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Post by Malicruiser on Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:32 pm

I bet it does. Mine is beginning to collect dust due to lack of tools and money. Almost got all the tools now though.
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Post by Cdub74 on Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:51 am

Damn! She's looking cleeeaaaan, Very Happy
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:54 am

Thanks Cdub!

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Post by orange Juiced on Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:15 pm

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74MonteCarlo wrote:Thanks Chris!

It's coming along well! I still need to get all the gaskets.


dont forget to replace that tranny front seal while you have the motor out.

Dumb question but I'm not that familiar other then the basics on engine work. On the front seal, will that cause it to leak in the "front" of the tranny were the engine and tranny meet? Think i answered my own question, but just want to be 100% sure. I had the engine swapped a few years ago and in the beginning of last year i noticed it had a small tranny oil leak right where they both meet.




Engine looks really good Kyle.

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:20 pm

Thanks!

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Post by bigredlaguna on Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:44 pm

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1973 454 MONTE wrote:
74MonteCarlo wrote:Thanks Chris!

It's coming along well! I still need to get all the gaskets.


dont forget to replace that tranny front seal while you have the motor out.

Dumb question but I'm not that familiar other then the basics on engine work. On the front seal, will that cause it to leak in the "front" of the tranny were the engine and tranny meet? Think i answered my own question, but just want to be 100% sure. I had the engine swapped a few years ago and in the beginning of last year i noticed it had a small tranny oil leak right where they both meet.




Engine looks really good Kyle.


The front transmission seal just loses its elasticity after a while, and the slightest movement fore/aft can disrupt the seal and cause a leak. It's also a safeguard to do this if the engine is out because it is easier to do at that point.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:11 pm

FEBRUARY 5, 2011

Power steering hoses, brackets and pump.





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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:18 pm

lookin good kyle. Thumbs up
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Re: 1974 Monte Carlo engine & engine bay restoration.

Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:22 pm

Thanks Chris!

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Post by abajc3 on Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:38 pm

good job! didnt you say that you were going to leave the original sticker on the power steering pump? im just curious.

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:44 pm

I did. But there was really no good way to salvage it. And the P/S pump had to be painted...would have looked like s#!t on the nicely painted engine. It didn't say anything it it anyway.

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Post by abajc3 on Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:12 pm

well, i think it looks great with or without the sticker man! i admire your determination to keep it stock, i know i couldnt help myself ripping that emission control stuff off:)

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:21 pm

Thanks, I appreciate that a lot! I'm not out for performance...I can already get in enough trouble the way it is!!!

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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:21 pm

Looks good thanks for posting all the pics

I cant believe that its got the original nylon timing gear in it.

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:26 pm

Yeah, I couldn't either. I saved the two original gears and the chain.

Believe it or not, the new ones were made in America.

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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:49 pm

yea what brand? SA Gear or cloyes? I know all the Cloyes ive gotten have the GM logo and GM part numbers

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:01 pm

Cloyes!

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Post by kojak on Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:29 pm

wow! beautiful
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:33 pm

Thanks!

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:19 pm

FEBRUARY 12-13, 2011

Began detail/painting the underhood.



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Re: 1974 Monte Carlo engine & engine bay restoration.

Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:52 pm

ive seen the stabilizer shock painted gold or black. i painted my big sway bar silver so it stood out a little.


lookin good there Kyle.
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Re: 1974 Monte Carlo engine & engine bay restoration.

Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:26 pm

Underneath all of the dirt and grime, mine was gray. It was nice, so I'm not touching it.

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Re: 1974 Monte Carlo engine & engine bay restoration.

Post by IndyG3 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:21 pm

Looking good so far. Are you gonna replace the motor mounts while it's all apart?
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:25 pm

Nope.

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Re: 1974 Monte Carlo engine & engine bay restoration.

Post by Cdub74 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:57 am

I cant wait to start my engine bay.....it so needs it. Still looking great Kyle! Thumbs up
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