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#954725 - 12/09/12 09:42 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: SSLance]  
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Congrats Lance!


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#954745 - 12/09/12 11:31 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: FrankOC]  
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Thanks Frank

I really owe a huge gratitude to all of you that forged the path ahead of me and shared your knowledge willingly. Most every step I encountered you all had already figured out

If not for the header delays and the extra time spent installing the gauges it wouldn't have taken more than about two weekends to get er done


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#954759 - 12/10/12 02:14 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: SSLance]  
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In the words of a friend, "It's a HOT ROD"!!!!!!

Nice job Lance, what are you going to do for the rest of the winter, you work too fast!

Question, unless this was the longest test drive ever, why is the odometer reading 74XXX already lol?

Regardless, you are lucky to be test driving the car at this time of year. Enjoy it, ya done good!

#954761 - 12/10/12 02:18 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Monte_ExpreSS]  
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Oh, been meaning to ask you, did you choose #85 to match the year of your car, or was it just a super cool coincidence?

#954763 - 12/10/12 02:19 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Monte_ExpreSS]  
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Originally Posted By: Monte_ExpreSS


Nice job Lance, what are you going to do for the rest of the winter, you work too fast!

Question, unless this was the longest test drive ever, why is the odometer reading 74XXX already lol?

Regardless, you are lucky to be test driving the car at this time of year. Enjoy it, ya done good!



Thanks!!

Next on the list is to save my money back up for some track wheels and tires...

I set the odometer on the new speedometer to match the stock one I took out...

And it's gonna be 12 degrees here tonight with wind chills below zero tomorrow morning, I got it done just in time!!


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#954765 - 12/10/12 02:20 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Monte_ExpreSS]  
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Originally Posted By: Monte_ExpreSS
Oh, been meaning to ask you, did you choose #85 to match the year of your car, or was it just a super cool coincidence?


I chose it to match the year, it was pretty late in the year and most numbers were already taken...was glad that one was still available.


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#954766 - 12/10/12 02:24 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: SSLance]  
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Good work!!!!! ENJOY!!!!!


1984 blue monte carlo ss,350 crate engine,LT1 t-56,Autometer custom shop gauges, GN 8.5 posi rear 3.42 gear,17x8 torque thrust wheels, 255/45/17 b.f.g. tires
#954767 - 12/10/12 02:25 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: SSLance]  
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Originally Posted By: SSLance
I set the odometer on the new speedometer to match the stock one I took out...


Cool, love attention to detail like that. How did you do that with a electric speedo though?

Originally Posted By: SSLance

I chose it to match the year, it was pretty late in the year and most numbers were already taken...was glad that one was still available.


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#954771 - 12/10/12 02:35 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Monte_ExpreSS]  
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Originally Posted By: Monte_ExpreSS
How did you do that with a electric speedo though?


The Dakota setup lets you program in an odometer setting within the first 100 miles the speedometer is funcitioning.

After that you can send it back to them and they'll program in a setting for you.


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#954962 - 12/11/12 04:31 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: SSLance]  
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Alright, aftermarket Hurst Shifters...bases and handles...

Apparently you can get a straight up base or one that is canted 11 degrees to the driver's side to mimic the stock shifters position when combined with a straight handle.

Which one did most of you get, the straight up one or the canted one and which handle did you put on it?

Canted one



Straight design



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#957549 - 01/05/13 03:29 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: zombiedeth]  
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I ended up with a Core Shifter with the Hurst internals, I got the one that is slanted 11 degrees to the driver with the 7.5" straight hurst stick.

I've been able to drive it around quite a bit, think I have over 100 miles on it since the swap. So far, I'm liking it very much. The new shorter throw on the shifter really helps make a more secure shift and I'm getting braver with my speed shifts.

Been working on a timing\pinging issue so there has been a lot of tuning...then testing the past couple of weeks whenever the roads are dry. Pretty sure we've got it narrowed down and will burn the new prom soon. Hopefully get one more test drive in tomorrow morning before the snow flies again.

Still haven't finished my boot and console plate yet, so no pics of that. Will share once I get them done though.

Still very VERY happy I did this swap...


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#957551 - 01/05/13 03:40 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: zombiedeth]  
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Cool Lance, glad you're enjoying. Also kinda jealous you can take the car out in December/January. The roads are so salt covered around here, it's rediculous.

Also, not sure if I've seen you mention it anywhere, but how's the general pedal feel?

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#957555 - 01/05/13 03:57 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: zombiedeth]  
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There's salt on the roads here too, but I won't take it out unless it's completely dry, and I don't go very far either.

Pedal feel is just fine, I can just about press the clutch with my toes with my heel resting on the floor. Was very surprised at how little the pedal actually has to move to disengage the clutch. My Dad thinks the pedal is hard to push, but he's old and frail... laugh Haven't had my wife try to push it in yet.

It's one thing to push it all the way in and hold it sitting still in the driveway, but once you are on the road and driving it, you realize that you don't really have to push it all that far in and if it was going to have to be in for any length of time like at a stop light,I just pop it in neutral and let the clutch out.

Reverse lockout module works great BTW...I suggest anyone that has a T56 in their car spend the money and put one in. You never have to think about it again...it just works.


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#958477 - 01/14/13 09:18 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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I have the complete stock mechanical setup and surprisingly the pedal is very light.

...Bill

Originally Posted By: SickSpeedMonte
How do you guys with the JohnB pedal like the pedal effort? I've operated the clutches on a few different G-body swaps and have always been very disappointed at how difficult it is to push in the clutch. I wouldn't want to drive any of the ones I have felt daily, except for my latest design in my car.

Basically, I'm trying to decide if there is enough interest for me to go purchase a press, an oxy/acetelyne setup, and the raw materials to start fabricating clutch pedal setups that have the feel of an OEM vehicle. It would be a clutch pedal, master cylinder, and a bracket to mount the master properly, plus all the hardware.

My biggest reserve at this point is that I have never personally felt one of John B's setups before, so I don't know if there is really a reason to introduce something new.


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#971911 - 05/17/13 12:07 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: zombiedeth]  
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http://www.montecarloss.com/community/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=971876#Post971876

They are now available. I have managed to reduce pedal effort by roughly 50%.

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I used a T56 from mid 90's F-body with the 'pull-style' slave, I know the early Montes with manuals have longer pedals and have considered moding or buying something different.
I prefer the juice clutch over the early linkage style myself.
As for having a manual trans Monte, I would never go back to an automatic... manuals are just too fun to drive!


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#985213 - 10/09/13 06:00 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: zombiedeth]  
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Mines not a standard yet, but I'm about to start the process in the next week or so. Just wondering if anyone had some helpful tips in doing it. I've got a 85 ss that I'm doing it to. Thanks.

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Plan ahead and concentrate on getting the tailshaft of the trans as high in the tunnel as you can get it to help reduce driveline vibrations. It really is a pretty easy sway if you study this whole thread.

Tell us about your car, stock drivetrain? modified? headers? stance lowered?

And welcome by the way...


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#985936 - 10/19/13 09:00 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: zombiedeth]  
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My car backfires evry time i step hard on the throdle and it looses power every time it changes gears cuz of the backfire y? Does it back fire the timing is good ?

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Originally Posted By: Cisko1
My car backfires evry time i step hard on the throdle and it looses power every time it changes gears cuz of the backfire y? Does it back fire the timing is good ?


This post is for manual transmission conversions, If you are having a issue with your car make a separate thread in the engine section.


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#989550 - 12/04/13 02:15 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Jameson]  
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Finally joing the manual Monte cult soon! Just bought an 02 T 56.


Comes with everthing in the pic(no engine of course! lol). Has 61k on trans. Should be done springtime. Not doing any work till have all parts and trans checked out.


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Welcome Ron.
Does this mean it will be done for Carlisle?
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Good news Ron, looking forward to seeing it installed.


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Originally Posted By: mmc427ss
Welcome Ron.
Does this mean it will be done for Carlisle?
Bob


I sure hope so Bob!
Thanks to yourself and Frank.


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