Q. I have a 1987 Monte Carlo SS with a 305 HO engine and an automatic transmission. Unfortunately, it’s been stored in my garage for over a decade. I would love to have it up and running again. I want to restore it back to its 1987 condition. Which parts should I replace and what’s the best way to crank it over since it’s been so long?

A: Begin by carefully starting the engine to determine its health. Spray WD-40® in each cylinder and try to crank it over by hand first. Then, start the engine and thoroughly examine it for any issues. Chances are there will be some bugs to work out here and there. Anything that sits for over a decade will develop a few kinks!

Depending on how everything runs, we suggest replacing a few key items. Breathe new life into your engine with a UREMCO remanufactured carburetor. These carbs are completely rebuilt with all new components and will have your ride running back to factory standards in no time. After that, replace your worn and cracked hoses with a Goodyear Super Hi-Miler hose kit. These EPDM/Nomex hoses exceed factory specs for long lasting dependability. Then fire up your ignition with stock replacement spark plug wires from AutoExtra (AXT-27837) and spark plugs from ACDelco (ACF-R45TS).

Before hitting the street, make sure you extensively check your brake system. Flush all the lines and double-check your hardware. Once you feel confident, start up your revamped ride and conquer the road!

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