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Postby PeerStalkHawk » Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:10 pm

Ryan-really nice wagon and really good times with that 4.1 v6 in there on a smaller-tire car too. You have a good launch and your car pulls hard later too. Very cool to see it on video as well. Thanks for posting it up and good job on that wagon!.....Dean
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Postby Monzawagon1320 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:37 pm

thanks its thats my fathers vega i have a monza wagon that im working on and should be ready to hit the street/strip when the weather gets nice:)
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Postby King Monza Mike » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:00 pm

Sorry to bring up another old thread, but i thought i could maybe help...

10.89 @121 and 10.95@121.5
1/8th: 6.89
60ft: 1.54

1975 monza t/c, all steal, 357 (stock stroke, 40 over) th350, Hooker supper comps (an absolute must, I knocked off 4 tenths first pass after ditching my sandersons), 10.25:1 compression, all on 91 octane only, Holley blue, single carb, Brodix Race Rights, used solid roller (one of the best things you could ever do & valve adjustments are easy in a Monza b/c you dont have to reach 10 ft out to get to the motor), factory 3.42's with a new posi, all 4-lug on a 255/60 ET Radial. Theres a few little tricks I learned on this car, if you need any help, let me know.


FWIW, no I did not start out at these times. Honestly, the first pass I ever made with this basic configuration went 12.21 @113! Horribly pathetic! You really gotta just put the time in the car at the track to go faster. First, I junked the Sandersons for the supper comps, went 11.60 first pass. Then I started adding and subtracting jet, it went 11.30's, 11.20 once. Then i started adding timing, 11.teens. Then I changed my coil from a stock HEI to a Accel Supper Coil, 11.Oh's. Then more minor timing and jet adjustments, and bam, 2 ten second passes later I was kicked out of the track! :-D

Just put the work in, it will get there!
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Postby katostud » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:47 pm

well i got my parts ordered and gonna try and get the bugs worked out and see what she runs. i ran a 12.9 at 104 and a 1.8 60 ft with true street tires i couldnt heat up-no line lock fuel and ignition issues and out of tune. im putting in a fuel cell,electric pump,hyfire 7 ignition,getting it tuned, roll cage,90-10 drag shocks in the front,better mufflers,and drag radials. how much you guys think ill improve with these modifications?
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Postby VegaEddie » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:53 pm

Looking to go somewhere in the 8s with the new engines. Reher-Morrision 565ci BBC. 1150 Garry Williams Dominator, Edelbrock Super Victor intake, Dart 355 CNC heads, 15:1 compression, .817"/.774" 284*/298* 112ls solid roller, etc. It made 980hp at 7000rpm and 511ft/lbs at 5000rpm. It previously went 9.80s with a mild .060" over 427. With the new 565, we are picking up about 400hp.
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Postby 2lucke4u » Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:47 am

Eddie
Stout looking vega ya have there,,,color,,stance,,wow!!! keep us informed,,we will need some video of this puppy,,,
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Postby VegaEddie » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:20 am

Thanks, Charles!

As soon as I get the 565 in, I'll take some video of it running. In the mean time, here's a video with the 427...

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Postby speed_m5 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:08 pm

Well mine is a 76 Vega with a 468 bbc and a power gluid 456 in a 9" rearend ladderbars made 751 hp on the dyno . runs a 9.40 @ 145 mph 1/4 mile. Please note it is for sale also
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Postby dragradialvega » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:06 pm

ive been 5.50's at 126 in the eighth with a 496 on a drag radial...its a astre backhalf ladder bar stock front suspension with a little nitrous.......1089 hp.....1.25 60'
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Postby waybad » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:42 am

dragradialvega wrote:ive been 5.50's at 126 in the eighth with a 496 on a drag radial...its a astre backhalf ladder bar stock front suspension with a little nitrous.......1089 hp.....1.25 60'

Any pictures or vids.?
I looked for you in the garage section but no one there?
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Postby dragradialvega » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:52 pm

i just joined on here and i havent really got any vids or piks....i dont really no how to post them on here or onto my computer for that madder......i guess im a newb....
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Postby DEMON Precision » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:14 pm

is your astre silver ??
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Postby dragradialvega » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:29 pm

yeah...
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Postby DRAGRACERRON » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:59 pm

Hi i am new to this site. I am a 23 vetran of drag racing here in Maine. My car is street legal and runs 10.90s 1/4 mile at 122 mph and 6.90 1/8 mile at 98 mph I run a 1979 Pontiac Sunbird with a small block chevy 400 engine bored 30 over flat top pistons, eagle crank and rods, Dart iron egle heads Roller cam 6.40 lift, Roller rockers, and stud girdle, on a edelbrock air gap intake and a Holley 650 double pumper carb engine dynoed at 532 hp. Tranmission is a Turbo 350 with all Tci hard parts and TSr cluth pack and i run a 4500 Tci stall converter, I run a 12 Bolt chevy rearend with a 3.73 gear car weighs with me in it 3150 pounds I am looking for info on a torque arm upgrade ! LOLl Anyone know hwere or who make a aftermarket adjustable torque arm for these H body cars ?? Any help is greatly appreciated 1-207-784-6204
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Postby 2lucke4u » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:11 am

Hi Racer Ron
Welcome aboard,,Car sounds stout, is it a coupe or fastback?? we will need to see pictures when you can,,if you do not have the torque arm mount on the rear,,google/ebay a mount for a f-body for the conversion,you could also use one of the many f-body adjustable torque arms out there,any/all of them are very close to what you will need with very little fabrication,,I run a comp eng f-car mount on my 9 inch with a modified firebird torque arm,it is in the stock location and has been trouble free for street use,car hooks good [1.40 short times],100's of runs at the strip and its still straight,also there are a lot of companies that are making a torque arm system for the newer mustangs that look pretty good,tons of stuff out there,,I'm partial to ebay as the deals aere great and there is always something you could find new or slightly used,Maine,,you mean that winter wonderland we hear about in the news??I just shoveled 6 inches of the white stuff and its coming again tomorrow,,I only get to race about 4 months out of the year,,kinda sucks,looking to sell the farm when the market turns and move south or west for a longer season,,hope the info helps,,any other questions, just ask,,cheaper that way,,,
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