Apple Valley Ohio Lake Community by Sam Miller

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Another Hot Rod in Ohio

Another one of my Hot Rods that are nearing completion.  This is a 1978 Chevy Malibu that I have owned for about 10 years.  This is a street car I built and it sits on a custom 2x3 tubular chassis,  In order to drive the car on the street I just remove the parachute and screw on the rear plate and I am ready to roll. 

Sam Miller Malibu Front View

Sam Miller Malibu Rear View

The car has a 572 big block Chevy with Pontiac pro stock head, Jesel shaft rockers, titainium valves, Jesel belt drive, Ross nitrous pistons, 6.8 long rods, 4.625 bore, 4.25 inch stroke crank, stefs aluminum pan, MSD crank trigger, sheet metal intake with dual 1150 dominators.  If you look really close you will see a belt driven ignition system.  (normally a Chevy has a rear mounted distributor).  There is an adjustable NOS pro shot fogger nitrous system that will add an additionl 300 to 500 horsepower.

Sam Miller 572 Big Block Chevy Big Chief Engine

Here is a better view of the nitrous system and how it is plumbed into the sheet metal intake.

Sam Miller Nitrous System and Sheet Metal Intake

The car has a Lenco CS1 transmission.  This car is a kick in the pants to drive and I hope it will see a bunch of street driving in the Spring on 2007.  I promise when I am driving this I will never be late for an appointment.

Comment balloon 12 commentsSam Miller • March 05 2007 06:59PM

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I am sorry this got posted in the general section.  I meant to post it under a couple of grounds and didn't do it correctly.  If you know how to NOT post it under the general section and only in a group I would appreciate some guidance.  Thanks, Sam Miller
Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 13 years ago
I agree Sam, you won't be late for an appointment.  BUT good luck finding high-grade quality gas to run that machine.  I am an old/muscle car freak and just Loooovvvveee Pontiacs!  I will say, that's an impressive Chevy!  Thanks for sharing it and welcome to AR.
Posted by Cynthia Sloop (Community Association Manager) almost 13 years ago
Sam, what a kick, I'd never expect this from you. Have fun!
Posted by Karen Villa Schweinfurth, ABR, CRS, SRES, CyberStar (RE/MAX Northwest Realtors, Inc. 425-308-3669) almost 13 years ago

Cynthia, I have no problem getting fuel because about 3 miles from my house they sell 110 octoane Citgo race gas out of the gas pump.  People just drive up in their hot rods, fill up and drive to the race track...race their hot rods and drive them home.  We are very lucky we have a drag strip so close to town.  There are a handful of fast street cars in Knox County that cruise and race pretty regularly.  Where I live if your car is slower than 11's in the quarter mile you will be out of the game in the first round.  Fast street driven cars are a blast and for me the perfect way to burn off some stress.  Sam Miller

Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 13 years ago

Karen, I actually try to build at least one really fast car each year and I never sell my cars after they are built.  Here is another one of my faster street driven cars/trucks.  I have a big garage full of old school cars that I work on late at night.  http://activerain.com/blogsview/47887/Hot-Rods-in-Ohio

Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 13 years ago

Sam,

Your car is SICK!! maybe one day I will do this with my old 61' T-bird I have in the garage. Cool Post.

Good Day!!

www.duayneweir.com

Posted by Duayne Weir, Minnesota Real Estate Agent (Investment Realities LLC/MarketLink Realty) almost 13 years ago
Thanks Duayne, Hot Rod cars are a blast to build and enjoy.  I just bought a 30x90 shop so maybe I will be able to turn these things out a little faster with some help from my friends.  Sam
Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 13 years ago

man that car is making me jealous!!  my little mini-race car is dead and is rotting on the side of the house! I need a new chasis and time to start over. please dont ask what it is.. it's small time compared to this monster!! sweeet!

i wonder what it costs to build something like that ?? 

later gator.

Posted by Nick M., Realtor-Appraiser in West Palm-South Florida Real Estate Appraiser (Certified Residential Appraiser- West Palm Beach Real Estate) almost 13 years ago

Hi Nick,  Small time is where my Malibu started out 5 years ago...that is how all the really fun ones start out.  You wondered what it costs to build the Malibu and pretty it could have been built without the prostock style engine for $30,000.  However, the engine was a $20,000 upgrade and the Lenco trans was another $10,000.  I could have built the car with 300 horsepower less and saved $20,000 to $25,000 but since it was a long term project and I didn't need to do it all at once I didn't mind building it as I generated the extra money so killer power was in order.  The car will run 8's on the engine and with nitrous it is hard to say...should make around 1500 horsepower so that could get me close to a 7 second time slip but I have my doubts...time and some added track time will tell for sure.  Sam Miller

Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 13 years ago
Awesome...simply awesome
Posted by Matt Lemansky, Certified Residential Appraiser, SoCal (Matthew J. Lemansky, CREA) almost 13 years ago

wow.. i can barely wrap my brain around that amount of power! and when i mean small time, i mean little motors like 1.8 liter toyotas that we bore to a 2.0liter and swap the pistons etc. when i had it running it was about as fast as a stock mustang (which is very slow to you!!).. the yotas that are done right with nitrous can run as fas as low 11's and the mechanics ran a low 10 a few times when i was at the track.

to you that must be like a joke!! :)  btw, cost is about 4,000 for the entire project, car and all!

Posted by Nick M., Realtor-Appraiser in West Palm-South Florida Real Estate Appraiser (Certified Residential Appraiser- West Palm Beach Real Estate) almost 13 years ago

Nick, In my view all projects are cool regardless of the price range or the power output.  I actually like the import scene because I have seen the amount of work that goes into many of these cars and they can be equally as impressive as the American Muscle.  Happy Hot Rodding! 

Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 13 years ago

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