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Re: New Facebook group

Postby MM71VegaDad » Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:49 pm

I like that group. There's a ton of v8/race vega pages, nice to see some stock stuff.
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Re: New Facebook group

Postby rpoz-29 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:01 am

Bob is pretty knowledgeable regarding Vegas, and has some beautiful cars. However, his people skills aren't much. I'd like to see the cars, but his commentary..... not so much.
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Re: New Facebook group

Postby Monza Harry » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:32 pm

rpoz-29 wrote:Bob is pretty knowledgeable regarding Vegas, and has some beautiful cars. However, his people skills aren't much. I'd like to see the cars, but his commentary..... not so much.
That isn't his lack of people skills, that is his "Enthusiasm" overflowing! What do you mean NO! :lol: And yes he is a long time well informed enthusiast we have to give him that, but those of us like that can be an "Acquired Taste" Harry
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Re: New Facebook group

Postby rpoz-29 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:33 pm

In his case, I think it's a lack of people skills, or an inferiority complex masked with bravado. (I just made that up :)). Like I told him, I've been around Vega's since 1971, and have the '73 I bought new. And I will still point out every single flaw in the Vega's design.
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Re: New Facebook group

Postby spencerforhire » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:56 am

Being aware of the flaws in these cars and still loving them makes most of us members here fanatics. Being honest with ourselves(and others) about those shortcomings is what separates us from the deluded wingnuts.
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77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.45@146.19)(6.01@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: New Facebook group

Postby sirrick4 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:37 am

It's great to see a like-minded bunch of blokes.
About 32 years ago I came across a pic in a Street Machine magazine over here. The story was on a 75 Monza and I fell in love with the looks of it. I laminated that picture and it has travelled around the country with me during all my postings in the army and also when took my discharge after 22 years of service to Queen and Country.. It has always taken pride of place on the front of my fridge wherever I am just to remind me that one day I was going to get myself one of them. I had a few distractions along the way - 5 different C4 Vettes - but I finally picked mine up about 5 years ago. Now that I have my dream car I keep telling everyone that Corvettes are like arseholes - everybody has one. :lol: My missus reckons I should have just done what was needed to get it on the road but when I started to have a close look at it I found a few problems so I ended up taking it back to bare metal and starting from scratch and doing a lot of mods. If you think you have problems getting body parts over there then you should try paying for freight to Australia :rolleyes: I sent some pics to Dick (Hammer Down) recently and he is going resize them for me and post them in this site when he gets a chance. Thanks Dick.
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Re: New Facebook group

Postby megavega » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:46 am

I got bob all fired up on vega nation on facebook, someone v8 and tubbed a cosworth, he went nuts. it was pretty fun, I think he really stands up and yells at the computer monitor, he will reply every 2-3 seconds, then edit the replys....lol :lol:
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Re: New Facebook group

Postby spencerforhire » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:08 am

It does appear that Bob has softened his Purist stance; he's posted pics of a bunch of Pro Street and Pro Touring Vegas. But I bet that tubbed Cosworth really set him off. Somehow I missed that.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.45@146.19)(6.01@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: New Facebook group

Postby richwimm71 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:45 am

I think that cosworth was Andy K,s lq4 vega ( That's the one my wife catch,s me watching his YouTube videos,like it,s porn or something) o btw I did join bob,s FB for bout 12 hours or so.lol
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Re: New Facebook group

Postby ol55 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:45 pm

Look forward to seeing your car sirrick4. Make a new post.

"deluded wingnuts" ...gotta love that.


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Re: New Facebook group

Postby hammerdown7 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:06 pm

Here's Rick's page in Project Journals, http://www.forums.h-body.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=44977
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Re: New Facebook group

Postby Sunula66 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:15 am

Nice work on the Monza :th: ...nice work on the F.B. :lol:
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