Super Chevy
Click here to find out more!

1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - twoblackmontes

"SS454 Resto Mod"

1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1
Owner:   twoblackmontes
Year: 1971
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Monte Carlo
Est.Horsepower: 500
Page Views: 383
Comments: 0 Comments
Ratings: 0 votes   Login to rate
twoblackmontes has other ride profile(s):
This is my 1971 Monte Carlo. Originally, it was a 350/TH350 A/C Florida car with a bench seat and a mustard yellow factory color called Placer Gold. I got it as a Royal Blue running disaster with two 1980's Camaro bucket seats and a butchered pistol grip shifter sticking out from between the ragged up half loose seats. The dash was typically cracked and the headliner gone (the ribs were still in place). The engine ran rough as I soon discovered low compression in two cylinders. The year was 2007 and I had other priorities so it went to a body shop were nothing was done for over a year and the engine went to a shop that eventually closed due to the economy back in 08. In between, I managed to get some patchwork, cutting out some of the Bondo on the fenders and quarter panels but not much else. The car ended up in primer under a car cover for years in my driveway. Along the way I started and finished a 1986 Monte SS that got a lot of attention in the car shows and ended up selling at a decent price. I then decided to go a head and purchase an ATK remanufactured 454 and took it Bullfrog Performance in Zephyrhills, FL were it got fitted with high flow heads, cam lifters, rockers, a racing Edelbrock intake manifold and a Quick Fuel 750 CFM four barrel carburetor. The engine was fitted with long tube headers. The interior was dismantled, re-finished, covered in sound deadner (GT Matt) and re-carpeted with new padding and a factory correct carpet. I bought a non-shifter steering column from another 71 Monte that came with the correct steering wheel as I had an aftermarket one that had to go. The same guy had a complete center console with the horseshoe shifter which I also purchased. Last year I had the car painted Placer Gold but I could not stand the yellow and soon after, I had it painted black to match the 86. This year I started the assembly of the interior as the engine was being completed. I got a dash pad from junkyard across the bay in St Petersburg as well as some finishing chrome details, door straps, sun visor and a correct mirror. The engine was finished and sent to a friend's shop in South Tampa were the entire front end was first done followed by the engine being dropped. I ended up canning the old tranny for a Monster 700R4 rated for 700HP just to be on the safe side and for highway driving which was never a fun experience with the original set up. Right before it was finished I ordered a set of 20 inch polished Showwheels Streeters. 20X10 in the rear and 20X8 in the front for a staggered classic muscle car  look. The engine is still on break in and is super strong. As in stronger than anything I've ever driven before. The picture was shot in front of my house in beautiful Tampa, FL. Hope you like it.
No one has commented on this ride yet. Why not be the first to leave a comment?

User Name
   Remember Me
:ooo: :D
:o :mad:
:confused: :shocked:
:cool: :)
:crazy: :smirk:
:( :p
:grin: ;)
Instructions: Highlight word or phrase and click button to add desired formatting to text
1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
- pickup79girl
1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
- twoblackmontes
Baddest Monte SS in Tampa
1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
- twoblackmontes
Mean 86 SS Monte
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
- Intimidator_SS
QuickTrick Portable and Compact Alignment Systems Now Available
Recently, the introduction of a hot new product that allows consumers to perform their own front... more
BRODIX has two new heads that are built to make power!
 BRODIX a company known for making serious power has two new cylinder heads to help you build the... more
Winner of 2013 Corvette Dream Giveaway Announced
James DeGreve of Moline, Illinois, was named winner of the 2013 Corvette Dream Giveaway this week.... more
Raybestos Enlists Schwartz Performance for 2014 Project Car Build
When Raybestos Brakes and Suspension Components set out to plan its 2014 project car build, the... more
Anyone after a big block Monte Carlo? 1972, all matching 402, COLD AC
1968 Camaro - Luby Chevrolet
copy/paste the IMG code.... more
1968 Camaro - Luby Chevrolet
I have some pics of the 1968 Boss Lady Luby's Camaro..I can't figure out how to post pictures on... more
Super Chevy
Super Chevy