David Carroll's Turbo Ecotec '73 Vega

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David Carroll's Turbo Ecotec '73 Vega

Postby cosvega76 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:21 pm

My wife gave me the February '18 issue of Super Chevy for Christmas. I found coverage of the Classic Industries Super Chevy Muscle Car Challenge inside. One of the competitors was David Carroll with a '73 Vega using a Chevrolet Performance Ecotec crate motor. So I Googled it and found a couple of things showcasing this build. Pretty cool car! He did manage to convince Overkill to take time out of his busy schedule and build the front suspension pieces.

https://fuelcurve.com/1973-chevrolet-vega/

https://bangshift.com/bangshiftapex/pro ... bo-engine/


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Re: David Carroll's Turbo Ecotec '73 Vega

Postby RedFiveKBS » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:19 am

He's a great dude. He has a YouTube channel that shows some of the construction of the car.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUI3gh ... eJ7q_ia_vQ
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Re: David Carroll's Turbo Ecotec '73 Vega

Postby hammerdown7 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:34 am

A Cosworth owner from NC put the non-turbo version of this engine in his car along with a 5-speed from a Solstice in 2011, (I think it's the same engine). I'll try and find some pictures later tonight.

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Re: David Carroll's Turbo Ecotec '73 Vega

Postby cosvega76 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:56 am

Dick,

Doesn't he have a thread in the Project Journal section?


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Re: David Carroll's Turbo Ecotec '73 Vega

Postby hammerdown7 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:15 pm

Matter of fact Chuck, yes he does. viewtopic.php?f=20&t=35441&p=201908&hilit=solstice#p201908

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Re: David Carroll's Turbo Ecotec '73 Vega

Postby wink2206 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:13 pm

I had a 2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP with the turbo 2.0 and 5 speed. Very tunable. That thing was a beast! Around 300 hp with a tune in a 2600 lb. car is something else. That would be a great engine for a Vega!

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