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Cars > Challenges > “Silver Bullet” Vs “Ponti Carlo”

 

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85MonteSS

M–40
MonteCity, IN
United States

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1987MonteSS

M–27
Arcadia, Florida
United States

 

1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

“Silver Bullet”

1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport

“Ponti Carlo”

 
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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 “Ponti Carlo”

1987 Monte Carlo SS... Bought it for 900 bucks... It was originally a White/Maroon car, but I have painted it Charcoal Gray... I plan on taking it down to bare metal and painting it Black Metallic and a possible 2-Tone... This was my first car and I plan on keeping it with me :)

 

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 “Ponti Carlo”

305 HO going to a TH-2004R Tranny with a 7.5 10 Bolt with 3.73s... In the future, I am putting a Pontiac 467 Stroker motor, Beefed TH-2004R, 8.5 Rear End with 3.73s or 4.10s gears

 

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 “Ponti Carlo”

305 HO, F41 Suspension, Split Bench Seat, Column Shift, Cruise Control, T-Tops, etc.

 

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 “Ponti Carlo”

Headers, True Duals, Sound Deadener Removed, K&N Air Filter, Tint, Shaved Door Handles(Putting them back on per NHRA Rules) Future mods include Pontiac 467 Stroker, Beefed TH-2004R with Shift Kit and 3200 Stall Converter, 8.5 Rear with 3.73s or 4.10 Gears, Cragar Wheels, Roll Cage, Full Autometer Guages, Somewhat gutted Interior, Anything else I come up with :D

 

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Points for Silver Bullet Total Votes Points for Ponti Carlo
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