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Instrument cluster and A/C Bracket update

Progress updates on our 4.8L/4L60E Swap into a '79 Malibu.

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Re: Another small update - 11-29-08

Post by MalibuRacing » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:19 am

Actually, it's completed. Technically, they're never completed, but I've just been too busy.... er, lazy to update the project forum.

I need to go in and clean up the posts and put them in chronological order with all the details and photos. Hopefully soon. :roll:
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Re: Another small update - 11-29-08

Post by malibujeff » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:01 pm

MalibuRacing wrote:Actually, it's completed. Technically, they're never completed, but I've just been too busy.... er, lazy to update the project forum.

I need to go in and clean up the posts and put them in chronological order with all the details and photos. Hopefully soon. :roll:

Please do!

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Re: Another small update - 11-29-08

Post by veltboy618 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:41 am

MalibuRacing wrote:I am using an A/C bracket off an S-10 to use a R4 style compressor. It will be located at the top passenger side. It bolts right to the passenger head and aligns perfectly. Additional braces will need to be fabbed, because only one bolt goes in the head. It will use the existing Malibu A/C controls. Here is a picture of what it will look like when I get it completed (picture from LS1tech.com):
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The bracket will need to have part of it removed. Here you can see the part that needs to be removed. Here it has been sandblasted and primed:
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Here is what the bracket looks like after removing the bottom portion of the bracket with a cut-off wheel. It has been painted with aluminum paint:
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I tried searching on LS1tech... Do you have a link to where I can find more info on the A/C mod?

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Re: Another small update - 11-29-08

Post by MalibuRacing » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:32 pm

Not sure about the link at LS1tech, but here is a link to everything that I documented on my setup:

http://www.maliburacing.com/forum/viewt ... 34&t=79059
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Re: Another small update - 11-29-08

Post by veltboy618 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:36 am

Thanks! That's what I needed!

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Re: Instrument cluster and A/C Bracket update

Post by bignastywagon » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:09 am

where can i get one of the gauge clusters?
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Re: Instrument cluster and A/C Bracket update

Post by M4libuz » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:29 pm

any new updates on this build? how's the progress?

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Re: Instrument cluster and A/C Bracket update

Post by MalibuRacing » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:27 am

It was completed years ago. No changes over the last several years. My son completed his degree after changing his major 3 times. He is now back home and saving money to buy a house. The Malibu is currently sitting in the garage covered in dust. It has not been driven in a couple years. I would get it out and drive it occasionally, but stopped when a rear brake cylinder went out. I purchased a Monte SS rear and new control arms some time back, but haven't worked on it. My son is busy with his new job and I'm busy helping take care of my Father suffering from Alzheimer disease. We talk about getting it back on the road, and I'm sure we will sometime.
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Re: Instrument cluster and A/C Bracket update

Post by StreetBu » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:34 am

Thanks for the update Phillip.
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