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Old 09-12-2014, 05:11 PM
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It's amazing how much g body stuff is available now!
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:16 PM
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It's amazing how much g body stuff is available now!
thank god,like camaro's are all that!
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:19 PM
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Yeah ,, I've had my camaro fix already lol
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:38 AM
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X2 /\ /\

I've had six of them (Camaros), Tons of Blazers, C10s, 20, and even a couple C30s. This is my first G though. I am LOVING it! Fell in love with this body style on a test drive looking to trade off one of my SWB C10s a few years ago and have been chasing them ever since! I just wish I had noticed these cars earlier on.

There hard to find in decent shape, not raged out or defiled into dirt track cars.
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:30 PM
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Thanks. How does that Monte ride with that big block in it? Seems like it would throw the weight bias off a lot to the front.
My Bu has a big block/ th-400 and when I had it scaled the weight bias was 54.4/45.6 front to rear. Not too bad for my combo and it does big wheelies now.
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:38 PM
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My Bu has a big block/ th-400 and when I had it scaled the weight bias was 54.4/45.6 front to rear. Not too bad for my combo and it does big wheelies now.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:13 AM
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:20 AM
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Well about another hour I will have my engine and trans ready to pull. Then all the new gaskets and seals, visual inspection. I will also install my new xmember and so on.
OK, so fast forward to today (Monday). This was a nightmare job that went way harder than it should have. So instead of a leak free running car I still have a blown apart yard ornament. . So all and all it was a good thing I pulled the engine out. Wew what a mess. After a full can of HD decreaser and about an hour with the 3500 psi pressure washer I got the engine and engine bay clean.
Then the "fun" started. I found where someone either didn't use antifreeze or used stop leak at some point. Then the holes in the valve covers, broken bolts, missing gaskets and some of the strongest KING KONG gripping super satanic silicone stuff that took hours to remove. This stuff was in places that it should not have been! I did however have a few highlights along the way. The engine looks really good inside.

So Instead of using the half broken bolts I Pulled out of it. I decided to go for broke and picked up a set of ARP engine bolt kit and a set of GM performance valve covers black wrinkle with red lettering. Starting to look good. I messed up and did not paint the tins before I put then back on. So now I get to tape everything off. BOOOOOO!

I will post just a few pictures but I have over 40 of just this. So if anyone needs them I can either post specifics or email.
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:24 AM
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You can see where the assholes didn't even remove the old gasket material (hum, i wonder why I have oil leaks). This half assed work irritates me. LOL

The oil pan was bent up pretty good too I have a few pictures of how I fixed that too
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:41 PM
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:56 PM
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wow all that work,just to put the boring 350 back inclean up the bay and park it till you can cop a 3rd gen efi ls engine!!!believe me, the bu will return the"favor"
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:18 PM
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yea a lot of people half ass stuff,just makes you feel better about what you do to correct the butchery they're soooo proud of.looking good.
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:05 PM
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Thanks guys. Yea it would be nice to have an LS or something better but letting it sit is not an option. I'll drive a banging old tired 350 before I let another vehicle just sit and waste away. I will have a conversation of some sort but she and I will be tearing up some pavement til then.

Thanks for all the feed back. Much appreciated!
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:50 AM
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Had a busy week at work so not much was done to her this week. I should have the engine and trans back in it tonight and running by Saturday night. (Working Saturday).
Picked up a Holley fuel pump at a swap meet and I am thinking of using that in stead of buying a new stocker. Not sure how I feel of that just yet but if it works good deal, if not, well it was only 10 bucks.
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:11 PM
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The holley pumps are good... I ran 10.60s at the track with one lol
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