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1980 Chevrolet Malibu - CHP Rides

Royal Purple's Slickest Ride Award

Aug 16, 2010
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'80 Malibu
John Farino
Buffalo, NY

With a six-banger, A/C, and 64,000 miles on the clock, John Farino began a body-off restoration. Farino swapped out the engine for a bored 0.030-inch over two-bolt main 350 small-block. He plugged in a forged crank, Crower rods, and hypereutectic pistons. Cylinder heads are vintage iron double-humps using large 2.02/1.60-inch intake/exhaust valves with Comp springs, locks, and seals. A TH350 was installed with a 10-inch 3,400-stall converter and a set of Moser axles and Richmond 4.11s with an Auburn posi to help with hook at the track. Best time to date is 8.04 at 84.3 mph in the eighth-mile.

Royal Purple has been kind enough to award a $200 gift certificate and a cool limited edition neon clock to our Readers' Ride of the month! The certificate can be redeemed for any of the company's products.

That's right, if we pick you as the CHP Ride of the Month, we'll let you know in advance and send your contact information to Royal Purple directly!

In order to be eligible, all you have to do is submit a large-format image with a detailed list of specs to: chevyhi@sorc.com. So get off the computer, snap a photo, and send it in today!

Get your car in CHP!
Email:Send photos and info to chevyhi@sorc.com. Digital photos must be 300 dpi at 5x7 inches.
Mail: CHP Rides, 1733 Alton Pkwy. Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92606

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