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Arvada, Colorado
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Apr 18, 2010 at 11:06 pm
Awesome car. Great work. trophy
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Apr 17, 2010 at 2:21 am
NICE V8 Vega!!
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Apr 17, 2010 at 2:21 am
NICE V8 Vega!!

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1974 Chevrolet Vega V-8 (NOT A COLT)

Last updated Oct 4, 2009  

Photo of a 1974 Chevrolet Vega V-8 (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).


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

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


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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At the Mall

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I took this picture in March when I showed at a car show in the Westminster Mall. It was sitting in front of Kay Jewellers all weekend

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