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Trans-Am Camaros / bump steer
« on: April 22, 2015, 08:05:56 PM »
I've seen 2 different ways of adjusting bump steer; moving the tie-rod down at the steering arm with a spacer,  and I've seen bosses welded on the top side of the center link.     I've purchased a pair of "funnel" shaped solid spacers for the steering arms, but I'm guessing the inner wheel lip on the cast Minilite wheel is going to interfere once it's spaced down..   Car is NOT flared, and can't really space them out.     The welded center link always just unnerves me...     ???     Ken

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Muncie M22 spec
« on: April 19, 2015, 03:48:32 PM »
Autogear gave it to me;  3.249-3.252     :)   Thanks guys!!    Indy Pro-Am, here we come!!   Ken

Trans-Am Camaros / Muncie M22 spec
« on: April 17, 2015, 02:27:05 AM »
Technical question;   anybody know the blueprint spec for a Muncie mainshaft-to-cluster distance?    Thanks,  Ken :-\

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1971 FOMOCO Trans Am Prototype Mustang
« on: March 02, 2015, 08:25:13 PM »
That was the rumor I remember being talked about-   going to the "smaller package",    Thanks,  Ken

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1971 FOMOCO Trans Am Prototype Mustang
« on: February 27, 2015, 07:41:57 PM »
Speaking of '71......  I thought there was a rumor of possible Boss powered Mavericks for '71?   I probably need to ask the Ford guys on

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Watts Linkage And Other Locating Devices
« on: February 10, 2015, 09:01:17 PM »
Anybody have the pic of Donohue sitting in a Javelin, can't remember which year, but there's a red Koni or something in the pic behind him,  mounted just above the driveshaft tunnel.   Ken

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bud Moore Cougars
« on: February 10, 2015, 02:50:20 AM »
from the " Strictly rumor mill"    I vaguely recall a story of a Cougar body being buried so as to "never surface again" ???  minus some parts??   anyone?

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Camaro 1969 SCCA homologation sheet
« on: February 10, 2015, 02:26:32 AM »
Ford was T/A champ in '70.... AMC was second, then won in '71 and '72...... JL8 brakes are no different, except J56 calipers have insulated pucks and a "dual-pin" pad reta iner; this was required for the "curved or bent over" J56 pad. This lip on the pad backing plate resisted warping from the heat.  It's a simple mod that can be done do any Corvette {JL8) caliper.    Some pics I've seen of '70 Penske Javelin looks like '69 Ford/Lincoln Boss stuff. Donohue often refers to running Girlings, and may have, I just have never seen a good pic. His booster/proportioning system was Girling.   Boss stuff (maybe just late in the season) was super-rare Kelsey Hayes floating caliper, dual piston stuff much like many modern setups today, complete with directional rotors.. ( search on   Titus' T/A and Posey's Challenger ran the huge cast one-piece Hurst/Airhearts..    Ken

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Power steering on TA Camaro
« on: January 22, 2015, 06:37:08 PM »
just my opinion- too quick makes it way too easy to "shock" or overdrive the steering response of the soggy bias ply's.... I would say 2.5 to 3 would be plenty fast.  Autocrossing on ultra-modern low aspect ratio stickies would be a different story....  my .02 cents    Ken

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Power steering on TA Camaro
« on: January 22, 2015, 04:59:40 PM »
I remember reading an interview with Vic Elford somewhere, comparing the '70 Chaparral Camaro to the '71 ARA Javelin...... The Camaro being MUCH easier to drive with power steering and manual brakes; opposite of how the Javelin was set up. Remember, Roy Woods '71 cars were actually re-skinned Penske '70 models. Roy and Mark were fairly tight, and not a lot was changed engineering wise. Mark ran the Girling 'boosted' front brakes.  I have a picture underhood of the Chaparral, and it does have a brake booster.... so maybe the Hall cars evolved through the season?     I can say from first hand experience, with a good amount of caster, manual steering, and a slightly too small of steering wheel just due to rollcage and such, 30 minute vintage races in the Texas heat are tough- one hour enduro..... ? almost need medical help! :)  Nomex underwear, 2 layer suit, hood, enclosed helmet= oven...     Ken

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bill Thomas /race cars
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:34:30 PM »
again, VERY COOL!!  The M/T's in the ad are stud mount though......  I might be trying the Thomas ones for my Camaro if I was keeping it.... :)    Happy Thanksgiving everybody!    Ken

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bill Thomas /race cars
« on: November 24, 2014, 06:19:33 PM »
Very cool!! - Does anybody have a set of the Mickey Thompsen rockers, aluminum or magnesium, ?   Ever seen a set?   The AMC Group 19 catalogue lists with a picture those rockers with no reference as to who might have supplied them.  Kaplan and M/T were both old salt and Indy rats....  Any pics of real ones?  Thanks!  Ken

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos
« on: May 08, 2014, 02:05:33 PM »
Can someone more tech saavy than me post some of these engine pics?      Of most interest, of course, is the dual IR Dominator AMC.... with the spacer plates for a standard deck block.. Remember, this is Donnybrooke, not Michigan..   LOTS of details can be found if you go to the trouble of zooming in...   expand icon, thumb, zoom, "+"....    First picture I've also seen of a dual throttle cable Boss....  Ford guys say this setup was to blame for the Kwech crash at Michigan. Shelby mechanic Don Araki then came up with a mechanical set up; Bud Moore continued with the cables...consensus is that the dual cables never work right do to synchronization problems, (varying cable stretch.. )........ Don't waste DAYS on this site like me, literally thousands of photos!   Enjoy!  Ken

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:03:53 PM »
anybody else having trouble getting into the Revs Library pics?

as for  "aluminium" radiators-  Penske's Camaros (and Javelins) used the Corvette Harrison aluminum radiator and tank.... I love to hear my wife say 'aluminium'...  :)   Ken

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