MALIBU Mexican straight 6 / stick Malibu.. legit?

Bonnewagon

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The straight six I agree with. But points? The question remains- WHY? Back then we scrounged HEI distributors from wherever we could just to get rid of the points. Why would anyone continue with building cars with points just from a maintenance perspective? Basic Cheapola thinking? Seems counter-productive.
 

ck80

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Here's pics of my back seat from my '81. Might be easier for you to compair since you know what yours look like.
So, I came across a straggler of the 1981-1984 regal red pallex cloth - it was a door panel that I salvaged as the cardboard was water damaged but the cloth was nice. Again, hoarding as this is the cloth in every one of my current regals.

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So, if your idea was maybe a different car to be seeking some ready to use front buckets that would match an existing bench... maybe?

But in the regals earlier models had a plastic back on the front buckets like a cutlass gets. Later years had a flat cloth back.
 

DRIVEN

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I don't think the points distributor is factory. The fuel pump looks to have a sediment bowl too. I still don't doubt that it was born with an inline though. Maybe just not sure it was this inline.
 
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oldsmobile joe

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i wonder if its a 292 truck motor
 

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