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    "Swoosh" 79 Monte Carlo Project LS3 + T56

    Hi guys,

    I'm new here and looked around a bit and thought I also want to show what I'm working on for so long LOL



    ..so here's my project-car, my 1979 Monte Carlo 305.

    I bought it december 2002 and I'm still on it... I work on it everytime when I have some lil time and money or so LOL







    current projects, rework the whole car, rebuild frame/suspension. Body will be painted something like gunmetal (dark grey)..

    first steps - I cleaned a lil bit the engine and added some chrome parts..








    09/17/2007:

    started to unscrew all stuff between body and frame..

    Last edited by andrewb70; 04-11-2013 at 06:30 AM.


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    09/18/2007:






    09/19/2007:






    yummy!!




    ..unfortunately its over a year now I had to stop work on it because of money issues... but I hope this year I can start again.
    Like said before, want to rebuild everything. Want a clean & smooth car - good suspension, good brakes and a nice look..

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    ..something like that I want it to look like.. but not black car - mine should be gunmetal..






    I also got a full Vortech V2 s-trim kit laying here, originally it was for my 1998 Ford Mustang 3.8 V6 (my daily).



    I just wanted to get rid of the vortech kit but now it let me think to put it on the MC.


    I'm also thinking about a manual transmission swap. Thought about a T5 because I'm here in GERMANY and there's not much I can choose from. Some friends are into Mustangs and got a T5 laying.
    Anyone used the Quicktime RM-6064 bellhousing?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=120299551342

    Want to know if it works smooth to use a Ford T5 on a GM engine with that bellhousing..


    Okay so far,

    feel free and post your thoughts and suggestions!

    -Kev ..the GerMAN

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    Will that Vortech give enough boost for the V8?
    Scot
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    Soon to get a near 500hp LS2/T56
    https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...getting-an-LS2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samckitt View Post
    Will that Vortech give enough boost for the ?
    yeah it will! I saw a lot other cars (GM & Fords) only with the same vortech s/c on it making a lot of power.. okay also depends on what pulley size you running..
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    It's so nice, it's worth posting twice! :

    With that stance and those lines you could paint it MaryKay pink and it would still look cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mc84_zz4 View Post
    It's so nice, it's worth posting twice! :

    With that stance and those lines you could paint it MaryKay pink and it would still look cool.
    No doubt! I never thought a 3rd gen Monte Carlo could look so good. The lines on the car , with that stance look freaking awesome. Nice!
    Roger

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    thx guys!!

    at the moment I'm still looking for a T5 with bellhousing over here in Germany.. very hard to find something over here. Next week we'll start again with welding the frame and stuff.. really can't wait!
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    I just looked around for ideas what to do with the interior.. especially with the dash/gauge-cluster.. and found this:

    https://www.pro-touring.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=15561
    http://www.hzemall.com/our_gallery/i...al/install.htm






    It's a 1960 Impala dashboard. Makes me want to do that for my Monte Carlo. I think it'll look good with some Autometer gauges and a few other mods
    Kevin S. (overseas in Germany)

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    never been a fan of the late 70's montes though I almost bought a 78 as a first car but decided against it due to the car being on the wrong side of town and the odometer going over twice the photoshop looks though

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    woohoo I found a shop here in Germany that seems to have a dashboard I want..




    let's see how much they want for it..

    and I also decided to get some Jag doorhandles like this..

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    Wow what a cool project man. I give it up to you guys cause not only are parts for these cars hard to find over there... they are expensive when you do. I laugh when I see guys getting Baer brakes and think that they are just down the road from me about 15 minutes. Did you buy those used? Good luck!
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    thx man!
    yeah parts are kinda expensive - I can buy all parts in the US but shipping is pain and the german customs. Yeah the Baer brakes came off a fox mustang..
    Kevin S. (overseas in Germany)

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    I just found a guy here in Germany offering a LS1 and T56. Now I hope I can get this thing and get a carb-setup for the LS1.

    other updates/progress will follow next weeks
    Kevin S. (overseas in Germany)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CruizinKev View Post
    Hi guys,

    I'm new here and looked around a bit and thought I also want to show what I'm working on for so long LOL

    ..so here's my project-car, my 1979 Monte Carlo 305.

    I bought it december 2002 and I'm still on it... I work on it everytime when I have some lil time and money or so LOL







    current projects, rework the whole car, rebuild frame/suspension. Body will be painted something like gunmetal (dark grey)..

    first steps - I cleaned a lil bit the engine and added some chrome parts..








    09/17/2007:

    started to unscrew all stuff between body and frame..

    Do I spy a Mk2 Cortina parked next to your Monte? Is it yours?
    Ron B - 1966 Ford Cortina work in progress. 5,0HO, T-5, 8inch with 3.00s, Megasquirt ECU, rollin'on 52 inches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimtina View Post
    Do I spy a Mk2 Cortina parked next to your Monte? Is it yours?
    No its a Opel Kadett B - not mine. Its a german GM car and were built 19671971..


    Kevin S. (overseas in Germany)

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    like said before a guy's selling a wrecked '02 camaro z28 with a T56. Now I'm thinkin about get the whole thing and mod the z28 parts into my 79 MC...
    Kevin S. (overseas in Germany)

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    Definately go the ls route and the t56. You won't regret it. That is light years ahead of the small block and t5 set up. It would be super sweet!
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