Updated 4-15-2020

 

1978 Malibu TurboCharged- Intercooled

 

 

WELCOME to my personal web page about my cars and projects. Hopefully, you'll find something interesting as well as other unusual things I've done with it.

 

Pictures

Engine

Video

Sequential Dual Fuel System

Fast Start Ignition System

 

Just a little history about the car. I bought the car from the automotive shop I was working at in 1986. A customer brought the car in with an engine knock. I was only 19 years old and absolutely fell in love with the body style. I bought it for $380 and installed a 350 engine in it. The car was originally gold until I painted it yellow in 2004. Through the years, I've had many different engine combinations in the car. These included a mild 350 to a fuel injected 454. None of the previous engine combinations have had the horse power or the fuel mileage of the current drivetrain that's in it now. It's a Turbocharged - Intercooled Buick V6 engine from a 87 Buick Grand National. Modifications allows it to make 600 rear wheel horsepower while averaging 22-26 miles per gallon on the highway. The car is so docile and well mannered, anyone could drive the car with ease. It's not a gutted, light-weight Malibu either. It weighs 3536lbs with driver and still has A/C, cruise control, power windows, power seats and so on. The interior upholstry is from the Monte Carlo SS but I ordered it black. The restoration was done in 2004-2005 so it's old enough to be a little rough around the edges.

 

 

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My Other Cars...

71 Cheyenne Super

88 LeSabre T-Type

87 Grand National Aerocoupe

 

 

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Other misc links:

Convert Turbo Regal Gauges to Buick LeSabre Gauges

Factory Stock Turbo Regal ECM Wiring Diagram