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yenko #102
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: May 28, 2015 06:29PM

Met the owner of #102 today, good guythumbs updrinking smiley His car looks good toothumbs up

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: Fast Eddie ()
Date: May 28, 2015 10:26PM

P.Janda?

Bowie,MD

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: May 29, 2015 04:36AM

J.Janda

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: yenkomark ()
Date: June 01, 2015 10:51AM

A v8 conversion ?

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: June 01, 2015 05:04PM

yenkomark Wrote:
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> A v8 conversion ?


Yes it had a V8 conversion .....a Crown I believe,

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: June 03, 2015 05:46AM

Without digging through my files to look at what info I have on YS102....

Is 102 the original body or re-body? If original, did you happen to look at the Fisher Tag to see if it was a COPO body?

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
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Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp
65 Rupp Monza Jr
68 Rupp Chevy Jr

Past Rides
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: June 03, 2015 06:31AM

As described to me it is the original body #102.

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: June 03, 2015 07:03AM

Wouldn't it be a crime to cut an original Yenko car for a Crown conversion?

As stated above some of the fact are unknown and I'm not judging...BUT???

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: June 03, 2015 07:23AM

It is described as a 67 and is one of only 3 Canadian Yenko's found.
Charlie Doerge has some info of it in his book. It is stated that they have pencil tracings of the different tags but no pictures or details (where many other cars in the book do). This seems me the owner did not want those items published for whatever reason.
It also does not detail the V8 conversion.
If you do not have Charlie's book yet I would highly advise getting a copy.

Lee J

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: June 03, 2015 07:30AM

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gnvair
It is described as a 67 and is one of only 3 Canadian Yenko's found.

That would seem to make the crime even worse to me.

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: YenkoYS-100 ()
Date: June 03, 2015 07:47AM

Not A COPO car, and is a Canadian built Corvair, converted to Yenko by a "kit", in Canada. This was done because importing a Yenko was cost prohibitive.

All of my info came from the books.

Rick
YS 100


Corsas are Magical :-)



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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: June 03, 2015 08:54AM

Thanks, I have the Yenko books and an extensive collection of files and information gathered over the years. I just don't have access to them at the moment..

Off the top of my head, I couldn't recall anything specific about YS102, or that it was a V8 conversion (or a Canadian Yenko at that....)

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp
65 Rupp Monza Jr
68 Rupp Chevy Jr

Past Rides
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: June 03, 2015 08:58AM

I don't think the V8 conversion has anything to do with Yenko, I imagine it was done a few years ago a old used up Yenko was nothing specialconfused smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: June 03, 2015 11:19AM

There have been 2 documented V8 conversions on original Stingers.
First one was Chuck Sadek's YS073 which he removed and replaced the removed metal sections in the floor.
The other is YS099 which belonged to Dick Bolt and then was sold to someone else in Maryland and that person I believe sold it to Ed Cunneen. I am not sure what happened to it after Ed and who has it but here are the pictures that Dick had posted online many years ago [freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com]

Lee J



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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: June 03, 2015 12:22PM

But should be clarified, aftermarket, "owner" V8 conversions, not related to the Yenko Conversion as Yenko did not offer a V8 option for the Stinger.

I remembered YS-099 was converted, but forgot/didn't know about YS-073...

Oh, how the years have messed with things....

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp
65 Rupp Monza Jr
68 Rupp Chevy Jr

Past Rides
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: ys063 ()
Date: June 03, 2015 12:23PM

This is a Canadian built 1966 corvair sold by Mo Carter Chevrolet, an official Yenko distributor.

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: June 03, 2015 01:38PM

ys063 Wrote:
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> This is a Canadian built 1966 corvair sold by Mo
> Carter Chevrolet, an official Yenko distributor.


Charlie Doerge had it listed as a 67 in his book. That is what I based my comment on.

Lee J

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: yenkomark ()
Date: June 03, 2015 02:27PM

I have the GM Canada build sheet on the car. It was based on a 66 Corvair but not converted to a Stinger until 67.

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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: fourtraxjay ()
Date: September 16, 2015 08:39PM

Hello, People, wow I had given up trying to register on this site due to multiple failed attempts, but today was my lucky day.

I stumbled across this post and wanted to say hello.

I am the owner of ys102. It was originally my fathers car. It was one of a few I saved from his estate. It was the worst one. Everyone told me to scrap it, no one encouraged me to save it, and everyone told me to focus on my nicer cars.

Honestly, I never really cared for vairs. But the v8 in backseat always intrigued me from a handling idea. So I dove in.

It was already a crown/yenko car when my father purchased it in early 70's. The early documents I have show it from a dealership in Hamilton Ont, (city? IIRC). The original build sheet/ for sale ad said it was a guy name John Gould who put the 302 in it.


When I got it out of the barn it was toast. Rotten, siezed, done.
Stripped it, soda blasted it, taught myself body repair patch panels, etc. and painted it in my home shop.
I know the above will make many cringe on a yenko car, but it was in bad shape, and I was not about to dump money into a car this far from origianl. I built it for fun, not investment. I couldn't even see a good investment in converting it back to original 6 cylinder, so fun became the motive.


I pulled the 68 302 'ce' (counter exchange, crate engine, whatever you call them)
sold all but block and crank. build alumin headed, full roller, high winding 302 that works on pump gas and revs to 7000.
Last year, 2 weeks after I finished the build, I drove it the woodward dream cruise. got home and worked out some bugs.. ie rebuild the motor as the nos general kenetics roller rockers I had from my fathers stash (the only not modern part i used) had spit thier needles out and I neglected to put screens in valley. Comp Ultra Golds now!!

I also ate the original ring and pinion last fall,but I think it was bad set up,not abuse. When I replaced the broken 3.55 w 3.27's I took it to 1/4mile.
Having had such a hard time finding the 3.27's, I left line like a baby was asleep in the passenger seat, and then reved to 7g's for 3 of the 4 gears.
An easy 13.2. When I find a spare set up ring and pinion, I am positive this thing will be mid 12's

But more importantly than that, It handles like I wanted. Very well,
The 4 corner disc conversion I did is great to.

Now it is I'd say 98% done, as I need to finish headliner and few other odds and ends, but I've moved onto another build and the vair just gets driven now! I'd slowly like to improve it more over the years. Real paint job some day, and perhaps fuel injection, But for now I just want to find a better shifter assembly since mine is a horrible mess modified in the 70's. It works, just not as well as I think it could.

She won't win any beauty contests, but she'll hold her own in a street fight.

Enjoy your vairs people. I know I do.
J



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Re: yenko #102
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: September 17, 2015 03:14AM

We forget that stingers were just old cars before they became collectable. How many Corsa's and Spyders were given to me for free back in the 70s! Just get it out of my yard and you can have it! Mike

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