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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New "Muscle Car" digital magazine available on: December 06, 2014, 09:27:57 PM
To bad it only works in android ..

AL
2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Man and Machine from Australia on: December 03, 2014, 07:49:28 PM
While surfing the web the other day I came across a great website called Man and Machine, from Australia of all places, they feature Muscle cars and Classics of all makes and models with an element of iconic Machines to add to the mix.............. They have a lot of cool videos that are very professionally done.

http://www.manandmachinetv.com.au/

AL

Remember speed cost how fast do you want to go ??
3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bill Thomas /race cars on: November 28, 2014, 05:20:09 PM

Neat stuff Jon............
Back in 1968 I was in LA building engines for some  Australia racers I used to buy a lot of my parts from Bill Thomas and in those days it was a real happening place Their primary focus on drag racing and Corvairs with a small bit of road racing thrown in. I think they were mainly brokers with most of the good stuff coming from Traco and other local suppliers.

AL
4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Brock Yates Camaro on: November 24, 2014, 11:15:07 PM
Met him at few races back in the day and he always struck me a very arrogant individual ..........The title of the book more or less describes his driving style.

AL
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Warren Agor on: November 03, 2014, 07:46:54 PM
Robert,
   
          Better slow down a bit you Trans Am drivers are becoming an endangered species !!!

AL
(old Trans Am Mechanic) 
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Kent, Washington Trans Am Color Photographs on: October 30, 2014, 08:57:09 PM
Great pictures, I love the Penske timing stand ...........
7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: September 11, 2014, 08:06:31 PM
Nice work Steve I am really impressed with the build quality the cars and one can only imagine what a nightmare it must be acquiring parts from the other side world to keep them running.

AL
8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Breaking-in of Race engines? on: August 25, 2014, 09:55:51 PM
In my opinion the single most important thing you can do when building a race engine is find yourself the best machine shop that you possibly can and preferably one that specializes race engines only........... Have them line bore your block, mill the deck then hone the block with a torque plate attached ........The other important item in your build is the crankshaft we had ours custom ground to assure we had the correct  clearance for our Clevite bearings then we would send the crank out for nitride treatment. For our engines camshafts wear was not a big issue so we used a heavy weight oil on the journals and lobes but the one thing we always always did was to prime the oil pump with a drill before we fired it up.

  AL
9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Front Hub Grease Caps on: July 15, 2014, 07:18:06 PM
If my memory serves me correctly from my dealership days the brass inserts were installed on radio equipped cars to prevent interference from static electricity....... Back in the day many radios were installed by the dealership and I seem to remember the inserts being part of the radio package.

AL
10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Gorries Black Panther Camaro on: July 03, 2014, 06:43:21 PM
Gorries was a very cool dealership by Canadian standards .......... As teenager I remember visiting their used car lot and drooling over a large collection quality used Corvettes.

AL
11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: May 08, 2014, 09:58:02 PM
Open the image right click on it then click save ............

AL
12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Tony Settember on: May 08, 2014, 09:52:29 PM

Bob,

         You old Trans-Am drivers should be put on the endangered species list.

     AL
13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sam Posey ..... Racing Legened or unsung Hero ?? on: May 08, 2014, 09:48:04 PM
Bob,

       We were probably repairing damage from one of your off track excursions !!!

 AL
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: May 07, 2014, 10:30:56 PM
          Here is picture a of my partner Dennis and I putting the finishing touches on our race motor....... The cross-ram manifold that had just been released at the time was an easy bolt on for at least 50 hp. Not show in the picture was our crankshaft belt drive pulley that was reinforced due to cracking issues with the stock unit. In hindsight I think that the alternator location way up on the left header was poor as it necessitated the use of a extremely long fan belt, not the ideal scenario .
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sam Posey ..... Racing Legened or unsung Hero ?? on: May 07, 2014, 07:46:22 PM
Yes Jon Sam was a very versatile driver I think if it had wheels Sam could probably drive it ......... One of my favorite Posey episodes was at Indy in 1972 when he got caught trying fake a car switch and re-qualify a car that had already failed to qualify.  http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=19730522&id=pwBOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7IsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5137,2914330
Apparently his parties were quite legendary, unfortunately Bob would make me stay and work on the race car so I never got to go.... 
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