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    1. #21
      Join Date
      Aug 2013
      Posts
      82
      Country Flag: United States
      In the process of getting it running again I did some upgrades. I've switched the front over to QA1 coilovers and just need to do the rear. I swapped in a Holley Street Avenger and an Edelbrock EPS manifold along with a $20 swap meet Pertronix HEI and a 78 amp 12SI alternator. I also installed a quick ratio steering box with a new idler and pitman arm. The next major work to do is to pull the bench out and put in the Procar buckets and do the trans tunnel mods for the TKO600.



    2. #22
      Join Date
      Aug 2013
      Posts
      82
      Country Flag: United States
      As with any project changes can and do happen


      Body

      Fix the minor rust around the right rear quarter and wheelhousing.
      Remove the vinyl top and remove the trim studs and weld up any holes.
      Modify the hood with a Chevelle SS cowl scoop.
      Repaint in a similar color orange with silver SS style stripes.Going to a deep metallic blue with silver and red

      Interior

      Color change to black or dark grey Blood red
      Change out the bench for buckets. Something comfortable and supportive but not restrictive.
      Custom center console that may or may not go all the way to the back seat and back seat modified accordingly.
      Modernize the some of the features while keeping the classic look.
      Decent stereo system but not overkill

      Engine and drive train

      Mildly built 383 stroker with a GM serpentine accessory drive.Looking for about 400-450hp. Doing a 355 instead
      Upgrade to electronic ignition. Done
      TKO 5 speed with hydraulic clutch. Next to be done
      3.73 and an Eaton limited slip in the 12 bolt. 3.55 rear gears

      Chassis,suspension, wheels, tires and brakes

      Upgrade to tubular control arms front and rear. Done
      Larger front sway bar and adding a rear.Done
      Lowering springs all the way around. Went to QA1 coilovers at all 4 corners
      New shocks all the way around.
      Upgrade front brakes using factory type parts for ease of replacement.
      Swap rear drums for discs using factory type parts.
      Swap vacuum booster for a factory type hydraulic set up.
      245/40-17 BFG front and 275/40-17 rear Went to 255/45-18 on the rear
      17x8 and 17x9/9.5 Torque Thrust II wheels Went to 18x8 on the rear

    3. #23
      Join Date
      Aug 2013
      Posts
      82
      Country Flag: United States
      Finally installed the bucket seats. I oughta change the project name to Slow Ride with as slowly as it's progressing.
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    4. #24
      Join Date
      Oct 2015
      Posts
      190
      Country Flag: United States
      Quote Originally Posted by SPLATT71MC View Post
      As with any project changes can and do happen


      Body

      Fix the minor rust around the right rear quarter and wheelhousing.
      Remove the vinyl top and remove the trim studs and weld up any holes.
      Modify the hood with a Chevelle SS cowl scoop.
      Repaint in a similar color orange with silver SS style stripes.Going to a deep metallic blue with silver and red

      Interior

      Color change to black or dark grey Blood red
      Change out the bench for buckets. Something comfortable and supportive but not restrictive.
      Custom center console that may or may not go all the way to the back seat and back seat modified accordingly.
      Modernize the some of the features while keeping the classic look.
      Decent stereo system but not overkill

      Engine and drive train

      Mildly built 383 stroker with a GM serpentine accessory drive.Looking for about 400-450hp. Doing a 355 instead
      Upgrade to electronic ignition. Done
      TKO 5 speed with hydraulic clutch. Next to be done
      3.73 and an Eaton limited slip in the 12 bolt. 3.55 rear gears

      Chassis,suspension, wheels, tires and brakes

      Upgrade to tubular control arms front and rear. Done
      Larger front sway bar and adding a rear.Done
      Lowering springs all the way around. Went to QA1 coilovers at all 4 corners
      New shocks all the way around.
      Upgrade front brakes using factory type parts for ease of replacement.
      Swap rear drums for discs using factory type parts.
      Swap vacuum booster for a factory type hydraulic set up.
      245/40-17 BFG front and 275/40-17 rear Went to 255/45-18 on the rear
      17x8 and 17x9/9.5 Torque Thrust II wheels Went to 18x8 on the rear
      So you are going a blue car with red interior?


      Car looks great so far.
      My half a$$ed build thread.https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...elle-6-0-4L60E

      Tighten it till it strips & back it off a quarter turn.

    5. #25
      Join Date
      Aug 2013
      Posts
      82
      Country Flag: United States
      Quote Originally Posted by Alwhite00 View Post
      So you are going a blue car with red interior?


      Car looks great so far.
      Eventually yes

    6. #26
      Join Date
      Mar 2013
      Posts
      154
      Country Flag: Belgium
      Always liked the monte carlo!
      Even though your are getting a red interior, i like the current bucket seats!

      And no worries in beeing slow, that is exactly the lane i am in :D
      (****lane but atleats we are making progress ;))

    7. #27
      Join Date
      Aug 2013
      Posts
      82
      Country Flag: United States
      Haven't made much progress in the past year. Between going back to school and in the last 6 months or so my health has been a problem. Well here's some progress on the engine for the car. The short block is a .030 350 that I originally built back in 1996 for a Blazer I used to have. While it was in the Blazer I swapped around cams and heads a couple times and when I sold the Blazer I pulled it with about 15k miles on it and stuck it on a stand in the corner of the basement. I pulled it out a while back pulled the factory iron heads and Comp 4x4 Extreme cam and cleaned up the short block. The short block has a factory steel crank and 4 valve relief flat top hypereutectic pistons(Sealed Power I think),a Comp Cams XR276HR hydraulic roller. I'll be topping it off in the next week or so with some Brodix IK180 aluminum heads and a Performer RPM Air Gap intake. From the research I've done and running the numbers through a Desktop Dyno program peak horsepower should be between 390-425ish and torque numbers should be in a similar range with a meaty torque curve. I know these aren't huge numbers by todays standards but for what I want out of the car they'll be fine until I can pony up the cash and build a LS based engine.
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