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16  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Metallic brakes on: February 11, 2013, 04:40:42 PM
      Of couse , these drum brake parts were used on Nova, Chevelle  even 65-69 Corvair. I run them on my Vintage Yenko Stinger Just swap them front to rear due to different weight bias. Have one new set on the shelf...impossible to find new .  Material is So hard that we go thru drums before shoes wear down
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Show Nov 17 & 18 in Chicago on: November 29, 2012, 06:07:41 PM
           My Yenko Stinger Canadian Prototype was a featured car and received 998 of a possible 1,000 pts in judging. A unique 1 of 1 car, with GM Canada history and paperwork signed by Don Yenko.
18  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: November 29, 2012, 05:36:12 PM
   I was at the Chicago show with my Yenko Stinger Canadian Prototype ( which had high score of the show, 998 /1,000 points )   I was near the AMC display, but had little time to look at the cars and parts. Have always liked AMC underdog status.
19  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Harrison Oil Coolers Used on Early Trans-Am Camaros on: June 29, 2012, 12:09:23 PM
   I have several receipts showing that Yenko bought Harrison coolers from a flying buddy of Don's , Gary Goss at Ardmore Field, I think in Oklahoma.
20  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Corvair on: June 23, 2012, 12:05:33 PM
   Doug ended up with the Bill Thomas 1960  Corvair  which Bill had developed for sedan racing ( another back door Chevy project ). Bill developed the 4 carb , big valve heads which became the 140 hp Corvair engine in 1965. That car now belongs to a friend here in Indiana who restored it to the configuration that Doug last raced it.
21  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: June 13, 2012, 04:15:16 PM
 Re:  Photo of Parnelli and Ruby in Citrus 250...race was won by Don Yenko in recently purchased( by Mike Summers of Best Photo Service ) Yunick Camaro. In my book " The Yenko Era " you will find a photo of Mr. Jones sitting in the Mustang looking very unhappy. He said he was at a disadvantage being a Firestone dealer ,having to use a tire not competitive with latest Goodyears. Also , I recall he had trouble with the shifter.
22  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 69 Penske vinyl roof on: April 02, 2012, 04:07:28 PM
   I remember Richard Petty's  Plymouth Road Runner having a vinyl roof about the same time in Nascar. I may have a photo in my archives
23  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: February 16, 2012, 06:42:28 PM
If I remember correctly, Buck Baker was given the inventory of 303 Pontiac engines to run in NASCAR's Grand american series , where you ran ovals and could keep the revs up with tight gearing. I think he won the championship once or twice. With the big intake passsages, lt had the same problem as the Mustang 302 tunnelport in 1968, torque at lower RPM. A real bear at higher RPM , but did not pull well off the corners.
24  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: February 13, 2012, 06:34:40 PM
 Just a note on the Jerry Thompson & Tony D  Corvettes... Jerry was in B/P at that time. If I recall correctly, Tony led most of the Runoffs @ Riverside in A/P later , but was passed on the last lap by a 427 Cobra. I think Jerry was 6th in B/P
25  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: February 13, 2012, 06:28:02 PM
That may be Ron McConkey in Donna Maes Stinger
26  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sunoco fueling rig on: February 11, 2012, 09:24:31 PM
   As to packing the rig with dry ice ...I seem to recall that the concern was that a yellow flag might come out soon after refueling, not burning off the fuel quickly enough, fuel expanding from the heat and bursting the fuel cell !
27  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Interview with Gary Morgan, Trans-Am racer on: January 20, 2012, 05:36:27 PM
  I noticed the Gulf horsehoes  and Gulf emblems on Gary's Camaro.  Because of Gulf's involvement  with Yenko and Stinger development, I had the Gulf horseshoes reproduced fron an original set that I saved. Anyone who would like a pair, email me at
28  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Jerry Titus 1970 on: January 05, 2012, 08:36:41 PM
   The Yenko Stinger referred to in this article was Donna Mae Mims car, on loan to Jerry for a " test drive " ! I seem to recall that he destoyed the clutch , one of the few week points of the Stinger at the time ( soon resolved )Jerry Thompson won the combined C & D production race easily in his Stinger , setting a new lap record several times.
29  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1968 Daytona 24-Hour recollections on: January 02, 2012, 06:25:31 PM
  As  an addenda to this ...I organized a Yenko Sportscars reunion in July 06 in Ohio , and both 68 Sunray DX Corvettes attended, as well as a number of former Yenko employees from the race team, including Warren D and George Furda. The DX owners were proudly expounding on the history of their cars as George was on his knees looking under the cars. As he arose shaking his head,one of the owners asked him what was wrong. George asked  " Where is the scoop ? " What scoop ? the owner asked. The aluminum scoop that goes under and around the differential, George replied.  There is no such thing, the owner replied and by the way , who the Hell are you ? I built this car said George and made a scoop to direct air over the diff to cool it at high speed. The owner suddenly reached out to shake Georges hand and apoligize for his ignorance ! Needless to say, many more questions resulted.
30  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: December 30, 2011, 02:37:14 PM
 Forgot to mention , always look for the checkered flag patch on the shoulder, the Hinchman trademark. By the way , new owners of Gulf Oil in North America ,renewed permission for Hinchman to make Gulf Oil racing uniforms. We will soon have jackets , hats etc. available
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