CRG Discussion Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 24, 2014, 11:21:30 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Welcome to the CRG Discussion Forum!
Forum registration problems: Make sure you enter your email correctly and you check your spam box first. *Then* email KurtS2@gmail for help.
105722 Posts in 12341 Topics by 4754 Members
Latest Member: Jake
* Home Help Search Login Register
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 216
61  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: September 05, 2014, 12:33:45 PM
Steve, I have a picture of Ruben Novoa driving it in 1970 and Daniel Muniz driving it in 1971, both down in Mexico. It has 69 Camaro front sheet metal on it and no grille. I can understand the change after being heavily damaged at Sebring. After 1971, I heard it was raced by others down in Mexico until it was left for dead. Rick Titus bought it out of Mexico in the late 80's and the ownership from there has been well documented.

I don't know much about Jon Ward's driving career otrher than in the Camaro/Firebird. I think he was more well known as a car builder. He did do a lot of circle track racing at Saugus, CA but that's all I know.
62  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Hickory GT race - 6/9/69 on: September 05, 2014, 09:15:49 AM
Steve, I believe this is Jowett's first outing with this red car of his. His previous Camaro was destroyed at Watkins Glen the previous August.
63  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Crossram manifold on: September 05, 2014, 08:48:25 AM
Steve, the HTA group has allowed aftermarket crossrams since the authentic GM versions are so expensive, among other considerations. Years ago they allowed Vic Edelbrock to use the Edelbrock version of the crossram on his Camaro because, well, he's Vic Edelbrock. Vic had (and still has) been very supportive of the group in a number of ways, so it was a courtesy extended to him. But it has grown from there to encompass some of the other Camaros running in the group.
64  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Gauges / Instrumentation (Stewart Warner, etc) on: September 04, 2014, 11:27:51 AM
Gary, the Stewart Warner catalog that superceded mine (posted above) can be seen at this link... http://gilmore-global.com/documentation.html

I don't know for sure if this is later '68 or if it's a '69 catalog because the date is not seen on the back cover, however it does show the 535-AH mechanical tach in it.
65  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: September 03, 2014, 11:33:56 PM
Steve, the car was entered by Fred Van Beuren, Raul Perez Gama and Ruben Novoa at Sebring where it crashed heavily during the first lap of practice. Raul Perez Gama was the driver at the time and also the owner of the car apparently.
66  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Fender Flaring On Trans-Am Camaros on: September 03, 2014, 11:21:51 PM
You're welcome, Steve. The fender clearance disparity between the Guldstrand car and the Ward car, both seen at the same race/same year, is quite striking.
67  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Gauges / Instrumentation (Stewart Warner, etc) on: September 03, 2014, 11:16:53 PM
Looks very familiar, Steve. I had one of those myself years ago but without the early date.
68  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Crossram manifold on: September 03, 2014, 11:15:23 PM
Thanks, Steve. You could run aftermarket manifolds starting in 1971 but by then the 2x4 manifolds had been disallowed. Camaros were only able to use the GM crossram in '68 and '69 then they had to go to the single 4-bbl manifold in 1970.
69  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Gauges / Instrumentation (Stewart Warner, etc) on: September 03, 2014, 11:55:14 AM
Thanks, Gary. Post a picture of your Sun tach. What's the model number?
70  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Gauges / Instrumentation (Stewart Warner, etc) on: September 02, 2014, 11:58:34 AM
I still have the larger SW 9K mechanical tach... which I think has a '68 date stamped on the back, but didn't see it in the catalog that Jon posted..?   Photo posted here..

Gary, that appears to be a model D-535-AH tach. I'm not sure what year that first came out but I'll have Robert Lodewyk check his '69 SW catalog. You should find a part number and date on the back of it. The last two digits are typically the year and then the month. Months are easy to correlate by the number but the year codes are shown below. For example S4 would designate a build date of April 1973.

A - 1957
B - 1958
C - 1959
D - 1960
E - 1961
F - 1962
G - 1963
H - 1964
J - 1965
K - 1966
L - 1967
M - 1968
N - 1969
P - 1970
Q - 1971
R - 1972
S - 1973
T - 1974
U - 1975
V - 1976
W - 1977
X - 1978
Y - 1979
Z - 1980
71  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing gas caps on: September 01, 2014, 08:21:28 PM
AMC Javelins used this style of filler cap too. All the factory-backed teams did in 1968.


Petersen Publishing photo
72  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Gauges / Instrumentation (Stewart Warner, etc) on: September 01, 2014, 07:53:45 PM
Here is a 1968 Stewart Warner catalog which has great information on what was available from SW at that time. (Jon Mello Collection)







































































73  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers on: September 01, 2014, 12:42:53 AM
Here's the 1969 Cyclone Header catalog. Notice that the flange that mates to the cylinder head is different from that shown in the '67 catalog. This is due to
Chevrolet changing the water temperature sender location from the intake manifold to the cylinder head on the small block V8 in '68. (Jon Mello Collection)























































74  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing gas caps on: September 01, 2014, 12:23:23 AM
Similar in nature to the one used on Donohue's '68 Camaro (now owned by Tom McIntyre).
75  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Fender Flaring On Trans-Am Camaros on: September 01, 2014, 12:09:25 AM
Wow, great pics Jon! I think thats the first time I've seen the Jon Ward Camaro as a Camaro. Very interesting. I assume when it was converted to a Firebird, they simply cut some Firebird 'gills' into the rear quarters rather than replace the whole rear quarter panel? Like you say, the fenders are just as they were when it became the Firebird.

          Yes, Craig Fisher told me years ago that they added Firebird gills to the quarter panel.


This car still has similar fenders now with the upper lip cut away. Did the fenders remain this way throughout its life or was it restored this way for historical accuracy?

          No, none of the fenders on the ex-Ward/Titus car today are what was on there back then. I saw the car before it was restored and so did a few others that I know.


Jon, who raced the Guldstrand '67 Camaro after Guldstrand? Did he drive this car in '68? 

          Sam Coniglio out of Glendale, CA was the new owner when Dana Chevrolet sold the car after the '67 season. Guldstrand only drove it at the Riverside Trans-Am race during '68 as far as I know and it no longer had Dana sponsorship by then.


One more question. In the magazine Vintage Motorsport when they did the Trans-Am history series back in the mid-1990s, Bill Mayberry was interviewed about the first Penske Camaro. He said they "flared the fenders by rolling them with baseball bats". What did he mean by this? Did they simply roll a bat between the fender and tire to to press the fender lip out away from the tire?

          Well, I wasn't there of course, but that would be my interpretation of what he said.

Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 216
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.117 seconds with 18 queries.