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my 66' impala hardtop :)

Discussion in 'Projects' started by ari666, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. ari666

    ari666 250,000 hits

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    im editing post #1 so people who are new dont think... "well WTF is this?"

    Year, make and model
    1966 chevy impala 4 door hardtop

    Colour
    1966: 8692 seamist jade
    sometime in the 80's: white
    2009: seamist jade
    2010: seamist jade and matte black
    2013: seamist jade, matte black and atomic green
    2014: atomic green, herron white (with flake)

    Engine
    1966: 327 SBC
    2013: L29 7400 VORTEC 7.4ltr 454

    Gearbox
    1966: 2spd powerglide
    2011: T700 4 speed auto

    Interior
    vinyl/mould/velour

    Current mods and extras

    fluffy:
    7.4ltr 454 from a 1996 silverado C3500 truck

    factory 4 bolt mains
    cylinders checked/honed
    new rings
    bearings
    gaskets
    crane 01-418-8 cam
    110 lobe sep
    230/236 duration@50
    517.72 intake 528.04 ex lift
    good for power up to 5800rpm, but intake wont allow.
    running 0411 LS1 PCM and HP_tuners real time tuning software
    currentlt 24lb injectors but upgrading to 60lb dekas once i can get it on a dyno
    bosch 044 as drive pump
    carter black as a lift
    2ltr ally swirl pot underfloor

    heads:
    heads decked 20 thou
    ski jump removed
    valve guides knife edged
    full port
    valves resurfaced, new seats
    valve spring rotators deleted
    1.72 ration adjustable "roller" rockers
    new k-lines
    new stem seals
    double valve springs
    heavy duty collets and retainers

    sump:
    chopped and sectioned to allow extra height
    oil cooler fitted for extra oil

    ehxaust:
    castle custom headers
    2" primarys
    3" collector
    2.5" dual system
    2 magnaflow 91006 cats
    2 walkinshaw VE stainless steel 2.5" mufflers
    4 2" dumpers just b4 the diff

    diff:
    chevy 12 bolt 8.75" (slightly smaller than ford 9")
    Eaton Tru-Track diff center
    new bearings and seals

    transmission:
    T700R4 from a VQ statesman
    kevlar clutches
    13 vein kit
    beast sunshell
    various mods to shifting like corvette servos, 1-2 accumulator etc etc

    brakes:
    2001 mustang "hydro boost" hydraulic booster system
    BA dual pot rotors front [read: brembos]
    pontiac single pot rear discs


    Future mods

    60lb inectors
    super/turbo charger
    carby style manifold
    hybrid electric engine
    hydrogen boost

    who the fk knows? lets just see what happens.

    anyway, these are the pics of the day i got it.

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  2. Jesterarts

    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    Haha awesome... should be fun fixing it up... costly.. but fun! :p
     
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    Turd Ferguson Donating Member

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    love impalas, shame it aint a 67 in black :p
     
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    ah, see i was going the other way. i love the 65' tails, but in black also. this car was born green and will go green again, but dont think i am gonna go with the original vinyl roof. maybe just a tan/gold pearl.

    i have NFI why someone would want to paint this car white, but meh. whatever. its my job now to get it back to chevys (gods) plan for it.
     
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    Sphinx O.G.

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    Do I hear LS2 Impala?? you know you want to!
     
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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    67 in black is the sex :thumbsup:
     
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    faroogoo SENTINEL

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    needs wires too.
     
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    ScoHar Jizz in my pants

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    Phat as fu*k man, are you keeping this engine? if you need parts let me know I've got a heap here in NZ, and if they're that hard to find over there too then you need as many friends as you can get LOL
     
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    Bax Projecting

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    Interior pics? looks clean inside.

    Good luck with it, would be great fun to start a project on something like that. Great fun (heartache and endless cash supplies and frustration) but good luck!
     
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    shiftySLE The Lion will never Die!

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    nice, i like the chair you've got set up too - is that for when your'e out side having a beer thinking about what to do it. these are getting more rare and you'de be lucky to see one a month, good luck, keep the pics updated.
     
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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    Just saw the Jesus fish on the back , remove right away :p
     
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    Morton For external use only

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    Just beautiful :) Do a nice motor, and refurbished interior - but leave the outside the way it is :) It's got so much character! I love it :D
     
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    If Mortons got a keen eye he will be able to see that the HQ and Chevs of the late 60s share the same basic F body chasis and suspension :)
     
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    thanks heaps guys. its gave me a little buzz to read your comments.

    i was gonna keep the 327 and i am thinking of sourcing NOS stock parts to make the 375HP version of the block. i have not been able to find any info on the rochester fuel injection setup so i may drop that idea and just build a weapon out of edelbrock stuff instead :) there is a website called "summit racing" which is like me, 7 years old, walking through a toyshop. the Mrs is from denver, colarado, so i can get her folks to post stuff over as gifts ;)

    plus my mate has a 454, and he is in my ear something crazy about dropping it in this, but i dunno... i dont think i want that kinda torque, full chassis or not, itll be a bit silly.

    its gonna be one long haul, but i think itll look really classic when its done. and dont worry;

    the fish on the boot was the first thing to go :)

    will post up pics whenever i get something done.
     
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    Bah, there's no such thing as too much torque. You're dreaming. I have a good mind to drop a 454 into my HQ and put the power down through the stock 185s... ^_^
     
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    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    I'd guess that they would last all of 30 seconds! lol

    To the OP: schweeeet! Impalas are the bomb, my old man still regrets selling his 63 about 10 years ago. Keep us posted :D
     
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    lol id love to have a 67 in black too, like deans car from supernatural lol
     
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