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#194280 - 07/20/06 04:06 PM Yenko Vega V8?
72MotionVega Offline
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Has there ever been a documented case of a Yenko Vega with a V8?? I heard rumors that some geniune yenko vegas engines were taken out and replaced by the owners with V8's and taken to the track.. There was one rolling around on the web last year claiming to be a real yenko with a V8 ..any truth to this?? curious..

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#194281 - 07/20/06 08:53 PM Re: Yenko Vega V8? [Re: 72MotionVega]
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Not that I know of, but Yenko did offer a V8 conversion kit in it's catalog, and several Yenko Vegas got small blocks stuffed in them early in life. I know the Silver one did, and our Red one was in the process of getting one whenever the military shipped off it's owner...
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#194282 - 07/21/06 02:46 PM Re: Yenko Vega V8? [Re: Chevy454]
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Yes thats what Im talking about.. Original 4cyl turbo Yenkos that owners eventually removed engine and replaced with small blocks... There has been a couple around that have claimed to be the "real deal" but they had V8's in them.. How would one tell if it was a real Yenko or just a V8 vega with a stripe kit on it? Is it just as rare and valuable one that has been converted to an original one.. Other than a Vin verification....are there any other ways to tell. Have any been verified like this? On the Vin verification, how much % wise information is available on these... or is it like the Motions... you get a maybe letter...On the Motions, from what I understand.. there has not been one motion vega that has been found and Documented. Not one.. and Joel thinks none exist but quite a bit were made. I dont think he has all the records he says he does.. I hear alot of stuff from people with "maybe ' letters.. just curious as to the records available on the Yenkos. Reason I ask all this is I ran into someone with a nice V8 but says it was originally a Yenko vega in its previous life. they have the yenko stripes on it..

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#194283 - 07/21/06 05:16 PM Re: Yenko Vega V8? [Re: 72MotionVega]
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Quote:

there has not been one motion vega that has been found and Documented. Not one.. and Joel thinks none exist but quite a bit were made.




What do you call this? http://www.yenko.net/features/2000/May2000.htm


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#194284 - 07/21/06 11:35 PM Re: Yenko Vega V8? [Re: 55chevy]
hapevo Offline

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There ya go!

I emailed Brad about his car, but he never responed back.
Oh well...
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#194285 - 07/24/06 06:54 PM Re: Yenko Vega V8? [Re: hapevo]
72MotionVega Offline
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Brads car.... everyone thinks its a Motion, he claims it is.. BUT it has not been documented by Joel.. he has not asked him to verify it.. in fact, there has been NO verified motion vegas. as far as we know, none exist and that car could be a clone.

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#194286 - 07/25/06 02:06 AM Re: Yenko Vega V8? [Re: 72MotionVega]
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72MotionVega is correct. I have personally spoken with Joel within the last 12 months about the Motion Vegas and even mentioned the referenced car and he said there is not a single documented Motion Vega. Brad's car could be legit, but it is not documented through Joel and I do not believe there is any paperwork on the car.

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#194287 - 07/25/06 04:32 PM Re: Yenko Vega V8? [Re: COPO]
hapevo Offline

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Very interesting......
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#194288 - 07/27/06 03:14 PM Re: Yenko Vega V8? [Re: hapevo]
72MotionVega Offline
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ok, so we know there are no motion vegas.. for now. and there are Yenko vegas.. but here was my question.... there are documented yenko vegas (4 cyl stingers) but did yenko EVER produce a 8 cyl Yenko Vega. ?? Is there any speculation that they ever did??? If Motion and Scunzio were putting the V8's in vegas ....why wouldnt Yenko do a few and drop one of thier Yenko V8's in a vega.. especially if they offered a V8 conversion kit in thier catalog..

Also if alot of the original stingers were converted to V8's anyway... has there been ONE documented or found believed to be a real former Yenko Stinger that is now a V8.

third and this is a matter of opinion since I have run into both over time being offered for sale... what is more desirable or if you were to do a clone on a V8 vega.. would you do a Yenko or a motion ??
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#194289 - 07/27/06 04:05 PM Re: Yenko Vega V8? [Re: 72MotionVega]
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The reason there would be no V8 Yenko Stingers is because of the EPA. The Feds would not allow Don to add a turbo to the 4 banger without getting it certified, so no way would they have allowed a complete engine transplant. A few years later Joel was alos shut down by the EPA.
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