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1968 Malibu sport coupe, 489 ci. 590 hp 600 tq, RV T-400 Freakshow 3200 stall, 3.73 12 bolt posi
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I'd cover the valley up a little better ;) I really think I'd wrap it with movers wrap, almost looks like shrink wrap, comes on rolls from Uhaul store
 

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I'd cover the valley up a little better ;) I really think I'd wrap it with movers wrap, almost looks like shrink wrap, comes on rolls from Uhaul store
😀 Engine is sealed with the valley cover. It had the puller just to set it down on the ground. Is foamed in and air conditioned. I do put a cover over it just cam seal the bag anymore because of the new stand.
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If I ever build another V8 it'll probably be an LS, one hell of a platform to start off with...Don't get me wrong though I still love my BBC ;)
 

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I wouldn’t mind a big block myself. The original small block was cracked in cylinders 5,7. I purchased the car in January 2009. It had been in a field in West Texas since 1973 and had 26k miles on it. I made the decision to go LS due to availability, people where hoarding big blocks. Same guys who want to see the bb in the muscle cars would not sell them to people who are actually going to use one. The current engine/transmission is a 5.3 and 4l60e (I originally wanted a t56). I did have to get the transmission rebuilt and beefed up after 1500 miles. Now it runs great but I wanted more power and a manual so a tkx is going in with this 398.
 

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I wanted a manual trans in my 68 but the car was for my wife to be able to drive too and she never drove a stick :oops: so I went with a T-400, the 3200 stall conv. makes it a little more fun though, looking back I should've bought a beater truck with a stick and taught her...S10 ext cab with an LS Hum :unsure:
 
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