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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 17, 2017 04:46PM

Happy premature Birthday wishes,Craig. Tell your wife we said you deserve it. 😉

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: November 17, 2017 04:47PM

gregb Wrote:
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> Come on birthday boy, pull the trigger!

No problem! Bank of Greg to the rescue!grinning smiley


@ Dan D your Green white-stripe GT A/C 4-sp wagon is the EXACT car of my teenage lust, all the way down to the color! That's weird!

As everyone knows, my first car was the '66 Sprint conv. My second, (paid 100% by the sale of the Sprint) was a red '63 340hp Split-Window Corvette.

A couple year years later, my first NEW car was a '76 Cosworth Vega; Black on Black, no A/C, Southern Cal...

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: November 17, 2017 05:00PM

I owned a Vega. I like them too..

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 17, 2017 05:10PM

Love me some Landspeed Cosworth by Frank Sloan.

Held G/PROD records at Bonneville and El Mirage.

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: tkalp ()
Date: November 17, 2017 05:41PM

My second new car was a '74 Vega wagon with the high hp 4 cylinder and 4-speed transmission. I ordered the car from the dealer, silver with the black interior. Did get lucky on one thing, being just married I didn't have a lot of extra money for Air Conditioning. Thinking that I would add it later I went ahead and checked off the HD cooling system. My Vega hand an actual radiator, not the heater core half-radiator that was standard equipment. Never had any trouble with the engine, didn't overheat it and warp the cylinders.

Liked the Vega wagon so well that in '79 I purchased a slightly used (12,000 miles) '79 Sunbird wagon with the 3.8 V6, 4-speed and the AC that never made it into the Vega. It was a fun car also.

T. Kalp
Wichita, KS

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: November 17, 2017 05:53PM

Cool! Hard to not be tempted! I have two spare 215 blocks sitting around aside from the one that is actually in my 62 buck special convertible. Love that engine. This looks like an awesome car. Trying to reduce my fleet though and not add to it. smiling smiley

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: November 17, 2017 08:51PM

I had a Vega wagon when I was a Kid! A Cox Drag car! with the string and bead to shut it off down the ways except We left the bead off! Great fun!

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: November 17, 2017 09:34PM

I was at the drag strip tonight. A guy I know showed me some pictures of his notch back Vega , it has a 588 ,yes 588 cube big block chevy in it. Yes it fits.

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 17, 2017 09:47PM

588 ins no physically bigger than any BBC starting at 396 ci.









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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: November 18, 2017 05:06AM

Being more of a road racing than drag racing sort of a guy, the 215 aluminum V-8 is what makes that an especially attractive car. I'll bet it could be a nice driving package.
I quit looking at cars for sale online because I was finding them. Same sort of thing with garage sales. I don't know how I'll deal with what I already have.
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: November 18, 2017 07:20AM

The 215 Buick is a cool little engine and light to boot, bit hard to find however. Now the Rover 3.5, 3.9, 4.2 and 4.5 engines and common as dirt and were built as late as 2005. And the Rover V8 is the 215, they bought the rights and tooling in the '60s.

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: November 18, 2017 08:21AM

D&D used to make a kit to install the 215 V8 in the Vega. They claimed it only added 30lbs to the Vega. 0-60mph in about 8 seconds! Total weight of car with the conversion is about 2,400lbs.

Now D&D mostly deals with the Rover engine and MGB conversions (started in U.K. by another company and that's a story in itself.

See [aluminumv8.com]

Craig needs a new toy.

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: Jim Stukenborg ()
Date: November 18, 2017 08:23AM

And if you wish to add another 51 cubic inches to the 215, just use a 300 Buick crank after grinding down the main bearing journals to fit the 215 block. Jim

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 18, 2017 08:45AM

Leon Wrote:
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> The 215 Buick is a cool little engine and light to
> boot, bit hard to find however. Now the Rover 3.5,
> 3.9, 4.2 and 4.5 engines and common as dirt and
> were built as late as 2005. And the Rover V8 is
> the 215, they bought the rights and tooling in the
> '60s.


Yes, and the beauty of the Rover version is . . . . factory FUEL INJECTION ! ! !

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 18, 2017 08:50AM

Good looking 4.2 liter 215 by D&D!!! thumbs up

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 18, 2017 10:17AM

My wife drove a '97 LR Disco. for several years.
I always looked at that engine and secretly hoped that, that rig would get totaled so I could drop that engine into the back of my '66. eye rolling smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: November 18, 2017 10:32AM

Personally I want to build myself another Triumph TR-8 clone, but with a 400+ HP 5.2 Rover with a T5 and a disc brake 8.8 rear axle.

A TR-7 coupe like this one is my planned starting point if I ever get around to it.

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd



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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: November 18, 2017 03:07PM

Four hours to go... 3 hours 59 minutes and 54 seconds until my bid is made. Will it be enough?

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 18, 2017 04:31PM

[www.ebay.com]





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Re: OT Chevy Vega Panel w/215 on ebay!
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: November 18, 2017 07:05PM

Only two bidders! But I got outbid in the end. Sold for $7767, $100 over my bid. Who knows what the other's max bid might have been. I was thinking it was a $12k car.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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