Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

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Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby spencerforhire » Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:17 pm

Ran across this today; two black Vegas(neither of them mine) at a "Gassah Guys" race in Winterport.
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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: Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby chevyart » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:39 pm

spence i think that that is your car in the right lane. i think you rowed across the pond with your car and ran it and went right back. test and tune session in maine. art
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Re: Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby spencerforhire » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:20 am

I thought I might like to take a trip to Maine to go racing, so I checked into the logistics involved it taking the Ferry from NS instead of driving 800km(500 miles) each way. The Ferry leaves from Yarmouth, 300km from here, and another 200km from Portland to Winterport. So a total of 500km(300 miles), saving only about 3 hrs of road time each way.
Then I checked into the cost for the ferry; it was completely insane! Somewhere in the neighborhood of $1400 for a return trip with a truck and car hauler. Nope.
So no, Art, that wasn't me!
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: Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby chevyart » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:48 am

guess i wont be seeing you at Epping NH this year. that is a crazy cost to take the ferry. glad to hear you guys up there in Nova Scotia have enough dragstrips to keep you happy. talk soon. PS will be boxing up the goodies someday this week art
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Re: Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby 383VEGA » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:49 pm

Hey Spencer, Nice pic find.

Glad to see you looked into coming over to Winterport Dragway. Too bad the cost is so outrageous for the ferry to Portland. They are talking about bringing a Nova Scotia ferry back to Bar Harbor. That would put you closer to Winterport driving right through Ellsworth, where I live, on your way to the dragstrip. It is only about 60 miles or so from Bar Harbor to Winterport. Who knows if that ferry service will ever actually return to Bar Harbor though. I'm sure the cost of that one would be outrageous as well.

On any given Sunday, there are 5 or 6 Vegas and a couple Monzas running at Winterport. Most of them run in the Pro or non-electronics class. I am usually the only Vega in the Super Pro class along with 1 Monza.

It would be nice to meet you someday and compare our race cars. They appear quite similar in performance.

Rick
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Re: Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby Kenova » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:17 pm

383VEGA wrote:

It would be nice to meet you someday and compare our race cars. They appear quite similar in performance.

Rick


Translation: "Ya wanna run it?" :lol:

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Re: Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby chevyart » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:25 am

where is winterport in relation to epping(miles). thanks art
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Re: Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby Monza Harry » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:47 pm

Kenova wrote:
383VEGA wrote:

It would be nice to meet you someday and compare our race cars. They appear quite similar in performance.

Rick


Translation: "Ya wanna run it?" :lol:

Ken

Translation to the second power "Ken Is a "Fecal Agitator"! :lol: I couldn't resist Ken. :P Harry
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Re: Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby spencerforhire » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:33 am

Hey; that sounds almost like a "call out". What is this, "Street Outlaws"? I didn;'t even know we had a "list". I'm not sure if there will ever be a match race with 383Vega and I; his is geared exclusively for 1/8 mile racing and mine has to this point been 1/4. But 2 of the 4 tracks I race at are now 1/8 mile, so I am considering a gear change.....
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: Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby 383VEGA » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:46 pm

Hahaha. I just got to read this. Been away for a while visiting my son in Massachusetts and my new grandson! First grandchild for us. What a delight. I never knew how much he would tug my heartstrings. Anyway, Ken, I really did not mean that as a callout, buuuut, not a bad idea if we ever do meet up. You guys are too funny. Way to stir things up. I love it. Any true racer would not say no to a challenge, right?

Spencer, I am in the process of building a new engine this year. Working on a 414 sbc starting with a Dart Iron Eagle block. I may have to change my 5.38 gears back to 4.88's to keep it off the rev limiter. If I do, then I can run 1/4 mile tracks again if I run a fairly tall slick. That could be fun. We'll see.

Art, Winterport is right off I-95 just South of Bangor, and about 200 miles from NED in Epping. Takes about 3.5 hours towing a race car.

Still laughing,
Rick H.

1974 Vega Kammback Wagon (new to me), stock 140ci, automatic, AC
1974 Vega GT Drag Car w/ 414 SBC, Powerglide
1980 Sunbird w/ 231 Buick V6, 4 speed
1999 Z28 Convertible w/ LS1, Auto
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Re: Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby spencerforhire » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:55 am

If we both have equal gearing(I want to try 4.88's myself), I will be at a distinct disadvantage against 383Vega's new 421. He might have to give me a few lengths........
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.....

Visit http://www.spencerforhire.ca
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Re: Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby 383VEGA » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:00 am

We can negotiate that.
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1974 Vega Kammback Wagon (new to me), stock 140ci, automatic, AC
1974 Vega GT Drag Car w/ 414 SBC, Powerglide
1980 Sunbird w/ 231 Buick V6, 4 speed
1999 Z28 Convertible w/ LS1, Auto
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Re: Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby gasketman » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:28 pm

Hey 383vega, I'm the old white haired guy in Pro with the mostly slow blue Monza 2+2 from Swanville .
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Re: Pic from Winterport Dragway, Maine

Postby 383VEGA » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:13 pm

Hey Gasketman,

Glad you commented on here. We have talked at the track, but not here. Glad you reached out to say hey. It's real nice to see you run your Monza at Winterport Dragway. We have quite a strong Vega collection running there now, but only a couple Monzas. No Sunbirds, Starfires, or Skyhawks though. I have only seen a couple Sunbirds at area dragstrips ever, and that was back when I was racing my '80 'Bird in the 90's.

Here's to keeping the H-body's alive and well!

Rick
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1974 Vega Kammback Wagon (new to me), stock 140ci, automatic, AC
1974 Vega GT Drag Car w/ 414 SBC, Powerglide
1980 Sunbird w/ 231 Buick V6, 4 speed
1999 Z28 Convertible w/ LS1, Auto
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