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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2015, 04:13:53 PM »
Jon,

In the rulebooks you posted today, there were some 'roll cage' requirements, and I thought one of them specified that the roll bar had to extend the full width of the driver compartment... and in the photograph posted, that one did not appear to do that?  There were also requirements for certain size steel tubing inside the doors, connected into the roll cage.  The RACE car went beyond the minimum, and had double tubes in the doors and additional reinforcement above the minimum.  The owner/driver (Bob Christiansen) as an IBM mechanical engineering manager and a part time SCCA participant wanted to have the fun, but didn't want to pay too high a 'physical' price for his fun; I agreed with him, although the extra weight cost him in his finishing positions.
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2015, 04:57:15 PM »
Gary, the John Elliott car's cage does extend the full width of the interior. Just because it is low up front, I don't think that there is a specific regulation against that. Bars extending into the doors was definitely not a requirement for Trans-Am cars at that time. Somebody who wanted to also run in Nascar Grand-American events or who just liked Nascar cage construction may have opted to do that but it was not required.
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2015, 06:09:06 PM »
Awesome car. Here is a pair of magnesium TTDs that look pretty clean:

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2015, 04:44:43 AM »
I don't like the way the main hoop leans so far forward. The front bars are too low also. It looked to me like a cage out of another car made to fit this one.

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #50 on: March 16, 2016, 07:47:28 PM »
Here is the roll cage from the Hot Rod Mag. Different from pictures above.
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #51 on: March 18, 2016, 06:00:09 PM »
Here are a few items I found on my second trip to the building I found my 1969 Z/28 Trans Am car in.   Enjoy...

1.  Original oil cooler
2.  Original bottom of seat
3.  Original Core Support with oil filter
4.  Original Shut Off
5.  Original Stewart Warner Gauges
6.  Original Front & rear Wheel "Still missing one!!!"

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2016, 06:02:43 PM »
Core Support.

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #53 on: March 18, 2016, 06:05:03 PM »
Wheel

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2016, 06:28:20 PM »
Original Race tires...

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2016, 07:33:15 PM »
Awesome finds. keep the pics coming
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
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-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #56 on: March 22, 2016, 12:03:51 AM »
Really cool stuff, Jeff.  I'm happy you were able to go back and get these things that obviously belong with the car. Thanks for posting here.
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #57 on: March 23, 2016, 03:45:28 AM »
I was at Rick Hendrick's complex in Charlotte the past 2 days, and while there I *almost* purchased a set of 'barely raced/practiced' Good Year race tires... 27.5 x 12 -15.. but I thought they were probably too large/wide for the 15x8.5 magnesium TA wheels I have.. and probably too large to fit inside the wheel wells for anything I own..  but at $25/each for barely scrubbed in tires...  it was almost more than I could pass up.. :)

and Oh boy, have I got some photos !!   and I did see dozens of Z28s, including the '68 Old Reliable Dave Strickler car.. and many many more.... :)
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55-'56-'57 Nomads, '55-'57 B/A Sedan