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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby Monza Harry » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:35 pm

classic_cruiser wrote:I do remember the eaten cassette tapes and seeing pieces of tape beside the road! Boy that brings back memories...

Pioneer Commercials "Feed Me More Tape" I still laugh when I think of that one! Harry
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:24 am

~ While I was at the junkyard, I spotted a couple of Vegas that need serious restoration that I wanted to share. He doesn't advertise them and there are several more deeper into his overgrown boneyard along with several Monzas. Sad to see them continue to rot away. :(
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1974 Chevy Vega GT Hatchback
1982 Chevy S-10 longbed 2.8v6 A/C
2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Coupe,Black
2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Coupe,Silver Sapphire Blue
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:35 am

~Dodged the hurricane bullet~ Replaced and soldered ALL/EVERY bulb socket in the rear harness and in the front engine bay harness. There was no nice way to clean the socket terminals plus they were 44 years old and I didn't want any surprises.
~ Sorting out the engine wiring harness and replacing the alternator(2 wire) plug with one compatible to the TuffStuff alternator(4pin all same size) terminals. Fun-NOT!
~ Officially mounted the carb and set the air cleaner height, had to trim off an inch from the air cleaner bottom lip so it could sit a little lower.
~ Trimmed the new accelerator cable firewall plug to fit the square hole and discovered it to be too long. I will need to modify the length after we get a bracket to hold the cable and re-attach the crimped end. - More FUN!
~ The braided fuel line is ready to attach but the plumbing is undecided.
~ The exhaust turndowns are in production.
Bad news is that the radio issue is still unsolved so the cluster is still on the bench. I see what they did in the Sunbird and Safari V6, with air...they reshaped the carrier to accomodate the plenum so the standard "huge" Delco radio would fit. Looks as though the RetroSound unit at close to 600 bucks is the way out of this pickle....Peace
1974 Chevy Vega GT Hatchback
1982 Chevy S-10 longbed 2.8v6 A/C
2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Coupe,Black
2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Coupe,Silver Sapphire Blue
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster N.A., Silver Sapphire Blue
2008 Dodge Ram Longbed, Brilliant Crystal Pearl Black
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby zeke » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:02 am

Sounds like you have a cs130d, L goes to small wire for light in dash and S goes to battery positive. P & F not needed.

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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:30 pm

The original alternator was a Delco-Remy 10si. The car does have the ALT idiot light. The replacement alternator is the chromed 125 AMP Tuff Stuff 8206NA. Their tech. support info differs from your info in that "S" and "F" are used and "L" and "P" are not. They brought my attention to a threaded hole on the back of the alternator and advised to attach a ground strap to it and to ground.
~ Classic Sound radio should be here today, one inch shorter than the Delco. If it doesn't allow the dash cluster to fit and bangs into the Sunbird ductwork, I may have to use a heat gun on it and massage it a bit. We'll see.
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1982 Chevy S-10 longbed 2.8v6 A/C
2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Coupe,Black
2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Coupe,Silver Sapphire Blue
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster N.A., Silver Sapphire Blue
2008 Dodge Ram Longbed, Brilliant Crystal Pearl Black
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby zeke » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:16 pm

F is for exciting alt with switched 12 volts and L is for exciting alt thru a lamp. :wink:
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