Need a Starting Point for 1987 Monte Carlo SS - BBC project

RGBody87

RGBody87

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Here's a few pics:
Fans
Oil Cooler with fans
and oil lines
Accusump
Remote oil filter in there somewhere (lol)
Thank you so much!
 
RGBody87

RGBody87

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AFTER ALL THIS TIME, I JUST FOUND OUT WHAT ENGINE I HAVE... Its a Generation 5 - but it is a crate engine, which explains why it has the Fuel Pump Boss... should be rated for low HP and decent Torque, but I am finally able to start modifying more significantly. I have a few new posts to put up.. UMI Chassis notching kit is in, just ordered the T56 and everything... now! I need Headers! Back to Square one... It may wind up needing custom headers since the T56 will take up decent room too!
 
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TURNA

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AFTER ALL THIS TIME, I JUST FOUND OUT WHAT ENGINE I HAVE... Its a Generation 5 - but it is a crate engine, which explains why it has the Fuel Pump Boss... should be rated for low HP and decent Torque, but I am finally able to start modifying more significantly. I have a few new posts to put up.. UMI Chassis notching kit is in, just ordered the T56 and everything... now! I need Headers! Back to Square one... It may wind up needing custom headers since the T56 will take up decent room too!

Nope Hooker 2455's fit right in with a little griding to the passenger side lower control arm and low solid mounts

If you use ARP head bolts you have to trim the header flange ( you would have to do that with any header)

2" primarys 3.5" collector super comps all for around 200 buxx
 
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TURNA

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Yep
 
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GuysMonteSS

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RGBody87

RGBody87

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I hope you didn't put 4.11s in the 9. 1st is gonna be real quick; better get some big, sticky meats back there!
haha! I debated it! I actually put 3.70's in the ford 9 with the close ratio T-56. I wanted to go for highway speeds and stuff, I want to be able to cruise and get around since I plan on using this all the time. But I do fear that maybe I'll have to go with a shorter gear in the back eventually! We'll see. I'm notching the chassis for now, since I already spent all the money on the new fuel system and everything to make it look stock. We'll see! Hopefully I can feel the Monte run again by Feb.
 
RGBody87

RGBody87

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If you're interested,heres a write up I made when I put the # 2455's in my 5 speed big block Monte;
http://guysmontess.blogspot.com/2011/10/body-headers-to-fit-bbc-g-body.html
Unless you are shooting for big HP numbers,I would suggest using smaller primary tubes,like the 1 7/8 inch ones as they will likely fit a bit better.
Guy
Thank you! I'll look at this now and order them up! I'm just worried about the whole starter/oil pan/bellhousing and chassis clearance. I saw people said you have to grind down the control arm, but I just ordered brand new UMI tubular control arms and do not want to grind anything off of them! Too much money to modify them!
 
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You dont have to touch the arm just the mount on the chassis
 
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