1980 Monza Spyder resto! The Rise and Demise! What will the future behold?
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The Rise and Demise of a 1980 Monza Spyder!
Found dead in a ghetto parking lot, and hauled home to be saved, follow the
journey along with the of one of the many cars saved and battles fought,
most of the time a roller coaster of frustration, with an unexpected twist
but a satisfactory outcome.
EDITED versions from sode:14 and sneek peek from 15 (still coming soon)
0:12 The way it was found, dead in the hood....
2:45 The Spyder has arrived! What will the future behold?
3:28 The Monza's future and fate is decided....
5:30 Last minute shots....
6:06 Parts run...
6:28 Charity recipient
...look way down for final thoughts... (spoiler)
Production of the Chevrolet Monza came to a close with the 1980 Monza line,
bringing down the curtain on the Monza's 5 year run, and did it with a
The Monza lost its Vega-based wagon variant, reverting to two-door
hatchback and notchback coupe body styles. It also lost its V-8 option.
That left just the standard 86-horsepower 2.5-liter
(151-cubic-inch) "Iron Duke" four-cylinder engine and Buick's 110-horsepower 3.8-liter
(231-cubic-inch) V-6 to haul around more than 2,800 pounds of Monza.
As often happened during the mid-1970s and into the 1980s, "paint-on
performance" substituted for horsepower, and the Monza
hatchback embraced this philosophy though the Spyder package.
Front and rear spoilers and gaudy hood and flank decals certainly made the
Spyder look fast. But even with a four-speed manual transmission backing up
the 3.8-liter V-6, a Spyder could barely break 16 seconds in the 0-60-mph
dash. In fairness, that wasn't terribly slow by 1980 standards. But today,
with 0-60 times of under nine seconds not uncommon for even economy cars,
it might be branded downright dangerous.
Nevertheless, production of the Chevrolet Monza actually increased slightly
in 1980, reaching nearly 170,000 units, up from 163,833. That was not a bad
showing for a cramped car with lackluster performance and relatively poor
It was not good enough to save the Monza, however. Chevrolet decided to
shelve the antiquated design and let the Chevrolet Camaro and new Chevrolet Citation
X-11 absorb whatever was left of the sporty-coupe market.
The car was bought by a friend with intentions of quickly restoring it for
a family member, but after realizing the poor car was flagged, it was
deemed wayyy too much work to fix, and unfortunately was sent to the scrap
heap. Every usable piece was ripped off, and for once I benefited from the
mess, free of charge. Another rare but not valuable car lost to the evils
of time, stupidity and nature. Fortunately, it and 1 other Spyder, plus
many other H-bodies, will live on in to kick major ass in the Sunbird!
Stay tuned for its completion and updates.
Resurrecting the 75 Monza
This is my 75 Chevrolet Monza 2+2 262 4Speed Hatchback. It has been sitting
for about 8 years now. This is my second attempt at starting it since. The
first time I found that I was not getting any fuel to the carb. The fuel
pump in the tank I believe is gummed up from sitting which is why I am
constantly spraying the carb to keep it running. I was telling my son to
watch the oil pressure gauge and found that I had no pressure. At the end
of the video you can hear a squirting at the end. Turns out mice had chewed
the plastic line going to the gauge. I cant believe the car started and
ran. The car is in rough shape but is still a cool car. Don't know if I
will keep it or sell it. The wife wants it gone. Says I have to many cars.
The ones you see in the video are all mine.
Chevy Monza 1977 V8 Mirage side pipes
305 5.0 alum intake 4bbl HEI TH350 POSI 3.73 rear Sanderson Headers Hurst
Quarter Stick M/T ET Drag Slicks on 15x8.5 ARC rims and 15x6 Cragar SS
Chevrolet Monza in Spa Francorchamps
Hubraum statt Tannenbaum - Weihnachtsspecial 2011!
schon fast zur Tradition ist es geworden ganz kurz vor Weihnachten ein
Video mit noch nicht gezeigten Bildern der abgelaufenen Motorsportsaison zu
veröffentlichen. Bisher waren es stets - wenn auch zufällig - Aufnahmen
aus Fahrzeugen der Marke BMW. Mit lächerlichem Hubraum von gerademal vier
Litern im Getrag M3 vor Jahren.
Im Rahmen der weltweiten Krise, hoher Spritpreise und dem Ausbleiben der
vor Jahrzehnten versprochenen Klimaerwärmung möchte das diesjährige
Weihnachtsspecial ein Zeichen setzen.
HUBRAUM STATT TANNENBAUM!
Kaum ein in 2011 von mir mit Kameras ausgestattetes Fahrzeug eignet sich
dafür so hervorragend wie der 1976er Chevrolet Monza des Franzosen Gilles
In den Siebzigern beschloss Chevrolet in LeMans zu starten und brachte so
eine Art Ziegelstein auf Rädern an die Sarthe. Mit dem Cw-Wert eines
40Tonners und einem Design, daß der Feder eines Vierjährigen gut stünde,
wurde man damals belächelt. Zumindest bis zu dem Moment als 8 Liter
Hubraum das Ungetüm vorwärtsschoben.
Die kurvige Ardennenachterbahn von Spa Francorchamps ist sicher nicht das
ideale Terrain für den Klimakiller, doch es reichte beim Rennen der
Classic Endurance Racing für Platz 6 in der Klasse hinter Raketen wie
Porsche 935 und Ferrari 512BBLM.
Das Video zeigt ein paar Bilder vom Streckenrand sowie drei Runden Inboard.
Viel Spaß damit und ein besinnliches Weihnachtsfest.
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1977 Monza Spyder V8 Review Video
Original Classic, This is how they looked back in the Day. Only 10K miles
on this car. Original paint, motor and Interior. This Car Sold . Go to
www.Kumberamotors.com for more information on other Collector Cars like
this one For Sale.
Twin Turbo 1977 Chevy Monza Spyder.wmv Dyno video of my
brothers Twin turbo 1977 Monza Spyder.
Has a 355 Small Block, Accel DFI, Gen 6, Dual TPI Throttle Bodies, Intercooler, Twin turbos using Gale Banks turbo manifolds, Dodge Viper T56 6 Speed
transmission, Ford 9" Inch rear, with 4 wheel disk brakes. Ran out of Dyno time, but made
497.66 HP and 530.01 Ft Lbs or Torque at 7 PSI. Better description
1976 Chevrolet Monza 2+2 305ci 5.0L V8 revving !
1976 Chevrolet Monza 2+2 with the 305ci 5.0L V8 engine generating 140 HP,
at idle, revving, and some photos.
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My Chevy Monza
Originally a 262/4 speed Borg Warner 1976 2+2 Monza from the Chicago GM
plant, direct imported by Rita and her husband to Sweden in 1976, it now
has a slightly tuned 350/th350 setup.
Just took the front end apart and put polyurethane bushings in it which
compliments the new Koni shockers well... apart from that it´s very much
Music: Led Zeppelin "Rock and Roll".
LSX 454 Dyno run 1977 Chevy Monza Spyder LS1 LS2 LS3 LS6 LS7
GMPP LSX454 crate long block with stock small 236 hydraulic roller cam, LXR
intake, Accufab 4500 throttle body with 2" primary headers through 3.5" Exhaust and single chamber FM's.
Mild cam: 236 I / 246 E
Through a powerglide with loose converter and a Ford 9" rearend + tire
rubbing friction as they swell: 500.8 RWHP ~ 636HP with 25% loss (wonder
how much the tires rubbing cost me on the Dyno?
Tire smoke: Tire swelling and starting to rub on the fender lip
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