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  2. McCall72

    Monte's in the snow

    Here in the Charlotte, NC region we have gotten nearly 40 inches of rain from September to today. The most in 140 years! Currently it has rained for 6 straight days with more on the way tomorrow. Enough already!
  3. 714024SPEED

    Question about drip rail filler.

    Hi welcome. I does look like you have a rust issue in that area,common place for them to rust. Hard area to fix unfortunately. Most I have seen have seam sealer run in the seam. Here is a picture of the car currently getting done in this area. Good luck
  4. Today
  5. Rancid87

    Question about drip rail filler.

    The rain gutter/drip rail (part with the molding on it) is spot welded to that panel and it should be flush up against that piece. The quarter panel fits into that that rail Aside from maybe a smear of seam sealer there is nothing that should fill that entire area. It looks like it probably rotted and began to separate. I've attached a picture of what that area looks like without the quarter installed.
  6. Yesterday
  7. SPLATT71MC

    Schwartz Performance frame for 70-72 Montes

    I want one.
  8. rsorg

    Hometown Car show Today

    darren, where did you get that piece that goes over the horns and radiator,looks good
  9. Hello all. I joined this forum a little less than a year ago. I am happy to be a part of this elite group and have found an abundance of useful information here. I picked up my 72 Monte for $3000 in Jan 2018 and it appears to have only 32,000 miles. I am now seriously concentrating on the bodywork. This car was from Minnesota but found it’s way to Florida where I live so it has some rusted wheel wells and fenders. It is my 2nd Monte Carlo, my last on being a 1970 which I had to sacrifice to buy a lift for my auto repair shop when I started out in business nearly 40 years ago. I’ve missed it ever since. My question is this. Does anyone know what goes into the gap in the picture. I’m assuming it may be a caulk or urethane sealer?
  10. I with you Dennis the Monte Carlo body style is one of the all time best. 2nd would be the mid 60's Rivera. I wanted to buy a 63/4/5 Rivera but the Monte Carlo was more in my price reange plus finding parts for the Riv would have been extremely hard. I sure am glad I went that route now because of this club and all of the great people in in it.
  11. Mike Brichta

    dash housing

    Hey Bob, Are you looking for a dash? I have one for sale. Let me know if interested. Thanks!! Mike
  12. Rob, My SS is Autumn Gold, Paint Code 58, which was a '70-only color. The other '70-only Monte color was Astro Blue, Paint Code 25, and we both have one of those. My original new '70 was Autumn Gold with a white vinyl top so I am partial to that combo. Guess we all have our preferences but what is common to every first gen Monte is the classic style of the 2 - door, hardtop coupe that has never been matched since. I can tolerate just about any modification to a first gen Monte that doesn't mess with the body profile. Hood scoops, spoilers, air dams and fender flares look great ... on Chevelles, Mustangs, Hondas, etc.
  13. bob 71

    dash housing

    thanks to kevin and rob for clearing this up. now I can order parts. this is a great club hope to see people at carlisle
  14. Wheel

    Opinions everyone!

    I'd go topless. When I removed my vinyl top a lot of nastyness reared it's ugly head... and it looks way better... streamlined...
  15. I thought this might interest some of you Modified guys. https://www.streetmusclemag.com/news/first-gen-monte-chassis/
  16. sendo

    power window install

    yes Paul that is your pic, and I am going that route , just order all the wires and 30 amp breaker from the parts place. thanks everyone for your input
  17. 714024SPEED

    dash housing

    Maybe the person that told you this information is a "Chevelle" guy because the dash is different from a SS and a non SS on Chevelle's. The Chevelle SS dash is actually a Monte dash without the wood grain. As far as I know all the Monte dashboards are the same except in 72 came with the seat belt light.
  18. Rob Peters

    dash housing

    The Monte SS came with the exact same dash as all other First Gen Monte's. There was no such thing as an SS dash. The gauge option was available on all first gen Monte's. The only difference in the gauges was the Tach and that was dependent upon which redline for which engine. If I am not mistaken, the actual dash bezel was the same but the circuit board was different. rob
  19. dejh22

    Stock cylinder heads small block

    Found this on a forum. "Sometimes the head casting number can help you identify a 350/350, but not always. Heads with the casting number 3947041 were only used on 350/300's, while the 3927187 was used exclusively for the 350/350. Unfortunately, casting 3927186 was used for both 300 and 350 horse engines. An engine with "187" heads, is likely a L-46, and one with "041" heads is a base motor, but if it has "186" heads, it could be either."
  20. bob 71

    dash housing

    can anyone say the difference between ss dash and idiot light dash other than gauges. I was told ss dash housing is different and my instrument cluster wont fit
  21. Paul Bell

    power window install

    Having said all this, knowing how things were done back then, it's possible that different assembly lines did the power feed differently and it wouldn't surprise me. Either way works. However, if you have headlights on, stepping on the brakes, wipers on, etc. then run one or two windows up or down, you may blow the fuse in the fuse block that feeds the BATT terminal thereby killing everything. Having the power windows on a separate feed from the horn relay battery buss is a more proper electrical design. If I was installing power windows, I'd NOT feed it from the fuse box.
  22. Paul Bell

    power window install

    The engine side firewall pic Sendo posted came from me. It's my understanding that Chevrolet cars had an added wire from the horn relay to a circuit breaker on the firewall that fed a wire that poked out from the inside to feed optional items like power seats and windows and convertible tops (on Chevelles). I've also seen that Buicks got the power window feed from the "BATT" terminal on the fuse block for the same power window system, they just fed it main power differently. I have a power window system that I pulled from a Monte years ago with the feed-through wire. Here's what the feed-through wire looks like and a pic on the power end of my harness.
  23. dejh22

    Stock cylinder heads small block

    Small Block casting numbers and Identification
  24. dejh22

    Stock cylinder heads small block

    With it being a 1970 350/300 hp engine it most likely had 64 cc chamber heads. The early camel hump heads (64 cc chamber) were casting # 461 and 462 and I think there are a few others. If my thinking is correct, 64cc heads being used on a 1970 engine it would of had accessory holes in the front of the heads. The 461's and 462's didn't have accessory holes. These heads would be the ones (there may be other casting s #) that might of been used. 3927186....69-70...302/350......Camel hump,64cc chambers, accessory holes 3927187....69-70...350..........Camel hump,64cc chambers,accessory holes 3991492....70......350..........LT1,Camel hump, accessory holes,64cc, straight plug I hope this makes sense.
  25. Rob Peters

    WTB a big block or SS Monte

    Dennis, I may have asked you this before but I am old an can't remember... What color is your SS. I am thinking it is the Champagne Gold but I am not sure. My original Monte Carlo was Desert Sand which I think is a little lighter in color than the Champagne Gold. My original Monte Carlo that I bought new off of the dealer lot was Desert Sand. Over the past almost 20 years I have not seen even one Desert Sand Monte. I have seen a picture of one other one. It must have been a very rare color. Over the three years of First Gen Monte's there is only one color that I really don't care for and that is a 71 color. All of the other First Gen Monte Colors I feel look very classy on the Monte but that ONE 71 color just doesn't float my boat. I am not sure why I can't find any 70 Desert Sand Monte's Anyone out there have a 70 Desert Sand Monte????? By the way everyone with a 71, I will not say which of those 71 colors I don't like. People who know me best may already know. Rob
  26. MCfan

    power window install

    Sorry, Sendo ... guess I don't understand your question. Your original post said "this is for a 70 Monte" and that is what I also installed factory power windows in. I don't recognize your photo above. Is that the engine compartment side of the firewall and fuse panel? Did you get a power window relay with your power window system? If not, you'll need to get one. The factory location for that relay is crazy - it's inside the cowl on the driver's side. If you don't already have power door locks and a wire path through the door and cowl, you will need to remove the doors to cut access holes in the cowl on both sides and the doors, also. Flexible accordion boots are then required to complete the wiring channel between the door and cowl.
  27. MC1of80 I did see that Monte and sent him a message but he did not respond. MCfan I appreciate it very much. all sounds good so far
  28. Last week
  29. Hi, Antoine, Crosslake, MN is about 150 miles NNW of St. Paul, but I get the connection! 🙂 The interior is RPO 749 (black knitcloth front bucket seats and rear bench) and AK1 (Deluxe black seat/shoulder belts with brushed satin buckles). As far as I can tell, it is the original interior although the carpet has undoubtedly been replaced with the correct factory loop pile style. There is also no question that the black cloth seatcovers have sun-faded some over the years but there are no cuts, tears or snags in it so I was planning to use some cool upholstery dye that can be sprayed on directly without removing the seatcovers but just haven't gotten around to doing it yet. Even so, I don't believe cloth seatcovers will ever look as deep black as the vinyl seatcovers that I have in my other '70. I will send you a Private Message (PM) with additional information about the car.
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