1979 Malibu

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Re: 1979 Malibu

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Small, but important step of progress made today...
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Re: 1979 Malibu

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Baby...it's cold outside!

Where did you put the Chevelle?
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I took it over to 12931 and put it in the garage! ;-)

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Re: 1979 Malibu

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Next to the Grease Gun? :D
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Re: 1979 Malibu

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Looks fast.

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Basement Paul wrote:Looks fast.

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You wanna see FAST?
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Spent some time cleaning up the engine bay. I got some crud removed from the frame/cross member, but still have more to go. I sprayed everything down with a good soap/water mix, some foamy engine brite, and then hit it with the pressure washer. I think I might need to still wire wheel a few things. Once everything is cleaned up, I'll hit it with a fresh coat of black. I also wanna replace that duct-taped radiator overflow.

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Re: 1979 Malibu

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A layer of black paint would tighten it up for sure. I like the whole vibe of that car though.

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I've done a bunch of cleaning and some painting in the engine bay. I removed the crappy radiator overflow and will look for another. If I can't, I wonder if I could pull off all the duct tape and paint it with some FlexSeal and see if it would hold?
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I'm trying to find a diagram for where the main wires are going into the fusebox. Theres a lot of good ones over at maliburacing.com, but not quite what I need.
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Re: 1979 Malibu

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If you can’t find an OE replacement maybe you can get an aftermarket overflow bottle.
[quote="Basement Paul"]Is that a mint rocketship on the hood?? :shock:
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TireSmoker wrote: I'm trying to find a diagram for where the main wires are going into the fusebox. Theres a lot of good ones over at maliburacing.com, but not quite what I need.
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I have this if you think it can be helpful to you:
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Re: 1979 Malibu

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Thanks Walt. This is a '79, but I'm guessing 79-84 are somewhat similar? What I'm really trying to figure out is which wires are what on the engine-bay side of the fuse block.

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Re: 1979 Malibu

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I have this diagram for my Chevelle (bought it, its great) , and in one part, it shows the connecter on the engine bay side and all the different wire functions/colors and which terminals. Unfortunately, 1979 is too new for classiccarwiring.com.

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Here's the pinout info for the bulkhead connector (1984 version)
I'm not sure if it will be helpful or not.
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THANK YOU! I'll run out later and see if it seems to match up with what I have.

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Unfortunately, nothing in this seems to really match up with what I'm seeing in my car. But thanks for posting it Walt.

Engine compartment starting to shape up a bit.

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