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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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it runs, it runs

I bought this 60 Impala for parts a few weeks ago and thought for the fun of it I would try to make it run before taking it apart. It had been sitting for 5 years non running. I put some plug wires on it, poured gas in the carb and hooked up a battery and holy crap it ran. Since then I pulled the carb and cleaned it up and after getting tired of putting of pouring gas in the float bowl I pulled the fuel pump and cleaned it up and got it working but ran out of daylight so hopefully tomorrow I'll have it running all on it's own.

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Complete car with all it's trim and sheet metal and the cool little 283. The frame and floors are good which is what I'm after.



and here it is running

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 08:57 PM
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congrats Steve! that ol' girl looks like she's been sitting outside for a long time.

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I know the guy I bought it from had it sitting around for about 5 years, I have no idea how long it sat unloved before then.
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It's trying to tell you "I WANT TO LIVE!!!"
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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I had it running for about 10 or 15 minutes last night after getting the fuel pump straightened out and Man this thing runs AMAZING!! I was going to sell the motor but now I'm thinking I'll either hang onto it or give it to my Dad to run in the C cab he is building. I am in shock at how good this motor runs. What an incredible bonus as I was buying the car for other parts and the motor was just an unknown quantity and not part of the deal in my thinking.
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IT just keeps getting better. After rigging up a battery holder and a temp. fuel tank I drove it around the yard it has brakes and all, just needed 3 quarts of trans fluid to get it rolling
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cool!

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
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