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Post  David S on Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:38 pm

Well when it rains,it pours! I went to a gas & steam engine show today in PA. And in the flea market section I found a NIB Cox Vega Funny car.Box is only missing the clear window. All tools,glow plug lead,plastic body prop stand too display car with body tilted up in the front and the instruction booklet and warranty card.Car is perfect except for a small chip in a decal. $140.00 brought it home!

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Post  Marleysky on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:07 pm

You lucky dog!! You know what they say....once you have one, you'll want them ALL!
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Post  David S on Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:27 am

Marleysky wrote:You lucky dog!! You know what they say....once you have one, you'll want them ALL!
I know what you mean! I guess that a early Thimle Drome tether racer and a Spacebug powered prop rod are next!

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Post  getback on Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:34 am

well lets see that baby ! Good score ! Small Cox Logo 4th of July Flag
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Post  David S on Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:17 pm

getback wrote:well lets see that baby ! Good score ! Small Cox Logo 4th of July Flag
Hi Getback,
When I can figure out how to post photos on here! I can send you some photos in a email.....This I know how to do! As you can see I am not the most computer savey!

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Post  jsesere on Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:11 am

How about a couple of pictures?
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Post  getback on Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:32 am

Hello all , I am tring to help David S out , he is having trouble posting pic,s with Windows 10 I don't know anything about that system ,  I know some of you are running that and maybe can help. He sent me a Zip file via email and was a lot of work to get the pic into my pictures to put this one up . Thanks , Eric    
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Post  David S on Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:04 pm

Thank you Eric for posting my photo.There is a mix up...I am on a old HP computer circa 2002 with windows XP.I had sent photos to my mother's computer that has windows 10 and it was a major pain to open the photos I had sent.Any help as to why my photos are hard to open is welcome.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:17 pm

David S wrote:Any help as to why my photos are hard to open is welcome.
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One word & it starts with "Micro" and ends in "soft". lol!
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Post  David S on Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:20 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:
David S wrote:Any help as to why my photos are hard to open is welcome.
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One word & it starts with "Micro" and ends in "soft". lol!
Is Apple really better????

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Post  getback on Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:38 am

Apples are for eating lol still trying to help DavidS. out    
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Post  David S on Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:24 pm

Wow! You got it to work Eric! Thank you for figuring out how to open and post the photos.What did you do to make it easier on your computer?

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Post  getback on Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:32 pm

Not easier still had to move them around a bit to get them to where I could post , Sorry I didn't put all of them on just most,Nice looking Racer !! Thoes Vega's were badass with a 302 in them lol! /// Eric Leaves
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Post  David S on Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:31 pm

getback wrote:Not easier still had to move them around a bit to get them to where I could post , Sorry I didn't put all of them on just most,Nice looking Racer !! Thoes Vega's were badass with a 302 in them lol! /// Eric Leaves
I remember when the Vega's were new! They must have really run with a proper V8 in them!Little did we know that a .049 was an option!
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Re: NIB Vega Funny car found!

Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:20 pm

The Vega was never optioned with a V8. The Ford Maverick was though, very similar looking car in stock form.

Unless you were thinking of this Vega....



Of course it sported a 494 cube Keith Black blown Hemi.
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Re: NIB Vega Funny car found!

Post  roddie on Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:52 pm

I remember the Chevy dealer (Simon Chevrolet) in Franklin, Ma (USA) introducing the 1975 Cosworth Vega. It was priced approx. $900 lower than a 75 Corvette. The overhead-cam heads were Cosworth (British) built. A four or five speed manual transmission was available on the less than 4000 units built between 1975/76.  


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Post  dckrsn on Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:17 pm

Gotta remember the late, great Grumpy Bill Jenkins.
He campaigned this pro stock Vega in the early 80's.
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Re: NIB Vega Funny car found!

Post  getback on Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:13 am

I have seen both these guys run at the strip not far away , my cousin and I use to ride our bikes over there and get in free Real Fun days . Hard to believe guys are doing 200 mph in the 1/8 mile (but not legal ) for the bracket . Don't remember seeing that broad with Jungle Jim Though lol . had a friend with a Mazda that had a 302 in it , that was scary crazy !! getback Very Happy
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Post  crankbndr on Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:20 am

roddie wrote:I remember the Chevy dealer (Simon Chevrolet) in Franklin, Ma (USA) introducing the 1975 Cosworth Vega. It was priced approx. $900 lower than a 75 Corvette. The overhead-cam heads were Cosworth (British) built. A four or five speed manual transmission was available on the less than 4000 units built between 1975/76.  




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Re: NIB Vega Funny car found!

Post  David S on Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:35 pm

I know that the Vega came with a 4 banger.....But anytime you shoe horn a V8 into a small lite car it's bound to go like stink!

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