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1970 Monte Carlo SS454 - Tripe Black - Barn Find

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All I can say is, " !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"  You have talent and passion!

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I plan to run a set of ladder bars for that vintage street look. Was going to run Lakewood but you can't run the rear sway bar with them. I found this set of bars that will allow for the rear sway bar. They may be NMW brand but not sure. They were a bright orange color originally. I fit them to the chassis before paint to prevent chips but I'm sure I will ding them up being as heavy and awkward to fit. It took some fiddling but finally got them to line up.

 

Those are wicked looking traction bars for sure!  

 

For the life of me I can't see how that geometry works since the stock lower control arm and the new traction bar have very different pivot points, yet they are both securely attached to the axle housing assembly.  It looks to me like even a modest amount of vertical axle travel relative to the frame would bind the whole mechanism up ... but maybe that's the point?  :confused:   

 

I thought the primary purpose of traction bars was to limit or prevent "axle wind-up" on sudden acceleration but won't that set up also affect the normal action of your rear suspension?  What would be the effect of using the upper hole in the forward brackets as the pivot point for the bars (since it better aligns horizontally with the lower control arm pivot point)?  Just curious ... 

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All I can say is, " !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"  You have talent and passion!

Thanks, Now I just need to find the time to execute the plan!

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Those are wicked looking traction bars for sure!  

 

For the life of me I can't see how that geometry works since the stock lower control arm and the new traction bar have very different pivot points, yet they are both securely attached to the axle housing assembly.  It looks to me like even a modest amount of vertical axle travel relative to the frame would bind the whole mechanism up ... but maybe that's the point?  :confused:   

 

I thought the primary purpose of traction bars was to limit or prevent "axle wind-up" on sudden acceleration but won't that set up also affect the normal action of your rear suspension?  What would be the effect of using the upper hole in the forward brackets as the pivot point for the bars (since it better aligns horizontally with the lower control arm pivot point)?  Just curious ...

 

I'm sure the ladderbars are antiquated as I'm just going for period correct. There are better systems out there for sure.

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Been a bit distracted with the '17 M6 SS sedan but back at it again. Dropped the body back on the chassis to install the shifter hump. Made sure to make a clean cut in the tunnel and save the cutout just incase the original M40 goes back in.

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Also been working on the rear package tray and deck panel. I'm happy I was able to save the original deck panel. It's coming along nicely.

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Nice work, looking good. I talked to Steve Gregori today at brakeboosters.com and he told me he replated 5 compressor tanks recently for somebody. I see who it was.

He does a good job.

 

Dan

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Nice work, looking good. I talked to Steve Gregori today at brakeboosters.com and he told me he replated 5 compressor tanks recently for somebody. I see who it was.

He does a good job.

Dan

Small world, he does do good work. Plating is only as good as the product you start with but he is very fickle when it comes to guality work.

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Steve just plated my tank and said he had 5 more to do. They turned out great. What are you doing with 5 tanks?

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Steve just plated my tank and said he had 5 more to do. They turned out great. What are you doing with 5 tanks?

Been collecting tanks for years. I think there is like 8 or 9 on the shelf and figured I'd have some plated while I was having other parts done. Plan to use one on this project since the tank was missing and give one to my brother for his '71 I sold him. The rest will be sold to help fund this project. I'm getting to the point where I want to sell off the parts I've collected over the years to free up space and the extra project money is nice too.

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Very nice, I know who to call if I screw mine up. Good luck with the restore

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: (05:15 AM)Im doing a frame off on a 70 can someone help me on location of front to rear brake line clip locations or have a picture of a frame off i can see? also location of flex line were it goes thru frame?

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Bob the easiest and best way is to unhook everything from the body to the frame and raise the body up. The brake line connection you are looking for is only on the frame and not tied to the body.

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Might of posted that wrong my frame is off all blasted and painted now im putting it back together I need to know location of clips and were flex line comes thru frame ect....  if anyone can help i appreciate it20431496_10214200504631236_372687940699520479658_10214200503591210_7106742300451

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Sorry I can't help you but just wanted to chime in with how fantastic it looks and compliment you on your progress!!!! Now, I don't want to rush you but the factory could take a frame like that and turn it into a complete sellable car in a day. No pressure.

rob

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Might of posted that wrong my frame is off all blasted and painted now im putting it back together I need to know location of clips and were flex line comes thru frame ect.... if anyone can help i appreciate it

Here are the photos from the chassis as I disassembled.

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Thanks I got my brake lines done today now doing fuel lines kinda lost on front part were it goes into frame i know but were is it supposed to come out? also would you have a picture were the brake line goes thru rear frame to attach to flex hose?

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Thanks I got my brake lines done today now doing fuel lines kinda lost on front part were it goes into frame i know but were is it supposed to come out? also would you have a picture were the brake line goes thru rear frame to attach to flex hose?

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Well 27 months later I finally got the engine back from the machine shop.  I had been distracted with other projects and work but I finally was able to push them to knock it out. It was line honed, decked (#s on pad were saved) bored .30 over, crank turned .10 under, scat rods, forged 9.5 to 1 JE pistons, balanced with flywheel and flex plate to run manual or auto, LS6 291 heads were redone but with the correct gasket can run the original LS5 280 heads, Comp Cam and double roller chain........  It's ready for final assembly but probably won't get to that until spring.

One of the other projects I've been distracted with is the 2017 Chevy SS Sedan (AKA Holden Commodore SSV) with LS3 and T6060 manual trans.  Last winter I added an LSA supercharger with a few extras and its putting down 663 rear wheel HP.  It has way more power than traction at this point.  Tempting to put a blown LS in the Monte but for now it's back to big block basics.  Here is a link to the SS build.https://www.ssforums.com/forum/ss-owner-build-journals/170314-ss-m6-lsa-aka-cts-v-conversion.html 

 

 

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