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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby 1100kaw2 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:08 pm

Nice Ride.
I've been struggling with exhaust on mine. 2 different muffler set ups and still sounds like shit.
I think you nailed it thou.
I have a pair of powersticks going on next.
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby 6D9 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:23 pm

avewhtboy wrote:Really nice car and I too really like the blacked out look on the motor. Any plans to track the car to get any times on it?


Thanks I like the blacked out look too! For sure plan to take it to the track to get some performance numbers down the 1320. Will post results when we go.
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby 6D9 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:24 pm

1100kaw2 wrote:Nice Ride.
I've been struggling with exhaust on mine. 2 different muffler set ups and still sounds like shit.
I think you nailed it thou.
I have a pair of powersticks going on next.


Thanks he is pretty happy with it. Pretty mellow at idle but nasty when reved up.
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby TOM71VEGA » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:52 am

That front tire is 26 inches tall, does it hit the inner rear part of the wheel well.
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby 6D9 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:15 am

TOM71VEGA wrote:That front tire is 26 inches tall, does it hit the inner rear part of the wheel well.


Its about 25.5" tall. No contact anywhere.
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby TOM71VEGA » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:16 pm

So you have the same size tire in the front, and you have no rubbing.
Reason I ask is, I am try to decide what size to put in the front of my 71
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby 6D9 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:52 pm

Front tire is a 165/80/15...25.5 tall. Its tight but no rubbing.

Rear is a 235/60/15...26.1 tall. No rubbing either.
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby TOM71VEGA » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:40 pm

That is the same tire I am going to put on the front, was looking at the classic all season 165/80/15
Thanks for the info
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby 6D9 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:25 am

TOM71VEGA wrote:That is the same tire I am going to put on the front, was looking at the classic all season 165/80/15
Thanks for the info


No problem at all! What size front wheel and back spacing?
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby TOM71VEGA » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:01 am

Weld wheel Drag lite 15x5 with 3.5 back space.
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby 6D9 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:36 pm

TOM71VEGA wrote:Weld wheel Drag lite 15x5 with 3.5 back space.


That will fit perfectly. My dads are 15x4 with 2.5" bs. You will have even more clearance on the outer edge due to less tire buldge.
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby TOM71VEGA » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:24 pm

Thanks for the info
Did you end up swapping the the upper front control arms side to side, when you did the s10 spindle swap.
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby 6D9 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:49 pm

TOM71VEGA wrote:Thanks for the info
Did you end up swapping the the upper front control arms side to side, when you did the s10 spindle swap.


When my dad purchased the car everything was already done. Only thing we have done is engine swap,exhaust,fuel tank mods,shifter,diff electric fans,wheels/tires.
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby TOM71VEGA » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:55 pm

OK thanks for your help
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Re: New guy...dads 72 Vega GT

Postby 6D9 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:04 am

No problem at all
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