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    Crazy picture of shipping Chevy Vegas

    How could this possibly have been a good idea?


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    What's your issue with that method?

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    I guess they have to add the fluids later? that meant plenty of manually pushing care around.

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    Fit more on a rail car that way. It's quite brilliant in a way.

    The downside was the railcars were special and the cars themselves had to be designed/built to allow for that shipping (gas tank vents, overflow tanks, oil caps, etc). So any cost advantage was probably close to a wash I'd guess.

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    I came that close to buying a Vega with a worked 350 back in the mid 1990s.

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    Love that picture. Something about seeing the clever way of loading a bunch of cars is really neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No F-bdy Bs View Post
    What's your issue with that method?
    Seems like an awful lot of work and risk to simply pack them more efficiently. I guess they tested the cars at the factory then drained all the fluids? And the method they're using to lift them up looks shaky at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    I came that close to buying a Vega with a worked 350 back in the mid 1990s.
    I'm surprised there was one Vega to be found in the '90's that wasn't a pile of rust.

    My buddy's dad bought one new. I'll never forget it was rusting out at the roof right near the hatch. Very odd place. It couldn't have been more than five years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    I'm surprised there was one Vega to be found in the '90's that wasn't a pile of rust.

    My buddy's dad bought one new. I'll never forget it was rusting out at the roof right near the hatch. Very odd place. It couldn't have been more than five years old.
    It's odd that the engine lasted long enough to allow the body to rust!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    I came that close to buying a Vega with a worked 350 back in the mid 1990s.
    3/4 race cam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Griswold View Post
    3/4 race cam?
    And a Holley double-pumper with some camel hump heads!

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    Vega's were shipped that way with all fluids full.

    <---------------------------- Train geek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    Seems like an awful lot of work and risk to simply pack them more efficiently. I guess they tested the cars at the factory then drained all the fluids? And the method they're using to lift them up looks shaky at best.

    They were shipped complete with fluids full and ready to go. They were designed from the beginning to allow for a vertical shipping orientation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Griswold View Post
    3/4 race cam?
    Quote Originally Posted by redy2kss View Post
    And a Holley double-pumper with some camel hump heads!
    Slapper bars and cheater slicks too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    Slapper bars and cheater slicks too.


    I hope the snubber was a good 3-4 inches away from the spring eye.

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    I had a dark green Vega in high school with a 4 cyl. / 4 on the floor......what a piece that thing was, zero balls and burned a quart of oil a week until it finally died on the highway where I left it, pushed in the clutch and she blew, on a very cold snowy day in Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    I came that close to buying a Vega with a worked 350 back in the mid 1990s.
    Can't even find a decent or even hammered Vega now days. I recall in high school a buddy of mine had a nicely built 327 in a Pontiac Astre...aka the ashtray.
    That cars short wheelbase and the power he was putting down made it outright scary to ride in. I think he had it down to around 2400lbs making around 350ish hp.

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