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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby sinisterblue » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:56 pm

Finally got around to taking some pictures of the car in front of my Texaco station that I built in my back yard...
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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby zeke » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:41 pm

Cool gas station! :th: Imagine if someone asked you if you wanted your windshield cleaned or oil checked nowadays. :lol:
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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby sinisterblue » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:09 pm

Entered the Vega in the Indianapolis World of Wheels Feb 13-15, 2015 and won 2nd place in class.....
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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby sinisterblue » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:11 pm

picture #2 from The Indy World of Wheels 2015
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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby sinisterblue » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:52 pm

Decent weather in Indy today so I got the Vega out for a while. Took a quick iphone video of it while it was out.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpkYHaJ5prc
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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby jon72vega » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:24 am

sinisterblue wrote:Decent weather in Indy today so I got the Vega out for a while. Took a quick iphone video of it while it was out.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpkYHaJ5prc


Could not get the video to load.
It says private.
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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby sinisterblue » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:59 am

sorry about the video post... I didn't realize it was set to private on youtube. It's been corrected and made public, hopefully you can view it now.
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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby dindin » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:33 pm

I love that paint..does the body work need to be perfect before its painted?

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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby sinisterblue » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:52 am

a new friend drew this for me..... Thanks Mikey!
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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby sinisterblue » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:05 am

Did a few upgrades to the Vega over the last few weeks to address 2 concerns.... 1. Charging. Due to the serious lack of space the car had a tiny alternator on it, which also meant lower charging capacity. Fabbed a custom billet aluminum bracket and was able to mount a 140 amp Powermaster alternator in reverse (with the back of the alternator facing the radiator). It looks very cool and now the car is charging at a full 14.2 volts! Also ran a 2 gauge wire to power it. The old alternator charged right at 12 volts and when the lights were on, it would drop to 10.5 volts, so this extra voltage allowed me to address concern #2.

2. the engine temp would steadily creep up in traffic to 210 -215 degree which concerned me (even though multiple people said it was fine). I put a Maziere 55gpm electric water pump on (since I have the voltage to run it). Aside from looking great, so far it seems to be doing great. I haven't had a long drive yet but in the short cruise she went on Saturday evening, she never went over 185 degrees. Hoping this will be a big help in stop and go traffic. While it was down, had the opportunity to polish up some of the hard to reach aluminum. Also added stainless steel radiator hoses to make it look better and prevent a rubber hose sucking closed....
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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby zeke » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:45 am

I like the "out of the box thinking" on the mount - nice work. :th:

Those Delco CS130 alternators are perfect for our hotrods with their high idle speed output.
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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby sinisterblue » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:25 pm

Very cool news.... the Voodoo Vega made it into the Jan / Feb 2016 issue of Tubbed Magazine! Here is the link!
http://issuu.com/rpmmag/docs/tubbed_2016_01_02_web_c
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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby waybad » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:34 pm

Excellent!! congrats!!!! :th: :th: :th: :th:
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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby monzacoupe » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:16 pm

Incredible motor sticking out of a little car! Great!

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Re: My prostreet vega

Postby sinisterblue » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:13 pm

Had a little problem today.... lower control arm broke.... never seen one do this before...
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