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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2014, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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New 65 Impala Owner

Whats up everybody. My name is Ernest from NorCal and i just picked up my first impala. I have and always will be and Oldsmobile man but my wife is a die hard Chevy Girl so i had to get her what she wants.

We found a killer deal on cherry 65 Impala with no rust, clean interior and a rebuild 350 with mild cam and roller rockers backed with a built th350 with shift kick. Enough flapping my gums here are some pics. I look forward to picking the brains of some knowledgeable people in the near future!!!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2014, 02:57 PM
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Welcome to the Team Ernest!

I live about sixty miles or so East of Oldsmar, Fl. Ransom Eli. Olds first and only rubber tree plantation that he bought and worked just after the turn of the last century in 1913 on his 37,541 acres estate on the northern tip of Tampa Bay. He had already produced the REO car and was going to grow the rubber to make the tires for it ride on. (Thomas Edison, George Firestone and other notables had residences on the southern shore of the bay )

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Looks like a good driver man, welcome to the site!

Are those just funny valve covers or is that a mid-90's LT1 engine?

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2014, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Looks like a good driver man, welcome to the site!

Are those just funny valve covers or is that a mid-90's LT1 engine?
There just funny valve covers. the PO did the rebuild less then 4000 miles ago and added the roller rockers and mild cam. He also replace the gas tank, fuel lines and added an electric fuel pump. She rides like a dream but the damn flowmaster exhaust is too dam loud. Anyone know of an exhaust that has a nice low rumble that is droning and deafening when on the freeway?
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There just funny valve covers. the PO did the rebuild less then 4000 miles ago and added the roller rockers and mild cam. He also replace the gas tank, fuel lines and added an electric fuel pump. She rides like a dream but the damn flowmaster exhaust is too dam loud. Anyone know of an exhaust that has a nice low rumble that is droning and deafening when on the freeway?
Where are the exhaust pipes coming out? I used Flowmaster Seventy Series "Big Block" mufflers (part number 52573) under my '85 Impala that is about the same size as a 1970 Chevelle. With 2-1/2 inch dual custom bent pipes from reducer to rear bumper and using an X cross over there was only a noticeable rumble at idle but on the road I listened to my classical music or NPR news while driving the streets. This muffling a 582 cid big block Chevy quite nicely. People commented me on the low noise level and my Bow Tie exhaust tips.



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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2014, 10:17 PM
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Welcome Ernest, Nice Impala!
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My exhaust is routed strait out the back and is even with the rear bumper. Click image for larger version

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Welcome Ernest, Nice Impala!

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You have room under there to add some Walker Resonators that should smooth the tone. Walker was the OEM manufacture for Chevrolet. Here are thepart numbers for the original exhaust system without the resonators:

https://www.rockauto.com/catalog/mor...508&cc=1323054

Here is the resonator that should calm down your exhaust:

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=130275

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