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Phill's new project

Postby 76wagon » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:33 am

Just got this home tonight. 1976 chevette with a ton of parts and such. Wondering where to do a build thread- chevette forums suck and I don't know if the hamb would take me. I could post about how great chevette were and be a dick to people who disagreed. I'd call myself vegavettephill

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Re: Phill's new project

Postby spencerforhire » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:52 am

I don't know it the Chevette was 4x4" or 4x100mm bolt pattern, but "back in the day", all the cool ones wore H-body 4-spoke rally wheels.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: Phill's new project

Postby cosvega76 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:22 am

I had a '76 Scooter once for a beater and some Vega parts lying around. It got the 4-spoke GT wheels (4 on 4" and 4 on 100mm are pretty close), Custom Interior seats and the 4-spoke steering wheel.


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Re: Phill's new project

Postby Kenova » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:08 am

I think most of us would appreciate any kind of project.
The off-topic forum seems like an appropriate place for it. Would be interesting to hear the views of others.

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Re: Phill's new project

Postby rpoz-29 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:48 am

"vegavettephill" I love it. My brother had a '76 Chevette with the 1400cc engine. It was a tough little car, and he loved it. It tangled with a mid 70's Impala, and that was the end of it.
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Re: Phill's new project

Postby NVEGAR8D » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:47 am

Hi , My wife had the Acadian version when we met. Great little car till her sister got it.
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Re: Phill's new project

Postby waybad » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:23 pm

I like it!
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Re: Phill's new project

Postby Monza Harry » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:23 am

Phill what are you thinking for this? Ecotec, transverse in the back seat? Get the supercharged one and that will be a wheel stander and a blast to drive! Imagine that 18/19 year old next to you at the light with his fart canned Honda, sitting their giving you the look like "is this guy crazy revving up a Chevette like he has a chance" Green light and it is all over but the CRYING! Harry
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Re: Phill's new project

Postby cosvega76 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:29 am

I'd have to dig to find the article, but back in the early '80s GM had an engineering exercise of installing a 2.8L V6 in a Chevette. It was as quick or quicker than the Camaro at the time, and got like 25 mpg.


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Re: Phill's new project

Postby Kenova » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:18 am

cosvega76 wrote:I'd have to dig to find the article, but back in the early '80s GM had an engineering exercise of installing a 2.8L V6 in a Chevette. It was as quick or quicker than the Camaro at the time, and got like 25 mpg.


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I have seen these engines (60 degree V6) in Chevettes. It is a very natural fit, lots of room. They have also grown larger in displacement since that engineering exercise.

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Re: Phill's new project

Postby 76wagon » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:15 pm

Thanks everyone, should be a fun project. It actually came with a 3.4 v6 from a '95 Camaro. It's a long story but I actually owned this car years ago and sold it to this guy as a project with most of the parts it came back with. The guy I sold it to lost interest and wanted his garage back for another project so now it's back in my garage. In with the parts I sold it with (and that came back with it) are T5 from an S10, a 3.1 from a Cavalier and a 2.8 from an S10 that I had in an '86 Chevette at one time. I have a spare Monza rear for it as well.

I'll post a few pics when I get it up on the rotisserie and a link to the build thread once I find a place to put it. This one will take a little longer than the Vega, had to promise the girlfriend I wouldn't spend all my time on it like I did with the Vega.

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