MALIBU 1980 Malibu 500 Cadillac

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Take a few steps back and show us the whole package.

I finally got it out of the garage this morning

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Montepit87

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Love this build. despite people bad mouthing my unorignanlity of a small block. Its my first build though. If i had infinite pockets I'd be on a cummins swap to confuse people.
 
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Well the first trip to the track didn't provide the results that I expected..................although I wasn't sure what would happen. I left the car exactly like I have been driving it. Nitto 555r 275/40-20, front sway bar hooked up, double adjustable from coilovers in road race setting. Exactly as I have been driving it. In fact I drove the 50 miles to the track and 50 miles back. No hiccups.

I'll start by saying in hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of passes I have never had a car spin this hard and far, or experienced tire shake to half track. But I have now.

ETs were from low 8s to high 8s. Hilarious.
60ft times were mid to high 2.40s. Hilarious.
Trap speed was 94.3mph. Ehhhh.

I guess next time I'll tune a little by playing with the front suspension. And try to figure out the tire shake.

94.3mph isn't terrible. The engine has an excessive amount of low speed torque. And it is pulling like a freight train from half track on. Overall I had a great time.
 
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I assume the 1/8 mile. Yeah, I ran 2.4 60 ft but a second slower and 20 mph less.! I have heard the Nitto don't hook as well the M/T Drag radials. Of course traction will be a huge uphill battle with that big Cadillac V8, no matter what tires are under it. Awesome, you took it, now comes traction control😁
 

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Yea 1/8 mile. Those same Nittos hooked like crazy on my 480lb-ft Magnum SRT8. Geez what a couple hundred extra lb-ft will cause to happen. LOL. I guess I was hoping the 2.94 rear gears would kill off a little more torque than what they actually did....................
 

mc1984ss

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I've always been a fan of the big caddy motors, and I love your car. If you ever want to check out the ultimate caddy powered car look up the sprectre liner. It was a twin turbo caddy powered streamliner that eventually went over 400 mph. It was recently sold by Amir Rosenbaum the owner of spectre performance
 
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