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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing shock absorbers
« on: October 05, 2015, 04:40:46 AM »
Looks like the 68-69 version of the sprint plate Jon.
Bruce.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing shock absorbers
« on: October 02, 2015, 06:05:59 AM »
Jon, My lower spring plates have a turned down 'ear' that the shock bolt passes through on the inner side (staggered shocks) The bolt is firmly in the lower shock hole and the nut is under the spring plate.
I will take a pic.
Bruce.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing shock absorbers
« on: October 01, 2015, 05:59:51 PM »
I'm not sure Jon, I will have to acquaint my self with the different style shock plates. Or post a pic.

Bruce.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing shock absorbers
« on: September 30, 2015, 06:46:13 AM »
Great thread Jon,
I have one of the rear shocks off my T/G Firebird. It seems to have a GM part number, 9791594
with a date code of 4/67 (Must have been some old stock they had sitting around)
They are single adjustable of course with Koni number 80 1915 SP1
I will have a look at the front when I can dig it out.

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Steve, very interesting tidbit about Rayborn driving a F5000 car and perishing in an accident in the car down in NZ. I don't think I knew that fact. Thanks for the insight.

Cal Rayborn died after being thrown from his motorcycle at Pukekohe (near Auckland) in practice for the main event. He was riding a two stroke (Suzuki from memory )and as they do sometimes, it went lean, seized and locked the back wheel. Having been used to 4 stroke bikes he wasn't used to having the clutch at the ready when the semi inevitable happened.

Bruce.

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Fantastic work Mike. I love watching your models progress. Thanks.
Bruce.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« on: August 21, 2012, 05:39:54 AM »
Done, thanks Robert.

Bruce.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« on: August 14, 2012, 06:58:37 PM »
Hello Big Moe,
We have spoken in the past and I learnt so much about the silver T/A that Jerry had. The car still looks amazing.
 Interestingly my car does not have the washers welded on the front sub frame for the steering box, but I believe it did have a very fast ratio box originally. When Ron Grable ran the car at Bay Park Raceway, the steering was definitely not suited to NZ's smaller race tracks. I would think that the steering box was just way too quick. It was swapped out for a production item.

I think I have just found one of the original T/G front hubs. It has been hiding for 40 years after they were swapped out for some reason, possibly one failed, or ran a bearing.

Bruce.


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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« on: August 01, 2012, 07:42:43 AM »
The photo of John Ward changing the rear axle at Daytona is a great shot. it is hard to make out, but the car has the chassis mounted watt linkage with the pyramid towers on the axle tubes. It is a Pontiac rear axle, not the Chev part, that the one time Camaro was originally built with. You can also see the double adjustable Koni shocks.
Bruce.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« on: July 31, 2012, 08:17:07 PM »
Great shots, thanks Jon and Mike Scott. This must have been very early in it's existence being in white with darker stripes and hood. I see it has a T/G racing arrowhead decal under the drivers door mirror.
Bruce.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« on: July 31, 2012, 05:55:12 AM »
It was indeed Paul Lamar's company, he made the front bumper/grill surrounds for the T/G cars.

Bruce

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« on: July 30, 2012, 09:39:10 AM »
Hi Jon, I will have to check on the above advert. Is that Paul Lamar's company ? i know he did some 'consulting work on the later Firebirds, and also the earlier race cars , but whether he actually made the parts I'm not sure.

Bruce.

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Judging by the number or top plate retaining bolts/studs, the Yunick/HM unit is probably a bigger item.

Bruce.

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Here you go, this is the base and the (very grubby) inside of the end plate. It is a very easy unit to clean with the removable end/top plate. No cutting and welding.
The Holman Moody plate would make it even better.

Bruce.


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That is a much better pic Jon, thank you. Here is a pic of one of my Harrison coolers, part # 8531835. It has the removable top and looks to be similar to what is under that HM made part in the above pic. The ports can be both on the top, or one top and one side. Holman Moody top plate is much nicer and I guess adaptable.




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