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#468239 - 08/08/07 09:22 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: RatMalibu]  
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Look a little closer at my signature picture,yep,it says LS-6 Big Block 454,10.5:1 TRW forged pistons,Comp solid roller XR-280 R cam,800 Mighty Demon double pumper,MSD ProBillet distributor,etc...


GuysMonteSS '86 SS,513 BBC,AFR Heads,UDHarold/Bullet Custom Solid Roller Cam,706 lift,255/263 @ .050,Jesel Shaft Rockers,Balanced & Blueprinted,Doug Nash 4+1 5 Speed,Hurst In-Line Shifter,Ford 9 Inch Rear,SC&C Street Comp Stage 2+ Front End Kit...
#468248 - 08/08/07 11:10 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: GuysMonteSS]  
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I bought a new aftermarket GM T56. 606 bell and factory Malibu linkage and pedels. Hooker Supercomp #2150 headers clear linkage. Centerforce dual friction clutch (love it...feels like hydraulic). Hurst Billet plus shifter with Mustang Cobra leather knob. Modified G Force crossmember. 4.11 rear gears (perfect).

Shameless plug. And my own shift bezel/boot which I sell.


....Bill

Last edited by ZZ430T56; 08/08/07 11:24 AM.

Bill Rossi
88 Monte SS
ZZ430 350/430hp
T56 6 speed
Ford 9"
WEBPAGE: Bill's 88SS
#468495 - 08/08/07 09:54 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: RatMalibu]  
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LT1 383
Flowtech Headers
95 LT1 T-56
95 Camaro 6 speed clutch pedal extended (Needs Pedal Stop. If you press in to far it causes clutch fork to grind)
Stock T-56 hydraulics
Zoom Clutch
Modified Jegster Crossmember
Nascar Spicer 3.5" 49.5" Driveshaft with 1350 joints
9" Ford

Last edited by AWDVETTE; 08/08/07 09:55 PM.

1996 Impala SS Supercharged 6 Speed 7k miles

1987 Monte Carlo SS 355 AFR TH400 Vortech Supercharged

2007 Nissan Xterra OFFROAD

1995 Chevrolet ZR2 Lifted

2004 Subaru WRX STI Built 650whp Daily Driver
#474338 - 08/20/07 11:06 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: AWDVETTE]  
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Behind the Iron Curtain
I haven't joined yet but I will one day!! I love stickshifts and now I'm gathering info.

Is there any advantage to having hydraulics vs. manual? Can you alter a T56 with hydraulics to manual linkage?




1973 S w/350, handling and gauge packages, electric sunroof, vinyl roof, swivel buckets, column shift. Stolen July 27, 1994
1984 SC/CL w/350/TH350, 2.29:1
1973 S w/454, 2.73:1 posi, handling and gauge packages, vinyl roof, swivel buckets, console shift
#474344 - 08/20/07 11:21 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: ZZ430T56]  
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 Originally Posted By: ZZ430T56
I bought a new aftermarket GM T56. 606 bell and factory Malibu linkage and pedels. Hooker Supercomp #2150 headers clear linkage. Centerforce dual friction clutch (love it...feels like hydraulic). Hurst Billet plus shifter with Mustang Cobra leather knob. Modified G Force crossmember. 4.11 rear gears (perfect).

Shameless plug. And my own shift bezel/boot which I sell.


....Bill



I'll be placing my order for that boot cover next spring.......

#474349 - 08/20/07 11:42 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Houlie]  
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hi i have 1985 monte carlo ss goodwrench 350 tpi lt1 injectors 4 bolt 89 world class t-5 malibu pedals clutch rods from speeddirect.com 4 speed column from 80 malibu converted the wiper switch to column, zoom clutch custom made drive shaft from rhode island drive shaft.mod jegster crossmember, line lock, all stainless brake lines from yearone,umi perfomance rear control arms, 1 inch drop in the rear 3 inches up front here's some pic's rich





monte ss goodwrench,350,world class,T-5,gn 342 posi,line lock, 3" drop in front 4" drop out back tpi is GONE back to the edelbrock
http://tonys57chevy.proboards.com/index.cgi
#474392 - 08/21/07 01:13 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: delmontess]  
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Love that TPI set-up,......you just gotta lose that fan and go with the Serpentine set-up w/ a pair of electric fans though

#474409 - 08/21/07 01:29 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Houlie]  
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thanks going to do electric but not serpentine what do you have for fans in your's.
i live in woonsocket the town had 190 car's at the show last wendsday you should bring that down



monte ss goodwrench,350,world class,T-5,gn 342 posi,line lock, 3" drop in front 4" drop out back tpi is GONE back to the edelbrock
http://tonys57chevy.proboards.com/index.cgi
#474537 - 08/21/07 11:19 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: delmontess]  
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I have a radiator for a mid/late 80's F-Body (Iroc), and the fans are from an early 90's Dodge Intrepid

#481062 - 09/09/07 01:22 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: zombiedeth]  
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I will be complete with my swap in about 3 weeks. I have a T5 from an 85 F-Body, Clutch pedals from Dixie Monte Carlo, a bellhousing from an 83 F-Body.


87 Aero with T-Tops and T5
86 Chevy Pickup
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#481355 - 09/10/07 04:27 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Ted88SS]  
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Tremec TKO600

Lakewood Scattershield

RAM 11" Flywheel

RAM Clutch

Malibu pedal and Zbar

Aluminum Spherical rod end linkages

Swap was originally done about 5-6yrs ago with a Tremec 3550, upgraded to the TKO for the blower install.

Last edited by Monte88; 09/10/07 04:28 AM.

'88 SS. Twin Turbo 374ci 600rwhp with only 6psi!
'77 Camaro 406/5spd
'46 Chevy Truck Hodrod
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#481416 - 09/10/07 01:24 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: RatMalibu]  
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- T5 and bell housing from a 91 Firechicken
- re-bent and modified f-body pedals installed in g-body bracket
- LT1 hydraulics
- home made short handle shifter
- modified crossmember


1988 Monte Carlo SS (TPI 305 with 5 speed)
#481582 - 09/10/07 11:41 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: MonteCarSlow]  
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1996 Z28 T-56 Six Speed
Mcleod Twin Disc Clutch
Hydraulic Clutch
Pro 5.0 Shifter
Iceman Crossmember
John B Clutch Pedal.

Legal to drive: 9/10/07

\:\)


Dan - minotaur15@hotmail.com
'86 MMC Road Course Ready
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#481688 - 09/11/07 05:00 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Minotaur15]  
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Hey Dan, did you ever see my car with that body you sold me? Thanks again

....Bill


Bill Rossi
88 Monte SS
ZZ430 350/430hp
T56 6 speed
Ford 9"
WEBPAGE: Bill's 88SS
#482158 - 09/13/07 01:24 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: ZZ430T56]  
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Bill,

If you mean that great looking silver bullet I see, then yes, I just have. Looks great! Bet it's a helluva lot faster than mine with that ZZ in it. \:\) What is your rear suspension spec and pinion angle? One of the issues I have found that I need to work out is a significant vibration/hum in sixth gear only. I am pretty sure the driveshaft and pinion angle is right, but have that possibility open to inspection. I am leaning towards just a tranny issue since I have a wrecker box. How's bout you?


Dan - minotaur15@hotmail.com
'86 MMC Road Course Ready
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#482253 - 09/13/07 08:59 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Minotaur15]  
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I am running a T-56 6-speed out of late model IROC. To make it work with the early motor (1978 400 SBC out of 3/4-ton K20 4X4) I had to use a Centerforce 36 lb flywheel specially made for mating the T-56 to the early motors (it is a shelf item though).
I used the clutch pedals out of a 1993 F-body using the hydraulic 'pull-style' setup. I had to shorten the driveshsft 1.5" to use with the sock rear.
Everyone that has a Monte and never drove a manual Monte is missing out on all the fun... plus the 50% 6-th gear overdrive drops my RPM's to about 1600 and you can just guess at all the savings in fuel and wear and tear!


1987 Monte Carlo SS, '78 406, Speed Density TPI, Herbert Hyd Roller Cam, Trick-Flow "Twisted Wedge" 1st gen alum. heads, 11.0:1 compression, Sealed-Power pistons w/gapless rings, Mallory CD ignition, 30 lb Accel injectors, Edelbrock headers, Bosch external fuel pump, 36 lb Centerforce flywheel, 1993 T-56 6-speed,Hurst shifter and stock 3:73 Posi.
#482274 - 09/13/07 11:49 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: zombiedeth]  
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I converted mine in 2001, first to GG 4 speed then shortly thereafter to a Tremec TR3550. Factory malibu pedals, but I quicky tossed the OE G body bellhousing for an early camaro/chevelle bellhousing, and moved the pushrod into the upper hole on the Z-bar. When I went true dual, the Z bar had to go, So I installed a 84-88 4+3 corvette bellhousing, 15 lb steel GMPP flywheel(I have a 2 piece rear main 350), and Centerforce clutch. A 94 F-body master was used, and the pedal connector cut off of it(spherical joint), rod bent 90 degrees with a small hole drilled and a washer and clip holding it through the hole in the pedal.

The Shifter is a stock mustang handle, and a 3rd Gen camaro/bird shift boot, and leather must Cobra knob...Stock console shifted forward 1 inch. Have a T connector for the oil pressure sending unit form a ~84 Chevy C10 to get it behind the distributor.


1984 SS, 24X Homebuilt EFI TPiS/AFR head 355, 5 speed Tremec TR3550, 13" C5 front, 12" LS1 rear brakes, Hotchkis springs/control arms, 17" ROH Snyper wheels, 8.5 Posi
1995 Camaro Z28 6 speed--------1988 Corvette Coupe--------1988 Lesabre T-Type Series II Supercharged--------1990 MX-5 Miata(beater)
#501089 - 11/08/07 02:10 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: RatMalibu]  
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 Originally Posted By: RatMalibu
what about a manual Non-Monte?

I have a non-Monte: 1980 El Camino with a Doug Nash 4+1. I thought I would post my write-up so it might help others:

http://personal.atl.bellsouth.net/c/l/clindh/DNE1.html

At the bottom I have links to every '78-88 A/G body manual swap on the 'net. Let me know if I missed one.

Last edited by chree; 11/08/07 02:11 PM.
#501859 - 11/10/07 10:30 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: chree]  
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I'll hopefully be one of the manual monte cult followers before next summer hits. I just picked up a W/C T5 today from a 92 F-body.

The only real bad part is one of the mounting ears (lower DS) is partially broken, but the previous owner didn't have any issues with it, so I am crossing my fingers there. The good is that it was supposedly rebuilt recently and has less than 1000km on it (he upgraded to a T56).

I am missing most of the bolts (flywheel, pressure plate, trans-bell). I am also missing the shifter bolts - these are the only ones I don't know if I can buy as a package, so I will need to track down the size of them. I'll also be looking for an inspection cover & bolts, as well as a reverse light harness.

I need to swap out the VSS for a mechanical unit, so if anyone has one, give me a shout.

From my findings, I should be able to use my 3-speed crossmember, and shorten my driveshaft 3". Other than that, I just have to decide on mechanical or hydraulic clutch (I have a bellhousing for both now). The hydraulics that came with it are damaged, so I will likely go with a 93-97 setup if I decide on hydraulic. I'm not too well versed on inspecting clutch wear, so I will have to have the one that came with it checked out before I decide on whether I will get a new one prior to installation.

So I might be picking all your brains over the next while \:\)


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1970 Pontiac GTO
Orbit Orange Judge Re-creation / YZ RAIII 400 / M21 4-Speed
#518092 - 01/03/08 12:59 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: 85_SS]  
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'87 Monte SS 220K miles
'95 LT1
'95 T56
Centerforce Dual Friction clutch
F body hydraulic clutch setup
G Force crossmember
John B clutch pedal

Complete body-off restoration in progress - doing the underbody and frame repairs and welding now.
Should have her up and running by early spring, the paint and back on the road for summer '08!


Bought my Monte new in '87, 220,000 miles ago. Now undergoing a complete restoration with a mild LT1 and T56 6 speed.
#518112 - 01/03/08 01:37 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: kpetry]  
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Forgot about this thread \:D

 Originally Posted By: 85_SS
I'll hopefully be one of the manual monte cult followers before next summer hits....


Count me in \:\)

-1992 World Class T5
-converted to mechanical speedo output
-factory g-body TH350 crossmember with elongated mount slot
-84-92 F-body canted bellhousing
-93-97 Hydraulics with custom adjustable pushrod
-John Bzdel clutch pedal
-Hurst Competition Plus shifter with modified offset to fit factory console

I was originally going to go mechanical (even have a 606 bell/fork on hand), but decided to go hydraulic so it would be easier to swap to a T56 down the road if I can find one for the right price. It sure is a blast to drive, can't wait for spring!


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1970 Pontiac GTO
Orbit Orange Judge Re-creation / YZ RAIII 400 / M21 4-Speed
#519269 - 01/06/08 06:51 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: zombiedeth]  
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Hi, I've been a member of Montecarloss since almost it's birth, member #69, and a member of the manual monte cult since doing my T56 swap in 2002. My initial swap with the L69 was the G-body bell, manual linkage, one piece seal F-body flywheel, Centerforce DF161911 10 3/4" clutch, and a new after-market T56.
Finally after a long motor build I installed the 427 sbc in the Spring of this year. The Dart block is a two piece seal so I had McLeod make me a 20lb flywheel, reused the Centerforce clutch because I couldn't find a dual disc clutch I liked,and installed a Lakewood 15015 scattershield.
To many other mods to list but as someone said, you'd be surprised how nice a MMC is to drive.
Anyone having questions can always email me personally and I'll be happy to answer any questions. bobglf@aol.com
Bob

#519409 - 01/07/08 02:05 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: mmc427ss]  
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Hmm, I see I have never posted in here so here are my specs.

1990 Camaro World Class T5
Factory F-body hydrolick clutch setup and modified F-body pedals to fit in the SS.
Stock replacement clutch and resurfaced flywheel
4" aluminum driveshaft 49.5 inches long, bought from Tri5ss here on the site(THANKS JOHN!)
Modified a factory F-body shifter to fit center on the SS console.
Bassicly stock 305 engine with TPI, stock 7.5 posi with bearing support cover.

This spring it will have a roller 350 with a zz4 cam and probably 9.5-1 compression and a 8.5 Cutlass 442 rearend.

I love the way my SS drives with the manual transmission!


1983 Monte Carlo SS Turnkey ZZ4/700R4, Dakota Digital Instrument Cluster, 77k mile car. Many more mods to come soon.
#521964 - 01/14/08 10:47 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: ss4ever]  
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Hey Gent, it's been a long time since I've posted :). I've been driving my T-56 Manual Monte, since November of 1998 :). Been way too busy with work, travel, and other projects to post. My Monte is currently down for the count, while I attempt a frame off restoration, and other things. Long story short, I have an 88 SS with a 94 T-56, 87 442 G-80 rear, Schoenfeld 1-3/4" LTH, 3" DR.Gas X-PIPE and a list of mods. Hey Jeremy, Phil, John B, and Both Pauls, Long time. The BEAST will roar again !!


Dale Earnhardt #3 and Dale Jr #8 Monte Carlo's forever
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L-98 383/Ported AFR-190's/LPE SUPERRAM/219 CAM/1-3/4" LTH/3" Dr.Gas X-PIPE/T-56/PRO-5.0/G-FORCE T-56 Crossmember/87 442 G-80 8.5" 3.73/.

1987 BUICK WE4 TURBO T/8.5" G-80 3.42.
#523309 - 01/19/08 05:17 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: 88SST-56]  
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Hmmm, can't believe that I didn't see this thread but it could be that I've been all around the world for work the past year and now I'm in Italy for the next 12 months! I guess the next round of Monte Mods will have to wait for now :>(

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