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Bought my dream car a few months ago.. 70 numbers matching true SS,  Kinda a barn find, less than 300 miles since the 2nd  owner re-titled it 18 years ago (after his divorce) .  Heard it running when I bought it, sounded great.  Just pulled the tranny cause the flexplate was shot, teeth ground down, got a new flexplate and starter and also an HEI distributor cause the original was bad.  80,000 miles, solid car, got a couple questions  . Crayon or paint marking under the hood is significant? Maybe a build date? Flint MI car so no build sheet. I know 70 chevelles with the LS5 had chrome valve covers.  Did any Montes come with chrome valve covers?  This car has them but its so original I would be surprised if they had been replaced. 

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Welcome! Congrats on the purchase!

I've never seen markings like that on a hood but others may have.

Can we see more pics? Engine, interior, etc.

Does it have the right side mirror?

I'm thinking this is a low option car, no vinyl roof, non-painted optional sport mirror.

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Welcome to the club!

Usually the build date is on a sticker on the driver's door by the locking mechanism.

I have not seen markings like that on a hood. Maybe when antifreeze was done for whatever reason? That's why the 50 at the end? 50/50 mix? It's interesting. Lol

Would love to see more pics like Paul suggested. 

Again, welcome!!!

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Welcome nice car. you can also find build date on left side lower line of trim tag there will be a  number = month and letter = week. Good luck with the car

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Welcome! Nice find.

I have not seen markings like that on the hood before. The Montes did not have chrome valve covers from the factory.

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Welcome!

 

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Welcome to the club, I worked at a Chevrolet Dealer more many years and we had a tech that would write the date and coolant range under the hood. Nice looking car!! Enjoy the ride...

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Nice car! Welcome! It looks like someone wrote the date and that the anti-freeze was tested to protect down to 5 degrees. It must have been in a southern state. 

Dan

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