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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show on: December 23, 2013, 08:22:18 AM
Thanks but the wagon is to small for hauling much of anything other than"butt" It has a 4 cylinder with 390 cfm holley and a header hooked up to a opel 4 speed and a shifter that felt like a stick in a 5 gal bucket of mud when shifting it! The turbo vega would run circles around the Yenko! I still like my bikes better than a vega!
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Mecum z28 on: December 11, 2013, 08:17:45 AM
High performance muscle cars did go down due to the gas shortage..I remember 427 vette could be bought around 2500.00 in the mid 70s..they sure haven't come down lately .The 60-70s muscle cars just don't appeal to the younger crowd anymore and the older folks have the memories and the money! Don't forget our muscle cars and parts are being sold and shipped out of the US to a world market. I'd love to buy another 69 Z/28 for 1050.00 bucks!That is 1979 prices! The first gen camaro is just so popular and has been for a very long time you'll never see them affordable again IMHO......They have become more of an investment car.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Acid Rain Spots on: December 10, 2013, 08:22:01 PM
 I agree with Sauron327 and suggest not using any sand paper wet or dry. A clay bar will clean the surface very well but you'll need a good hand polishing after that. Remember paint back then wasn't trash or imperfection free so beware before you see the primer..Good luck!
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show on: December 09, 2013, 09:43:49 PM
 
  Here's another ultra rare Vega hardly ever seen!
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show on: December 09, 2013, 09:33:57 PM
 Smokey Yunick built this experimental turbo engine for chevrolet just for a research project..I had the work sheet he used...
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show on: December 09, 2013, 09:25:14 PM
  All original 14 k mile car except exterior paint and experimental 4 banger...
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show on: December 09, 2013, 08:26:12 AM
It's was a Gold Spinner winner in 06...so not your average 72 Vega! BTW in 05 I was offered a 69 x 33 and 72 BB Cheyenne short bed loaded with 45k actual miles...both restored for my 1 of a kind Vega!  Guess you could say I really did and still do like the Vega. Thanks guys for the kind words!
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show on: December 08, 2013, 06:02:34 PM
If you look closer you'll see the rad support has the ac cond mounting rubbers still there plus holes in the top were the seal goes.It started out with a sb auto on column and ac. Terry Pennigton who's involved with FAST class racing cloned the car back in 90s.It was sold to Don Werner who had Terry build to spec a racecar with a ZL1 engine,special 400 turbo and several other racing goodies! Don went racing 5 times and quit. I traded him a 1972 Vega for it. Then I sold the engine,trans,rear ect parts and put back the 69 512 with a 69 M22 and Moser rear.It has no heater or radio but with the comp ZL-1 cam I've got the best music ever! Get's around 10 mpg unless you open up the 800 holley.....The best thing is most people think it's a real Yenko but I tell them it's more fun to own and I saved 250k.....
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show on: December 08, 2013, 10:40:32 AM
 No this is not Kevin's old gold car....it was sold in Jan 2011 at Russo & Steele. This car was running in F A S T class when I traded for it in '09. It's a black plate car with all original sheetmetal.Only 4 of the gold Yenkos exist far as I know..2 with white stripes 2 with black.Kevin had one of each. I love the olympic gold and it's the original color too! Thanks
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show on: December 03, 2013, 07:47:38 AM
Phillip, I don't know Dan and I have no pics that will show very much on the 2 BM camaros I'm restoring.I will post some in the coming months. I'm close to putting paint on the Fathom green yenko camaro.
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show on: December 02, 2013, 07:53:26 PM
Yeah it's not something I look foward to doing!Thanks...
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show on: November 30, 2013, 09:58:29 PM
  Those Huffy bikes do get lots of attention ! It was a very good show with great people and lots of cool cars from both sides of the street. Really enjoyed meeting Mr Cole and his wife..real car guys! I look foward to our next chance to visit! BTW Phillip I saw some things at the show I'd never seen before too! Thanks......Rick
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving on: November 28, 2013, 09:50:17 AM
  Happy Thanksgiving to all camaro enthusiast !
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Pilkington Glass on: November 13, 2013, 09:19:13 PM
 I see what spots/shading you are talking about and have seen it on lots of tinted repo glass.?.I've got Mexican made Pilkington glass that's so far off from fitting the correct shape/curve the spots are minor! I'd take the glass that fits any day!Do you mind telling who made the glass?
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: October 23, 2013, 08:49:07 PM
I'm impressed with the quality to say the least and a very happy camper! Nice work Steve!
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