Thousand Oaks, California
1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe 327/275hp
1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Head to Head
My boss retired and was moving to Montana He didnt want to take the car because they salt the roads there and salt would be the end of this car. He wanted to sell it to someone that would take care of it. This Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe has 68,000 miles on it. When I got the car it had a new water pump and shocks, My boss saved the original parts so I had them rebuilt and put them back on the car. Every thing works on this car, even the clock. Drives so nice and interior is better then the out side. I debated to keep it original for months. Before I got the car I planned to put a crate motor in it, disc brakes and 17" Cragers. But it is to sweet of a ride. I have done a few Car Shows and am amazed at the attention the Car gets. Its fun to drive and fun to own a piece of Chevelle history.
About “ProjectOlds69 'Brick-House'”
$400 cash...a 2 wheel tow dolly...and got it in my garage.
Got it running (see videos & blog) Then the education began...I had no idea that Olds was its own bird back then... far different then Chevy, Buick, Pontiac etc... oh well. Still working on her!
Specs for “Pure68”
Car has A/C, P/S, Powerglide,AM radio and I have all paper work on this car.
Specs for “ProjectOlds69 'Brick-House'”
60lbs of oil-pressure LOL...thats what I know. If you know old Oldsmobiles...you know (as I learned) that they used the same block size for all plants...by adding extra nickle into the cast-iron for strength. That being said...the only numbers I can find are on the top of the timing-chain next to the oil-filler. These indicate only small or big block...mine indicate small-block. The perforrmer intake says right on it Olds 350...but this will fit right on any old Olds small-block. It is not the original plant. I just removed the original Olds 300 2-speed transmission as it needs rebuilt...I installed a Olds 350 3-speed for now...but while under there I looked all over for numbers that people told me should be there...but i could find none. The Olds 2-speed appeared to have much stouter gears then typical power-glides so I intend to get the Olds 2-speed redone.
Factory Options for “Pure68”
327/275hp, Air, PS,
Factory Options for “ProjectOlds69 'Brick-House'”
Mostly Unknown except...I just removed the Olds 300 2-speed transmission that only had 1st gear and reverse....Yesterday (12-22-09) I finnished installing a fresh Olds 350 3-speed...and it shifts nice and smooth...Yay!
Mods for “Pure68”
Mods for “ProjectOlds69 'Brick-House'”
BLP Fuel Systems modified 750 Double-Pumper.
Flow-Tech 3" headers...
Purple Jegs 3" glass packs
High compression cam
Transmission filler-dip-stick tube was cracked so I welded the bottom end of a Ford dip-stick tube...it inserted just fine LOL
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