72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby 1100kaw2 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:07 pm

Yea, on that car thing. Nobody knows what mine is either. I shaved all the emblems too. So they don't have a chance. haha.
The ones that know, really like seeing it thou.
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:09 pm

1100kaw2 wrote:That's cool. Aint this weather at this time of the year great? Cool Air sure helps the motor, but you will prob have to re-tune in the summer. lol
Have you driven it enough "casually" to get an Idea on MPG?
I drove mine back and forth to work a few days. Trying to be good on the skinny pedal. Got about 23MPG.


probably this week going to take a cruise up to Indy to see what the mpg will be,, I'll be happy with anything over 25 :shock:
It's so hard not to pound the loud pedal with these little cars :th: :th: you doing good with 23 city!! well done!!

I have a hot weather race tune from the lsfest Beach Bend race..it's been a long time coming enjoying our rides.. love it!!
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby spencerforhire » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:37 pm

I've been off grid(no cell service and no internet at my cottage) for the better part of the last week, and missed the whole Maverick thing. Funny it should come up right now; last week I received a "remove derelict vehicles" notice from the City Bylaw Compliance office. My 76 Vega that has been sitting in the same spot beside my garage for 20+ years was listed as a Maverick. :bang:
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: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:03 pm

you can't fix stupid!!!! :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: move it forward about 3 feet then back 6.. tell them it's been moved :D :D :dance:
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby spencerforhire » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:26 am

I wish I could get away with that; around here they're fussy about vehicles that are not registered and inspected. Now I have to either move it to my parent's farm(300 miles away), or junk it.
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: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:54 pm

took the car for a hwy cruise,, got 25mpg cruising at 74mph(2000 rpm) with a afr of 15.2 :D
this is with the 3.08 gears, locked up converter..67 overdrive.. I am going to change the gears
either to 3.55 or 3.73.. leaning toward 3.55,, I still want the mpg as high as I can get :bump:
the in town drivability is kinda lacking with a 3500 stall for my liking, with a more of a street gear
instead of the hwy gear it should be better :)
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby 6D9 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:10 pm

waybad wrote:took the car for a hwy cruise,, got 25mpg cruising at 74mph(2000 rpm) with a afr of 15.2 :D
this is with the 3.08 gears, locked up converter..67 overdrive.. I am going to change the gears
either to 3.55 or 3.73.. leaning toward 3.55,, I still want the mpg as high as I can get :bump:
the in town drivability is kinda lacking with a 3500 stall for my liking, with a more of a street gear
instead of the hwy gear it should be better :)



Yeah the 3500 converter will feel a ton better with some more gear out back. My dad is running 3.42's/700r4/3200 stall. It feels excellent on the street.
72 Vega GT...406 sbc..TH700R4...3.42 gear...235/60/15 MT DR's....11.54 at 118.6..Dad's car
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:48 pm

Yeah the 3500 converter will feel a ton better with some more gear out back. My dad is running 3.42's/700r4/3200 stall. It feels excellent on the street.[/quote]

excellent,, that's what I wanted to hear,, I saw what gears he had and was going to ask, but figured
I'd wait till I heard his times this Sat! if they have scales and you have time, try to get the weight of his car
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby 1100kaw2 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:16 pm

I built mine with an adjustable Stall speed.
3rd pedal activated. :lol:


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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby Monza Harry » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:09 pm

1100kaw2 wrote:I built mine with an adjustable Stall speed.
3rd pedal activated. :lol:


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But I LOVE that anyway! :th: Harry :lol:
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:33 am

1100kaw2 wrote:I built mine with an adjustable Stall speed.
3rd pedal activated. :lol:


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those are the best kind of stalls, i'm just lazy :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:01 pm

well after putting about 2k miles on the car, I've decided to change the gear ratio in the rear,, from 3.08 to a 3.73 :? The pass side rear bearing was leaking too, so it's getting fixed..Image
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I did buckle the rear hatch on the passenger side while the drag radials were on at the track :bang: Image
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I plan on adding frame connectors :th:
I removed the 1-2 gear shift accumulator to help with the gear shifts( I hope :shock: )
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I am also going to try to reinforce the mounting points for the rear control arms,,also going to install new front coil springs in the deep pocket a-arms I got,, more picts to come :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby Bullet » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:32 pm

I read through the whole build but I couldn't remember what you have done to the tranny. I have to recommend this kit. You can easily put it in in a weekend. The guy is an ace on 4L60E's and 700R4's. I'm running these kits in two vehicles and they make a world of difference. I even put this same kit in my Astro van when I was pulling a camper to firm it up after toasting the clutches pulling a hill. It's crisp just daily driving but full throttle it barks the tires in my 195k mile AWD Astro. The tranny runs cooler (no slipping between shifts) and I picked up two mpg's in the process. Spring for the 2-3 shift valve as well. I had some problems on the first kit putting it in, emailed the guy and in less than an hour he called me and walked me through it. Highly recommended
.https://www.700r4l60e.com/store/product ... =64&page=1
Make sure it's the correct one, he has several versions for different year models. This is just the link I have boomarked.
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby 6D9 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:05 pm

Car is going to love the 3.73's!
72 Vega GT...406 sbc..TH700R4...3.42 gear...235/60/15 MT DR's....11.54 at 118.6..Dad's car
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:43 pm

well I don't know what's going on with photobucket :bang: :bang: :bang:

I have had the Vega down again,, putting a set of frame connectors in, welding up the rear control mounts (I cut access holes in when the grinding marks are so I could install the bolts) and rebuilding the transmission :(
I smoked the direct drum band and one set of clutch packs,, I called Art Carr and spent way too much money with him :shock:
I have done some front seat mods,, I had bought a set of 88-92 Corvette seats and I was hoping to get them in also, with a new camaro console
I scored off of craigslist, :mrgreen: here is some of the SLOW progress
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putting new seat covers on
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