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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Hello everyone, I know the username will throw everyone off unless your on other forums I visit, keep them all the same for ease of knowin who's who.

I have owned a 67 impala 2dr hard top fastback since I was 14, I'm in the process of finally getting around to restoring it after I rode er hard and put er away after high school, I'm also on the market for another 67 reasoning is one will be numbers matching (my first car) and the other will be a mustang/challenger/ camaro eater

I live up in Canada diesel mechanic by trade, I work for hertz equipment rentals but in my spare time I'm actually found doing work on customer classic and muscle cars in my garage, I swear the cars are a labour if love to be honest, and it annoys the wife but it's my choice to do it.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 01:54 AM
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Welcome to the Team Spencer!

Don't forget any time you want to beat up on a Mustang or Camaro you have to keep in mind F=ma. Since the Mustang or Camaro will be toting only 3/4 of the mass of your Impala to get the same acceleration you are going to need a whole bunch more F in terms of torque to get you accelerating.

Second physics problem you will discover is that a lot of F will easily overcome the static friction of your tires. So even though you may make all the power you need getting it to stick to the road will become an issue.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 03:49 AM
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Welcome buddy this is a great forum and hope you can share some picture of your Impala with us all cheers

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 08:45 AM
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Welcome Spencer, Everyone needs 2 Impala's
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 10:57 AM
 
 
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Welcome, how about a 67 396 caprice as your other 67??? Andrew.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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thanks dave for the math lesson, i know the weights of the good ol mustangs/camaros (range from 2500-4400lbs) and the heaviest impala weights in at 4200lbs, and to trim weight i have got my secrets and racing tricks which should bring it down to the low 3000.

and i was looking at that caprice and sorry not what im lookin for, and my first car in also in manitoba waiting to be moved out here, once i get the pull truck going again.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 08:19 PM
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Welcome, and hello from Ottawa!

Two doors, four doors, wagons, and ragtops.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 12:13 AM
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And another welcome from Manitoba.
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