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« Reply #60 on: June 15, 2012, 07:46:50 AM »

A nice article on the Pontiac Tempest that Bob Tullius drove in the '71 Trans-Am series. Thanks to Mike K (Swede70) for sharing this with us.








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« Reply #61 on: June 23, 2012, 01:28:46 AM »

Jerry Titus penned article which scratches the surface on the intricacies of suspension and handling.









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« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2012, 09:12:56 PM »

Motorcade magazine article on engine builders Falconer & Dunn, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).







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« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2012, 09:35:42 PM »

Pretty amazing insight by Jerry Titus. Reminds me of a story I heard about Mario Andretti telling his pit crew a tire was - 1/4 pound low; turned out to be his handling problem, and he went on to win.
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« Reply #64 on: September 07, 2012, 09:59:17 AM »

I thought that was a pretty good article by Jerry Titus. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Here's another Motorcade article courtesy of Mike K (Swede 70) which covers the '69 Shelby Trans-Am Mustangs.







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« Reply #65 on: September 12, 2012, 11:19:31 PM »

Here's a small tidbit on Bob Tarozzi who prepared the Hurst sponsored Javelin for Bob Tullius
to drive in the Nascar GT division during the '69 season. This came out of the June 4, 1969
issue of National Speed Sport News. (Jon Mello Collection)

P.S. There's a nice article in the June 2012 issue of Mopar Action magazine which discusses
Bob T's experience with the Javelin. Thanks to Craig Wheeldon for pointing that out to me.



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« Reply #66 on: September 22, 2012, 06:40:26 PM »

Panhard rod and rear sway bar installation as shown in one of the Trans-Am Javelins. Since all the pony
cars in the Trans-Am series used a leaf spring rear suspension like this, the advice and information offered
should be of benefit to Camaro, Firebird, Mustang and Mopar owners as well. (Jon Mello Collection)









There does not appear to be a driveshaft safety loop in the Javelin.




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« Reply #67 on: September 23, 2012, 12:20:22 AM »

Car Life article looking at some of the phony-baloney that occurred during the '68 Trans-Am season
and what the plan was to address the problem for the '69 season. (Jon Mello Collection)







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« Reply #68 on: December 16, 2012, 12:47:49 AM »

Another article on the Gray Ghost Tempest, this one from the 1971 MIS Trans-Am program, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).





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« Reply #69 on: January 19, 2013, 12:34:50 AM »

February '69 CARS magazine article on the '68 Penske Camaro winning the Trans-Am championship, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).
The author was confused and stated the 302 "made use of a small-cube-block (presumably meaning 283) with a 327 crank assembly"
but we all know that it was in fact the inverse of that --- a 327 type (4" bore) block with a 283 style (3" stroke) crank.

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« Reply #70 on: January 28, 2013, 12:07:48 AM »

AMC Dealership magazine coverage of Trans-Am, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).

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« Reply #71 on: February 01, 2013, 10:57:54 AM »

March 1970 CARS magazine article on the Trans-Am series, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).
The "World of Whale Racing" was first referenced by Jerry Titus in an article he penned for
the April 1968 issue SCCA's "Sports Car" magazine. It can be seen in reply #7 of this thread.







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« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2013, 02:34:48 AM »

Feature article on the Shelby American team from the July '68 issue of Stock Car Racing magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)







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« Reply #73 on: February 04, 2013, 11:06:06 AM »

CARS magazine article on the '70 Boss 302 Trans-Am engine, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).









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« Reply #74 on: February 17, 2013, 01:10:32 AM »

Model Car Science magazine from December 1971, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).








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