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16  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sonoma Historics 2014 on: June 20, 2014, 11:59:33 PM
Sorry to hear of your engine problem.  Hopefully the broken cam shut things down before catastrophic damage  to the block could occur.  Apparently no oil under the tires......that's a good thing!
Keep us updated on the fix.
Robert
17  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: FIA homologation : 1st gen Camaro in Trans-Am and International racing 1968-72 on: June 11, 2014, 07:54:06 PM
Eric, your car looks great and a wonderful first outing! I'm anxious to hear how you solved your brake issues.

I ran across some photos of your car before you bought it. You may enjoy seeing them here:
http://depraceprep.com/gallery/restoration.html

Robert
18  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: FIA homologation : 1st gen Camaro in Trans-Am and International racing 1968-72 on: May 20, 2014, 09:04:28 PM
Eric, when you say no power on first brake, are you getting a soft pedal, or do you imply the pads have to warm up before grabbing? If you are getting a soft pedal, you may be experiencing some "pad knock back", likely on the rear axle, but also possible on the front if the wheel bearings are set a bit loose. The quick fix in use is to pump the pedal slightly before use and see if that helps. I have found it to be a rigorous endeavor to set the rear axle end play at a minimal amount as GM specifies. (one good reason for full floater conversions)  If indeed you are experiencing the pad knock back, have your mechanic check the axle end play to see where you are at.
Are you using the 1inch bore master cylinder?
Robert
19  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: FIA homologation : 1st gen Camaro in Trans-Am and International racing 1968-72 on: May 20, 2014, 10:04:16 AM
Thanks Jon,  It sounds like most everything else we deal with, OEM is the safe way to go.

Eric, what are your braking symptoms? A couple more questions. Are you running brake cooling ducting? And lastly, power brakes or manual?
Robert
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 Z Timing Cover on: May 20, 2014, 09:44:55 AM
A couple photos of a 2-68 cover from a 68Z:
Hope this may help
Robert
21  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: FIA homologation : 1st gen Camaro in Trans-Am and International racing 1968-72 on: May 20, 2014, 09:26:08 AM
I don't have personal experience yet with the factory phenolic insulators in the corvette calipers. I have been told from a couple brake specialists that the insulators will not hold up well with the newer extreme compound brake pads. I understand a bullet proof solution are some pricey Titanium pistons that will do the trick.
Jon, do you know what most of the fellows are using in the Historic group?
Thanks,
Robert
22  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: FIA homologation : 1st gen Camaro in Trans-Am and International racing 1968-72 on: May 19, 2014, 07:50:59 PM
Eric, your car is looking terrific. Have you had a chance to do some heavy shake down runs with it yet? What did you end up doing with the oiling system?
Keep up the good work!
Looking forward to some photos of the engine bay and interior.
Robert
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: seen this 68 Z on ebay if anyone is looking on: May 10, 2014, 07:30:53 PM

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 I have a couple of knowledgeable paint guys in town, and I would bring the car to them to get their opinion on how to buff and polish the existing paint. You would be surprised how they can use todays products to bring the luster back to old paint.


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I wouldn't mind bringing this 68Z home either, but I don't think there is much existing paint to save.
Robert
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: seen this 68 Z on ebay if anyone is looking on: May 10, 2014, 09:53:43 AM
Spotted another link to the 68Z:

http://www.lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?p=549947#post549947

Looks like maybe $35000 is wanted…..
Robert
25  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: May 07, 2014, 08:32:01 PM
Listed as Texas' "Fastest 'A' Sedan", the Web Camaro:



WEB was a sponsor on the A/S Camaro of Tom States:


A close up of a WEB valve cover hold down.
Robert
26  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: May 07, 2014, 08:08:54 PM
A couple photos of NOS Dayco belts as used on the Tom States A/S Camaro. The short belt is a Dayco part #33-4-3. It connects the water pump to the crankshaft only. This size is for a short water pump and factory pulleys for the 68 Z/28. The stripes are indeed white.


This longer Dayco belt is part number 43-2-3. It runs from the crankshaft to water pump and to the alternator. Again using factory pulleys.
Robert

27  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Factory rear sway bar set-up, 1967 on: May 01, 2014, 08:52:35 PM
The support or tapping plate was earlier listed. It can be used on the front of the Camaro with the factory 1 1/16" bar.  The tapping plate is a heavy piece machined from 1/2" stock and relieved as Jon has pointed out for the indent of the subframe. It is threaded for 7/16"-14 threads, on 2.5 inch centers.
The State's Camaro has longer 3/8 tapping plates up front. Each plate has three holes, two for the bar attachment and one 1/4" for plate retainment.
Robert
28  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Factory rear sway bar set-up, 1967 on: May 01, 2014, 08:32:00 PM
Found in the trunk of the State's Camaro is an unused factory rear sway bar set. Still covered in years of dust, but the parts tags remain.



Here is a comparison of the correct 5/8" diameter rear bar vs. a 11/16" front bar:



The contours are somewhat different.
Robert
29  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
30  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
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