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Chuck’s 1985 Monte Carlo SS

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Currently, Chuck’s ’85 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS shows 36,000 miles since it rolled off the showroom floor at Chapman Chevrolet on February 19, 1985.  Chuck just happened to be the person to drive it home.  He still owns the Monte Carlo to this day.  It has been cared for so well, the factory interior is still original.

In 2001, the paint was freshened up with a two stage process in the factory color.

Not having much joy for mid 80’s factory drivetrains, Chuck says it was “junk” and needed to go.  He replaced it was a 383 ci engine with an forged Eagle / J&E rotating assembly.  A Competition Cams valve train puts the air/fuel mixture into the chambers after it passes through a set of RHS heads fed by an Edelbrock SMI carburetor / intake.  A Moroso oil system ensures everything that spins stays well lubricated.

The 450 or so horsepower are fed to the Currie 9 inch rear end through a Hughes 200 4 R transmission.


A Ron Davis radiator makes sure the SS runs cool on the road.

When Chuck is looking at the underside while it’s on his lift he says it reminds him of his old Chevelle SS.

Race ready the car runs over the scales at 3,680 pounds and will easily run 12 second passes all day long.

The Monte is equipped with full power.  This awesome driver gets 21 mpg on the freeway with the A/C on, cruise control set and tunes playing in the background.  Chuck and the family take it on long cruises whenever they can.

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