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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby waybad » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:35 pm

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well done Darrell :th:
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby evsvega » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:30 am

Nice job I really dig your ride! Great work!
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby zzip » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:35 pm

Nice work Darrel

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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby avewhtboy » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:41 am

any updates on this been a while
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 1100kaw2 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:34 pm

Thanks for think n bout me. but, no updates.
I did get my driveshaft done and back in. Had to lengthen it just a bit. was "F" body shaft. worked, but was just a little short for my liking. needed to be deeper in trans to make me happy.
been busy with life, like we all are. Still gotta get it dyno and have tuned. other than that, mechanically should be all sorted.
Good news is, havnt given up, still tucked in shop patiently waiting for me to get back to it. Funny how they do that.
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby avewhtboy » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:49 pm

1100kaw2 wrote:Thanks for think n bout me. but, no updates.
I did get my driveshaft done and back in. Had to lengthen it just a bit. was "F" body shaft. worked, but was just a little short for my liking. needed to be deeper in trans to make me happy.
been busy with life, like we all are. Still gotta get it dyno and have tuned. other than that, mechanically should be all sorted.
Good news is, havnt given up, still tucked in shop patiently waiting for me to get back to it. Funny how they do that.



I was curious due to your comment about the turning radius on your S10 spindle conversion as I am contemplating this on my new project
car once again.

Now I am thinking about going with the GM A-body spindles/steering arms I think they are shorter than H-body or S10 so they may
quicken the steering and ultimately have more brake options. Then the questions begin again, which ball joint to use etc.

Have you driven it enough or got it aligned well enough to tell about the steering?

thanks for checking in, any pics or videos to post would be great of course as always!
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 1100kaw2 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:30 pm

I havnt had it to an alignment shop.
I have its pretty close thou. Borrowed a buddies old set of slipper discs and played with it myself.
It will go to shop before many miles put on it for sure.
Drives nice, havnt had on expressway or anything, but 50mph or so feels fine.
I just don't feel it has turning radius it should.
I have even cut the stops damn near off the spindle where they hit the control arms.
BUT, I have never driven a stock Vega either.
It is what it is.
Just gotta remember not to try to whip in a parking spot real quick.
may take 2 trys. lol

Cruise in bout 5mile from house Friday nite.
weather permitting, Vega is going.
Give my buds a little sneak preview, and get a little feed back on it.
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby spencerforhire » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:00 am

You mentioned that you had to lengthen your driveshaft; kinda late for me to bring this up, but there are extra long yokes available that can accomplish the same thing without cutting & welding. This one is about 3" longer than stock, and can be cut to fit.
http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/a ... /overview/
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77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.45@146.19)(6.01@117.28 1/8th)
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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 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 1100kaw2 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:21 am

Yea
I thought about the longer yoke thing. Prob. just me, but, I didn't like the idea of the u joint being further away from tail shaft than ness. seams to me that puts extra load on bushing. Having that extra leverage out there spinning. I don't know, just my 2 cents.
Plus, the new yoke, and new u joint, would have been basically 2/3 what I paid to have shaft done, including new joint.
Thanks for the input thou, for sure.
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 1100kaw2 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:48 am

Finally made it to the Dyno/Tune part of this show.lol
Had a few hick ups, Bad M A F, stupid wire thing. bla bla bla. Anyway, nothing too serious for a 1st time LS build I think.
Got it all ironed out now.
Local Shop. Cincy Speed. Tuner Tracy Scott dialed it in for me.
Gonna drive and play for a while, finish pretty stuff this winter. Will be fresh for spring 16.
283hp, 318 ft lbs. @ wheels. Bone stock 5.3. I'm happy :D
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https://www.facebook.com/Cincyspeedraci ... =2&theater
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby jcrider » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:56 pm

Awesome! I can't wait for mine to make it to the dyno.
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 6D9 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:28 am

Awesome build and nice numbers from the stock 5.3!
72 Vega GT...406 sbc..TH700R4...3.42 gear...235/60/15 MT DR's....11.54 at 118.6..Dad's car
72 Vega GT...4cyl..4 speed..all stock
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 79440bird » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:12 am

Very nice. Can't wait to put a 5 speed in my vega I will probably ask you on what you used and did later. Kool stuff
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

Postby 6D9 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:32 pm

VERY NICE CONGRATS!
72 Vega GT...406 sbc..TH700R4...3.42 gear...235/60/15 MT DR's....11.54 at 118.6..Dad's car
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Re: 72 Vega GT , LS 5spd

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