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stangeba last won the day on September 12 2018

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About stangeba

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    Original Owner
  • Birthday 09/18/1953

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    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

    Cloth replacement seat covers.

    https://carsinc.com/ I bought my "material" from CARS INC in the mid 1980's for my 71, then had a trim shop do the sewing and installation. They sell sets now and they are less than 10 miles from my house!!!
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    Another new guy

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    New Guy Here

    Doug, http://www.firstgenmc.com/html/registry I think / thought we had this section where we could access info and register our Monte's but I can't get into it. I haven't been in it for a long time. Anyone know what I'm talking about? Bruce
  4. stangeba

    Hello MC Lovers!

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    New Guy Here

    Welcome! Nice car.
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    Converting into a 72

    Funny story, Saw a pic of a first gen MC at a Buick dealership service area, the write up guy's station, on a visit. We talked, he had a question why the headlight trim rings wouldn't fit. He said it was a 71 but when I saw the car it had a 70 ft clip. That's why the parts didn't fit and he didn't know the clip had been changed.
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    Stock Exhaust Sysem for SS454

    https://www.gardnerexhaust.com/ I have never used them and now I see they list Monte Carlo's. (Didn't last time I looked) $$$$$$$$$$$$$ Bruce
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    Kick Panels - Replacements with vents... Quality?!

    I replaced all 4 of the vent cable assemblies, when I replaced my heater core and I think they are now all broken. The original one just had poor chrome but worked great. I am so happy I didn't throw the old one's out! (I never throw anything out) Picture of the new cables.
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    adding OEM A/C to non A/C

    WOW, you have more ambition than I ever did. I took everything from a junk Monte with A/C and was going to add it to my Non A/C Monte but never did it. I even got part of the fire wall when I found out it was so different than mine. Good Luck! Bruce
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    Drive 55 and stay alive

    My 2003 Pontiac GP has a 120 Speedometer but my new GMC SUV (first SUV, I like cars better) goes to 160. To me it's like trying to check air pressure in a basketball with a 0 - 100 PSI gauge. Yes I remember the 80 - 85 MPH gauges in the late 1970's and 1980's
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    71 dash knobs difference

    71 NON SS built in Canada May of 1971, standard black knobs. My friend got a 71 SS after me and it did have them. Bruce
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    Drive 55 and stay alive

    Rob, I have never heard of this VW no gas gauge but a reserve gas tank story. Thanks for sharing! You can learn something new every day. Bruce
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    Drive 55 and stay alive

    I remember it well. I worked for a Ford dealership, in the service dept, and remember the big T-Birds of 1976, were replaced by a Gran Torino look a like in 1977. People did not like the "new bird" I did and bought a 78 T-Bird (nice car) that we had till 1984 when we got a Fiesta 4 door, 5 speed (two kids at this time) SOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy I didn't sell my 71 Monte Carlo!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. stangeba

    Drive 55 and stay alive

    No comments from anyone?
  15. stangeba

    Drive 55 and stay alive

    ("Drive 55 and stay alive" Not sure if that was a real saying) Do you remember: 1/2/1974 Richard Nixon signs the 55 MPH national speed limit into law! Many speedometers were lowered to 80 MPH (If I remember correctly) Different thought, Why do today's speedometers go so high, 160 - 170 - 180? I need my digital speedometer turned on (in my daily driver) so I can see how fast I am driving. It's like trying to adjust the air pressure in your tires with a 0 - 180 gauge! Bruce