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 waybad » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:44 pm

little hwy tuning yesterday,, can't do Drag Week :bang:
but Ls fest is a go,,,, unless I blow it up before then :shock:
more videos next week,,hopefully burnouts,, this thing will smoke those little tires :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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

Postby waybad » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:27 pm

oh wait,, look what just came in the mail,,,,,,,maybe those burnouts will be shorter now :D :D :D :D

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

Postby avewhtboy » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:51 am

nice video of you driving down the highway it will be interesting to see what kind of mileage you get out of this car. In heavier cars they are always reporting pretty good miles per gallon numbers so in the Vega should be even better.

I am tempted to go to LS fest but my buddy doesnt have his Nova done so I think that will have to wait another year.

Have fun out there take lots of video!
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:57 pm

Will do the on the videos. If you have never been to the lsfest it's a good time!
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby 6D9 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:02 pm

Nice those shocks for the front or rear??
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby Monza Harry » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:41 am

Tinker :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: at least! You should save yourself the trouble those are going to cause you during installation and send them to me! I will get rid of them for you! Harry :lol:
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:46 pm

6D6... rear!!

Monza Harry,, sorry,, I installed them so fast I forgot to adjust them..they work fantastic :dance: :dance: :dance:
I highly recommend them,, for the price,, you can't beat them,, costumer service is second to none!!
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:04 am

funny story!!

we get no respect at car shows :bang: :bang: :bang:
because most of the younger guys' that judge don't even know what it is,, I was at a car show this weekend and one of the
kids judging, ask if it was a maverick.. I just said yes :mrgreen: ,, he said it was cool :shock: that I put a ls motor in a ford and that everyone was doing it!! lol
it even says Vega on the wheel centers :cuss:
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby Monza Harry » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:28 pm

Apparently reading is no longer a core subject? :? The "Vega by Chevrolet" is a Ford Maverick I must have failed "English class" as well! F :censored: Me That is TOO funny Tinker Harry
waybad wrote:funny story!!

we get no respect at car shows :bang: :bang: :bang:
because most of the younger guys' that judge don't even know what it is,, I was at a car show this weekend and one of the
kids judging, ask if it was a maverick.. I just said yes :mrgreen: ,, he said it was cool :shock: that I put a ls motor in a ford and that everyone was doing it!! lol
it even says Vega on the wheel centers :cuss:
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby avewhtboy » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:10 pm

Funny I had a guy yesterday ask me if my car was a Maverick or a Comet I laughed and said neither its a Vega. He was like oh its a chevrolet!


He was driving a ford truck so theres that.
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby Kenova » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:33 pm

Twice now I have had someone insist they had a four door Vega :sure:

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

Postby RobR » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:16 pm

waybad wrote:funny story!!

we get no respect at car shows :bang: :bang: :bang:
because most of the younger guys' that judge don't even know what it is,, I was at a car show this weekend and one of the
kids judging, ask if it was a maverick.. I just said yes :mrgreen: ,, he said it was cool :shock: that I put a ls motor in a ford and that everyone was doing it!! lol
it even says Vega on the wheel centers :cuss:
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I was at Cruisin' the Coast last week and had almost the same reaction by a couple of people. They asked if it was a Pinto or Maverick! Totally clueless.

But the overwhelming reaction was just seeing a Vega out there, let alone a Cosworth. I had many people telling me of their Vega stories and it was interesting seeing people look at the car.

Mine is not a show car by any means, just a true survivor and it looks it. But it was great seeing people's reaction to the car.
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby RedFiveKBS » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:33 pm

Kenova wrote:Twice now I have had someone insist they had a four door Vega :sure:

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Yep. I've gotten to the point of just nodding and saying, "wow, really?" :bang:
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby waybad » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:08 pm

well the last day of drag racing this year, took the vega with the 235 drag radials mounted on some welds,, it ran real well at first,,then the trans started slipping on the first to second shift,, didn't need 3rd (1/8) ran 7.37 right out of the gate at 94 mph :th: slowed to 7.43@93mph.. cooled off for one more pass.. must have been good because it blew the tire off all the way through 3rd :bang: :bang: :bang: drag radials don't recover like slicks :(
all in all it was a great day,, with tuning in the upper rpm ve tables, I picked up .3 in the eighth and 3mph :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
the rear posi housing is wore out,, once I get a new one of those and change the gears to either 3.55 or 3.73 gears, times should drop a little more, but for now just drive and enjoy!! sorry no vids. Thanks everyone for all the overly kind words on my build :D :D :D
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Re: 72 ls1 Vega ( 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box?)

Postby 1100kaw2 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:03 pm

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.
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