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BUILD THREAD Project "Con Artist" 1980 Malibu

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  1. Dayzedandkonfuzed

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    I decided to call this project "Con Artist," mainly because I hate the term 'sleeper,' even though the goal here is exactly that. It starts with a somewhat rusty 1980 Malibu, add a bunch of suspension upgrades, and a boosted 454 under an un-molested hood, and you have Project Con Artist.

    Unfortunately the wheels don't do much for the modest look I'm trying to go for, but I'm always on the hunt for something that would suit it better.

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    Good God that turbo is huge any specs on it?
     
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    I cant remember if its a 90mm or a 94mm, I'll have to measure it again. But it has a .76 a/r compressor and 1.41 a/r twin scroll turbine. I'll likely use it as is at first, and later on invest in a quick spool valve, cuz I think it's even a little big for the 454.
     
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    Todays progress

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    What is the 454 out of?
     
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    Out of a 79 3/4 ton chevy
     
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    Love the build! i'd be willing to swap wheels and tires if you are, Message me if you're interested Malibu 2015.jpg
     
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    If those were a couple inches bigger I'd be all over it! Now that I've felt the handling improvements from a larger wheel, I couldn't go back to 15s, thanks for the offer though!
     
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    no problem, I look forward to see the updates!!!
     
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    Not much progress yesterday, got the downpipe roughly routed under the car though

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    Keep in mind I am learning a lot of this turbo stuff as I go, so any input is appreciated.
     
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