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  1. The townhouse is 13 years old, we are buying from the original owners who has updated some of the place.
  2. monte70car

    Life changes

    This time last year my girlfriend had just moved back home. Next month we become home owners. We had just started out to see what was in the market we could afford. I had asked a couple co-workers of mine what their mortgage was. To my surprise we were paying more in rent then my co-workers. So we are going from a 1,192 sq foot apartment to a 2,500 sqft three level townhouse. The Montes are safe as they are still hanging out with the Nomad and the El Camino at moms.
  3. Keith it’s a plain color. My 70 was originally that color with a gold top and gold interior.
  4. As far as I know there is no aftermarket lenses that has the clock stem filled in. Doing the stock style gauges ain’t cheap but can be done. As for removal of the dash board there is two bolts next to the a-pillars, two under the dash by the kick panels, one above the steering column and one at the glove box. Once those are removed and the steering column is out of the way the whole dash will come out. Disconnect the battery, remove the headlight switch, and speedo cable. When you unplug the 12 pin plug you have a battery hot feed in that plug. Oh
  5. Had a similar issue when I had 16” rallys. Had the derby cap come off the wheel while coming home from a car cruise. What we found was the lip on the cap wasn’t engaging the jumps on the wheel.
  6. Finally getting around to selling items that has been obtain over the years. I have a factory 3:31 matching gear set. The plan was to use it in either my Monte or in the El Camino. I have done research and I see no aftermarket vendors doing 3:31’s. Not sure what it’s worth.
  7. Steve have you tried to bleed the master cylinder? The nipples are bleeders to get trapped air out of the master cylinder. You would bleed it the same way as the brakes. I would drain the master cylinder and use compressor air to blow the out the opening. Which part of the master cylinder is being bypassed the front or back? Do you have fluid at all four corners?
  8. The brake switch should have power going in on one side believe it’s an orange wire. When the brake paddle is push power carries over to the other wire which runs to the tail lights. Did you change the flashers to a digital flasher? The fact that the passenger side is bright while the drivers side is dim doesn’t make sense as the passenger side gets its power feed from the drivers side brake light.
  9. Well I pulled the cover off change the battery and sprayed a little starting fluid in the carb and got it running. 8897BB99-8A55-468C-818B-9356978F59FA.MOV 8897BB99-8A55-468C-818B-9356978F59FA.MOV 3D3320A9-85DF-49B0-AD4E-8FC8FAC84E46.MOV B61D2B79-B00D-4C62-BD59-5FFD59513D47.MOV
  10. That almost sound like the NSS was out of adjustment. I have seen that on a 70 el Camino I have. Once the NSS was adjusted on the column it was good to go.
  11. Make sure you disconnect the battery. You might find it easier to reach coming from the steering column area. Coming from the top you have the wire harness to deal with and the PCB can get damaged.
  12. The wire coming from the coil goes into the 12 pin cluster plug. The tach has two nuts and two washers that go on the studs on the tach. The PCB slides over the studs and then a washer and nut on each stud to drive the tach. Could be the PCB at the stud has a tear in the copper line or the nut has come lose.
  13. Michael there was two versions of the 400. There was a turbo fire 400 which is a small block with a 2bbl I believe. And then there was the big block 400(402) called the turbo jet. That one is the big block version.
  14. Michael are you look for a car to drive right away or you willing to take on something to finish?
  15. It’s been a while but it was 4/60 a/c, works nice when cool out but in summer it’s a wash.
  16. monte70car

    No sale

    Thanks for the kind words. Yeah building a car isn’t a cheap things but you do have fun doing it. You are right there is more money in parts then the asking price which I told people who asked about it. For me I want to finish it but the funds just don’t work with everything else I have going on which is why I listed for sale. If it did sell I wouldn’t be Monte less as I have my 70.
  17. I would start with the base timing for the motor. The HEI will provide a better spark to the plugs. I open my plugs to a wider gap similar to what the motors called for when the HEI came in.
  18. monte70car

    No sale

    I was asking $20,000. All the hard work and what I would call big ticket items are already done. It got a new wiring harness front to back installed. H4 headlights with running light built in, installed. Custom hood that needs to be finished which goes with the body work that’s left. It’s got a brand new windshield, drivers window, new wheel well trim and all the side trim. The interior is complete, headliner isn’t in the car nor the sail panels but I have them. The brake lights were updated to the LED style panel. It’s a factory big block car which no longer has the original motor but we did put a big block in it. Exhaust is 2.5” from the header to the rear bumper (custom made tail pipes to clear the tires. Our plan was to do a tone two paint job on it with using stock vinyl top trim. To me it’s a complete car but I guess people didn’t see it that way.
  19. monte70car

    No sale

    Oh I know Rob. Even telling people there is more money in the build then the asking price and send more pictures to those that asked never heard back from them. MC1of80, I had listed a 72 u code Monte that me and my late father had started building as a pro-street car. We weren’t trying to build a race car just something to cruise around in.
  20. monte70car

    No sale

    After listing my 72 back in October it looks like it will be just sitting. So many people either low balling or thinking the price was wrong. Had one guy ask me what I was smoking because of price. To many toys no time to enjoy them.
  21. Since you are talking about just the body $1500 is probably going to be the cheapest. A transport company will look at the man power needed to load and unload and how to keep everything from being damaged. Even doing it in a container would be the same. I went 18 hours round trip to pick up a roller 5 years ago and had to replace straps as the body wasn’t bolted down to the frame.
  22. If that’s the case is there a big washer that sandwiches the bolthead and the frame?
  23. Darren, here is one option: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/prf-60109/ Or this: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/aww-500412/ A cruise control brake switch is in my 70 and a manual toggle switch. The toggle switch stays in off and when the brakes are applied it disengages.
  24. Darren, here is one option: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/prf-60109/ Or this: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/aww-500412/ A cruise control brake switch is in my 70 and a manual toggle switch. The toggle switch stays in off and when the brakes are applied it disengages.
  25. Darren, here is one option: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/prf-60109/ Or this: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/aww-500412/ A cruise control brake switch is in my 70 and a manual toggle switch. The toggle switch stays in off and when the brakes are applied it disengages.
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