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#643757 - 01/31/09 02:02 AM Re: Intimidator 540 project started more PICs [Re: Chevyman540]  
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Well I think I got the frame all done. I got to get it blasted and painted now. Now its time to clean all the parts for the suspension so after I get it painted it will go back together quickly.
Here's the notch and a couple of body mount holes all welded up. I ended up with a 1 5/8" notch.





And here are those extra braces for the UCA.



87 MCSS 540 BBC 736hp@6300 677tq@4800 t400w/transbrake 9"rear 4.30 gear
#643775 - 01/31/09 03:15 AM Re: Intimidator 540 project started more PICs [Re: Chevyman540]  
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just wondering what you are using for headers on the 540?


1983 monte carlo ss "drag car"
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1985 monte carlo ss "street car"
eventually will be powered by a 434 ci sbc f2 procharged


#643876 - 01/31/09 02:20 PM Re: Intimidator 540 project started more PICs [Re: 83montecarlo632bbc]  
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Originally Posted By: 83montecarlo632bbc
just wondering what you are using for headers on the 540?

I've got a set of Hooker 2241 headers that I had on the car,
I thought about a set of custom headers from Lemons or Stahls but the price of them is ridiculous. When my motor was on the dyno, we used both the dyno headers (2 1/8") and my headers (2"). There was no difference in HP between the two. So at this time I could spend that money elsewhere.


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#643975 - 01/31/09 07:22 PM Re: Intimidator 540 project started more PICs [Re: Chevyman540]  
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i was thinking about the lemons and think i have to go with them, 2" is just too small, need a 2 1/4" prim and 4 1/2" collector, found a used set of lemons on racing junk for $650 but i called the guy and he decided to keep them :(, and also the stahls i have heard they dont fit right, especially with our raised exhaust ports and my tall deck and stahls are more expensive


1983 monte carlo ss "drag car"
powered by 638 cubic inches of big block power

1985 monte carlo ss "street car"
eventually will be powered by a 434 ci sbc f2 procharged


#662573 - 03/22/09 03:27 AM Re: Intimidator 540 project started more PICs [Re: 83montecarlo632bbc]  
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Well got the bug again. Got the frame sandblasted this week and painted yesterday. Also got the suspension parts cleaned up. Here are some more pics.




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#662697 - 03/22/09 03:41 PM Re: Intimidator 540 project started more PICs [Re: Chevyman540]  
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looking good


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#662908 - 03/23/09 01:43 AM Re: Intimidator 540 project more pics [Re: Chevyman540]  
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Well got alot done today Rearend completely in. Front upper and lower control arms on. And the motor and trans bolted in.
I have to say today was very productive.
Here more pics




I have to get some ball joint and tie rod boots to finish up putting the rest
of the steering linkage together. Then I'll have a nice rolling chassis.


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#663338 - 03/24/09 01:03 AM Re: Intimidator 540 project more pics [Re: Chevyman540]  
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awesome!!! part of me misses these days...i need a new project car haha


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#663670 - 03/25/09 03:02 AM Re: Intimidator 540 project more pics [Re: Chevyman540]  
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Originally Posted By: Chevyman540
I have to say today was very productive.


Sweet, Bill! Progress looks good.

Think you'll be able to bring it to the gathering July 25?

smile



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#663768 - 03/25/09 12:08 PM Re: Intimidator 540 project more pics [Re: Deactivated_User_150208]  
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Thanks guys.
Cort
I'm planning on coming to your get together in July.
Originally the car was to be finished by the end of April, but I'm hoping for mid or end of May.


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#663776 - 03/25/09 12:28 PM Re: Intimidator 540 project more pics [Re: Chevyman540]  
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#674815 - 04/21/09 04:22 AM Re: Intimidator 540 project more pics [Re: Chevyman540]  
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Originally Posted By: Chevyman540
Cort
I'm planning on coming to your get together in July.


SWEET!!!! Will be great to see you again! I'll add you to the list next time I update it wink.

Sorry it will take a month longer than originally planned to have the car done....



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#1052292 - 07/15/17 02:44 AM Re: Intimidator 540 project started [Re: Chevyman540]  
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Well guys its finally done, all painted and back together, and most importantly running. Its been a long time, I think 8 years. It sure feels good to drive it again.

Before

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After

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#1052293 - 07/15/17 02:50 AM Re: Intimidator 540 project started [Re: Chevyman540]  
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Engine bay

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#1052307 - 07/15/17 05:29 PM Re: Intimidator 540 project started [Re: Chevyman540]  
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Well done!!! That thing looks great and has the grunt under the hood to make it a true show and go car. It's a definite inspiration and motivation to get me back working on mine. Looking forward to any track or car show updates!!!


Original owner of 1985 SS black hardtop w/gray interior. Frame-on restoration - 406 sleeper w/ heavily ported FIRST TPI. However the 1.875" headers, 3.5" duals, TH400, Ford 9", notched frame, and 10-point cage w/swing-out bars might tip you off it's not a lil' ole 305 TPI. Other mods: 2" drop, 18" wheels, f/r disk brakes, and custom stereo system.
#1052308 - 07/15/17 05:39 PM Re: Intimidator 540 project started [Re: Chevyman540]  
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Your car looks great! May I ask where you got those two stainless steel panels from? I need something like that for my Monte! Thanks!

#1052316 - 07/15/17 10:45 PM Re: Intimidator 540 project started [Re: BadSS]  
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Originally Posted by BadSS
Well done!!! That thing looks great and has the grunt under the hood to make it a true show and go car. It's a definite inspiration and motivation to get me back working on mine. Looking forward to any track or car show updates!!!


Thanks, it really feels good to be driving it again. Can't wait to go to the track too!


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#1052317 - 07/15/17 10:49 PM Re: Intimidator 540 project started [Re: Stroked_Satinblack86]  
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Originally Posted by Stroked_Satinblack86
Your car looks great! May I ask where you got those two stainless steel panels from? I need something like that for my Monte! Thanks!


If I remember right, I got them at gbodyparts.com.
http://www.gbodyparts.com/product_i...;osCsid=a45a3a05e20a6137ccb549772786af8b
http://www.gbodyparts.com/product_i...;osCsid=a45a3a05e20a6137ccb549772786af8b


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