A Vega on V8TV

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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:

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Re: A Vega on V8TV

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

Some nice Motion cars there.
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Re: A Vega on V8TV

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

Dan Vasic, not the most knowledgeable when speaking specifics.
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