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In order to be able to travel nose-down without leaking fluids all over the railcar (and onto the tracks), the Vega’s engineers had to design a special engine oil baffle to prevent oil from entering the No. 1 cylinder of the car’s inline-four engine. Batteries had filler caps located high up on the rear edge of the case to prevent acid spills. The carburetor float bowl had a special tube that drained gasoline into the vapor canister during shipment, and the windshield washer bottle stood at a 45 degree angle. Plastic spacers were wedged between the powertrain and chassis to prevent damage to engine and transmission mounts.
I hadn’t seen that before, pretty neat.
Was the train used to take them to the salvage yard as well?
And the steal they used in these cars was not properly treated, so you would see Vega’s with visible surface rust after being on the road for a year or so.
I think it was Car and Driver that said the Vega was the only car to rust in the showroom.
Cool as hell, even with all Vega’s issues
Them cars look like they have a nice layer of trucoat
Check out this lineup of shitty cars my family has owned at various points during my lifetime:
one of these pieces of shit, 1973(I think) Vega. Pumpkin orange, I was really young and barely remember it. Holy fuck was it ugly.
1976 Mustang II
my grandma owned a 1979 Pinto wagon
my dad had a 1985 or ’86 Bronco II
Thankfully, they are long past this junk, but wow.
The Vegamatic was trippy piece of shit. Had the "pleasure" of owning a Vega station wagon!!
Ummm, are we just not going to mention that dude who’s nonchalantly standing in about the dumbest place you could stand in this frame? Like, what’s is he going to accomplish there? Guy’s about to get “Vert-A-Pac”ed into the fucking tarmac.