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Forum: 4th Generation Camaros 01-04-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,573
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
My brother Steve has a SS that he would be...

My brother Steve has a SS that he would be willing to part with for about $10,800

I talked to him the other night on the phone and was telling him how I could find him a nice new wrecked Camaro if...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 12-29-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,560
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
The 305 will not make 300 HP with a simple cam /...

The 305 will not make 300 HP with a simple cam / head swap.

That is just wishful thinking.

The 305 bore is too small - does not have enough quench area to get proper compression unless we are...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 12-26-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,485
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
I thought that the Z/28 used on the TV program...

I thought that the Z/28 used on the TV program Simon and Simon was a HO, but it was only a '82
http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/convertibles/555840-82-z28-convertible-old.html
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 12-26-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,485
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
My sister bought a '84 HO Z/28 off the lot -...

My sister bought a '84 HO Z/28 off the lot - about 1 1/2 years old at the time.
It was white and had a blue interior from what I remember.
It had Recaro Bucket Seats.
16 inch wheels and tires?
...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 12-14-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
The problem with buying off Summit is that some...

The problem with buying off Summit is that some of their stuff is cheap crap and the fact that if you get the wrong part - there might be a restocking fee.
In the long run, you are better off to...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 12-14-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,560
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
If a person was to use a 400 SBC and put the...

If a person was to use a 400 SBC and put the Camaro heads on it, and if the 400 engine had flat top pistons - your compression would climb significantly - somewhere around 10.5 / 1 compression...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 10-14-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,826
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
You realize that the car is 22 years old and with...

You realize that the car is 22 years old and with metal fatigue and all the problems that the car has that it is not going to be an easy fix.

You will probably have as much or more into this car...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 10-14-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,324
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
I'm not sure what you call Carb cleaner. If...

I'm not sure what you call Carb cleaner.

If you are talking that fuel injection cleaner crap that they sell in the parts store that you dump in your tank and it is supposed to clean your fuel...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 09-16-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,560
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
1882 Camaro uses a light duty block, one piece...

1882 Camaro uses a light duty block, one piece rear main seal and light duty crankshaft.

The 305 HO - if you are lucky has a 9.5 x 1 compression ratio max.
If you are really lucky, it has flat...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 09-06-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,280
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
My guess would be that the bearings are worn out...

My guess would be that the bearings are worn out or the oil you are using has too many miles on it or the engine is overheating and using the oil to cool the motor.

Take it to a mechanic and have...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 08-27-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,985
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
Scrap is about $245 a ton right now where i live,...

Scrap is about $245 a ton right now where i live, so I would guess about $600 if it has aluminum wheels on it.
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 08-27-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,322
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
All I can tell you is that it blew up one night...

All I can tell you is that it blew up one night when I was driving it, the head gasket went and water went all through the engine and we parted company - and was not friends no more. It was ok...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 08-27-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,282
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
That guy needs to get a job at Giant Eagle, I...

That guy needs to get a job at Giant Eagle, I heard they were looking for a couple of butchers.
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 08-26-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,322
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
A neighbor friend of mine worked in a machine...

A neighbor friend of mine worked in a machine shop - co/op while in high school and his mom saved his paychecks and helped him to buy his first new car, a '82 Z /28 with Tee Roofs. Silver

It was...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 08-23-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,437
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
25 miles further - equals about one extra gallon...

25 miles further - equals about one extra gallon of gasoline each way every day - if the roads that the business was on - is all highway miles - with the right car.

I believe what you are looking...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 08-23-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,389
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
I think somebody is smoking dope. Its been...

I think somebody is smoking dope.

Its been my experience that even when you try to give something away, the people won't come and get it. A RS isn't a Z/28

At $500 - you are looking at a real...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-14-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,395
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
I don't know all the in's and outs of this forum,...

I don't know all the in's and outs of this forum, but I got into this in the middle and not the beginning so bare with me here.

If you take apart a 5.3 or 6.0 L engine, you will find that the...
Forum: 4th Generation Camaros 08-03-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
www.car-part.com

www.car-part.com
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 08-01-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,658
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
I'm getting old here and my mind is not what it...

I'm getting old here and my mind is not what it used to be.

25 years in the car business - and it's hard to remember which car you drove to the Wal Mart anymore - let alone features of a car made...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 08-01-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,336
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
The car is not worth anything. If it was a...

The car is not worth anything.

If it was a '69 RS / SS / Z/28 - Convertible, Pace Car - then you could pretty much ask any price - in any condition and someone would be willing to make you a...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 07-30-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,181
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2ZQQRDmlJc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2ZQQRDmlJc
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 07-30-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,181
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
The answer is that for the first one hundred...

The answer is that for the first one hundred miles - you should keep your speed below 60 mph.

For the first 1500 miles, you should keep your speeds below 70 MPH and no towing.

BY the time you...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 07-30-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,158
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
That sounds about right. The problem is -...

That sounds about right.

The problem is - and I experience it with the Avlanche is that GM has cut back on the oil pressure in some of their newer motors and the engine in the truck only has about...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 07-30-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
If it had synthetic oil in the motor and you put...

If it had synthetic oil in the motor and you put in regular old dinosaur oil chances are the lag you feel is real.

In synthetic oil, all the oil molecules are the same size. Because of how it is...
Forum: 4th Generation Camaros 07-30-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,853
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
I don't think that you will gain anything by...

I don't think that you will gain anything by doing anything more then putting a nice paint job on your ride.

The V6 Camaro was a pretty plain Jane version and isn't really worth putting a whole...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 07-30-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,485
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
I'm not going to get into a pissing match here. ...

I'm not going to get into a pissing match here.

But the HO Z/28 Camaro was a much better choice then the Cross Fire engine which was introduced in 1983 and discontinued in 84.

The 82 Z/28 that...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 07-30-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,126
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
Hey buddy, how is it going? I don't want to...

Hey buddy, how is it going?

I don't want to sound like Mr. Negativity here, but I highly doubt if you are going to find a new Camaro in the junkyard with a good motor in it that you could just...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 07-30-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,114
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
The Point is? Back in the day, we had a...

The Point is?

Back in the day, we had a connection to a junkyard that bought and sold Camaro's and Trans Am's.

For $500 we could buy a engine - usually one out of a car that was burned, and...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 07-30-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,336
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
The neighbors, up on the hill above my house had...

The neighbors, up on the hill above my house had one in their front yard.
They drove the poor thing, summer and winter.
The iron moths chewed it down to nothing.
The scrap man gave them $40 for...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-30-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,239
Posted By Monte Carlo Man
Does it matter? Just fill it until it is...

Does it matter?

Just fill it until it is full.
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