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Feb 2, 2013 at 1:16 pm
what a georgous car man...I had 2 of the SS's growing up,one was totaled by a DRUNK DRIVER! And the other, I warped the heads when the heater core went and my wife made me get rid of it regretfully,but now I'm back in the market for an'87 or '88...the wife finally admitted to me that we should have replaced the heads instead of buying a new Baretta GTZ and that car was a leaky piece of ****!
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Jul 13, 2012 at 1:40 am
Slick Monte... Very nice
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Jun 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm
This is a very popular car! nice! check me out 1987

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1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS (SickSpeed)

Last updated Jan 8, 2008  

Photo of a 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS (SickSpeed)


Let me start off by saying that this car actually gets raced. I've taken it to quite a few autocrosses. Last time out, I was beating about 60% of the WRX's in the field, with a 3700lb curb weight. Plans for next year include road racing at summit point.

This is my first car, and I have had it for 3 years now. It served as my daily driver for the first two years until I got my other car, the 1991 corolla that is still in my virtual garage here. This car is my pride and joy, and I have invested over 20k into it, including the initial purchase price of 2400.

Check out the Specs and Albums to see what all has been done!

Last time to the track indicated somewhere slightly north of 300 RWHP which means about 340+ at the crank.

She's been in Chevy High Performance magazine and was chosen to be the "face" of, by being printed on the official merchandise. See if you are interested


**For a full, detalied write-up on this car, visit


-350 GMPP Crate motor, rated from the factory at 260 hp.
-Crane cam, .440/.454" lift, I/E, 265* advertised duration, 114* LSA
-Edelbrock RPM Performer Q-Jet intake
-Edelbrock Performer 600 cfm carburetor
-Dynatech Monte Clip circle track headers, full length, 1 5/8" Primaries, 3" collectors
-Flowtech Race Readies (cut outs) 3" in and out.
-Flowmaster Ball/Socket flanges 3" in, 2.5" out
-Custom mandrel bent H pipe and "invisible" Tail pipes
-Flowmaster Super 44 mufflers, 2.5" in and out... these things sound NICE
-Ramcharger dual electric fans controled by a Flexalite fan controler and auxilary switches
-Rebuilt water and power steering pumps
-High output alternator
-A/C delete (R-134a conversion from an '87 IROC coming soon)
-Polyurethane motor mounts
-Judging by trap speeds and the vehicle weight, it should be putting out around 350 hp at the flywheel


-1993 Corvette ZF 6 speed
-Dual friction clutch
-Single mass flywheel
-C4 Corvette gear driven starter
-S10 Clutch master cylinder
-S10 clutch hydraulic line
-C4 Corvette Clutch Slave cylinder
-1978 El Camino 4 speed brake and clutch pedals
-3" shortener than stock driveshaft built from scratch and balanced with heavy duty universal joints
-Modified stock crossmember with B&M polyurethane Trans mount.

Rear End:

-8.5" rear from a Gran National
-4.10:1 gears
-Rebuilt posi
-Hardened Moser axles
-BMR lower control arm relocation brackets


-Front cut stock F41 springs, 1 coil
-Belltech 2" S10 drop spindles
-Cut rear cargo coil springs
-Tokiko gas charged shocks all around
-Polyurethane bump stops
-Falcon upper control arm offset shafts
-Freshly rebuilt front steering components (Center link, idler arm, tie rods and sleves, control arm bushings, ball joints and sway bar bushings.


-Stock 9.5" front rotors with EBC "Green Stuff" performance pads
-Stock rear drums
-Coming Soon! 13" C5 rotors on modified Monte drop spindles with modified monte rotors (turned down to hubs) are waiting in my room for a set of C5 calipers, abutments, and lines to replace the factory front pieces.


-17 X 8" and 17 X 9.5" Forged aluminum wheels
-235/45/17's up front, 275/40/17's in back


-Custom fiberglass console to mate with 6 speed shifter. Wrapped in vinyl along with a vinyl shifter boot to match the leather stock C4 knob.
-Autogage (by Autometer) gauges for: Tachometer, water temp, oil pressure, vacuum, and air/fuel ratio
-Pioneer head unit (AM/FM, CD), rockford fosgate front speakers, and Pioneer rear speakers.


-Dupont Bright Violet paint and PPG show quality clear.
-4" Outlaw Z harwood fiberglass bolt on, show version hood
-Matrix "Angel Eyes" simulated HID headlights with Halo rings
-Shaved antenna (antenna going in windshield soon)
-Grill modded to remove verticle slats

Factory Options

True SS car with Z65 (SS) Package. VIN number verified to be an SS.

A/C (deleted), power windows, power locks, rear defrost, power stearing, power brakes, 3.73:1 open rear, bench seat/column shift, dual remote mirrors, AM/FM cassette player.


The entire car just about... see specs.

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CHP Magazine!!!

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Back in June, I emailed Chevy High Performance magazine with a list of mods, a little info about me, and a few pictures of the car. Well 5 months later, guess who shows up in...

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Rear is in!!!

Well it turned out that the rear took an extra 4-5 days as the trucking company's warehouse in baltimore was "backed up" but regardless, I got it. It took me 7 hours to install it by myself with basically 4 jack stands, 2 hydro jacks, and a nice craftsmen...

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Rear end estimated to arrive 8/10/06!!

The day has finally come that I have my 8.5" posi rear in the mail! It has BRAND NEW posi clutches, installed just before it was shipped. It also has 4.10:1 gears (Stock for my car, which is in it, is 3.73:1). These gears should give me some more...

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