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  • Vega Notchback Modified

    I put together a lightweight mod with a Predator motor for the Showdown.
    I built a "lighter than usual" brass rod chassis" for the Predator.
    Used a 10 tooth pinion & 29 tooth crown gear to try & get
    some torque from the Predator. It works out to the almost the same
    overall ratio as the standard 9:27.
    Pro-Track wheels with PGT urethanes on the rear & foams on the front to save a little weight.
    Parma gears & guide with Big Mama braid.

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    I used a Vega Notchback casting, added a resin nose piece, a few pieces of styrene & some Bondo.
    Headers & roll cage are 3/64 styrene rod.
    Painted with Ace Hardware orange enamel rattle can over Ace Hardware white primer.
    Home printed graphics on pressure adhesive vinyl. Finished with one coat of floor polish.
    The whole piece weighs in at 73 grams. Runs pretty good on my small wood oval without any ballast so far.
    I plan to leave this car behind after the Showdown & let Harry auction it as a fundraiser for HRW.
    ....................If it survives the Showdown ..........................

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    Dave J
    Millstadt, Illinois

  • #2
    GREAT starting point with the Vega and from there you made it even look better!!!

    Dundee Denny


    • #3
      Best use of a Notchback Vega ever! I had a '72 Fastback/Hatchback, and for our 1st anniversary I bought my wife a '73 Kammback/Wagon. Both cars were great looking, fun to drive and lasted over 100,000 miles without any trouble, and never burned an ounce of oil. My wife's car lasted 130,000 miles. Both cars made several 1,000 mile journeys with significant loads onboard. I'm a Vega fan- but that Notchback was the butt-ugliest turd GM ever made. Gremlins were better looking. You managed to modify the Notchback so much it looks great! Good for you, Brew! Congrats!


      • #4
        OH yeah...that will hunt!


        • #5
          Mr. Brew, Another great looking car.
          Robert- Shoreline Model Raceways Club
          Connecticut, U.S.A.


          • #6
            That baby looks ready to tear it up!


            • #7
              Goodness gracious!
              Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA