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Post by fasrnur on Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:40 pm

Very nice build impalamonte. I tip my hat to your skills and how things are turning out.

Jeff....
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Post by ant7377 on Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:23 pm

Looks great! That is a really good idea where you put the ignition box. Won't there be a problem if it get wet though? Do you have some sort of sheild or enclosure around it?
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Post by impalamonte on Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:56 am

Thank you Fasrnur.

Ant7377....
I do have it hanging upside down . I do not think I have an issue with the ignition box getting wet or water killing it. These are sealed units.
The installation in the manual for the supercharger install for a 93-97 Camaro Z guides the user to install the ignition box just behind the front driver's side headlight on a
flat area. That has to be an area for water infiltration on that car. Especially while washing it....the gap between the hood and fender.
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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:14 am

Lookin' good! The two elbows in the last photo on the SC and the intake -- were you just test fitting, or do you actually have that much hood clearance?

Interesting idea on locating the box -- wouldn't have occurred to me to put anything inside the wet area of the cowl. Don't you run into an issue routing the wires when they need to cross the cowl-to-hood seal?
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Post by impalamonte on Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:25 am

Thanks Thatfnthing ,

Yes , that was a test fit to assure that I could get a 3.5" pipe from the SC over to the intake elbow. I closed the hood , got under the car and measured ( best I could)
the " hood to pipe " clearance. I am seeing a half inch. If I do touch , I may have to trim a 3"-4" section of hood bracing in that particular area only.

On the ignition box , I drilled a hole just to the right ( looking at the front of the car) of the windshield wiper motor to bring the wiring through. Then wrapped in
convoluted tube.
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Re: Update :1973 Monte Carlo Body off frame resto

Post by impalamonte on Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:35 pm

Hi fellow G3's ,

Providing an update....all is together is operating. Drove car for 20 minutes or so last Friday. All that my schedule would allow.
I'm sure some tuning is going to be necessary once I get a feel for things. I had to take some real estate at the driver's side fender
well in order to get the intake air into the SC. Hood clearance is there once it is closed....but its close.




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Post by Hawk03 on Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:25 am

That looks good!

I should have my car out here at least by June. Hopefully we can meet up this summer, would like to see your car in person.
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Post by impalamonte on Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:40 am

Hi Hawk.....Sounds like a plan. What side of INDY ? Looking forward to seeing your ride as well !!
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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:05 am

That looks awesome! Is it as much fun as it looks, or have you not put your foot in it yet?
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Post by impalamonte on Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:53 am

I have put my foot in it....but , I need to figure out my timing though. The ignition / boost control unit is designed to retard ignition in relation to boost.
I dont think I have it dialed in yet....more driving will help in that matter .

One thing too.... it does have a nice little whine...audibly much like a diesel's turbo.
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Post by Hawk03 on Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:30 pm

impalamonte wrote:Hi Hawk.....Sounds like a plan. What side of INDY ?   Looking forward to seeing your ride as well !!

Awesome! I'm in Carmel.
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Post by Circuit Rider on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:52 pm

77mali wrote:That Lt-1 looks great in there BTW!  I bet you miss that "little" fan shroud, huh?
Very Happy

Don't suppose you have that old worthless "little" fan shroud laying around do you? tongue I can use it if you do. Let me know! Thanks. Andy
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Post by impalamonte on Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:49 am

No Andy...i dont. Its been gone for several years.
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Re: Update :1973 Monte Carlo Body off frame resto

Post by impalamonte on Tue May 16, 2017 7:58 pm

Recently finished out my trunk. They are fitted in by compression. No fasteners were used. Test fit...trim....repeat...took a while !!



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Post by fasrnur on Tue May 16, 2017 9:05 pm

WOW! That is nothing short of fantastic sir. Looks great.
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Post by thatfnthing on Wed May 17, 2017 8:45 am

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Post by Hs1973 on Thu May 18, 2017 2:02 pm

Looks great. Could you by chance post some better pictures that shows it in detail. Im thinking of doing something similar and would like to se how yours look up close. Thank you in advance.
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Re: Update :1973 Monte Carlo Body off frame resto

Post by impalamonte on Fri May 19, 2017 4:55 pm

Hs1973,

 Hope this helps.



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Post by Damon23 on Fri May 19, 2017 5:49 pm

Very nice.

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Post by ant7377 on Sat May 20, 2017 7:15 am

Wow ,really nice!!
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Post by Hs1973 on Sat May 20, 2017 1:24 pm

Thanks. Thats exactly what i needed. Looks Real Nice good job. Have you noticed if it has done anything for the noise in tha cabine. I have alot of sound deadner but more is always better.
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Post by impalamonte on Sat May 20, 2017 2:25 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys.

I do not think it changed anything reducing noise inside the car Hs1973.
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Post by Hawk03 on Mon May 22, 2017 9:35 pm

Trunk looks great!!
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Post by Hs1973 on Tue May 23, 2017 12:00 pm

Ok. I was just wondering if it made a difference. I have alot of sound deadner in the cabine and pretty satisfied with the noise level. But more is always better, im looking to make it as comfortable as a modern car. Thanks for the pictures im looking forward to get my trunk to look like that.
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Post by TW Monte on Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:06 pm

VERY nice ride and details. Thanks for all the pics. I'm trying to figure out how to install seat belts for swivel buckets and I like your design solution.
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