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i couldnt aford the gas to run it to the end of my street n back.
doesnt mean i wouldnt like to have it .

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Old 12-21-2013, 07:29 AM
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i couldnt aford the gas to run it to the end of my street n back.
doesnt mean i wouldnt like to have it .
It's a photoshop. Not even close to a real engine assembly. There is another set of smaller valve covers directly under the blowers and numerous blank areas to blend it together. The blowers appear to have carbs on them too and a V12 Detroit is a 2 cycle diesel engine with direct injection under the valve covers. It did have 2 blowers as original with later models having a turbo feeding the blowers too.
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There was not any thing wrong with the Vega ,it was the 1st design alumimum block with press in sleeves that took the toll on the vega ,the later cast iron blocks were much better ,I have owned several Vegas inclucing Drag cars with 327 and sbc and a 72 with a 406 2x4 and 150 shot NOS ,better than a roller coaster ride,

But what I was saying it is hard to make Chicken Salad with Chicken Sxxt.
I seem to remember that the engine blocks on the Vegas had no sleeves. The piston ran on high-silicon aluminum bores.
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Techinspector is right. The main thing that killed Vegas was the "wonderful alloy" of the engine - hi silicon that was supposed to be able to resist wear so that no sleeves would be needed.

In real life, about the time for the third scheduled oil change, enough wear had occurred that oil consumption became an issue.

Any time they got warm (hot) the heads warped and coolant mixed with the oil

First fix was a cast iron head

Then GM sleeved the block

But by then the cars had all rusted to death anyway
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Techinspector is right. The main thing that killed Vegas was the "wonderful alloy" of the engine - hi silicon that was supposed to be able to resist wear so that no sleeves would be needed.

But by then the cars had all rusted to death anyway
My mother had a 73 Vega, bought brand new for about $2300. Threw the timing belt at 20k miles; luckily, the valves were not damaged.

My step-father would drive it past when the oil light would come on when he hit the brakes, past when it would come on when he turned a corner, until it stayed on all of the time. At that point, he'd add 3 quarts of oil; it only held 4. I got it when it had about 40k miles. The hatch was rusted out so much that one day it flipped back upon itself when I opened it. I got a good replacement at the junk yard. The thing got 25 mpg consistently, but I had to add a quart of oil every 1000 miles.

I gave it back to my parents when I bought a new Toyota Celica (it was smaller than the Vega and never got 25 mpg). They sold it to a guy who needed cheap transportation. It blew up 3 days later. I think he didn't check the oil.

The Vega was the best gas mileage car I ever drove. It just used a whole lot of oil.
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I seem to remember that the engine blocks on the Vegas had no sleeves. The piston ran on high-silicon aluminum bores.
That's the way I remember them as well.
I don't know if they ever came on a production line car, but there were iron sleeved service replacement blocks available by 1980
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It's a photoshop. Not even close to a real engine assembly. There is another set of smaller valve covers directly under the blowers and numerous blank areas to blend it together. The blowers appear to have carbs on them too and a V12 Detroit is a 2 cycle diesel engine with direct injection under the valve covers. It did have 2 blowers as original with later models having a turbo feeding the blowers too.
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thanks for posting the video , i would say thats for real !
that had to be seriouslt loud running in that shop !
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:03 AM
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The picture is an artist's rendering. The real engine doesn't have 2 sets of valve covers.

Had he posted a pic of the real engine, I wouldn't have dismissed it as a fake. And yes, a lot of engineering and fabrication went into getting that to run...
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Haven't seen this one before. I think it's Australian. It would seem kind of dumb but once you realize it has a hot tub in the rear it all makes sense!

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Again, I dig that!

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Haven't seen this one before. I think it's Australian. It would seem kind of dumb but once you realize it has a hot tub in the rear it all makes sense!

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But what happens to the water in an emergency braking situation?
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