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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:03 pm

well they finally got all the paint off and started the metal work.he claims i will have it back by end of month. went to Carlisle pa for a swap meet and found some emblems,and bought my weather seals.if they dont fit right,i will use my NOS stuff ive had for 20+ years.while i was gone,i had my headers recoated.


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Post by 77mali on Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:06 pm

Lookin' good. Keep on him, lol.
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Post by driveit on Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:41 pm

Looks great. I need to get some shorty headers or something as mine keep scraping the ground. It's not even lowered yet!
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:42 pm

At this point, keep checking in, make sure its getting done, but dont rush the guy too much or it will affect the quality of the job. I cant wait to see it with some color!
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:14 pm

well,body work is still not done. so im not sure when the monte will be home. the 454 is being rebuilt and has to be bored 30 over.

also getting valve seats put in heads


im going with the same cam as in this video,because i love the sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGIalimx3Pk

picked up a couple of 275-60-15 BFGs that are 99% brand new for 130.00.so now i have some extras Smile 
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Post by Joe73 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:41 pm

You should hit the owner of that monte and find out his combo. Same cam can sound pretty different depending on exhaust size, crossover pipe or not, header type, even compression ratio. Just a thought.
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Post by 77mali on Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:06 pm

Hold on....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGIalimx3Pk

Isn't that your car?
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Post by 1973montec on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:08 am

dam dude
i forgot about that video,cant believe its been 5 years.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:01 pm

Joe73 wrote:You should hit the owner of that monte and find out his combo.  Same cam can sound pretty different depending on exhaust size, crossover pipe or not, header type, even compression ratio.  Just a thought.
that is my car joe. the exhaust is the same,the cam will be the same,the only difference is that motor was standard bore,the new motor will be 30 over. so i should have the same sound im hoping.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:16 pm

craigslist good to me again. i scored 2 brand new 275s today for 150. not that im a hoarder or anything.but at 180 new each,i will buy them when i see them. i now have 9 mounted on wheels,and 4 loose.my monte loves the 275-60s.
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Post by jurgenday on Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:02 pm

The 275-60s are perfect! running the same on my Guna. But was thinking about 295s.......concerns?
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:08 pm

BF Goodrich stopped making the 295 60 15 radial ta..they were a little too tall for me anyway..I think 275 60 15 is the way to go. As far as other sizes go 295 50 15 looks too short..295 65 15 is a little too tall.. I like 275 60 best. Good score on the tires..better than the 350 bucks a pair i usually pay for a pair bf goodrich tires..I think they look the best.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:49 pm

looks waay better with raised whites
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Post by jurgenday on Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:00 pm

I agree
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Post by 77mali on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:19 pm

Chris...were the heck are you????? How's the Monte restoration going?
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:49 pm

77mali wrote:Chris...were the heck are you?????  How's the Monte restoration going?

According to
dynchel wrote:
Limey wrote:That was me 53chev .........SS dashes get with 73454monte the monte carlo interchanges with chevelle
FYI 73454monte is currently taking a break from this forum, so he won't get the message until he is ready to log in and "come back"
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:29 pm

I talk to him often, he's live and well!
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:36 pm

Yea see him at that Social site all the time, But I think he is waiting for a grand re-entry right Mike ?
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Post by dynchel on Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:06 pm

He is local to me, he told my he had a lot of BS come his way, so he is taking a break when he is ready he will return.
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Post by 77mali on Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:51 pm

Glad he's alive & well...someone tell him to get his @$$ back here.  Very Happy 
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri May 09, 2014 11:42 am

im back,between house, family, and the monte,ive not been on here since last year. ive had some very rude comments sent to me b4 i left. i thought id be better off just staying away for a minute and let things die down.

heres my new 73-454 monte.

body shop 2-14


my house b4 upholstery shop 3-14


new headliner and Landau top



installed all NOS front/rear trim and bumpers



may 1 i pulled it out for the first time since march. it took me 6 weeks to put it back together.


the front springs had to settle back down.its either been on the lift or jack stands.




engine compartment


interior (with original seats i took out when i bought the car in 2002)

i found my diff cover


OH yea,i also got 2 new tattoos.

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Post by driveit on Fri May 09, 2014 11:52 am

Awesome car. Love the Monte Carlow script on the arm too. Never saw that done before!
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Post by Joe73 on Fri May 09, 2014 11:58 am

Thats one awesome monte. Love the color too.

Did you install longer shocks so the suspension doesnt top out? My chevelle is (was) like that in my avatar and only had less than 2 inches of travel length in the rear. I love that stance but it wasnt that fun on bumps or dips.

Also, looks like an aftermarket brake booster. Any idea what brand or rebuilder?? Thanks
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri May 09, 2014 12:09 pm

Simply awesome! Your color car brings back a lot of memories of my college roomate and I cruisin' around in his brand spanking new '73 Monte that looked just like this. Was so envious that his parents bought him that car and I was slumming around in a '64 Galaxie 500...although that Galaxie was no slouch with a 390-4bbl. in it.
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Post by Wallyuph on Fri May 09, 2014 12:12 pm

Nice job love it
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