1980 Malibu Wagon resurrection

Flyers9928

Flyers9928

Master Mechanic
Jul 30, 2014
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Mercersburg Pa
After almost 40 years, they're super brittle. Bumping them can break the needle off, if it hasn't already vibrated off form use/age

Same applies for the gauge needles on the "gauge package" cars, especially the speedo needles.
I had an 80 Malibu wagon that the previous owner had glued a finishing nail to the selector to replace the needle. It worked, but as I found many little things he "fixed", I quickly figured out the guy had no business working on a car !
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

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Oct 14, 2008
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Gainesville, Fl
I once replaced the shift indicator/pointer with a spray tube/ nozzle from a spray can. It worked fine for many years.
 
vandall

vandall

Apprentice
Aug 3, 2015
68
18
Seattle, WA
Love the wagon! Wish I could sell you my old shroud, but that was one part that someone bought off CL. How far north are you? Like that Honda Trail, too.. my buddy has like 4 of those things and I'm shocked at how much they are selling for.
 
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Boglog

Boglog

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Mar 19, 2020
41
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WA
Love the wagon! Wish I could sell you my old shroud, but that was one part that someone bought off CL. How far north are you? Like that Honda Trail, too.. my buddy has like 4 of those things and I'm shocked at how much they are selling for.
I’m about 20min from the border.

Thanks, should’ve done a build thread on the Honda st90 as well. What’s old is new. Plenty of help from beatrice cycle http://dratv.com/info.html
They rebore that cylinder .060os and she’s a runner now. Sadly missing several “irreplaceable” parts. When I got into it I had no idea they were so rare. Nice thing about the Honda 90 is the engine fit nicely on the dining room table 😋
 
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Boglog

Boglog

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Mar 19, 2020
41
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WA
Got some goodies sooner than expected... everything from Amazon is showing delays, however found that to not be true. Things I ordered that should’ve been here at the end of month arrive today.

Also got a care package with the stuff I need to fix the wipers ect from fellow member “Mikester” pretty damn awesome! Hooked up some pretty obscure stuff I needed.

I’m just saying... I’ve always wanted a big tach, this one is all the way there. Based on my own ridiculousness I do believe there is an untapped market for a stupid big tachometers in the 8-10”d range 😂

Found some decent paint that should match the interior I’m going to try and make these gauges match the interior a little better and not so over the top.

They’re autogage by autometer oil,temp,volt and sunpro tach w/shift light
 

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