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  • Location St Louis Missouri
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  1. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic 69 GTO   

    I have an extra AMT 69 Olds in my stash..thanks for the insight!
  2. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic 69 GTO   

    Cool..thanks for the feedback.
  3. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic 69 GTO   

     I am looking for a 1/25 scale 69 G.T.O. Does the reissued MPC kit have the proper G.T.O. "The Juge" graphics. 
  4. 69NovaYenko added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    69 GTO
    Does anyone offer a `69 Pontiac G.T.O.? I do believe this was originally a 1: 25  MPC annual kit.
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  5. 69NovaYenko added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    `68 Olds 442
    Do anyone offer a `68 Olds 442. I do believe it was originally a Jo-Han annual.
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  6. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic JoHan Maverick Pro Stock Grabber   

    Again, this post has been very insightful and your knowledge of the Maverick is impressive.  A family member owned a tudor `70 Maverick that they would allow me to drive. It had the  200ci inline six, automatic trans, plaid bench seat, air and A.M. radio. It was GREAT on gas, outrageously RELIABLE and the cost of ownership was negotiable.  I have nothing but fond memories of that car...and that`s coming from a Chevy guy.
    As far as the 427 SOHC or BOSS 429 displacement being dropped into that  small very light body should have resulted in one hairy ride.
    As a Chevy guy I would compare this combinations of light body weight and high horsepower engine to the `69 Yenko 427 Nova.  In fact in one of the last interviews before he passed Don Yenko remarked to a close friend "In retrospect the `69 Yenko 427 Nova probably wasn't the safest car in the world. It was so fast (0-60 in 4 seconds) that in the hands of the inexperienced it was DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS....ALMOST LETHAL”.  And, a 427 SOHC or Boss 429 in the light weight Maverick would be DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS....ALMOST LETHAL.

    I am glad you decided to post this topic..it cleared up a lot of things for me...again thanks.
  7. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic JoHan Maverick Pro Stock Grabber   

    I am fourtunate enough to have both the Johan Maverick kits, the Stock/Drag car kit (box artwork has a "blue" Maverick) and the  drag car only  kit (box artwork has a "yellow" Maverick). However I never knew what year this kit represented. Many thanks for the insight and the info. The "Blue" box art Maverick certainly does have the stock interior, hood and inline six.
    I never noticed until now but if you look closely at the Stock/Drag Maverick kit (box artwork  has a "blue" Maverick) written in white letters running along the top edge of the passenger side fender is "429 Runnin` Free". Could it be that the V-8 in the Johan kit is representing a big block Ford Boss 429 engine.

  8. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic JoHan Maverick Pro Stock Grabber   

    So what year Maverick does the Johan kit represent '70...'71...'72???
  9. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic "The Jury" A Canadian Dealships Twist On Pontiac`s `70 G.T.O. "The Judge"   

    Thanks for the history lesson gentlemen...I`m always interested in expanding my knowledge base.
    Greg are`nt the two above pictures of  a  `68 California Specials. These limited addition cars were built at Ford's old San Jose assembly plant and sold only in California. It was a blend of  Ford and Shelby components. Included were a blacked-out grille with aftermarket fog lamps, fiberglass side scoops, side striping, fiberglass rear decklid, quarter panel caps and  taillights from the `68 Shelby.
  10. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic "The Jury" A Canadian Dealships Twist On Pontiac`s `70 G.T.O. "The Judge"   

    Yep...that is strange...but check the 5th photo from top and you will see it had bench seat and floor mounted 4 speed...go figure.

  11. 69NovaYenko added a topic in General   

    "The Jury" A Canadian Dealships Twist On Pontiac`s `70 G.T.O. "The Judge"
    In 1970 Stampede Buick-Pontiac Motors in Alberta & Calgary Canada was trying to create a car that would hopefully bring people into his dealership in search of that unique car.  The idea that they could offer a hi-torque but lower-buck car that had the performance of a Judge without being a Judge.That special car was known as the "The Jury" option package. "The Jury" was  a special G.T.O. that was unique to the Canadian area. They ordered and sold 25 of these cars. They all where Palladium Silver with a blue interior and came with a 69' Judge rear deck spoiler. "The Jury" also featured a distinctively different graphic package from it`s sibling "The Judge". It had a flaming fireball with "The JURY" decal laid over a black and white bumblebee stripe, which around the rear quarter panel as well as down the drivers side of the hood. Twelve were of these special cars had M-21 4 speeds and bench seats. The remaining thirteen were turbo-hydromatics and bucket seats. Additionally, the cars came equipped with  350 CID engines, Safe-T-Track-differentials, 12 bolt performance rear end, Rally II wheels, red line tires, rosewood steering wheel, AM/FM radio, power steering and power disc-front breaks.


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  12. 69NovaYenko added a topic in General   

    Top 10 G.M. Option Packages 1950-1970_ Chevrolet- Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac-Cadillac-GMC

    I thought I`d post this for giggles and grinds.
    If you are a General Motors fan give this list a quick eyeball.
    This list contains the top 10 G.M. option packages across the board at GM including Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Cadillac, and even GMC. from 1950 to 1970.
    Of course like all these types of list there will be some you agree with and others you don`t  as well as those that you feel should have made the list.
    Hope you enjoy....I know I did.
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  13. 69NovaYenko added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    SS/RS Grill `67 Camaro
    First off I`m very please to see the newly tooled Special Edition Revell `67 Camaro SS kit. I`m also pleased to see it`s a 2 -N-1 kit allowing one to build a stock or race version of the car. My only disappointment is that Revell did not include the SS/RS grill..which in some ways would have made it a 3-N1 kit.
    Has any of the talented and resourceful aftermarket resin folks out there done or are planning to do a SS/RS grill for this  kit.                                                                                                      If so I`ll take four right off the bat.

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  14. 69NovaYenko added a topic in General   

    Sixties-Seventies Performance Pontiac Dealerships-Canadian
    This post is a continuation of my earlier post “Sixties-Seventies Performance Pontiac Dealerships .”  I`ve been attempting to find out more about Pontiac dealerships that would allow anyone to walk off the street and get the dealer to installed speed goodies (headers/blueprinted engine /suspension etc.) and drive out in a dealer prepped street racer. Recently, I discovered a northern neighbor, Canada, not only had Pontiac high performance dealerships; they had their own models of high performance Tin Indian`s.
    Conroy Pontiac in Ontario & British Columbia Canada was the Canadian equivalent to the American Nickey, Yenko, Baldwin, Berger high performance Chevy dealerships. They were the  “go to” dealerships in Western Canada if you wanted the fastest car on the street.
    They were notorious for a number of Pontiac Supercar conversions, the `67 Pontiac Beaumont SD “Cheetah” with a 450 H.P. L-72 427 engine was one of them.
    Engine: 427ci/450hp L72 V-8
    Transmission: Muncie M20 4-speed manual
    Rearend: 12-bolt with Positraction
    Interior: Black vinyl front bucket seats
    Wheels: 15x6 front, 15x8 rear American Racing
    Tires: F70x15 front, G70x15 rear Uniroyal Tiger Paws
    Special parts: L72 Cheetah conversion done by Conroy Pontiac-Buick
    If anyone has additional info on Canadian performance dealerships or dealership supercars feel free to share.
    Thanks for looking and thanks in advance for sharing.
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  15. 69NovaYenko added a post in a topic Sixties-Seventies Performance Pontiac Dealerships   

    Thanks Greg Myers, SFan Goch,Ford Rod n Custom for the leads.
    Royal Pontiac has been the only Pontiac dealership I`ve heard of that would you allow  anyone to walk off the street and get the dealer to installed speed goodies (headers/blueprinted engine/ /suspension etc.) and drive out in a dealer prepped street racer. Never heard of Myrtle Motors of Queens, New York nor Mecham Pontiac of Glendale Az. Thanks again.