zeke's Monza

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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby SOLSAKS » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:45 pm

I have been away from this site for too long.

I remembered this build

just read thru many pages

great job

wish I had your mechanical skills

this has got to be one of the baddest monzas on the planet !

I agree SEM MAKES A GREAT PRODUCT.

the Spyder horn button is eye candy !!!

I did a 77 Monza, had same issue with room beside gas pedal

still got to fix that.

great build. :D

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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby 79MonzaSpyder » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:47 am

Hey Dave, not to bust zeke’s thread but did you get you Monza running?
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:25 pm

Thanks Dave!

More progress! Brake adjuster worked good once I rerouted the ECM harness out of that area. Got rid of the mechanical slop, brakes bled and working now. Dash / interior assembly continues.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby HI WINDING MONZA » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:44 pm

Since you do such excellent work, have you considered restoring HBodies as a job?

Not many out there that can do it..

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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby cjbiagi » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:31 am

How many H body guys would pay for the100's or 1000's of hours it would take to restore one? Six figure H body? LOL
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:41 am

Thanks Doug, you must be who asked on FB

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Finally got my A/C lines sorted out I think. Buddy Ron dropped over with his 91 Caprice Classic one day and I took some pics. Same model of car that I got the compressor bracket from. Lines are going to work out altho it may mean unbolting the compressor to remove the valve cover. Trade-off I am willing to make as I really didn't want aftermarket AC lines for the theme of this project. Blower motor R&R may be difficult too but it's new anyways

Larger Caprice car means the the comp. discharge line now reaches the condenser that got moved forward. I lengthened the OE liquid line by having a piece of alum. tubing tigged into it way back many pages.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:23 am

Hose came with these parts and no instructions. The thicker seals on the top left seemed to be the correct ones. Not sure what the bushings are for, maybe there are diff styles of compressors.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby Monza Harry » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:11 pm

zeke wrote: Finally got my A/C lines sorted out I think. Buddy Ron dropped over with his 91 Caprice Classic one day and I took some pics. Same model of car that I got the compressor bracket from. Lines are going to work out although it may mean unbolting the compressor to remove the valve cover. Trade-off I am willing to make as I really didn't want aftermarket AC lines for the theme of this project. Blower motor R&R may be difficult too but it's new anyways

I think that is standard fair on an H-Body Chris, the early ones had that axial compressor that pretty muck covered the whole right side of the motor, oh and weighed as much as the "Titanic" try holding that with your right hand while change the spark plugs. I Don't Think So! LOL! :bang: Harry
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:21 pm

Yeah Harry typical H issues and lots of other cars - got to unbolt this to get at that scenarios.

ENGINE IS ALIVE AGAIN CLICK HERE FOR 8 SECOND CLIP

I call it a gen 1.5 SBC - 350 4 bolt, TRW forged flat tops, TBI top end from a 95 G3500, Sanderson headers, Crane cam & springs 270, Harland Sharp, MSD bla bla bla
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby NVEGAR8D » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:27 pm

Hi Chris, Looks like it always belonged there :th: :th:
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby 79MonzaSpyder » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:14 am

Sounds good Chris and it looks like it came from the factory like that. Nice job.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Fri May 01, 2020 11:26 pm

Thanks guys!

Marker fixture refurb
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby Monza Harry » Sun May 03, 2020 10:02 am

Ok Chris we NEED way more details on the disassembly, what did you use to open them up,
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did they warp after opening? Did you have the "Chrome" re-done? Simple model cement for reattachment? I love and use the "Gravity Clamp system" all the time! :th: I have a NOS one, and one I thought was nice until you see them side be each I either will need a NOS of the second side or undertake what you just did. Harry P.S. Any tips from anyone on controlling the size of my attached pic's, [PM me so as we don't pollute Zeke's thread and I'll post it to the appropriate thread, there is a sticky] This one is huge! Thanx!
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Sun May 03, 2020 9:02 pm

I used a Dremel tool with a #409 cutoff wheel to cut the fused plastic. No warpage. I "painted" each edge with clear silicone and stuck them together. Same procedure for dash vents - got to cut the ultrasonic welds apart to replace the open cell foam strips.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Sun May 03, 2020 9:05 pm

Tail light fixtures refurbished. (didn't need to take them apart)
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