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Old 01-17-2019, 09:52 PM
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whats up guys? I missed ya. I sold the blue truck and started in on another square (white '79) before I stumbled into this '79 malibu.

After some hassles getting the title, I finally paid the guy and drove it home.



look at those wheels! prowlers!

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she's got some ridiculous huge cam in a "built" 355, stock stall converter, flowmaster 40 series muffs and 100% stock suspension. This was the coolest car in the HS parking lot in 1991.

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I didn't even have it home yet and I was buying parts for it. I knew from past experience you can fit a massive intercooler in the space between the grille and the rad

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viren was practically giving away the small turbine s475 clones

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had to spend a little time pulling the funk stank carpet out

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someone's clever way to solve the g-body rattle when you have subs in the trunk

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the only rust on the car, caused by a double a battery in a puddle under the passenger seat

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You can dooo it! Doing the junkyard motor route?
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of course it's getting a JY fresh 80e

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this one put up a little fight getting it home though.

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obligatory post-pressure washing pictures

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the little adapter thingies I fab so you can put the trans on an engine stand

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Originally Posted by Game ova View Post
You can dooo it! Doing the junkyard motor route?

Kinda. SBE at least. RonSSNova gifted me some take-off heads from his work and I reassembled the little 4.8 I killed late 2017 with fresh consumables (cam, timing chain, lifters, rings and bearings)

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gonna be pretty mild at first to get the suspension working right. comp cam 216/218 just under .600 lift on a 115+3

ls6 intake, stock p59 computer, 80lb dekas and 2 450's. we'll see how far those 80's will go

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right now we are selling our house and buying a different one at the same time (never do this ) so I'm trying to get as much done as possible and still keep it running and driving

so I'm working up a fox mustang 8.8 swap axle for it. The last two 8.8 swaps I've done have gone incredibly well. It's crazy how much power the stock parts can handle.

fresh from an 86 GT

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starting to zap on it a little

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close to done. I think I'm gonna add a half loop over the pinion snout to stabilize the truss bars

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Should run good, those 80s will take you fairly far if it's going to be on straight gas.
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word I think they will be the limiting factor. I can grab some 210's or whatever the cool kids are using when they no longer cut the mustard.

we have e85 here. ethanol + high cylinder pressure = crazy power
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Glad to finally see a build thread for the malibu. Hurry up and get moved so you can thrash on this thing!
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wusup duuuude
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Cant see the pics except the first one, always liked the 2 door bus. In for the build.
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been following this build on your youtube channel... keep the good content coming. Good luck w the new place
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Cool build man. I like your trucks too. I'm building my Papa's old 1962 C-10 w/ a 4.8, 4L80e, 9", and an VSR 75. Look forward to your progress.
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Originally Posted by truckdoug View Post
right now we are selling our house and buying a different one at the same time (never do this ) so I'm trying to get as much done as possible and still keep it running and driving

so I'm working up a fox mustang 8.8 swap axle for it. The last two 8.8 swaps I've done have gone incredibly well. It's crazy how much power the stock parts can handle.

fresh from an 86 GT
Tell me about it. Mine is up for sale while they build mine.
If mine doesn't sell before its done, the company building my house will buy it from me at a major price cut,
and I will have to drain every dollar I have everywhere to cover the rest of the down payment and closing costs.
I sleep on pins and needles.

For the rear-end, you should look into a 94-98 mustang GT rear end.
The housing itself is 100% identical to the fox housing. The axles are .75" longer on each side, with 5 lugs and disk brakes.
They're also mostly 3.27 ratio, which goes well with a 26" tire and a 4L80e.



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Originally Posted by subeone View Post
wusup duuuude
ay cesar whats up my man! knock on wood it makes some of your kinda dyno numbers!


Originally Posted by forcd ind View Post
Cant see the pics except the first one, always liked the 2 door bus. In for the build.
so a couple people have had that problem with pics and my image host...does it do it if you use a switch browsers like from safari to chrome or something?

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been following this build on your youtube channel... keep the good content coming. Good luck w the new place
hey thanks! I'm trying to dress the channel up a little. better editing, lighting, etc.

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Cool build man. I like your trucks too. I'm building my Papa's old 1962 C-10 w/ a 4.8, 4L80e, 9", and an VSR 75. Look forward to your progress.
nice! I love the 60-66 trucks! my '66 LWB was my pop's gift to me for going back to college. I gotta help him swap his '63 here soon


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Tell me about it. Mine is up for sale while they build mine.
If mine doesn't sell before its done, the company building my house will buy it from me at a major price cut,
and I will have to drain every dollar I have everywhere to cover the rest of the down payment and closing costs.
I sleep on pins and needles.

For the rear-end, you should look into a 94-98 mustang GT rear end.
The housing itself is 100% identical to the fox housing. The axles are .75" longer on each side, with 5 lugs and disk brakes.
They're also mostly 3.27 ratio, which goes well with a 26" tire and a 4L80e.
yeah sleep hasn't been so great but IF everything works out we'll be in a good spot.

I tried to find a 94-98 GT rear, in fact did find one, pulled it and realized it was bent a good 4" from the crash that sent it to the wrecking yard
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Looking forward to more progress. I liked your 4L80 mod videos!

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Thanks Andrew! I think we watch the same stuff. Whenever I go on a Forgotten Weapons Youtube binge the algorithm always links your videos!

I have another 80e that I'm gonna document a full rebuild on and try the Clinebarger dual feed mods.
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In to watch.
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In for the show brother.
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