1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby cjbiagi » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:02 am

Sounds good, keep us posted!
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby mikebrow74 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:12 am

Intake overhaul. Removed carburetor, EGR, emission valves, thermostat housing. Cleaned, sand blasted, and repainted the manifold. Overhauled the carburetor, replaced temperature sensor, thermostat, heater hose nipple, vacuum valve, AIR check valve, and EGR with AC Delco parts. Reassembled everything with new gaskets and vacuum lines.
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby mikebrow74 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:15 am

Oh that looks so much better. Now to get this off the counter before my wife gets home.
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby RedFiveKBS » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:29 am

Nice job! I love that it is a RESTORATION! No one ever really restores these cars. They all get hot rodded or hacked up into race cars or something else (not that there is anything wrong with any of those). But a true restoration is very rare!! :th:

I'm going to do a restoration on my silver 1980 Sunbird. Mainly because it is so original and complete. Interior is mint. Body needs just a bit of work and a repaint. Engine compartment has enough Ziebart undercoating to cover five cars... I just need to finish the Formula first, then build my high school hot rod, and then the Silver car. Or I may inject a Formula IMSA into spot 2 or 3... Ugh...So many projects.

Nice job! Keep it rolling!
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby cjbiagi » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:41 am

Mice work, that is the way to do it. One thing at a time and then move on to the next. Kind of like putting a puzzle together ...... eventually all the small parts turn into one big finished piece.
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby mikebrow74 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:04 am

I scored a tilt steering column from one of our East Coast members. Disassembled the entire unit, cleaned everything, sand blasted the tube and collar, repainted the tube and collar landau black, lubed everything and reassembled it with a new ignition switch and lock cylinder. Dash is out and I'll start on that next.
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby monzacoupe » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:20 am

Whoa!!!! Slow down!!! Take your time and enjoy the process!!! Just kidding of course, I wish I had had your apparent skill and drive when I started. It's going to look great when it's done!

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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby mikebrow74 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:58 pm

Honestly I have a little backup in photos. There is several months worth of work I have photos of, that I will be slowly posting when I have the opportunity. A lot of boring paint stripping and body work going on now.
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby SOLSAKS » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:26 pm

dang, what a nice job on everything !
this will be a good build.

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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby monzaaddict » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:13 pm

What is the instruction manual you have there? Is it something that can be downloaded?
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby marco_1978_spyder » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:20 am

Wow, I didn't think It could look that good! I was bummed to see it go, but now I'm glad. -It wouldn't have gotten that new lease on life here! Well done!
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby classic_cruiser » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:53 pm

monzaaddict wrote:What is the instruction manual you have there? Is it something that can be downloaded?


I believe its this one:

http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/wiki/images/d/d6/Jazzman_Steering_Rack_Rebuild.pdf
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby monzaaddict » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:43 pm

thank you
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby mikebrow74 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:29 pm

Mickey and Minnie have been formally evicted! I decide to replace the heater core while I was deep into the dash. I didn't think it was bad, just old and a bitch to get to. Glad I didn't skip this.
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby johnk » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:40 pm

:oops: What is that? You're right glad you found it now it could have been a real pain after you got it back together to find and fix. :th:
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