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 1980 Camaro parts. The 1980 Camaro was a Second Generation F-Body Camaro, spanning from years 1970-1981. 1980 included the Rally Sport Coupe, Z28 Coupe, Sport Coupe, and Berlinetta Coupe. The Camaro style stayed relatively similar in 1980 other than trim and detail changes. However, significant changes were made to available engines, with in-line 6-cylinder engines being replaced with new-for-Camaro V6s. Wire wheelcovers replaced the polycast style of the previous year as standard for only Berlinetta models. The Z28 hood included a rear-pointing raised scoop with a solenoid operated flap which allows the engine to breathe cooler air. This was the last year of availability for second gen Rally Sports. Noise-blanking chips were added to all Camaro radios in 1980 to improve noise rejection. This was also the last Camaro model year to have a full-size spare tire.
In addition to carrying 2nd Generation 1980 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 1980 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.