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My Malibu a week after I got it

Post by Colonnade Mattie on Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:32 pm

Bought my Malibu a week before car craft..basically cleaned it up and drove it down there to see how it would do on the dyno. The car sat 20 years..the tires were flat spotted and shot.They saw the tires when they were strapping it down and weren't going to run it but they were cool about it and amused me with a little 4200 rpm pull of a whopping 177hp..tires were so bad it was bouncing..lol. Got it running much better now I should try again next year with my new tires.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:22 pm

That's pretty cool! Car Craft show is awesome!

Just got off the phone with a guy new in town as of this past June who hails from KY. He's got a '75 Laguna in storage down there and hopes to get it up here in the Spring. He was just telling me how much he loved his first Car Craft show! Hopefully, we can all get a spot together next summer and make a real G3 showing.
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:47 pm

That would be cool man
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Post by driveit on Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:16 am

Where is that show at? In Minnesota?
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:06 am

It's at the Minnesota state fairgrounds usually like 3rd week of July
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Post by driveit on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:22 am

Don't know if the bu would make it. Maybe if I could get my new engine built by then.
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:30 am

It's fun to go to every other year or so but it's too crowded...I like to cruise around a little and when you move your car it's hard to find a place to park again. Usually see a few guys overheating looking for a place to park...I took my cuda there one year and that was a mistake it was running so hot. The Malibu runs nice an cool for having a 400 so that was nice.
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Post by driveit on Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:34 pm

Mine ran a little hot this year trying to get through the crowd here as well. I don't have a fan shroud though.
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Post by Wallyuph on Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:23 pm

Back to fifties is worse that car craft. Lots of green antifreeze striping on road at that show.

For me I like car craft better. I plan to be there next year so we will have to do Cell phone number swaps to at least find each other.
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:58 pm

This car was there last year..great shape and I liked it because it was basically the same color as my car inside and out...it had a power moon roof which was a plus. We might go next year... we are always so busy in the summer so it's hard to say.
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Post by Wallyuph on Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:47 am

I was there too.
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:25 am

Cool Wally..didn't see ya there or I would have taken a pic of your car for sure. This pic is my car at car craft..some guy asked if the headlights were factory..he had never seen that style front...not too many of these old rats around.
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Post by driveit on Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:45 am

Was think about trying to go.  Found that the shortest route from where I live is about 821 miles.  That would be at least 6 tanks of gas.  For a 22 gallon tank at 3.50/gallon that is 77.00.  6 tanks of gas would be about 462.00 round trip just for gas.  Even if I could afford it the wife would kill me,  Would love to go though.

I found that even at 20 mpg that would still be around 4 tanks.
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