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  1. MC1of80

    quadrajet 7040200

    When your 454 was rebuilt the surface was "decked" and the original vin and engine code were removed. A 512 block, the last 3 in the block part number, would have been used in 1970 for a 454. You can look for the head(s) casting date and part number under the valvecovers. Also the intake casting date if you feel they are original to the car.
  2. MC1of80

    quadrajet 7040200

    Your engine was built Nov 6th 1969 and your Monte assembled 3rd week of November 1969? You are goooood.
  3. Hi. I used these from Ground up. Match the originals. And look good.
  4. The holes in the spring clip are for the red spacer to go through. If the spacer isn't on the holes just right, the horn will blow. Also look at the clearance between the spring clip and the steering wheel retaining nut. Sometimes it may be necessary to file the big hole so it doesn't touch the nut.
  5. Paul, the horn stays on when you tighten the steering wheel nut? Not installing the horn button? How do you have the cup for the horn button, the concave metal spacer and the nylon isolator indexed? (Stacked) Sometimes the issue is there. Must be correct.
  6. MC1of80

    quadrajet 7040200

    When was the engine built? That's the date code you need to be in the 6 month range. The engine then within 6 months of the car being assembled.
  7. Willie, are you talking about these or the 2nd pic?
  8. MC1of80

    quadrajet 7040200

    Here is a pic of the original rebuilt carb on "Barn Find" my 71 402 car. You can see the new choke thermostat mounted to the factory intake. I hope this helps.
  9. If you want, and you feel like taking a ride, you're more than welcome to take the measurements yourself, if you like or make a template from our "Covid 71". I will remove the emblems for ya so you have the exact placement.
  10. Any chance of locating the original holes from inside the trunk? The holes are in that same location as non SS cars. The "by Chevrolet" studs are in the same location as the "SS" studs. This is for 71 SS 454 only. The 70 "by Chevrolet" has a different stud location.
  11. That's your neutral safety switch. Just transfer it over to the new column and adjust. You have an aftermarket shifter, there is no proper way.
  12. Welcome!! Nice looking ride! I bet you can't wait till she arrives! Let the fun begin!! Lol
  13. Hi Bob. The master cylinder is all aluminum. Not painted. Its for a disc/disc braking system. The right front brake line is prebent from inline tube. It's routed in the factory position as is the left. Only bent upwards for the new proportioning valve location.
  14. Both #4 rockers loosened and air coming out exhaust? You have a bent valve, hardened seat falling out (if you have them) guide falling out or some sort of obstruction obviously.
  15. Thanks! It's mostly Kevin though. His garage is the main base of operations. He just goes outside and works. My son and I have a short drive. Lol.
  16. Well, if I'm the only one playing, I quit! Lololol 😂
  17. Hello people! Lol. It's been a few weeks. People working overtime again, coooolllddd weather and the likes. Finally got some more work done. Kevin somehow found the time to weld pieces back into the radiator support, closed some holes, stripped, primed and painted the support and installed it loosely to the frame. My son and I today ran new brake lines to the 4 wheel disc proportioning valve that Kevin fabricated a bracket for to keep it out of the way of any exhaust combo we decide on. He also fabricated a bracket for the line lock solenoid that has been "in stock" for at least 15 yes.ran new lines to the line lock, master and a new. Line to the rear brakes.
  18. I have not used one yet. There is an NOS one on eBay at the moment though. The 70 Chevelle, ElCamino and wagon use the same exact piece also.
  19. I took the hose from the windshield washer reservoir and installed it to the radiator for the overflow tank. Washer pump doesn't work at the moment and was the quickest thing to do at the track. Lolol
  20. Like Aaron said, no 70-72 Monte Carlo came from the factory with an overflow tank.
  21. Ummm. Do you mean the trim ring on the inside of the rally wheel being used as the spare tire? Or depending on the build date of your SS, the rear bumper rubber filler between the body and bumper on the side?
  22. Lol ok, all underhood stickers are too straight, trunk stickers are too straight and not crinkled, trunk mat not sitting flat ( bumper side) shiny spot on passenger side fan shroud. Smoke coming out of the tailpipes, most likely needs a rebuild. You highlighted that issue in many of the pics. Lololol In all seriousness, great job you have done! She looks great!! The rear window trim will most likely be ok once the window goes in.
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