View Full Version : Bowtie4542001 New Ride

11-11-2007, 07:34 PM
Im posting the pics for him I will let him tell ya about it

Neat Car Chris :wink:

I like Vega,s


11-11-2007, 07:45 PM
neat vega;;can't wait to hear details and more pics

11-11-2007, 07:48 PM
Thanks Donn for posting,

This is my new ride. I traded with a guy from South Carolina this past Friday. Its should be a fun ride since all I have ever ran was Novas. It is a 74 tube chassis vega, 14 pt cage, 4link, 9" w/4:86 gears, MW axles, SS braided fuel lines. It weighed 2180 lbs with a steel headed big block. I am going to put my 406 (that I bought from the man "bjuice") and glide with a 5500 trans specialist convertor. The car has a removable fiberglass frontend which will make working on the engine real nice. Also has strut front end. I was told to take it easy the first couple of passes because I have never driven a strut car, and of course, the wheel base is a lot shorter. I can't wait to get it on the track but I am going to redo the wiring before I take it out. But I am looking forward to it. I will keep yall informed on what she does.


11-11-2007, 08:29 PM
Chris very nice car !!!

11-11-2007, 08:34 PM
Thanks David, I really appreciate it.


11-12-2007, 02:28 AM

11-12-2007, 03:23 AM
nice ride chris.

11-12-2007, 05:32 AM
Chris Ilove the new ride I like your old ride also. Make sure you take it slow with the new ride till you see how its going to go down the track. With the set up your talking about its going to be wild an crazy. For sure let us know how it turns out.

11-12-2007, 05:46 AM
Hey bud nice ride !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Youll have a ball Glad to see a sbc going in it!! vegas are great little cars for racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have fun go slow at first, David.

11-14-2007, 04:43 PM
I know the Vega well..i also Know Kenny the seller very well also..he worked 5 blocks from my old house and shop and we would do buiness and he would visit the shop very often..

i have made passes beside this Vega in my wifes 69 camaro last year..
i believe Kenny had an almost stock 454 cast heads (oval port) pump gas and he would still run the lower 6 second range beacuse the car was so light..

i know you have a stout little 406ci...its making much more HP than that Big block keeny had in the vega plus you will shed a few hundred pounds off the nose..

so you should step up into the high 5 second range....be cautious take your time and feel the car and work you way into it...contrary to some beleifs there is a BIG difference in how you drive and react from a 6.90 car to a 5.90 car... everything happens so much quicker...

ps..change them valve springs this year....lol 8)

congrats and goods luck my old buddy.


11-14-2007, 06:22 PM
Thanks Brian,

I will get new springs before I run it again. I will give you a hollar when I need your help. I was thinking the Vega would run some low 6's, I hope you are right about the high 5's. :D I will take it easy the first few passes though and will probably need to clean my pants after the first full pass.


11-14-2007, 06:23 PM
Nice Vega Chris!

Got a buddy out here that runs a 72.
Car runs a consistent 9.70 1/4
You'll have a blast!

11-14-2007, 10:41 PM
Nice looking Vega.


11-15-2007, 07:20 AM
I LIKE , I LIKE, congrats good looking car, that will be fun!!! 8)

11-15-2007, 03:07 PM
Very nice, looks like fun.

11-15-2007, 06:29 PM
Thanks a lot guys, I am going to rewire the entire car over the winter and let yall know the process.


11-17-2007, 06:33 AM
Yep I found it here but want to see it all...are we gonna go thru a user id change too..bowtie4062001 or something like that :?: I got a 406 in a extend cab S-10 but not near the 406 as yours..

11-17-2007, 06:50 AM
Appreciate the kind words. I don't know about the 406 change. haha Tom helped me out with my aviator.
I might forget my password or something.

11-20-2007, 04:27 AM
Very nice Vega. Looks like it's ready to go some rounds.

11-20-2007, 11:46 AM
Thanks, I am hoping that it will win me some $$$$. The guy I bought it from won some grudge races with it. I talked to him today and he went down to 6 cars in my old Nova this week end. Whats makes it weird was the guy I bought the Nova from lives in North Carolina but decided to go to the track with one of his friends and he saw his old Nova which runs in South Carolina near Brian (bjuice). This is a small world after all.