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General Discussion / Re: Quality Chevrolet - Wichita, KS
« Last post by PURESS on Today at 02:18:51 PM »
Nice story...does he have pictures?
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Restoration / Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on Today at 02:13:01 PM »
I am curious Gary, with having the original springs why would you want to replace them? Did your car start sitting extra low in the front?
I ask because all of us have cars that are 40 years old, but many of us are still using the original springs i would think.

When I disassembled the front end for rebuild, I found the bottom coil from one spring 'broken off'...  still had the original EY label from the factory, but the lowest coil was broken!  That's the only reason I had the new springs made...  and yes, it was 'sitting a bit lower'... but I didn't know the reason for it until the disassembly...
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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Penske Trans Am Camaro Tech and Development
« Last post by BULLITT65 on Today at 01:58:44 PM »
I have that magazine in my Donahue collection of items. I love the image on the front of the cover with the Penske Camaro clean & leading the pack and the Mustang bent up and plowing through the dirt.
Interesting comment that someone added about Mark stating the top was acid dipped in his Unfair Advantage book
( i have yet to read it)
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Restoration / Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
« Last post by BULLITT65 on Today at 01:20:51 PM »
I am curious Gary, with having the original springs why would you want to replace them? Did your car start sitting extra low in the front?
I ask because all of us have cars that are 40 years old, but many of us are still using the original springs i would think.
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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Penske Trans Am Camaro Tech and Development
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on Today at 01:13:42 PM »
Great article on the Pennske Camaros and a very nice website!   Thanks for posting this...  :)
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Restoration / Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on Today at 12:41:21 PM »
Hi Gary,
Do you remember the contact person at CSS who is familiar with your order? I would like to purchase a set based on the specifications you sent them.
Regards, Terry

Hi Terry,

Yes, Kevin Crane was my contact.   I sent him my good original spring in late 2012, they tested it and he came back with the results, and proposed a couple of alternatives for the new springs; I was determined to stay as close as we could to the original physical characteristics, but was willing to accept a slightly stiffer spring (which I believe is what we ended up with )..  Feel free to reference my name (Gary Wylie) to Kevin if it helps him to find the data..  I received the new springs in early 2013.

Kevin Crane               email:  Kevin Crane <kcrane@coilsprings.com>
Coil Spring Specialties
PBX "G"
632 W. Bertrand Ave.
Saint Mary's, KS 66536
785-437-2025 - phone
888-386-2027 - fax
www.coilsprings.com

PS.  Pay little attention to 'Bullitt'...  since he moved to Kalifornia, he's delirious most of the time...   :)
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General Discussion / Re: Quality Chevrolet - Wichita, KS
« Last post by 6667ss138 on Today at 07:18:01 AM »
I just remembered the most recent story of getting a KS DMV title history for a buddy of mine. He had done a lot for me on my 67 Chevelle SS convertible and I wanted to do him a favor. We knew his 69 RSSS big block car was purchased new here in the Wichita area. About two years ago I gave him a cool surprise by getting the DMV title history information on his car. We found that it was purchased new in the same small town outside of Wichita that he went to high school in. When he saw the original owners name he knew it rang a bell. It turns out that he had dated this fellas daughter while he was in high school.   ;)
His car has just recently completed a frame off restoration and at one of his first car shows he went to he connected with the original owner and got pictures. :)
So you just never know!
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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« Last post by Steve Holmes on Today at 03:16:47 AM »
This is a photo I recently found on the internet. Not sure who took it (possibly from Revs Digital Library?), but thought it would be neat to share it here. Capturing the Titus/Ward Firebird at Daytona 1969 where it placed an incredible 3rd outright in the 24 Hour race, behind a pair of Lola T70 MkIII's.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Penske Trans Am Camaro Tech and Development
« Last post by TNGMguy on Today at 02:30:14 AM »
Just saw this over at Dean's Garage (fantastic site in its own right, usually detailed stories on rare and unusual Detroit production and race cars). Detailed expose on design and development of Penske's TA Camaros, lots of info re. chassis/suspension design and setup, steering, engine, tires, etc. Some neat pix too, some I've not yet seen. Didn't extract and post, but here's the link, enjoy!!:
http://www.deansgarage.com/2017/penskes-69-trans-camaro/#comments
TNGMguy
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