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Unread 9 August 17, 21:27   #1
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Default L30/M20 '68 camaro

Car originally was a non-ss/non-z28 (327/M20 4sp) that was stripped/rebuilt to scca specs with the 302. Driven by Craig Fisher @ Limerock.

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Unread 10 August 17, 12:51   #2
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Wow looks good!
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Unread 10 August 17, 21:16   #3
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I'm sorry but that is the 1968 Jim Murphy Lime Rock entry...
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I'm sorry but that is the 1968 Jim Murphy Lime Rock entry...
Yep. You sir, win the prize.

Driver Jim Murphy with the Heishman Camaro at the '68 Lime Rock Trans-Am.

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It was Murphy then. Craig Fisher had something to do with the car I read somewhere. I believe most of these guys shared data when the camaro was first dumped into scca. I saw a pic of a godsall hauler with one of Fisher's cars up hooked to it. Most were supplied and shared the same engine program too, traco engineering out of california.
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Trans Am is my thing...just sayin'

But hey it looks great!
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Interesting Trans-Am site here.

The Camaro Research Group: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=7779.60
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Unread 11 August 17, 23:13   #8
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Trans Am is my thing...just sayin'
It's spotty when you get into researching it. How many camaros did Smokey Yunick build, do you know? The current car that's run in the historic exhibit races is a '68 with the quick-pit oil tank in the car. The record breaking Bonneville camaros were all '67s with the rs grille it seems. These were separate from the trans am cars I think, so possibly 3 1968 camaros maybe?
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Unread 12 August 17, 02:01   #9
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The only one that actually competed in the 1968 Trans Am was the #81 Al Under/Lloyd Ruby Sebring 12 Hour car. Black and gold...

The #13 Daytona car was disqualified for having to many mods...but you see it in most sets. Wrongly.
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cleared. Hey, you said somewhere in another thread (I think it was you) that the only cars (or models) missing to complete 66-72 period was a proper year dart? and some year porsche? Or am I mixed up??
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cleared. Hey, you said somewhere in another thread (I think it was you) that the only cars (or models) missing to complete 66-72 period was a proper year dart? and some year porsche? Or am I mixed up??
Well I have said that we needed a '64 Dart and Barracuda for a viable 1966 Trans Am set...

I wouldn't make a '66-72 statement, because there are so many car models not made for GTR2 or even GTL to do a real Golden Era Trans Am set, not to mention it would be several hundred cars...especially if you want to do both O2 and U2 classes...

Too many Trans Am mods out there based on the Vintage Trans Am cars racing today as tributes, it's like as long as we have a Sunoco Camaro, the 2 Hot Wheels 'Cudas, a lime green Challenger or two, and a few Boss Mustangs we have Trans Am...it's just not that way for us real Trans Am fans...

The first three years of the series you had guys in dang near stock Camaros and Mustangs entering to drive against the big teams with corporate dollars...it kinda got very serious by '69 and the fields got smaller and then as the "Golden Year" of the "Golden Era", that is 1970 came along, the party was over as it began as the Big 3 (4) car makers left the series (officially) then the gas crises, it was almost over before it began, but we love our Golden year cars...

Ops, started one of my Trans Am rants sorry....

Anyway, for me it's one year at a time...to do it right...
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going thru the available models first some are completely out of scale. '67 firebird next to the camaro model; firebird is way over-scaled. I wouldn't even use that usual '69 camaro model (I'd use a different model altogether) Same with the '70 mustang, horrid model. I finally got a set of american racing s200s to dump in, but aside from that, the amc cars look good (just neglected textures) challenger & cuda models are sort of crappy as well, but there's better all over the place.
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It's not a perfect world that's for sure...this Trans Am world...
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