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

Postby Monza Harry » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:05 pm

Tinker! "The Home Shop Machinist Forum" is all up in arms over Photo-Bucket's antics to get paid for a service they were supplying for free for years. You will need to pony up $400 [US] clams to link those in to anywhere from now on (expect increases I'm sure). You will now have to rescue your pic's and start "Re-sizing" to keep that lengthy photo essay that is "WayBad" Harry
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:48 pm

well f^c# me.. Thanks Harry!!
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby turbovega77 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:42 pm

do you have any pics of the chevette rack install? im putting an ls3 with a turbo in my 77..
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:37 am

I might have some on my home computer I'll check tonight
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:02 pm

here is some,, I remembered how.. :shock:
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:04 pm

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

Postby waybad » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:15 pm

I have also posted more pictures on the last page,, since photobucket closed I got my pictures back,, now just don't crash the computer...
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby turbovega77 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:01 pm

what outer tie rod ends did you use, and did you have to cut it down?
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:13 pm

here is how I did it with rod ends and bump steer adjustments, didn't cut it down but did cut some of the threads off of the rack so I could use the aluminum threaded tube.
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:38 pm

well the megasquirt took a dump on me :bang: I bit the bullet and bought the FiTech 70050 kit,,got it tonight :mrgreen: should be starting the installation of the system tomorrow,, so the efi learning starts all over,, :( I will take picts of the install and keep everyone updated,, winter is about over so this thing has to be running for the NMCA in Beechbend in May :shock:
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby spencerforhire » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:31 am

A quick FYI about the outer tie rod Heim joint(or any Heim joint used in single shear); I see an Allen socket head bolt in the pic; there needs to be a washer under the head of the bolt that is larger in diameter than the heim ball. This is so if the joint fails and pops apart, it cannot disengage. Some racing venues may check as part of their tech inspection.
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76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:18 am

spencerforhire wrote:A quick FYI about the outer tie rod Heim joint(or any Heim joint used in single shear); I see an Allen socket head bolt in the pic; there needs to be a washer under the head of the bolt that is larger in diameter than the heim ball. This is so if the joint fails and pops apart, it cannot disengage. Some racing venues may check as part of their tech inspection.

Cool Spenc!!,, I didn't know that,, I will get one on there,, thank you!!!!!!!!!! last thing I need is to put this pile into the wall for the price of a washer!! :shock:
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby spencerforhire » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:18 pm

I became aware of the washer deal when I was getting my drag car ready for it's first NHRA event in 2016. I had built my car by the rule book in 2012, but somehow missed the Heim joint washer rule. The local tracks don't check anything very closely, so nobody caught it. It only makes sense that the washer is VERY important, but I was unaware of either the rule or the safety factor.
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"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@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 LSnotchback » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:16 am

I just found this super cool and informative topic, shame at photobucket is so shitty.
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:01 pm

Thanks,, I have got all of my photos back from them,, took forever,, need to find a storage place to put them again,,
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