Recent content by shoedoos

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    80 Malibu 540 Twin Turbo build.

    apologies for the hijack, malibu81 is there a reason your go to says water over meth injection? Did he tell you specifics of where to inject it, under what conditions and size of jet etc etc?
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    80 Malibu 540 Twin Turbo build.

    yep, seriously interested.....sounds like you will be needing deep pockets on this project.....
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    79' malibu project thread

    ^ go on...tell us how good the deal was......
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    79' malibu project thread

    If you have the funds, change those bushes out to mono ball swivels - they really make the rear axle float and get rid of any binding....
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    New to Nitrous

    Very little goes wrong on a plate nitrous kit.....plungers in the solenoids wear and that's about it......I wouldn't waste money on a brand new kit if I could find a used one and restore it with the easily (and cheaply) available parts. As far as fuel quality and plugs are concerned, you need...
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    New to Nitrous

    First thing to do is find out where you can fill bottles locally and at what cost. Second would be to trawl facebook and craigslist for a used kit. Third thing to do is buy rebuild kits for the solenoids (yes they are a simple fix). 4th will be to baseline your 383's best performance without...
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    Not new but it’s been AWHILE.

    if you mean fiberglass instead of "plastic"....then there's plenty out there....Harwood make a nice one, plastic - I don't know of any....
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    Transmission pan bolts tightening

    make sure the TV cable is adjusted correctly if this is a new install......pretty critical in any 200-4R and 700R4 installations......google and youtube will show you how....
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    79' malibu project thread

    ^ might want to try that with the brakes installed first.....remember all that adjustability is so you can quickly change things at the track etc.....if its a pain to do and takes three people to remove a bolt, then things get tricky....
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    79' malibu project thread

    ^ wasn't talking about the adjustability.....more that the shock bracket might interfere with being able to remove the bolt from the lower control arm bracket....
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    Is there a way to strain slightly used transmission fluid?

    if it doesn't have lumps, chunks, shiny metal, or anything else that might contaminate, then feed it back in through a funnel......if you're paranoid get yourself a paint strainer or something like that and pour through that.....make sure the engine is running for most of the pour or it will...
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    79' malibu project thread

    bit late now......have you checked the bolt in the lower control arm bracket can be moved up and down all those holes?
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    79' malibu project thread

    good thinking on the adjustable shock mounts.....if it were me, I'd be moving them as far outboard as possible for more stability on the street.....
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    Transmission pan bolts tightening

    yes that's fine, just don't make a mess of sliding it too far.....sure you can't get a spanner in there?
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    Transmission pan bolts tightening

    same procedure applies....keep nipping those pan bolts and the leaks will go away (unless the gasket is already damaged).....