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new owner of a '74 vega

Postby h-bot » Fri Nov 01, 2002 10:10 am

From: tednelson83_REMOVE_103909_THIS_@yahoo.com

hello all,
like the subject line says i am the new owner of a 1974 Chevy Vega GT 2 dr
hatchback. this thing has been sitting in a dirt field for over 10 years
(last time it was registered was in '89) so it is currently in terrible
condition. the windshield is scattered all over the drivers and passengers
seat, the dash is in the back, steering wheel is gone, there are no keys to
be found, the original engine is sitting about 5 feet away from the car (and
i must say that that is the funkiest engine configuration I've ever seen),
the hood mounts are missing or broken so the hood is sitting next to the car,
the interior is shredded (brittle plastic; shreaded,faded carpet; ripped
seats; cracked dash pad), and the condition of the suspension is unknown. i
plan to restore and hot rod/street rod her. i have a 305 to build up and drop
in to her. i plan to mate that to a 4 or 5 speed (5 speed preferred) (and BTW
i like to rase as well so i need a tranny that can take a lickin' and keep on
tickin').
so as you can see i have a lot of work to do. this is my first
rebuild and i have absolutely no idea where to start so if any one can give
me help or suggestions or info or whatever i would love it. also what are
some good sources for parts. and does any one have info on the history of the
vega. i am looking for as much info as possible, i want to know absolutely
everything i can so flood my inbox please. i need to know what I've gotten my
self into.

Thank you and sorry for the long winded email.
1985 Pontiac Fiero 2m4 SE
daily driver
1974 Chevy Vega GT
project car and future hot rod
<a href="/group/gmhbody3/post?protectID=189056080185056153090149066010158165134145091046167121181">tednelson83@a...</a>
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if anyone has any info or parts to help me with
my vega restore, please contact me at <a href="/group/gmhbody3/post?protectID=189056080185056153090149066010158165134145091046167121181">tednelson83@a...</a>


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new owner of a '74 vega

Postby h-bot » Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:36 am

From: vegaman76_REMOVE_716729_THIS_@yahoo.com

--- In <a href="/group/gmhbody3/post?protectID=123232214254193154187184203245147187078145038136183193071193172194143142">gmhbody3@yahoogroups.com</a>, <a href="/group/gmhbody3/post?protectID=189056080185056153090149066010158165134048139046">tednelson83@a...</a> wrote:
> hello all,
> like the subject line says i am the new owner of a 1974 Chevy Vega
GT 2 dr
> hatchback. this thing has been sitting in a dirt field for over 10
years
> (last time it was registered was in '89) so it is currently in
terrible
> condition. the windshield is scattered all over the drivers and
passengers
> seat, the dash is in the back, steering wheel is gone, there are no
keys to
> be found, the original engine is sitting about 5 feet away from the
car (and
> i must say that that is the funkiest engine configuration I've ever
seen),
> the hood mounts are missing or broken so the hood is sitting next
to the car,
> the interior is shredded (brittle plastic; shreaded,faded carpet;
ripped
> seats; cracked dash pad), and the condition of the suspension is
unknown. i
> plan to restore and hot rod/street rod her. i have a 305 to build
up and drop
> in to her. i plan to mate that to a 4 or 5 speed (5 speed
preferred) (and BTW
> i like to rase as well so i need a tranny that can take a lickin'
and keep on
> tickin').
> so as you can see i have a lot of work to do. this is my
first
> rebuild and i have absolutely no idea where to start so if any one
can give
> me help or suggestions or info or whatever i would love it. also
what are
> some good sources for parts. and does any one have info on the
history of the
> vega. i am looking for as much info as possible, i want to know
absolutely
> everything i can so flood my inbox please. i need to know what I've
gotten my
> self into.
>
> Thank you and sorry for the long winded email.
> 1985 Pontiac Fiero 2m4 SE
> daily driver
> 1974 Chevy Vega GT
> project car and future hot rod
> <a href="/group/gmhbody3/post?protectID=189056080185056153090149066010158165134048139046">tednelson83@a...</a>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> if anyone has any info or parts to help me with
> my vega restore, please contact me at <a href="/group/gmhbody3/post?protectID=189056080185056153090149066010158165134048139046">tednelson83@a...</a>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



Hey welcome to the land of H-bodys and congad on your find but If you
plan on putting in a 305 v8 I'd go with a 4 speed saganaw just
because to me they are lost stronger tranny for the bigger motors as
for the 5 speed T-50 borg -warners are a little weaker and tead to
break easier I've heard of them blowing up and takeing cluc out but
it your call





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