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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by 1973montec on Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:28 pm

we went out to dinner the other day for our birthdays. hes OK Thumbs up

thats what keeps us the best of friends we think.we both love happy bowtie montes,our b-days are in December Beer
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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by 1973montec on Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:35 pm

BTW
We almost have the same pic of our monte..



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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by Limey SE on Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:53 pm

That is so Ironic MonteC

Look at the color of the toolbox in your picture LOL

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Post by Fishgrinder on Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:54 am

Haha, that's cool 1973montec! I see you also bothered to take the windows out, which I did not.

Good observation Limey

- same workshop floor
- red Monte Carlo
- Chrysler Viper GTS Blue tool box

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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by abajc3 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:32 am

nice project!

about the tires, i have 235s in the front and 255s in the back. its more than enough with my current setup, i hardly get wheelspin from a dead stop. but i imagine that you wont have that problem with that engine under the hood lol. i think that the 275s wont stick out, at least i have a lot of space left

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Post by Fishgrinder on Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:45 am

abajc3 wrote:nice project!

about the tires, i have 235s in the front and 255s in the back. its more than enough with my current setup, i hardly get wheelspin from a dead stop. but i imagine that you wont have that problem with that engine under the hood lol. i think that the 275s wont stick out, at least i have a lot of space left

Haven't really tried the engine at all yet, as the kickdown for the transmission is missing. Just cruised with it back home, some 120 kilometers, the day i bought it. It ran very smoothly. The previous owner said he took the oil pan of and checked the bearings, which were fine. He also replaced the point ignition with a Petronix system. Exhaust runs through pipes which I believe is 3", and Simmons mufflers. Very throaty sound.

Haven't found any written sources on the power output of the export version 430 yet, but a guy over at v8buick.com thinks the compression ratio was 8.75:1 , while the non export had 10.25:1 ,360hp and 475 ft/lbs. It should provide me with some torque anyways, and it's only slightly heavier than a chevy small block.

If you want to see how the engine sits, it's like this:







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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:43 am

1973montec wrote:BTW
We almost have the same pic of our monte..




Very cool!

It would be awesome to have both cars pose together in the same picture! Too bad that could never happen.

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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by JB2wheeler on Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:53 am

[img][/img] I dont know how I did this (post pic), but I kept fiddiling around till it worked. JB
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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by JB2wheeler on Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:59 am

How you like my new Monte Carlo I just painted? Just foolin' around. That color is HIGH on the list of colors I want to paint my 74 Elky. JB
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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by The Dude on Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:24 pm

Might as well throw my rendition out there too. Very Happy

I call it House Of Rago Golden Rod Red, LMAO!


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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by Fishgrinder on Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:25 pm

Wow, that's some nice photoshopping! The green one looks very realistic (no offence Rago Wink)

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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by Limey SE on Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:32 pm

JB2wheeler wrote:[img][/img] I dont know how I did this (post pic), but I kept fiddiling around till it worked. JB


NOT LIMEY ENOUGH JB MORE LIME TO IT

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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by JB2wheeler on Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:45 pm

I've loved that color ever since my next door neighbor bought a brand new 1952 Chevy in that color. The lighter limeyer green is too bright to suit me. JB
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Post by The Dude on Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:08 pm

Fishgrinder wrote:Wow, that's some nice photoshopping! The green one looks very realistic (no offence Rago Wink)

None taken. That was just some 5 minute playing around on break. Very Happy
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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by Limey SE on Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:10 pm

RAGO make it limeyer as JB calls it LOL wanna see it

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Post by The Dude on Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:22 pm

Limey wrote:RAGO make it limeyer as JB calls it LOL wanna see it

'Nuther quickie.

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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by Limey SE on Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:24 pm

how the right side of car is is how I want mine
thanks buddy

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Post by JB2wheeler on Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:31 pm

Wheres my sunglasses, lol. I do not like a real bright color on a big car like my 74 Elky. It is beautiful on a smaller car. JB
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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by Limey SE on Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:32 pm

Well that's the color that Limey is gonna be JB so better get a good pair LOL

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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by Laguna Budman on Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:58 pm

Nice build so far! Keep up the good work.
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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by JB2wheeler on Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:38 am

This thread sure does show how much hard work goes into a good paint job. If my health continues to improve and I do not sell my 78 first, I will try to get a youthful helper and paint it myself next summer. How many coats of clear went on this Monte? JB
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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by Fishgrinder on Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:52 pm

JB2wheeler wrote:This thread sure does show how much hard work goes into a good paint job. If my health continues to improve and I do not sell my 78 first, I will try to get a youthful helper and paint it myself next summer. How many coats of clear went on this Monte? JB

I don't know, what's the common number of clear coats?

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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by bigredlaguna on Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:52 pm

The last car That I had painted only had one coat of clear. Looked the same as a factory paint job.

The painter told me that if I wanted to spring for another coat of clear, it would have practically no orange peel. There wasn't enough peel in it in my opinion to go for a second coat. I've seen some of his other work and I believe that two clear coats would be enough for a show car quality finish.

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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by Fishgrinder on Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:19 am

Yeah, I think it's only one coat on mine as well. All PPG from primer to finish.

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Re: 1975 Monte Carlo

Post by Fishgrinder on Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:36 am

Happy new year!

I had big plans for the assembling during the christmas hollidays. But of course, that went straight to hell Wink

First thing I did was to put on the door handles, which was easy. Then I went for the locks, and figured it was best to make sure I had the keys before I installed them. But the keys could not be found! This also ment that the windows had to wait, because the lock has to be in place first.

Edit: when looking at a kit from Original Parts Group it seems like I actually have all the pieces

So I decided to try the trunk. Here I had a new lock cylinder assembly from the previous owner. But when inserted it, it turned out to be to short!.. unless there's some sort of linkage I'm missing.

Another thing I can mention now that the initial exceitement is over, is that I can see quite a lot orange peel in paint. Hard to notice at first glimpse, but at the right angle I can see it. I have an appointement with the painter for som dust grain removal in the spring, so I'll get him to fine sand/polish the clear coat at the same time, and hopefully that'll smooth it out.

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