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#1441 monte70car

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 08:00 PM

Did some work under the old 72 this afternoon. Got the transmission cross member bolt in. Got the little stall speed hooked up. Changed out the front lug nuts for center line lug nuts for the wheels. Thinking of adding a dust shield to the transmission. The lowest thing on the car is the trans pan lol.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:01 AM

Installed a correct trunk release button and got rid of the old one and Works great. During this time I also installed new underhood insulation from the parts place. I must say I'm very pleased with the fit and material. Really great reproduction of the original.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:36 AM

Started the Monte up for the first time this year, pulled it out of the garage to let it idle up to operating temperature. Then put it back into the garage. This has to be the latest in the year to ever do this. Might head up to a local cruise later (Laurel Square).

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 02:12 PM

Less than 2 weeks before the meet and I started taking apart the 71, LOL. I decided to put the factory speaker grills in the car but the aftermarket grills left a mark in the package tray that is visible with the stock grills. I had a package tray handy so out come the rear seat and side panels to swap out the tray. I've had the rear interior out from other first gen Montes many times so I can do it pretty quickly now. When I pulled out the seat I discovered another build sheet is hidden in the bottom of the rear seat. You have to love the Baltimore cars full of build sheets. Also put new chrome bases on the front arm rests and tightened everything up in the door panels.

 

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#1445 Canuck

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 04:25 PM

All back together. I lubricated all the window tracks and reinstalled the vapor barrier properly. What else should I take apart before the meet? Haha

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#1446 72-CLASSIC_RIDE

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 07:22 PM

All back together. I lubricated all the window tracks and reinstalled the vapor barrier properly. What else should I take apart before the meet? Haha

 

How about this Aaron.  Both Steel Inner Fenders removed and had a broken "J" Nut that caused me about 2 hrs of pain before they were finally out.  Cleaned them and then scuffed them for paint I hope Tomorrow  Replaced Heater Fan Blower Motor and brushed POR 15 on both inside of Fenders and other vulnerable area's exposed surfaces for protection.  My battery went dead and thought it was due to the Hood left open.  During the second charging yesterday we couldn't figure out why it keeps discharging and assumed a defective battery as it is fairly new.  While charging I noticed the Dome light was on and assumed one door was ajar.  Both were closed solid so started checking things as I had prior routed the A/C wiring and assumed I did something in the process.  As I was investigating, I remember that happening a few years back and found the passenger side door switch was darn hot when I pushed my finger against it to check if working.  That plunger burned the crap out of my finger tip and at the same told on itself.  Well, just me pushing it with my finger corrected whatever cauised it to malfunction and I forgot about it.  Anyway, I decided I should check that Switch and it had malfunctioned again so today replaced with a new Switch on top of the several different issues I initially had planned.  Long story short, tomorrow Paint Inner Fenders,

Monday I hope to start putting Inner Fenders back in and once done there check the voltage going to the Blower Motor to ensure it is getting what it should need for maximum output.  Don't expect to be completely done until Wednesday or Thursday.  These were the Chevelle Steel Fenders before Monte's were made and required massaging going in.  While fitment will be much improved even after these past 7 or 8 years, looks like some massaging to get em back in.   And again, my assumptions for completion are based on more surprises moving forward.  :k

 

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:34 AM

Got the twins out for a photo op today.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:47 AM

Went to a car show Saturday the 10th and received this little dish. Really suprised. Glendia was getting worried that we were going to be shut out again. Not me it is just something else we have to keep clean but it was nice to get the recognition. 

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#1449 Rob Peters

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:28 AM

Very nice Larry, congrats!!!
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#1450 Mo's70MCs

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:51 AM

That's a nice piece. The car and your efforts are surely worthy of the recognition. Great going! Thanks for sharing.

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#1451 cny first gen 71

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:57 PM

Finally got mine out after its extra long winters nap, battery was dead but charged right up. Finally dry enough to put trailer on side of house so I could get it out :)

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:29 PM

Went to a car show Saturday the 10th and received this little dish. Really suprised. Glendia was getting worried that we were going to be shut out again. Not me it is just something else we have to keep clean but it was nice to get the recognition.

going to have to buy a bigger trophy case at this rate.
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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:47 PM

Lifted off the cover on my 70 to check something and said nope I'm not going to go and stick my hand under the dash. Had a little field mouse in it and don't want to meet him right now. So I went over to the 72 and ran more wires. Got the under dash gauges all hooked up, got the EFI brain wired in.

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#1454 72-CLASSIC_RIDE

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:33 PM

Today I completed my project(s)! :yay:  Tomorrow I wash her up and start detailing her getting ready for the Western Meet.  Inner Fenders got  painted today (the weather cooperated), checked A/C and works so much better now with the. new Blower Motor.   Installed Inner Fenders and put her back together.  Long day(s) but have been worth the effort.   Now I think I can relax a little bit.  :coffee2:   Oh yeah and dressed the 2 front tires.  Pic is a before & after of tires.

 

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:04 PM

Progress is inching along...

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:17 PM

Tapped out some areas on the air cleaner so it clears the so call fuel bowls 19149108_1554293804605587_85813166095684

Now I have to figure out the power brake fitting as it fits one of the runners on the intake. Don't want a plumbing nightmare.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:28 PM

I fooled with a few small things today. O2 sensors installed, knock sensors installed, coolant temp sensor installed, fuel rail hold-downs finalized, throttle body and cable bracket finalized, measurements taken for LS coil mounting, discovered the 1x Vortex distributor takes the smallest drive gear.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:58 PM

Went to a local car cruise and met up with one of my Johnson & Johnson co-workers.
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

Changed oil & filter after a long hard winter in my buddy's garage. Now for those pesky spark plugs. Anyone wanting to do this for me? not much time before the mini-meet!!



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:14 PM

I ripped my fuel cell and battery out of the trunk to completely strip the crappy peeling paint and rust off the floor. Repainted it with black chassis paint, now the trunk looks acceptable enough to open it at a show  :rofl:

 

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