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Old 01-04-2018, 12:11 AM
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Default '68 L79 Malibu survivor

Just want to intro myself and this Malibu, purchased in Nov of 2014. True L79 car, all original and numbers-matching. We had it at MCACN in Nov 2015 in the Barn Find display, where this pic was taken. Still looks like this today.

I've been a long-time member over on Team Chevelle and finally decided to join up here also.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:13 AM
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Welcome:-)

Our cars were feet apart :-)

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Old 01-04-2018, 12:23 AM
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Our cars were feet apart :-)

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Cool car , could never understand why these l79s could not be had with auto trans.
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Cool car , could never understand why these l79s could not be had with auto trans.
This quote was taken from Hot Rod magazine back then:

"In all, the L79 camshaft gave good throttle response, a great power curve, decent power brake vacuum and a lumpy, performance, 800-rpm idle to boot. Due to its overlap, the only thing it could not do was idle properly with an automatic transmission's stock stall-speed torque converter, so the L79 could only be ordered with a 3- or 4-speed transmission."


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I absolutely love this car.
One of these would be a great stable mate to my '69 F-85 W-31.
Who doesn't love a screamin' small block.?
Definitely on my wish list.
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I've been a long-time member over on Team Chevelle and finally decided to join up here also.
Good to see you posting over here Augy, enjoy the ride!
As was just said, "who doesn't love a screaming' small block"!!
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Good to see you posting over here Augy, enjoy the ride!
Thanks Bill, after your email a couple days ago, I don't want to miss out on any more "good stuff".....
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Cool car , could never understand why these l79s could not be had with auto trans.
I tried that approach many years ago on a small block rebuild...unfortunately I didn't know from things like 'overlap or duration'...just the L79 mystique. Well, I can tell you it didn't work with a Powerglide

augy...Thanks for posting the photo of the car...very cool

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