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by Doober
Sun May 19, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: 8.5
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Re: 8.5

https://i.imgur.com/H1PwoOR.jpg '94 was when they changed to the "bubble" from the "box" ('80s to the '90s style that looks like the Impala SS). I've read anything '77-'96 bolts up to each other, telling me the ears/mounts are the same on all the assemblies, but they will have different options. Th...
by Doober
Wed May 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: 8.5
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Re: 8.5

I was going to put a thread up for it but this is here so I'll put it here too, since I picked up a B-Body 8.5 for super cheap some years ago. SSM actually makes a set of swap arms to bolt it in, but I don't know how much misalignment there is... I'm guessing it's on the upper ears, correct? If they...
by Doober
Wed May 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: factory 8.5 30 spline posi?
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: factory 8.5 30 spline posi?

I'm planning on a Detroit Truetrac whenever I build the 8.5 I have. No clutches and should hold up fine for the street, if I raced I would probably get the Detroit Locker, to my understanding it's stronger than the Truetrac. https://www.eaton.com/us/en-us/products/differentials-traction-control/afte...
by Doober
Wed May 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: Borg Warner t56
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Borg Warner t56

Late to the show, but there is an adapter to mount a T56 to the old school bellhousing... you just need an LS style input shaft (easily changed) and an extended pilot bushing. This way you can use stock G-Body bellhousing and clutch mechanicals. You should be able to just use a regular 153-tooth fly...
by Doober
Wed May 08, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stopped by to say hi, place is looking a little empty.
Replies: 27
Views: 583

Re: Stopped by to say hi, place is looking a little empty.

I think it's public to view but you have to join... spammers kept joining while it was open to everyone and ads for phones, clothes and other useless stuff... likely bots. I made it join by request to cut down on that number.
by Doober
Sun May 05, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doober?????????
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Doober?????????

Howdy :D Yeah, mostly life stuff and other things carrying on, I'm usually more active on FB since you can just pull it up on your phone easy peasy compared to most forums that aren't always friendly (never really cared for Tapatalk for some reason). I still have my '78, it's just been on the back b...
by Doober
Sun May 05, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stopped by to say hi, place is looking a little empty.
Replies: 27
Views: 583

Re: Stopped by to say hi, place is looking a little empty.

Hey I'm still around! I just haven't visited a forum since... well... the Facebook boom. For better or worse I made a group and labeled it MR with the same banner in hopes people would use both the forum and FB... instead it's grown a mind of its own and currently it's at 13,900 members !!! Social m...
by Doober
Sun May 05, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: MalibuRacing Gallery
Topic: My Pro Touring conversion
Replies: 141
Views: 14844

Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Ayyy it's been a long time, first time looking at an actual forum since Facebook took over everything.

How is it running now?
by Doober
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Transmission Technical
Topic: SAE20 Motor oil for Trans. fluid????
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

Re: SAE20 Motor oil for Trans. fluid????

Interesting to read...

My Fiero uses 5w-20 in the 282 Getrag, says so right on the dipstick plug... almost 190k on the car (probably trans too?) and it still shifts just fine.
by Doober
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: Help!!! drivetrain noises?
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Help!!! drivetrain noises?

You said it happened after installing the rear... it doesn't happen with suspension motion (thinking bushings)? Have you tried spraying a light lubricant around the yoke seal area? Just a thought if the seal for the yoke is making noise, if it's still making a u-joint type sound with new u-joints.
by Doober
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: MalibuRacing Gallery
Topic: My Pro Touring conversion
Replies: 141
Views: 14844

Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Lookin' good.
I'm having trouble placing that post in the last pic. Where is it, and is it a ground?
by Doober
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did U do to your G-body today??
Replies: 3470
Views: 226170

Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

http://www.imgur.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :D
by Doober
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: MalibuRacing Gallery
Topic: My Pro Touring conversion
Replies: 141
Views: 14844

Re: My Pro Touring conversion

More progress than I've made the last 6 months!
by Doober
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did U do to your G-body today??
Replies: 3470
Views: 226170

Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Very cool :D What cam do you have right now?
by Doober
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They're still out there.....
Replies: 45
Views: 5415

Re: They're still out there.....

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That's what I plan on doing with mine... my intake is bare aluminum right now but if/when I make it a 383 I want to get some center/perimeter bolt adapters for the valve covers and make it look close as I can to a stock small block.