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Old 04-25-2005, 07:03 AM
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80's Monte Carlo SS

How hard would it be for me to find an 80 something monte carlo ss with a 4.3 v6 and a standard tranny?
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Very hard... The SS was not equipped with a V6...
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and, I betcha 99%, if not all of them came with automatics.
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When you say 99% probably came with automatics are you talking about monte carlos or 4.3's?

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Also what is the difference between the Monte Carlo and the Monte Carl SS?

would one of these cars be really high on insurance? i'm 17
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When you say 99% probably came with automatics are you talking about monte carlos or 4.3's?
Both and it's more like 99.99%, in fact any G-body with a manual trans is extremely rare. 4.3 S-10's can be found with a manual trans but even those are an oddity.

Insurance for a Monte SS that old shouldn't be any different than a regular Monte. I know there was no difference between a '95 Z34 and a '95 LS for our teenager. Both were high but because of his age not the car.
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Old 04-25-2005, 12:22 PM
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i just went to geico.com and it would be about 1200 a year for me. About what I was paying on my truck.
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Old 04-25-2005, 12:23 PM
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How hard would it be to put a standard transmission in a monte?

I want a monte but I dont like automatics
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How hard would it be to put a standard transmission in a monte?

I want a monte but I dont like automatics

All the clutch stuff from a 78-87 Malibu will fit.......lots of them around, I believe.
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How hard would it be to put a standard transmission in a monte?

I want a monte but I dont like automatics
The degree of difficulty would be high if your mechanical ability is not up to snuff. But even that shouldn't stop you from trying.
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All the clutch stuff from a 78-87 Malibu will fit.......lots of them around, I believe.
They're out there, mostly in El Caminos but I sure wouldn't say there's "lots" of them at least not around here. I've only seen a handful in the past 27 years and even back in the late 70's it was a big deal to find one. I've seen one '79 Malibu Classic with a factory 305 4 speed and maybe half a dozen El Caminos and one of those was a brand new "Royal Knight".
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would I have to put a mechanical clutch in or could I put a hydraulic one in?

what standard transmission would be a good one to put in if I do end up getting a monte.
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but I'd stick to auto if I were you. I know auto sucks but in a car like a monte it's not really worth putting in a manual in my opinion. But if you really want one go ahead, it's your car. It'd be very cool to see a manual monte or g-body for that matter.




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I had also thought about turning my automatic El Camino into a Manual, but I have only seen G-body with a stick and it was a 3-speed. You could do it if you wanted. I would imagine a hydraulic clutch would be easier on the install, but I have no idea what it takes to fabricate everything up for a hydraulic cylinder.
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As far as last gen G-bodies with standards, 1978 was the only year you could get a Malibu or an El Camino with a manual transmission. Although they are pretty scarce.
I've never seen or known of a Monte Carlo or a Mailbu with a standard, but I've seen a few El Camino's with them.
Another note, 1978 was the only year you could get a 350 in an last gen El Camino (as opposed to a 305 as the v8 option) also.
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