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Re: Racing buckets

#16 Post by dadnova » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:53 am

15lbs. Vega's
I was going to buy two 15lbs Vegas monday for $500 for both 1973 & 1974 with V-8s in them, got a call from work and had to go out of state for 4 days, got back and they were gone.

Happened more then once.

MasterCraft seats here, can sit in them for a week.

Time to look for a new job.
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Re: Racing buckets

#17 Post by wikd69 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:41 am

dadnova wrote:15lbs. Vega's
I was going to buy two 15lbs Vegas monday for $500 for both 1973 & 1974 with V-8s in them, got a call from work and had to go out of state for 4 days, got back and they were gone.

Happened more then once.

MasterCraft seats here, can sit in them for a week.

Time to look for a new job.

Man, that sucks. Before I picked up the Camaro, I bought a 71 GT with a pretty rumpy 350, TH350 and 10-bolt (non-narrowed) in it. It had a 6-point cage but no further frame or cage work. I thought about back-halfing it and taking it the distance to go fast but decided I wanted something different - I sold it and eventually came up with this Camaro. I've always liked V8 Vega's tho. The idea of loads of HP in a small vehicle has always been cool...
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Re: Racing buckets

#18 Post by Hitchcock » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:11 pm

wikd69 wrote:
dadnova wrote:15lbs. Vega's
I was going to buy two 15lbs Vegas monday for $500 for both 1973 & 1974 with V-8s in them, got a call from work and had to go out of state for 4 days, got back and they were gone.

Happened more then once.

MasterCraft seats here, can sit in them for a week.

Time to look for a new job.

Man, that sucks. Before I picked up the Camaro, I bought a 71 GT with a pretty rumpy 350, TH350 and 10-bolt (non-narrowed) in it. It had a 6-point cage but no further frame or cage work. I thought about back-halfing it and taking it the distance to go fast but decided I wanted something different - I sold it and eventually came up with this Camaro. I've always liked V8 Vega's tho. The idea of loads of HP in a small vehicle has always been cool...
I agree, I have always wanted to do a big block opel gt.
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Re: Racing buckets

#19 Post by HPDRIFTER » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:04 pm

" I had my ol lady measure my ass last night and it's only 14 wide."

You must have a nice wife; her lying to you about how wide you backsides are and all................ ;)

But(t) seriously, anyone have any slick ideas on how to mount the Kirkley seats on a flat floor with a 2"x3" tube running fore and aft underneth it?

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Re: Racing buckets

#20 Post by John_Heard » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:57 am

Hitchcock wrote: I agree, I have always wanted to do a big block opel gt.
Me too... And I have a 70 sitting in the back yard that belongs to my daughter.

Interesting rear suspension on those, 3 link with torque tube, it could be made to work in stock suspension, NO rear frame rails, so rules about maintaining some of the rear frame rail would be quite easy to comply with :mrgreen:

I think they would make a really cool Stock Suspension 10.5 car...

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Re: Racing buckets

#21 Post by Jeff Chandler » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:41 am

I have Kirkeys in my car and I have one on my race simulator. I spend 2-3hrs at a time in that thing racing online and it never bothers me.

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Re: Racing buckets

#22 Post by wikd69 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:58 am

John_Heard wrote:
Hitchcock wrote: I agree, I have always wanted to do a big block opel gt.
Me too... And I have a 70 sitting in the back yard that belongs to my daughter.

Interesting rear suspension on those, 3 link with torque tube, it could be made to work in stock suspension, NO rear frame rails, so rules about maintaining some of the rear frame rail would be quite easy to comply with :mrgreen:

I think they would make a really cool Stock Suspension 10.5 car...
John, you and Hitchcock are both scary people...
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Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
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http://www.marsh-racing.com/harrys_camaro-1.htm

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Re: Racing buckets

#23 Post by vegaracer » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:57 am

Jeff Chandler wrote:I have Kirkeys in my car and I have one on my race simulator. I spend 2-3hrs at a time in that thing racing online and it never bothers me.

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Re: Racing buckets

#24 Post by Hitchcock » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:56 pm

Jeff Chandler wrote:I have Kirkeys in my car and I have one on my race simulator. I spend 2-3hrs at a time in that thing racing online and it never bothers me.

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That is the coolest car toy I have ever seen that does not have an engine! I love you man. :thumb:
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Re: Racing buckets

#25 Post by Hitchcock » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:57 pm

wikd69 wrote:
John_Heard wrote:
Hitchcock wrote: I agree, I have always wanted to do a big block opel gt.
Me too... And I have a 70 sitting in the back yard that belongs to my daughter.

Interesting rear suspension on those, 3 link with torque tube, it could be made to work in stock suspension, NO rear frame rails, so rules about maintaining some of the rear frame rail would be quite easy to comply with :mrgreen:

I think they would make a really cool Stock Suspension 10.5 car...
John, you and Hitchcock are both scary people...

Come on, hot rod Opels are about as cool as it comes. Tiny car, any V-8 is huge for them. Guess what I'd do to one. Yup, big block and a tunnel ram.
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Re: Racing buckets

#26 Post by BracketNova » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:55 pm

As much as I would like to discuss my favorite burger...B-Bops by the way, Hitchcock - could you take some books (might have to take a trip to the library) and simulate the seat? IE put a couple of big ones on each side of your a$$...that way you can make a makeshift seat and measure it.

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Re: Racing buckets

#27 Post by Hitchcock » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:41 pm

spaz109 wrote:As much as I would like to discuss my favorite burger...B-Bops by the way, Hitchcock - could you take some books (might have to take a trip to the library) and simulate the seat? IE put a couple of big ones on each side of your a$$...that way you can make a makeshift seat and measure it.

Greg
Books? Dude I can barley read! :lol:
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