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Monte Smith - GTX #2692532
08/29/19 08:56 AM
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Keymar, MD
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Just seen on Facebook that Monte Smith GTX is up for sale. Figured I'd pass along for those of you that don't have facebook.

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Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: DusterKid] #2692545
08/29/19 09:33 AM
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Where is that post from - I'm more interested in what that cowl hood looks like.

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Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: Stanton] #2692557
08/29/19 10:20 AM
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It looks like it is in the midst of being completely redone. I was praying it was in "as ran" condition by Monte from the late 90's. Still good to know it is out there.

Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: BigBlockGTS] #2692565
08/29/19 10:57 AM
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I seem to recall he had it all apart to update it for a class that suffered a rules change making it uncompetitive before he got it finished. Then it got back burnered by life.


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Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: slantzilla] #2692626
08/29/19 01:59 PM
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With the tubes all rusty like that it looks like it has been stored in an out building. Too bad, hate to see a bunch of hard work rust away.

Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: slantzilla] #2692628
08/29/19 02:01 PM
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Yep, he was completely updating the chassis and had a fairly small cubic inch B1/TS combo he was putting together. Think it kind of got "ruled" out of being competitive so he just quit w/ it. Hope someone buys it and puts it back together.
He cut the stock firewall out of it, so that'd have to be fixed for it to be KOS legal.


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Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2692646
08/29/19 03:31 PM
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That car is an icon.

It seemed like, for around 10 years I couldn't pick up a magazine without that car being in it somewhere.

They aren't really asking much for it, considering the history and all.


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Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: AndyF] #2692660
08/29/19 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by AndyF
With the tubes all rusty like that it looks like it has been stored in an out building. Too bad, hate to see a bunch of hard work rust away.


I thought the same. Would require ALOT of rust removal even if it's just surface rust.

Iconic car though; Love to see it completed and ran!

Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: cudadoug] #2692793
08/30/19 06:21 AM
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Before He passed, he had mentioned His plan was to finish it and build a Chevy based motor for it for LDR, due to the non existence of equivalent Mopar engine parts or it.

Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: STEFF] #2692800
08/30/19 07:38 AM
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looks like a good deal, especially for a company like HOLLEY to showcase all their new products. THe car can take a BBC, BBM, LS, etc and it could be raced at a wide range of races across the country....As long as it was nitrous and not boosted..LOL

I remember seeing the GM station wagon that Holley owns in Hot Rod, this GTX would be way cool for them to finish and use for demos


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Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: n20mstr] #2692858
08/30/19 11:32 AM
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ITS SHOULD BE PUT BACK WITH A BBM THE WAY IT WAS

Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: one bad fish] #2692880
08/30/19 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by one bad fish
ITS SHOULD BE PUT BACK WITH A BBM THE WAY IT WAS

That would be my wish!

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Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: hemi-itis] #2692930
08/30/19 02:45 PM
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I feel the car should be completed with the planned power plant, if saved as a tribute to Monte.

Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: Leigh] #2692950
08/30/19 03:54 PM
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ANYONE THAT knew even just a little about Monte, Knew that this car was going back together and to be competitive at Drag Radial events it was going to get a 632, just because they are plentiful and cheap...LOL

90% of Moparts would have hated this car IF Monte completed it. It was going to have GM based motor , trans and a ford 9" . Monte was a mopar guy, but he knew what it took to run at the front and he was prepared to go there ! !


RIP Monte
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Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: DusterKid] #2692953
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Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: cudaboy] #2692970
08/30/19 05:17 PM
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Montes car needs a Hemi.


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Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: Hemi_Joel] #2693025
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Originally Posted by Hemi_Joel
Montes car needs a Hemi.


NO!!!!!!!!!!

It needs to be restored to its KOS (circa 90s) setup




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Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: jughed] #2693059
08/31/19 12:47 AM
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I wonder where the TS headed engine he had built ended up? It had a custom Donovan block from memory, he did talk about putting a screw blower on it before his thinking of the BBC

That car had purple headlights back in the day? Or am I confusing it with someone else's car


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Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: jughed] #2693097
08/31/19 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by jughed
Originally Posted by Hemi_Joel
Montes car needs a Hemi.


NO!!!!!!!!!!

It needs to be restored to its KOS (circa 90s) setup


The person who buys it can do whatever they want with it. Too bad it won't be me. frown

Re: Monte Smith - GTX [Re: LA360] #2693111
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Originally Posted by LA360


That car had purple headlights back in the day? Or am I confusing it with someone else's car


You are correct. It's part of the reason my new car has purple headlights. A tribute to Monte, who answered numerous questions , when I started doing the chassis work.

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