The Monte's extended hood line also creates that huge distance between the engine and radiator. This was before the days of electric radiator cooling fans, demanding instead that wind tunnel-like fan shroud that spanned the distance between the engine-driven fan and the radiator. That huge shroud can be eliminated with the use of a pair of efficient electric fans mounted directly behind the radiator. In fact, all that room in front of the radiator just begs for a centrifugal supercharger that can be easily mounted on the front of the engine.
As we said, the body panels are completely different, but the many different sheetmetal companies such as Year One, Goodmark, Original Parts Group, and many others offer tons of good stuff like hoods, quarter-panels, floorpans, rocker panels, bumpers, and just about anything else you might need. So you can see, Andrew, that while we may not specifically mention the Monte Carlo in our tech stories, we are very much involved with showing you how to build your car. You just have to learn to read between the lines.
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This is a cutaway of a monstrous R-4360 Pratt & Whitney radial engine. Nicknamed The Corncob because of the helical arrangement of the 28 cylinders, the designation refers to 4,360 ci. Eight of these engines were used in Howard Hughes' famous Spruce Goose transport plane. Let's see, eight engines with 28 cylinders and two valves per cylinder. How'd you like to be the guy who had to set the valve lash?