Nice looking car. I will be retiring the 74 Great Race Fury and selling cheap. Striping all the props to move over to the Monaco. Will have a nice running 400/727, correct tan interior and AC. Already painted. We have had a blast wit this car. Phish
Last Edit: Jul 22, 2020 14:44:13 GMT -5 by spyphish
So I've replaced the fuel tank, sending unit and lines. New fuel filter and pump installed. New plugs and wires also installed along with a new coil as it was leaking oil. New alternator, regulator, battery, and cables. Installed a new lower speedo cable, next time I have dash apart I'll put in the upper cable. The headlight switch was replaced a few weeks back. Also bought new tires and had them mounted on the car. Still need some exhaust work done but it's ok for now. Otherwise have just been driving it and getting the bugs out of it.
I've really fallen in love with it. It's just a 360 engine but is very low miles car 54k. It's biggest issue is that it sat for many years in a shed. From the pictures I've seen of some of the Monacos here people have started with much less of a car with many more issues. The paint is decent and the top it almost flawless. I don't know if I want to remove the top. All the glass is original and chip-free. Has some rust in the trunk sides but plan to get that fixed when it's repainted. It has a few dents and dings on the passenger side but nothing major but will look great as an ex-cop car. I'm most excited about the license plates I just found this weekend. South Dakota allows you to use vintage plates on cars over 30 years old as long as you have a set from the year it was built. I found a set of 1975 plates I can put on the car.
I picked up some 1974 Monaco parts this weekend. It was from a car going to the derby so I saved what I could. Got front and rear bumpers headlights pans, bezels and grille parts, taillights and marker lights. Won't be used on this project but I have them if a monaco comes my way.