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Post by greatwhiteshark on Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:38 pm

I was very excited when I happened upon this forum. Gen 3 A bodies don't seem to get the love they deserve. While horsepower from the factory may have been down, ride and handling and in many instances, styling, improved.
I have a 1973 Monte Carlo, my second, I refer to as the Great White Shark. I had my first in high school- a white 73 Monte with a 350, 4 barrel, full dual exhaust, blue bench cloth interior and a power sunroof. Picked her up in 1984 from a little old lady for $500 with only 75,000 miles. I loved that car and made her pretty fast for the day.
My current version is a 1973, white, black swivel seat interior with no console (yet) AC and power windows. HAd a crate motor 350 and rebuilt trans when I got her in 2012 in Phoenix AZ.
I put belltech springs and shocks (2 inches lower), spohn rear lower control arms, new bushings everywhere and rebuilt the front end (all this in a garage or the driveway). I recently put in a quick ratio steering box, new PS pump with braided lines.

She rolls on 17x8 and 17x9 US Mags Bandit Wheels, which look amazingly like Pontiac Rallye wheels ( I'm totally fine with that...the transformation in her looks is amazing). This car HANDLES!  Only about 300hp currently, but that will be remedied eventually. I am open to input on anti sway bar and front control arm upgrade feedback. If you've done this, please share your opinions. A posi rear with better gears and disc brakes is in the near future.

So, here she is...as I got her and what she is today.









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Post by Limey SE on Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:15 am

Welcome aboard I really Like what you have don't to your Monte Carlo looks really nice, And for Big Rear Sway bars and boxed rear control arm get with Brownbomber here he has some for sale and will greatly improve the ride, As for the front one I am unsure what bolts to the front for the sway bar ( due to the added steering stabilizer shock )
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Post by Tom77 on Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:26 am

Nice ride welcome.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:42 am

Nice!
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Post by ant7377 on Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:34 pm

Hey nice! Looks great ! Welcome!
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Post by cutlassguy on Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:02 pm

Welcome! Very nice Monte Carlo, I really like the rims in the first 2 pictures.Looking forward to viewing your future upgrades.

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Post by driveit on Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:36 pm

That car is absolutely beautiful... Love the whole look. Wheels, stance, tint, everything... One of my favorite Monte's. If you ever need a rendering of that car, let me know. I would love to do it for you.
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Post by alowerlevel on Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:53 pm

Love the way it looks lowered and on the new wheels Thumbs up What tire sizes did you go with?
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Post by greatwhiteshark on Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:31 am

Put 245/45/17 front, 275/40/17 rear. Could have gone wider I believe, in wheel and tire on the rear.
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Post by clanceman427 on Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:02 am

Monte looks awesome! And I love the Austin Powers quote, cracks me up every time I read the thread subject Smile
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Post by Dinomyte on Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:23 pm

welcome and wow nice ride. . ..
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Post by greatwhiteshark on Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:31 pm

thanks for the kind words everyone http://www.thirdgen.
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Post by 1973montec on Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:21 am

welcome aboard

73 montes rock
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Post by knightfan26917 on Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:42 pm

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Post by 77mali on Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:44 pm

Welcome. You have good taste in cars & Beer. Gotta love the Guinness.
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