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    Thread: 84' Monte Carlo Build Thread

    1. Member Ghost85's Avatar
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      03-18-2012 07:11 PM #1
      I'm putting this here because, I'd rather have it appreciated a bit more and not get stupid comments from what has been in TCL lately. Though I do expect stupid comments, but I know you MFrs are joking.

      Bit of a back story on the Old Beast.

      Bought it 6 years ago this month for $225, drove it for 10 months and then the valves decided to freeze up.
      As it sat for the past 5 years.
      Current Car: 99' Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
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      Past Cars: 84' Buick Regal, 87' Olds' Cutlass Supreme Brougham, 87' Monte Carlo SS, 91' Toyota Corolla

    2. 03-18-2012 07:24 PM #2
      A+++++ thread. Would read again!

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      03-18-2012 07:26 PM #3
      What are your plans for it?
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      03-18-2012 07:31 PM #4
      Too bad it's not a '79 so you could go for the full Training Day look.

      Anyway, what's your plan for this thing?

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      03-18-2012 07:44 PM #5
      It oddly posted it before I was finished but whatever.

      My dad and I moved it from there to to the driveway so that it would be easier to work on.


      Had to replace the wheels as the tires on the old Ranger wheels were in no shape to hold any air. These were some American Racing Wheels that I had gotten off of the 87' SS that I bought for parts, took the chrome off and painted them black and put them onto the Olds' that I had. The Olds' rotted away so I then put them onto the MC. I'll replace them eventually with some SS wheels that I had gotten free quite a while ago, but these will do.



      Here is the 229 C.I. or 3.8 L V6. It's only redeeming quality is that it's nearly front-mid engined due to how far back it is on the frame. It sits directly over the front cross-member. It served its purpose.



      It's surprisingly sludge free, but the car did have a knack for giving it's self oil changes frequently due to the oil leaks. The middle exhaust valve, number 3 if you count from the left, is one of the frozen ones.



      Took off the air pump and alternator. There is a useless item that wont go back on this, the air pump, no need for it when I take the catalytic converter out and put in headers, and x-pipe, and high flow mufflers. Thankfully it does not need to pass emmisions anymore.





      Next to come out is the water pump, radiator, and A/C system, and just as a reminder, the A/C system has never worked on this car and the whole system was empty before I took it out. I don't plan on keeping the A/C so out that will come as well.



      Well everything is off of the front of the engine. It only took me 4 hours just to remove everything from the front of the block to the nose of the car, other than the charcoal canister, which will stay.

      That's what my hands looked like once I was done. Old cars are greasy.


      There it is several pounds lighter than when I started. All of the tools that you see in that picture is what I used to get everything out.




      A/C compressor, condenser, fan shroud and part of the Air pump. Along with the rotten tires on the Ranger wheels.

      Alternator and air pump, keeping the alternator.

      The old radiator was actually a fairly new one.

      All that space up front.


      I plan on making it just driveable for now to cruise in and to go to the local cars shows that allow nearly anything to drive in, mainly the car show that happens at the Bass Pro Shop in Foxboro MA.
      But eventually I want a bit of a pro touring/drag strip car.

      More to come tomorrow if I feel like it, as I will have worked on cars all morning.
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      Past Cars: 84' Buick Regal, 87' Olds' Cutlass Supreme Brougham, 87' Monte Carlo SS, 91' Toyota Corolla

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      03-18-2012 08:12 PM #6
      Perfect for an LS1 swap.

      Unless you have a ton of money, and want an LS7.

      Either way, continue.
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      03-18-2012 08:13 PM #7
      Guess we know who to buy meth from in Wareham, Mass.

      Just kidding (maybe )....looks like a fun project
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      03-18-2012 08:36 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Guess we know who to buy meth from in Wareham, Mass.

      Just kidding (maybe )....looks like a fun project
      Hey now, I'm not in Florida!
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    9. 03-18-2012 08:51 PM #9
      I OT build threads. Keep it updated!

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      03-18-2012 08:53 PM #10
      inspiration

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      03-18-2012 09:01 PM #11
      If my wife wouldn't divorce me, I would build a Monte Carlo in a heartbeat. And it would have Weld wheels.
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      03-18-2012 09:15 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      inspiration

      That's one of the cars, along with these ones that I've gotten some ideas for it.

      A bit too low but I like the wheels.


      The low cowl hoods.




      That GN is pretty close to how I want it to look except in white.
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    13. 03-18-2012 09:15 PM #13
      As the owner and builder of a 12 second G-body some near 20 years ago, I approve of this thread.

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      03-18-2012 09:55 PM #14
      Ahh Monte Carlos. The silver medal of G body goodness.



      Just kidding, these old boats are great. So simple and have so much potential. My brother hacked about 12 of these things to pieces in his never ending quest to have a GNX. Great to see someone taking initiative and bringing one back to glory.

      I'll be watching.
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      03-18-2012 10:06 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Ghost85 View Post
      I'm putting this here because, I'd rather have it appreciated a bit more and not get stupid comments from what has been in TCL lately.
      This. Well done.

      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      Too bad it's not a '79 so you could go for the full Training Day look.
      And This.

      Now I want to go watch Training Day.

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      03-18-2012 10:40 PM #16
      I love those Monte Carlos and all their 80's awesomeness. Looking forward to more updates.

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      03-18-2012 11:37 PM #17
      This thread is relevant to my interests. Had a few montes back in the day, and would build another in a "heartbeat"

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      03-19-2012 12:38 AM #18
      Cool project, I'll be driving my MS3 up to bass proshops from mattapoisett for the cruises, I'll check it out once you bring it up.
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      03-19-2012 12:51 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      It ain't easy being an overweight, uneducated, Sunfire driving whoop whooping clown.

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      03-19-2012 01:02 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Knock Sensor View Post
      That car is perfection at its finest
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      03-19-2012 03:52 AM #21
      Some inspiration for you...



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      03-19-2012 04:45 AM #22
      Let me know when it's done and I'll come and check it out, I'm right over here in mattapoisett.
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    23. 03-19-2012 08:18 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      As the owner and builder of a 12 second G-body some near 20 years ago, I approve of this thread.
      Wasn't the heart of that beast headed into a volvo wagon? What became of that project?

    24. 03-19-2012 08:23 AM #24
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      Wasn't the heart of that beast headed into a volvo wagon? What became of that project?
      I was messed up on a steady diet of percocet when I posted that ridiculous thread. I've since come to senses, and ran out of "kind" doctors. Hence, I'm generally grumpy most of the time and not in the mood to do motor swaps of any sort.

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      03-19-2012 08:36 AM #25
      Awesome thread! When I was in HS I had a midnight blue LS. Three of my friends had SS. A black, a white, and a silver.

      Loved rolling through town together. Loud ass exhaust growling.

    26. 03-19-2012 08:45 AM #26
      An '84 SS once saved my life. True story.

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      03-19-2012 11:22 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by JacksSenseOfRejection View Post
      Awesome thread! When I was in HS I had a midnight blue LS.
      Sweet.. I have two older brothers and their first cars were a white on red LS and a midnight blue on blue LS. The white one eventually became my first car. Really loved that thing. Gonna keep an eye on this thread to see how this car turns out.

    29. 03-19-2012 01:02 PM #29
      Looks like a great start! I just love g bodies.

      Here is where I loaf, lots of g body info here, not just malibu's. http://www.maliburacing.com/


      But thank you fot not building a hatchback monte!!!!!!!!

      Here's my G.

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      03-19-2012 01:07 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      I was messed up on a steady diet of percocet when I posted that ridiculous thread. I've since come to senses, and ran out of "kind" doctors. Hence, I'm generally grumpy most of the time and not in the mood to do motor swaps of any sort.
      Angrily done motor swaps are some of the best motor swaps. Just sayin.
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      03-19-2012 01:34 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by JacksSenseOfRejection View Post
      Awesome thread! When I was in HS I had a midnight blue LS. Three of my friends had SS. A black, a white, and a silver.

      Loved rolling through town together. Loud ass exhaust growling.
      There's nothing quite like the sound of a pack of amplified, low-compression 305s I'm sure.

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      03-19-2012 03:00 PM #34
      Y u no post mullet pics?!?!?!?!

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