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Old 01-22-2003, 09:01 PM
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Post 85-87 Monte Carlo SS....good builders?

I have always like the way these cars look.

Been looking into them, and I am considering getting on. They are pretty damn cheap, even in excellent condition they are bargains.

Would this be a good car to throw a 400hp/450tq engine in? Hehe. (Just a guesstimate in power)

Also, what kinda of rear ends do they have in them? Is it the 7.5" 10 bolt or the 8.5"??

Looking for a good car to build up....want to be able to cruise it on the street but be able to pull 11's or 12's on the strip. (doesnt have to be street legal cuz where I live, Emmissions not required)

Just thought id get your opinions for the hell of it.

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If its ever seen snow get down on the ground and look at the frame under the trunk there notorious for that.Evan my 78 needs work back there.
They are nice cars my 78 rides nice They are a little tractionless you might wanna put traction bars or something.For rears they got the 7.5" 10bolt with the 26sline axles not very strong most of the guys on the SS site swap to a GN or T-type regal rear.
Go to www.montecarloss.com in there bullatin board they have a section for Montes For Sale and Parts for sale allot of guys are selling whole cars less engine in the parts section.
Also check the passenger side floors the heater boxes all leak on these and some of the passenger side floors go.
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G body doors like to rust alot too so check the bottom of the doors.
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