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Old 09/04/2006, 09:52 AM   #1
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Looking for '68 Coupe/GT/CS Vintage Racers

For a chapter in the book on racing the GT/CS, I'm looking for anyone who is into "vintage racing" their (1968) GT/CS. I've known of a couple in the past, and photographed one at Sears Point once.

I'm doing a bit on the '68 Trans Am cars, too. So, if you know of anyone who has a Terlingua Coupe (in yellow/black; real or reproduction), I'd like to hear from you, too.

And--anyone that has a '67 or '68 coupe with a rear spoiler (CS type), does it really work when out on the track? My research shows that they begin to work at about 110 mph.

(as a side note, I'm including David Nathan's drag racer in this chapter, too.)

Thanks to all for your help. You can post here, or via private message.

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Old 09/04/2006, 08:54 PM   #2
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Hey Paul....just so that it goes in correctly in your book, its
David AThans not Nathans :) and thanks again
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Old 09/04/2006, 08:57 PM   #3
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oh, gawd...I am so sorry, David. I was just watching the FOOD channel and they were talking about hot dogs, and...well...that is my lame excuse!

So sorry..I stand corrected.
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Old 09/05/2006, 02:27 AM   #4
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try this link - this guy has helped me convert my CS to all roller front steering/suspension.
he knows a lot about track racing

www.opentrackerracingproducts.com

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Old 09/05/2006, 06:38 AM   #5
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Quote:
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try this link - this guy has helped me convert my CS to all roller front steering/suspension.
he knows a lot about track racing

www.opentrackerracingproducts.com
Have you installed everything yet?

Joe

HP numbers are good and all, but they're like asking someone how much they can bench. What difference does it make, if I can still kick your ass.
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Old 09/05/2006, 04:55 PM   #6
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Joe ,
only the simple stuff , like the Roller Idler arm - but it has already made a noticeable difference
the rest goes in tomorrow including new fully adjustable Konis

will post some pics later and a review on these products , the guy from above was very helpful.

shaun

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Old 09/05/2006, 05:12 PM   #7
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Thanks Shaun. I'm anxious to hear how well it all works. I've been thinking about trying it on at least one of my cars.

Joe

HP numbers are good and all, but they're like asking someone how much they can bench. What difference does it make, if I can still kick your ass.
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Old 09/06/2006, 11:52 AM   #8
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Hey Shaun,

Neat site! I'll include it in the "sources" section for the book. I'm wondering how the roller bearing saddles work on the street? How does it feel on the road? Can you tell? At least, they won't squeak like OEM! LOL!

Thanks again--cool stuff!

Paul.

p.s. sorry for you, and the good folks of OZ about the loss of Steve Irwin (Croc Hunter).
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Old 09/08/2006, 07:33 PM   #9
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check this out for Road Racers

Link to road racing CS

http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/sh...?post/1491266/
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Old 09/08/2006, 07:42 PM   #10
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you're just too good, Shaun.

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Old 09/11/2006, 07:19 AM   #11
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Shaun, that's just too cool!!! ...

"Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain
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Old 09/11/2006, 04:06 PM   #12
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I wish it was mine - Circuit racing is very big in Australia.

Similar to Nascar in the states we have V8 supercars , but we don't have Ovals we have circuits. http://www.v8supercar.com.au/photoga...0991758&pnum=1

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