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Posted December 07, 2011 - 11:02 AM

Nice looking grocery getter Kenny. I wouldn't mind having that parked in the driveway for a while.
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Posted December 07, 2011 - 08:42 PM

My buddy use to have a 79 malibu wagon w/400 and 350 turbo.That thing screemed.He ran low 13s in the quarter mile.That was a fun car till he wrecked it.Those are some nice looking wagons guys.
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Posted December 08, 2011 - 03:27 PM

Good looking sleeper Kenny, the engine bay looks like it's all OEM.
Back in '89 or '90 Dad had an '81 Malibu coupe he repowered with a mildly built 350. That little car would sure get after it :orangecool:
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Posted December 08, 2011 - 03:46 PM

So far, I have had 2 wagons and a 2-door that was a 4-speed. All 81's!

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:22 AM

Alc, if you had not said anything I would not have known you had done all that with the car. You did an excellent job from what I can tell from the pictures. I bet you get a few eye brows raise when you get on it.
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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:37 AM

Thanks Bill , it was a fun job to do , I was supprised how many things would swap from the Firebrid , that really kept the cost down too , Al

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 08:53 AM

The parts swapping was one of the things I loved about GM's back then. Very easy to find parts. The rear gears I have in this came from a Firebird. Has the fine spline axles. I would love to put an overdrive in it, but would have to get a different cam. .488/510 lift is just a bit strong for a street machine.

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 10:10 AM

Just found this post and wanted to say you guys have some nice wagons. I have an '83 with a .060 350 and turbo350. I like the '81 noses also so put one on my car.
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Posted July 22, 2012 - 09:56 PM

Just saw Al's Malibu up close this morning and he did a great job with it, but I was pressed for time so no test drive.... yet. Probably good since the sticker is dead and my luck I would be pulled over trying to find the top speed! :bigrofl:
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Posted July 23, 2012 - 05:48 AM

Casey I enjoyed your visit with your dad and grandfather too even though we didn't have a lot of time Al
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Posted July 23, 2012 - 07:48 PM

Al, I wished I had had more time to visit but can only cram so much in one weekend.

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Posted July 25, 2012 - 04:34 PM

I would do a turbo Buick v6 in one of those because I can :thumbs:

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:08 AM

Good looking G body. Only thing I don't like is the Poncho steering wheel. Persona l taste I suppose. Although I have a Cavalier steering wheel in my Suburban.




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