new to me '79 malibu

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Not-quite-so-new-guy
Feb 13, 2018
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#11
That g body's gonna be lit
 
1evilregal

1evilregal

Comic Book Super Hero
Apr 23, 2009
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Greensboro, NC
#12
welcome to the site from NC! I've liked those squares over the years, but gotta say, I love the look you went for with both of them! love the sleeper, an severely mild visual touches!
 
O. D. Showtime

O. D. Showtime

Comic Book Super Hero
Feb 6, 2009
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Regina Sask. Canada
#13
Welcome aboard...nice Malibu! I've had a few squares in the past...yours looked real good!
 
truckdoug

truckdoug

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Dec 23, 2018
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#14
thanks fellas! Hi Mike!

I'll do a quickie build thread on the malibu soon. It's taken a while to get settled into new digs
 
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Max Headroom

Greasemonkey
Sep 8, 2011
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#15
Nice car! I hope you're not serious about junkyarding that 350/350 set. I can remember when a lot of people were trashing stock 350s just because they were low compression two bolt mains. Now you have to look hard to find a stock 350 that is worth rebuilding. Yeah, I know LS, LS, LS, blah, blah, blah. The difference is that I can fix almost anything that goes wrong with a gen 1/2 sbc with the hand tools in my trunk and the aftermarket parts for the old 350s are still very inexpensive (for the most part). I can't do that with an LS. Also, a well assembled two bolt main sbc is good to about 500 hp, if you know what you are doing.
 
truckdoug

truckdoug

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Dec 23, 2018
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#16
right, i read somewhere recently that the sbc still makes up like 65% of all aftermarket sales...i dont think they'll be going anywhere soon(y)(y)

I was just being facetious about "junk yarding it" . What I can't sell I'll give away for free if it's a useful part.

That "built 355" ended up being a 305 according to the casting numbers. It still went to a good home in a 71 camaro :)

I'm not a make or model or brand guy...I'll use whatever I can my hands on. Truck LS motors just happen to be relatively inexpensive to make lots of ponies with
 
spicercars

spicercars

Greasemonkey
Jan 7, 2019
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Saginaw MN
#17
Welcome from northern MN.
 
airboatgreg

airboatgreg

Royal Smart Person
Oct 2, 2016
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#18
Nice. Welcome from SW Georgia
 
85442/86buick

85442/86buick

Master Mechanic
Feb 12, 2013
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Toronto
#19
Welcome , I will be sure to follow along.
 
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