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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: January 27, 2014, 04:05:47 PM
I had 15"x7" American Torq-Thrust wheels on my street car with E and G Goodyears. I think "American" still makes  some of the best looking wheels today. Rich simplicity.

 
2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: January 27, 2014, 12:39:43 PM
How about if I were to say I think Minilite is "2nd best" looking TransAm wheel?
3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: January 27, 2014, 11:53:30 AM
I managed to save one of the 200-S wheels off of Craig Fishers car. John Todds kept the cracked wheels because they just look so good. Minilite wheels are stronger than 200-S but not as attractive in my opinion.

                                                   Ken
4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: TRACO Fans on: June 11, 2013, 12:51:15 PM
With reference to reply # 70 and #71:
    I am pretty sure the track was Donnybrooke and Gene I remember quite well when you arrived because George finally turned his attention onto to you instead of us! Thank you for that! LOL. You solved the problem and we (the crew) were all rewarded, one at a time with one lap around the track. It was INCREDIBLE! I climbed into the car for my turn and laced my arms and legs through the roll cage and remember being thrown back and forth and side to side the whole lap. He did his best to scare the s--t of me - and he did! Roy Woods had a buddy visiting (we rented the track for the day) and Roy bet him (big bucks) he would not go around for a "second" lap. Gene, you probably remember George doing one lap and Roy's buddy walking straight to Roy and counting out the bills. It was quite a memorable day.
      Gene, it was a pleasure to meet you that day and each time after that when we went to the nearest airport to ship and pickup engines we thought of you.

                                                                         Ken Ulrich                               
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Smokey Yunick on: May 02, 2013, 01:15:22 PM
     With reference to reply #51 - The carb  "center to center"  on the duct measures 10 3/4".  I hope this helps.
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: April 28, 2013, 07:53:53 PM
I believe the car was yellow.
                                    Ken
7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Smokey Yunick on: April 28, 2013, 05:04:51 PM
I will measure the center to center later this week, thanks Maroman.
                                                                                          Ken
8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Smokey Yunick on: April 28, 2013, 04:48:29 PM
The Smokey Camaro parked behind Todco was not an RS. When we received the Camaro bodies from Smokey, The acid dipped bodies went into storrage and I never saw them again. John Todds told me at the time (1969) that the#13 black and gold rolling chassis I spoke of earlier was a Bonneville car. The front fenders were slightly stretched wider at wheel openings and this front clip is the one you see in the photos of my street car posted under Todco. Drivers door is reflecting light but fender is not due to angle caused by stretch.
             Ken
9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Smokey Yunick on: April 23, 2013, 02:52:04 PM
The one parked out back had a roll bar and and a factory wire harness and interior if I remember and was never "chemically milled". The dipped bodies must have been test bodies in as much as they were all dipped too long, but to different degrees. Not usable and why bought - not sure. I think Smokey might have considered them scrap. I believe they were stored in a barn outside of Montreal and maybe then scrapped. They were really way too thin to be unusable. I will take photos of what I have from Smokey and of a cross ram filter housing that was from Titus, Woods, or Smokey. Also not a production part but maybe someone will recognize it.
10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Smokey Yunick on: April 23, 2013, 07:50:01 AM
Smokey Yunick sold several (3 or 4) acid dipped 67-68 bodies plus one Daytona or Salt Flat "COMPLETE" (black and gold with #13 on doors and hood) car, less drivetrain, to John Todds in Spring of '69. Front clip and  black bench seat were installed on-in  my '67 street car and balance of car was still at Todco when I left in Spring of '72. I still own part (hand made Z-28 ram air prototype with #13 hand written on it) from Smokey.
                                                                                                                 Ken
11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: March 08, 2012, 09:52:36 PM
Hi Kerry,
    Thanks for the photos of your race car, I have not seen this car for almost 40 years but I recognize the original roll cage structure and especially the forward leaning roll bar and my tig welds. That is my work for sure. It looks like the later structure added was done with mig or stick welding and not my work. Photo #5 of the center area of rollbar hoop is a good example of differences between tig welds and other welding added lated to the structure. I  did not do the sheetmetal on the floor that is there now, we did not cut the floor anywhere except the trunk to put in the fuel cell.  I do not at this moment remember the jack pads but maybe will after reviewing your photos. I thank you again for your post.
          Ken
12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: March 05, 2012, 03:42:05 PM
Re: Question from 69Z28freak
        I do not know that shop but have not been involved with race cars for quite sometime so can not help you there. I will forward some photos of my street Camaro as it looked while I owned it. Lowered all around, big swaybars, 350ci, 2 bolt mains, big valves, ported, headers, '40 cam, Todco decals on vent windows, front seat only, white vinyl roof, flared fenders, ram air, and large lettering between tail lights.  "A.M.F."  (Adios Mother F-----)
13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 01, 2012, 02:38:39 PM
No Robert not really, but I do remember JT talking to Moe whenever we saw them at a track.
     Ken
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: February 23, 2012, 04:29:10 PM
Jon,
   The photo of the '69 with the 6 crew members is the one that was first raced at Sebring and wore #93 most of its early life and is not the missing car.
                                                                                        Ken
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: February 23, 2012, 04:20:38 PM
Hello 69Z28FREAK,
         I believe the '67 you are speaking of was my own Camaro that I sold about that time to someone who was working for Don Duncan. The flaired fenders, bench seat,  vinyl top, and plenum sort of give it away. It had a front clip on it from Smokey's salt flat car which I bought from JT. Engine was rebuilt '67 350 with ported heads and used '40 cam from Sebring engine. Lowered all around with big sway bar and Todco decals on vent windows. I saw it with Z28 on front fenders but not on car the 8 years I owned it.
                                                                                              Ken
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