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Old 12-23-2015, 02:19 PM
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Hi everyone, it has been a long time since I have logged in. I finally got my 87 Monte SS going. I fired the car up exactly seven year to the date that I bought the car. I replaced the interior engine, transmission, and am in the process of building a 12 bolt for it.

Well I got a chance to take it to the track on the last weekend in October. I had to behave with it because it still has the factory 7.5 3:73 limited slip with 167,000 miles on it. But had a great time. It was a cold S.O.B. that day. 50 degrees with a steady 20-25 mph wind with gusts to 40. On the track is was a dead on head wind.

I took it easy on the car due to the rear end, so 2,200-2,500 launches were all I was willing to do with the slicks. I didn't want to take a chance on breaking an axle and taking out a quarter. That will change with the 12 bolt and a better driveshaft.

I was pleasantly surprised with a few consistent passes of 13.3-13.6 at around 103.3-103.6 with 1.8 second 60 foot times and .188-.205 reaction times. I don't think that was to horrible for a first time for me or the car at any track.

It isn't going to set the world on fire, but for a car I put around town with, commute 100 mile round trip to work at 20+ mpg, and have actually taken to get groceries, I think it was a good outing.

With the 12 bolt, 4:10 gears, stronger axles, some weight moved around, and stronger driveshaft (that is also balanced better than the one in the car) allowing a 4,000 or so launch, I am hoping to see closer to a 12.5-12.6 at around 110-112.
 
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Wow, sounds great given the wind and you trying to be cautious. I can only dream of 1.8 60ft's LOL
 
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:32 PM
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I was real nervous about a lot of things as it was my first time. The burn out box made me a nervous, the car wheel hopped pretty bad when first dumping the clutch to warm up the tires.
 
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:22 PM
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Congrats!!! Awesome times with a dead on head wind!!!
 
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:17 PM
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Sorry, I was off on the 60 foot times. They were 2.0-2.2. I got thinking about it and checked my slips. I would put a pic of a couple of the time slips but don't know how to get them on here from my phone.
 
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what kind of trannie are you running
 
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:47 AM
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I did a T56 transplant.
 
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did they sell a kit for your car or help you get all the parts for a trouble free install. nothing worse than getting halfway thru an install and finding you don't have the right part or bracket and have to wait 6 months to a year before the comp. gets around to eng. a part for your ride. that is why alot of people will give up on there project, to much hassel or money to have to deal with.
 
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:54 AM
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I got the T56 from a 97 Z28. I didn't have any kit for the swap. I bought the clutch pedal and crossmember, other than that I did the fabrication of brackets, braces, supports, and guards. The bracket for the clutch master I made to bolt behind the brake booster and fits the firewall. I cut it out of 3/16 plate steel.
 

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