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FOXBORO, ONT

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The Vega is back in action again 

It was parked for 10 years

It now has a 6-71 on it 

Been to Shannonville for 2 Fri night mix + match s this spring (time trials)

cant get any traction , those fri night track conditions are terrible, I get the same or more bite on the road 

MT 31x16.5 ET Streets , new 

anyway its detuned right now to save the motor , 10% over , about 8 psi , hard to see guage at full throttle 

Sure would like to make a full pass.  1/8 mile without pedaling so much

Just changed to manual valve body , to try starting in 2nd 

going on sat to see if theres any bite on an actual race day , used to be 

Got some 1.35 s or 38 s there back when I got bored and played with nitrous a little , right before I parked it 

Yeah , so I ll be there sat morn , and if things are any good then I ll go back on sunday too

 I am posting on here so interested people can check in to see what I am doing , maybe save on the - I wished I hada knowns , or are you goins



-- Edited by smokee on Wednesday 6th of June 2018 09:22:04 PM



-- Edited by smokee on Thursday 7th of June 2018 10:36:48 AM

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Would like to see some pics,and also don't forget Armdrop on June 23.

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Im going to see about some recent pics

Arm drop dosent really intrest me

Limited traction

1/4 mile speeds are way too high for me , approching 160 mph , no thanks ,

I run 1/8 mile only , should be 125 ??

It is still a street car , but its not going on the road this year

 

 



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see if this short video works



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Nope

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Can we put video on here ? 

I ll try again 

looks like i can do pics but no video 

I have a 15 sec video of my first pass with the blowerEDF6C340-9F77-4FC8-A27D-56A675B460BC.jpeg



-- Edited by smokee on Thursday 7th of June 2018 03:26:50 PM



-- Edited by smokee on Thursday 7th of June 2018 03:54:06 PM

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Cool.

My first car ever (never plated/on the road) was a '72 Vega that was close to that same colour. Kept it in the parking lot of our local Canadian Tire and drove it around the parking lot on Sundays (back when everything was closed on Sundays) until they towed it out of the parking lot and dropped it at the side of the closest road. Had my Mom attempt to rope-tow me home but we ran over the rope and it broke so I fired it up and drove it the rest of the way. Had a hard time keeping oil in it as it burned oil almost as fast as it burned gas. I paid $50 for the car.

Speaking of Vegas, I saw a Cosworth Vega on the road the other day, we both pulled into the same parking lot so we shot the breeze for a bit ... kinda cool as I'd never seen one before.



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Yea , they were crappy oil burnin little things 

I always thought they were the coolest lookin little cars though

I had a 73 astre 4 speed when I was a kid 

Bought 50 weight nugold in the gallon jug from crappy tire 

finally smoked a rod bearing 

put in a 66 buick V6  , still 4 speed 

Learned real quick about broken spider gears 

my brother must have been sick of rope towing me home

picked up this car around 1982 ? 

Had a better body 

some of the old astre is in the vega still now 

astres and vegas are cool , any style 



-- Edited by VegaBob on Thursday 7th of June 2018 08:00:37 PM

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First pass this year and with blower

100 km winds - may 4 

Running with 4 inch flowmasters and street exhaust I made up 

I need to figure out how to edit video



-- Edited by VegaBob on Friday 8th of June 2018 01:40:32 PM



-- Edited by VegaBob on Friday 8th of June 2018 02:58:35 PM

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Another pass from the same day 

Tried leaving at part throttle

 



-- Edited by VegaBob on Friday 8th of June 2018 03:07:24 PM

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Heres one more from may 18 fri night

 



-- Edited by VegaBob on Friday 8th of June 2018 09:30:01 PM

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sometimes traction at the track depends on what was going on in the days just before you went . Like Saturday test n tune traction just horrible after a Friday night of run what ya brung street car racing

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Awesome. That looks like a ton of fun Enjoy your ride. Had a cousin that lived on a cattle farm in Manitoba that built a blown 350 72 Vega. After it sat near finished for several years we made a deal and shipped it out by train. We finished the car ,slapped a paint job on it and ran it around town and at the track a few times. Best we got out of it was a high 10's. There is nothing like sitting behind a blower cruising down the road. Could not find any pics of it but came across some of " Longshot" "The Worlds Slowest Dragster"  front engine we used to run. Seeing your vids and finding these old pics brought back some great memories of an amazing time. Enjoy

 

 

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Just got home from shannonville , ONDR is here this weekend
First pass , started in 2nd ,
What a smooth easy ride
Went 6.18 @ 116.4 1.53 60
Started useing first
2 passes 6.01 + 6.00 116.9
Was turning right bad
Add preload to RR
Went straight 6.08
Tossed the alt/ water pump belt , overreving in first
Put it on the trailer and went home
Not really much faster than with the tunnel ram
But it will be
Good day overall
Goin back tomorrow



-- Edited by VegaBob on Saturday 9th of June 2018 06:10:11 PM

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So why is it the worlds slowest dragster ?

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No budget racing... The engine was out of dad's ol station wagon...lol

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Ooh , haw haw 

at least it looked cool 

And must have still went quick enough to be fun



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Sunday 

Ran 5.92  116.5 

couldent get traction the rest of the day 

I went up 5 jet sizes the end of sat , and lost about 1 mph , I want to stay rich for now to save the motor 

still turns right when wheels are up 

most times it starts to bite spins then hooks , 1.48 - 1.53 

1.35 ish when it hooks 

mostly 6.00 - 6.15 

Next race is a month away 

Next Fri night is the 22nd

Might be some bite left from this weekend , untill all the hondas and 4x4s ruin it again 

I mean fri night is meant more for those guys anyway , right 

I need to try it with the exhaust off 

I can try leaving 2nd 



-- Edited by VegaBob on Tuesday 12th of June 2018 12:22:59 PM

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 Heres a nicer pic from may 

I hadent changed the front springs yet , blowers are heavy 



-- Edited by VegaBob on Monday 11th of June 2018 06:35:38 PM



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MILTON, ONT

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Where you at with tire pressure?

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Ive pretty much settled at 13 , for now



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Gorgeous car!    thanks for photo and video .   Carl 


 



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Thanks man !  

Dont tell nobody but it got quite a few blisters and stuff while it was parked 

But yeah , it still looks good at race car distances and pics , which is good enough for now , heh, heh 

Ive always been , make it faster , then worry about looking nice 

I was hoping for more pics and video from this weekend 

I usually have lots of people hanging around , 

but I told eveyone I was only doing fri nights this year 

Thats the first time I ever was at the drags all alone , I kinda liked it except nobody to tell me what they see my car doing off the start line 

That was my original purpose for posting on here , 

so people can just check in on here to see what Im doing 

of course it will take a while for word to get around though

 

 



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Looks like I should make it to shannonville tonight Fri night

Will know for sure around 5



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OK , might be a little late , but Im going



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Starting in 2nd  (3spd)  open exhaust  , more jet , way too rich now for sure

 

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whats 5.92 at 166 convert to 1/4 mile times

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To convert ET from 1/8 to 1/4 just multiply by 1.57 

To convert MPH to 1/4 mile multiply by 1.26 

 

My speeds were in the 116.5 to 116.9  range mostly 

I assume thats what you meant , not 166 

5.92 x 1.57 = 9.2944 

116.9 x 1.26 = 147.294 

 



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Nice Pass thanks for posting

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Friday night

I c  received_10156505673684031  vega 2018.jpeg 



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Found the mystery suspention problem last week 

couldent see it with the street exhaust in the way 

thats from the front of the right ladder bar



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Time for an up grade.
Stuff like this leads to death an a bad rap for other racers.

Also is the pic upside down?

 If not the evidence is in the cards



-- Edited by Ground Pounder on Tuesday 26th of June 2018 10:24:45 PM



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Yes it got a better rod end

Ladder bars should ( and do ) have safety loops around the front rod ends , to catch in case of breakage

A bent one like this , just causes handling problems

actually , the pic is the right way up , the bar lifts the rear the car on acceleration



-- Edited by VegaBob on Wednesday 27th of June 2018 08:29:35 AM

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 ??



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