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  1. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    ok moving right along. I finished up on the piston to valve clearance test. I ended up re doing it and purchased 2 new lifters and made em into solid lifters to eliminate play. I tried to break the suction loose on an old lifter but no luck. Said effit and got new one for cheap, removed the guts...
  2. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD '88 Monte Carlo SS w/ LY6 6.0 swap

    WOW!! Everything looks bad azzz!!!
  3. Bumpin1ohmSS

    87 Monte SS

    Back to updating my SS thread. Took a lil break from the frame to work on my 78 Malibu's LQ4 motor. Thats really starting to pick up speed. Few pics of the SS frame progress. I cant weld for crap and my guy that comes thru to do it is like AHHH STOP!! hahaha! Now that I have the Eastwood Mig...
  4. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    Picked up an ATI pin kit and pinned the crankshaft. Also, I tried like crazy to remove all the guts from the old lifters (2 of em) so I could make em solid lifters. I need to do the piston/valve clearance test again. Finally said hmmmm.... I can get two new ones for cheap and they should come...
  5. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    Got a little further on the LQ4 build. I was waiting for a few tools and things to show up. I got a PAC valve spring height checker, a pushrod length checker, Sac City Corvette align-it tool and a few other goodies to make sure things are within spec. Got the Cam all lubed up with "Cam-Shield...
  6. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    MAN! Made light work of it! A few of the lil tools I purchased for this project were pricey and will probably never be used again, but they were worth their weight in gold.. Cant wait to hear her fire up and see what happens lol! Fingers crossed (and fire extinguishers on deck!)
  7. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    Still waiting on "go fast" parts to arrive. I picked up a Brian Tooley Racing Stage 2 twin turbo cam kit with springs, keepers, retainers and pushrods. The cam was on back order but I got the refreshed 317 heads springs out and installed the BTooley kit. I used my Trickflow LS spring compressor...
  8. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    Finally went ahead and clear coated the block. I used some acetoce, Rusto wax degreaser and Eastwood pre, let that all flash off and then sprayed with High temp clear from VHT. Vid link below. Clicky... Clear coated bare block by bumpin1ohm, on Flickr Thanks for checking back. I...
  9. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    I checked the original rocker againts the Comp setup and the Straub setup. Man the Straub is SUPER smooth compared to the other two. The Comp setup is a lot smoother feeling than stock tho.. Got really detailed on the block. Broke out some small picks and brushes. Got it pretty clean. I couldnt...
  10. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    Well in between playing nurse, working, helpng my dad (hes 85) and just bunch of other things, I still managed to get a few things done on the LQ4 block. I purchased a Comp cams Trunnion kit, took all my rockers to work and hot tanked em, then sand blasted them. They came out really nice. I...
  11. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    I managed to get a little work done. I re-mocked up my Holly Hi ram intake in a glossy paint scheme. I really dig it and will have it professionally polished and powdercoated.. I also cleaned up my rockers and prepped em for the Straub Technologies trunion kit, pulled the 862 heads off, cleaned...
  12. Bumpin1ohmSS

    87 Monte SS

    OK.. Ive been trying to fix all the broken links thru my flickr account, but all the url's are different now. So i started going thru ol post to fix the broken links. Lots of work whew. Ill do a few ech day til Im all caught up. I ended up finishing off the smooth firewall on the SS and now have...
  13. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    Thanks bro!! Googling right now. A good friend of mine doing a single turbo build made the same suggestion. Checking Summit now. I see Comp cams and Trickflow both have em. Preciate' the help!!
  14. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    The 317 heads I had cleaned up, valve job ect, had some pitting on the front and rear flat surfaces of the heads. A fellow G body enthusiast suggested I get some "head plates" made up. Did a quick google search and landed on emblem pros website. Ordered a "set", and got em in the mail. I was too...
  15. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    Wassup fellas! Been a while since I last posted but Im still chugging along on the Bu. I only get out to Arizona once, maybe twice a year now. Work schedule sucks:BangHead: On my last trip, I dropped off my new seats and tracks and Ron Francis wiring harness. I still need the LS harness built...
  16. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    Yessir!! Fam Im seeing Bu's left and right for dirt cheap now!! Preciate the love brother! Ive been on the SS frame and undercarriage BIG TIME! Got it done. The SS frame goes to my dude Saturday for the work needed and then its assembly time. Need the old guy as a roller so we can swap and get...
  17. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    Made the 4 hour trip back out to Arizona to work on the Bu. Moved the frame over to the next storage unit and we cleaned it up a little and sprayed it black. Really wasnt worried about it being "perfect" as the frame will come back out for the re-notch, boxing, bracing and coating. We decided on...
  18. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    Thanks bro!!!! Working to get the car back out here to Cali. Been on the road big time bringing parts back home... I made a few trips out to Arizona last week on my off days (Tuesday/Wednesday) Man! That was a 20 hour day. My club bros cleared out my parts storage for me and i loaded the bug up...
  19. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    Got the Fuel delivery about 98% finished for the project. Just got the sending/fuel level unit. I was gonna jut get a regular unit but this was a few more bucks from http://www.robbmcperformance.com/products/1088_gmsend.html Ill just use it as a return line since I have the lower sump welded in...
  20. Bumpin1ohmSS

    BUILD THREAD 78 Malibu "#DtoxBu/Caged Beast"

    THANKS!!! Really appreciate that! Trying to figure all this turbo stuff out has me pulling what hair I have left out lol! Ordered this clean catch can setup from "Race catch can" All the fuel parts are in finally. Well... I still need the tank sending unit and an fittings to swap the...

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