Building a Pro Touring V8 Vega

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Building a Pro Touring V8 Vega

Postby edwardsjethro » Sun Mar 17, 2024 10:13 pm

Hi guys. I bought a 74 Vega hatch back base model.no motor or trans. Has anyone here built a pro touring v8 Vega ? Need input on rear mini tubes and coil over shocks . Front end is going to be a Scotty's chassis kit.. I'm going to daily driver and tow a 1200 pound teardrop camper . Engine 327 ci up to 425 up heavy-duty 700r4 trans. Thanks.
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Re: Building a Pro Touring V8 Vega

Postby BadBowtie » Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:21 pm

Sounds like a fun build! You'd want to be careful with the short wheelbase and light weight towing a trailer, theres not a lot of meat back there for a hitch either. Ive always wanted to have my build more pro touring, if you scroll endlessly in the project car thread you'll find a couple. Most notable to me are:

Byron's IMSA build! He's gotten some magazine coverage too:
https://forums.h-body.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=34417

Next would be megavega's BBC pro touring build:
https://forums.h-body.org/viewtopic.php?t=20726

Ave's street/pro touring build and he uses it!
https://forums.h-body.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=43361

Simple not pro touring but great street car (unfortunately a sad ending):
https://forums.h-body.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=28042

Nixvega's build which is different and has changed a lot over time:
https://forums.h-body.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=19422
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Re: Building a Pro Touring V8 Vega

Postby chevy454 » Wed Mar 20, 2024 10:07 am

Front end is going to be a Scotty's chassis kit


Do they offer a Vega specific kit? Got a link? Thanks!
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Re: Building a Pro Touring V8 Vega

Postby jannickz » Wed Apr 10, 2024 9:21 pm

Mini-tubes are a great way to fit a wider rear end under your Vega. This allows for wider tires which improve handling significantly in a pro-touring build. Consider a narrowed Ford 9-inch rear end. It's a popular choice for its strength and aftermarket support. Talk to a fabrication shop about the narrowing process and ensure it maintains proper strength for handling and towing.
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