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Log79

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 11, 2019
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Pittsburgh
Hey guys , I referenced this forum quite a bit the last couple months while doing an engine swap in my 80’ malibu . It’s been really helpful and informative so I finally decided to join . Just wanted to say hi and thanks for all the information
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Cauterize

Cauterize

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Feb 9, 2019
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Welcome! love the car. What engine did you end up swaping in?
 
mclellan83

mclellan83

Royal Smart Person
Jun 27, 2017
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Pgh, PA

ORV!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

Rocket Powered Basset Hound
Oct 14, 2008
10,136
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Gainesville, Fl
Welcome aboard! Nice Malibu. You wanna tell us more about it?
It's got a little Joe Dirt influence going on.
 
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Log79

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 11, 2019
13
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Pittsburgh
Thanks guys ! I had a 79’ when I was young that had an olds 350 rocket installed by the previous owner . I loved it !, I had aquired two parts cars and had purchased a lot of new stuff and a freshly rebuilt 4 bolt 350. Then life took over and I stored it in a garage on my family’s property after I got married and it sat for years . I found this current 80’ about two years ago and got a nice deal on it , it only had a 6 cyl but in my mind I had every part I would need to make it what I want . This was what I found when I went to inventory my parts. So I kinda started from scratch, got ahold of a 400 sbc and then after destroying the 200 metric on my first test run I got a th350. It’s still a work in progress but it’s running pretty well so far
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Longroof79

Longroof79

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Oct 14, 2008
10,136
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Gainesville, Fl
Thanks for sharing some background about the car and life in general. I assume that's where the car spent it's time until you rescued it from it's years of hibernation. Keep us updated on your progress. Looks like a nice project.
 
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Log79

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 11, 2019
13
3
Pittsburgh
It’s actually the garage where I thought my old malibu and parts were , it was all stolen. Sorry for the confusion. These are pics I have of the new one so far and yes it might be a little joe dirt inspired longroof haha
 

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Log79

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 11, 2019
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3
Pittsburgh
Still needs a good bit of attention but it’s running well , I pick my kids from school every day with it haha, the love the rumble.
 
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