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Blake350 last won the day on November 29 2018

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About Blake350

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  • Birthday 09/29/1960

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    brian den bleyker
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  1. Blake350

    HEI timing

    as stated,starting at around 12 degrees advance sounds good - watch for pinging or run ,on make sure your not running too lean then if you have an adjustable advance you can play around with that as well..not surprised and tend to agree the 6 to 8 factory stuff was too conservative...
  2. Blake350

    After a 3 year hiatus...

    One of the many great things about Montes is the ability to alter their look and personality with just a few small changes...and the '70 with skirts, color coded wheel covers,and a hardtop to boot is one of the classiest looks out...just like rallys, a bit beefier white letter tires and buckets/console scream sporty performance...equally appealing in a totally different way... gotta love it!!! Very nice job on that car...enjoy!! Brian
  3. Blake350

    Going Under The Knife

    Good to hear Rob! yes the worst part is the mind racing before you go in-the BEST part is it being over with a good result...now concentrate on recovery!!
  4. Blake350

    Going Under The Knife

    Hi Steve and Rob!! im right there with you! just had hernia surgery last friday...all went well im sure you will do well also...whats going on here...are us fgmcc'ers getting old?? nah, lets just tune ourselves up then we can tune our montes up, put this all behind us and have a great time in Carlisle!!! and Canuck please try to come out again...last year we all had a blast Brian
  5. Blake350

    Drive 55 and stay alive

    i remember as a kid the standard speedo peaked out at 120....then yes as you said they lowered them to 85...it was a challenge to we 'juvenile delinquents" of the day to get them to pin and bounce off the top end...now 140 and 160 seem to be prevalent..wishful thinking for we Americans to fantasize we're on the Autobon? ah, the posssibilities are endless!!
  6. Blake350

    Hagerty Article

    The monte Carlo is one fantastic car...? bout time the rest of the world is catching on to what we've known forever..and yes, those body lines look equally well as a convertible!! too bad GM never got to pull that off...that article and comments are great-thanks for sharing!!
  7. Blake350

    Small Block Header recommendations

    i too have hedmann with 2.5 flowmasters- nice combo and sound for a mild 350... can get the stock number later ......yes, one plug comes out with a box wrench -couldn't remember ,but yes its good 'ole #6-but really no problem at all !! They are the coated headers and have been in for 13 years and are in perfect shape.
  8. Blake350

    AMD Full Quarter Panel Review

    At long last that is very good news for sure!! finally someone is thinking of us...now if they can just convince them to try fenders...yea right!!
  9. Blake350

    Not having a great day today ...

    mike I think Vaughn summed it up there should be an 'agreed value' on the car and then it sounds like you may also be able to keep it in some kind of purchase/salvage agreement..... Hagerty and the others mentioned are first class companies and sadly have been in this position before...As has been said we are glad you are OK but words don't quite convey the sadness we all share as classic car owners in general, and Monte lovers specifically... Brian
  10. Blake350

    turn signal/ 2 questions

    Two quick questions...need to replace the turn signal indicator bulbs on dash- thought I had lost right side blinker but it was only the indicator out...what is easiest way to get at them?? is it with dashpad removed? Also since day one ,turn signals have flashed very slow--an upgrade to flasher maybe?it is all original '72 flasher and incandescent bulbs thanks! Brian
  11. Blake350

    Pulsating lights?

    I have the same issue- visible pulsation of brightness on all lites when running-..and still have the old black box delco regulator up on left front..short of changing to internal alt/reg,-the original alt was just rebuilt-maybe switch to an electronic version of the external regulator?? i thought I remembered some of the members doing this? Brian
  12. Blake350

    fascinating auto documentary

    For anyone who has access to "the history channel" there was a show titled "the cars that made America'-several hours long and is quite amazing taking one through the formation of the "big three" and the larger than life personalities involved..many of you may have seen it but it is a great program going through the autos history and how it influenced culture and the very direction of the country
  13. Blake350

    Reading OEM Instrument Temperature Gauge

    the numbers on the guage absolutely do not reflect a linear movement-as was shown the first half of the guage spans 110 deg with the 2nd half only 40!! yikes! another old school GM engineering mystery... if you had a real desire to know(And given your fellow members never ending desire for information,yours truly included, we would welcome the exercise) you could sink the sender in several vessels of known temperature and measure the sender resistance-a plot of resistance vs temperature might be very revealing-easier would be to just get a fully warmed up coolant reading with a lab grade thermometer and note the guage position-this would be the "relative normal" and would allow to see if you were running hotter or cooler than "normal"-I dont know if my cheap aftermarket guage is accurate just know were it should be and is 95% of the time-relatively speaking--this is interesting and forgive me if I,m rambling-just thinking out loud... As far as running cooler,I recently replaced an old stock style water pump with what looks like the same-I dont think the new one has a higher flow rate but not sure-also changed the 10 year old 195 stat with a 180 stat and drilled the small hole in it-maybe the stat was the trick,cause now the guage reads cooler under low load and does not rise anywhere near as much as it used to under heavy load...a step in the right direction to be sure!! Brian
  14. Blake350


    Bill you said it...I guess "internet muscles"are the modern equivalent,and have far surpassed what we called "beer muscles"way back in the day... yikes!!
  15. Blake350

    NK2 Deluxe steering wheel option

    oh forgot to mention ,mike take a look at the 'resources' area on the home page..there is a ton of great info on there...no matter how many times I visit it,it doesn't get old...good stuff!!