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Post by McCauley5983 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:48 pm

Looking good can't wait to see that thing on the street
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:30 pm

Sorry for the crappy photos... It doesn't do the paint justice. The firewall and EVERY other part was wet-sanded after the primer coat was shot.


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Brake Booster - Probably have 3 hours in sanding, priming, wetsanding, and painting this damn thing.
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Post by 77mali on Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:53 pm

Looks great. What brand did you end up using for the paint? Looks like semi-gloss?

(BTW- don't forget about the little gasket behind the booster.)
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:14 pm

It's Hot Rod Flatz Black from TPC Global.
http://www.tcpglobal.com/kustomshop/ksflatz.aspx?gclid=CPv4ncP-qq8CFWcZQgod_wohWQ

Already got the gasket! Thanks!
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:37 pm

Built 383 with all Forged Internals. Redline 7500. Max Boost 16PSI.
Built 4L80E with billet input/intermediate shafts - Should be good to 1000hp.







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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:58 pm

Hot damn.... thats looks goooooooood!!
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Post by 77mali on Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:16 pm

JiMi_DRiX wrote:Hot damn.... thats looks goooooooood!!

Agreed!
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Post by pila on Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:33 pm

Very, very nice ! Very Happy The 4L80E will handle a LOT of power, so not likely any problem there !

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Post by 74Malibu383 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:40 am

Global West Upper and Lower Control Arms with QA-1 adjustable coil-overs

Upper: CTA-37A
1. Increased Caster with 5-1/2 degrees of positive caster built into the control arm, straight line stability and corner entry is dramatically improved.
2. Camber curve is improved for high speed maneuvering.
3. Special bump stop mounted on the cross brace provides full drop protection for the ball joints.

Lower: CTA-37H
1. Doubling plates are used in the loaded areas where the shock bolts to the arm.
2. Cross tubes support the loaded shock mounting area and outside main tubes.
3. The sway bar mounting plate adds support to the ball joint area.
4. Straps are used around the bushing housings strengthening the housing to the tube.



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Post by 77mali on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:18 pm

Where the heck is the drool emot on here????

:-P........
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:55 pm

77mali wrote:Where the heck is the drool emot on here????

:-P........


OH BUT WE DO and then some LOL



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Post by Limey SE on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:57 pm

74Malibu383 wrote:Global West Upper and Lower Control Arms with QA-1 adjustable coil-overs

Upper: CTA-37A
1. Increased Caster with 5-1/2 degrees of positive caster built into the control arm, straight line stability and corner entry is dramatically improved.
2. Camber curve is improved for high speed maneuvering.
3. Special bump stop mounted on the cross brace provides full drop protection for the ball joints.

Lower: CTA-37H
1. Doubling plates are used in the loaded areas where the shock bolts to the arm.
2. Cross tubes support the loaded shock mounting area and outside main tubes.
3. The sway bar mounting plate adds support to the ball joint area.
4. Straps are used around the bushing housings strengthening the housing to the tube.






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Post by 77mali on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:06 pm

LOL- you just added that!!
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:08 pm

77mali wrote:LOL- you just added that!!


Who me I am Innocent LMAO
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Wed May 09, 2012 2:00 pm

Been working on the car EVERY night. Just haven't had time to post progress.


Bent new brake lines, and rewired the entire engine compartment. Loomed everything in braided loom.









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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed May 09, 2012 4:55 pm

77mali wrote:LOL- you just added that!!

its been there for a couple of months already
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Post by 77mali on Wed May 09, 2012 7:19 pm

Real nice job...hard work pays off for sure.

Were did you get the wire looms from? They look great.
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Post by pila on Wed May 09, 2012 11:41 pm

Superb workmanship on that project. Thanks for the pics !! Very Happy

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Post by 74Malibu383 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:39 pm

Man... it's been a long time since I've been on here. Got the car done back in June and took it on Power Tour. Been swamped at work since. Here are a few more photos...

In order to install the 4L80E, I had to move the crossmember back. Unfortunately, the stock one hits the floor before it can move back far enough to bolt up correctly. So... out it went, and I made this one. 2"x4" square tubing with 1/4" thick round tubing for the exhaust passages. I cut off the ends of my stock crossmember to save some time...




Once installed, my buddy and I made up the new exhaust by cutting up some 3" mandrel U bends. I cut off the 3 bolt collectors on the headers and went with band clamps. The photo shows the bolts on the bottom, but that was just for mock up. Final install puts them above the exhaust, so no more worrying about scraping speed bumps. Also decided to weld three bolt collectors between the mufflers and front exhaust section to allow easy removal of the main section. Took a while, but came out nice. Still need to take it all back out and sand/paint. Just didn't have enough time to do so before Power Tour.

Exhaust - Went with Spintech's this time. Love them!



Used a 3" hole saw on his mill to notch the H-Pipe:




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Re: 74Malibu383 Build

Post by 77mali on Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:11 pm

Looks awesome man.

What purpose does the bracket serve around the drive-shaft by the trans- is that a "just in case" provision?
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Re: 74Malibu383 Build

Post by Joe73 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:08 pm

Looks like a low profile driveshaft safety loop. Good thing to have. I run one. I dropped my shaft twice.
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:13 am

Yup - Driveshaft safety loop. I originally put it in 6 years ago with the stock driveshaft and everything was fine. Unfortunately, when I stepped up to the 3.5" shaft it started rubbing. It's out of the car now, and I'm making a new one. Going to try and make one that looks a little better.
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Post by Malicruiser on Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:03 am

74Malibu383 wrote:Man... it's been a long time since I've been on here. Got the car done back in June and took it on Power Tour. Been swamped at work since. Here are a few more photos...

In order to install the 4L80E, I had to move the crossmember back. Unfortunately, the stock one hits the floor before it can move back far enough to bolt up correctly. So... out it went, and I made this one. 2"x4" square tubing with 1/4" thick round tubing for the exhaust passages. I cut off the ends of my stock crossmember to save some time...




Once installed, my buddy and I made up the new exhaust by cutting up some 3" mandrel U bends. I cut off the 3 bolt collectors on the headers and went with band clamps. The photo shows the bolts on the bottom, but that was just for mock up. Final install puts them above the exhaust, so no more worrying about scraping speed bumps. Also decided to weld three bolt collectors between the mufflers and front exhaust section to allow easy removal of the main section. Took a while, but came out nice. Still need to take it all back out and sand/paint. Just didn't have enough time to do so before Power Tour.

Exhaust - Went with Spintech's this time. Love them!



Used a 3" hole saw on his mill to notch the H-Pipe:




Cargasm!!!!
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Re: 74Malibu383 Build

Post by carcass on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:39 pm

I see its an older thread but may i ask what brand and part number your headers are and if you are happy with them?
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Re: 74Malibu383 Build

Post by 74Malibu383 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:32 pm

Hooker Super Comp 2116-1HKR
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