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Old 09-05-2017, 10:37 PM
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Post WANTED: Rajay Turbo Memorabilia

Hey all... a few years back MosportGreen66 posted about a big batch of Yenko memorabilia he was selling. It centered around Rajay turbos. Here's what he posted he had:

"This is the proposal Rajay Turbo Chargers authored to General Motors in hopes of working collaboratively with both GM and Yenko Chevrolet on the Yenko Turbo Vega project. Included in the proposal are detailed explanations of fuel economy, durability, exhaust emissions, and performance for turbo charger in the Yenko Vega. Continually, there are photos of the Rajay plant, the Turbo motor, and 2 original, dated photos of a yellow 1971 Yenko Vega @ SEMA'


The pictures are no longer hosted on Photobucket and I was wondering/hoping if anyone had viewable pictures of them and/or if you were the buyer, had them accessible somewhere. I'm researching how the Yenka Vega Stinger came about and this info would be most helpful. Any help would be most appreciated! Thanks so much!
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:39 PM
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The Yenko Stinger Vega and Stinger Turbo is an interesting story and was ahead of it's time in some ways but the design problems of the Vega engine resulted in a failed attempt by Yenko to complete his plans.

From what I remember......

He tried to build a SCCA Competition Vega and a Turbo Vega street car.

He did build them both but had problems with both and had hi po Vega parts in his catalog

The Rajay turbo was only used on the prototype
It proved to be too expensive because it required a special carburetor

Yenko changed to a Schwitzer Turbo that used the stock carb and came in a kit package

Yenko built a SCCA Vega race car and brought it to Daytona but it failed to qualify due to engine problems

Yenko built some Turbo Stingers and tried to get them EPA certified but they failed.
Some were tested by car magazines and the turbo kit was offered in the Yenko parts catolog

If you search around here, there is some info on this site that has been posted over the years

also some info here

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Old 09-06-2017, 01:49 PM
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Thanks JoeC! I'll take a look at all of that.
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