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stangeba

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About stangeba

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    Original Owner
  • Birthday 09/18/1953

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    https://1971montecarlo.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/1971-chevrolet-monte-carlo/

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Shelby Township, Michigan
  • Interests
    71 Monte Carlos and old In-Line six cylinder engines.
  • Legal Name
    Bruce Stange
  • Occupation
    Retired from E. I. DuPont Automotive Finishes still working at Langdon's Stovebolt Engine Parts Company.

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  1. stangeba

    My hood sits high in the back.

    I remember having the same problem and like Larry said I had to adjust the hinge but not like I assumed.
  2. stangeba

    Happy Fathers Day

    Sadly, my father passed years ago. I remember the day he went with me to the Chevy dealership to order my new 71 Monte. He is the one who suggested I order it in black. Since I was only 17 the title had to be in his name so I guess I am not the original owner like I thought. I changed to title as soon as I turned 18.
  3. stangeba

    It's Official

    cool cool cool........
  4. I was in Rochester, Minn. for the last week or so, visiting our daughter and her family and had time to play with my I Phone. I searched for a POD Cast (first time ever for me) related to Monte Carlo's and found this: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/carstuff/id297680411?i=1000405448652 This is the 2nd one, I lost the url to the first one. It's not new and most of you have probably listened to it years ago. Enjoy, Bruce
  5. stangeba

    Wheel bearings

    I bought replacement rotors and after a few years one of the race's went bad. Bruce
  6. stangeba

    32 year old paint job

    Joe, yes I did. I think it was code 99U or 99 something, Lacquer no clear coat and since I worked there then, it was free! Bruce
  7. stangeba

    32 year old paint job

    I can't believe it's been 32 years since I brought home my 71 from being painted. Still looks OK from 20 ft but I have polished off the paint in several areas.
  8. I got one over 20 years ago and LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! I did purchase a back up unit from a member 10+ years ago, used the main part for a replacement try out and it did not work correctly, kept going too much then dropping off. Took apart my old main driver, cleaned it (looked fine) reinstalled and it worked again. I have had a few problems with it and this years first ride took several tries for it to work.
  9. Ticking noise in radio, does it change with the engine speed? Solid copper spark plug wires I believe can cause this. There is some small round thing attached to the ign coil that looks like a condenser but it's a ? noise suppressor. Back to the tach, the ground is critical to the dash. I posted a picture or two of my 71 NO A/C Monte if it helps. I think these are two different grounds, sorry I don't remember for sure but I don't think the IP ground (left pic) attaches to the screw on the parking brake (right pic). I think the IP ground attaches to the steel frame of the dash assembly and another wire from the steel frame to the parking brake screw, I think! It's been a while..... Bruce
  10. stangeba

    Lookie what showed up (1971SS454)

    Built at the same plant as mine, built April 27th 1971, just a few weeks older, cool! 1385711540975 1385711532433 8542 cars later Looks like a DNA match to me! 😁
  11. Paul, I may have missed this but is this a factory OEM tach / gauge package or aftermarket? My 71 has the gauge package I took from another 71 350 (NON SS) car. Perhaps 70 to 71 they changed the wire layout but my tach runs off a single brn wire that has it's own hole in the firewall. (picture) I am going by memory so I could be wrong, sorry... I'm looking for more pictures but no luck yet. Bruce
  12. stangeba

    Lookie what showed up (1971SS454)

    Great find!
  13. stangeba

    48 years ago today!

    Rob, I will think about it, thanks! Bruce
  14. stangeba

    48 years ago today!

    Yes, I have several times. My brother lives in Schwartz Creek and has had his 1937 Dodge pick up and 1963 Triumph TR-3B in the show a few times.
  15. stangeba

    Newbie - 7vntyMnty

    Welcome! Love the before and after pics! Bruce
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