Modifications / Repairs Made to my '85 SS Monte Carlo

     
 
  • New water pump
  • New starter; the old one was from a 1980 chevy, which was bad in the first place
  • Flowmaster 3" dual-chamber mufflers
  • New catalytic converter
  • 2 1/2" exhaust pipe; installed by Meineke; they said that 3" pipe would not fit underneath my SS (but others have said otherwise)
  • New rear brake drums
  • New AC accumulator and pump
  • New distributor and rotor, deluxe gold-tipped design
  • AC Rapidfire Spark Plugs
  • New front brake rotors and bearings
  • New Z-rated performance front brake pads, carbon-metallic
  • New Fan Clutch
  • 4-4-99 - Replaced spark plug wires again
  • Front nose painted black (temporary until I get my SS fully painted)
  • 5-1-99 - Installed CB and Scanner
  • 5-17-99 - Replaced rear tires
    • Cooper Cobra Radial G/T
    • Size P245-60R15
    • 50,000 Mile Life
    • "T" Rated (114 MPH speed limit for extended time)
    • Treadware 440
    • Traction A
    • Temperature B
    • $78 apiece at GEX (nationwide)
  • 5-28-99 - Replaced power steering pump
  • 6-18-99 - Installed support springs overtop rear shocks
  • 6-18-99 - Replaced battery with Everstart Extreme 925 Cold-Crank Amp battery
  • 7-9-99 - Installed gaskets on left exhaust manifold
  • 7-11-99 - Installed gaskets on right exhaust manifold
  • 7-14-99 - Replaced bolt on left exhaust manifold; tightened left exhaust pipe
  • 9-7-99 - Replaced serpentine, V, and fan-smog pump belts
  • 9-9-99 - Replaced rear brakes
  • 9-10-99 - Replaced front brakes
  • 9-22-99 - Replaced fuel pump
  • 10-11-99 - Tightened rocker arms
  • 10-11-99 - Fixed exhaust leak on left side
  • 11-12-99 - Replaced raditor
  • 11-30-99 - Replaced spark plugs with Bosch 4+ plugs
  • 11-30-99 - Replaced 4 exhaust manifold bolts
  • 11-30-99 - Replaced belt from fan to smog pump
  • 1-6-2000 - B&M Megashifter installed
  • 4-18-2000 - Transmission finished
    • Rebuilt 200-4R
    • Coleen Clutches (teflon-coated)
    • Heavy-duty sprag
    • Flame-treated output carrier (for 2-3 gear shift)
    • Deluxe shift kit (not B&M; this one has over 20 special springs)
    • 12-vane high-capacity transmission pump
    • 2600 stall converter
    • Handles up to 600 HP
  • 4-20-2000 - Replaced front tires
    • Dunlop SP40
    • Size P215-65R15
    • 60,000 Mile Life
    • "S" Rated
    • $66 apiece
  • 5-13-2000 - Retightened B&M Megashifter assembly
  • 5-13-2000 - Fixed shifter linkage
  • 6-23-2000 - Replaced shifter cable
  • 7-1-2000 - Replaced front rotor bearings
  • 7-1-2000 - Replaced shifter boot
  • 7-2-2000 - Replaced spark plug wires
  • 7-15-2000 - Air filter housing replaced
  • 7-15-2000 - Aftermarket oil breather installed
  • 7-21-2000 - Front brake calipers and hoses replaced
  • 7-21-2000 - Brakes replaced
  • 8-12-2000 - Repainted tire rims
  • 8-26-2000 - Door pull-handles fixed
  • 9-11-2000 - Water pump replaced
  • 9-19-2000 - New Flex-Lite flex fan and adapter installed
  • 9-20-2000 - New 14" K&N air filter and chrome air filter housing installed
  • 9-26-2000 - Changed out signal lever and windshield wiper switch
  • 9-29-2000 - Modified Quadrajet carburetor for better performance
  • 11-22-2000 - New Engine (see appropriate web page)
  • 12-2-2000 - New exhaust system (2.5" dual system flowing though Flowmaster 2-chamber mufflers)
  • 12-2-2000 - New rims (solid aluminum racing)
  • 12-2-2000 - New rear tires
    • BF Goodrich Radial T/A
    • P255-60R15
  • 12-23-2000 - Installed vacuum ventilation system
  • 12-23-2000 - Changed power steering pump for manual steering
  • 12-26-2000 - Front-end alignment and tire balancing
  • 1-1-2001 - Replaced timing cover gaskets
  • 1-3-2001 - Replaced oil pump with standard pressure one
  • 1-3-2001 - Replaced oil pan gaskets
  • 1-12-2001 - Replaced starter
  • 1-13-2001 - Replaced alternator
  • 1-14-2001 - Replaced keylock ignition
  • 1-15-2001 - Replaced starter (again)
  • 1-21-2001 - Replaced timing cover
  • 2-10-2001 - Replaced rear shocks
  • 2-27-2001 - Replaced distributor
  • 3-4-2001 - Replaced intake manifold gaskets
  • 3-10-2001 - Installed Edelbrock triangular open air filter (until I get my cowl hood for the 14")
  • 5-17-2001 - Installed valve seals on heads
  • 5-17-2001 - Installed Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold
  • 5-17-2001 - Had clutches in transmission replaced
  • 5-29-2001 - Swapped heads with stock ones
  • 6-2-2001 - Cowl induction hood installed
  • 6-2-2001 - Painted car primer black
  • 7-6-2001 - Stock 200-4R transmission installed
  • 9-1-2001 - B&M Transpak installed
  • 9-8-2001 - Front swaybar removed
  • 2-1-2002 - Rear tires swapped
    • Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pro
    • 26 x 10.5
  • 6-10-2002 - Finished installing rebuilt rear end
    • Richmond 2-series 4.10 ring and pinion
    • 2-series clutch posi unit
    • Stock axles
    • New bearings and seals
  • 9-23-2002 - New engine installed
  • 9-29-2002 - Cam changed (other had dead cylinder)
  • 12-7-2002 - New lifters installed
  • 1-x-2003 - Carburetor rebuilt
  • 5-2-2003 - Spark plug wires replaced with another set of Accel 8.8mm
  • 5-4-2003 - Intake manifold replaced with Holley Street Dominator and 4-hole 1" stacker
  • 5-4-2003 - New cap and rotor
  • 5-x-2003 - Purchased Centerline Convo Pro rims and tires
  • 9-13-2003 - New engine installed
  • 10-19-2003 - Replaced heater core
  • 11-22-2003 - Stock 200-4R transmission installed
  • 11-28-2003 - Installed electric fan
  • 12-12-2003 - Wired in a remote solenoid
  • 12-17-2003 - Changed out starter and installed starter heat shield
  • 1-2-2004 - Changed electric fan with bigger unit
    • Flex-a-Lite 16" electric fan
    • 1,850 CFM rated airflow
    • 13.4 Amp load
  • x-x-2005 - Changed out radiator
  • x-x-2005 - Installed 18" electric fan
  • x-x-2005 - New engine installed
  • 2-x-2007 - New Moser axles
  • 2-x-2007 - New rear end stud plate
  • 3-x-2007 - ENGINE SOLD
  • 10-x-2007 - '85 SS SOLD
 


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