Help me spend money

Ladies and Gentlemen of Oppo, the time has come to set aside my tax refund and immediately dump it back into my 1972 Chevy Monte Carlo. If you forgot, I bought the Big Blue Beauty/Monica (interchangeable names I’ve give the Monte) at the end of last July. I enjoyed her until about mid September, after that point she has been parked under a car cover for the winter. Now that the New England warmth has returned, and cruise season is just around the corner, I need to address a couple things.

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My budget is around $5-6k, and I’ve broken down my wants vs needs.


Address a fuel leak near back end of car

New seats/seatbelts


New fluids


Efi system

Electric cooling fan

Center consol with drink holder

Car care products

LED light/gauge upgrade

Trunk seperation panel/carpet

My question to you is, assuming I take care of all the needs, what item from my want category should I buy? The Monte has a SBC 350, with a three speed hydromatic transmission, with a small double barrel carburetor. My cooling comes from a crank mounted fan, but I’m missing a shroud.


Let me know how you would spend my money. Thanks

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