'88 Monte SS Green Machine

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'88 Monte SS Green Machine

Post by Donutboy97 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:53 pm

Well, it's been a while since Ive been on the forums, and I guess I never had a build thread. I will have to go back and update for all the mods that have been done, but I think my latest mod may just be my biggest (it's definitely the most expensive).

Gone will be the original 305 and thanks to Dave for bending over backwards :lol: :lol: :lol: picked up my new Blueprint 355

I'll get pics up later...

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Post by twomanymontes » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:22 pm

LOL! Yeah Get one it!!!

By the way. Matt says leave the painting to him. He did some work on your Master Cylinder cover and started :roll: , LOL!
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Re: '88 Monte SS Green Machine

Post by battmann » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:33 pm

What are you doing with the old 305? I just picked up a '84 trans am and am debating getting it back on the road. It's got a 305 that's been sitting with the top end off for years.

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Re: '88 Monte SS Green Machine

Post by Donutboy97 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:03 pm

Ok, here are the pics

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309 hp and 383 ft-lbs. Should be a nice cruiser...

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Post by twomanymontes » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:55 pm

LOL! I guess my cheap ass flip phone takes halfway decent pics!

And at almost 310HP it will pretty much double the power!
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Post by petegee77 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:18 am

Nice to see the thread.Good pics too.
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Post by twomanymontes » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:01 pm

Pretty sure I now have all the parts for the swap. I will start assembly this week to get it ready for the swap. Really hoping the weather stays warm for a bit.
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Post by petegee77 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:31 pm

twomanymontes wrote:Pretty sure I now have all the parts for the swap. I will start assembly this week to get it ready for the swap. Really hoping the weather stays warm for a bit.
Looks like you're SOL with the weather staying warm. :(
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Post by twomanymontes » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:14 pm

Yeah, I'm thinking the same thing.
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Post by twomanymontes » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:05 pm

Saturday is the day! Hoping the weather will be decent.

Already have the water pump and the balancer installed. I have to take the fuel pump plate and pushrod out of my old motor and get that cleaned and installed Tuesday along with the fuel pump.

I've got training classes Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. So It's going to be a long week for me. I'll be pretty beat by Sunday, LOL!
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Post by petegee77 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:49 pm

twomanymontes wrote:Saturday is the day! Hoping the weather will be decent.

Already have the water pump and the balancer installed. I have to take the fuel pump plate and pushrod out of my old motor and get that cleaned and installed Tuesday along with the fuel pump.

I've got training classes Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. So It's going to be a long week for me. I'll be pretty beat by Sunday, LOL!
Sounds as busy as last week.
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Post by twomanymontes » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:51 pm

Pete, I'm always busy. You know that!
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Post by twomanymontes » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:12 pm

Well, the weather held out and the motor installation went fairly smooth. BUT, as always some things just don't go as planned. Some of the parts were not right which put us behind a bit. And there were some coolant plugs and bolts that just wouldn't come out. But we managed around it. Took 11 hours from start to firing it. Then a few more hours taking care of small issues like leaks and misfires. Put everything back together and added some re enforcement bars to the rad support and the rear frame. All in all, it went pretty good. Tim will post some pics when he gets a chance. Were both pretty beat
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Re: '88 Monte SS Green Machine

Post by battmann » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:13 pm

That's good news. You'll always run into some issues but sounds like they were pretty minor.
Tim must be pretty excited.

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Re: '88 Monte SS Green Machine

Post by Donutboy97 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:07 pm

Well, this past weekend I was able to get the new motor installed thanks to some help with my friends. Was also able to get some other things installed too..




Old 305 being striped to be removed.

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out with the old...

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in with the new...




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also got to install the cutlass radiator cross bars

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also got the UMI Performance Shock Tower Brace in..

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Also got some more goodies installed but need to take pics of those.

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Post by twomanymontes » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:47 pm

It was a challenge, but lots of fun too. I will have to make a few adjustments after Tim gets some miles on it.

I'm pretty sure Tim has lost any thoughts of becoming a mechanic after this weekend, LOL!
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Re: '88 Monte SS Green Machine

Post by Donutboy97 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:33 am

lol, yup... I enjoy cars and working on them... but when it comes to being a professional... I'll stick to my day job lmao!!!

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Post by twomanymontes » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:28 pm

LOL!, That's what I'm here for Brother!
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Post by petegee77 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:40 pm

Thanks for the pics Tim. New mill sure looks nice.
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Re: '88 Monte SS Green Machine

Post by petegee77 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:41 pm

twomanymontes wrote:It was a challenge, but lots of fun too. I will have to make a few adjustments after Tim gets some miles on it.

I'm pretty sure Tim has lost any thoughts of becoming a mechanic after this weekend, LOL!
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