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Cars > Challenges > “The SS” Vs “Black Beauty”

 

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Shelbina, Missouri
United States

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Wichita, Kansas
United States

 

1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport

“The SS”

1988 Ford Mustang GT

“Black Beauty”

 
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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.

About “Black Beauty”

I've had this car for 6 years now. it was my high school car and i have no plans of getting rid of it.

 

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

Specs for “Black Beauty”

so far a dissapointing 13.6 at 101mph

 

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

Factory Options for “Black Beauty”

Air Conditioning
Power windows/locks/mirros
lumbar support
map light

 

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.

Mods for “Black Beauty”

Trickflow twisted wedge heads
Trickflow stage one cam
Trickflow Street heat intake
30# injectors
75mm Pro-M
70mm throttle body
3:73 gears
fully built aod
1.5" lowering springs
strut tower brace
subframe connectors

 

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