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1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS (Dad's Stupid Car)
Last updated Jan 30, 2009
Garaged winters by original and current owner. A true rust-belt survivor. Doors, floors and quarter panels were spotless.
The car was off the road for four years while undergoing an extensive transformation. The inspiration was a '77 Nova Rally that I owned in the early '80's. Silver, maroon interior, 350/Q-jet, factory 4-speed and A/C. The Monte is intended to be reminiscent of the Nova but with modern upgrades like fuel injection and a 6-speed tranny. Gotta love double overdrive!
Originally equipped with column shift, split bench w/ power driver's seat. Maroon over maroon until being stripped to bare metal.
L69 (HO 305) and 200-4R tranny are long gone.
Air conditioning, T-tops, Posi, power windows and locks, tilt wheel, cruise control, remote trunk release and all the usual SS goodies...
L98 (Tuned Port 350) from '89 Camaro
Flat-top Speed-Pro pistons +.030"
Edelbrock Centerbolt Performer heads
Edelbrock Hi-Flow TPI baseplate
Siamesed SLP intake runners
52 mm throttle body w/ air foil
Howell engine wiring harness
Borg-Warner T-56 from '95 Camaro
LT4 clutch from SLP
Speedometer drive conversion by JTR
Crossmember modified by Advanced Welding
Driveshaft shortened 4"
Clutch pedal by John B.
ZQ8 front brakes
Del-A-Lum lower front bushings
36mm hollow front sway bar from Camaro
Grand Prix core support and fender braces
SC&C lower chassis brace
Kirban rear seat brace
Refinished 16" '89 IROC wheels
Stainless steel fuel and brake lines
Turbo Buick 3.42:1 Posi rear axle
'87-'88 rear bumper & tail light swap
Painted 6th gen Galaxy Silver Metallic
'87-'88 stripe kit for white SS
One-piece composite headlights
Emboidered hood insulator (from a vendor not worthy of a plug)
'87-'88 115 mph speedometer / P RND21 deleted
Bucket seat swap replacing split bench
6-way power driver's seat / Cadillac Cimarron switch pod
Power windows and locks
Buick Regal Concert Sound II lower door panels
Pioneer head unit with iPod interface
7 speakers (!) including subwoofer
Manual trans steering column w/ key release lever
Reproduction upper door panels
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