RAM Clutches’ modest beginnings date back to 1972. From the back room of an OEM clutch rebuilding operation in Canton, OH, John Norcia and his then partner, Ray Bickar, began designing and building better race clutches for a group of local competitors, who were fed up and demoralized with their clutch performance. At the heart of this program lay the radically new RAM three-paddle ‘Cleaning Lady’ clutch disc. Until this time most racing clutches were constructed of organic materials, which provided neither the durability nor the consistency needed for competition. Though Ram forged ahead with a new poly-encapsulated spring design—pioneered and patented in 1978—the three-paddle disc evolved into the current six-paddle design, and continues to be reintroduced by various clutch specialists long after its original introduction in 1976!
Today with the resurgence of factory muscle cars, RAM is heavily involved in providing clutch solutions such as the Street Dual and hydraulics systems that allow for major modifications to the vehicle, yet still provide good street driveability, which is the premise today for all RAM Street-Strip clutch systems.
Rick’s Camaros is your one-stop shop for 1972 Camaro parts. The 1972 Camaro was a Second Generation F-Body Camaro, spanning from years 1970-1981. 1972 included the Z28 Coupe, Super Sport Coupe, Rally Sport Coupe, and Standard Coupe. 1972 didn’t see many changes in appearance from the 1971 Camaro. Due to emission and tuning requirements, power ratings changed in 4 of 6 engines. Inner door panels were restyled to include map pockets and a coin tray, three-point combination seat and shoulder belt harnesses replaced the earlier separate lap and shoulder belt combinations, and new shifter mechanisms with 4-speed manual transmissions featured a push-down reverse lockout. 1972 was the last year to offer “Big Block” engines. Due to a 117 day strike on the one assembly plant that produced 1972 Camaros, there was a large production decline.
In addition to carrying 2nd Generation 1972 Camaro parts, Rick’s Camaros has parts for all Camaro models available. We have all the parts and accessories you need to help restore your Generation Two 1972 Camaro, at the best prices! Trust Ricks for all of your restoration and replacement needs for your racer, show car, street rod, or daily driver.