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Old 03-06-2009, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default 1978 Malibu LQ9/LS6 Combo only Cam 422RWHP 10-7-12 update

Well Guys project is well underway.
1978 Malibu Body & Chassis ( $500.00)
2004 Used Escalade Motor (under 50,000 miles) Fresh Lifters, Oil Pump ( $900.00 )
Stripped motor installed set of 243 Heads, new Valve springs ($ 500.00 + 150.00 Springs )
Tune Time Performance Cam Swap ($ 400.00 )
BRP LH8 Oil Pan SWap kit ( $ 168.00 )
Double roller Timing Chain Set ( $ 120.00 )
Brand New LS6 Intake ( $ 350.00 )
LS6 Throttle Body "brand new" ( $ 210.00)
Summit Fuel Rails & AEI Regulator ( $ 330.00)
AN Hose, Fittings, Couplers ( $ 500.00)
C5 Front Accessories SWap Alternator and Power Steering only ( $499.00)
BRP LSX Swap Motor Mounts bolted to frame ( $500.00)
TCI Full Built 4L60E (650 HP) 3200 10" Converter, Trans Cooler, Fluid ( $3500.00 )
Mr. Driveshaft DOM 1350 yoked Drive Shaft ( $325.00)
Fully Built 8.5 Grand National Rear End 1/2 studs, Detroit Locker 3.73 Posi ( $1,100.00)
SPohn FRont And rear Tubular Chrome moly Control Arms ( $1,100.00)
1987 monte Carlo 4.3 Fuel injected Gas Tank, SS Straps, Sender Unit ( $ 537.00)
Walbro 355 In-Tank Fuel Pump ( $ 165.00)
RaceTronix Hot Wired Fuel Pump Kit ( $ 55.00)
QA1 Adjustable Shocks ( $ 318.00)
Fiberglass Front and Rear Bumpers ( $ 350.00 w/ alum brackets)
Full 1987 Monte Carlo Interior Swap with Grey Trans Am Buckets ( $ 600.00)
Dakota Digital Full Dash Swap gauges ( $679.00)
Painless LS1/LS6 Drive By Wire Wire Harness with fuse block ( $659.00)
411 Factory Computer ( $200.00 ) ACDELCO Reman
Alumiinum Radiator Core Support ( $300.00)
Iceman Chrome moly Trans Crossmember ( $166.00)
Monte Carlo SS Tilt Steering Wheel, SS Steering box and Flaming River Intermediate Shaft ( $229.00)
Flex-a-lite 16" Electric Fan Wired into painless harness ( $150.00)
B & M Race Shifter Billet Aluminum # 80798 ( $ 295.95)
DynoMax 3" Ultra Flo Welded Mufflers ( $ 150.00)
3" Hedman X-Pipe ( $100.00)
Custom 3" Exhaust by Meineke Muffler in Brick, NJ ( $ 300.00)
Mickey Thompson ET Street Drag Radials 275-50-15( $380.00)

Car Ran 11.3's with Best 11.29 @ 118 MPH on its first visit to the dragstrip.

Car Weighed in at 3,071 lbs w/o Driver

Week of Dec 7th 2009 We will be installing
QA1 Pro Coil Systems Shock and springs in the front end. ( $446.00)
HRPartsandstuff Rear Anti-Roll Bar ( $509.00 )
(This will make both front wheels come off the ground and stop car from twisting like it is doing right now.)

April 2010
BRP 1 7/8 Full Length Headers w/ fab work ($ 1,000.00 )
( my fabricator cut and we fitted V-Band Collectors to Headers and Exhaust pipes )

Oct. 2012 Update
After Rebuilding motor due to Push Rod length wrong, then got it running and Tranny starting slipping. Yesterday drove down to Maryland to meet Ed Hutchinson to tune it and give me better street manners, it was all worth it. Car is awesome now and it made 422RWHP / 393 RWTQ.

Nov 2012 - Track Rental to come -- Stay Tuned.





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Old 03-06-2009, 06:20 PM   #2
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Very nice!
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Goal is to get the car running low 11's on Motor and then use 100 shot of laughing gas to hit mid 10's on stock block. Maybe faster.

Remind me not to run you on the street....
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The project looks to be turning out well.
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Thats what I want to build next...
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Nice build.
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once we get the project running!! Plenty of Videos will hit www.streetfire.net

type in BoostinProductions <<< all my videos and pictures

Should be quite a ride.

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Old 03-08-2009, 07:22 PM   #11
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That's a nice project you have.The frame looks good what kind of paint did you use on it?

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Painted the whole chasiis with Por-15 Paint.

My suggestion would be to go to Por-15 website and order direct.

You need to wash the chassis down with metal ready before applying the paint in order to promote the best adhesion.

They sell small can that work very well. If you drop a eyelet of water in the paint or even sweat its done.

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Man! Too bad I love my wife so much!
This makes me wanna through her out! for telling me to sell the Malibu.
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Man, my dad used to have one of those, & I always wanted to make it into a hot street car... That's gonna be cool as hell!

(Also - I've been using something pretty similar to POR-15 called Chassis Saver. The guy at the body-shop supply place that I bought it from said that it's the same thing, but costs a bit less. {It also cures via moisture.} Seems like it's working really well so far, I figure that either one will do a good job.)
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Good progress....Looks like you've been busy.
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keep up the great build can't wait to see it done looks like you do great work!!!
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BRP Hot Rods supplied the Headers, Mounts, and LH8 Pan for the conversion. We used Iceman Trans Crossmember.

if i'm not mistaken hedman or husler make the headers for them.

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Just got our front Engine Accesory Kit (alternator and power steering) from Pace Performance parts.

Tried to order my Painless Harness too but on BackOrder til mid April.

we got plenty of stuff to keep us busy.

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Are you using the LS6 Throttle body or ....??
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