By The Numbers
1972 Chevy Vega
Jeff Schwartz, 52 • Woodstock, IL
Best quarter-mile: 11.97 at 114 mph

Type: '04 vintage 5.3L Gen III aluminum-block LM4, Buick Rainier takeout
Displacement: 325 ci
Compression ratio: 10.0:1
Oiling: stock '04 Buick Rainier, Gen III '02 Camaro pan
Rotating assembly: stock
Cylinder heads: stock, '04 Buick Rainier
Camshaft: factory LS7 hydraulic roller, 211/230 degrees at .
050-inch lift, .591-inch lift
Valvetrain: stock '04 vintage LM4 valves, pushrods, and rockers,
Patriot Titanium retainers and locks, Patriot Gold Extreme
valvesprings; LS2 timing chain
Induction: LS1 Corvette intake
Throttle body: Camaro 75mm mechanical throttle
Ignition: stock '04 Buick Rainier with MSD coils
Fuel system: Aeromotive fuel rails, pump, and regulator; stock
Buick Rainier injectors
Engine management: '02 Camaro ECU and HP Tuners software
Front cover: LS2
Exhaust: '04 Buick Rainier exhaust manifolds, 3-inch custom
dual exhaust, modified Flowmaster muffler
Cooling: Be Cool radiator, factory Rainier water pump
Output: 400 hp at 6,000 rpm
Transmission: Turbo 350 three-speed automatic freshened by Ralph Babineau;
B&M 2,800-stall 10-inch converter;
stock Vega shifter, custom crossmember
Rear axle: '99 Chevy S-10 Xtreme 10-bolt with 3.42 gears,
Detroit Truetrac posi, custom suspension brackets
Unibody: all body joints seam welded continuous for strength,
rear seat back brace seam welded and reinforced
Steering: stock with Flaming River 16:1 Quick Ratio box
Front suspension: custom tubular control arms, Chevy S-10 Xtreme spindles,
custom engine bay reinforcement bars, stock Vega springs,
Afco shocks, Addco sway bar
Rear suspension: custom tubular control arms (stock Vega four-link geometry),
stock Vega springs, Afco shocks, shortened
Chevy S-10 Xtreme sway bar
Brakes: Chevy S-10 Xtreme discs, front and rear
Wheels: Superlite 15x7, front; 15x8, rear
Tires: 225/50R15 BFGoodrich G-Force Sport