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My Big Block 1986 Monte Carlo SS

PostPosted: May 30th, 2012, 7:14 pm
by guysmontess
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Re: My Big Block 1986 Monte Carlo SS

PostPosted: May 30th, 2012, 7:20 pm
by grumpyvette
Ive always liked the big block g body cars

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Re: My Big Block 1986 Monte Carlo SS

PostPosted: May 30th, 2012, 9:11 pm
by Indycars

Looks like a fun car to drive! Any plans for upgrades in the future?

Re: My Big Block 1986 Monte Carlo SS

PostPosted: May 31st, 2012, 5:00 am
by guysmontess
grumpyvette wrote:Ive always liked the big block g body cars


Yeah,the factory should have made them this way :twisted:
Guy

Re: My Big Block 1986 Monte Carlo SS

PostPosted: May 31st, 2012, 5:16 am
by guysmontess
Indycars wrote:
Looks like a fun car to drive! Any plans for upgrades in the future?


It is indeed a fun car to drive.I am planning on new PST Polygraphite body bushings this year,as well as some new front end goodies from Mark @ SC&C.I have one of his Street-Comp Stage 2 + kits waiting to go on.It consists of a pair of SPC adjustable upper control arms with Delrin bushings,Howe X-Tra tall upper ball joints & Howe Tall lower ball joints.And since the lower control arms have to come off for this job,I also have a set of Delrin bushings from Global West for the LCA's.Tubular LCA's would have been nice,but they werent in the budget.Heres some pictures;
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I took the adjustable arms apart and put Anti-Seize on them after reading on my Monte site about the possibility of them seizing up;
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Heres the lower bushings;
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Guy

Re: My Big Block 1986 Monte Carlo SS

PostPosted: May 31st, 2012, 5:56 am
by guysmontess
Heres more random pictures;
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Re: My Big Block 1986 Monte Carlo SS

PostPosted: May 31st, 2012, 8:14 am
by mathd
Nice picture.
I have one question.
Where did you get those gilmer style pulley for the waterpump and generator. Wish i could use something similar for my blower drive(i know it can be done) :)

Re: My Big Block 1986 Monte Carlo SS

PostPosted: May 31st, 2012, 1:26 pm
by guysmontess
I found those pulley's at Black Mountain Precision,heres a link;
http://www.blackmountainprecision.com/
Guy

Re: My Big Block 1986 Monte Carlo SS

PostPosted: July 7th, 2012, 8:56 am
by guysmontess
Heres some pictures after I installed the new front end peices and she sits a bit lower in the front;
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Guy

Re: My Big Block 1986 Monte Carlo SS

PostPosted: July 7th, 2012, 9:01 am
by Indycars

That little bit of rake, will keep you on the ground above 180 mph! :P :shock:


Re: My Big Block 1986 Monte Carlo SS

PostPosted: July 7th, 2012, 10:16 am
by guysmontess
Indycars wrote:
That little bit of rake, will keep you on the ground above 180 mph! :P :shock:



I hope so Rick LOL
Guy

Re: My Big Block 1986 Monte Carlo SS

PostPosted: July 8th, 2012, 11:18 am
by guysmontess
I've been getting the engine compartment cleaned for our trip to The Atlantic Nationals next weekend.Valve covers are polished,engine & frame shampooed,new upper control arms are painted,underside of the hood is cleaned,etc.;
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Re: My Big Block 1986 Monte Carlo SS

PostPosted: July 8th, 2012, 11:56 am
by Indycars

Looks like you are ready to me, time to sit back and enjoy!