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Nv Guy

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Posted: 03/16/22 09:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great looking tow rig, good job. It would be a great tow rig for a nostalgia racer. I can see it pulling a front engine dragster on an open trailer.





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Nv Guy wrote:

Great looking tow rig, good job. It would be a great tow rig for a nostalgia racer. I can see it pulling a front engine dragster on an open trailer.


Close enough? This old school Vega is what it towed for years and years.
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Posted: 03/17/22 05:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good job, nice pics! Keeping the TV will keep the many enjoyable memories alive.

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That is 1 sweet Burban.... Not too shabby of a Vega either ! ! [emoticon]


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Posted: 03/17/22 07:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How can you call that a tow rig? It's only a small block gasser, 6-bolt hubs, and semi-floating rear axles!

The bylaws of this of this forum state that such a rig is not suitable to tow a wheelbarrow with two trash cans from the garage to the street.

Seriously, that is nice. I would drive it every day and work it when I needed it to.


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Sweet!


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Posted: 03/17/22 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great job and looking Sub !

Your handiwork is first rate

Some of them of that era had two piece drive shafts. With the center bearing mounted on a cross piece that had a hole in it

IIRC, if the rear end drops a bit too much at speed...that center structure & it's hole would cut a one piece replacement shaft in half...

Super cool rig and what fun with a 'built' 350. Guessing it weighs in around 3,500-4,000 lbs. Power to weight ratio close to muscle car range


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Posted: 03/29/22 08:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very nice


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Pretty cool. Good job. Are you going to pair it up with a vintage trailer?

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Cool, in another post I talked about removing a 292 six and installing a 283 is my 63 sub. It was a panel door model also with was good to having the tool box inside the back doors, and easy to work on the boat while on the trailer hooked to the sub. Only needed a different motor mount tower for the passenger side of the engine to do the swap. And I bought the factory fan shroud that was long front to back to cover the fan. Looking under the hood one would have never guessed that it did not come OEM with the V8!


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