Last updated Jun 9, 2008
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.
Fully loaded 1988 Monte Carlo SS hardtop.
Black exterior, grey interior
16x8 ZQ8 S-10 wheels
8.5 Posi 3.73 rear
World Class T5 trans swap
355 TPI ZZ4 clone engine, 375hp
Carhoods.com fiberglass hood
Fully loaded with:
Power trunk release
I myself did most of these mods.
World Class T5 swap from 90 Camaro RS
F-body serpentine belt setup
SLP intake runners
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
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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Dec 4, 2007
Well looks like this winter I will be replacing my good running 305 with a decent 350 engine, keeping the TPI and T5 in place. I will also be replacing the bassicly stock 7.5 Posi rear for an 8.5 rearend. Hopefully I will be able to spend a little time...
Apr 22, 2007
Hello everyone, been a while since I updated my Journal so I thought I would update everyone on the projects I worked on over the winter. Transmission: The stock 200-4R just wasn't cutting it anymore, she was slipping bad in second gear and in desperate...
Sep 10, 2006
Well I got bit by the bug last week and ordered some Bell Tech 2" drop spindles for the front of the SS. Should set pretty sweet with the Eibachs but if it is too low I guess I will sell the eibachs and get something to raise it back up a hair. I decided...