84 Monte Carlo Engine Swap...or Camshaft Replacement ?

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UC645

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Good god.

I ain’t reading all of this mess so I’m glad/sorry this is happening.

Build. Another. F******. Motor.


You’re up to your hairline in the sink cost fallacy, start swimming.
 
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Built6spdMCSS

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I ain’t reading all of this mess..
That's just rude. Don't be like that type of person where people take the time to give their advice and you pass it up.. :)
 
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g0thiac

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It's the notorious hate for 305 motors in this forum...
Right, because it couldn't be the stubborn interactions when getting advice ctfu 🤦‍♀️😭😭😭
 

g0thiac

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ASSUME... *ss out of U and ME 🎯💯
And you didn't think that, when you ASSUMED driving a THREE decade old car across state lines had all the fluids? 😌😂😂😂
 
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Built6spdMCSS

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And you didn't think that, when you ASSUMED driving a THREE decade old car across state lines had all the fluids? 😌😂😂😂
Well the seller said it was good to go.. 🤣
 
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mikester

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Dude, it's been confirmed almost a year ago that anything you have to say to me is irrelevant...I have no respect for you or your "advice"... I don't even know why you continue to follow my threads only to sh*t on them... that's all you ever do...

I guess misery does love company...keep up the hard work...🤷🏾‍♂️🤡🎯💯
Tynan, people on this forum have been trying to give you good advice since your first thread. Ive seen you on FB asking questions and people on those groups have also been giving you advice. Some of us on here are probably old enough to be your father. Including me. Im going to tell you the same thing I would tell my 33 year old son.
This Monte is your only transportation. Youve been trying your hardest to fix the thing up but it seems theres always a new problem. Most of these problems would cost a decent amount to fix if done properly. Granted youre learning how to do things (although some of your repairs are VERY rough) and your spending a ton of money but this might not be the smartest thing to do in your situation. Youve said you have kids. You always say money is tight. You live in an apartment complex with no garage and from your posts you have a very limited amount of tools.
Maybe you should consider unloading this money pit and pick up a good used car that would be more dependable. Im sure it would suck for you if you were taking your kids somewhere and the Monte crapped out on the side of the road. Im not trying to be a ball buster. Im just trying to give you advice pertinent to the situation youre in. No insults. Like I said, I would be telling my own kid the exact same thing. Maybe down the road when you have become more financially secure and the kids are older you can buy something to work on. But not as a daily driver.
 
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scoti

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Well the seller said it was good to go.. 🤣
The seller probably assumed it was good to go since it got him everywhere he drove it (local traffic that's close to home?). It's also possible he never once checked it & wasn't worried about it. The buyer apparently did assume it was good to go. What's that old saying????

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Built6spdMCSS

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Oh I completely agree with the above scoti

I just see the aspect of two adults, one with decades of "experience", went to look at a car and a 10sec basic road worthy check wasn't done. We are talking basic rookie stuff.

So when the basics can't even be accomplished, the more elaborate stuff is already out of reach, which we've seen also.

mikester made a very accurate and well worded post full of sense and logic, but that only applies where it can be received and understood.

This is a forum to help out our automotive community, with all kinds of experience and knowledge. Most of us here are more than willing to help out and do, however if you're that special little pinecone that wants to go on your own path and do it 10x harder and not take from what we learned, well so be it. I'll watch with no sympathy. :)


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scoti

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Oh I completely agree with the above scoti

I just see the aspect of two adults, one with decades of "experience", went to look at a car and a 10sec basic road worthy check wasn't done. We are talking basic rookie stuff.

So when the basics can't even be accomplished, the more elaborate stuff is already out of reach, which we've seen also.

mikester made a very accurate and well worded post full of sense and logic, but that only applies where it can be received and understood.

This is a forum to help out our automotive community, with all kinds of experience and knowledge. Most of us here are more than willing to help out and do, however if you're that special little pinecone that wants to go on your own path and do it 10x harder and not take from what we learned, well so be it. I'll watch with no sympathy. :)


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We're on the same page. 100%.
 

CM1SCW

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DITTO what Mikester said, count up all the money spent so far and realize this is just a big money pit that he doesn't see. But i truely believe he really likes the negative remarks and just tries to get at all of our nerves. Even when he says he isn't looking for the attention
 
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