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Monte Carlo Bar

Looking for one for the I6, like this one, has anyone ever seen one?

Mustang Monte Carlo Bar Curved Chrome 1967-1970 | CJ Pony Parts

just wanting to pretty up the engine compartment, looking for the chrome shock caps also, I already have the back section that goes from the firewall to the shock towers.
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What's different about the I6 cars that would require a different bar? Is the air cleaner further forward than on a v8?

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Most curved bars are for taller aftermarket V8 distributors or oval air cleaners.
I think a straight bar should be fine for a I6 car.
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I got the non chrome, curved bar (scott drake one), it won't fit my i6, still hits the air cleaner. It's still in the plastic bag it came in, in my basement. if you were in NJ, I'd give it to you, I'm too lazy to ship it.....


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I got the non chrome, curved bar (scott drake one), it won't fit my i6, still hits the air cleaner. It's still in the plastic bag it came in, in my basement. if you were in NJ, I'd give it to you, I'm too lazy to ship it.....
Well if you decide to ship it, I will take it. Correct that it hits the air cleaner, the air cleaner sits off center and alittle forward than the V8 one.
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What's different about the I6 cars that would require a different bar? Is the air cleaner further forward than on a v8?

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No, but it's not in the center, it's on the right side.

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Oh, well... That makes sense. Since an I6 is so light, I would probably just use a good export brace and call it a day.

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Oh, well... That makes sense. Since an I6 is so light, I would probably just use a good export brace and call it a day.
I have the brace, just want to be different and have the bar also
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Have you checked out the Monte Carlo bars at Mustangs Unlimited? They have one for Weber equipped cars with an offset bump out:
Mustangs Unlimited - The Premier Source for Mustang, Shelby and Cougar Parts and Accessories

Give them a call and get some measurements from the bar to check against your air cleaner position.

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Have you checked out the Monte Carlo bars at Mustangs Unlimited? They have one for Weber equipped cars with an offset bump out:
Mustangs Unlimited - The Premier Source for Mustang, Shelby and Cougar Parts and Accessories

Give them a call and get some measurements from the bar to check against your air cleaner position.

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That ad specifies 6 cylinder as well as the weber setup. Good catch!

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Or if you are going to buy one.... since you are in the MustangsPlus area save shipping cost and see if they have one.
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Or if you are going to buy one.... since you are in the MustangsPlus area save shipping cost and see if they have one.
I will check with them, but most times I go there or call them, most parts are on back order or they have to order them and you have to wait for what seems months to get a part, I was there on Friday and there were these guys getting parts for a 67, every other part had to be ordered for them, I know they spent some $$$$$$$$$$$$$ there. They have a guy who works there that seems to know just about nothing when it comes to parts, what ever is in the catalog is all he knows about.

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Have you checked out the Monte Carlo bars at Mustangs Unlimited? They have one for Weber equipped cars with an offset bump out:
Mustangs Unlimited - The Premier Source for Mustang, Shelby and Cougar Parts and Accessories

Give them a call and get some measurements from the bar to check against your air cleaner position.

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Thank you, I have ordered parts from them already and they are great to deal with.
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I will check with them, but most times I go there or call them, most parts are on back order or they have to order them and you have to wait for what seems months to get a part, I was there on Friday and there were these guys getting parts for a 67, every other part had to be ordered for them, I know they spent some $$$$$$$$$$$$$ there. They have a guy who works there that seems to know just about nothing when it comes to parts, what ever is in the catalog is all he knows about.

I Havent been down there in a while (and its only 40 minutes from me). Sounds like they maybe falling appart, if thats the case go else where. Maybe they should hire some guys that have Mustang experiance and someone that knows how to run a online baised store...just sayin
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I Havent been down there in a while (and its only 40 minutes from me). Sounds like they maybe falling appart, if thats the case go else where. Maybe they should hire some guys that have Mustang experiance and someone that knows how to run a online baised store...just sayin
this is so true, the owners should really check out there own store and who ever is running it for them, when someone needs a part and goes to the store, if they are like me, they do not want to hear it will be 2-3 weeks before they can have it, I had to have a quarter panel and the guy told me, it would have to be ordered and could be up to 3 months to get depending on the boat and container getting to the states, I called another place out of state and they had Dynacorn ship the next day, yes I paid shipping but I was able to get the part to the body shop so they could continue the work on my car.
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