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#241 Rock

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:39 AM

Hey Dan, is the air ride functional and is it adjustable? I like the ride the way it is sitting but it’s not “level” as the system suggests?
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:39 AM

Hey Dan, is the air ride functional and is it adjustable? I like the ride the way it is sitting but it’s not “level” as the system suggests?
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:18 AM

Thanks, everyone.

Rock, the load leveling system works and there is some adjustment at the control valve. I can also make a new swivel linkage whatever length I need, if the original isn't going to work out. I haven't fine tuned the rear shocks, but I want to lower the rear a little.
A little less air in the shocks will improve the ride.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 11:26 AM

I took the SS to a very big cruise in yesterday in Monmouth, Illinois. It was from 7 AM-10 PM. I had a great time and was able to talk to alot of people that love Montes. I took it to a show a couple weeks ago with 364 vehicles. Another fun day with an organized cruise through town and past a few nursing homes the night before.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 12:47 PM

That car is drop dead gorgeous !!!!
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Posted 04 August 2018 - 02:40 PM

Freaking Beautiful.
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Posted 04 August 2018 - 03:01 PM

Beeeeeeaaaauuutifull!!   I love it!!!! nice job!!!     Hope mine look half as good


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 08:18 PM

Thanks to all for the great comments.

I worked on the 3.55 posi 12 bolt again today and it's ready to replace the original 2.56 posi. The 3.55 wasn't as ready to go as a previous owner claimed. I pulled the new axles a few weeks ago and found the new seals had been damaged and not oiled or greased when assembled. That made me pull everything out and flush it clean. The rear end had been blasted and painted before I got it and there was sand in the axle tubes. I replaced one bearing, the yoke, and all seals.

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 08:24 PM

I wish I had the time, to do projects like that, the place to do projects like that and the money to do projects like that.  

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 05:12 AM

You just can’t trust anyone’s work anymore. But now you know it’s been done right. Are you going to put in an OD in the car now that you changed the gearing?
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:53 PM

No plans for an overdrive at this time. I need to apply some more labels on parts under the car, some paint marks I found when I took the car apart, and get pics. Some closer pics under the hood.....

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:03 PM

What a work of art. That jewl is so clean I'd be afraid to drive it. Nevertheless a slight modernization on a very well done and fittingly CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE contender. JMHO
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:15 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 12:12 PM

Your Monte is Awesome!!!  Love it!!!

 

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#255 Dans '70 Z20

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:22 AM

Nice job! Really nice work there. I like the few upgrades while keeping a somewhat stock appearance.
It’s always great when you are at the end of a restoration and appreciate all the hard work that went into it.
....... and realize you need a well deserved break. LOL

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:44 AM

Thanks to all!

My daughter and I took the SS to town Saturday night for our local Throwback Cruise on Broadway. It's a twice a summer get together to get alot of people out of the house for the evening and cruise Broadway like we did years ago. It was a fun evening. The police had to bust some that were running with no mufflers, etc. They were busy. There's always some that have to push the limits.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

I was able to get the 2.56 posi out this evening in about 2 hrs. I should be able to start putting the 3.55 under the car Thursday evening.

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