I combined all the old pages of my site onto this page. I eliminated some of the old pictures in order to speed up the delivery of this page.
Hello. Here is my 1987 Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe. I purchased the car in August 2001 from the second owner in Florida. The car had 61000 miles.
This is what she looked like when I first got her home. She was a nice clean driver, but I could not leave well enough alone! I just had to have a new motor. I really need some bigger wheels. The new motor shelled the old tranny. If you go fast you must have big brakes. Might as well paint it again too. The list goes on and on!!
I have changed many things in the last year. I installed some front brakes from an 1998-2004 Vette on the front. Look how small the original rotors look thru my wheels.
Here are all the old parts along with all the new front end parts. I just about wiped out the checkbook that day.
Here are two pictures comparing the old and new rotors.
UPDATE: Jan 25, 2005
I am getting ready to install a set of rear disc brakes from a 2000 F body. They should fill out the rear wheels nicely.
I also just completed the rear frame notch. I cut the outer frame rails and moved them in about an inch. Now I should be able to tuck some larger wheels underneath the wheel well! 17x9.5s with a 295 series tire are coming before June 2005.
I also added a B&M Super cooler this week. The car looks funny without the nose.
After 5 hours of finger mashing work I installed my rebuilt 2004R tranny today. It has all the goodies including a shift kit, the nice billet servo and the 3500RPM TCI lockup convertor.
Here are a few pictres after I spent 3 days hand sanding and waxing the 17 year old paint. I also spent a few hours on the wheels too!
Pictures of NMCOA page 4 and 5.
.Here is my original 305 CI, 180HP, 240TQ, small block chevy engine. It did not burn or leak a drop of oil when I pulled it out at 74600 miles.
Here is my new Stroker small block engine. I took the easy route and had a friend who owns a machine shop put this together for me. These pictures were taken before I unloaded her from my truck. I still have some tuning to do on my new motor. The motor has new rods and pistons and I had the rotating assembly balanced. I also bought World S/R heads and then had them massaged a little! Hooker headers coated by Jet Hot help eliminate the burnt fuel. They are the smog legal variety. They are the best fitting headers I have ever used. I also installed an Edlebrock Performer intake. The motor has 10.25/1 compression so a new mini starter was needed to turn over the engine and clear the full length headers. The new starter only weighs 9lbs instead of the 15 of the original. Horsepower sells magazines, torque moves heavy cars! The engine looks like stock doesn't it. All the smog equipment is in place including the converter. Someday a MPFI system might replace the carb, but for now I am going to spend my money on the rear brakes.
Here is my first Monte SS. It was an 86 that I bought for $500 back in 1992. I paid to much for it back then. I had a mild 400SB with a 700R4 in there. The color was 1991 GM Torch Red. She was a fun car. until a friend wrecked it!
The white one I bought in 1999 from the original owner in Oklahoma. It was a 108000 mile car. Very clean, but I had to sell her when I got married. . She was completely stock except I put 255/50 tires on the stock rims. They looked good but were way too wide for 7 inch rims.
Here are a few pics of my current Aero.
These pictures were taken in Decatur, IL on June 11, 2005 at the 20th NMCOA convention. It was a fun show. Thanks to those that planned the convention.
If you see a picture of your car and you want some info posted I would be happy to add it here. If you see a picture of you SS here and you want it removed Email me.
I wanted to snap a picture of my Aero next to a couple other SS's.
Next thing I knew we had 13 of them lined up!
My Aero parked next to an original black and gold Aero. Notice how much lower mine sits.
Before it was over we had 22 cars grouped together.
Here is a sweet 3rd Gen.
Another slick SS. The only one at the show running bags.
Here I am loaded up getting ready to leave NMCOA #20.
I just want to say MY car did not leave any of these marks. The names of those involved have been forgotten to protect the guilty!
These pictures were taken near the NMCOA convention, but had no direct connection to the show.
Is there a fire? Boy there is a lot of smoke!
I see that cool looking black SS with the ZR1s, but I do not see any tire smoke. J/K 200KSS.
UPDATE: August 22,2005
Here are a few shots of her disassembled before I took her to the shop.
I will install a new interior and new weatherstrip when the car comes back from paint!
Here are a few shots of my Aero at the shop.
The green car is a number matching 1969 Mustang Fastback with airconditioning. The car in the booth is a 1980 TA.
Taped, sealed and ready for paint in the booth!
AUGUST 31, 2005. Painted, let the buffing begin!
Sept 3, 2005 Everything has been painted. I have started the reassmebly stage!
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 10, 2005
Here are a few shots home from the shop. The car is dirty from compound dust and road grim from the 30 mile drive home.
Look at that reflection. Too bad the guy in the picture is so darn ugly.
I went to my first local show today. Got second out of 8 cars in my classs. Not bad for no interior. The paint looks great in the sun.
The reflection you see in on a car that is about 20 feet away.
Here are a few quick pics from today's show.