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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 01, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 01, 01:38 PM
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$19,000 for a fricken' motor????? Give me a break.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 01, 04:27 PM
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Correct me if i am wrong but i thought that only the ZL1's came with the ALL alum motors and the copo's which the yenko's were the iron block with the alum heads??? I think it is a fake.. i could be wrong??????
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 01, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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69CamaroRacer, that was my first thought too! I have never seen one with "Yenko" cast into it. Then again, I haven't seen all that many all aluminum 427's! Anyone know anything about this?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 01, 06:46 PM
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Yenko bought the rights to cast the ZL-1 blocks for GM. This engine isn't out of an original ZL-1; it would be a counter replacement built in the 70's I believe or available over the counter from Yenko and assembled as a ZL-1 style motor.

I also have one of the Yenko aluminum blocks in my 69 although it's stamped into the block, not cast; this was what I was told.

Clill, what's the true story?

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