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Cars > Challenges > “Silver Bullet” Vs “"Monte"”

 

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85MonteSS

M–40
MonteCity, IN
United States

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Doc

M–67

 

1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

“Silver Bullet”

1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS

“"Monte"”

 
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About “Silver Bullet”

Bought July 2005. All factory and didn't plan on many changes. That changed real quick as it starting burning oil (valve seals were dried up). It was repainted in 1987 due to Hail and have many records and receipts for it from the original owner. About 150,000 miles and in pretty good condition. It's gonna need paint but figured I'd get everything else up to my standards first. Steering, Suspension, Engine, Interior, Wheels, Tires, and Trans all needed some sort of attention, better looks or handling or worn out. Beside the Mods already done, these r ordered and waiting for install real soon ATS Spindles with C5 Brakes, SC&C Adj UCA, Edelbrock Adj. Rear UCA, Currie LCA, LS1 Rear Disc, New Body Bushings, Elec. Cooling Fans, Higher HP SB, 5 or 6 Speed (pedals r in), Hydroboost, Rear Control Arm Braces, Bilstein Shocks, Custom Rear Shock Mounts. Trans prob this Winter.

About “"Monte"”

I bought this car 10 years ago. It was nice inside, but kind of a rat outside. The first thing I did was change the 14" wheels to 15". I pulled the 305 and installed a 350 about 6 or 7 years ago. I swapped out the peg leg 2:41 rear with a 3:73 Posi. The body was completely redone about 3 years ago and painted a stock color in base coat, clearcoat. I have added modifications over the years, little by little. The latest addition was the 16" ZQ8 wheels and Firestone tires. Like all "hobby cars", it will never be done. There is always something to be done that makes it just a bit unique.

 

Specs for “Silver Bullet”

Factory 305 HO
180 HP
13 MPG

Rplaced with 350
300-350 HP-Still needs dynoed.
Still getting 13 MPG
No 1/4 mile time, yet. Sorry. More of a Road Course kinda guy.
All New Steering/Suspemsion

Specs for “"Monte"”

see Mods

 

Factory Options for “Silver Bullet”

Silver Exterior Lacquer Paint
Oxblood Cloth Interior
AM/FM Cassette Player
F-41 Suspension
Posi-Trac 3.73 Rear
T-Tops
305 H.O. Bolted to 200-4R
Bucket Seats w/ Console Shift
Rear Defrost
Air Conditioning
Power Windows
Tilt Steering Wheel
Tachometer
Cruise Control
Dual Remote Mirrors

Factory Options for “"Monte"”

Bucket Seats, Console, 305, 2004r Transmission,, AC (original charge & works), Power Windows and Locks, Tilt Wheel, Delay Wipers, Electric Trunk Release, Rear Sway Bar

 

Mods for “Silver Bullet”

Engine:

350c.i.d. Bored .030
Crane Gold Roller Rockers
Ported Cast GM Heads
Screw-In Rocker Studs
Flat Top Pistons
Perf Q-Jet
MSD 6AL Ignition
MSD HEI Coil
Edelbrock Performer Intake
Billet Double Roller Timing Chain
Edelbrock TES Headers
DynoMax Cat-Back Pipes
Flowmaster 40s (DynoMax Ultra Flo Welded weren't aggressive enough)
Hollow Cat
*Soon - Elec. Cooling Fans
*Soon - 400-450 HP SBC


Steering/Suspension:

Bell Tech 2" Spindles
Moog 5660 Springs
Bell Tech Rear Springs
All new Steering Components
All new Suspension Bushings
New Quick Ratio Gear Box
*Soon - ATS Billet Spindles
*Soon - SC&C Adj. Front UCA
*Soon - C5 Front Brakes
*Soon - LS1 Rear Disc Brakes
*Soon - HydroBoost
*Soon - Bilstein Shocks
*Soon - Rear Control Arm Braces
*Soon - Adj. Rear UCA
*Soon - Currie Rear LCA
*Soon - Custom Rear Shock Mounts


Drivetrain:

Clutch Pedals R In
Clutch Master/Slave is Here
*Soon - 5 or 6 Speed. Have a T5 already but want 6 Gears


Interior:

White Face Gauges
Alpine CD Player
Infinity 3.5" Fronts
Infinity 6x9" Rears


Other:

SLP ZR-1 Wheels - 17x8 Wrapped with BFG G Force Sport 255-45ZR17
*Soon - Urethane Body Mounts


*All But the New Engine are on Order or in My Garage Waiting on Install.

Mods for “"Monte"”

350-.030over

XE262 Comp Cam

Comp Cams Beehive valve springs and retainers

Vortech Heads

Edelbrock Performer Manafold

Edelbrock Water Pump

Holly Street Avenger 670 cfm Carb

2.5" Dual Exhaust

Flowmaster Mufflers

Headman Coated Shortie Headers

B&M Megashifter

B&M Shift Kit

Custom Gages

Custom Stainless Steel "Bowtie" emblems on Tail Lens',in Grille & in Horn Button

16" ZQ8 Wheels with Firestone Indy 500 Firehawk Tires

Goodmark Cowl Hood

G-Force Xmember

Fast Monte Drive Shaft Loop

TA Performance Rear End Cover/Support


SC&C Triangulated Front Frame Support

1 1/4" Front Sway Bar

 

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