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  • #46

    Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

    Awesome car.

    Look what followed me home this weekend.
    All stock, rust free, and as far as I can tell now, free from emission checks in Wisconsin.


    HOW DID THE NEW RIDE HANDLE OVER THE SUMMER
    R n T 88MCSS LS2 6Spd (2013)
    Long Hauler 2011,12,14,15,16,17,18

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    • #47

      Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

      ....... [ATTACH=CONFIG]n1106892[/ATTACH]

      Went on power tour this year, Vintage Air mini-unit did awesome-- even in hrpt traffic jams
      Everything SS likes this.
      R n T 88MCSS LS2 6Spd (2013)
      Long Hauler 2011,12,14,15,16,17,18

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      • #48

        Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

        We followed you on HRPT this year into one of the cool small towns along the way until you pulled over to had a bag of goodies to a child. What kind of LED tail light bulbs are you using?
        GM G-bodies, because I can't afford a 69 Camaro.

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        • #49

          Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

          I got them from superbrightleds.com, they plug right in to your factory socket, you will have to change your turn signal flasher's also, I changed all the light's to LED'S accept for the headlamps. There located in your home state in St.Louis
          Last edited by 88MCSS LS2 6spd; November 7th, 2016, 06:48 PM.
          R n T 88MCSS LS2 6Spd (2013)
          Long Hauler 2011,12,14,15,16,17,18

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          • #50

            Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

            Did you use the right angle versions of the 1157's? I've seen their site but never been to their retail location (know where it is though).
            GM G-bodies, because I can't afford a 69 Camaro.

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            • #51

              Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

              No, I used the Tower Bulbs, I'm going to give you a description of the bulbs I used, I did not see them on there web site so you might have to call them. I bought them about 4 years ago, they have made alot of changes. 1157-X45-T : 45HP-LED BAY15D Tower Bulb - 1157-R45-T : 1157 Red
              The third brake light bulb : 1156-X45-T 45HP-LED BA15S Tower Bulb - 1156-R45-T : 1156 Red Hope this helps you, let me know
              R n T 88MCSS LS2 6Spd (2013)
              Long Hauler 2011,12,14,15,16,17,18

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              • #52

                Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

                Thanks! I'm going to talk to them and see what's available now.

                Did you have to install the inline resistor they sell as well?
                GM G-bodies, because I can't afford a 69 Camaro.

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                • #53

                  Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

                  I didn't install the resistors. Everything worked fine after replacing the turn signal flasher's, but the turn signal indicators on the dash would stay lit all the time or when the parking and or head lamps were on. I was able to fix that problem by rewiring the front turn signal side marker. If you get to that point I can send you pictures and a wiring diagram of what to do. If you do put the resistors in you probably won't have that problem. They have 2 different styles of turn signal flashers, 1 worked for the 4 ways the other worked the left-right signal.
                  R n T 88MCSS LS2 6Spd (2013)
                  Long Hauler 2011,12,14,15,16,17,18

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                  • #54

                    Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

                    Nice build. Do you have a parts list for your Vintage Air setup? I have a 87 MCSS that I am building and I would like to install it in.

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                    • #55

                      Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

                      I used a Vintage Air Gen 2 mini, it is the smallest box they sell, the part number is 66005-VUZ-A. I bought a system with defrost mode, you can get it without defrost if you want. The fitting's at the firewall came from vintage air also,you'll have to look at there website for those numbers. You'll have to bend some brackets to hold it up, it's a tight fit but it fits, Hope this help's let me know
                      R n T 88MCSS LS2 6Spd (2013)
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                      • #56

                        Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

                        Thanks! Ill start searching today. How welll does it cool?

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                        • #57

                          Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

                          It cools great, 2016 Hot Rod Power Tour was one the hottest and it worked great.
                          R n T 88MCSS LS2 6Spd (2013)
                          Long Hauler 2011,12,14,15,16,17,18

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                          • #58

                            Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

                            Cooling the car in southern states is a challenge. Even though the A/C did great, there's only so much you
                            can do when you have T-tops. Raf got some shades for inside the T's, this year in Alabama and Louisiana we
                            saw marked improvement on keeping the cabin cool. Engine did great as well. One hour construction tie up
                            in 90 degree weather, engine just got a little hot even though thermostat said road temp was 112.
                            No overheating..... awesome we love power tours T
                            R n T 88MCSS LS2 6Spd (2013)
                            Long Hauler 2011,12,14,15,16,17,18

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                            • #59

                              Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

                              Time for some Holley valve covers... Click image for larger version

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                              R n T 88MCSS LS2 6Spd (2013)
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                              • #60

                                Re: 88 Monte Carlo SS 2013 LS conversion

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