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  1. Slabside500

    For Sale 1968 Dodge Monaco 500 - parting out

    Hey 70DartMike! I'm interested in those rear tailights you have pictured. What's your pricing for the set? I'm in Vancouver, so just a hop across the strait.
  2. Slabside500

    Odd trim piece

    I'm going to go against the grain on this one and say that it might just be an obscure factory option, or otherwise done at the dealership before sale. The Monaco 500 in my sig has been in my family since it rolled off the lot way back in 68', and it has side moulding nearly identical to what...
  3. Slabside500

    Can a power disc master cylinder work with power drums?

    Long story short, the master brake cylinder in my 1968 Dodge Monaco is starting to fail, it's equipped with power drum brakes on all four corners. Via an old buddy of my father's I found a year correct NOS master cylinder, but it's for a power front disc/ rear drum setup. It looks like it'll...
  4. Slabside500

    1967 Dodge Monaco two door

    Beautiful looking Monaco! Just a quick tip, that front bumper looks to be completely salvageable- just use coca-cola and crumpled up aluminium foil, douse it and rub. It's abrasive enough to scrub the rust off without scratching the chrome. You have to make sure to wax it or put some kind of...
  5. Slabside500

    New Member, New Polara

    Go for it man. If that's what's needed to save it, then that makes it all worth it. I inherited my C body from my grandpa as well (funny enough, I had to bring from the Island to the mainland, kinda an opposite journey of yours), you do what you have to do. Beside, a corner carving old man wagon...
  6. Slabside500

    MPG and fun

    I got a whole 18 mpg U.S. when I drove my Monaco home the first time.....course the secondaries on the carb weren't working and due to rain and traffic I had to keep it rolling at a steady 60 miles an hour. Not exactly fun, but not disappointing either, and it was a nice little mpg experiment.
  7. Slabside500

    What did you do to your C-body today....

    Got some new tread on the Monaco today. The whitewalls were comfortable, but over 20 years old, so they had to go. Put on some slightly more eye catching tires with meatier tread. Ride is just a titch stiffer now, but she looks way better. I also replaced the washer fluid motor, found the...
  8. Slabside500

    decode help...

    Thanks for the Help! I forgot to Mention, the car is a 68 Monaco.
  9. Slabside500

    decode help...

    Thanks guys!! Sorry, I forgot to mention the tag is on a 1968 Monaco.
  10. Slabside500

    decode help...

    Hey fellow C body lover's, I know this has probably been asked a dozen times before, but can anybody point me in the direction of a good VIN fender tag decode website? I've finally gotten around to trying to decode my Monaco and I've gotten a few of the basics (DP23 = 2dr hardtop, 61= 383...
  11. Slabside500

    Maybe need a new Carb and Intake....

    Okay, I had an old mechanic buddy of my dad's take a quick look at the car since he's going to be the one rebuilding the carb. Turns out the carb is in a lot worse shape than I thought. The primary's open but not all the way, and the secondary are more or less seized, so it's been running as a 2...
  12. Slabside500

    Maybe need a new Carb and Intake....

    Hey guys, thanks for the info. To answer your questions- It seems to run and drive just fine, though it's a little sluggish stoplight to stoplight and more low-end torque would always be nice. It has 2.94 rear gears and will cruise all day on the freeway no problem, regardless if I'm going 55 or...
  13. Slabside500

    Maybe need a new Carb and Intake....

    Okay, so long story short, I have a 1968 Dodge Monaco that's bone stock save for the fact that about 20 years ago, the original 383 2 barrel (stock dual exhaust and 906 heads) was rebuilt with what I assumed was a date correct 4 barrel carter carb and intake manifold. Fast forward to now, the...
  14. Slabside500

    It´s time for the Slab picture thread

    My 1968 Dodge Monaco 500. Been in the family since new, though Gramps restored the exterior and drivetrain 20 years ago. He drove it very little since then, in that time he put maybe 2000 km's/ 1250 miles put on it. Interior is all original (as is the suspension! 50 years in the family, nobody...
  15. Slabside500

    For Sale NOT MINE, 1968 Monaco 500

    1968 Dodge coupe | Classic Cars | Strathcona County | Kijiji Looks to be a good restoration project or parts car. 318/ auto, Located in Alberta, Canada.
  16. Slabside500

    Your first car was a _________?

    No Mopars in my early ownership I'm afraid. 1995 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale, white with blue velour interior. Got it when I was 15 and my grandpa on dad's side passed, had definitely been used and abused before I came into ownership, but it was on that car that I learned to do oil and filter...
  17. Slabside500

    Welcome Mainiac to FCBO!

    Welcome from B.C. Canada
  18. Slabside500

    Welcome Slabside500 to FCBO!

    Here's a bunch of recent pics for those who are interested. The Monaco is a little unusual in that it's a buckets and console car but doesn't have A/C or a vinyl top, and was otherwise sparsely optioned. The engine is a #'s matching 383, originally a low compression 2 barrel but it was rebuilt...
  19. Slabside500

    Welcome Slabside500 to FCBO!

    Hello everybody! Little about myself, I inherited my grandfather's 1968 Dodge Monaco 500 a few years ago, was bought brand new by my great, great aunt so it's a 1-family car. Its been in storage since I got it and is in pretty decent shape but is missing the usual misc emblems and trim parts...
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