So you want to make your 83-88 Monte Carlo a little faster?

Most of this information came from posts made to the Monte Carlo mailing list.

So you have a 4th generation Monte Carlo SS and the little HO 305 seems kinda anemic, huh? (Most of this also applies to 4th gen LS and CL models with 305 motors.)

Well, you're not the only one who has felt that way. Most Monte owners have, at one time or another, felt like the 97-pound weakling being kicked around on the beach by a bully. (Maybe a 5.0 Rustang?)

Don't give up. There are a few things you can do to improve your Monte's performance. Probably the suggestion most often made when this question is asked is, "get a bigger motor." This is a pretty good idea. But if you're not in the market for a motor swap, or you want to prepare for the swap with some bolt-on parts, here are some things you can do to pep it up a little.

Since an internal combustion motor is just a big ol' air pump, the idea is to increase power by increasing the amount of air that goes through it. Let's start looking some ways to do that.

If you really want to go nuts, you could add a nitrous kit for that "extra burst of flavor." Of course nitrous can have side effects, like broken rear ends and transmissions, but "that's racing."

Click here for some info on NOS

Here are a couple of places to get speed parts:


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