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08-28-2019 11:55 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
probably with all the emissions and junk they would be harder to work on,,i had a couple of vegas ,,one with a 327 anf hilborn injection and another with a sbc 400 and 2 4s they were not bad to work on ,,but I was younger I would not want to change an air filter now,,lol,

I am trying to find a picture of Annie (My Wife ) doing a full power launch
with the 327 in it..i will post it..
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I haven't found pictures with wheels up in the air yet,,but this is 2 of the cars the Red one is the 327 with hilborn injection an a power glide.. the Green one is a 400 (406 ) 2 4s and turbo 350,,
08-28-2019 08:39 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Ok for chevy I would guess a 262 which came in the Monza,,The monte carlo and a Vega Wagon ,but not the car,,mabe in others
I missed this by 1 minute,,lol
08-28-2019 02:29 AM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Vega and Monza inner fenders are not removeable they are part of the structure of the unibody.
Right. I missed that part earlier...
08-27-2019 08:08 PM
496CHEVY3100 probably with all the emissions and junk they would be harder to work on,,i had a couple of vegas ,,one with a 327 anf hilborn injection and another with a sbc 400 and 2 4s they were not bad to work on ,,but I was younger I would not want to change an air filter now,,lol,

I am trying to find a picture of Annie (My Wife ) doing a full power launch
with the 327 in it..i will post it..
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08-27-2019 05:50 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Vega and Monza inner fenders are not removeable they are part of the structure of the unibody.
My understanding of it was one engine mount through bolt could come out to make it possible with mere mortals' tools. On a 305. I only know (of) that trivia tidbit because Dad had one for a few days as a loaner when I was budding automotively.
08-27-2019 02:11 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by RWENUTS View Post
Wasnít the Monzaís other claim to fame the limited access to the spark plugs.
Required engine be lifted or inner fender removed for replacement. I donít remember exactly which.
Vega and Monza inner fenders are not removeable they are part of the structure of the unibody.
08-27-2019 01:53 PM
496CHEVY3100
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I know they had their V-8 in 1915. I saw one in the Lemay Museum in Seattle. Only one I've ever seen.

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Lawson Chevrolet had one on display in the showroom,, it was a Huge car,,
08-27-2019 01:35 PM
cozwurth
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Wasnít the Monzaís other claim to fame the limited access to the spark plugs.
Required engine be lifted or inner fender removed for replacement. I donít remember exactly which.
Yeah, that's what they said. I built a V-8 Vega using all Monza parts, and I could change the plugs in less than an hour. No engine mount or exhaust disassembly required. IIRC, #5 was a royal pain since it was behind the steering shaft, but came out. I've worked on cars that were worse. My daughter's 95 Z-28 for one. By the way, no Vega ever came from the factory with a V-8, wagon or otherwise.

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08-27-2019 12:10 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
They could have kept the design of the 288 cu in 1915-1919 some refrences say 1916 -1919,,but any way the plugs were mounted on top near the edge of the intake,,but they would have to do something with the valve covers,,
I know they had their V-8 in 1915. I saw one in the Lemay Museum in Seattle. Only one I've ever seen.

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08-27-2019 10:32 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Old wives tale. Said the same thing about 390 mustangs, Corvettes and anything tight. I still have my Mac 36" 3/8" extension. That and a Apex wobble socket, they came out.

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They could have kept the design of the 288 cu in 1915-1919 some refrences say 1916 -1919,,but any way the plugs were mounted on top near the edge of the intake,,but they would have to do something with the valve covers,,
08-26-2019 07:06 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by RWENUTS View Post
Wasnít the Monzaís other claim to fame the limited access to the spark plugs.
Required engine be lifted or inner fender removed for replacement. I donít remember exactly which.
Old wives tale. Said the same thing about 390 mustangs, Corvettes and anything tight. I still have my Mac 36" 3/8" extension. That and a Apex wobble socket, they came out.

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08-26-2019 06:55 PM
RWENUTS Wasn’t the Monza’s other claim to fame the limited access to the spark plugs.
Required engine be lifted or inner fender removed for replacement. I don’t remember exactly which.
08-26-2019 06:44 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
I remembered the 262. I just couldn't remember what years.
1975-76. Two years only. Hang onto your hats! 110 hp!!!

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08-26-2019 02:09 PM
harposrepair I remembered the 262. I just couldn't remember what years.
08-26-2019 02:00 PM
boothboy
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Everything I've found about Chevrolet v8 engines are the one built from 1916-1918. All references to specifically the "small block" date from it's inception in 1955. In 1976, Chevrolet introduced the "small block" in the Monza for only 2 years at 262 cu in.
Yep, the good old 262 Chevy. It was also found in the Pontiac Ventura.

Before someone asks, 1941 was just in there so someone didn't come up with the 1915 V8

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