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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:10 pm

I finaly fired up the engine in the vega today. After letting the cam break in I did a little fine tuning.
It runs real good no leaks and sounds healthy too.Now I need to have a drive shaft made.

Robert
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Ishiftem » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:00 pm

Excellent!
Any one can restore a car but, it takes a real man to cut one up.
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby NixVegaGT » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:31 pm

Let me know how the heim trailing arms feel. I'm using the same thing except with the torque arm. I've got high hopes. Thanks Robert.
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby BadBowtie » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:58 am

Any updates? its been close to a month! Also id love to see your display picture full size, looks like an excellent ride.
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:32 pm

Hooker Headers 001.jpg
I cut off the flanges
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Black Ceramic Coated 2135 Hooker headers
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I did some port work on them
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Even the Badge looks good
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:23 pm

I Bought a Oil relocator so my headers don't get oil on em when I change the oil. I didn't buy it as a kit the pieces were purchased separately
That way I got what I wanted.
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:16 am

Here you go full size
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:40 pm

Made some perches for the vega. Now I can get under it and finish things up 8)
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:22 am

I started to remove the undercoating so I can clean and paint.I also have a little more welding to do on the frame connectors.
Its a lot easier working underneath with the car up so high.The driveshaft is only a mockup for the one Im having made.
The trans and driveshaft will be removed for work being done.Pics of the cleaned area to follow.

Robert
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby waybad » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:56 am

Robert,
can you show where you attatched the front frame connectors too?
looks killer :th:
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:40 am

The front of the frame connectors is not finished yet. Will show pics of it when its all done.

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Re: Roccosvega

Postby ironwillsv8vega » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:26 pm

Sweet ride Rocco!! :th:
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:19 pm

Well ,its been a few years and I think its time to get going on my vega and finish it up.Thanks for the compliments :th:
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby waybad » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:46 am

I know the feeling,, I have been spending money this past week like water going over the Niagagra falls :dance:
hopefully it will be running by winter 2014 :censored:
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Re: Roccosvega

Postby Roccosvega » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:25 pm

My Vega is at the body shop all apart being painted,been wet sanding it for days now.It will be green in color, i will post pics when it all done. :th:
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