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31  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: November 15, 2012, 10:08:10 AM
Correct....Kaplan barely even remembered the tunnel ram.  We showed him several pictures before it finally 'clicked' in his head.  "I'd forgotten all about that!!"  was his words.  He has a good memory of the short deck block, however.  I don't think the heads were particularly special though.....the block is where the real 'detail' was located.  With some spacers, the intake will go on a factory block/head package.

klvn8r
32  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: November 14, 2012, 05:48:54 PM
Hmmm,  well, no I am not saying that.... sorry.  Undecided  I still haven't figured out if they used the tunnel ram all season or not.  According to Kaplan, the killer block wasn't homologated, so it didn't see much use, except Michigan.  I'm assuming that since they used the bulged hood all year, that they used the tunnel ram.  Also, this car has the original trunnion front suspension.  Notice the lack of the "Ford style" caps on top of the shock tower.  In 69, the black caps were on the towers, and the front suspension was a bit better.  It is also noted that this is "Revson's car"...he drove in 68.  I also see a PRODUCTION AMC radiator.

klvn8r
33  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: November 13, 2012, 08:32:29 PM
I've never seen that Javelin picture before.....but its a crossram, so its a 1968 car....1969 Team cars ran the tunnel ram.   

klvn8r
34  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: October 10, 2012, 08:43:18 PM
I think what you do might actually be more difficult than restoring a real car!!!

klvn8r
35  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review on: September 14, 2012, 04:51:19 PM
Yeah, I was part of that convo a few years back.  I have all of those pics.  Thanks, though!

36  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review on: September 14, 2012, 09:07:16 AM
Thanks for that little tidbit, John.   I knew the team Javelins started last, since they didn't arrive in time for qualifying.  However, there must have been something good going on for them to get up into third and fourth!  It may very well tell more of the story of Kaplan, the Javelins, and the reported 480 hp......MIS is a horsepower track!  :^)
37  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review on: September 13, 2012, 09:58:27 AM
Some good info here.  Thanks.  Anyone have a lap time sheet for the 69 Michigan race?  Would love to see that....

klvn8r
38  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Monterey on: August 16, 2012, 06:18:41 PM
Here is Buzz and his Hornet, reunited last month.  It was built as a Hornet, then changed taillight panel and nose to Concord, as did AMC in 1978.  Buzz said he hasn't seen this car since 1985...but it hasn't changed much!!



39  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Monterey on: August 13, 2012, 10:15:19 PM
Mr. Barg--  Buzz Dyer will be there in his Javelin.  Look for him.  He mentioned you by name the other.....  can't remember why, but he did!
40  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Monterey on: July 22, 2012, 09:32:33 PM
I've mailed Buzz a few parts for his Javelin......gonna have a wet sump in it for Monterey!  You know who I will be cheering for!! Grin

klvn8r
41  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: TRACO Fans on: July 02, 2012, 11:07:28 PM
Found it!!  http://automotive.speedtv.com/article/vintage_speed_call_us_traco/P1
42  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: TRACO Fans on: July 02, 2012, 09:59:13 PM
I think there was a TRACO article in the July/Aug 2004 edition of Vintage Motorsport.  Travers said some pretty negative things in it about the AMC project, and I was persuaded to reply to the editor.  It showed up in the next edition.  :^)

43  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: June 26, 2012, 07:32:07 PM
Hell of an impact!!! WOW!!!   I can't pause it well enough to tell......did he strike another car or is that just armco and a tree???

klvn8r
44  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: TRACO Fans on: June 24, 2012, 03:09:22 PM
I would love to see a picture of the lifter retainer....wish I had some of those for my AMCs.  As for the oil 'manifold' supply....I recall seeing pics of those things (looked like a spider) in Pro Stock drag racing Fords....Clevelands, if I recall....

klvn8r
45  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Roy Woods Racing, California Trans-Am racers on: June 09, 2012, 11:46:00 AM
The rear bumper is also the same from 68-74.   Kudos to AMC for keeping things 'budget'.  I too would love to see how RWR got those 71 quarters on the 1" shorter 70 chassis.  I think it forced them to make the quarter window smaller, lengthwise.  That's the only place that it appears, to me, the car is different from the 71 Penske-built car.

klvn8r
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