Historic Trans-Am Cars Can Be Seen Saturday on Hot Rod TV (SPEED Channel) on: April 15, 2011, 07:42:31 AM
Good info. Thanks for the heads-up, Chad.
3164  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z28 Stripe on: April 14, 2011, 01:46:02 PM
10A-built Van Nuys car in original paint with the early rear stripes.


Another original paint Burnished Brown Z with the low-style rear stripes.
Original white pin stripe around stripes but inside part of stripe has been
customized.
3165  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 14, 2011, 10:19:04 AM
Thanks for those links, Chad. Below is a photo of the Jim Dodd Camaro at the St. Jovite
Trans-Am in July, 1970. This is the same Camaro that was sold to Stan Bennett, seen above.


Photo by Yves St. Jean at www.autocourse.ca
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