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by DOUG213XRJ
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electric cooling fans stopped working
Replies: 0
Views: 57

electric cooling fans stopped working

I took the 81 Malibu to a street cruise and after a few laps the Malibu started running about 5 to 10 degrees hotter then last few laps. We pulled in to a gas station after getting some fuel, I popped the hood and found one of the fans stopped working. I was checking the relays (not sure which relay...
by DOUG213XRJ
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shutting down MalibuRacing
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: Shutting down MalibuRacing

shvrolay wrote:WOW! Sad to see this happen. This is by far the friendliest, most willing to share info of any car forum on the web (IMO). No snobbiness, wise-assed remarks that are all too common on other sites. This has been my go to site for answers. Thank you .

X2 well said.

Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire dressing
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Tire dressing

Hey Guys and gals. Im looking for a good tire dressing that protects the tire without looking glossy or over shinny.

Thank Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rally rim will it fit ?
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Rally rim will it fit ?

Im looking for a spare 15X7 or 6 rally rim for the 81 Malibu. Will this rim fit ? The information is confusing me. Does it fit the 81 Malibu or not ? https://www.ebay.com/itm/HOT-ROD-HANKS-55-Rally-Rim-15X7-5x4-5-5x4-75-Offset-6-Silver-With-Cap-Qty-of-1/183293603378?hash=item2aad266e32:g:UxwAAOSwMPB...
by DOUG213XRJ
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Malibu El camino front air dam questions.
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Malibu El camino front air dam questions.

Does anyone know or have an idea why Chevrolet used different front air dam to help cool the radiator, I think the 1978 and 1979 use a longer and wider one then the 1980 trough 1987 ? Also has one been proven to do a better job at cooling ?


Thanks Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: like to see pictures of trans coole installion
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: like to see pictures of trans coole installion

Both of mine are in front of where the A/C condenser would be. I`m thinking I used the same hole as the A/C condenser. That way theres a nice gap in between the radiator and the transmission cooler.


Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily broke down, So out came the El Camino
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Daily broke down, So out came the El Camino

AVENGER79 wrote:Nice. that should happen more often
Yea don't I know it.
by DOUG213XRJ
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily broke down, So out came the El Camino
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Daily broke down, So out came the El Camino

Felt go to drive the 78 El camino ( didn't drive it at all last year). It towed my 4X8 trailer with mowers with no problem. The Motor ran about 180 with a 160 thermostat. I have the electric fans that come on at 205 and off at 195.

Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Old/New Member
Replies: 10
Views: 1067

Re: Old/New Member

Hey Tom, Welcome from West Michigan.

Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: MalibuRacing Gallery
Topic: 79 MoreDoor SS
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: 79 MoreDoor SS

Very cool moredoor,

Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cooling the Bu
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: cooling the Bu

The El Camino has #EC162 two row 3/4" tubes . I just bought and installed #AE162 which has two row with 1" tubes. They also have a three row with 5/8 tubes #CC162. Before ordering double check upper radiator hose is the size you need. the only fitment problem I had was the over flow port on the radi...
by DOUG213XRJ
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Canadian with 82 Cutlass.
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: Canadian with 82 Cutlass.

Welcome from West Michigan.

Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cooling the Bu
Replies: 5
Views: 226

cooling the Bu

hey Guys and Gals. Last year I installed dual electric fans on the 81 Malibu. I found out the adjustable fan switch didn't adjust, they where ether on or off. So I bought new switch Hayden #3653). Now they come on and off when I want them to. Setting in the shop the fans cool the Bu all day, But dri...
by DOUG213XRJ
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 80 Malibu
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: 80 Malibu

Hey, Welcome from West Michigan.


Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Wed May 22, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: 1980 Chevy Malibu
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: 1980 Chevy Malibu

Hey, Welcome from West Michigan.

Doug