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#1063710 - 10/05/19 02:34 PM Post-overhaul pics  
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I did the initial build on this car in Dec 2010, and in the last couple weeks overhauled the car installing new parts and modifying others to make the build more refined.

This is what the car currently looks like, has come a long ways in 9 years since I bought it.

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MOD LIST:

1984 Monte SS
2006 6.0l LQ4, LS2 243 Heads, LS6 Intake, LS1 Fbody Accessories
Thunder Racing Cam, 230/236 .592/.602 112+3 LSA, Texas Speed Hardened Pushrods, BTR .660 Dual Coil Valve Springs
Built T56 6spd Manual Transmission, Monster Stage 3 Clutch, B&M Ripper Shifter, custom Clutch Pedal
Pypes Race Pro Mufflers, 3" True Dual Exhaust over axle with Xpipe
Quick Performance Custom 9" Rear End, Detroit TruTrac Differential with Richmond 3.89 Gears
UMI Performance Front & Rear Solid Sway Bars, Rear Boxed Lower Control Arms with Double Adjustable Upper Control Arms
Bilstein Shocks, Eibach Springs, C5 Z06 Front Disc Brakes, LT1 Fbody Rear Disc Brakes
Tuned with HP Tuners

MODS  I USED TO MAKE THE LS SWAP:

EBAY LS NON SETBACK SBC Adapter Plates, 1999-2002 GM Truck Throttle Cable
Heddman Hustler 45036 LS Gbody Swap Long Tube Headers
Holley 302-1 Oil Pan (Yes, it fits this car)
LT1 Fbody Radiator & Fans, 1998 Fbody Fuse Box, modified 1999 LS1 Fbody Engine Harness, 2002 LS1 Fbody 0411 PCM
Modified Jegs 700R4 Double Hump Crossmember for the T56
EFI Gbody Gas Tank, Walbro 255 EFI Intank Pump, Modified EFI Gbody Sending Unit, C5 Corvette Fuel Filter/Regulator

T56 6spd Manual Gbody Swap

https://gbodyforum.com/threads/t56-6spd-manual-transmission-install-into-a-gbody.60659/

Electronic Speedo Conversion

https://gbodyforum.com/threads/elec...hXGJUAc1HPrQUwd2dxR70bbsAHFwYlbwWJhzEEtA

C5 Z06 Front Brake Swap

https://gbodyforum.com/threads/c5-z...Z3AD-POF4iH3BmnDjylMqnRFTwWiGszGL13qBwp8


1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | STOCK WITH TUNE
#1063711 - 10/05/19 02:34 PM Re: Post-overhaul pics [Re: the_merv]  
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Detailed pictures of the setup in my SS

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1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | STOCK WITH TUNE
#1063905 - 10/26/19 02:48 AM Re: Post-overhaul pics [Re: the_merv]  
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I honestly expected more discussion here, but since it's 2019 and the LS swap is done well, not much to learn I guess.

Prob why I don't come into here much.

Last edited by the_merv; 10/26/19 02:48 AM.

1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | STOCK WITH TUNE
#1063910 - 10/26/19 02:03 PM Re: Post-overhaul pics [Re: the_merv]  
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Pearl, MS, 39208
Nicely done. I'd definitely ask some questions about those Headman Hustlers if I were doing an LS swap. I'm getting back on my old school overhaul and I know how much work it takes getting one back on the road.


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.
#1063924 - 10/29/19 02:34 AM Re: Post-overhaul pics [Re: the_merv]  
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Unfortunately the world keeps getting dumber and many prefer social media instead of forums/threads for things car related smile.

Nice build. Guessing since you’ve been here awhile active members have seen it already. People seem more prone respond when a build is in process or if there are questions it seems.


-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42 -313/344@RW - 13.35 @103
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42 -248/340@RW - 14.55 @ 96
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#1063937 - 10/31/19 03:01 AM Re: Post-overhaul pics [Re: the_merv]  
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Like the setup .thats what i want to do for my driveline in the 84 . Car looks great good job.i agree not enough members visit the site as much these days or compliment a build or ask questions they just look amd dont say much .

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84ss current restoration
86 ss gone
85 ss new
85 z28 tpi
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#1063940 - 10/31/19 11:51 AM Re: Post-overhaul pics [Re: the_merv]  
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Nice car. Hope all is well in Florida.


Joey
Engine/head builder/machinist
1987 Monte Carlo SS 383/4 Speed
2004 Silverado
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#1063942 - 10/31/19 02:00 PM Re: Post-overhaul pics [Re: the_merv]  
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Florida is good, lots of beach time haha.

Yea, the world is definitely getting dumber and it shows itself on social media.. I try to stay off of that also so I don't lose my brain power.

Over the years I've had this car documented quite well with what I've done. With this last overhaul I figured I would take some nice pictures and document everything to where there's no questions so I guess I could see where there's not much room to discuss. If you know what you're doing these cars pretty much build themselves.


1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | STOCK WITH TUNE
#1063943 - 10/31/19 02:01 PM Re: Post-overhaul pics [Re: the_merv]  
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Wasn't expecting it to see it on the cover photo so I appreciate that, thanks for the compliments guys.👍😎


1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | STOCK WITH TUNE
#1063944 - 10/31/19 03:22 PM Re: Post-overhaul pics [Re: the_merv]  
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Looks like a nice clean install under the hood. I see you hooked up an e-brake, a lot of guys skip that step.


85 - ZZ383, 6-speed, 8.5"
70 - Stock, 35k miles
#1063947 - 10/31/19 07:59 PM Re: Post-overhaul pics [Re: the_merv]  
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Thanks. This is a manual car, parking brake is def needed.


1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | STOCK WITH TUNE
#1063948 - 10/31/19 08:00 PM Re: Post-overhaul pics [Re: the_merv]  
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I had to design that lever to give it the 2:1 ratio because of the Fbody rear disc brakes.


1984 MONTE CARLO SS 6spd
6.HO | LS6 INTAKE | CUSTOM CAM | BUILT T56 | CUSTOM 9" REAR | 3.89 GEARS
2002 EBM C5 Z06 | FREE MODS | STOCK WITH TUNE
#1063949 - 10/31/19 09:28 PM Re: Post-overhaul pics [Re: the_merv]  
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Nice looking ride. BIG improvement from 9 years ago!


87 Black/Tan Aerocoupe

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