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 1973 Camaro parts. The 1973 Camaro was a Second Generation F-Body Camaro, spanning from years 1970-1981. 1973 included the Z28 Coupe, Type LT Coupe, Rally Sport Coupe, and Standard Coupe. 1973 saw the introduction of the Type LT, which could be combined with the Z28, Rally Sport, or both. With more stringent front collision requirements, stronger mounting brackets were added to Rally Sport bumpers, while other models had rubber-faced vertical bumper guards, stronger mounting brackets, tubular reinforcing braces, and a support bar behind the bumper. Power windows also became available for the first time since 1969. Full foam rear seats replaced the spring style of earlier years, door impact beams were made stronger for increased side impact protection, and recovery systems were added to prevent expansion coolant loss. 1973 also made previously optional sport steering wheels standard equipment, and improved seat belts by included new buckles with reduced release effort and a positive attachment latching sound.
In addition to carrying 2nd Generation 1973 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 1973 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.