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  1. Not a silly question except that I can't answer how it was before because I bought the car not road worthy so I was not able to drive it except for in and out of the garage and it wasn't shifting correctly back then. No build sheet to compare what is original versus swapped out. I'll compare shifters as I do have one from a previous TH350 Monte. I can try to take some pictures of the brackets and cable and post later as well as I wouldn't know what to look for to see if they are correct. Thanks.
  2. Hoping everyone had a good summer. I'm having difficulty with the adjustment of my shifter cable. Car is a 70 with a '93 454 out of a Chevy SS pickup truck. I am trying to adjust the shifter cable and I can't get enough adjustment out of the cable to get the floor shifter to go into L1 and L2. If I had to estimate, I would say there needs to be about another inch and a half more adjustment in the cable. It is stopping at drive. I bought the car with this setup and I'm just getting it on the road now so not sure what is original (i.e.floor shifter vs. column) or if the engine swap required a new shifter cable. As always, thanks in advance for any advice.
  3. Thanks once again everyone for all your wisdom and graphics. Now I can purchase the correct replacement parts for my setup.
  4. My monte looks like the parts at the two sites below. I believe it is a distribution block not proportioning valve and the master cylinder setup pictured below. I can't see a proportioning valve unless it's somewhere under the car. Thinking the 70 has this setup and 71-72 had the proportioning valve and no hold off valve and distribution block. https://www.inlinetube.com/products/pr106?variant=13202388058173 https://www.inlinetube.com/products/dbk7002a?variant=13201558995005
  5. I'm trying to figure out if my car has both of these? I have 70 and I can see the distribution block mounted on the frame just below and to the rear of the vacuum booster but i can't find a proportioning valve. Did the 70 Monte Carlo (Front Discs, Rear Drums) come with one or both of these or does the Hold Off Valve connected to the front Master Cylinder Brake line eliminate the Proportioning valve?
  6. Awesome guys. Thanks for the great description and the picture. Helps a ton!!!
  7. Putting inner fenders back in my 70 today and I purchased the battery tray support bracket. There is no instructions with the piece I purchased and I was given an unclear explanation where this mounts to the inner fender. Can anybody describe to me where exactly this little metal bracket mounts/bolts to or perhaps if possible to post a picture of it mounted? Hopefully picture of the bracket I attached below comes through. Thanks.
  8. Thanks again Paul. I would agree that this switch is abandoned as well if it is for the blower switch. The fan/blower is functioning with the wiring harnesses that are connected to the heater/ac controls. I'll just label them and tuck them under the dash. If they have power going to some of those wires, could I use them later on down the line if I add accessories to the car?
  9. Wire colours are Blue, Yellow, Brown, and a Dark Orange and Light Orange go into same terminal.
  10. Thanks Paul. Very, very helpful Just to clarify, the Third and Fourth are the same harness, Fourth is just showing the plug end of the third picture. If it is a heater connector, do you know where it plugs into? If you can't see the wire colours in the third picture I can clarify later today when I'm back home. Car did have AC so I will just tuck that away.
  11. Hope everyone is well and enjoying their rides so far this summer. I just put the dash back in my 70 and I have a few loose ends that I am not sure where they plug into. The radio is missing from the car so I'm thinking that's what they might be for as everything else seems to be plugged in their respective places. Here are some pics of what I'm wondering about. I've tried to show the wiring colour and the plug end for each harness. I'm assuming The black plug with the cut wires is radio and the cut wires were for the speakers. Thanks in advance for any input.
  12. Thanks Doug (72 Monte Carlo). I just pm'd you.
  13. Putting my dash back together and I'm assuming the headlamp switch needs a bezel nut to hold it in place against the dash. Anybody have a spare one the are willing to sell or know of any place that carries them. Thanks.
  14. Thanks everyone. I have a dropped base on mine but ran into the same problem as Larry (Leghome) and have to use a 3/4" spacer to clear the carb. I went with a Mr Gasket 1480A as Joe (jft69z) suggested and I can now close the hood. I'll have to revisit the air flow issue once I get the car on the road and possibly have to make some changes/add a hood scoop. Thanks again, very much appreciated.
  15. Does anyone use a low profile air filter? Looking for a part number for one of these. Prefer a paper element type (Fram, AC Delco, Purolator, etc.) My air cleaner is just under 14 inches round (approx. 13.75"). A 3 inch tall filter is too high and I can't close the hood. Looking for something in the 2 inch height range. Thanks.
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