MALIBU Mexican straight 6 / stick Malibu.. legit?


Sep 18, 2009
Queens, NY
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.


Royal Smart Person
Feb 18, 2014
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.


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.


Apr 25, 2009
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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Royal Smart Person
Nov 12, 2015
i wonder if its a 292 truck motor

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