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- Mike -
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 I'm sure some here have herd my story of this car. In 1990 my mother re married and we moved to Belfair. I never did get along with the guy, but his friend Todd and I got along since the day I met him and though I moved out just after I turned 17 to go my own way, Todd and I always kept in touch. In 1991 he was diverted away from his normal commute home by road construction and it led him to this '65 SS Malibu 283 powerglide original owner car for sale in a front yard. It was cheap because it ran bad, turned out to be just a stuck lifter, Todd brought it home the following day and after a couple weeks of driving it around rattling like crazy, that lifter pumped up and it ran like a top! In 1995, the year I graduated high school, Todd got a sponsorship opportunity to drag race for Tide Chevrolet. Tide knew it was closing its doors for good in 2000 and Todd's wife having worked for them for years, knew he drag raced at Bremerton for decades in a sweet '67 Chevelle that ran 12.0's. A deal was struck and this '65 went under the knife at a well known local shop in Shelton in late '95. The Art Morrison cage and ladder bar back half was installed and brought back to Todd to complete the build. He started racing it in '96 and the car has remained the same all these years. Todd and this car where the main influence of drag racing to me, I had been to the track several times during the previous years, but never had an opportunity to hang out with someone I knew till then. I was circle track racing at Monroe every Saturday for years and spent every Sunday at Bremerton watching this car run. Even though my experience was through Todd, I've been with this car for many years and have always wanted a chance to buy it. I even sat down with him a few years ago just before I bought the '69 and made him a decent offer on this '65, but he wasn't ready to part with it. Fast forward to two weeks ago and I made a smartass comment on facebook about wanting this car and tagged Todd's wife in the comment, she called me and they offered me the car! I sold my '69 and my restored 4Runner and the '65 was delivered to me yesterday at noon and I'm beyond excited. There's my long story, I've got a lot of learning to do and some minor changes to make, but I hope to hit Bremerton when time allows and maybe a couple short tracks like Elma, Forks, and riverside or riverdale - I always forget what they call it, and terrorize my local neighborhood on random nice days.



-- Edited by 66SSFan on Sunday 21st of February 2016 02:15:34 PM

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-- Edited by 66SSFan on Sunday 21st of February 2016 02:16:35 PM



-- Edited by 66SSFan on Sunday 21st of February 2016 02:18:49 PM

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'65 Malibu SS (Best of 10.49 @ 130mph 1.51 60')

'31 Ford 5-window model A coupe

'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab




- Mike -
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It's a clean little car really, no fancy big dollar parts, just simple old school stuff that's been put together and sorted out well. There are some things I don't care for and will address in time, such as the sloppy wiring and that ugly hood scoop. I want to make a couple small changes to the cage, replace the headliner, and address the front suspension eventually.

It's running a .030 over 454 with big valve 990 ported heads and a 630 lift solid flat tappet cam. Its been running this same engine since 2002 and has a ton of time on it. Th400 trans with a reverse manual valve body and a hipster brake with a new huges 5K stall converter, 9" rear with a Currie 4.30 center section and new Strange 35 spline axles. Its ran 10.7's to low 10.8's as long as I can remember and has been low 10.0's with the occasional 150 nos hit, he kept that system for his '67.



-- Edited by 66SSFan on Sunday 21st of February 2016 02:31:20 PM

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'65 Malibu SS (Best of 10.49 @ 130mph 1.51 60')

'31 Ford 5-window model A coupe

'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab




- Mike -
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Click on pic



-- Edited by 66SSFan on Sunday 21st of February 2016 02:45:37 PM

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'66 SS Chevelle LQ4/4L80E (Best of 13.94 @ 101.2mph 2.07 60’)

'65 Malibu SS (Best of 10.49 @ 130mph 1.51 60')

'31 Ford 5-window model A coupe

'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab




- wondah whooooaman-
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THIS THREAD IS USELESS WITHOUT.................OH WAITsmile

Don't you dare touch that car until one full season at Bremerton is over!  Everytime you get a car in the shop and start messing with it, the damn things seems to stay in the shop!  Not this time Mr. Parker!!!

Seriously though my sincerest congratulations!!  The stories behind some of your cars are awesome and I'm glad you had the opportunity to get one you really wanted.  Hope you get all the time you want to enjoy it, it looks like a really well put together car and obviously was well cared for as its lasted a long time.  I'm VERY happy for you!!



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waka-waka-waka
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OH MY GOD.

Put a car cover over it and finish that beautiful 66. Or just sell it to me........................

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- Mike -
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Mark, I do plan on adding a 2"'cowl hood, cleaning up the wiring, replacing the tires, and adding a fat guy seat soon. I also need new dated belts, and I'll go through the car and replace all the fliuds too.
I did take stock of the parts I need to get the '66 done, maybe by this time next year.

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'65 Malibu SS (Best of 10.49 @ 130mph 1.51 60')

'31 Ford 5-window model A coupe

'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab




Todd
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Great story and really cool car. Happy for ya.

ps...so f-ing happy to here about the cowl hood idea! (one and only thing I deemed too out of date)

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- Mike -
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Only shitty thing is, no one makes a steel 64 or 65 cowl hood. LAME

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'66 SS Chevelle LQ4/4L80E (Best of 13.94 @ 101.2mph 2.07 60’)

'65 Malibu SS (Best of 10.49 @ 130mph 1.51 60')

'31 Ford 5-window model A coupe

'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab



- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Holy crap, Mike! Thats bad ass! I agree cowl hood will really make it look good. Thats a really clean car, I think a good buy. Glad it gave me the opportunity to buy the 69, been working on it and will start a thread in a minute.

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- Mike -
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I'm so glad the car went to you Brett, it will get the finishing touches it needs! Just don't put convo pros on it, lol

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'66 SS Chevelle LQ4/4L80E (Best of 13.94 @ 101.2mph 2.07 60’)

'65 Malibu SS (Best of 10.49 @ 130mph 1.51 60')

'31 Ford 5-window model A coupe

'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab



- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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I was going to suggest some convo's on your new 65,,, Would put it over the TOP!

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Todd
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Mike, how about making your own hood. They sell the steel weld on cowl....put it on a old hood. Really shouldn't be that hard to do. And....it would cost less.

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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gotago wrote:

Don't you dare touch that car until one full season at Bremerton is over!  Everytime you get a car in the shop and start messing with it, the damn things seems to stay in the shop!  Not this time Mr. Parker!!!


  Lol good advice. wink



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- Todd -
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Congratulations Mike! That's a cool car and cool story!



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- Craig -
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BTW I love this car!!!!

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- Mike -
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Thanks fellas!
I'm looking at Kirkey seats and trying to figure out what I want. I know the rear of the seat needs to connect to the roll bar's cross bar, but I don't see a provision for that on summits site. Does anyone here use Kirkey race seats have any input on them?

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'66 SS Chevelle LQ4/4L80E (Best of 13.94 @ 101.2mph 2.07 60’)

'65 Malibu SS (Best of 10.49 @ 130mph 1.51 60')

'31 Ford 5-window model A coupe

'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab




- Martin -
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I run one, the seat doesn't come with any mounting provisions, I have mine bolted on the bottom to a 1 5/8 tube welded to the cage and trans tunnel, back is attached to the cross bar with a home built bracket.

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- Mike -
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Thanks Martin! I think I can use the brackets that are in place and just move my seat back about 6" and shorten the brace to the cross bar.

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'66 SS Chevelle LQ4/4L80E (Best of 13.94 @ 101.2mph 2.07 60’)

'65 Malibu SS (Best of 10.49 @ 130mph 1.51 60')

'31 Ford 5-window model A coupe

'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab



- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Holy shit, just noticed! Did you do a burnout in the shop!?

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