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M –55
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
United States

Vegaman is It RUNS! Now to finish all the details — updated 6 years ago


About Vegaman’s Garage


About me and my passion for cars

Give me a 5 car garage, a bedroom, bathroom and a kitchen and I'll be happy.

Pulling serious G's in my cousins 500 hp '69 Camaro got me hooked on speed, though I've loved hot rods since I was 7.

I now own a '95 Olds Aurora - (greatest engine detroit ever put out, the Northstar-- lots of power pound per pound.)

'71 Vega Station wagon - 350 engine and 200R tranny will soon hit the road. Speed, mileage and luxuries. I like to have my cake and eat it too.

69 Mercury Monterey - bought so I'd have a car to drive that does not feel the road, then loaned it (permanently) to my brother when his SUV was totaled.

'49 Dodge 1 ton Pick up. My grandad bought it brand new and paid cash. Now it's mine. Hope to work on it as soon as the Vega's running.

'48 Dodge 1 ton pick up. For parts and then maybe a rat rod to sell for $ to help make up for the Vega expenses.

'79 Honda Goldwing motorcycle - needs the engine rebuilt. I keep it because I'm the eternal optimist.

'78 Honda Goldwing - for parts.

I'll take a 1966 to 1971 car any day over a "new" car.

My first car

1969 Impalla Convertable.
Purple, with a white interrior and white top.
Lots of rust and a 350 V8. Never shoulda sold that one.

Car I wish I still had

1:My '72 Vega.
262 V8 from a Monza.
All power and luxury.
2:My '66 Pontiac Catolina-
It had a 400 cu in engine that could do low 14's in the quarter mile with a 2 barrel carb.
A great "sleeper"
My '71 Mercury Cyclone GT 351 Cleveland 4-barrel with a C-6 tranny. - Totaled out by a brain dead teenager. It still hurts.....

My dream car

Home made by ME. Something with twin turbos, a tube frame and a tilt front end. :-)E) hehehe

Car clubs I’m in

National Street Machine Club.


  • Type of racing: Drags and anything but NASCAR
  • Driver: Al Unser
  • Driving song: Born to be wild - Radar love- I can't drive 55
  • Car movie: The Wraith - Vanishing point
  • Car magazine: Hot Rod
  • Car game: Loose the cops.

— Profile last updated: Dec 6, 2008

Date Joined Aug 19, 2007
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Nov 21, 2008 at 11:33 am
Just when I think the car is ready to terrorize the streets of Rio Rancho... I find out that the fuel sending unit is LEAKING!!! arggg... and guess what? NOBODY, and I mean, NOBODY makes a replacement.
(any suggestions would be appreciated here.)
Soooo... in my usual manor, I ordered something that's supposed to fit ANOTHER car, (a chevelle), and am going to cut off the sending unit assembly and jury-rig it onto my OLD sending unit mounting plate.. UGH!! much as I hate it, it's the only way to make this thing work without sending the wrong part back and waiting for them to send something from some OTHER year Chevy... and I can't wait that long. The oldsmobile is getting worse and worse. Not sure how much longer I can coax it along. AND
YES, the Vega looks pretty sorry now, with the new vents in the hood and the old bondo falling off. (haha) but I don't care. It goes REALLY REALLY FAST !
I'll paint it someday.
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Aug 22, 2008 at 2:15 pm
Had to rework the passenger side header to exhaust pipe connection. welder didn't quite get it FLAT against the collecter, (and there was a small HOLE that needed to be welded shut). Now I have to jury-rig a piece of exhaust pipe into the new curve I ended up with after rotating the connectionn to the header around to clear everything, (AGAIN).

UGH! kinda frustrated here, in case you don't see it. 8-(
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Jan 10, 2008 at 1:27 pm
Shipping a 390 V8? If I was paying, I'd hate to find out, but I'll try.

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Racing is in my blood. Uncle Clay 1948

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It's hard to believe, but.... After driving the car around for about 300 miles, adjusting the timing and carburetor, getting new clamps (and 8 more Qts of oil), to hold the oil cooler hoses on so they won't blow off the first time I shift down, (which was...

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Update on the Vega

Filed under: 1972 Chevrolet Vega Station Wagon (Vega)

Been working on the Vega like a mad man for a while. Back is paying for it, (sore) but it will be worth it when I fire it up and hear the sweet sound of open headers disturbing the peace around here. ;-) hehehe. I have the engine almost ready now....

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