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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-16-2014, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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New guy from Iowa

Just found this site a couple of days ago. Great site! I wish I had found it when I started on my car I've owned this car for 18yrs, and been making changes every year (seems like it anyway I'll post some pics later. It's a 67Impala station wagon that I cloned into an SS 396. Hope to spend a lot of time with you guys!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-17-2014, 01:38 AM
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Welcome to the Team Mike!

You are aware that only the "big" Chevy and the Corvette were allowed to have a motor bigger than 400 cubes that restricted the smaller cars to only a 396 SS. I would be thinking 427 SS in a '67 (only it would be a motor a lot bigger than a 427; as 496 cubes in big block is considered a good starting point today). But in terms of badges and decals it would say 427 TurboJet instead of a 396 that every one else has if I were cloning one.

The factory actually offered a 427 SS as a RPO package that was different from an Impala SS with a 427 motor under the hood, but they are extremely rare and have their own special hood that are not reproduced.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-17-2014, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Funny you should mention that! I just got my 496 off the dyno and will be installing it shortly. I'll probably take your suggestionon the 427 emblems but no way could I afford that hood.Have you seen those prices!?! Even the reproduction stuff is outrageous. By the way, 553hp and 580torque @5700rpm. Thanks for the welcome
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-17-2014, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks. It seems like a great site!
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-20-2014, 07:46 AM
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Welcome Mike, Wagons are cool as you can can go fast with more people.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-20-2014, 01:43 PM
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welcome Mike!

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
http://www.impalas.net/forums/blog.php?u=1432
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