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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: February 04, 2013, 12:59:19 AM
Fantastic work Mike. I love watching your models progress. Thanks.
Bruce.
2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: August 21, 2012, 12:39:54 AM
Done, thanks Robert.

Bruce.
3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: August 14, 2012, 01:58:37 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.

4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review on: August 01, 2012, 02:42:43 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.
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: July 31, 2012, 03:17:07 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.
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: July 31, 2012, 12:55:12 AM
It was indeed Paul Lamar's company, he made the front bumper/grill surrounds for the T/G cars.

Bruce
7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: July 30, 2012, 04:39:10 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.
8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Harrison Oil Coolers Used on Early Trans-Am Camaros on: May 20, 2012, 12:09:22 AM
Judging by the number or top plate retaining bolts/studs, the Yunick/HM unit is probably a bigger item.

Bruce.
9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Harrison Oil Coolers Used on Early Trans-Am Camaros on: May 20, 2012, 12:08:05 AM
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.

10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Harrison Oil Coolers Used on Early Trans-Am Camaros on: May 19, 2012, 01:48:48 AM
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.



11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Harrison Oil Coolers Used on Early Trans-Am Camaros on: May 16, 2012, 05:52:19 AM
Here is a partial pic, it also corrects my memory on the oil flow bungs. The cooler it attached directly to the Traco remote filter mount at the very lower part of the pic.. Pic courtesy Car Craft.
Bruce.

12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Harrison Oil Coolers Used on Early Trans-Am Camaros on: May 16, 2012, 05:33:48 AM
Hopefully someone will have a pic of the oil cooler in the Edelbrock owned ex Yunick Camaro. It has Harrison oil cooler with a detachable top plate that has the threaded bungs in it. The top plate has a Holman Moody casting mark. There was also a factory plane top available, and the same style of cooler was also used in aircraft engines bolted straight to the block.

Bruce.
13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: TRACO Fans on: May 13, 2012, 03:08:43 PM
I have a pair of Traco stamped heads, (angle plug) that also have "Slover Porting SV". I rang Charlie Slover a few years back and he told me that he supplied some heads to Traco when there was a supply shortage. Slovers did the heads for the Chaparral cars. maybe Jim Hall had a better parts line than some others.

Bruce.
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: TRACO Fans on: May 12, 2012, 06:09:18 AM
I got my copy of the Gordon Chance book yesterday. It looks like it will be a very neat book. A good history lesson for the hot rod industry in So Cal in the 50's 60's and 70's.
Recommended.
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: March 08, 2012, 11:07:05 PM
Quote Octard;
"I must say, even if I were fortunate enough to own a '70 T-G Firebird, I don't think I could run that shifter handle."

That pic with the strange shifter is marked, and certainly looks like a '69 interior. If I read correctly, this was the 69 car set up with the 70 changes before the new bodies turned up.

Bruce
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