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Arvada, Colorado
United States


1972 Cheverolet Vega Kammback GT

“Vega Wagon”

1974 Chevrolet Vega V-8


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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 “NOT A COLT”

I built this car by myself in a single car garage. The only two things that I paid somebody else to do for me was to weld in the S & W rollbar and building the transmission. Otherwise it is of my own two hands and some cussing! It has run low 14's at Bandimere's 5800 foot elevation and has run a best of 13.08 @ 108.75 on nitrous. It is a good and consistent bracket race car.
Best of all it I built for less than $5000.00 including original vehicle purchase and could be duplicated including painting it for $7000.00 or less (mine is in black primer).


Specs for “Vega Wagon”

Vortec 5700 Short Block
Aluminum Heads
Hooker 2129 Super Comp Full Length Headers
Holley 750
Aluminum Driveshaft
Ford 9" w/3.90's
Aluminum Radiator
16" 2300 cfm Electric Pusher Fan
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 “NOT A COLT”

1974 Chevy Vega Wagon
350 Chevy crate motor
8.5 to 1 pistons (runs on pump 91 octane premium)
882 heads milled from 76 cc's to 57 cc's
268 Comp Cam
Edelbrock Performer manifold
Edelbrock Performer 600 cfm carb
Stock HEI w/Accel coil
Saunderson headers
Turbo 350 trans
manual valve body
2000 stall converter
3.73 geared S-10 rearend
stock Vega suspension all around
Weld 15 x 7 with Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials out back
Weld 15 x 3.5 with 155/80R/15 B.R. Goodrich radial T/A's upfront
NOS 125 hp nitrous kit


Factory Options for “Vega Wagon”


Factory Options for “NOT A COLT”

Still has factory glass (windows still roll up and down)
All factory steel body
AM/ FM stereo


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)


Mods for “NOT A COLT”

V8 conversion using V8 Chevy Monza mounts and radiator
S&W rollbar
S-10 rearend using Don Hardy Vega brackets
Don Hardy Vega front brake rotors drilled for stock Chevy 5 lug bolt pattern


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