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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos
« on: February 15, 2020, 10:08:20 PM »
Hi all.....can someone explain the thought process behind using the corvette radiator vs the Camaro stuff. Iím assuming thatís the reason a lot of guys were using the Harrison overflow can?

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Lucas Mechanical Fuel Injection
« on: March 05, 2019, 09:47:33 PM »
Wow thatís pretty cool lookin!!!! Good to know for sure...those things look awesome,Id love to see one in a street car

Well I was planning on using this setup on an endurance boat so just sticking to the basics for the durability aspect....anyway they seem to have been the hot setup for Can-Am cars....Iím close to trying to just see what I can do just playing with it but my gut is telling me itís outta my league lol.....just curious if anyone had messed with or ran one on here.

Iím about to send it to Kinsler but that ainít cheap....pbly the smart move tho.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Lucas Mechanical Fuel Injection
« on: February 28, 2019, 06:26:21 AM »
Yes, the second pic is exactly it......I'm not familiar with the Algon but the Hillborn is slightly different as it is a constant flow system...the Lucas actually pulses the injectors like a modern day electronic fuel injection except all done mechanically.

Trans-Am Camaros / Lucas Mechanical Fuel Injection
« on: February 27, 2019, 05:06:08 AM »
Long shot but does anyone on here have any experience with the Lucas timed run on Can-Am cars of the day.

I recently purchased a setup and have some general questions

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 68 Crossram Cowl plenum GM air cleaner
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:18:14 AM »
Any idea about those control arms? Has he tried to use them yet? I'd be curious to see if the pickup points are in the stock location or have been altered/sectioned for caster and camber gain.

I've heard stories that "competitive" teams would build/section control arms and make them appear stock in order to fly under the SCCA radar................seems a bit odd that some 'ol plain Jane stock control arms would be on a random pallet with some pretty cool hardware like that ya? least it's fun to imagine  😁

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Unusual valve covers and intake ??
« on: October 03, 2018, 11:35:32 PM »

 Edelbrock SY1 intake (stands for Smokey Yunick)...... looks like the edelbrock casting has been removed

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: JL8/J56 or HD Service rear end setup question
« on: July 24, 2018, 05:46:46 PM »
I seem to remember reading in Guinnís book that Penske had axle failures when that was tried.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: TRACO Fans
« on: February 15, 2018, 07:47:46 PM »
Looks great tho!!!

That aviad oil stuff is awesome!!!

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: JL8/J56 or HD Service rear end setup question
« on: January 28, 2018, 01:29:38 AM »
Ok so I am looking in Wayne Guin's book and it seems that original JL8 rears were mounted with one U-bolt and T-bolts on the other side of the spring pad.......As for the HD service rear/racing version does anyone know how they were mounted? Basically I was going to copy the JL8 style mount for ease or brake line routing at this point. Did you trans am boys double up on the U-bolts or did the factory stuff hang in there just fine?

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Crossram manifold
« on: January 26, 2018, 05:48:11 AM »

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: JL8/J56 or HD Service rear end setup question
« on: January 02, 2018, 05:35:46 AM »
Thanks.....yes sir ask away...I don't know everything about it by a long shot but I'd be happy to share what I've learned...if anyone else has an idea or tip, throw it in here too!!!

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: JL8/J56 or HD Service rear end setup question
« on: January 01, 2018, 04:34:59 PM »
So no one I talked to had a definitive answer for that endplay so we settled on a touch over zero. It's what the competition manual suggested and the posi I have is shimmed tight so it should wear in a touch more....the calipers sit square over the rotors so I guess we'll see how it flys (or stops I guess).

--sending c-clips to get hardened

--the book talks about shot peening axles and studs....I used Moser's pretty beefy so I'm hoping it'll hang in there. The car won't see any 4 hr endurance contests so Im thinking it's good.

--Moser axle flanges are about 1/8" thicker than the 12 bolt stuff which threw some curve balls at the JL8/J56 parking brake clears, but it's CLOSE!.......I may take a little off the parking brake shoes to help this.

So yea! That's where this thing is at............HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: JL8/J56 or HD Service rear end setup question
« on: January 01, 2018, 03:43:37 PM »
Here ya's going on a 67 so no staggered shocks.......I used a RH and LH assembly instead of the two RH deal everyone is used to seeing

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: JL8/J56 or HD Service rear end setup question
« on: January 01, 2018, 08:00:15 AM »
So this thing is still moving forward....plenty of help from my buddy who did most of the welding and grinding but here is where I'm at.....everything lined up without having to make spacers like the "Untold Secrets" book talks about.....And the caliper bracket to rotor surface measurement is right in spec too!! Working on the parking brake cable mounting now.

Here are some pics

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: JL8/J56 or HD Service rear end setup question
« on: October 25, 2017, 04:41:03 PM »
Yea-I'll shoot some this weekend.

So....interesting tidbit here...I downloaded and printed the "chassis preparation manual" that jon mello posted up here (thanks jon btw)......they list the axle end play spec as ZERO to .015".......ZERO!....playin' with fire there once that whole deal heats up to racing temp.

I know..I know........way over analyzing  but I just thought that was kinda cool

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