If you have been hanging around Carsillustrated.com over the past few months then you already caught Nick Taylor’s 1978 “Maliboost” story… CLICK HERE if you haven’t – a $500 G-Body that he has built up into a turbocharged LS beast that runs high-8s at close to 150mph…but why stop there? We reached out to all our Street Stompers to see what they had cooking during the off-season and Nick was quick to give us an update….
Nick’s not worried about paint and will most likely show up at Street Car Takeover in Indianapolis May 5th in a mis-match of primer and the existing paint, but it’s what’s going on under that paint that will make it faster and that’s what counts.
On top of getting qualified for his NHRA license, Nick is planning to not only rewire the Malibu, but upgrade the cage and structure of the G-Body to be certified for 8.50s. “Maliboost” will be sporting the same 6.0 LS complete with turbo, THM400 and with the upgrades in chassis and weight, it should be consistently in the high 8-second range for the entire year….including as Nick put it “I plan to do a TON of grudge racing/no time events and maybe even some “closed course” racing in Mexico“
We are looking forward to seeing “Maliboost” back at the track…if you have an update or winter project you want us to see – contact us and lets take a peek and see what you got cooking.