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Username Post: 1964 Malibu        (Topic#373578)
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Reg: 08-07-23
08-07-23 03:20 PM - Post#2861208    

Hi There,

I am quite new to restoring cars etc. We are inheriting a 1964 malibu which has been in a barn for 30 plus years. It may or may not have an engine. I haven't been able to see it yet. My question is are there particular models of cars modern or older that have drive trains that are better for putting that vehicle? Like I said, I am a noob and probably over my head on this.


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Loc: Orlando Florida
Reg: 07-09-18
08-09-23 02:35 AM - Post#2861251    
    In response to cdog

As long as you are looking at earlier to late 70s Chevrolet engines and transmissions, it should drop right in.

People fear change because it threatens what they know, or what they claim to know.

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Reg: 08-07-23
08-09-23 10:17 PM - Post#2861284    
    In response to Tony1963

Thanks for the reply. I have been reading that people have been using modern LS engines but the gen 1 engines seem to slide right in.

Edited by cdog on 08-09-23 11:06 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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Loc: paradise
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08-20-23 12:25 PM - Post#2861770    
    In response to cdog

welcome to ct. i would get the car 1st and evaluate it. sbcs from 60s-probly 90s are all about the same. you may also need a budget. do not buy anything for it without a solid game plan. brakes will probly need to be replaced as a starting point.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


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