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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Nov 20, 2008 at 9:51 pm
I'm working on a 74 Vega GT, Looks like you have as much work as me to do. This is my first Vega and I love the car

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1971 Chevrolet Vega Wagon Custom (Mildred)

Last updated Nov 18, 2008  

Photo of a 1971 Chevrolet Vega Wagon Custom (Mildred)


After selling my 1st Vega, (which broke my heart), I spent the next 20 years waiting for the time when I'd have both the money and the opportunity to get another one.

The last one was "fully loaded" and had a 262 V8 and a TH350 automatic.

This one has a 350 V8 and a 200R4 Automatic overdrive.

I named it "Mildred" after my grandmother, who was short but not one to be messed with.

I hope to take this to either the Bonniville salt flats, or the Nevada Silver State Road Race, or both, to see how fast it will go. :-)E)


Approximately 280 HP, 400 Lb/ft torque.
Will put the car on a Dynamometer after the engine is broke in.
Cruises at 75 mph @ 2700 rpm
350 V8 bored .030
Gets 17 mpg in town and highway combined.

The whole car weighs about 2800 pounds.

No quarter mile times yet

Factory Options

none, really.
It has door protection strips ....
A rear sway bar.


350 V8 bored .030
270 degree duration cam
1.6:1 roller tip rocker arms
Rhodes lifters
MSD coil
Edelbrock Performer manifold
Quadrajet carb.
Sanderson ceramic coated shorty headers
Single exhaust (I'm making a sleeper.)
Exhaust wrap
Flowmaster muffler
200R4 Automatic overdrive
Posi-traction rear (highway) gears

Z-28 fender vents installed in the hood
AM/FM/CD system
4 300W tweeters
2-4" speakers
2-6x9" speakers
2-5" speakers
(equalizer and amplifiers to be purchased eventually)

Fog Lights
transmission cooler/with fans
engine oil cooler/with fans

Sun Pro:

Water Temperature gage
Engine Oil Pressure gage
Voltage gage
Engine oil Temp gage
Evans Waterless coolant
Custom made 4-core radiator
2- Electric radiator fans
4 spoke chromed steering wheel
Air horn system with 3 horns
Hidden ignition cut-out
Locar tracking system
Bucket seats from a (?) newer car

Things not finished or to be done eventually:

"Aerospace" 4 piston calipers and rotors. (front)
(Parts still sitting in the box)

Rear view camera with a monitor in the dash

Carpet padding and carpet, front to back
Custom upholstery (partly done)
Sound proofing everywhere
Tilt Wheel
Power brakes
Power windows
Power 8-way adjustable seats
Tinted Windows
Exhaust cut out
(for race days)
Jegs 4-point roll cage
Home made frame connectors

Will paint it after most everything is done.
White top with a Red body. (hopefully CANDY red)

Maybe some stripes down the hood and roof, like a Z-28 Camaro.

A Ram air scoop
A front air damn
A rear wing or spoiler

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