zeke's Monza

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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby spencerforhire » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:10 pm

if anyone is looking for a small diameter booster on the cheap, I think the original application for the 7" one is S-10. So when you're in the junkyard scrounging axles and front spindles, grab the booster as well.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:41 am

Got the electronics and wiring tidied up, it's busy under there!

Major pain to slide the column with shaft back into place :cuss: Two person job - thanks dad. :th:

Used some scotch tape to help hold the square blocks in place. Black tape is too thick.

With the adjustable frame plate mod, I was able to equalize the gap on either side of the steering shaft to header tubes - it isn't much. :x
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:43 pm

Prop valve bracket threads are M8 but tap out nicely to 5/16-18 for new bolts.

The master now sits one inch forward but I was able to bend the lines to fit. Car still has all it's original brake lines. 8)
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby RedFiveKBS » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:46 am

Ooo....Pretty!
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby dindin » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:24 am

Looks like your almost at the finish line..Great work :th:

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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:41 pm

Thanks guys! A lot to do yet...

Got my new brake booster hooked up. The round thing is a charcoal filter. It is there to soak up any gas or oil vapours and keep them from getting to the rubber booster diaphragm. It is supposed to be mounted vertically so the vapours are spread across the filter evenly.

Added a wing to my throttle cable bracket made from a shelf bracket that happened to be the right thickness.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:42 pm

Dorman Brake Booster filter # 80195

https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/rnb-80195
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:43 pm

I like the older steering wheel design better than the 79 two spoke.

My turn signal switch was split in the handle mount area so grabbed a new one.

Remove the two nuts and drop the column down, remove 4 bolts from bracket, makes it much easier to get turn signal switch wires thru.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:52 pm

I like the contrast of the black wheel and red column / horn button and it's different. Dash pad is just sitting there and you can see why I have to repaint it. SEM was mixed wrong :cuss:

New column dress up kit from ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-GM-Chevy-Ho ... ess-Up-Kit
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:52 pm

The EGR solenoid interfered with air breather operation so moved it off the engine onto a custom bracket I made from 3/32 steel. New rockauto MAP sensor also.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:31 pm

MSD Super Conductor 8.5 mm wires installed. These looms are a bit cumbersome to set up but worth the effort I think. New mini booster gained me the clearance I needed. :dance:

Loom kit: https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/ ... /overview/

Separator kit: https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/ ... /overview/

Wires: https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/ ... /overview/

Coil: https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/ ... /overview/

Cap: https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/ ... /overview/
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby RedFiveKBS » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:58 pm

Can't wait to see this somewhere soon!
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby avewhtboy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:43 pm

It will be interesting to see if those spark plug wires will melt. I had to buy Accel ceramic boot spark plug wires to keep mine from melting on number 3 and 5 cylinders.

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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:10 pm

Your welcome to come visit anytime Kevin. 8) I'm hoping on making the next Monzaque but I've hoped for that in past years also. :lol:

I used Sanderson CC13-AP so 4 & 6 don't seem to be an issue. On the driver's side, #5 is close because of my dipstick tube bracket, may have to change that. Nice of MSD to include a couple extra boots.

Air breather R&R's are a "snap" with these! Had to special order them from the manufacturer to get the M6 threads but Summit has the 1/4-20 ones.

Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_JGm8MCPU4

http://www.quik-latch.com/black-anodize ... latch.html
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby BadBowtie » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:14 am

Great idea on the latches, I've used those before on a project and they have a nice feel to them, not to mention how well they hold down.
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