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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby monzacoupe » Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:36 pm

'nuf said! Clyde I'll PM you for the price and details.

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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby monzacoupe » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:53 pm

Step 1 remove transmission, step 2 figure out what step 3 is! This will be fun! Clyde, you were right...I'm getting too old for this!

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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby monzacoupe » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:06 pm

Ok, the transmission is mostly apart...any hints on how to remove the 1st gear bearing and gear? Rubber mallet and a lot of whacking?


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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby cjbiagi » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:15 pm

This is the one supposedly "pressed" on but I was able to remove by carefully wedging a couple large screwdrivers between the gear and bearing and wedging it off. It may take a little tapping.....make sure the C clip is removed first.
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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby cjbiagi » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:44 pm

As I thought a bit more I remembered that I put the assembly in my vice with the bearing facing up. I rested the 1st/2nd gear on the vice jaws and then tapped the mainshaft with a rubber mallet to pull it off. Be careful when the bearing comes loose as the assembly will fall on the ground.
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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby monzacoupe » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:58 pm

The transmission is back together with some help from a local shop...I'm wasn't organized enough to do it myself it turns out! It's now primed and ready for paint, is there a factory specific colour it should be? Or can I paint it whatever colour I have enough of in my cupboard?

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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby cjbiagi » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:37 pm

Sorry to hear you weren't able to complete the rebuild yourself. Happy to hear it's together though. I originally had my trans painted black but after the last rebuild I changed it to a cast gray. Unless you are a purist I would say paint it whatever color suits you but I think the cast gray looks real nice. It looks a little darker in the pic, but you get the idea. If anyone is interested in my complete thread on the Saginaw rebuild you can check it out here viewtopic.php?f=8&t=40581
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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby monzacoupe » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:40 pm

So Chevy Blue is out then!!!! I think I have some cast grey around. Thanks Clyde.

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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby monzacoupe » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:11 pm

Transmission paint it drying, some I'm getting ready to start the bodywork. First silly question...is there a proper way to remove the Monza badges? I was going to get in behind them with a screwdriver and pry them off but thought I should ask first!

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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby Monza Harry » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:25 pm

Rick that should have 2(?) pins with speed nuts on that if it is as delivered from the General. Prying would have made that into a 3 piece design! So Good call! However most body shops when reinstalling these if the fender wasn't off would cut the tabs and 3M taped them back on. Harry
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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby cjbiagi » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:31 pm

You may have to loosen the inner plastic fender liner and reach in there if they still have the nuts attached. Some emblems also use barrel clips where the emblem just push in from the outside. You can try and gently pry the emblem but I do believe the originals had nuts on the back. It may depend if they have ever been removed before.
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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby monzacoupe » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:14 pm

OK Thanks Gentlemen!

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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby monzacoupe » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:19 pm

OK the transmission is back in and about to be filled...I just wanted to check with the experts to see if anything looks wrong. The picture of the shifter linkages is not the greatest I know but they are my biggest concern. One other thing...what is the box-like thing attached at the tail-end of the tranny?

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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby Monza Harry » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:13 pm

Rick that looks like an exhaust hanger for the "Cat" on our cars if my memory serves me well today. Harry
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Re: Monzacoupe's Monza Coupe

Postby monzacoupe » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:42 pm

So without a Catalytic converter it's not necessary, correct?

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