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Cars > Challenges > “Vega Wagon” Vs “bumble bee”

 

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1972 Cheverolet Vega Kammback GT

“Vega Wagon”

1968 Chevrolet chevy 2 nova custome deluxe

“bumble bee”

 
Photo of: 1972 Cheverolet Vega Kammback
Photo of: 1968 Chevrolet chevy 2 nova
 

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About “Vega Wagon”

I picked this car up as a roller in '09. In my two car garage, it has taken me lots of hours, blood, sweat, & tears to get it in the shape it is today. The whole point of this project was to see if I could build a car that is dependable enough to drive anywhere, be consistant enough to win at the dragstrip, and at the same time look great, & be 100% NHRA/IHRA legal. I drive it to the track every weekend and it is currently doing very well with an 11-3 round record this year. It turns heads eveywhere I go and my son (6) loves it when I pick him up from school in it (the teachers, not so much....). It retains it's original, complete, interior and also has a great sound system. For power, it has an aluminum headed Vortec 350, TH400, Ford 9", and is a solid 12 second street car.

Update 8/30/11: This car just clenched First Place for Team Bunker Hill 2011 in the Sportsman Class NHRA Summit Racing Series. That qualifies it for the Division 3 ET Finals VP Race Fuels Race of Champions race to be held in Indy on 9/16/11.


















About “bumble bee”

bought in 1985 from original owner and sold in 1997 bought back in 2000 and turned into a outlaw street car for NMCA 9 second class 1/4 mile have not run 1/8 mile yet should be fast
Has 33,000 original mile on it and all original sheet metal
and interior looks and smells new still stored inside almost all its life cig lighter has never been used and wing windows never opened.was butter nut yellow but repainted sun and bright yello mix.dealer installed 427 12 bolt and 400 in june of 1968 and have all paper work on car.full documentation even protecto plate.This is a true outlaw steet car,its a driver not a trailer queen.
500cid 12.50 -1 compression
merlin 2 heads worked over ported and polished
victor jr manifold also ported to match heads
1000 cfm drag race demon carb that has been tewaked just a little.ha ha
aeromotive fuel system,also have 300 shot pro fogger nitros kit not installed yet but dont need it at this point.not a nitros fan just got a good deal at a swap meet on it.
comp cams roller valve train
sorry cant give up exact engine specs.
2 1/4 primary tube headers coated
i do have 4 inch custom exhaust for the street that is also coated.
msd pro billet dist.and msd 7al box with coil w/ timming controlr.
fabricated brackets to fit chevelle radiator between frame rails and cut 4 inch out of rad support.radiator from becool and twin fans. 1 inch tubes
fairbanks turbo 400
custom built 5000 stall
b&m trans cooler
hurst pro pistol grip shifter
trans brake with manual shift reverse valvbody
hurst launch contol (line lock)for staging burnouts only.fun
moeser 12 bolt w/35 spline axles and billit spool
wilewood disc breaks on all 4 corners
5/8 studs
3.5 inch strange driveshaft chromemoly 1350 u joints and billit yokes front and rear
comp engineering sub frame connectors
cal tracs rear springs split mono
cal trac bars
29-10.50 m/t tires also have the street version
jegs pro street fuel cell and polished battery relocation kit in trunk.
front hotchkis springs 2 in drop and energy suspension bushings w stock conrtol arms ,it is a outlaw street car.maybe tubular later.
m/t sporsman 26.7.50- 15 tires up front
no chrome all parts are polished billit aluminum
4 inch steel cowl hood made by dynacorn i waited 4 years for this hood because i refused to go fiberglass and wanted one that fit perfect and it did it was woth the wait and i got thje very first one made for the 68 to 72 nova..i do still have the stock hood put away.

 

Specs for “Vega Wagon”

Vortec 5700 Short Block
Aluminum Heads
Hooker 2129 Super Comp Full Length Headers
Holley 750
TH400
Aluminum Driveshaft
Ford 9" w/3.90's
Aluminum Radiator
16" 2300 cfm Electric Pusher Fan
MSD 6AL
Blaster 2 Coil
Hollet Blue Fuel Pump
MSD Billet Dristributer
Timing Locked @ 38*
B&M Pro Ratchet Shifter
Hurst T-Handle w/ Button
B&M Line-Loc
AutoMeter Gauges
1/8 - 8.03@85.77
1/4 - 12.62@108.61
100% Street Legal
100% NHRA/IHRA Legal
Driven to the track and raced every weekend
Team Bunker Hill 2010

Specs for “bumble bee”

500 cid 700 hp no bottle
fairbanks turbo 400 w/trans brake
5000 stall

 

Factory Options for “Vega Wagon”

GT

Factory Options for “bumble bee”

has custom deluxe interior which is actualy the ss interior for 1969 nova ss

 

Mods for “Vega Wagon”

I did all the work myself in my two car garage (with some help form a good buddy with the flame airbrushing)

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Mods for “bumble bee”

stroker kit
merlin 2 heads
1000 cfm drag race demon
sorry no engine specs list of internals due to it being in a NMCA class
moeser 12 bolt 35 spline axles billit spool and 4.56 gears
cal trac bars and spit mono single leaf springs
jegs fuel cell in trunk (sorry its the only thing i cut on the car but kept the piece to weld back in in case i go back to stock)

 

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