outragis

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About outragis

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  • Birthday 08/06/1963

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  • Location Vermont
  • Full Name Eric Ragis

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  1. outragis added a post in a topic 69 Nova Red w/ Black Vinyl Top   

    Looks awesome! Nice job!
  2. outragis added a post in a topic 1:24 revell murder nova   

    X2
  3. outragis added a post in a topic Nova Pro Sportsman WIP 9/08/13 Working on new hood   

    I'm going to play around with colors on the wheels( I have a few sets) and yes I was going with black stripes
  4. outragis added a post in a topic 1:24 revell murder nova   

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu7zAfEnuEM
  5. outragis added a post in a topic 1:24 revell murder nova   

    I got one in the works, need a big procharger though
  6. outragis added a post in a topic Does anyone remember this?   

    I remember getting a it in the mail every month, the first was a Red Barron model and I think it was a bigger scale.
    I also got a Hot Wheels car each month, the mail man used to love handing me the package, I would open them up with him. those were the days!
  7. outragis added a post in a topic Nova Pro Sportsman WIP 9/08/13 Working on new hood   

    This is the kit I used...

  8. outragis added a post in a topic Nova Pro Sportsman WIP 9/08/13 Working on new hood   

    Working on new Hood


  9. outragis added a post in a topic 1969 COPO Nova   

    Yenko produced the 427 Nova in 1969 only. There were around thirty built with only seven or eight that are accounted for today. This is the very first one produced.

    This 1969 Yenko Nova was a car described by Don Yenko in one of his last interviews as a beast, almost lethal, a car that they should not have produced; as they were skirting the edge of product liability when they built this car. The Nova was not a COPO high performance 427 motor from the factory. It was built with a transplanted 427 motor as Yenko did with the 1967 and 1968 Camaros.

    Although GM put factory 427s in Camaros and Chevelles, it is known that the GM factory apparently would not put a COPO 427 motor in a Nova. Why not? The most obvious reason would be just as Don Yenko describes himself; using the word lethal, and a matter of liability. The body weight of the Nova was less than that of a Corvette. Stuffing a high performance L72 427 Corvette motor in a car of less body weight certainly had to result in tire-smoking performance. The Yenko Nova featured here has turned elapsed times of 10.90s in the quarter mile. Of course it was with racing slicks, but few other modifications were necessary.

    This Nova left the factory with a 396/375 HP, Muncie 4-speed, 4.11 12-bolt positraction, and power front disc brakes. It is Garnet Red with standard black vinyl trim. It was destined to be raced so it was ordered very basic, radio-delete, etc, having no comfort options which would have been just added weight to slow the car down. Yenko did their magic with transplanting the L72 427, Stewart Warner column mounted tach, SYC graphics and other high performance modifications. It would be safe to bet that since this was the first 427 Nova, it was built with an extra level of performance in mind.

  10. outragis added a post in a topic AMC Rambler dirt tracker saturday night special   

    Very nice!
  11. outragis added a post in a topic Chevy Nova   

    You are right, haha, maybe it's making 600!
  12. outragis added a post in a topic gettin' down and dirty with a 55 Chev   

    That is real cool!
  13. outragis added a post in a topic '96 c1500 shorty   

    looks awesome!
  14. outragis added a post in a topic Post a cool model pic   

  15. outragis added a post in a topic Chevy Nova   

    You have to be kidding right? That's the stock exhaust that came on the 396/375hp cars and dealer installed headers. Those cars used to scream! I know, I had one! Great color and wonderful job on the Nova