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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: JL8 Rotors : where to find race quality ones today ? on: April 09, 2014, 11:48:25 PM
I have had excellent  results using EBC  rotors.  Most all of their products are  sourced from  the UK or Europe.  Read about them here:
http://ebcbrakes.com/product/premium-oe-rotors/

Summit Racing carries their  products:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ebc-upr7060/overview/make/chevrolet/model/corvette/year/1969

Hope this helps,
Robert
2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: The Inside Story of Campaigning an Independent ’67 Camaro in the Trans Am on: March 23, 2014, 07:19:44 PM
Al, I hope it is just an illusion in the photo, but that #7 piston looks a little far down the bore to be a 3 inch stroke. Especially with the Z/28 emblem I see on your car….. Smiley
Fill us in.
Thanks,
Robert
3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: March 23, 2014, 07:06:57 PM
Those are some good looking wheels.
Yes, I have to agree!  Do these wheels have any clearance issues with disc brakes, especially the Corvette brakes on a 1st generation?
Thanks,
Robert
4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: The Inside Story of Campaigning an Independent ’67 Camaro in the Trans Am on: March 21, 2014, 09:00:47 PM
Al, many thanks for your reply.
Not sure if your Camaro was run with the Corvette disc upgrade, but I thought you might have some thoughts on this.
 I spent today setting up a twelve bolt posi rearend with Corvette discs. The axles were apparently run with no regard for minimum end play to prevent brake pad knock back. Factory JL8 specs call for endplay somewhere around 0.003", these were close to 0.050".

I have shimmed the clutch packs to the max, and used the thickest  C clips I can get on the axle, and the best I can get is 0.007"-0.009". What do you think? Maybe I'm fussing over a few thousandths that really won't even be noticed.
I also upgraded to the 800# "Penske" preload springs. They may be compressing the clutch packs a bit more than the factory 200# springs would. The spring difference may in itself negate the factory recommended spec.
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: The Inside Story of Campaigning an Independent ’67 Camaro in the Trans Am on: March 21, 2014, 10:43:17 AM
Al, many thanks for sharing your recollections with us. I especially value your hands-on experiences. In this day of commercially "prepped" cars, it is indeed a rare opportunity for all of us to hear from the guy with grease on his hands!
 I personally have many  technical questions to ask about your car. Any memories about weak links in the engine, transmission, or even setting up the rear end would be appreciated. Maybe some suspension tricks too.
Thanks
Robert
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: March 10, 2014, 10:20:54 AM
Two photos of the Randall A/S AMC.(Hot Rod Yearbook)

7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1968 Trans Am Series Videos Penske Racing on: February 05, 2014, 11:51:29 PM
Steve, thanks so much  for sharing your videos.  They are terrific! 
    I'll be watching them  many times.
Robert
8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Thank You Jon on: December 19, 2013, 11:51:37 AM
Jon is an exemplary individual who is an  enormous asset to this forum and to our hobby. He has been more than gracious in sharing his vast historical collection with all of us and when someone has a special request, he has never been bashful to share.
We are all, indeed, fortunate to have him leading this Trans-Am forum.
Robert
9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car on: December 07, 2013, 12:26:45 AM
The above ebay listed 68 appears to have sold for a high bid of $28,101.99. 
10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers on: November 02, 2013, 10:38:38 AM
11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car on: October 31, 2013, 10:09:45 AM
A bit of a Mustang Project on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Mustang-Boss-302-1970-boss-302-t-a-a-s-race-car-project-no-reserve-/331054203739?forcerrptr=true&hash=item4d145e435b&item=331054203739&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

Seller states history "most unknown"  T/A  A/S
12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 2013 Watkins Glen and Lime Rock HTA events on: September 09, 2013, 11:18:37 PM
http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20130909/SPORTS/309090065/Star-Gazette-racing-writer-recovering-from-accident
13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers on: July 12, 2013, 07:26:27 PM
Here is one of my original Kustom Headers Decal Sticker:
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: July 11, 2013, 10:11:31 AM
Great story Charlie! Thank you for sharing.

Most interesting is the front wheels/hubs. It appears to have had six lugs. Very heavy duty....  or maybe just an illusion of the photo?

Bob
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 2013 Monterey motorsports reunion: Who's going? on: June 17, 2013, 10:10:54 PM
how free are you to roam so you can take pictures of the race? Is it possible to get shots like the pictures in "vintage" threads, or is there some kind of strict access restriction for "normal" people?

You will find you are pretty much free to roam around anywhere you want. Most car owners/support people are more than accommodating and enjoy sharing their cars and stories. Keep in mind that they can be pretty busy getting everything together. The only negative is many of the current owners do not maintain their cars themselves , and as such, don't have a lot of answers if you have technical queries.

Either way, you'll have a great time, and you should have many photo ops during the reunion.
Bob
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