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46  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Hickory GT race - 6/9/69 on: September 10, 2014, 10:15:34 PM
That #25 car was driven by Pete Hamilton at this race although Lloyd Ruby also drove the '68 bodied Camaro for Gene White Firestone, the entrant of the car. It is believed that Smokey was involved with building the Gene White cars.
47  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: September 10, 2014, 10:12:06 PM
Steve, there were some Firebird homologation forms posted previously on this forum at http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=8075.0
48  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: September 10, 2014, 10:02:53 PM
Thanks for posting those, Steve. The Monaro is interesting. The roofline and side windows reminds me a little bit of one of the '69 Camaro styling proposals that GM did before they settled on the final design, but it does have a little touch of Pontiac GTO-ness to it as well.
49  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Fender Flaring On Trans-Am Camaros on: September 10, 2014, 08:40:44 PM
Steve, early on when tires sizes were not all that wide, especially on a non-factory entry, a rolled fender lip might do the trick. Sometimes instead of rolling the lip upward, I've seen it where somebody has made cuts every three inches or so and hammered the short segments upward so they would not interfere with the tire. By '69 I figure there was probably nobody left who didn't have some type of actual fender flare on their car due to the width of the tires.
50  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: September 10, 2014, 10:52:58 AM
Steve, I don't think there is one on the '68 Titus "Firebird" other than the photo shown in the May '69 issue of Motorcade magazine (shown below)




There was an article about Craig Fisher and the Firebird in the '68 St Jovite Trans-Am program but it is in French, if I remember correctly.
51  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: September 09, 2014, 08:40:02 AM
Mike, from my novice perspective I thought the replication of the dash and the rear floor area were going to be some of the harder things to pull off, but you have made it look easy.
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: She's Painted! on: September 08, 2014, 07:22:05 PM
The car looks very nice. One comment, on the top of the cowl I have not seen two separate blackout areas like the painter has done. The two should be connected so there is no yellow gap between the two.
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 Z28 on: September 07, 2014, 10:01:16 PM
My 68 Z/28 was started the 5th week of February & according to NCRS, it was finished March 13th...Joe

What's it say on your cowl tag, 03B or 03C?
54  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing gas caps on: September 07, 2014, 08:00:53 PM
I don't know Darrell but it's one of those situations where you can never have enough.  Cool
55  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing gas caps on: September 07, 2014, 06:10:36 PM
The Vick Campbell (#75) and Joie Chitwood Camaros, seen here at the '67 Sebring race, used a Halibrand or "Halibrand-like" fuel filler cap.
These were another cap that was used at Indy well before being used in the Trans-Am series.


Photo by Craig Fisher



Photo by Craig Fisher
56  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: September 07, 2014, 05:29:36 PM
Just amazing work, Mike.  Can't wait to see how it turns out.  Thanks for the update.
57  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1968 Z road test on: September 06, 2014, 12:27:22 PM
Very brief road test of sorts seen in The Valley News. a San Fernando Valley (CA) newspaper.



58  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Indy legends Pro/Am Race on: September 05, 2014, 10:14:08 PM
Thanks for the correction, Mark.  Congratulations to you, Warren and Logan for such an outstanding win.
59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 Z28 production run on: September 05, 2014, 07:36:58 PM
67 Z-28 production started December 29, 1966.
60  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Crossram manifold on: September 05, 2014, 12:39:11 PM
Coudn't tell you. I think that's a display engine and not what actually went in the Z/30 car.
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