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16  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing AMX Information on: October 19, 2013, 08:23:19 PM
The 68 Kaplan cars had the big Lincoln fronts and I believe standard Mustang fronts on the back of the Javelins.  Girlings were on the 70 Penske cars, and I believe Roy Woods went to the Airhearts in 71 or 72.
Klvn8r
17  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing AMX Information on: October 18, 2013, 08:17:42 PM
No, the Vette pieces are cast iron...and heavy....but they work good on Vettes!  "Production" stuff keeps you pretty limited, but it would also depend on what 'vintage' club you're running with, and how strict they are. 

klvn8r
18  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing AMX Information on: October 16, 2013, 01:56:17 PM
For whatever reason, the AMX is homologated with the regular drums or discs up to the exact same size as a Corvette,  11 3/4" x 1 1/4".  I'm thinking of stuff like Matador wagon drums out back... Wink  In 1997, I ran my AMX at Road America with a Corvette front discs.  I built my own caliper bracket, but decided that maybe it was too thin/weak.  I had problems with the Vette Brakes Products calipers leaking, and decided that it was due to flex in my bracket.   Yes, on the braided lines and custom shoes...probably something from Porterfield.

klvn8r
19  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing AMX Information on: October 11, 2013, 01:45:48 PM
The "line" is decided by the SCCA rulebook.  Sadly, if you have a 70 AMX, you only qualify for AP....even with the little 360.  My guess would be the 'line' is somewhere after 350 CID, as some of the 350 Vettes are BP.  I've come to the conclusion that I can build a 343 to run as good as any 289/302 Shelby, and similar to a legit 350 SBC.....but I'm not going flares and huge tires, like a Vette.  As for brakes, I'll keep my rear drums for starters, and decide later if I need the discs.

klvn8r
20  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing AMX Information on: October 10, 2013, 10:59:25 PM
I have a 68 AMX, last ran vintage as A/P since I had a 390 'plus'.  Current configuration will be a 343, and be B/P.  Pretty minimal differences, otherwise. Four wheel discs, 7.5" wheels, single four barrel, etc.  390 cars were classed against BB Cobras and Vettes, 343 cars ran against SB Vettes, and Shelbys etc. 

klvn8r
21  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing AMX Information on: October 07, 2013, 02:31:01 PM
There was a 69 that ran Sebring, 1970, I think.....it was restored by Eisenberg's crew out west....pretty sure the car was at the last Monterey Historics.  White with large blue sail panel....red wheels.

klvn8r
22  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / 2013 Watkins Glen and Lime Rock HTA events on: September 09, 2013, 12:35:49 PM
If I'm not mistaken, one of the Penske Camaros was wrecked at Watkins Glen this past weekend.  Pictures....thoughts?Huh

klvn8r
23  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman on: August 05, 2013, 01:42:26 PM
The Camaro belongs to Sam LeComte......I can see my brother in the background of the photo!  They took several cars up there.  Jody O'Donnel finished third in the big Corvette race;  all were pitted together, all from Dallas.
24  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: December 05, 2012, 09:16:29 PM
Steve's family had a lots of cool cars "back in the day".  I think he told me that his Dad worked at a Rambler dealer?  Not certain on that....but he has owned a few Javelins....hence, the patch on the jacket in the rear.

klvn8r
25  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Street T/A on: November 29, 2012, 09:57:44 PM
Here's a nicely done clone/streeter.

http://theamcforum.com/forum/1971-trans-am-javelin-new-home_topic45230.html

klvn8r
26  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: November 26, 2012, 08:37:31 PM
We have plenty of pictures of the Booth, Arons, and Maskin/Kanners intakes and even the WIBG pro stocker Gremlin.  Most of those are extremely modified and were of the Edelbrock UR-18 variety.  I even have a captioned picture of a Weiand  "channel ram".....but Weiand claims no such intake was built for an AMC.  If I'm not mistaken, the AMC drag racers were sectioning the cast iron heads, making the ports even taller than could be cut from a factory head.

There is a pro-stock intake here in Texas, as well as some of the pro stock heads in another area.

klvn8r
27  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: General talk about Trans-Am cars, parts, whatever... on: November 23, 2012, 01:06:08 PM
Yup, that's the one......and they don't exactly grow on trees!!!  (I know of 3.... well, 1 of those might be the same as another, but with paint.)

klvn8r
28  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review on: November 23, 2012, 01:00:49 PM
He's got a little something-something on that fender flare!! Grin

klvn8r
29  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Street T/A on: November 20, 2012, 09:36:56 AM
Check out the historic SCCA racing page on facebook....there are few pics there that are T/A inspired.

klvn8r

30  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: November 16, 2012, 11:43:36 AM
Yes, I do!!  In fact, it will be on display this weekend up at the big Corvette/Musclecar show in Chicago.  There are a pair of sand-cast Dominators sitting on top of it!!!  Rumor has it that Kaplan may be there too.

klvn8r
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