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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #360 on: April 15, 2023, 01:19:56 AM »
Mentioned in this thread by Jon Mello, January 22nd. 2012, reply #143 Here's another photo of what I think is the ex Dick Lang

 Camaro in Sweden, looks like it's being loaded into the back of a dump truck ! Maybe it's some sort of weigh scale ?

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #361 on: April 15, 2023, 07:00:57 AM »
Fair to assume it was a 67 upgraded to 68 specs?

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #362 on: April 17, 2023, 07:37:27 PM »
Found another photo of the ex Lang Camaro in Sweden in my files.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #363 on: April 23, 2023, 04:23:25 PM »
Thanks for posting those, Mike.  Interesting car.  I don't believe those are of the Dick Lang Camaro.  This car has vent windows in the doors and Lang's car began life as a '68 without the vent windows.
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #364 on: April 24, 2023, 02:21:34 PM »
Hi Jon, thanks for your reply,  in reply #360 I did say " what I think is the Lang car" what threw me off was the vent windows and

 '68 side markers, are those factory ? or something added due to regs in Sweden ?

MO also mentions this in reply #361

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #365 on: April 24, 2023, 02:57:17 PM »
Here's a another more recent photo of what " I think"  is the Lang Camaro in Sweden.

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« Reply #366 on: April 25, 2023, 05:17:47 AM »
Something I didn't pick up on at first is that the car has the 68 Camaro fender emblem. Maybe the doors were swapped out in favor of the 67 wing windows?

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #367 on: April 30, 2023, 03:36:00 AM »
More likely it is a '67 car that somebody tried to update looks-wise by adding the side marker lights and '68 style grille.
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #368 on: June 30, 2023, 08:50:35 PM »
Jon, or any else know this one ? '67 "Hugger Camaro" looks like Kent, Washington ?  in period judging by the full size '67 Chevy

 tow car and second '67 Chevy on the right. I looked at the results for the '67 Kent Trans-Am and didn't see that car, might have

 missed it ?

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #369 on: June 30, 2023, 09:23:55 PM »
Jon, or any else know this one ? '67 "Hugger Camaro" looks like Kent, Washington ?  in period judging by the full size '67 Chevy

 tow car and second '67 Chevy on the right. I looked at the results for the '67 Kent Trans-Am and didn't see that car, might have

 missed it ?

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From the Racing Sports Cars website.

https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/Kent-1968-10-06.html

https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/1968/Kent-1968-10-06-019.jpg

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #370 on: July 01, 2023, 02:22:46 AM »
Looks like it's a Canada car. Hey Mike did you know the driver his name is Bob Stevens?
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #371 on: July 01, 2023, 02:42:11 PM »
Oldtimer, thanks for your reply and links re: The Stevens Camaro.

VINCEZ28, I did not know personally Bob Stevens, but knew about him, I believe he had a link with Robert Barg (also Canadian)

 who raced the X Mo Carter '67 Camaro and the '69 Camaro, also X Carter. He was successful with the "Hugger Camaro"  '67

 winning the Canadian Touring Car Championship in '68. I wonder if that car is still around ? Jon ? ?

Is Robert Barg still with us ?  he hasn't posted for some time, and an e-mail went unanswered.

Here's a link to some of  Steven's career.

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https://www.gvmps.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Bob-Stevens-2014.pdf

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #372 on: October 10, 2023, 07:20:00 PM »
Once again it bit of thread drift  ::)  not original T/A cars but these are cars raced in Sweden.

Hans Radefalk in the #27, '68 model, and Bo Kasby in the '67, photo 1968 Sweden.

And like in one of my posts from Europe just above # 362, , if indeed it is a '68 has vent windows, side markers and '68 grill.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #373 on: December 25, 2023, 11:13:37 PM »
Since activity has slowed lately on this topic...could anyone provide some good pics and info on fuel systems and trunk organization? Not just Camaro, but all makes V8 cars.  Fuel cell brands and filter placement etc.

Thanks!

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #374 on: December 29, 2023, 12:50:21 AM »
I wish I had more detailed pictures of the 1969 that I bought in 1975, and then sold around 1986.  Photography wasn't a strong suit back then for me.

Here's a picture of the back of my car (excuse the picture of my son - who is now in his 40's).

It has a fuel cell, with an inlet from the cap you can see in the center of the rear spoiler.

There were two outlets, one at each corner of the cell.  I brought them to the middle for a common -6 line.

After I bought it, I put a check valve in the lines, and made everything AeroQuip from the cell to the carb.

img020 by Jim Forte, on Flickr

Here you can see the fuel line coming through the firewall to a bulkhead "T" (right below an electric junction box!), and heading toward the carb.

photo11 by Jim Forte, on Flickr

This is the engine compartment when I bought the car, notice all the rubber fuel lines!  I moved the fuel filter back to the trunk as I rebuilt it.

photo2 by Jim Forte, on Flickr

Again, with I had more pictures.

 

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