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#1069210 - 01/13/21 11:10 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: mmc427ss]  
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Yes it is unisteer rack and pinion installed. The engine and trans (6l80) is installed with no tunnel mods, the shop is checking all angles. It is looking good. I have problems posting here. Gbody has photos there.

#1069211 - 01/14/21 12:08 AM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Originally Posted by CM1SCW
Yes it is unisteer rack and pinion installed. The engine and trans (6l80) is installed with no tunnel mods, the shop is checking all angles. It is looking good. I have problems posting here. Gbody has photos there.


You have a link to the gbody forum? I couldn't find it. What is it under?

#1069213 - 01/14/21 12:15 AM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: 88ssBrent]  
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Gbodyforum.com under monte carlo ls3/6l80 swap

#1069216 - 01/14/21 01:43 AM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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https://gbodyforum.com/threads/ls3-6l80-swap.80495/

Man, thats a rough crowd over there. Everything is looking good!

#1069226 - 01/14/21 11:43 AM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: 88ssBrent]  
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Yeah they can be rough if you don't have photos. But they have some that are helpful. Most don't believe it is fitting without tunnel mod. pictures show otherwise and I took them so I saw it for myself and am impressed.

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#1069326 - 01/21/21 10:32 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Not much else to update shop working on wiring and dynomat floor prior to reinstall of carpet and interior. Drive shaft being made. That's about it.

#1069327 - 01/22/21 12:07 AM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Originally Posted by CM1SCW
Not much else to update shop working on wiring and dynomat floor prior to reinstall of carpet and interior. Drive shaft being made. That's about it.


No matter what, any progress is a step in the right direction.

#1069375 - 01/27/21 08:36 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Another update dynamat installed carpet back in, electrical run inside cabin. Waiting on drive shafts being made and lokar dipstick oil and trans. Delivered corsa mufflers to shop for exhaust to be made. That's about it.

#1069402 - 01/29/21 09:32 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: 88ssBrent]  
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That is super clean mine has a bench front seat?

#1069461 - 02/03/21 10:52 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Driveshaft in, angle good. Working on exhaust install.

#1069619 - 02/20/21 02:15 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Exhaust installed. Ready to finish final wiring and initial startup.

#1069621 - 02/20/21 03:03 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Exhaust looks good, saw it on Facebook. Thats a nice setup.

#1069622 - 02/20/21 03:11 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: 88ssBrent]  
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Thanks, can't say enough to kevin and his shop, he has done excellent work. I am glad I found them.

#1069852 - 03/11/21 12:08 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Another update, they car lives fired up yesterday. Small hiccup Monday mass flow senor bad. Shop taking car to chevrolet dealer to scan engine today. Hopefully get her back next week. Ready to try her out. List of upgrades; ls3/6l80, moser 12 bolt rearend (3.73), wilwood 4 piston disc brakes all around, rack and pinion steering, proform slim radiator, qa1 coil over suspension, aeromotive stealth gas tank and dakota digital gages. Also getting alignment checked. Cannot say enough good about kevin's shop they have done excellent work and thankfully no tunnel mods. Forgot to added new driveshaft. Again ready to get her out with warm weather starting to get here. Also forgot stainless steel dual exhaust with corsa mufflers going out back in original location. From the outside she looks pretty much stock.

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#1069874 - 03/12/21 03:11 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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I got some photos posted in the album section

#1069875 - 03/12/21 05:25 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Everything looks good!

#1069876 - 03/12/21 05:37 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Finally able to downsize photos to album. Still trying to figure out how to transfer them to posts. Hopefully when I get the car back we can meet up to see it in person.

#1070015 - 03/22/21 11:36 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Engine/transmission swap completed. Picked up car today drove her home. Drives great, gas pedal is a little touchy so is the steering with the rack and pinnion. But overall runs and drives great, ready for some cruising and car shows.

#1070025 - 03/23/21 01:33 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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#1070029 - 03/23/21 02:10 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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Just updated my album on here. Still trying to figure out posting here. I am not that computer savy.

#1070630 - 05/02/21 07:36 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Completed 500 mile breakin changed oil and filter. I 've been to a couple cruise ins and knox sheriff's DARE car show yesterday and had a lot of complements on the car and swap.

#1071347 - 07/15/21 01:05 AM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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#1071361 - 07/18/21 07:06 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Continue going to car shows here in east TN, car is running great. Just a small change swapped out rear upper trailing arms for adjustables. Pinion angle was a little off and gave a vibration above 70 mph. Got corrected with the swap. Been very happy with everything.

#1071362 - 07/18/21 07:06 PM Re: 87 monte carlo ss aero [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Continue going to car shows here in east TN, car is running great. Just a small change swapped out rear upper trailing arms for adjustables. Pinion angle was a little off and gave a vibration above 70 mph. Got corrected with the swap. Been very happy with everything.

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