BUILD THREAD Project "Con Artist" 1980 Malibu

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Dayzedandkonfuzed

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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Mock up


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jeremyandthemonte

jeremyandthemonte

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Good God that turbo is huge any specs on it?
 
Dayzedandkonfuzed

Dayzedandkonfuzed

Greasemonkey
Feb 9, 2010
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Salmon Arm, BC
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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.
 
Dayzedandkonfuzed

Dayzedandkonfuzed

Greasemonkey
Feb 9, 2010
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Salmon Arm, BC
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Todays progress

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Vaughn3031

Vaughn3031

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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
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Dayzedandkonfuzed

Dayzedandkonfuzed

Greasemonkey
Feb 9, 2010
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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!
 
Vaughn3031

Vaughn3031

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Jul 23, 2013
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#9
no problem, I look forward to see the updates!!!
 
Dayzedandkonfuzed

Dayzedandkonfuzed

Greasemonkey
Feb 9, 2010
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Salmon Arm, BC
#10
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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