Rare-unique, one of a kind, matching numbers save for replaced components, ONE OWNER Vega GT trim from GM to new car dealer to me as a complete GT package in 1972. Not in show room condition but evidences much more than mere, “show” or “go”! Like 40+ years as my Daily Driver!
(US) at 70 MPH at 2450 rpm. after the 1974-1975 V-6 swap. Since last rebuild about 2000 miles back with a higher lift CompCam, larger valves the mileage dropped to currently 30 mpg(US) at 70 mph.
Ignition keys original from 1972. Engine has less than 2,000 miles since last fully balanced-blue printed rebuild using a torque plate I supplied the machinist, is blue printed with tight tolerances, all oil, exhaust, intake and water passages have been hogged out, Clevite bearings, Chrome Moly rings. A retired engineer who balanced jet engines for Boeing in Seattle did the balance.
A V-8 is physically impossible to place dead center over the front 1972 Vega GT spindles without modification of the original firewall. HEI odd fire distributor with light advance weights-springs, adjustable vacuum advance, Jacobs ignition installed for use if needed but requires the coil cover and spring lead contact, has passed Calif.State Referee Oceanside Smog Station with certified decal under the last paint job, VDO gauges including L-R cylinder head temp.