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by Doober
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: MalibuRacing Gallery
Topic: 79 MoreDoor SS
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: 79 MoreDoor SS

A little late, but you're a bit of a youngster, aren't you? I seem to remember seeing pictures of this at one point and you were still in high school?

Also, hi the rest of ya! Glad to see you're still around :D I'm not near forum-active as I used to be anymore [-X ](*,) :-({|=
by Doober
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: MalibuRacing Gallery
Topic: Still at it.
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Still at it.

Good to see 8) Maybe I'm remembering wrong but wasn't it for sale at some point? I haven't frequented the G-Body world near as much the past many years.
by Doober
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did U do to your G-body today??
Replies: 3488
Views: 246266

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

Doober, Madge is still a "Driveway Eliminator". Things have been slim for us. I lost my job a year ago last June, then lost the new job last July. Normally I do a Holiday Club with my bank and it's my total car budget for the year, but this year it might just go to pay bills. Tommy Ditto on the dri...
by Doober
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did U do to your G-body today??
Replies: 3488
Views: 246266

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

I started mine last week and a short spin around the block, felt good :D The tires are pretty hard, so more than about 2/3 throttle in 2nd gear made it start to spin :lol: I sadly haven't gotten much of anything done on it, but my plans have evolved to an LS/T56/8.5" setup. I have the B-Body 8.5 rea...
by Doober
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Malibu Racing LIVES!
Replies: 33
Views: 4260

Re: Malibu Racing LIVES!

Oh my, I haven't been on in a bit... site's looking updated! ;) Glad to see some of you still around too :)
by Doober
Sun May 19, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: 8.5
Replies: 6
Views: 1822

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: 1822

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: 1029

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: 796

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: 1206

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: 487

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: 1206

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: 17222

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: 3120

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: 1174

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.