Non-SSs Kent Thomas' 87 Monte Carlo SS 'Limited Edition'
This Monte started it's life as a no-optioned straight Monte Carlo. The original owners had a slight mishap with the rear end of a tractor trailor, there-by totaling the car with 17K miles on it. Kent owns the towing company that hauled it away from the accident site. Kent agreed to take the title of the car in exchange for the towing bill, which was under $100. Kent spend the next year restoring and upgrading the Monte, adding every available option to it. He decided to convert the front end to SS style and added side decals that say "Monte Carlo SS Limited Edition". The paint color is GM #074 Flame Red Poly in Base/Clear and Orange Pearl in the clear so the car flip flops in the sun. Under the hood, the original 4.3L V-6 was replaced with a 350 SBC and 4 speed auto tranny from a Camaro. This is one of the best custom SS clone/conversions we've ever seen. Truely unique.
Josh Thiel's Blue 81 CL
The engine is a 350 bore out .040 over (currently being rebuilt again with the Edelbrock Performer RPM total package). Racing crank. Mallory Ignition. 3200 stall speed leading to a TH300 (hopefully soon to be replaced with a Manual tranny). Finally a 3.50:1 posi housed by a 9" Ford. Exhaust, Headers that lead to (dual) 2 3/4" stainless pipe capped off by a set of 5" diameter stainless steel Supertrapp mufflers.
Rear, Right Front, Engine Left, Engine Right, Engine, Launch, Right Rear
Joe Abalsamo's 84 Monte Carlo
This 1984 Monte Carlo is all Factory stocked with 45,000 original Miles. It has a 305 V8 engine. The only changes were the tires going to 15" tires and Luxor Chrome wire wheels. Paint is a two-tone Light & dark gray Mist. To sweet To Mistreat. Image 2 Image 3
Stefan Stanko's 81 Sport Coupe
Stefan just recently purchased his first car, this 81 Sport Coupe with a 229 v-6. The 229ci is the second engine with 60,000 on it and the trans was replaced with the engine. The paint is original and everything else is stock. Future mods include putting in a 305 v-8 and a TH-350 trans along with some new gauges and decals.
Josh Quellhorst's 85 Monte Carlo SC
Josh's Monte has t-tops, bucket seats and floor shifter. It is loaded with basically everything. It was just restored on the exterior, original color, dark blue metallic. It now sports SS mirrors and Spoiler, and a cowl hood by Unlimited Products with retro "cowl induction" emblems. The engine was originally a 305cid with a 200c metric transmission. That was soon changed to a beefed up 350 engine and TH-350 transmission. The rear-end was a posi 2.29 7.5 rear end. That was just recently changed to a '85 SS 3.73 7.625 rear end and a powertrax locker installed and SSM control bars. It also will soon have the SS gear box and a beefed up front end. Josh goes by "montecarloenthusiast" on the Message Board.
Josh restored and modified the interior. The car now has 1992 Corvette seats. It also has a B&M Megashifter. He also finished it up with additional Autometer guages. Josh has also discovered that the T-Tops were factory and it also has the F41 suspension! It placed 2nd at the Columbus,OH NMCOA Nationals in 2001 in the modified non-SS class(81-88).
Left Side, Right Rear, Engine, Engine, Interior Left, Interior Right, Interior Left, Interior Left, Interior Center, Interior Left, Interior Center Close, Instrument Panel
John Marion's 88 LS
This 1988 Monte Carlo LS has been a project of John's since 1999. He bought it bone stock rite down to the 14 inch rims with wire hub caps. When he bought the car it looked like it was parked under a tree for a year and a couple of squirrels had taken refuge under the hood. That wasn't the only rescuing he had to do, the car was stolen and recovered in one piece, minus a little MINOR body work. The project was to take it from its original form of a stock Luxury Sport and turn it to a Super Sport. He is almost done. Front Left, Rear, Right Rear, Right Front, Left Rear, Before Paint.
Travis Brown's 85 Monte Carlo
Travis bought the his Monte Carlo when he was 16 for $400. He spent two years just doing paint and body. He's replaced the weather stripping, carpet, added leather power bucket seats, console and floor shift, cowl induction hood, foglights, stewart warner gauges, custom made gas and brake pedals, custom painted and polished SS rims, all new suspension parts, turbo 350 trans, auburn possi rearend, custom bent dual 2.5 inch exhaust, flowmaster mufflers, 2.5 inch suspension drop in the front and almost three in the back, Thumpin stereo system, and engines mods to the 3.8l to accomodate twin turbo uprade to come. Right Rear, Interior.
Chris Sadler's 86 Monte Carlo
Chris is in the process of restorations on his 86 Monte. Chris goes by the nick name "chritters 86" on the Message Board and is located in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. Left Front, Right Front, Engine.
Chris Tomm's 84 CL
Chris' SS has original paint, 82K original miles, Flowmaster exhaust, AR wheels, Edlebrock carberator.
Ben Durie's 81 "SS"
Ben's "SS" has a 355 and a TH-350, 3:73 posi, Hooker headers, true duals with 31" long thrush Glass Packs, a Pioneer CD deck, two 12" Pioneer subs gettin pushed by a 500 Watt Jensen Amp, no emissions equipment at all, K&N 14x6" air cleaner assembly, cast iron Vortec heads, steel braided hoses, B&M Megashifter on the console, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, 750 cfm Holley, aluminum Centerline Auto Drag wheels 15x10" in back, 14x8" in front all wrapped with BFGoodrich Radial's, 2 1/2" cowl induction hood on it to help with clearence for the K&N assembly.
Chris McClure's 84 Monte
461 BBC, Merlin heads, nitrous, M.S.D. ignition w/ remote timing control, 350 turbo w/ JW 2800 convertor, line lock, Competition Engineering fuel tank sump w/ Holley pumps, cowl hood w/ nitrous & fuel gauges mounted under cowl, SS interior w/ Autometer gauges, tach and speedo, shaved hood ornament and runs 11:32 in the 1/4, driven to the track 60 miles away. Chris also owns a 87 SS that he is installing a 350 tpi in.
At a Car Show, Engine, Engine
Jeremy William's 84 SC from Lewisburg, PA
Jeremy's SC has a stock 305 5.0 engine. The car is Light blue in and out. He has a K&N open air filter and has painted his valve covers and intake blue to match the car. He has Racing plugs and just recently put in a new radiator and starter. Future plans are to put in a Roller Cam and possibly a blower. Also might put in a 454 engine and Posi traction.
Front, Interior, Engine
Joshua Irwin's 87LS from Phelps, NY
Joshua's LS has a 4.3 under the hood which he has done alot of work to. It currently has all new TBI, including injectors and wires, new hose's, starter, dual exhaust, the Cragar's, fresh paint, new brake lines, and O2 sensor, just minor tunes to get it running to his expectations. He only paid $600 from a guy who bought it at an auction.
Burnout, Burnout, Burnout
Joshua Rouse's 86 Monte
Joshua's 86 Monte is gold with new 15x8 Outlaw wheels, 20% window tint, 4.3L engine with camaro flomaster dual outlet exhaust w/o converter.
Mike F's 81 Monte
Mike has owned this Monte since October of 2000. It had a 305cid truck motor that would not rev over 4000 if its life depended on it. It had a th350 tranny and an unbelievably tall 2.23 open rear-end. Mike picked up a scrap yard 2.73 posi. Then he started on the interior including painting all the wood, CD player 2-6X9's 2-4X6's and an amp, VDO Tach, oil pressure and water temp. gauges. Then a grant steering wheel. After the interior, he installed summer tires and rims. 15x7 Chevy Ralley Rims w/215/60/15 front and 245/60/15 Rear. The valve seals began to leak so instead of rebuilding the motor he dropped in a 350 0.030 over 330hp-350hp and a 700R4. When he put the tranny in he also installed a B&M Street Stick shifter. Currently he is redoing the headliner and recovering new visors w/mirrors that he scored off a Corsica. He is also looking for a 3.73 Posi and an SS Spoiler.
Sandy Whitten's 81 Monte
Sandy's Monte has a 350 in her and she rides really sweet. She has the get up and go when Sandy needs it. She plans to dual her out and put a new intake with a four barrel on it.
Chris Franklin's Blue 88 LS.
Chris's LS still has the stock 305 in it but it has been warmed up a bit. He's installed an Edelbrock Performer RPM camshaft, custom made blackjack headers, chrome K&N air cleaner, full dynomax dual exhaust(no cats), and an ignition system. The paint is a royal blue that is about 4 years old and still looking great! Chris says this is definatly the coolest car he's ever owned and it is perfect for Sunday night cruizin.
D. Ringer's Silver 87 LS / SS Converstion
1987 LS saved from extinction in early June 2002. Now has 350 tapped .030, mild crank , Accel ignition, Edelbrock 600 carb, headers and dual exhaust. Future improvements include candy apple red coat and SS interior. This project was possible by help from a few good friends who love hot rods.
Ken Potter's Custom 85 CL
After only a few months, Ken's 85 CL sure is looking trick. It has Edelbrock Performer intake & new/rebuilt carb, Edelbrock Victor series water pump, Holley fuel pump, Taylor spiro-pro wires, Dynomax Super-Turbo exhaust system, Hotchkis coil springs, Hotchkis front & rear sway bars, Edelbrock IAS shocks, front frame braces and under the hood brace kit from Kirban performance, Harwood fiberglass cowl hood. The underside of car was stripped and painted with POR-15. It still has the original 305 with 165K miles on it, but thats about to change. Ken did all the airbrush work myself. Not bad for his first attempt!
Left, Right Front Flames, Left Front Flames, Left Front Flames, Interior, Undercarrage
Steve Miller's 83 SC
So far Steve has put a new radiator in, and soon hopes to drop a 455 in. It has 169K miles on it and it still runs great and doesn't even smoke yet. The interior doesn't even have one hole in it. At age 15, Steve is very lucky to have such a nice Monte!
Corey Constant's 87 LS
Corey has been working on his LS for the last 5 years. He bought it in 1997 for $1500 when he was 16. The mods done to it are as follows: New GM Goodwrench L82 1977 Corvette 350, Edelbrock TES headers, Weiand Action Plus EGR Intake Manifold, stock Q-Jet setup (to retain emissions equipment), Performance Rebuilt TH200-4R transmission with Transgo shift kit, Richmond 3.73:1 posi in the rear, Monte SS front and rear anti-sway bars, fresh black base/clear paint, sunroof, custom 6 speaker Pioneer CD stereo system w/2 Kenwood 8" subs powered by a 200watt Pioneer amp, Monte SS bucket seats, Sunpro 8000 RPM tachometer custom fit in the dash, Hypertech Performance Chip, Monte SS cat and y-pipe flowing into 2 Magna Flow fiberglass packed mufflers, 15 X 8 Chrome American Racing Rims with 235/60/15 Cooper Cobras at all 4 corners, 15MPG city and 20MPG highway, 100% Import eating and 100% emissions legal in MA (as tough as CA) proving you can have your cake and eat it too. Corey absolutely loves this car!
Right side, Rear
Justin Nukala's 82 SC
Justin's Monte is light blue. Its got a 400 small block with Edelbrock intake and a 650cfm carb, K&N air filter, Hooker headers, TH350 transmission with a B&M shift kit. 109K original miles on the car. Going to get custom interior and do some body work.
Right Front w/ Justin, Right Front
Steve Cleary's Blue 86 SC
T-tops, 218,000 Miles, 305 sbc
Paul Baumgart's White 87 LS
Paul purchased this LS in March of 2002 on spring break in New Mexico and drove it back home. It's loaded option wise with buckets/console, t-tops, 3.08 gears, and full gauges with the tachometer. It was repainted the day before I picked it up the stock color and the vinyl top was removed. Modifications include a laydown SS spoiler, 16"x8" IROC wheels, a Grant removeable steering wheel, added bracing, rebuilt 200-4R, Hooker headers and exhaust, and the stock 305 now has a roller cam with Tuned Port Injection replacing the carb among other things.
Left Rear, Interior
Frank Koszak's Blue 86 CL
Frank's ride is a 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo CL. It has only 53,600 original miles. The engine is a 4.3 Liter V-6 with 150hp and it has a 2.41 Posi-trac rear end. Upgrades include a K&N Filter, Flowmaster stainless steel dual exhaust, Edelbrock shocks, and PST coil springs. Frank is the second owner and plans on gradually restoring the car over the next 5-10 years after he gets out of college.
Left Side, Front, Rear, Exhaust, Engine, Wheel, Dash, Gauges, Front Seats, Rear Seats, Radio
Adam Stelmack's Blue 86 LS
Adam got this car in June or 2005 for $500. At the time he had just caught car fever and was looking everywhere for a car to restore. However all the 60's 70's cars were too expensive and he didnt know what he was doing. He came accross this LS by chance. His dad met the owner's daughter while buying tractor parts at their buddy's shop. She said her dad had a monte carlo for sale. Sure enough we went there, and bought it that day for $500. It was faded out charcole grey, sitting in the weeds. Only 36k miles on the odometer. Brought it home that week, and with vines flinging around the driveshaft took it for the first test drive. Since then he's been restoring it/doing the body work to get it painted. In fall 2005 Adam had Ed Bell paint the car a beautiful Atlantic blue pearl, a Chrystler color. Funny thing is he painted it at the cost of a snowblower. Adam got some SS rims/tires from a junkyard for $400. Cleaned and painted them up with autostore rim paint, and they look better then new he thinks! Now he's finishing the interior, and would like to get a 350 to install. The whole car cost Adam less than $1200 to have in the condition its in now. He was originally going to buy it then sell it when somthing better came along, but he's changed his mind. The monte is staying!
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