A Vega on V8TV

Anything H-body related, but please use one of the topic-specific forums below if appropriate

Moderator: Moderators

A Vega on V8TV

Postby kgroombr » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:31 pm

First time I saw a Vega on this channel. Looks nice but sounds like it has been butchered with a V8.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68UD_buXKJs
User avatar
kgroombr
 
Posts: 1128
Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:27 pm
Location: Evans, GA

1972 Chevrolet Vega Kammback GT


Re: A Vega on V8TV

Postby spencerforhire » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:53 am

The whole idea of this display of vehicles is the "Day 2" concept; highlighting the modifications done to performance cars as soon as they were purchased. Back in the day, a musclecar buyer didn't wait for the warranty to run out or the loan to be paid off before making upgrades for both performance and looks. Wheels, tires, shifter, headers, carb, gears, you name it, it was done right away.
The orange Vega shown is supposed to be a real Yenko V8 conversion. "butchered"? No. Upgraded? Oh, yeah.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

Visit http://www.spencerforhire.ca
User avatar
spencerforhire
 
Posts: 2404
Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:02 pm
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

1972 Chevrolet Vega Hatchback

Re: A Vega on V8TV

Postby cosvega76 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:33 am

I like the way so many folks reference a Yenko V8 Vega. Yenko never put a V8 in a Vega, they sold a turbocharger kit for the 4-cylinder. My reference is the book, Yenko: The Man, The Machines, The Legend by Bob McClurg. Just like folks who make a Yenko Vega "clone", who use the Camaro side stripe, although the one in the video uses the correct stripe.

I'll get off the soap box now.


Chuck
cosvega76
 
Posts: 2391
Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:36 am
Location: Moscow Mills, MO

1973 Chevrolet Vega GT

Re: A Vega on V8TV

Postby hammerdown7 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:00 am

I never heard of a Day 2 car before but I guess I had a couple of them, mostly just wheels, tires and pinstripes. My '72 Vega wagon and '76 Monza 4cyl. Spyder.

72Vega.JPG
72Vega.JPG (142.48 KiB) Viewed 262 times


76Monza.jpg
76Monza.jpg (243.34 KiB) Viewed 262 times
User avatar
hammerdown7
 
Posts: 3404
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:53 pm
Location: Clawson, MI

1976 Chevrolet Vega Cosworth

Re: A Vega on V8TV

Postby dindin » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:37 am

Why would someone pay extra for a new yenko, which from what I understand the engine upgrade and some cosmetics and then pull out the engine and replace it when they get home.. :lol:

Al
dindin
 
Posts: 440
Joined: Wed May 21, 2014 10:01 am

Re: A Vega on V8TV

Postby T-FATTY » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:16 pm

Some nice Motion cars there.
YES I accept paypal donations...
T-FATTY
 
Posts: 690
Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:46 pm
Location: Somerset, Mass.

Re: A Vega on V8TV

Postby nutt » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:16 pm

Dan Vasic, not the most knowledgeable when speaking specifics.
nutt
 
Posts: 220
Joined: Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:52 am
Location: Portland Oregon


Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest