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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 02, 09:37 AM
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I know I allready asked this I'm going to build a Yenko clone for me, I plan on making it as close as possible true late 60's 427, M 22, 140 speedo , graphics, cowl hood and induction, etc but what X code should I use? I have tried to get a hold of some of these ones for sale but ouch just to much $40,000+ hell why not save a little more and go for the real deal? I just want a driver thats fun as hell and will eat rice any time I want it to.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 02, 12:57 PM
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i'm just about through buidling a Yenko clone, myself.
1. Most were X44, but there were a few X11 and X66.
2. None had M22--all were M21 or TH400 (column shift)
3. Many had 9737 Sports car conversion, which included 15X7 Rallys, 13/16" sway bar, and 140 Speedo
3. Early cars had no factory tach, so S-W tach was mounted on column. Late cars had factory tach, and center fuel gage. None were console cars.
4. I think all were 4.10 rears (some were changed to 4.56)

I'm trying to get mine close to accurate, with the exception of the A/C, and 3.73 gears. Feel free to reply here, or my email, if you have other questions.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 02, 02:58 PM
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Thanks Unreal, I did try a reply to your e mail but for some odd reason I cant seem to pull up my email from the server. Isnt technoligy wonderfull??? I do want to pick your brain on your Yenko though, as to how all you set it up, drive train etc,
Thanks alot!!!,
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 08:11 AM
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}I just want a driver thats fun as hell and will eat rice any time I want it to.

Then why worry about the X codes? Get yourself a 67 - 69 body, a 427, M22, 12 bolt, some paint & a $3 decal. You can explain the decal is simply a decoration if anyone asks.

Unless you're trying to fake something (obviously not), then I wouldn't get a hernia over the trim tag. Especially if you're going to modify the heck out of it.

Also, you can eat rice a lot more economically than this method, but you will sure have a lot more fun doing it this way. I recommend doing the drivetrain mods but staying away from putting a restoration decal on it.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 10:27 AM
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NastyZ has it exactly right! Don't clone an original SS car! Find an X-44 base coupe and go to town! My good friend SSDanny69 is thinking about making a Yenko clone out of a very nice original 69 X-66 car, I told him if he did, I would post about it here and flame him real bad. He's reconsidering.........

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 03:16 PM
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You guys are right thats what I will do, I still want a 427 though its just something about them. And those Yeko stripes with the cowl hood and 427 emblems just say "leave me alone" or "I eat rice for every meal"
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 02, 04:35 AM
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If you just want it to look like a Yenko, from the outside, that's about $ 300 worth of badges and stripes. You could use any 396,402,or 427,or even a 454. However, the challenge, expense, and for me, the fun is in finding many of the "correct" stuff for the Yenko. Mine started life as an X11, small block, auto, with A/C. I'm going back as an X11 427 (LE out of a 69 Impala) M21, 12 bolt 3.73 posi, chambered exhaust, etc. etc. But I'm keeping the A/C. I searched out "correct" parts, like heads, carb, water pump, etc. but I am making no attempt to fake out anyone. I changed no numbers. I'm just building a nice, drivable, tribute car.
So, it's all in what you want.

I agree that using an X44 is the best choice. Remember, most were X44, anyway. But I'm betting X11 will be easier to find, as that was the catch-all number.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 02, 07:38 AM
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I do have one deviatilon I picked up a Tripower setup from a 68 Corvette for a song, and thought that would be too cool sitting up on top, but will it clear a cowl hood or should I sell it and go with the std. Holly, and cowl induction?
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 02, 02:09 PM
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So what do you guys think of runnung a Corvette tripower? Will it fis under the cowl hood or should I just stick with the Holley?
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