1976 Chevrolet Vega 70's flopper style
1986 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista
Head to Head
Bought the Tubed Vega Chassis at a swap meet several years ago and threw a Pontiac 400 into it (hence Astre). I have been racing it ever since.
I have won the Colorado Super Chevy Show in the car twice, 2000 and 2006. I was in the non-delay class both times.
About “#The Elky#”
This was my daily driver. I bought it when I started leaving early for high school. I was originally looking at a '92 5.0 Mustang, but insurance was ridiculous, and 3 other people had one just like it. I wanted something different, something that would stand out. My mom ended up pointing the Elky out to me. At first I was a little reluctant, but I was glad I bought it. I had it for three years and the only thing I had to replace that was the radiator. It got around 14-15 mpg city and 24-27 mpg highway. Unfortunately, on August 26, 2008 I fell asleep behind the wheel and hit a tree around 50 mph, and I totalled it.
Specs for “NastyAstre”
.070 overbored 400ci Pontiac Motor that has been stroked to a 465ci using a small journal 455 stroke crank, H-beam rods, and .040 over 455 Keith Black Hyperutectic pistons.
Iron #16 heads that I ported to flow around 250cfm @ 28"
Dominator 1150cfm carb
Powerglide tranny with a trans-brake
Dana 60 with 4:56 gears
Mark Williams axles with a spool
"NEW" added Zoomies this year to add to the "flopper" look and to open up my exhaust alot.
Tube-frame with a 4 Link rear suspension setup
I stretched the nose 19" to allow for better handling and more room for all the engine and exhaust
F: 26" Goodyears
R: 33x16 Goodyear slicks
Specs for “#The Elky#”
Stock 305 cid V8 4bbl that pushed 150HP and 240 Ft-lbs Tq at rear wheels. It had a Turbo Hydra-Matic 200-4R 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission with 2.73 rear gears.
Factory Options for “NastyAstre”
Any factory options (including sheetmetal) have been stripped off long ago.
Factory Options for “#The Elky#”
It was orignally equiped with air conditioning, posi-rear diff, rear air shocks.
Mods for “NastyAstre”
Besides the tube frame:
Fiberglass front clip/hood
Harwood fiberglass rear hatch
Harwood fiberglass doors
Fiberglass rear bumper
...more fiberglass on the rear panels
Full roll cage
Total weight: 2650 (with me in the car)
Mods for “#The Elky#”
K&N Air cleaner along with air cleaner snout extension so it pulled air from behind the grill. The wheels were Ansen Slotted Mags, 14X7 in the front, 14X10 in the rear.
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