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Post by Finn Monte Sun Dec 12, 2021 8:40 am

power steering pump disassembled, I put another tank in it.
the air conditioning case I opened, inside pretty much rubbish. the dryer bag has gone a little bad.
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Post by Finn Monte Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:58 am

I took out the transmission and washed the grease from it.
I will paint it later.
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Post by Finn Monte Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:34 am

engine taken out, moved with transmission to storage.

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Post by Limey SE Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:32 pm

Now the Real Cleaning Begins its amazing How much grease and Oil stays where the Motor sits for Eternity LOL

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Post by Finn Monte Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:51 am

Limey SE wrote:Now the Real Cleaning Begins its amazing How much grease and Oil stays where the Motor sits for Eternity LOL

yes, the biggest dirt was already washed with a pressure washer.
when I get the frame rebuild, then those under work,
if I can't find a newer injection engine in a salvage car, but not flooding car.
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Post by Finn Monte Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:54 am

I started moving the front bumper closer to the body.
i got it pretty well in place, 3 inches moved. the difference from the former is quite in favor of the new.
at the same time lightened bumber support.

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Post by Finn Monte Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:51 am

I removed the original bumper brackets and welded the brackets directly to the ends of the frame.
I still weld them from the backside when I take the body off the frame.
the bumber can be adjusted with shim plates.
the ends of the bumper still need to be cut 3 inches.

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Post by impalamonte Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:49 am

AGREED!!!

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Post by Finn Monte Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:25 am

bumper ends shortened.
part of the bolt hole should be welded closed or all if I could make a hidden fastening.

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Post by Finn Monte Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:13 pm

extra holes welded closed. the mounting holes need to be narrowed so that the bolt head covers it.

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Post by alive 75 Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:59 pm

this is the crossmember under my 75 monte carlo, although the price has gone up in the 11 years since I bought mine, very well made piece and installatoin was a piece of cake,
https://www.crossmembers.com/products/1973-1977-chevelle-malibu-monte-carlo-el-camino-gs-cutlass-442-lemans-crossmember-hardtops?rq=mk_chevrolet~md_monte-carlo~yr_1975
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Post by Finn Monte Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:31 am

alive 75 wrote:this is the crossmember under my 75 monte carlo, although the price has gone up in the 11 years since I bought mine, very well made piece and installatoin was a piece of cake,
https://www.crossmembers.com/products/1973-1977-chevelle-malibu-monte-carlo-el-camino-gs-cutlass-442-lemans-crossmember-hardtops?rq=mk_chevrolet~md_monte-carlo~yr_1975

if i ordered this, it would cost me $ 800 after freight and customs. it's too much.
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Post by zucchi Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:49 am

Finn Monte wrote:extra holes welded closed.
That looks sleek and tidy.

You probably know that those vertical slotted holes in the front and rear bumpers are for the bumper jack supplied with the spare tire in the trunk.

I would almost consider closing up the slits in the bumper for the jack on my Monte Carlo but then I would need to haul a floor jack everywhere I went in the rare event I needed to change a flat tire. A few years back, I actually did have to change a tire as I was preparing to leave work. Just a couple of weeks ago, I almost had to do that again; change a flat tire, that is. As I got ready to leave work, I noticed one of my tires looked low. I pressed on the sidewall and it felt softer than the other tires. Fortunately, it had enough air to get me home where I changed it, then took the tire to the tire shop for repair. The shop seemed taken aback that I had a full-sized spare.

Many modern cars don't carry a spare in order to reduce the gross vehicle weight, and those cars that do carry a spare have a space-saver spare commonly known as a "donut".
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Post by Finn Monte Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:28 pm

zucchi wrote:
Finn Monte wrote:extra holes welded closed.
That looks sleek and tidy.

You probably know that those vertical slotted holes in the front and rear bumpers are for the bumper jack supplied with the spare tire in the trunk.

I would almost consider closing up the slits in the bumper for the jack on my Monte Carlo but then I would need to haul a floor jack everywhere I went in the rare event I needed to change a flat tire. A few years back, I actually did have to change a tire as I was preparing to leave work. Just a couple of weeks ago, I almost had to do that again; change a flat tire, that is. As I got ready to leave work, I noticed one of my tires looked low. I pressed on the sidewall and it felt softer than the other tires. Fortunately, it had enough air to get me home where I changed it, then took the tire to the tire shop for repair. The shop seemed taken aback that I had a full-sized spare.

Many modern cars don't carry a spare in order to reduce the gross vehicle weight, and those cars that do carry a spare have a space-saver spare commonly known as a "donut".

I know those holes in the jack. I have never had a spare tire in my summer car. the trunk has a small 12v compressor and a tire repair bottle.
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Post by impalamonte Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:30 pm

Or use a "scissor" jack like was used in cars American cars 20 years ago. Lighter . Compact .
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Post by zucchi Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:56 pm

The trunk is equipped from the factory with mounting hardware for the bumper jack to be bolted down and immobilized. Carrying anything other than what the car was equipped with would require my reinventing the wheel. I don't mind improving the wheel but in this case, since it works, I ain't gonna fix it.
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Post by ant7377 Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:26 pm

The ones from an 80s GM full size car are compact and strong enough. More steady too. Ever try to change a tire with a bumper jack on the shoulder of a highway? Not fun. I did it on a 66 Toronado once. Two guys steadying the car one guy doing the work.
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Post by Finn Monte Sat Feb 05, 2022 12:58 pm

the paint had begun to come off the weatherstrip molding, I removed the old paints and will paint them later.
sanded off the biggest scratches on the door frame molding, are ready for polishing.

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Post by Finn Monte Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:38 pm

I ordered new door sills, at a discount in the jegs.

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Post by Hs1973 Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:03 pm

Since i have different tires front to back ( narrow front and wide back) i have no spare or Jack. I have a little aircompressor and a bottle og tirefoam, sources from a new damaged vw. I hope that would be enough to get me home in case of a flat tire. And if it dosent work i have trible a on my insurence. You can have Road assistence included in the policy here in Europe. There is no Way im leaving my chevelle anywhere, if i have to spend the Night in it so be it. But the few times i had needs i had enough tools and junk in the trunk to limp me home.

The bumpers look good by the Way. Nice work. Henrik
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Post by Finn Monte Sun May 22, 2022 9:04 am

for a long time I had time for a project.
I dismantled the engine, no surprises were revealed. the pistons and bearings are standard in size and only slightly stepped at the top of the cylinder.

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Post by Finn Monte Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:46 am

Finn Monte wrote:for a long time I had time for a project.
I dismantled the engine, no surprises were revealed. the pistons and bearings are standard in size and only slightly stepped at the top of the cylinder.

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I sold this engine. this will be replaced by a 1000 mile driven 290 hp crate engine.
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Post by Finn Monte Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:50 am

I started removing the windows, the windshield and the opera windows were removed. I have a new windshield already in stock.
last august i ordered new springs and i got them a couple of weeks ago.

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Post by Finn Monte Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:37 pm

today i took everything out of the doors.
the window motors I tested with the battery. they work well.

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Post by Finn Monte Thu Jul 07, 2022 4:55 am

I ordered the moldings outside the doors from rockauto, for a reasonable price.
they fit well when I tried on the driver's door.
maybe a small 45 degree cut to the front end.
https://www.rockauto.com/?mfr=PRECISION&partnum=WFP141273

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