Project Grandma

Day 21: Grant Steering Wheel Install

Day 21: Grant Steering Wheel Install

One of the final things we had to do to Grandma before taking her out on her maiden voyage, was set up the steering. In an earlier blog we showed you how we mounted our steering rack, now we are going to finish the story and explain the rest of the steering system - starting with the column.

Edelbrock's 555 Gets Nitrous'd & Dyno'd

Edelbrock’s 555 Gets Nitrous’d & Dyno’d

Ok, here’s the rub. This haul-ass crate engine is going into our Project Grandma build car. Grandma is a 1978 Chevy Malibu that came stock with 3.8 liters of V6 power producing an anemic 105 horses. It was a real "get you to the church on Sunday” car, but not fear-inspiring in anyone’s book.

Old Granny Gets Her Cage

Old Granny Gets Her Cage

Now before everyone gets their panties in a bunch, no we didn't buy a coffin for Grandma. But she is going to be stiff real soon! We've been waiting to get our '78 Malibu over to the chassis shop so we can get her 555 Musi engine installed shortly.

Project Grandma Gets a New Fuel System

Project Grandma Gets a New Fuel System

Project Grandma started out as a plain-Jane, refrigerator white, underpowered, smog-strangled ’78 Malibu that was in desperate need of attention. After we got our hands on her, she was fitted out with a 25.5 roll cage and an asphalt-tattooing Edelbrock/Musi 555 cubic inch engine.

Welcome to Grandma

Welcome to Grandma

The first video in our Project Build of Project Grandma, our POS '78 Malibu which is destined for greatness. We're building a street racer type with Grandma, so don't take her ugly exterior the wrong way, we're looking for a 9-second car with a stock innocent look.

Stripping our Grandma

Stripping our Grandma

Project Grandma got serious in this episode where we removed the stock V6 engine from the '78 Malibu and got everything prepped for our big block engine.

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