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Post by driveit on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:59 pm

1974 Chevelle Malibu Classic.

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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KnrB2RvWoXLI0Q0JWnCd-QUnB9cHQoGintOr_o0oLBI/edit?usp=sharing



The Plan:

Body - House of Color Tangelo Pearl or Harley Davidson Orange with a black vinyl top and racing stripes down the hood.

All new tinted glass.

Front and Rear Spoilers.

Wheels -
Tires -



Bumpers - Tucked, lightened, narrowed and powder coated to match the wheels.

Grill - powder coated as well to match.

Firewall cleaned up, wires hidden.
Hide heater components and wiper motor? Not sure yet how to do that!

Plastic inner fender wells.

Hood - Fiberglass with 2 inch cowl.

Trunk lid - fiberglass.

Suspension - http://www.performancesuspension.com/
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Our Performance Suspension Stage IV "G" Machine Kit Includes:


Complete Graphite Impregnated Polyurethane Front End Rebuild Kit
Front & Rear KYB Gas Charged Shocks or Struts
Front & Rear Powder Coated G-TECH Sway Bars with Polyurethane Bushings
Rear Heavy Duty Upper & Lower Control Arms(where applicable)
Rear Trailing Arm Bushings (where applicable) . MOPAR Torsion Bars, Boots & Clips
Front & Rear Springs 9 Coil or Leaf)
Panhard Bar (Camaro/Firebird Only)
Complete Set of Front Upper & Lower Tubular Control Arms with Polyurethane Bushings




Engine - Edelbrock Hi-Torq 383 Pro-Flo XT EFI 9.5:1 (408 HP & 450 FT/LBS TQ)

Specifications
Displacement: 383 c.i.d.
(4.000" bore x 3.800" stroke)
Horsepower: 408
Torque: 450
Compression: 9.5:1
Block: New GM "ZZ383" 4-Bolt 1-Piece Rear Main Seal
Crankshaft: Forged Steel
Pistons: Hypereutectic
Camshaft: Performer RPM Hydraulic Roller #2209
Rocker Arms: 1.5:1 Roller
Manifold: RPM Air-Gap
Cylinder Heads: Polished E-Tec 170 #60979
Throttle Body: Edelbrock #3869
Water Pumps: N/A
Distributor: Mallory Pro Billet
Valve Covers: Cast Aluminum
Finish: Polished and Black Powder-Coated
Break-in Oil: Includes six quarts of Edelbrock Performance SAE30, #1070; NOTE: customer must add oil before start-up
Warranty: 2 Year/Unlimited Mileage


Exhaust - Flowmaster

3” pides all the way out.



Headers - Flomaster - Scavenger Series Elite
Electronic Cutouts -


Transmission - SUM-700700

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OR - Gear Venders
Added to - TH350 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Axle Ratio 4.56 4.10 3.73 3.55 3.42 3.08
Trans Ratio Final Drive Ratio
1st 2.52 11.49 10.33 9.40 8.95 8.62 7.76
Over 1.97 8.96 8.06 7.33 6.98 6.72 6.05
2nd 1.52 6.93 6.23 5.67 5.40 5.20 4.68
Over 1.19 5.41 4.86 4.42 4.20 4.06 3.65
3rd 1.00 4.56 4.10 3.73 3.55 3.42 3.08
Over 0.78 3.56 3.20 2.91 2.77 2.67 2.40


Custom Console - similar to the one below.
Shifter -
Seats - Procar


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Post by alleyball4 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:06 pm

I wish I had your money !
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Post by 2fat2fly on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:16 pm

trust me ! your building a huge $$$ pit and I'm pretty sure you'll never see it again, but oh well it's your wallet .
always better to use a good overdrive than that outrageous gear vender especially if your using much stall, anyways sounds assume, love the color, lot of nice upgrades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Joe73 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:37 pm

I have my body off as we speak.

1. Factory block has been boiled and checked.
2. New balanced rotating assembly is waiting. Forged pistons with 10.3:1 compression. Scat rods and crank.
3. Comp cams 292 flat tappet cam.
3a. Aluminum heads with 200 or 210cc runners will be on it.
4. Victor Jr. maifold powdercoated clear.
5. Holley 750 with adjustable vacuum secondaries is sitting on the bench waiting.
5a. Put in a 2 1/2" exhaust and sell my 2 1/8" system.
6. Putting my factory wide ratio muncie back in.
7. Plan to strip the undercoating off the floors and possibly paint the bottom the same color as the body.
8. Firewall will be refreshed.
9. Sandblasted and epoxied frame is waiting as well.
10. Rear will be sandblasted along with the arms, rear sway bar, 1 1/8" factory front bar and my scattershield. Scattershield will probably get powdercoated. Epoxy on the rest.
11. Put it all back together and put the factory stripes back on and clear coat the whole car.

So in a a nutshell. Rebuild the motor, clean up underneath, chassis swap and stripes.

Thats about it.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:36 pm

gonna drive it like i stole it.......

seriously, exterior repaint,de-oil the bottom,freshen up firewall, install posi,freshen up the 454 in the corner.

than drive the $h!+ out of it.
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Post by dynchel on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:50 pm

I have new rectangular control arms (rear) a new pair of coil springs and a impala SS sway bar. I am currently. In the process of refinishing a hood with dual scoops. I do have a son due on April 27th so i am trying to finish as much as i can before then.
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Post by pila on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:06 pm

That's an ambitious project, and multi-thousand dollar investment for sure. Me, I'm happy with my '74 Malibu Classic like it is right now, with a 408 small block stump- puller engine and recent resto.

My El Camino project has already broke me for parts. It went past 14 grand so quick I didn't realize it !!

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Post by 1973montec on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:24 pm

my monte sat for years,than bam. sunk a whole lot of money in it. now shes gone and i did not get 1/3 back that i put in.
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Post by ant7377 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:52 pm

I have to get the AC back together in the 73 -Im slacking,gonna get a new radio for it too and I might buy the Prostars for the 77.
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Post by Bruisr on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:43 pm

Money being the ultimate factor, My intentions are to build a really great handling and lowered as much as feasable with around 350-375 horse 74 chevelle, (currently in pieces). My 73 elco I like to build to a really hot 454 powered street machine, big and little tires like the old days. Mean and nasty. If my son decides he wants a different car during his stint in the military, I'd like to cut the roof off and make a topless 4 seater elco from his 76 sprint. I had started to build one years ago but soon realized the car needed more than it was worth, the car had caught fire in the engine bay and interior, I regret getting rid of it now. My 74 has had the bumpers tucked and chopped, and gutted, a/c and heater are gone, no radio and still going. I'm currently rebuilding a 454 for my 73 elco,(basically a mild cammed 30 over bored stock rebuild). And hopefully 1 more elco, and a 73 chevelle to add to my collection.
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Post by Fishgrinder on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:55 am

This summer:

- replace the buick engine with a 454 crate
- get the TH-400 rebuilt
- freshen up engine compartment at the same time
- install map and dome light
- adjust sagging passenger side door

Future plans:
- install new springs to achieve 1973 454 Montes height
- considering putting on lower body moldings

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Post by driveit on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:19 am

I love hearing about what others plan to do with their cars. Most of what I posted is all a dream. As far as money goes, I think I had some before I got married if I remember right. Now we have a 2 1/2 year old son and a 6 month old daughter. I can even afford to license and insure the car right now, but a fellow can dream right?
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Post by Darkcalling1 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:19 am

Ok here's the basic idea for me.

SBC 408 (aka punched out original block) to run mids 400s hp and torque.
700r4 mildly built.
Both above projects will be handled by a buddy to keep costs down work exchange system lol.

Glass trunk and and cowl hood

Lighten and tighten bumpers and doors and anything else I can find to lose some weight (aka me too)

Now for the pricey part stuff
Want to run 14 discs and high performance tubular a arms, larger front sway bar up front and out back.Up grade the rear suspension to adjustable arms up and down and rear discs as well probably stick with the 342 rear gears for now.
Oh and already got Marshall 6 guage package will try and install into factory spots.
Car will be sprayed candy red with violet pearl

That's the plan for now


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Post by Tom77 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:22 am

Drive it till I die then get burried in it! Like I'm not already! Laughing
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Post by driveit on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:04 pm

Darkcalling1 wrote:Ok here's the basic idea for me.

SBC 408 (aka punched out original block) to run mids 400s hp and torque.
700r4 mildly built.
Both above projects will be handled by a buddy to keep costs down work exchange system lol.

Glass trunk and and cowl hood

Lighten and tighten bumpers and doors and anything else I can find to lose some weight (aka me too)

Now for the pricey part stuff
Want to run 14 discs and high performance tubular a arms larger front sway bar up front.Up grade the rear suspension to adjustable arms up and down and rear discs as well probably stick with the 342 rear gears for now.

Car will be sprayed candy red with violet pearl

That's the plan for now

For suspension check out that link in my post for Performance Suspension. They have more than anyone for out cars. They even have the G Machine Stage 4 kit even though it doesn't say so on their site. I called them and I think it was under 3 grand for the stage 4 kit. I can't remember for sure. They even have the rear disk conversion kit and I believe it was cheaper from them as well.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:16 pm

im looking to have a fairly clean malibu in a month if i get it gonna check it out fix what needs fixed and ride it till the wheels fall off this summer. then take a look at my budget and go from there on rebuilding. i know the color will have to go its a light tan not as dark as butterscotch pudding and not as light a vanilla pudding lol

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Post by pila on Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:50 pm

My Elco is going to be a daily driver when it gets on the road. I sure don't need another storage queen !

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Post by knightfan26917 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:13 pm

Simple:

Selling 2 more cars (sold 3, July 2012)

The remaining Caprice Classic ... drive
The remaining mc ... store (for now)

Bah. I don't belong here, obviously.



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Post by alive 75 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:11 pm

I got list for this year. in order I'm going to install....
new stereo /cd played with speakers, that i received for christmas
shorty headers
exhaust pipes from headers to mufflers
tail pipes
front coils
front shocks
upper and lower ball joints
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Post by driveit on Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:50 am

I think every thing on my car excluding the engine are original 1974 parts. The breaks may have been changed at one time or another though.
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Post by Biomedtech on Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:25 pm

Since the guna isn't numbers matching, the plan is to drop it 2 or 3 inches, coilovers on all 4 corners, c5 spindles & brakes for the front & convert to disc brakes in the rear. Boss motorsports 338's in Black Staggered 20's in the rear with 18's on the front and completely blacked out.

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Post by carcass on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:40 am

My car is in my buddies shop for body and paint,
Its gonna be white with a black fiberglass 4" cowl hood.
The carpet is gone allready, the rest of the interior is going as soon as I get the car back from paint.
I'm gonna try my hand at my first cage installation the car will have a mig welded mild steel 8 point style roll bar with swing out door bars.
I'm planning on gutting the stock dash with the interior and fabricating a flat dash out of aluminum on a dash spreader style bar. only basic switches and simplified wiring.
Small block 400 to stay till I smoke it, tremec TKO 600 for trans,
Furd nine inch looks the best and 3.7's or so meets the first gear of the Tko 600's 2.87 first pretty well with a 28 inch or so tire.
Detroit locker at the very least, possible spool.
It is mini spooled right now with 3.08's and it is a blast to drive on the street, drifting is no problem.
I would remove the inner fenderwells to save weight but itll drive in the rain often, or sink the bumpers but I want the car to maintain the dont mess with me look on the freeway that steers cars away from it due to my obvious intent to pit maneuver any rice rocket or soccer van that gets too close. So the ominous bumpers may stay,
I'm toying with making my own bumpers out of 4" wide c channel cut to width with rear kickers from the corners tying them to the frame, and 1/8" steel plates going from the rear bumper corners and bolted to the side sheetmetal of the trunk, then tied to the rear kickers of the cage. a square tubing reinforcement of the radiator core support with kickers to the front fraim rails, covered by expanded metal to protect the radiator and make a good bashing surface for the front end if needed.
I'm keeping my car high and tight so that I fear no speed bump or curb and have no worry about bottoming out save for the worst spots, so lowering is 99% out of the question.
More caster is required as is tightened rear control arms. I'm keeping 15" wheels and am hoping for yellow letter goodyear tires to run on the street.
forget about carpet, ashtrays, any chrome trim except the bumpers and grille. no headliner no rear package tray, fill the rear seat area with sheetmetal to compartmentalize the trunk for a fuel cell and battery box.
Move the e brake to a lever on the floor or a verticle lever in front of the manual trans lever, with a lock that has to be pushed to engage it so j turns could be performed at will.
two pro street aluminum kirkey seats with current belts tied per NHRA rules to the seat back bar.
Lexan as can be afforded.
four retaining plates for the windshield and bumper retention chains/cables.
everything will be white except for the hood, and the engine will stay orange. I like to be able to see in to the engine bay and interior.
Pioneer supertuner tape deck in tact with two six by nines rocking Minor Theat and early Sacred Reigh (surf nicaragua) possibly misfits walk among us. and trapped under Ice by metallica.
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Post by driveit on Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:40 am

Biomedtech wrote:Since the guna isn't numbers matching, the plan is to drop it 2 or 3 inches, coilovers on all 4 corners, c5 spindles & brakes for the front & convert to disc brakes in the rear. Boss motorsports 338's in Black Staggered 20's in the rear with 18's on the front and completely blacked out.


I like the sound of that!
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Post by driveit on Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:46 am

"carcass"

Sounds like a mean machine. I would like to see it with that 4" cowl!
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Post by driveit on Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:14 am

I thought I would see more cars in this area, more plans, and more ideas that I could borrow from. Kinda let down that this one seems to have fell through the cracks!
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