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What did you do to your Monte Carlo today?


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#1381 58impala

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:42 PM

New front seat upholstery, carpet, door panels and window felts. Left the original upholstery on the rear seat since it's not that bad and I still have young kids.

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:48 PM

Aaron is that an optional 4 spoke wheel in your other car in the picture?

 

It sure is!


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#1383 420ponies

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 08:46 AM

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Well, got mine out finally. winter was rough on our roads, salt piles everywhere. I did use moth balls  and dryer sheets this year. happy to report no small animals in the vicinity this year.Now to get the smell out. Charcoal briquettes. 260 did not do anything!



#1384 bigtankjones

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 06:03 PM

Got New Hood Hinges today for the Monte. Left side was shot. I hope this Chinese stuff lasts.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:06 AM

Installed the missing rear shock protectors....

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 12:56 PM

Getting new W/W Tyres put on!



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 02:49 PM

Getting new W/W Tyres put on!


I just did the same thing a few weeks ago.
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:30 PM

Just got the front suspension refreshed...new bushings, new ball joints, new springs, one new control arm and alignment.  Still would like to do something inexpensive (air shocks) to raise the rear end a little.  I prefer a slight rake to the stance on these long beauties but I don't want to do anything expensive or to permanent as I will be redoing the whole rear end when I do the actual restore. 

 

I hope the car is now safe enough to drive around for the summer. :)


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#1389 Leghome

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:03 AM

I just took off the air shocks on my 72 because they made the ride to stiff. Went with the Air lift 1000 air bag with regular shocks. Ride is much better and can adjust the rake to some extent.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 09:11 PM

I wonder, could the air bags be used in place of the air shocks with the original automatic load leveling system that was factory installed on some of our cars?

I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 09:38 PM

I wonder, could the air bags be used in place of the air shocks with the original automatic load leveling system the was factory installed on some of our cars?

I don't see why it wouldn't work.

Dan

 

It might be worth a try, Dan.  The air valve works off the position of the right side lower control arm relative to the frame so it should shut off the air to the bags when that position is reached.  The bags are both higher volume and lower pressure than the air shocks.  Since the compressor tank holds 100 psi, if the valve failed to shut the air off, it would undoubtedly blow out the bag (max working pressure is 30-35 psi). I doubt anyone has both air shocks and air bags on their Monte to give it a try.


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:45 AM

Sredmyer...........here is what those springs do

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:07 AM

I installed the new driverside hood hinge. I hate the realigning process.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:07 AM

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#1395 71MonteCarloMD

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:12 PM

Tony, can you share tips on your realigning process as I will go thru that soon? :)

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:45 PM

I pushed the 72 outside to get an over all look of the new add on's and still need to finish (start one of them). 18301144_1514065538628414_54286119130220

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:51 PM

Rick, I think a lot of it is trial and error. I'm not sure how Tony did it but if it is just a swap of hinges, I would try marking yhe hood and fender around the old hinge for a good starting place.

I remember helping Scott install his hood and I guess we got very lucky because I don't remember it fighting us much. His Brother in law was also there to help which may have contributed to making it easier.
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:01 PM

Well the Snowball is finally melting smaller now.... Whew... spark plug wires installed, Heat stove installed, rad back in, ground straps hooked up and blower motor and housing reinstalled all today.
She is looking more and more like a 71 again.... And to think I was only contemplating a frame off, next thing you know a massive snowball and a thousand pieces everywhere.... well in baggies maybe and a third shed in the back yard. Hahaha

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:33 PM

Well the Snowball is finally melting smaller now.... Whew... spark plug wires installed, Heat stove installed, rad back in, ground straps hooked up and blower motor and housing reinstalled all today.
She is looking more and more like a 71 again.... And to think I was only contemplating a frame off, next thing you know a massive snowball and a thousand pieces everywhere.... well in baggies maybe and a third shed in the back yard. Hahaha

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I would love to see a picture of this "Heat Stove" installed.  I have seen other references (with a pictures) of the unit but I am not sure what it is and where it goes on the car.  Should my 70 big block (SS) have one?  If so, where would it be and what does it look like installed? 

 

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:26 PM

Hi Steve, here is a NOS one pictured and then mine installed as you asked...

Your 70ss would have come with one from the Factory but alas as most smog

equipment or these Heat Stoves, they got removed and tossed away.

 

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