Cool car you have.Look me up at the Hat track,I'll be in one of these.
OMG - is that Vega? The only thing on those that didn't rust was the shifter knob !
Tin Injun wrote:OMG - is that Vega? The only thing on those that didn't rust was the shifter knob !
1975 Vega GT with surprisingly no rust at all but it does have about a 1/2 inch thick bondo on the passenger 1/4
Its a fun street/strip car.Had no engine or trans and was set up for a small block and has a 12 bolt chevy rear-end that somebody hacked to make it fit.
It's got an iron headed 383 stroker with solid roller cam,Air gap intake with a holley 750 Vac secondary carb,10:1 slugs,sanderson headers with Cobra side pipes,Turbo 350 trans 2500 stall,373 rear gears.Installed sub-frame connectors and 4x4 boxed steel brace(cut up into car) for the rear end lower control arm mounts,beefed up the upper control arm mounts as well.Multiple drag launches caused the driver side lower control arm mount to move forward 1 inch,thought the car was done for until i found that 4x4 box design.
Best run so far has been an 11.68 @115
Installed a quick fuel 750 double pumper last summer but never made it out to the track after that,it sure feels strong down low and might put me in roll bar territory.
I should really have a bar in it anyways.Dont know if I could handle a 4 wheel drift in a vega at 115 mph,although one night at the track one of the street cars dropped anti-freeze at the top end and nobody saw it until I got squirrely and just about hit the wall after a few hard lefts and rights.
The old cinnamon ring really puckered that time
You'd be surprised at how many of the thumper cammed street cars have 500 horse at the drive in/car show and then some excuse why the car cant race
I have respect for anything 14 seconds and quicker,money talks in this sport
Your car will haul the mail with the nice motor PLUS nitrous = Fun Fun Ride,should be quick but it takes a lot of work to stay consistent. Curious how that big bugger will re-act? We'll have to square off in time trials.
Meh the tunnel ram(for me) was very hard to tune,it actually reacted completely opposite of how i read they should work.Should suffer on low end torque but scream in the upper rpm's
Mine pulled the drivers wheel 8 inches off the ground and felt/sounded great but was about a second slower,I needed a good carb guru to look at it but for 500.00 bucks I had to try it.
Looked really cool but wasnt about to chop a hole in that nice hood
yep factory camel bump heads,horsepower unknown,car weighs about 2900-3100 lbs
Mitchel if you havent raced on the track before I have to warn you its very addicting and after a while your ride will seem slow.
So you gotta work harder to buy more speed parts. Viscous cycle