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Old 07-03-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
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Smile Took My Malibu Back to the Track Yesterday

I took the cadillac back to the track yesterday. I having a problem with the chassis unloading after launch. I believe I need to slow down the rearend. check out the video and tell me what you think. Got it to go an 8.03 @ 89.6 mph, only a 1.78 60 ft time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwnC4y1JhSo
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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A bit hard to tell with that video. I once drove a fairly rough/unfinished swap of an early G-Body Malibu & Cadillac powered car. What I recall most about driving that car, was how much it would twist when I would romp on it. The engine was fairly stock & the suspension was loose as a goose. The drivers side front corner would reach for the sky, while the passenger side rear corner would squat real bad.

Have you tried an air bag inside the passenger side rear coil? I recall that as being one of the quick & easy tricks that help.

Here are a couple of G-Body Malibu sites that have great Tech Sections.
WWW.MALIBURACING.COM & WWW.MALIBUTHUNDER.COM

There is a Cadillac powered G-Body section located on the forum that is listed in my signature below that you may also want to have a look at.

Good luck & please let us now how you resolve the problem.

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Old 07-04-2010, 09:32 PM   #3
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The videos aren't the greatest. I posted a couple other links from the other night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5JTz-j1VG8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFnPHw0OFzI
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:21 AM   #4
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Took a little better videos today than I did back in July. Suspension seems to be working better, no for a bigger fuel pump.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnf7mWaixWs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnXMfpUEEF8

Turned an 8.04 @ 88.8 with a 1.73 60 ft time. The 3.73 seems to pull harder, but now it's fluttering on the top end like its running out of fuel. It was hot and I'm sure the air was terrible. All in all I think it picked up some versus last time. I may have reached the limit of my sportsman pros.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:50 PM   #5
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Default Still have your front sway-bar on??

Newbie here; but I used to frequent the old "Cowboy" website. Hope you don't mind me interjecting myself in your topic. Do you still have the factory sway-bar in place or has it been removed? Kind of looks like it was wanting to transfer weight but maybe hit the sway-bar and ended the suspension's upward travel..
Good running car, BTW.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:52 AM   #6
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Hey Cooke, How you been doing?

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