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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby Roccosvega » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:30 pm

Hey Jeff, Did your 8.5 already have the disc brakes on it?

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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby 72 SS PNL » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:28 pm

jschwartz wrote:Only about 1/2 inch, but had to mod that area anyway due to the rear calipers contacting the body when the suspension compressed.


are you using a stock width 2wd S10 rear ? and is it the factory disk brake rearend ?
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby jschwartz » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:17 am

yes. yes. yes
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby jschwartz » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:23 am

BFG 225/50x15's on Superlite wheels, 15x7 and 15x8, Be Cool Rad, Spal pusher fan, seam welded front end. We'll set the ride height once the engine trans are in.
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby 73astregt » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:03 pm

what size and part number of the be cool radiator did you use? how much and what mods did you have to do to make it fit? most people with these cars find that a pusher fan just doesnt work good enough to keep the car cool. i had two pushers on mine and they did not work for me. i kept them for extra cooling in stop and go traffic but i had to mount a 15 1/4 inch flexalite mechanical fan on the water pump wich made cooling a non issue and my rad is only a copper 13 1/2 x 25 three core. you might find you have to move the rad forward and mount either an electric puller or the afforementioned mechanical fan. look for a thread by v8astregt he moved the rad forward and used the taurus electric puller on his astre and that worked well for him in arizona! if i can find the thread ill post the link for you here. flexalite part number 1315 is what i used on mine(blue) chrome part number is 1350 unless your water pump is reverse rotation then the smallest it shows on the box is 16 inch part number 1516 gold might be too big in these smaller cars. i think the 15 1/4 was the biggest i could get to clear and needed a stock crank center bolt as the arp one was too long and interfered with the blades.
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby hammerdown7 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:08 pm

Jeff,

The color looks great and the wheels are a nice balance to the car.

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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby 73astregt » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:00 pm

here is the link to v8astregt s radiator installation good info here! viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1289
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby jon72vega » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:43 pm

Jeff,
The wheel choice looks great!
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby 72 SS PNL » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:34 pm

its gonna be bass add when done !!!
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby jschwartz » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:45 pm

Not sure on BeCool rad part number, look on their website. The fan is a Genuine Spal from BeCool that is designed to be a pusher fan, and has lots of CFM.
I'm gonna try it anyway. LS engines dont get too hot with the alloy block and all.
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby jschwartz » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:43 am

Roughing out the intake fab, gonna make the final product outa epoxy n fiberglass. Not much room
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby 72 SS PNL » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:36 am

here is a wild suggestion since ive never seen anyone do it , flip the intake and put the tb under the cowl , it would be short and sweet
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby 80 MONZTA » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:54 pm

jschwartz wrote: gonna make the final product outa epoxy n fiberglass.

I would love to see pic's, or an explination of the procedure to make one out of fiberglass. I have been reading a lot about making stuff out of fiberglass, for the most part you need a mold, or a structure underneath it. But for a tube, I have no idea how you will do it.
My only guess is to make a mold, but then how do you remove it from inside without destroying the part in the process?
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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby Stevie » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:09 am

Nice choice of wheels- from the basic design they look pretty similar to my 14'' Minilite wheels, but only 15''.

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Re: Schwartz Vega

Postby jschwartz » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:34 pm

72 SS PNL wrote:here is a wild suggestion since ive never seen anyone do it , flip the intake and put the tb under the cowl , it would be short and sweet

No room for the MAF sensor, or an air filter that way.
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