BUILD THREAD 1987 Monte Carlo from Iceland

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Sævar Örn Eiríksson

Sævar Örn Eiríksson

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#91
Mikes Montes ships internationally. Here's the body mount bolt kit. Looks to me like he ships to you....

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/311149376728

Header bolts....
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/192757975919

Summit racing will ship to you. Those are the header bolts I'm using. I recommend the remflex gaskets....

https://www.summitracing.com/search...amily/chevy-small-block-gen-i?keyword=Remflex header gasket&SortBy=Default&SortOrder=Default&cm_mmc=ppc-google-_-display-_-sre-brand-_-ad
Thanks so much for your help, the parts arrived yesterday and I tried fitting the headers with the low profile bolts, everything works fine, but not a millimeter to spare ! hehe

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I also got the body mount bolts, now I just need to finish the rust repairs so I can reattach the body to the frame soon!

Another small issue, the crows in the neighborhood must've stolen my oil dipstick! So where would I go about finding a correct length dipstick for my engine? It is a 350 after all but I imagine I must get the correct dipstick for the oil pan which this engine has in it, which must be a G body oil pan? I don't know...! please help :)
 
Texas82GP

Texas82GP

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#92
Thanks so much for your help, the parts arrived yesterday and I tried fitting the headers with the low profile bolts, everything works fine, but not a millimeter to spare ! hehe

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I also got the body mount bolts, now I just need to finish the rust repairs so I can reattach the body to the frame soon!

Another small issue, the crows in the neighborhood must've stolen my oil dipstick! So where would I go about finding a correct length dipstick for my engine? It is a 350 after all but I imagine I must get the correct dipstick for the oil pan which this engine has in it, which must be a G body oil pan? I don't know...! please help :)
How about this one?
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/152110646455
I'm not crazy about the rust on the handle but it looks like it will clean up to me. Stay away from after-market replacement dip sticks. Usually the quality is poor. The seller above doesn't list Iceland but is shipping to a lot of places internationally so I think he will ship to you. Otherwise, I would put a listing for it in the wanted section on here or cantact Mike at Mike's Montes. He does sell used parts.
 
pagrunt

pagrunt

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Shouldn't worry too mush for finding another dipstick. If you need a tube & stick you can go with a B body one. Years back the tube on the old 305 broke & was only able to get a B body. Cleared the headers alittle better & seemed longer in lenth on the handle send but still read the same.
 
Sundancer

Sundancer

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Greetings from Nassau County, New York..............WOW, WOW, is all I can say...........first of all your trucks are amazing, then to top it off this Monte is beautiful and it will be perfect once you are finished with it. I envy you for your mechanical knowledge and tenacity. Keep sending pictures.......
 
Sævar Örn Eiríksson

Sævar Örn Eiríksson

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Some progress on the passenger side..

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Flinstone rear floor

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It is evident in this photo that the rustproofing guy on the assembly line was probably on his phone doing facebook or something... he missed half the part ! the rest is bare metal hehe no wonder this thing rusty
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Full flinestone floor

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New floor being readied
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A cutout of the floor repair section fitted, fits great
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Partially welded in at this time, more welding on the underside
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Pretty good and strong again, some more repairs will be made to the near-rocker side of the floor but that will wait for now..!
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Floor primered and seat brackets back in
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This thing works good but it's not cheap, and I need a lot of it ! hehe
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ohh the butchery... I wish I could make this look better but hey, it will preserve the metalwork and welding from the horrendous conditions on my roads for some more years.. thats all I care about really, with some paint and undercoating on top this will look factory almost !
 
BOXCARS

BOXCARS

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Hey Sævar! Welcome! How's the weather
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Martin S.

Martin S.

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#99
Good day Sævar,
Greetings from Hamburg, Germany. A lot of work to do and nice progress :giggle:(y)
Keep us updated and send more pics
Regards
Martin
 
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shoedoos

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If you could get hold of those guys who race buggies up sand dunes and across lakes in Iceland, I wouldn't be surprised if they had spare dipsticks lying around from old engine builds....
 

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