I got a 1979 Malibu classic ladue 2 dr the engine code is j. Still the factory motor in it but don't know if it's a 267 or 350. It's got the factory four barrel on it. Any help would be appreciated .

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Asked by Jun 22, 2012 at 06:00 PM about the 1979 Chevrolet Malibu

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J code need to know what engine it is 267 or 350

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if it has a 4 brl carb then its a 305 not a 350 ,there were no 350s in the 79 malibu. the 267 had a 2 brl .carb on it.

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I went to vin decoder and it said it was either a 267 or 350. J code dosent show a 305

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those were the only v8s in production.in the U.S. use your vin decoder and see where the car was built if it was built in mexico then yes you have a 260hp 350, the only other engine was the L6.

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The vin is 1w27J9K533066 could u see if u can find anything on it. I would greatly appreciate it.

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the assembly plant (K) is leeds missouri , so it didn't come from mexico , J means that its a V8 if it has a 4 brl carb its a 305 . the 267 only came with a 2 brl. there were no 350s built i the US. unless its not original. look on the front of the engine on the passenger side just below the head is a pad with numbers,take some brake clean and spray it clean you should see some numbers and then a 3 letter code,let me know what the code is & i'll tell you exactly what you have. but if the car is stock its a 305 for sure. still not a bad engine to modify.

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Ailment numbers tell u the year of the motor too

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yes the assembly plant and date, also the block casting numbers on the rear of the engine where the tranny mounts up you'll find the date also. do you have any pictures, these are great cars for hopping up. i have a friend that put a big block in one . the car is light so it don't take too much horsepower to get them goin. but there are some nice upgrades for them.

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I don't know how to download them from my iPhone. It's factory silver red interior vinyl top. But I removed vinyl top and made it hardtop. It's a nice car. Inprocess of painting 2 tone black on bottom silver on top red pinstrip black racing stripes

its a 267.

267 only came with a 2 barrel carb, his has a 4 barrel Engine configurations were varied and competitive within this mid-range market. The 3.3-litre V6 came standard in 49 states, with cast-iron engine blocks and heads. The engines are described in the '79 Malibu catalog as "practical engines for most owner applications." For drivers who weren't excited by that assessment, however, Chevrolet introduced the 4.4-litre V8 that year. It combined a short-stroke valve-in-head design with a precision-balanced crankshaft and Dualjet carburetor. Finally, the 5.0-litre V8 offers four-barrel carburetion displacement, which translates to greater torque during low-speed and city driving. (Note that because of California's emission standards, the standard available engine was the Read more: Specifications for a 1979 Chevy Malibu | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_6402954_specifications-1979-chevy-malibu.html#ixzz22sDE8pyi

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Gents, I have the same problem! My Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): 1W19J9K425083

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had a 79 Malibu with the 262 v8 and it wasn't enough power no matter what I did to improve it .

I have a 79 malibu ss I'm building. It was my grandfather's who then gave it to my dad and now I want to restore as a tribute car to both of them. I want to get rid of the stock engine but dont know what would be a good reliable swap with decent hp. Can anyone give me any suggestions without having to sell my house in order to do this tribute car? Thank you in advanced

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