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Cars > Challenges > “"Monte"” Vs “The SS”

 

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1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS

“"Monte"”

1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport

“The SS”

 
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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.

About “The SS”

This car is my baby, she gets what she wants all the time LOL.

My wife was actually the one that always wanted an SS as a friend of her family had one years ago and she always wanted one.

We bought this car with the stock engine in it and it didn't take long for me to take care of that.

I did the TPI swap on this car myself with a custom engine harness and chip. When I did the TPI swap I added a stock L-98 350 roller cam nad lifters to the stock engine to add a few ponies to the car.

While doing the TPI swap I also converted to a serpentine belt setup which switched the alternator and AC compressor side to side which meant finding AC lines which would allow me to keep the AC.

I know I don't need the cowl induction hood with the TPI, but the hood was on the car when we got it and I love the way it looks on the car.

 

Specs for “"Monte"”

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Specs for “The SS”

Fully loaded 1988 Monte Carlo SS hardtop.

Black exterior, grey interior

16x8 ZQ8 S-10 wheels

8.5 Posi 3.73 rear

Bucket seats

World Class T5 trans swap

355 TPI ZZ4 clone engine, 375hp

Carhoods.com fiberglass hood

 

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

Factory Options for “The SS”

Fully loaded with:

Bucket seats
Power windows
Power locks
Air conditioning
Power trunk release
Cruise control
Tilt wheel
Floor shift

 

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

Mods for “The SS”

I myself did most of these mods.

TPI swap
World Class T5 swap from 90 Camaro RS
F-body serpentine belt setup
SLP intake runners
Air Foil
Pollished Cold Air Intake
Aftermarket hood from Carhoods.com(looks like 98-02 Camaro SS hood)
Dynomax shorty headers(85098)
2.5" aluminumized exhaust(true duals)
Flowmaster 40 mufflers
4" aluminum driveshaft
Jegster true dual crossmember
Bell-Tech 2" drop spindles
Monroe Sensa-trac shocks
Rebuilt front suspension with all MOOG parts
Swapped the factory Laydown style spoiler for the older standup style.
'02 S-10 ZQ8 wheels with 245-50-16 Hankook tires
Panasonic CD player
Kenwood speakers
Cavalier stearing wheel
White face guages

New for 08 355 SBC engine bored .030, steel crank, double roller timing chain, "Powdered metal" rods, ARP bolts, ZZ4 roller cam, Sealed power forged pistons, moly rings, Trick Flow "195" aluminum heads, hardened pushrods, "Bowtie" 1.5 roller rockers, ported TPI intake manifold, SLP runners, Accell ignition parts.

 

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