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61  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cars we haven't seen much of on: April 29, 2011, 11:37:50 PM
Here's another car I'd like to see, Vince Gimondo's 69'Camaro.  This car has been restored but from what I understand has too many updates for the Historic Trans Am group.  Sad


I recently purchased the original Jones/Stahl tach as well as the SW water temp gauge that was in this car from a previous owner. When it was "restored" they upgraded to newer components. I'm told the current owner is in the San Francisco area and the car is for sale.
62  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 28, 2011, 07:38:27 PM

As I recall the John Punnam 68 Camaro ran modified Corvette front spindles.

What I notice in the photo of the Guldstrand #56 Camaro is the gap between the front of the door and fender near the top. Is this the result of a bad repair/ installation or were they lowering the nose in front thus resulting in the gap.

63  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Scattershields on: April 19, 2011, 10:04:53 PM
That invoice is certainly a cool piece of documentation.

I own three of the cast iron RC scattershields and they are all black. The Anson scattershield I own as well as most of the Ansens I have seen have been orange.
64  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers on: April 19, 2011, 09:57:00 PM
Thanks Jon for posting these pictures.

My car as well as Hugh Harns 67 Z ran in the Sears Point race in September of 1969. Its quite possible that these headers were on Harns car at that time. Now 40+ years later they will be on a car it run against back then---Kinda COOL Smiley
65  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 10, 2011, 01:24:46 AM
Hi Steve,

I have acquired a set of used Torque Thrusts that measure  15 x 8.5  Has anyone seen these before?  They were to be used on a 67 camaro T/A replica project by a friend of mine.  We have acquired a donor street car and some engine and tranny parts, but he has been taken ill and the project has been stalled, maybe for good.  The idea was to replicate just what I drove, not a fancy "modernized" vintage racer you see today.

Robert Barg


Are your wheels aluminum?

The 8.5 wide rims are common in the aluminum version of the Torque Thrusts wheel as well as the 200S version
66  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing seats on: April 10, 2011, 01:17:52 AM
I was thinking the same when I first looked at the roll bar; that it may be out of something else. Perhaps it was already "used", that would account for how low it is Grin. Then again, I know it is hard to believe, but perhaps alcohol was involved during that part of the construction Sad
67  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing seats on: April 04, 2011, 03:45:20 PM

They were made by Berry Mini-T Corp. in Long Beach California. They refer to them as the "Le Mans" style seat.

68  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 22, 2011, 12:45:18 PM
I was wondering if they raced "Cameros" Roll Eyes back then as well---Guess so.
69  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Interview with Robert Barg, Trans-Am racer on: March 14, 2011, 12:26:06 AM
THANK YOU Jon for these VERY COOL stories and pictures from the day.

70  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing shock absorbers on: March 14, 2011, 12:20:02 AM
Thanks Mike and tmodel 66 for the kind words about my "heap". Shocked

During the next week I will try and learn to post some pictures on my own so Jon does not have to do it. Embarrassed

My first thought was the angle iron was put there to help hold a floor jack yet there is not one on the other side. Closer inspection tells me that it was wounded and they tried to brace it with that piece--only a guess. As for the bracket on the rear end housing the u bolts appear to be the same manufacturer as the ones added to the leaf spring perches. I do not see any evidence of anything being mounted to either frame rail. The fuel cell was clearly moved forward to facilitate the more Penske style fuel filler that was apparently added in a later update. Thus a fair amount of the trunk floor was removed. Perhaps whatever was there was removed when the fuel cell was moved forward and any evidence left as well---only a guess.

71  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing shock absorbers on: March 11, 2011, 01:59:22 AM
Hi Mike and Gary

I recognise that last name of Wheeler from the shock ad in one of the previous posts from Jon.

I happen to own the 69 Gregory/Guldstrand built Camaro that has the four horizontal shocks that are pictured above. It was so cool when I first cleaned off the dirt to see the "Hi-Tork" decals. This was yet another clue as to the validity of this car. The car had been featured in the January 1970 issue of Motorcade magazine. The shocks were described as follows;  "Hi-Tork brand shock absorber-cum-traction arms are mounted above each spring to control rear axle wind-up during braking or accelerating". Those pictures were just taken the other day so the shocks have remained there all this time. Good to hear that you recognise the leaf springs as well.

Robert Lodewyk
72  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum on: March 06, 2011, 12:33:44 AM
GREAT work Jon. Bring on all those ORIGINAL pictures from back in the day Cool
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