Ken Trongo #1010
This is #15 Classic or Signature Manx. Chassis is custom made
to use a Vanagon Syncro bus transaxle and a Chevy S-10 front
differential. Engine is a 2020 type 1 with Hyd. lifters, Weber
cam, Street Eliminator heads, dual 45 mm Delorto carbs, serpentine
belt, full flow with filter, 180 degree oil cooler, 76 mm
crank and lots of chrome. Front Torsion bars are from a VW
rear and adapted to the front. They are adjustable! Floor
is flat polished diamond plate aluminum. Full gage package
and necessary warning lights. Corbeau Baja S/S seats and belts.
Most all the building of this Buggy was done by me except
the engine(Bernie Burgman) and pin stripping and graphics.
It took 5 months to build. 4 wheel disc brakes and corvette
master cyclinder. Vacuum locking rear diff. and mechanical
locking front diff. This is a all wheel drive when front and
rear are locked. It won the buggy class and Best Engineered
Car at Bugorama 51 in Sacramento last year. It has been totally
dependable and has not broke down since I built it going on
3 years. I drove it on the difficult run at Big Bear several
years ago, Laughlin was its first outing and Tahoe last year.