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General Information

Year
1978
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Malibu
Color
Dark blue
Packages
factory 4 speed, tach guage pkg, posi rear end.
History
I bought this car in high school, ran it during college while living in Auburn, and Syracuse, then parked it and tore it apart, ran/raced for 11 years on and off, tweaked the frame and parked it. Still apart pending a huge amount of work and money.
1978 Chevrolet Malibu (Dark blue)

Modifications

Drivetrain
355 small block, hays clutch, and believe it or not, saginaw 4 speed (15th one). pending TKO 5 speed
Interior
started low 14's, got into mid 13's, then low 13's, best of 12.67 carrying driver side front tired first two gears. Tweaked frame during this run and parked the car pending restoration, and boxing of the frame. Hoping to get it together and i'd be happy with good solid 11's on slicks.
Exterior
I have probably one of the first very few harwood 3 inch fiberglass cowl induction hoods produced, added elky spoiler under front bumper, and custom mixed the color in the car.
Suspension
stock GM stuff with lift bars, auburn posi unit 3.73 gears, pending 8.5 GN rear end with ford ends, and 4.11 gears.
Wheel and Tire
american racing.

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