My Vega project

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Re: My Vega project

Postby speedphreake » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:10 am

my79monza wrote:What are you using for subframe connectors?
It appears that the body is twisting, is that a normal thing?
I see some cars where the front wheels lift together at the same level.
These are questions from a person that admitingly doesn't know didly about suspension tricks for drag racing.

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My frame connectors are 1 3/4" round tube welded to the floor, rockers and front and rear frames. The body is not twisting, it's all in the suspension. If you look at the rear tire, the wheel well lip is overhanging the tire slightly. The drivers side tire has about 6" between the tire and lip. I need to put an anti-roll bar in the rear, that will fix the launch. I'll be adapting an s10 sway bar this weekend to hopefully help for the last 2 races this year. Over the winter I will put in the anti-roll bar.
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Re: My Vega project

Postby megavega » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:58 am

Nice Job, new motor is workin good. :th:
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Re: My Vega project

Postby vegadude » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:03 am

what front coilovers did you use?
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Re: My Vega project

Postby SOLSAKS » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:55 am

nice work, everything looks great, it will be a cool car !!! :D
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Re: My Vega project

Postby speedphreake » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:08 pm

I used qa1 r series with 250 lb for a 69 camaro. I'm replacing them and going with double adjustables and 350 lb springs over the winter.
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Re: My Vega project

Postby Fasterthansome » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:03 am

Why are you going 350# springs?
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Re: My Vega project

Postby speedphreake » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:05 pm

I want to get the front up a little. The 250lb springs are settling a little too much for my liking. Getting to close to coil bind.

BTW I'll be putting everything up for sale after the swap.
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Re: My Vega project

Postby vegadude » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:39 pm

i just got some qa1s from mpr racing ,he has done about 30 h-bodies and uses the mustang 2 spings 8inch 375 lb
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Re: My Vega project

Postby chevy art » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:11 pm

dam jeff. i just went over your whole project journal. i didnt realize how much you reworked your car.. that whole chassis looks bulletproof with all that nice work you did.. my buddy juan is doing his early vega right now. its suppossedly all done and i havent looked under it, but i will make sure he sees your whole project journal.. just got my 377 fired up today for the last few adjustments and its going to sleep for the winter and will wakey up in early march, ready to go. you had better add another nitrous button. im coming to get you. keep in touch and lets see more pics of your next upgrade. merry christmas art
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Re: My Vega project

Postby 427VEGA » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:03 pm

I'm in,how about a Vega shootout at NED????? :th: :dance:
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Re: My Vega project

Postby chevy art » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:50 am

hey 427 cant wait to get up t0 that neck of the woods. im bringing my 67 nova(bertha). vega is gonna be a street dog.. look forward to meeting all the guys up there. keep in touch art
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Re: My Vega project

Postby speedphreake » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:31 am

I'm in for a grudge race day at ned or lvd. I have a few suprises up my sleeve for you Art, better be ready... :dance:
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Re: My Vega project

Postby chevy art » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:03 pm

im still a boy scout and our motto is BE PREPARED. talk soon art
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Re: My Vega project

Postby chevy art » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:14 pm

jeff im not sure? do i actuallyget 300 hp from this nitrous system i just put on the nova, or is that just an advertised figure? art
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Re: My Vega project

Postby speedphreake » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:47 pm

I know your too skeeered to put nitrous on your car. :lol:
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