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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2015, 03:31:02 PM »
Here is something you don't see every day! 

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2015, 03:34:57 PM »
cool. Can you take a close up of just the metal credit card?
 thank you :)
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2015, 08:38:38 PM »
Jeff, that binder of documents is as cool as the car itself. There are not a whole lot of T/A cars (but some) out there that still have that level of original documentation. It is really great you got that stuff.

Thanks for more photos. That looks like the factory 1-1/16" front sway bar. I have one on my car. They are a tough find.

The front brakes as they are currently configured would not have been legal in 1969 and earlier. In 1970 the Trans-Am rules changed and you could use any brake components, aftermarket or from another manufacturer. Since your car did not race in Trans-Am until 1971, it is not surprising to see some Corvette pieces up front including the caliper bracket and spindle. It looks like Stoddart did get the Camaro 4-wheel-disc calipers as evidenced by the casting number and inner half with the single boss for the brake line.
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2015, 01:43:20 PM »
I want to thank Jon and the rest of the Camaro Research Group for all your kind words and help.  When I first bought the car I was over come by a project like this!!!  After sitting down and going through the car I find it amazing and very restorable!!!  I have restored many cars in my life but never a Trans Am 1969 Z/28...  The more pictures that keep coming in make me want to restore this car back to it's original TA glory...  With that being said I have decided that this car will go though a complete restoration to "As Raced" in the TA series...  I would appreciate any and all photos any of you may have of my car...  I am also very interested in a set of original Torque Thrust Magnesium wheels for my car.  "yes I know how much they cost, and how rare they are!"  I am sure you will see me asking for help regarding certain products that were used in the day as well as period correct items...  Regards, Jeff

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2015, 03:46:01 PM »
The docs are priceless. The car would look awesome put back together as a vintage trans am racer. Sure you want Torq thrusts, and not Mini Lites?
Hard to tell if the car ran aluminum/magnessium wheels from those pics. Looks like steel wheels in both vintage pics?
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-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2015, 03:49:22 PM »
Jeff, it is definitely a big project but it will be a very special car when done. I will be glad to help you with advice and technical information and I'm sure others here will do the same.

If you could continue to post more pictures of the car it will be a help. I know the rear axle has been changed but I'm curious what's left in terms of rear shocks, possible rear sway bar, panhard rod, etc.
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2015, 04:34:51 AM »
I want to thank Jon and the rest of the Camaro Research Group for all your kind words and help.  When I first bought the car I was over come by a project like this!!!  After sitting down and going through the car I find it amazing and very restorable!!!  I have restored many cars in my life but never a Trans Am 1969 Z/28...  The more pictures that keep coming in make me want to restore this car back to it's original TA glory...  With that being said I have decided that this car will go though a complete restoration to "As Raced" in the TA series...  I would appreciate any and all photos any of you may have of my car...  I am also very interested in a set of original Torque Thrust Magnesium wheels for my car.  "yes I know how much they cost, and how rare they are!"  I am sure you will see me asking for help regarding certain products that were used in the day as well as period correct items...  Regards, Jeff

IrocJeff,

I sent you a PM re a set of 15x8 ARE magnesium Torq Thrust D's that I have (from the RACE TA car), as well as an OTC HD disk brake rear from the same car...  These parts need to find the right car ...   :)
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2015, 01:30:44 PM »
69Z28-RS thank you very much for reaching out!  I did get your email.  I have been very busy with projects at work.  I will contact you later today.  Regards, Jeff

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2015, 03:35:01 PM »
Do you know if it was raced with a single 4 bbl or the crossram setup?
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2015, 04:05:29 PM »
Do you know if it was raced with a single 4 bbl or the crossram setup?

It would have raced with the single 4 bbl. Multiple carburetion was no longer legal beginning in the 1970 season and this car did not race in Trans-Am until 1971.
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2015, 08:14:12 PM »
Jon is correct, the car raced with a single Holley...  While going through pictures of the car racing I noticed something weird...  It appears Ken raced the car with the factory Rosewood steering wheel on it?  In the one photo I have it is very easy to see the Rosewood color...  Was this aloud in TA?  Jeff

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2015, 08:29:28 PM »
Yes, it was totally legal to run a stock Rosewood steering wheel if that's what you wanted. Here's a photo of John Elliott's '69 Trans-Am Camaro interior and you can see the stock two spoke steering wheel.
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2015, 12:20:44 AM »
What an odd looking cage.

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2015, 04:19:01 AM »
that cage does appear different...  I was under the impression that there was a 'standard minimum', which could be exceeded but could not be minimized??  Or am I thinking of the later IMSA GT rules??
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Trans Am Stoddart Found
« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2015, 04:01:39 PM »
That particular cage was built in '69 and a cage was not mandatory in Trans-Am until 1971. I still believe the cage would have passed the criteria for the early '70s. I'm not up on IMSA requirements.
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