My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu



My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby Indycars » December 20th, 2014, 7:12 pm


I was looking thru Craigslist and spotted a 1938 Chrysler with 38,000 miles and tried
to talk my wife into looking at it. She didn't want it although she loved the looks of
the car. SO ...... two pages later I spotted a 1965 Malibu with nice paint, 250 - 6 cyl,
3 on the tree. I had a 1964 Malibu as a teenager, WELL if she don't want a car then
I'm going to look at the Malibu. Next day and 1.5 hours driving to Lawton OK and I was
there with my brother.

The car has new seat upholster, new carpet and the material for the headliner. All
new Moog parts in the front end, nice tires with less than 10,000 miles. The shifter
linkage has problems with jamming in 2nd gear, but that seems easy enough to fix.
The rear end is a what I believe to be a 4:10 gear, it's no problem taking off in 2nd
gear and it's screaming going down the highway at 65 mph.

Kevin was asking $4000, but we settled on $3350 for the car. So for just $3350 dollars,
I became a teenager again ......yippppeeeeee!!!!!! :P

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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby grumpyvette » December 20th, 2014, 7:25 pm

wow! if its not rusted out in several places you sure got a great deal!

now we can start on your BIG BLOCK ENGINE BUILD! :mrgreen:

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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby Strictly Attitude » December 20th, 2014, 7:28 pm

So sweet I live in NY there would be nothing left of that car. I want it as my family cruiser ever though my chevelle is known to pack a child seat in the rear.
"IF YOU CAN SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!"

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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby Indycars » December 20th, 2014, 7:43 pm

grumpyvette wrote:wow! if its not rusted out in several places you sure got a great deal!

now we can start on your BIG BLOCK ENGINE BUILD! :mrgreen:


It's got some rust .... I'll try to post some more pics tomorrow showing the details.

My bother was thinking of a nice high revving SBC, but I was thinking 496 or bigger.
Although at some point it's suppose to be my daily driver, that's my story and I'm
sticking to it !!! ;) ;) ......if the wife asks anyway!!!

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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby Indycars » December 20th, 2014, 7:48 pm

Strictly Attitude wrote:So sweet I live in NY there would be nothing left of that car. I want it as my family cruiser ever though my chevelle is known to pack a child seat in the rear.


I know what you mean. I got my father inlaw's car from Michigan. They lived in
St Joesph Mi, straight across the lake from Chicago and they got lots of lake effect
snow and lots of salt therefore. Man that car was a rust bucket!!!

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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby NOT A TA » December 21st, 2014, 11:54 am

SCORE!!!!!

I'm in the big block camp on this one. Stock exterior Q-ship.
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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby Indycars » December 21st, 2014, 2:40 pm


Q-ship ..... is that the same as a sleeper ???

I have another 250 cuin Chevy inline 6 that came out of my sprint car. That will
be the first engine to replace the one that's in there now. I hope it's not too
rusted that I can't easily get it running. It's been sitting for 20 years.

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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby Indycars » December 21st, 2014, 6:57 pm


I promised some pics with details showing the rust and real details. What you saw
in the first post is the very best of the car, now for the not so savory details.

The shifter linkage final jammed so bad that I could not go under the hood and
jiggle the linkage and free it up again. I noticed a lot of play where the linkage
meets the trans side plate. One of the shafts had been broke off and only about
3 threads were usable. Today I pulled the side plate and filed and ground and
threaded the shaft to maximize the usable threads. Changed out the nut to the
one you see in the photo. Before I put the nut on I ground it really flat, again to
maximized the useable threads.

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At first I couldn't image why would you do this to the car. His reason..... I had
just painted it and I didn't want anything in the trunk to slide across and hit the
side, creating and Outtie. I have got to believe there are better ways !!! :roll:

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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby grumpyvette » December 22nd, 2014, 9:32 am

considering the cars 49 years old its in decent shape, my next door neighbor ,when I was in high school had a black two door, slate interior, , 4 speed ,327 /350hp version that he often told me he regretted selling.
I'd start with a basic cleaning , may be sand blast and suspected rusted frame areas then paint, but it looks good so far and a engine upgrade with a 4 speed transmission,would be fun
and you certainly have the option to build and install a BBC engine in the car, If your interested, you could stick a 454-496 engine build based on info I'll gladly supply and even the chevelle may surprise a great many people with its performance potential.
http://chevellestuff.net/1965/options.htm

http://www.oldride.com/library/1965_che ... velle.html

https://myclassicgarage.com/marketplace ... t-chevelle

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if your doing a SBC to BBC engine swap, you might need this bit of info on frame mounts

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http://www.ss396.com/chevelle/AMC-10SB.html
http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/restoratio ... tegory.cfm
https://www.opgi.com/searchpart.asp?lev ... ame+mounts

raycow wrote:The stock SB frame bracket nos. are 3840755 LH and 3840756 RH. I don't know if they are reproed, because a lot of SB cars were built and the brackets are (were?) fairly easy to find in salvage yards.

If you want new brackets, or can't find used ones, you can use the 396 brackets, 3872815 LH and 3872816 RH. They will raise the engine slightly higher than the stock brackets, but are otherwise interchangeable. These brackets are reproed and available from the specialty parts vendors because a lot of people want to swap BB engines into these cars.

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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby busterrm » December 22nd, 2014, 11:32 am

I know a guy in Wichita Falls that has a 375 for sale that would make that lil guy haul the mail. The owner is about to pull it out of a 76 Nova to put in a Dart SHP 400.
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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby busterrm » December 22nd, 2014, 11:54 am

You might find that shaft at this site:
http://www.drivetrain.com/parts_catalog ... haul_kits/
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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby busterrm » December 22nd, 2014, 12:02 pm

It looks like the shaft you need is either # 46 or 47 on exploded view at the bottom of this page:
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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby Indycars » December 22nd, 2014, 12:40 pm

busterrm wrote:I know a guy in Wichita Falls that has a 375 for sale that would make that lil guy haul the mail. The owner is about to pull it out of a 76 Nova to put in a Dart SHP 400.


I've heard some strange stories about that guy !!! :D

Hey thanks for the link, I was looking for a place when I checked in on the forum.

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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby Strictly Attitude » December 23rd, 2014, 9:31 pm

That cries sleeper put a big snail under the hood. :twisted:
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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby busterrm » December 26th, 2014, 12:55 am

Strictly Attitude wrote:That cries sleeper put a big snail under the hood. :twisted:
That is a very true statement, put some stronger springs up front to hold the bbc. Build a mild 496 and you be haulin the mail and surprising all the locals.
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Re: My New 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Postby Indycars » December 26th, 2014, 11:14 am


LOL, you guys .... this is suppose to be a daily driver!!! :roll:

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