Message Board

 
 

2018 Western Meet
[clock1]

2018 Eastern Meet
[clock2]
 
 
Home  | Join  | Merchandise  | West Meet | East Meet | Monte photos
Meet Photos | Tech  | Museum  | Parts  | Registry  | Links  | Officers
 
 

Jump to content


Photo

What did you do to your Monte Carlo today?


  • Please log in to reply
1497 replies to this topic

#1401 Paul Bell

Paul Bell

    Bronze Member

  • Members

  • 791 posts
  • LocationNew York City
  • Occupation:Professional Audio

Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:29 PM

Install. Remove. Repeat.

 

I'm having injector ports machined in.

 

Install.%20Remove._zps8gbdkktt.jpg

Attached Files


1971 Monte Carlo SS clone, 496 CID, 600 HP 600 ft lbs, 9 inch rear.
1999 Trans Am. Plenty bolt-ons.
2003 Isuzu Ascender Limited DD
Posted Image

#1402 72-CLASSIC_RIDE

72-CLASSIC_RIDE

    Silver Member

  • Members

  • 2,294 posts
  • LocationPortland, Oregon
  • Legal Name:Douglas L Cameron
  • Occupation:Retired

Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:21 PM

Nice day so time for a bath.  Also raised front end about 2" and while I liked the stance, Headers to close to the ground for my comfort.  Also investigated Factory Tach accuracy suspicion by measuring it against a RPM Meter.  I knew it was off but had a suspicion at different higher RPM's, the difference between the Meter and Tach would grow further apart (with the Tach reading the higher RPM's).  I was right, at 4000 Tach RPM, Meter read 3300 RPM.  At 1100 RPM, Meter read 1050.  I also did some inbetweens so I can more accurately measure actual RPMs.  Next will be trying to read actual engine temperature using the factory gauge.  I'll have to paste new numbers over the gauges plastic faces to remember what each is really doing.  :k  Anyway, here is the new stance look on a freshly washed car.  The third pic is what it was prior.

 

Doug

Attached Files


  • 58impala likes this

MYSIGNATUREPIC-1.jpg
1972 CUSTOM (Z03) - 402 CI, TH400, 12 Bolt 331:1 Posi, Power Driver 4-way Seat, Console, Full Gauges, Tilt, A/C, AM/FM Stereo, Power Trunk, Windows, Locks, Cruise Control & Keyless Entry


#1403 badddoin

badddoin

    Member

  • Members

  • 221 posts
  • LocationFlorida

Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:01 AM

I finally took the plunge and bought a lift. If anyone knows why I didn't do this 5 years ago, before two tranny swaps, new exhaust, break lines, rear end rebuild, etc., I'd be interested.

Edit: Apparently I've also defied all of the laws of physics.

Attached Files


  • Canuck and Paul Bell like this
Tommy
karr002.jpg
72 Monte 383 Stroker, TH350, 410 Posi
2017 Chevy Sonic (Runs on hamburgers)

#1404 tom71

tom71

    Junior Member

  • Members

  • 74 posts
  • LocationNew Jersey
  • Legal Name:Thomas A. Hansen
  • Occupation:Retired

Posted 09 May 2017 - 03:04 PM

Now that is sweet!

I would love to have that in my garage.

Tom



#1405 72 LS5

72 LS5

    "Big Blue" LS-5(02)

  • Members

  • 2,213 posts
  • LocationBoca Raton, FL
  • Legal Name:Michael Voltz
  • Occupation:Real Estate Website

Posted 10 May 2017 - 08:40 AM

Nice day so time for a bath.  Also raised front end about 2" and while I liked the stance, Headers to close to the ground for my comfort.  Also investigated Factory Tach accuracy suspicion by measuring it against a RPM Meter.  I knew it was off but had a suspicion at different higher RPM's, the difference between the Meter and Tach would grow further apart (with the Tach reading the higher RPM's).  I was right, at 4000 Tach RPM, Meter read 3300 RPM.  At 1100 RPM, Meter read 1050.  I also did some inbetweens so I can more accurately measure actual RPMs.  Next will be trying to read actual engine temperature using the factory gauge.  I'll have to paste new numbers over the gauges plastic faces to remember what each is really doing.  :k  Anyway, here is the new stance look on a freshly washed car.  The third pic is what it was prior.

 

Doug

 

That's a huge rpm difference!!  Seriously, how do you fix that?  I had a similar issue with my VDO tach and it really messed me up when I went to the track.  My shift light wasn't matching the tach and turns out my tach was reading too high......



Heart Transplant 07/2011-> Tired 454 yanked and ZZ502 installed

#1406 Rob Peters

Rob Peters

    Retired Vice President FGMCC

  • Administrators

  • 15,226 posts
  • LocationPittsburgh, Pa. USA
  • Legal Name:Rob Peters
  • Occupation:Retired Senior Field Engineer Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics

Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:32 PM

Well, not Monte related but I got the Model A out for the first time this year. I started having issues with my starter awhile back and have been having to start it by pushing it (tearing my Achilles Tendon in the process with surgery scheduled on that June 27th) or using the hand crank to start it.

Recently I found out they now make a modern style starter bendix so I ordered one and installed it today, took her for a ride and then flushed the radiator and block and refilled it with distilled water.
rob
To access my website click the link below



My Two Girls

http://www.cardomain...robsmodelamonte

Go Car or Show Car, it doesn't matter, you are welcome here

#1407 72-CLASSIC_RIDE

72-CLASSIC_RIDE

    Silver Member

  • Members

  • 2,294 posts
  • LocationPortland, Oregon
  • Legal Name:Douglas L Cameron
  • Occupation:Retired

Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:54 PM

That's a huge rpm difference!!  Seriously, how do you fix that?  I had a similar issue with my VDO tach and it really messed me up when I went to the track.  My shift light wasn't matching the tach and turns out my tach was reading too high......

Not really sure if these Tach's can be recalibrated.  Someone probably has that answer.  Don't know why it's so far off, maybe old age? :k 

 

Doug 


MYSIGNATUREPIC-1.jpg
1972 CUSTOM (Z03) - 402 CI, TH400, 12 Bolt 331:1 Posi, Power Driver 4-way Seat, Console, Full Gauges, Tilt, A/C, AM/FM Stereo, Power Trunk, Windows, Locks, Cruise Control & Keyless Entry


#1408 420ponies

420ponies

    Silver Member

  • Members

  • 1,090 posts
  • LocationCorning,N.Y.14830
  • Occupation:machinist

Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:06 AM

Has anyone ever tried  OdoBan? Eliminates odors. I 'm going to try and get rid of the Moth ball smell in my car now since I put some in it this past winter.



#1409 Canuck

Canuck

    FGMCC Western Meet Coordinator

  • Administrators

  • 10,476 posts
  • LocationSummerland, BC, Canada
  • Legal Name:Aaron Dodsworth

Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:32 AM

I tried moth balls once and regretted it due to the smell. I use dryer sheets now. They smell nice and keep the mice away.


  • 72jrfan88 likes this

Aaron
1970 Misty Turquoise Monte Carlo - 115,000 miles
1971 Classic Copper SS454 Monte Carlo - 75,000 miles

gallery_98_4_57153.jpg


2018 FGMCC WESTERN MEET INFO: click here


#1410 sredmyer

sredmyer

    Brass Member

  • Members

  • 298 posts
  • LocationKentucky
  • Legal Name:Steve Redmyer

Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:33 PM

Making good progress on my building.  The Monte will have a new home soon.

Attached Files


  • Canuck, Paul Bell and 58impala like this

Steve
 

1970 Monte Carlo SS454 Triple Black, Numbers Matching, Documented 
2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum
2011 Ford Super Duty (F350) King Ranch


#1411 Canuck

Canuck

    FGMCC Western Meet Coordinator

  • Administrators

  • 10,476 posts
  • LocationSummerland, BC, Canada
  • Legal Name:Aaron Dodsworth

Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:12 PM

Making good progress on my building.  The Monte will have a new home soon.

 

Nice shop you are building!


Aaron
1970 Misty Turquoise Monte Carlo - 115,000 miles
1971 Classic Copper SS454 Monte Carlo - 75,000 miles

gallery_98_4_57153.jpg


2018 FGMCC WESTERN MEET INFO: click here


#1412 MCfan

MCfan

    Gold Member

  • Members

  • 2,575 posts
  • LocationPunta Gorda, FL (winter); Crosslake, MN (summer)
  • Legal Name:Dennis Bengtson
  • Occupation:Retired Management Consultant

Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:42 PM

Making good progress on my building.  The Monte will have a new home soon.

 

 

... or Montes, as the case may be.  :grin:


  • sredmyer likes this

Dennis

 

sml_gallery_567_4_470590.jpg                                     sml_gallery_567_4_3184004.jpg

1970 matching #'s 402/M20 4-speed/3.31 12-bolt Posi                1970 SS454/TH400/2.56 12-bolt Posi
Punta Gorda, FL                                                                        Crosslake, MN


#1413 NC72MC

NC72MC

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 58 posts
  • LocationBelews Creek, NC
  • Legal Name:Larry Grant
  • Occupation:cabinet maker

Posted 14 May 2017 - 04:43 AM

We recovered her from the field and brought her home. She is now sitting in the shop ready to go under the wrench.  :yay:

Attached Files


  • Paul Bell likes this

#1414 MCfan

MCfan

    Gold Member

  • Members

  • 2,575 posts
  • LocationPunta Gorda, FL (winter); Crosslake, MN (summer)
  • Legal Name:Dennis Bengtson
  • Occupation:Retired Management Consultant

Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:16 AM


 

We recovered her from the field and brought her home. She is now sitting in the shop ready to go under the wrench.  :yay:

 

Larry, it looks like you have the facilities, equipment and expertise to bring that poor '72 MC back to life!  Thanks for rescuing what would have otherwise been a sure "goner".  Best wishes for a successful resurrection project!


Dennis

 

sml_gallery_567_4_470590.jpg                                     sml_gallery_567_4_3184004.jpg

1970 matching #'s 402/M20 4-speed/3.31 12-bolt Posi                1970 SS454/TH400/2.56 12-bolt Posi
Punta Gorda, FL                                                                        Crosslake, MN


#1415 NC72MC

NC72MC

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 58 posts
  • LocationBelews Creek, NC
  • Legal Name:Larry Grant
  • Occupation:cabinet maker

Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:24 AM

 

 

 

Larry, it looks like you have the facilities, equipment and expertise to bring that poor '72 MC back to life!  Thanks for rescuing what would have otherwise been a sure "goner".  Best wishes for a successful resurrection project!

 

Thanks Dennis, I like to save the ones most would push to the curb. Plus I love the challenge of resurrection. I am in the process right now of finishing up my 68 c10 pro streeter, just months away finally. 



#1416 Paul Bell

Paul Bell

    Bronze Member

  • Members

  • 791 posts
  • LocationNew York City
  • Occupation:Professional Audio

Posted 14 May 2017 - 07:42 PM

Objective 1: Use CPP cast iron spindles that accept Corvette 5/6/7 front hubs and C5 brakes

Objective 2: Modify CPP spindles to accept Wilwood 12.19" rotor and 6 piston calipers that come in the A-Body kit that they claim fits 15" wheels.

After machining off the C5 caliper mounting arms from the spindle and machining flats on the hub bolt lands on the rear, I made up a caliper plate that the hub bolts go through. Everything fits!

Looks like I’m finally nearing the end of this little project.

 

IMG_20170514_164120984_zpsucwxsnuu.png

IMG_20170514_214519924_zpspokr8pv2.png


1971 Monte Carlo SS clone, 496 CID, 600 HP 600 ft lbs, 9 inch rear.
1999 Trans Am. Plenty bolt-ons.
2003 Isuzu Ascender Limited DD
Posted Image

#1417 Mo's70MCs

Mo's70MCs

    I " WIN" nothing! Yay! Tripple

  • Members

  • 7,041 posts
  • LocationNorwalk, Ca.
  • Legal Name:Rod Marin Jr
  • Occupation:Electrician

Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:34 PM

Very nice!

med_gallery_1189_9_1413157583_4055.jpgRod

"I swear officer, these quart jars are fuel".


#1418 Paul Bell

Paul Bell

    Bronze Member

  • Members

  • 791 posts
  • LocationNew York City
  • Occupation:Professional Audio

Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:52 PM

Very nice!

It is frustrating doing these custom things.

 

I now own a selection of tapered pin reamers because drilling out axle and hub flanges to accept larger studs is damn near impossible.


1971 Monte Carlo SS clone, 496 CID, 600 HP 600 ft lbs, 9 inch rear.
1999 Trans Am. Plenty bolt-ons.
2003 Isuzu Ascender Limited DD
Posted Image

#1419 overdrive

overdrive

    Gold Member

  • Members

  • 2,761 posts
  • LocationHannibal, MO
  • Occupation:IBEW hydroelectric powerplant electrician

Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:16 PM

Looks good. Nice work!

Dan
http://www.picturetr...com/57overdrive
70 Monte Carlo SS454 [I'm restoring it now]
71 Monte Carlo 350 [restored]



#1420 71 MONTE 4 YA

71 MONTE 4 YA

    ONE MAN -ONE CAR-ONE STRUGGLE

  • Members

  • 2,417 posts
  • LocationEuclid Ohio , 44132 USA
  • Legal Name:Rodney Speed
  • Occupation:Pipe Specialist @ Merit Brass

Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:37 PM

Started the Monte and did a huge burnout. Tried to do it again to record it and it wasn't happening. I think the tires got hot and sticky.
  • Paul Bell likes this

ONE MAN. ONE CAR. ONE STRUGGLE. TO MAKE IT LOOK GOOD. IT WILL HAPPEN. ONE DAY. FGMCC FA SHO
sml_gallery_3368_7_1413157572_3833.jpgsml_gallery_624_7_60210.jpgsml_gallery_3368_4_1413157572_3831.jpg
RODNEY SPEED N DEED





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Home Page
Mission|Benefits|Join|Renew|Merchandise
Message Forum
Members' Montes|Meet Photos
Tech Info|Museum|Parts|Registry|Links|Contact Us