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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Fender Flaring On Trans-Am Camaros on: October 03, 2014, 03:33:19 PM
  Just saw the reference to the Dimension Racing Camaro driven by Peter S. ....I had a conversation with Peter at the Nelson Ledges Trans Am that year..was explaining a few mods on front suspension to him on the Yunick car and how to adapt a few stock car products to his Camaro.
2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Indy legends Pro/Am Race on: September 05, 2014, 05:32:51 PM
  A small correction to Jon's post on the Indy Vintage race...Logan Dernoshek drove my Yenko Stinger , YS037, to a win. Got a big dent in the right front fender, a Porsche did want to be passed by a lowly Corvair on lap 2..made a sharp left turn into Logan, but bent his fender and cut a tire and spun out next lap. Our best race lap was 1:55 for the 2.44 mile, 14 turn course. Not bad for a 50 yr old Corvair ! I bought the car when I worked at Yenko in 1966.
3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Hickory GT race - 6/9/69 on: September 05, 2014, 05:20:32 PM
   The Nascar  series had slightly different rules ( floater rears, etc ) a bit heavier cars than TransAm. By the way the second Smokey Camaro  ( info provided by Smokey )was raced with success by Tiny Lund. I have a photo somewhere in my archives
4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing seats on: September 05, 2014, 05:16:51 PM
   A friend just bought a Corvair race car which has been dormant for years. It has a Solar ( steve McQueen ) fiberglass high back seat which he will sell. $200 & shipping or make offer.It is in my garage here in Indy.
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans-Am cheating fact or fiction ??? on: April 07, 2014, 05:05:30 PM
  Since I was there at the time, I got to see a lot of the Yunick Camaro.When I attempted to buy the car in the early 70's, I looked at it even more closely. Smokey was very clever..often made mods that were fairly easy to spot in tech to direct attention away from harder to see changes that made a bigger difference in performance. Probably good that I did not buy the car then, as I was helping Warren  D. with a short track asphalt Chevelle and he wanted to make into a short track stock car.
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 07, 2014, 04:56:01 PM
Happened to see an earlier question on the vinyl roof on a Penske Camaro... Petty did it first on a Nascar Plymouth, probably to cover a little aero mod to the windshield and front edge of the roofline.
7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library on: April 07, 2014, 04:44:41 PM
  Remember the Car and Driver 1969 Camaro with the LT 1 . Car was given away in a contest later.
8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: FIA homologation : 1st gen Camaro in Trans-Am and International racing 1968-72 on: April 07, 2014, 04:40:45 PM
  Regarding oiling systems in early Camaros...We sold a swinging oil pickup created at Yenko , versions for big and small block Chevys. A good addition for road racing before dry sump. I have drawings in my files. also stories about Donna Mae and Cookie Cannouth assembling them on Cookie's kitchen table.
9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Can Am aluminum engines on: November 13, 2013, 05:25:57 PM
   This is a Yenko block, cast at Lockport , N. Y.    There is a letter code stamped under the timimg cover . I can then tell you when it was produced and machined.
10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: July 09, 2013, 12:51:18 PM
     One or two Escorts ran a few races with a Cosworth BDA 4 cyl., a Formula Car engine. 250 HP from 2 litre
11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: General talk about Trans-Am cars, parts, whatever... on: July 09, 2013, 12:47:36 PM
   John has sold his printing business in Indiana and is building a home in Florida, so time ( and money ) are a bit short right now.
12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing shock absorbers on: July 09, 2013, 12:42:10 PM
   Yes I was aware.   I have a large file on Koni products from the 60's and 70's. Since my race car only weighs about 2100 lbs, the valving for the rear of the Camaro is about perfect for the Stinger.   The 67 HiPo Dodge Dart I am restoring has Koni on it since new and I will be returning them to Lee Grimes at Koni in Kentucky for restoration soon.  Logan Dernoshek ( Warren's son ) has driven my car at Mid Ohio, Watkins Glen and several other Vintage events and compliments my setup as very predictable ( and fast )
13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing shock absorbers on: July 08, 2013, 02:20:19 PM
 I found a similar deal 15 yrs ago when I was restoring my Yenko Stinger. Guy in Nebraska had new rear Camaro shocks , which work great on the Stinger with a bottom mount change
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: General talk about Trans-Am cars, parts, whatever... on: July 08, 2013, 02:15:37 PM
   The Pitt Camaro is owned by John Miller in Richmond , Indiana.  Spent several days with him and David Tom at the Mecum Auction here in Indy in May. They co-own the Smokey Yunick 1970 454 Camaro
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Historic Trans-Am Tech Talk at the Sonoma Historics (Saturday, May 18th @ 12pm) on: May 20, 2013, 12:22:56 PM
   I spent the weekend at the Mecum Auction in Indy with David Tom and John Miller. David is just finishing his book on the TransAm cars . Warren Dernoshek and I were able to add a little info and photos for him. David and John were hoping to sell the 1970 Smokey Yunick Camaro Pilot car ...but no buyer yet.
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