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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby NixVegaGT » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:13 am

Where did you get those sleeves? Those are for s10 BJs, right?
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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby BadBowtie » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:09 pm

NixVegaGT wrote:Where did you get those sleeves? Those are for s10 BJs, right?


They are UB Machine lower S10 ball joint sleeve. A local garage around here was able to order them from their shop catalog.
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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby NixVegaGT » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:52 am

OK cool. The reason I was asking was the last time I tried to go back to the UB machine website the link was broken. I just went back and discovered they're back up. Thanks man.
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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby BadBowtie » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:20 pm

Finally installed all my suspension components! master cylinder, lines and pads will be fabbed and installed soon enough. But for now the car is sitting on all fours (very stiffly i might add). Couldn't be happier right now its been such a transformation 8)
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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby Roccosvega » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:23 am

Nice! everything looks good.

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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby 73astregt » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:11 pm

keep up the good work! you have till next summer to get it finished so you can drive it to the monzaque and meet some of the gang! :th:
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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby BadBowtie » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:44 pm

73astregt wrote:keep up the good work! you have till next summer to get it finished so you can drive it to the monzaque and meet some of the gang! :th:


If i can get the time off of work for sure!

Got bored and test fitted my tent a few days ago.
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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby BadBowtie » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:28 pm

What a day, started messing around with my hydraulic clutch master cylinder when i realized my fuse box needs to be scooted over about 2-3 inches (hopefully its do-able). I'm also going to run brake lines so decided today was the day to pull the motor so I can clean the firewall up/re-locate my fuse box and run everything cleanly. Took a look on how the monza motor mounts go on (kinda complicated when you dont have a picture in front of you!).


All the 4 cylinder stuff is for sale in the for sale section so check it out im open to offers.
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140 ci for sale
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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby 73astregt » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:05 am

dont forget you need to flip the heater core for clearance with the v8.
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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby BadBowtie » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:08 am

73astregt wrote:dont forget you need to flip the heater core for clearance with the v8.


What do you mean? :shock:

EDIT:
I never got that far into my research but i just did some more and i understand now "flipping the heater core in it. You just bore two new holes for the heater core to go through and close the original one's off."
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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby 73astregt » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:21 am

the heater core itself must be fliped 180 in the housing(so the inlet and outlets are closer to the passenger side of the car) you will need to make two new holes in the engine side housing for the pipes to come out, and you may have to lengthen them (the pipes) as well.
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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby BadBowtie » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:22 am

Definitely glad I'm on this forum and not trapped in the dark. :mrgreen:

Thanks!
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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby 73astregt » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:27 am

ya when i started my conversion i didnt know about the forum but had memories from a loooong time ago of someone i knew that had done a v8 vega but they were reaaaaall foggy lol!
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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby BadBowtie » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:52 pm

Cleaned up the firewall and mocked up a template for some steel, hopefully i can get it cut tomorrow. If you notice anything that could be wrong with the placement of my brake master/hydraulic clutch master or fuse box let me know! hopefully this all works.
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Re: 1975 Vega GT

Postby NixVegaGT » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:05 am

The only potential hurdle I see with moving the MC over that far is the customization of the petal mount on the steering column. You just need to fabricate a mount/gusset for the new pedal mount location. Then bend the pedal to bring it back over in a favorable position.
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