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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: A 1967 Camaro in the 2015 Heritage Touring Cup Championship on: April 03, 2015, 09:00:32 AM
Thanks Dale.

I had made some research prior our first season on the best threaded tyres to fit to our Camaro. A vast majority of guys here in Europe use Avon Cr6ZZ even on dry surface. I have to admit I don't know about the Goodyear and have heard that the Hosier are not that good. Do you have the reference of the Goodyear?

2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: A 1967 Camaro in the 2015 Heritage Touring Cup Championship on: April 03, 2015, 01:08:42 AM
What engine size are you allowed in this series?

Robert
As my car is homologated as a Trans-Am car, the limit is 5 liter.
3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: A 1967 Camaro in the 2015 Heritage Touring Cup Championship on: April 03, 2015, 01:06:34 AM
Thats awesome Eric! The two vehicle is pretty cool too.

Do you only get one race per event?
Yes unfortunately 1 race per event (1 hour), except for Spa (next round 22-24th May), where we have 2 races, 1 day, 1 night, to reproduce the glory days of the 24 hours of Spa.
4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: A 1967 Camaro in the 2015 Heritage Touring Cup Championship on: April 03, 2015, 01:04:54 AM
Can you give some specs on your wheels and tires? I have been confused about what kinds of old school wheels are actually strong enough to race on, and you are running the exact wheels I love the most...now I just need to know who makes them!
Thank you so much.
As Steve stated, PS Engineering and I use Avon CR6ZZ tyres, the best threaded compound available for road racing we have found.
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: A 1967 Camaro in the 2015 Heritage Touring Cup Championship on: April 02, 2015, 04:08:48 AM
Few more and our new towing vehicle :
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: A 1967 Camaro in the 2015 Heritage Touring Cup Championship on: April 02, 2015, 04:04:03 AM
The first race of the season is over. Vallelunga (Italy, near Roma) was a little difficult for us. Not the start of the season we expected.
We have experienced clutch problem early in the practice sessions and could not fix it. It was impossible to put the pedal down to the metal without clutch slipping.
So we used only half of the acceleration and got on the rpm gently. Very frustrating. But we decided to do the race nevertheless.
We qualified 18th out of 19 (No comment !) and started what was more cruising than hard racing.
It should be pointed out that Vallelunga is a very nice track but despite a first part that is quite fast, most of the circuit is quite slow with lots of corners we had to take in 1st, so in any cases in was the most difficult one of the season for our Camaro.
In the end due to lots of DNF, we finished 7th, quite unexpected ! We got back home with 15 points in the pocket and can't wait to express ourselves at Spa for the next round, where it will go muuucchhh faster !

Few pictures :
7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Camaro 1969 SCCA homologation sheet on: February 10, 2015, 02:07:15 AM
Thanks for your inputs.

My idea is if I modifiy my car to Girlings, the FIA will require a proof that the system has been used in period. That might not be easy.

What's more, I don't have any idea on how the Girling would be better than the JL8 ?

8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Camaro 1969 SCCA homologation sheet on: February 09, 2015, 10:10:16 AM
Thank you Jon.

This is very interesting. I guess the Girling would be superior to the JL8 but is there any mean to get a proof they have been used on a first gen Camaro back in the days ?
9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Camaro 1969 SCCA homologation sheet on: February 09, 2015, 07:41:47 AM
I have received the book "Camaro untold secrets 1967-1969" and interestingly there is a copy of the 1969 SCCA homologation sheet for the Camaro.
There are several mysterious parts listed as the alloy cylinder head or the roller rocker assy, but also something I am very interested in : the optional 12" Girling brake system.

It seems the parts were never available from GM but the Girling brakes are listed as an HD option on the homologation sheet. Specs are cast iron 12" discs with four pistons (1. 1/2 inch).

It seems Girling brakes had been used on other TransAm cars like the Javelins, but do you know if this system has ever been used in TA on a first Gen Camaro ?

10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 26, 2015, 09:37:34 AM
Earl Hurlbut just kindly sent me some period pictures he has found.
He confirmed : "The # 531 photos are from my first school and win at Mosport in Canada in the Spring of 1972.  Later that year, I began competing in the U.S. and affixed the Maple leaf décor to honor the Canadian experiences."

He doesn't recall any connection with Doug Duncan.
11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 25, 2015, 02:51:18 AM
The correct spelling of the first owners name is Harold "Hal" Beckwith.

12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 24, 2015, 12:00:07 PM
Yes, the first owner was Harold Becicwith who purchased the car from a dealer in Rome, NY. He started to build the car into a Transam racer but never finished.
The second owner was Neil Kassel, Syracuse, NY who seemed to only briefly own the car to resale it to Earl Hurlbut in 1971 who finished the car and first raced it in Mosport in 1972.

13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 24, 2015, 05:12:30 AM
Shame on me, I did not remember that there were few period pictures in the original logbooks !! I have just scanned them  :

1972 :
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 24, 2015, 03:36:12 AM

Wow, thank you Mike.

How could we get further with the potential Doug Duncan connection ?

Earl Hurlbut bought the car in 1971 from Neil Kassel who lived in Syracuse, NY, obviously not so far from Canada. 
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 23, 2015, 11:16:33 AM
I have had the chance to speak with Chip Boatright and exchange few emails with Earl Hurlbut. He purchased the car from the first owner in 1971. It had been prepared to TA specs from new in 1967 but never finished. Earl finished the car in 1972 and raced it at Mosport, Canada, hence the leafs on the car. Then it raced at Lime Rock, Watkins Glen, Blackhawk, Mid-Ohio, Indianapolis, ...

Earl recalls he had been champion in 1976 (probably SCCA Regional Huh) with the car. He thinks he still has some period pictures and will try to send them to me.

Thanks for your help.
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