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The Chevvy Monte Carlo was created by designer Scott Butler as Chevrolet’s counterpart to the 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix. After its release, it proved to be a great success for Pontiac in 1969 and Chevrolet wanted to capitalize on the success.

1970 saw the first Monte Carlo produced – the brainchild of Elliot M Estes (Pete) who was General Manager of Chevrolet at the time. Working with Chevrolet’s stylist Dave Holls and borrowing design elements and inspiration from the Cadillac Eldorado and Chevrolet Chevelle, they produced the muscular looking Monte Carlo.

Whereas the 1971 model featured only a few styling changes on the inside, the SS model got new “European symbol knobs”, and the four-spoke steering wheel became optional.

Mechanically, however, it was unchanged, although the small-block Turbo-Fire 400 two-barrel engine was dropped.

The distinctive Cadillac egg-crate grille – similar to the 1971 Chevrolet Caprice and a metal rear trim … Read the rest

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Hello my name is Todd Smith, senior technician at 2M Power systems – today I’m going to discuss the essentials of carrying out basic maintenance on a diesel generator.

First of all, sure that our work space is clear and safe to work in, we can open the enclosure and inspect the items that are vital for this thing to function properly.

One of the most common things we are looking for are signs of damage from animals living in here.

There’s a heater that keeps the engine block warm and that warmth attracts animals.

Once they decide to move in, they often chew on wires, belts, and hoses that are important for the generator function properly.

If you see signs of animals or rodents, that is a good reason to call for generator to be serviced.

Once you’ve opened enclosure, perform a visual inspection of the belts, hoses, and … Read the rest