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  1. If you're passing thru Niagara Falls on the way back home give me a shout. Congratulations! (I imagine you'd be taking a more direct East route though after looking at the maps)
  2. By all indications it's a 2-series carrier. The pinion gear is going to pretty much be a 'fixed' location (proper depth required though for proper tooth engagement with ring gear). The carrier assembly is going to be set left/right based on that to get proper tooth engagement & backlash. With that spacer and 2-series carrier, it's pretty much going to land where it is with shims to get set up for an acceptable pattern. Most sources will agree though, that the spacer & the ring gear bolts in a double shear situation aren't ideal for any high horsepower use.
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    Cloth replacement seat covers.

    Sort of in a similar situation here. Going with Legendary to re-do my front & rear seats, and the front & rear door panels. The fronts were done by the prior owner with PUI (from Tamraz, took forever he said). Look nice, but the pattern probably won't match the new seats, and the rears need done anyways. If I get PUI for the back I just won't be happy. Spoke with Chris over there and seems like all will be good with them. Also got an email from them with a 15% off coupon good for a day, but he said they will honor it for all my stuff. They're about an hour away from me so I plan to drop everything off the week after next. It'll be a good opportunity to see what their shop looks like too. Sounds like they're a one stop shop for anything interior related because he asked about everything. Everything pretty much made to order so the timing could be from 4-8 weeks possibly (at least that's what he said in my case, but I may go with their 'Rally' style front seat covers & foam), so that may figure into your plans as well. They'll assess everything when it gets there to check out the foam, springs, seat frames, etc. I'll report back what I find after I go there if you're interested to see what the place seems like. Joe T
  4. Looks like a 2-series carrier with a ring gear spacer? The diagram in the below link shows where to measure: https://www.motorstate.com/TheVenerable12-BoltChevrolet
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    1972 MC Custom Numbers?

    I found this one while searching tonight. Shows a window sticker: https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/bend-1972-monte-carlo/6805034892.html
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    New Guy Here

    Thanks James!
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    New Guy Here

    Thanks guys, glad to be here! Absolute wealth of knowledge you guys have here. Any time I wonder about something, a quick search usually provides more than enough answers. I was here for the 77 Blizzard, you left at the perfect time. I spent some time in Colorado in the USAF (Lowry AFB), the winters there can be just as harsh though. Three feet of snow & then 65 degrees a few days later.
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    All new electrical for my 72

    Thanks Paul!
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    All new electrical for my 72

    Hey Paul, What would be your first choice then? Joe T
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    New Guy Here

    I tend to mark it a lot. Seal coating by Michelin. (video at the end) ch07_play_2nd.avi
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    New Guy Here

    Looks like the posi works
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    What's the Best Paint to use on Interior Parts?

    Same good results with SEM here. Your paint jobber can also mix up some for you. I've used DuPont (Axalta now) interior colors and vinyl dyes before with great results, but you'd need a spray gun, etc to use it.
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    New Guy Here

    Not a problem at all Doug. The 1st VIN I listed for my old Monte seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. I sold it in the mid 90's. Googled the VIN and found nothing so I had a couple of buddies run it and they can't find anything either (they're police). Either it's in a barn somewhere or it got turned into a lawnmower or something after it got crushed. Thanks for the welcome! Hey Rob, Just outside of Niagara Falls. I know the car won't be done by then, it'll be in a lot of pieces.
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    New Guy Here

    Thanks for the warm welcome guys!
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    New Guy Here

    Thanks! Yep, I think if it came with the tilt, it would have had the 4 spoke wheel. I'm thinking someone added the tilt somewhere along the way.