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Cars > Challenges > “Vega Wagon” Vs “American Muscle”

 

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chevy_boy70

M–18
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States

 

1972 Cheverolet Vega Kammback GT

“Vega Wagon”

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

“American Muscle”

 
Photo of: 1972 Cheverolet Vega Kammback
Photo of: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle
 

Head to Head

 

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 “American Muscle”

My dad looked for this car for probably 20 years. When he found this one, the guys wanted $9,000 for it. So he bought it, but little did he know, it had a 396 out of a 1968 Pickup and had three #1 rods in it. So during restoration he had to decide on an engine. He first picked a 502 Ram Jet, but it stuck out 1/4 inch above the hood, and we wanted to keep the SS hood. So we decided on a 454 big block. Now we have the car back, and put it in as many car shows as we possibly can.

 

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 “American Muscle”

It has a 454 that makes 425 horsepower and I think 400 pounds of torque. it's pretty much stock in the way it looks, so it's not a race car. But it is fast.

 

Factory Options for “Vega Wagon”

GT

Factory Options for “American Muscle”

It's the only chevelle I have seen with factory air conditioning and power windows. Some just have one or the other. This one has both, and they are factory.

 

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 “American Muscle”

The only modifications made on this car is the 454 and the fact that it's restored.

 

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Vega Wagon
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Points for Vega Wagon Total Votes Points for American Muscle
8 4 12

 

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