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« Reply #60 on: June 12, 2014, 09:06:34 PM »

The ride height doesn't look that bad. I've seen people re-arch their springs, which is a tidier way to go, and others who have used lowering blocks. As long as the blocks are not excessively tall, there should be no issues.

It seems that if you have to run against cars that are racing on slicks, there shouldn't be a problem with them letting you run with aftermarket calipers like the kind offered back in the early '70s (Girlings, Hurst-Airheart, etc). This was legal in Trans-Am beginning in the 1970 season.
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« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2014, 01:54:56 AM »

Thanks for the info, Jon. Unfortunately the only brake calipers that are homologated are the Delco Morraine.
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« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2014, 09:26:16 AM »

It seems that if you have to run against cars that are racing on slicks, there shouldn't be a problem with them letting you run with aftermarket calipers like the kind offered back in the early '70s (Girlings, Hurst-Airheart, etc). This was legal in Trans-Am beginning in the 1970 season.

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what type of Girling calipers where used back in 1970 ? Would you have any period picture of these calipers, preferably in international racing (I might ask too much, I know :-) )

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« Reply #63 on: June 15, 2014, 11:24:16 AM »

While not on a Camaro chassis, here are some Girling (917 style) brake caliper photos from the Stanford "Revs Digital Library" as seen on the Autodynamics Challenger at Bridgehampton, in 1970:

Rear brake set up from side: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/gn113mc0166
Rear brake caliper from behind: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/hp246qh7302
Front brake set up from side: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/qs588pr4184
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