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Jon Mello

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #270 on: January 05, 2016, 01:06:34 AM »
Thanks, Steve. The old programs are really neat and I have really appreciated the contributions from people who were willing to share some of these from their private collections. I'm glad that you and others have found this stuff to be informative and enjoyable.
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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #271 on: January 17, 2016, 11:54:02 PM »
Jon, here are a few pictures of your car at the Marlboro Double 300 Trans Am races at Marlboro Speedway in Upper Marlboro, Maryland on August 13, 1967.  They came from the Revs Digital Library.  Click on the following links to use the magnification tools to enlarge them:

1) https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/sk950wr1927
2) https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/zh229kb6094
3) https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/wy754rc5236
4) https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/hj584cn6422

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #272 on: January 19, 2016, 03:40:22 AM »
I had seen those but thanks for posting them so others could enjoy them as well.
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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #273 on: January 20, 2016, 03:27:04 AM »
I know this photo has been posted here before, this is the Penske '67 Camaro on the tech line ? at Sebring in 1967. I only noticed this today, the inner section of the taillights, the trunk lock, & the stock fuel filler block out panel are missing. would this have been some trick to increase venting through the rear of the car ? at later races that season, those parts are back in place.

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« Reply #274 on: January 21, 2016, 03:32:41 AM »
There had to be a metal bulkhead between the trunk and interior so there was no airflow from the interior into the trunk. Therefore, the openings as seen on Donohue's Camaro above wouldn't seem to offer much in the way increasing airflow through the car or some other "unfair advantage".
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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #275 on: January 21, 2016, 03:38:46 AM »
What is the hair pin for in the left tail light?
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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #276 on: January 21, 2016, 04:26:23 AM »
It is on a leash and removed from the pin that holds the trunk lid down on the LH side. The one is removed on the other side as well but is dark and hard to see.
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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #277 on: January 23, 2016, 04:10:42 AM »
Probably for weight savings.

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #278 on: January 23, 2016, 04:11:11 PM »
Check out the toggle switch....lower passenger side...close to the center. Wonder what that does?

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #279 on: January 23, 2016, 06:03:25 PM »
I have wondered about that toggle switch myself.  I'm not sure what it would be for.
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