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16  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
17  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
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, 09:26:08 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
19  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
20  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
21  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
22  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
23  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

24  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
25  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
26  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
27  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
28  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
29  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.
30  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
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