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  1. malicad

    Internal Tank Baffles

    How about using an Aeromotive Stealth pump system? I just installed one in my Wagon's new gas tank and it is a well though out, well made setup. I am very happy with it.
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    Dash removal question

    It's been a while since I had a dash out, but I'm pretty sure you HAVE TO take the instrument cluster out to access a couple fasteners behind it. It's not too hard. Everything is routed to one large "connector" that is really just a rectangular opening with the printed circuit board draped over...
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    Column shift bracket removal?

    I never had problems doing what I suggested. I've done it twice. I forgot about the key interlock. I think I just set mine in "park" and cut off the tab on the column. No real reason to touch it again after that. I painted mine semi-gloss black when I was done, and it looked great. I wish I took...
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    Column shift bracket removal?

    If you're permanently changing over to a floor-mounted shifter, it's not ever going to be needed, so cut the bracket off and grind it flat with the column. If you'd EVER go back to a column shifter, just leave it on there. You barely see it anyways.
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    Column shift bracket removal?

    I did this twice already, and it works great. I cut the piece that holds the shifter lever as close as possible to the column body. I grind it just below level. I JB WELD a piece of steel bent to look kind of like a big staple (if you can picture that) and glue that into the hole just short of...
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    What did U do to your G-body today??

    Does blowing sawdust off of them count towards "working" on them, lol? I had to cut some boards yesterday and put a nice layer of sawdust on both of them in the garage. Whoops.
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    HOOD FITMENT

    Yes, any year Malibu hood is interchangeable with any other. I think all years of fenders interchange as well, but the side marker positions may be different.
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    What did U do to your G-body today??

    Still getting situated in my new garage/home, so it's going slow. Nice to at least have 2 of my cars under one roof! Was going to bring my wagon home, but it's been VERY cold here the past couple weeks (like lows in the NEGATIVE teens at night, with highs during the day between 0 and 6). Next...
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    Stall converter slipping? ?????'s

    Depending what the 700R4 trans came out of, the stock converter's stall will vary. Believe it or not, most stock, replacement, non-performance converters can stall anywhere from 900-1300 rpm. If I were you, I would replace the gears with maybe 3.23 or 3.42 gears. My wagon's got the same...
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    Stall converter slipping? ?????'s

    Don't use that converter! You are going to burn up another transmission. That black and grey stuff you saw was your clutch material. Think of it in terms of comparing your automatic to a manual transmission. You have a numerically low gear (2.41) and a high stall converter, designed to give you...
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    Stall converter slipping? ?????'s

    Of course the transmission is slipping. You are running a 2000 rpm stall converter with stock 2.41:1 gears? Why would you do that? There is not enough mechanical advantage in the rear axle to take advantage of the higher stall. You are creating excess heat in the trans, and it won't last too...
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    Th200 how to make it last longer?

    Didn't you notice right away that the transmission wasn't going into overdrive, because there was no overdrive?
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    What did U do to your G-body today??

    FINALLY fired up the wagon after about a month being apart. Not much time these days. Ran good. Set timing to 10* to get a little more out of her. Distributor looks to be rotated quite a bit, so I think she's a tooth off. Either tomorrow or the weekend, going to loosen up the clamp and move it...
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    What did U do to your G-body today??

    Spent the day carving pumpkins and lounging with the kids...it's been raining since 6 AM, and the garage where my wagon is doesn't have electricity, so I have to push it out to work on it. I hope tomorrow is better...
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    What did U do to your G-body today??

    Worked on the wagon a bit yesterday. Got the new spark plugs installed, removed the distributor (I think it's one tooth off), started to make my custom spark plug wires. I had the distributor out on my workbench, and because of a lack of a gasket on the distributor shaft, there was a thick oily...
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    What did U do to your G-body today??

    Waiting for a day off to replace my cap/rotor/spark plugs/wires in the wagon. I have off tomorrow, so hopefully I'll be able to wrench a little! The wagon's distributor body looks really rotated far clockwise, though. Might be a tooth off, so I'm going to put #1 on TDC compression, pull the...
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    What did U do to your G-body today??

    Installed my Comp Came Magnum roller rockers and Trick Flow chromoly pushrods today with my brother's help. Everything went well. I am going to polish up the aluminum valve covers as they are a little dirty and dull. I bought a professional polisher years ago, and all the compounds, because my...
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    Fresh paint chip repairs

    ^^^Well said. Exactly my thoughts :)
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    What did U do to your G-body today??

    Got the wagon's rear installed and the brakes bled. Double checked everything and took her for a ride. Huge improvement! A lot quicker off the line and shifts great (goes into overdrive @ 40 mph if light on the gas pedal). Happy I did this. I'm going to go out on a limb here, and say that the...
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    What did U do to your G-body today??

    I still don't have my wagon's rear swapped. Been working a lot. Did do the brake hose yesterday. Original, 38 year-old hose came off with no fuss. Unbelievable! The wagon's really nice underneath..one of my cleanest cars ever! Love it! Wish I took pics of all the work I'm doing, but I've got a...