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'84 Monte Carlo
Larry and Chris Cheffer
Kankakee, Illinois


Type: Chevrolet 350 bored to 355 ci
Block: Four-bolt main, 0.030-inch overbore
Oiling: 7-quart Hamburger oil pan
Crankshaft: Callies forged steel, 3.480-inch stroke, balanced
Connecting rods: Childs & Albert
Pistons: Keith Black forged, 10:1 compression
Cylinder heads: Edelbrock Performer RPM
Valves: Edelbrock, 2.02/1.65-inch
Camshaft: Edelbrock, 0.488/0.510 at 0.050, 234/244 degrees duration
Timing Set: Edelbrock
Valvetrain: Harlan Sharp 1.5:1 roller rockers, Edelbrock springs, retainers, locks
Induction: Edelbrock Pro Flow RPM EFI System with 1,000-cfm throttle body
Ignition: Edelbrock distributor
Electronic engine control: Edelbrock
Exhaust: Modified Hooker Super Comp headers, 3-inch collectors, 3-inch Flowmaster two-chamber mufflers
Cooling: Griffin aluminum radiator, Viper fan and shroud, Edelbrock water pump
Other: March serpentine-drivebelt system, PowerMaster 140-amp alternator, twin Optima batteries
Machine work and assembly: Albers Automotive, Kankakee, Illinois
Balancing: Bruce Albers and Steve Gagnier
Thanks to: Greg Schultz, Bob Line, John Savorino, wife Chris and daughter Sara


Transmission: Modified Turbo 400 built by Dave Kraft, TCI 10-inch 3,000-stall converter
Rear axle: Strange 9-inch centersection, 3.82:1 gears, Detroit Locker, Art Morrison housing and axles
Driveshaft: Custom-built by Bourbonnais Supply, Bourbonnais, Illinois


Frame: Factory, back halved
Front suspension: Air Ride CoolRide airbags, lowered 2 inches, modified Belltech spindles
Rear suspension: Art Morrison four-bar airbag setup, Panhard bar
Steering: Stock

Other: PST polyurethane bushings
Brakes: Baer four-wheel disc, 13-inch front, 12-inch rear
Built by: Larry Cheffer

Wheels and Tires

Wheels: Billet Specialties Chicayne, 17x8 front, 11x17 rear
Tires: Michelin XGTZ P275/40ZR17, front; P335/25ZR17, rear

Body and Paint

Body: Front core support channeled; front fenders reshaped; rockers lowered 2 inches; pinch-weld seams removed; shaved door handles, locks, and side marker lights; rear spoiler laid down and extended 6 inches; functional cowl-induction hood; brake cooling ducts in front turn-signal housings and rear quarters; frenched rear license-plate housing; sheetmetal engine compartment, core-support cover, and wheelwells
Paint: PPG Concept Black by Larry Cheffer; "ZR3" graphics by Bob Thrash


Stock dash blanked out and switches removed; "marbleized" panels added to dash and doors; tweed upholstery by Rick Ouster of Riverside Auto Trim and Glass, Kankakee, Ilinois; Billet Specialties Indy steering wheel; Sony CD player with Orion speakers and amps