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ZMonte85

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 28, 2020
11
13
Troutman, NC
So I've been lurking and reading build threads long enough I figured I should just join up and introduce myself.

Real name is Zack, I've been around the Gbody community since I bought my 85 Monte Carlo SS in high school around 2000. I've been using this same screen name on all the Gbody sites since what feels like the beginning of the internet and the hayday or internet forums before Facebook seemingly killed them. Which is why I am quite glad to have found this one that seems to have quite a bit more action than most. I am a professional BMW technician for the past 15 years and been with that brand for 18. Been working on cars themselves for 20 years. Gbodies have always been my first love of cars, but BMW quality :ROFLMAO: certainly pays my bills. You can find me on instagram at @immechanik if you're into that. I am originally from Connecticut and have lived outside Charlotte, NC for 18 years.

Onto the fun stuff, my cars:

The one that started it all is my 1985 Monte Carlo SS. Bought when I was 16-17 in high school. Saved all my pennies from my paper route and swapped in a crate ZZ4 350 and built the stock 200-r4 trans in 2002. Drove it all through high school and tech school until the many northern winters it lived through caught up to it. Currently a lawn ornament awaiting the inevitable complete frame off, no budget in sight rebuild that will maybe be done when my son turns 16.
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My garage queen 1987 Buick Turbo T I bought in 2005 with 33k original miles on it. Currently has 61k on it. This spring it got some fresh bumper fillers, paint correction, and a few general maintenance repairs. All original paint and interior. Currently has a 6266 turbo, all the typical supporting mods, and soon to get the alky injection kit I bought years ago finally installed.
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I currently have a third car en route to me soon, a 1980 Malibu I plan on making a single turbo LS drag project. Glad to be here and learning a lot from people's posts about the ins and outs of the LS swap project and over all Gbody knowledge. I've had a bunch of other GM and LS based vehicle over the years as well, but the Gbody is why we are all here.

Looking forward to learning and enjoying the site/forum.
 

5spdCab

G-Body Guru
Dec 29, 2019
817
93
Tukwila, Wa.
Hello Zach, welcome to GBF from Seattle, Wa., good to have you. Sounds like you have quite the collection going, and that you will be able to help a large number of people with the knowledge that you already possess. You have two good looking cars; and a third one is on the way? Way cool!
 
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Texas82GP

Just-a-worm
Supporting Member
Apr 3, 2015
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Spring, Texas
Welcome to the site from Houston. Thanks for the awesome introduction. Love both cars!
 
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Streetbu

Know it all, that doesn't
Supporting Member
May 22, 2011
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Central NY
Nice to have you, and more importantly your 3 sweet rides on board! Just kidding! Welcome!
 
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ZMonte85

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Thread starter
Oct 28, 2020
11
13
Troutman, NC
Welcome, Zach. Can I have that Buick when you're done with it? Please? Pretty please?
Sorry, I can't make that happen. I even left my wedding in that car, so my 'I don't want to sell it' price is well above what anyone would really be willing to pay for it. :LOL:

And thanks for the welcome everyone!
 

carnutjw

Greasemonkey
Supporting Member
Sep 17, 2017
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Zach, you poor b*st*rd. I hope your BMW dealers have good emotional/mental health insurance. I have owned ONE BMW (E46-325i Wagon). It was a blast to drive-when it was running and drivable. Maybe two or three cool G bodies will help you keep your sanity, or maybe it's the owners that are crazy, not the mechanics??? Welcome to the forum.
 
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