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Zach V
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:42 pm    Post subject: New Here Reply with quote

Hi my name is Zach. I am from Wichita Kansas.
I am fixing to get a 1978 Chevy Monza Wagon from my grandpa which I plan to completely redo and put a Chevy 350 small block in it.

I hope this is a place that offers good help and advice. I am looking forward to being a member here.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome. Sounds like a cool project.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope it turns out the way I want it too.

I am looking forward to this project.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are your goals with it?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i am going to put a 350 small block in it with the 350 4 speed manual transmission. I am going to use the ford 9inch rear end in it. and eventually i would like to supercharge it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds nice. I mean, do you want to race it, or just enjoy driving it around, show it etc

As far as I know they still sell mount and header kits for them- my buddy had a 1980 Monza Spyder many years ago but it just had the 3.8 and a 4 speed. He bought mounts and headers but never went SBC with it before he sold it off (which he regrets)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the above will drive it around take it to shows and the track.

I have found everything i need to mount the engine and transmission but i have yet to find the transmission or an exhaust that will fit perfectly i will have to do a lot of custom work but it will be worth it.

Also i still need to find gauges and figure out how to wire everything.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also haven't figured out which headers i want either.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exhaust shouldnt be too bad. They made those cars with 4 speeds in them- but I am not sure if a SBC bolts up to a 3.8 buick saginaw or if theres a way around that etc

Sorry so vague, just the tidbits I recall from 12 years ago.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am pretty sure that I have found a motor mount kit for it.
Thank you greatly for your input and help.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the site Zack. I have noticed you have been dredging up a few old posts which is ok; but please no all caps. Under the Julie Childs rules of Eat a Cat, or was that etiquette by Amy Van Buren, any way all caps is akin to shouting, and my wife doesn't visit this board.

If you have any questions you want answered ask anew as we are for the most part fairly experienced, and love to explain how to make horsepower without ad money influencing our recommendations (some guys here seem to refuse to buy anything and make their own car parts from scratch.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sure I will need help.
Seeing as this is my first project and i am kinda new to working on cars.

I am only 19 so i have plenty of time to learn but the way i see it the earlier the better.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Dave wrote:
Welcome to the site Zack. I have noticed you have been dredging up a few old posts which is ok; but please no all caps. Under the Julie Childs rules of Eat a Cat, or was that etiquette by Amy Van Buren, any way all caps is akin to shouting, and my wife doesn't visit this board.

If you have any questions you want answered ask anew as we are for the most part fairly experienced, and love to explain how to make horsepower without ad money influencing our recommendations (some guys here seem to refuse to buy anything and make their own car parts from scratch.

Big Dave



I DIDN'T SEE CAPS? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you everyone for being so welcoming!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zach, if memory serves there was a monza available with a small block in it so headers should be out there somewhere. As for the 4 speed, I would stay away from any that came from a v-6 car if you plan on making any kind of horses in the future....just my 2 cents & BTW I'm a newbie here too
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