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Author Topic:   what is the biggest motor that came in the 79 montey
dirtracing76
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted June 19, 2004 10:39 AM  
hello i am in a bomber class where they make us keep it stock as much as possible and i have a 79 montey with a 305 i would like a better motor does any one know what other motors came in the montey in 79 thanks in advance ken

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racer17j
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posted June 19, 2004 02:50 PM  
did that year come stock with a 350 and how hard are they to get a hold of


racer17j
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posted June 19, 2004 08:33 PM  
thanks for all the help guys appreciate it ken

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outlawstock17
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Total posts: 1363
posted June 20, 2004 06:58 AM  
most of the guys around here swear they came with 406's!

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crew42tx
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted June 21, 2004 04:20 AM  
WHAT? They didn't come with 406's? I could have swore that they did. lol I guess next you will tell me that they didn't come with 3spd column shift manual trannys either.

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Deak-Jr
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted June 22, 2004 09:04 AM  
Hey, my '84 came "stock" with a 355, a Ford 9" and a 4-speed Muncie ....


C2W
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted June 26, 2004 05:42 PM  
According to tracks around here 79-88 Monte Carlos did not come with 350s. I know some had them and believe me we have argued it everywhere, but no one will listen. Now we have a car sitting in the back yard with a 350 and nowhere to race (we have to run up a class). Unless I knew for sure, I would not change it.

bone30
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted June 27, 2004 06:06 AM  
either buy a chilton or go to your local library, and look up 79 monte carlo in whatever car manuals they have ie..chilton, motor whatever, under specifications for said car it will have a list of available motors for that car with horsepower and torque specs. copy that page or take the whole book to your tech guy and ask him whatsup. i know for a fact that a 79 monte came with a 350 chev cuz i had one. olds cuttlass also came with a 350 but it was a diesel

bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted June 27, 2004 08:35 AM  
Could also go to car shows. There have a lot of original brouchures from the dealers.

blackbart
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posted June 27, 2004 07:48 PM  
IT'S UP TO YOU BUT IF THE OTHER GUYS IN YOUR CLASS ARE RUNNING 305'S OR BIGGER CARS WITH 350'S, WITH A LITTLE RESEARCH ABOUT CAMS YOU WILL PROBABLY FIND THAT THE 30FRIED IS PRETTY COMPETITIVE.

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