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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: October 24, 2014, 11:21:10 PM
Jerry, are these the type you are referring to?

Hopefully I've successfully posted images of the front and back of the TA70 six spokes AR wheels below...



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2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Fire Extinguishers on: August 03, 2014, 07:27:18 PM
Hi Tom,
    I have three mounting brackets here in front of me. One aluminum and two in plastic.
The aluminum bracket has a four bolt rectangular pattern mount. The holes are spaced at 0.09375" x 4.875" center to center.

The first plastic mounting bracket has three holes, all in line.  They are spaced 1 11/16" and 3 3/16" apart. This piece appears to be older and shows signs of shrinkage. I think the dimensions may have been maybe another 1/16" apart when new.

The last plastic bracket has only a two bolt pattern, with the holes  3 1/4" center to center.

Let me know if any of these match what you need and I can bring it up to Monterey.
Robert
3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Fire Extinguishers on: August 01, 2014, 08:25:17 PM
Hello Tom, and welcome to the Forum!
     
   I believe I have an Extinguisher that looks very similar to the one in Jon's photo.  Unfortunately I won't be able to get to it till later this weekend, but I will check it out.
Robert
4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing seats on: July 29, 2014, 09:36:46 PM
It's nice to see another seat variety. Considering all the different manufacturers back in the day, there just are not many left.

Is the Putnam Trans-Am Camaro currently track worthy, or under restoration? Either way I hope Dave Doyle is able to utilize the seat.
Many thanks for sharing.
Robert
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Fire Extinguishers on: July 26, 2014, 08:09:07 PM
There are a lot of options out there for an "in car" fire extinguisher. It would be nice to see what some of the cars are currently using and what was used back in the day.

The State's 68 A/S Camaro was equipped with the standard hand held fire extinguisher.



An interesting inspection sticker attached, dated 1973, by the San Francisco Region, SCCA.



Wanting an exceptional fire system in the car, I installed a Halon system. Not vintage, but I feel some exceptions are necessary when it comes to safety. The system has nozzles plumbed to the fuel cell area, under the hood, and of course the passenger compartment. The system is easily activated by hitting the big red button next to the driver.
Robert
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing seats on: July 26, 2014, 07:40:28 PM
Jon, That's great that you found one of the "Total Comfort" seats. They are tough to find in good condition.
Did you find it with the cover, or are you going to have to have one made?
Robert
7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing seats on: July 25, 2014, 08:37:46 PM
The rear of the Leslie "Total Environment" racing seat has their manufacturer's label attached:



The seat back is smooth with a nice finished feel to it. The back itself is reinforced and anchored to the roll cage.



The base of the seat is molded to fit snugly around and bolted to round tubing, or in this case solid round stock.



The steel base frame bolts to the original factory seat attachment points. The frame has two adjustment positions. The back support also has two corresponding positions.



When assembled, the seat is sandwiched between the solid round bar of the base frame and metal reinforcements. The quilted Naugahyde covers and cushions all of the hardware.
Robert
8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing seats on: July 24, 2014, 09:29:12 AM
I don't know if the seat designed by Solar Plastics was called the "Total Environment Plus" seat
or not but comparing these two ads, it seems like it may have been. Anybody know for sure?





The seat as found in the former State's A/S Camaro appears to be the Leslie "Total Environment" model. No track time on it yet, but I can say it is very comfortable sitting in the shop! Seems to be a very well built unit.
Robert

9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Websites that might be of interest to us on: July 22, 2014, 08:28:31 PM
That was a terrific find Mike.
Your sharing is very much appreciated!

Robert
10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: July 18, 2014, 09:35:25 AM
That's a cool find Jon.
Will that cap be used on the Johnny Moore Camaro?

Robert
11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front Hub Grease Caps on: July 16, 2014, 08:51:57 PM
Hi Mike,
    Those pieces compose the adjustable bearing spacer. They allow the bearings to be fully snugged up, but yet have minimal preload, thus drag. In other words, less friction. You can actually feel the difference pushing the car back and forth in the shop.

As the bearings are still side loaded in the corners, the benefits likely are mostly in the straights. I suspect they add some minimal stiffening to the spindles as well. The bottom line is they free up some horsepower which should help in the acceleration. They definitely reduce the bearing temperatures. Taking into account the small bearings we have on the early Camaros, it all helps.
Robert
12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front Hub Grease Caps on: July 15, 2014, 11:27:40 PM
The car was set up very professionally for a privateer, and even had bearing spacers in the front. For this reason, I'm hesitant to discount their usefulness. Any ideas?

This info is from Robert Lodewyk (sixteengrandsedan#56)...
"The car has rear brake rotors mounted on the front. The offset is slightly different, about 1/16" or more to the inside.
If you put the rears on the front, the rotor surface is closer to that large bolt on the top of the spindle that mounts the
caliper bracket. My #56 had a rear on the front with a spacer between the hub surface and the inside of the rotor."

Robert L. is correct about the different offsets. The dimensions on this car works out fine due to the thickness of the caliper bracket and the use of high strength flat head socket screws.

Robert L., good eye, and thanks for the input!
13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front Hub Grease Caps on: July 15, 2014, 11:12:38 PM
You're welcome, Robert. That Tom States car looks pretty immaculate.

Thanks Jon. It's a lot of hard work, but I'm enjoying every minute of it!
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front Hub Grease Caps on: July 14, 2014, 11:11:08 PM
Thanks Steve and Jon. One more piece of the puzzle solved!
Robert
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Front Hub Grease Caps on: July 14, 2014, 09:48:16 AM
On the former State's A/S 68 Z/28, the front hubs were equipped with these grease caps:



They appear to function as a means to form a continuous conductor between the hub and spindle. I seem to recall some sales hype about static electricity back in the late 60's, early 70's. Maybe I'm on the wrong track here, but what is the point of using these? The car was set up very professionally for a privateer, and even had bearing spacers in the front. For this reason, I'm hesitant to discount their usefulness. Any ideas?
Thanks,
Robert
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