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Author:  traysvega [ Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:04 pm ]
Post subject:  My New/Old Vega fixer upper

Guess I'll start documenting the "Fix-r Upper".I've decided on a rear plate for the vega...you'll like this....LAST1..... \:D/

This pass weekend I hit it hard and got what I felt was the hard part done.I installed a midplate "Thanks to Jeff for the photo" .
I then install a guttless glide and re-used the crossmeber just welding new tabs for it to the frame.At first(before the transmember) we installed the midplate with the motor mounts that came with the car and found the driveline angle really messed up,so had to re-drill re align the mid plate.After that I tackled the motor plates.Really wasn't bad at all.Motor is now solidly tied!It ain't goin anywhere. I did re-install the headers and made sure everything fit and didnt rub anywhere with new motor and midplates installed.Worked out great.Seems Now I have more room everywhere,from the steering shaft to the control arms.Those headers really looked tricky but actaully were not bad at all to install or remove.The oil filter on the other hand OMG!! :-& .Now I know why Jeff has a remote oil filter. :-& .anyways a few dirty pics(flash shows everything). After everthing was test fitted and worked out great I pulled the motor and now the car is back in my garage ready for the lil stuff. =;

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of course my son loves the car .... \:D/

Author:  ron owens [ Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My New/Old Vega fixer upper

Looking good tray man so that were you was over thing weekend. \:D/

Author:  inVEGArating [ Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My New/Old Vega fixer upper

LAST 1...I love it!

Block mounted oil filter....forget it! I can change my filter without getting down even on my knees,plus if the filter is that close to the headers it has got to heat the oil and that is probably not good.

Does your vega have the moroso pan for a vega in it? if so does your drag link rub on the pan?

Author:  traysvega [ Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My New/Old Vega fixer upper

inVEGArating wrote:
LAST 1...I love it!

Block mounted oil filter....forget it! I can change my filter without getting down even on my knees,plus if the filter is that close to the headers it has got to heat the oil and that is probably not good.

Does your vega have the moroso pan for a vega in it? if so does your drag link rub on the pan?


Nope stock pan seems.Alittle custom motification from the looks of it from the previous owner :- .Plan on getting a Vega oil pan from Ron. Even with the stock pan nothing rubs anywhere.Yes,I can see a remote oil filter unit is in demand.I damn sure not gonna drop the header everytime to chang the oil filter. :-& .. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

Author:  traysvega [ Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My New/Old Vega fixer upper

ron owens wrote:
Looking good tray man so that were you was over thing weekend. \:D/


Thanks Ron,I'm glad EVERYTHNG fits and is straight now.Yep,planned on gettin it done and I did .. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ .Now the rest is easy stuff I can do here at the house.I think next I'll install that new master/rod assembly,run new lines,install a new roll control (which you need to get me lol) and install those new 2 inch lowering(s10)spindles(give it that raked look I like).Then onto the other stuff :-k :-k O:)

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