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by DOUG213XRJ
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Electrical/Wiring Technical
Topic: 100 + amp alternator/ Factory wiring
Replies: 0
Views: 21

100 + amp alternator/ Factory wiring

Hey All. I`m considering at lest a 100 amp alternator . My Questing is will the stock 78-81 Malibu/El Camino wiring harness handle the extra amps. I have twin electric fans and want to up the amps. Thanks

Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Electrical/Wiring Technical
Topic: Battery goes dead after sitting for 1 week
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Battery goes dead after sitting for 1 week

Pull the fuse for the cruise control or unhook the electric connection, then let the El camino set. That should let you know if the cruise control is the cause of the short. you can unhook the negative side of the battery then hookup a test light on the battery post and the battery cable if the ligh...
by DOUG213XRJ
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from Utah!
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: New member from Utah!

Hey, Welcome from West Michigan.

Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I'm Baaaack !!
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: I'm Baaaack !!

Welcome back.

Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Malibu El camino front air dam questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: Malibu El camino front air dam questions.

Ok, Thanks tommy.

Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Malibu El camino front air dam questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: Malibu El camino front air dam questions.

That would be great. Thanks Tommy.

Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Malibu owner
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: New Malibu owner

Hey, Welcome from West Michigan.

Doug
by DOUG213XRJ
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electric cooling fans stopped working
Replies: 1
Views: 569

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: 1350

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: 3
Views: 760

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: 748

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: 5
Views: 910

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: 699

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: 773

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: 773

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