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46  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 :-)"
47  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Titus interview on: March 26, 2014, 09:32:54 PM
With solid equipment he won the championship in '67.
48  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Titus interview on: March 26, 2014, 07:32:22 PM
Thanks for posting that, Kurt. It has not been posted here before. I never heard about that garage sale either. There had to be some very cool stuff available there.

The complaints about being way down on power in '69 don't ring very true to me. Titus' team was running 302 small block Chevys built by Al Bartz and Bartz built
engines for most of the front runners in Can-Am, Formula 5000 and elsewhere. When they switched to true Pontiac power for 1970, that's when he lost power and
had lots of engine failures.
49  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Hickory GT race - 6/9/69 on: March 26, 2014, 07:25:41 PM
Yes, there were a few people who ran in both series, sometimes with the same car. Pete Hamilton, the winner at Hickory, did run one or two Trans-Am races. So did Vick Campbell in a '67 Z, Jim Murphy in a '68 Camaro, Peter Gregg in a 911, Bob Tullius in a Javelin and Don Yenko in an ex-Smokey Yunick Camaro.
50  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library on: March 26, 2014, 08:48:05 AM
Ken, that Revs Institute Stanford University Library link is just awesome. Spent a couple hours looking at things last night. Duke Manor took most or all of those racing shots and I called him when he was still alive but he never sold me any photos. Now it is nice to be able to see all those great shots. Thanks!
51  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28 on: March 25, 2014, 08:43:26 PM
Yes, it is! Thanks for posting those links.
52  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: March 24, 2014, 10:41:31 PM
They did make the magnesium ones in a 15 x 8 size because that was specified by the SCCA as the max legal size, although we know they made cheater sizes (slightly larger). They did not make 15 x 8 200-S Americans in aluminum.
53  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: FIA homologation : 1st gen Camaro in Trans-Am and International racing 1968-72 on: March 24, 2014, 10:33:37 PM
I was also wondering if the Camaro that entered the 12 hours of Sebring and 24 hours of Daytona were strictly identical to the Trans-Am cars for the 1968-1972 period ?

I honestly don't know the answer to that. My email has bounced to the person I was trying but I have some other people in mind that might be able to help. Have you inquired over at http://www.ten-tenths.com/forum/ or at http://www.theroaringseason.com/forumdisplay.php?2-General-Discussion ?

Maybe also http://forums.autosport.com/forum/10-the-nostalgia-forum/ ?
54  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: March 24, 2014, 10:26:57 PM

Thanks! Look pretty good.
55  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: FIA homologation : 1st gen Camaro in Trans-Am and International racing 1968-72 on: March 24, 2014, 08:49:33 AM
Well, Wolfgang was not able to provide an answer but he did suggest this French Camaro enthusiast website/forum as a place to ask the question.

http://www.autodiva.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1436

I am also going to inquire with another person to see if he might know something.
56  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: The Inside Story of Campaigning an Independent 67 Camaro in the Trans Am on: March 24, 2014, 08:40:58 AM
Al, that was Robert (OG69Z) that you meant to reply to in the last response. Anyway, it looks like you will have a fun toy to play around with when you get that Camaro project done.
57  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: March 24, 2014, 08:36:26 AM
The 200-S wheels look great on your Mustang. What's the Eastwood paint color on the spokes? It looks like it is something other than black (possibly).

It looks like wheelcollision.com is in Pennsylvania. For people on the West Coast who would rather not send their wheels so far
I have used Paradise Wheels, 1413 Linda Vista Drive, Suite D, San Marcos, CA 92078. The phone number is (760) 744-2400.
This business is owned by Craig Conley from the Historic Trans-Am group. He can also CNC machine the lips so they look like new.
58  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: FIA homologation : 1st gen Camaro in Trans-Am and International racing 1968-72 on: March 22, 2014, 11:43:28 PM
I did not have a color copy of that article on the Wiggins Teape Camaro so thanks for posting it. That's the 2nd ex Penske Sunoco Camaro that Peter Reinhart took to Europe. It's really a shame no mention of a dry sump is made in either this article or the other one that featured the SCA Frieght Camaro. It makes the sleuthing job harder but we'll just have to keep looking. I've got an email out to Wolfgang Kohrn who runs the ponysite.de .  Since he is in Europe and has spent untold hours researching Mustangs and other touring and Trans-Am cars, he might have some answers and photos to help. I'll let you know if I hear back from him.
59  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: March 22, 2014, 10:19:38 PM
Al, the championship was already won for Penske/Donohue in '69 before they ran the last race at Riverside but you are right that the American 200-S mags were prone to breaking. American replaced those with a six spoke design the next year but they never caught on and the majority seemed to go with the Minilites.
60  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: The Inside Story of Campaigning an Independent 67 Camaro in the Trans Am on: March 22, 2014, 10:12:29 PM
Good info. Thanks, Al.  How about engine pieces? Do you recall which cam you used? Did you guys port and polish your own heads or buy them from somebody like Crane Cams? Do you recall what brand of headers you used?
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