I've got a small shop and paint booth at home for side work. Traditionally, I do a lot of work for other people. I finally got around to doing something for myself. I found this cherry little 61 Impala 4 door with low mileage. The paint was original, but faded. I was hoping to buff it out, but it came out purple, so I just repainted it the original Shadow Gray. Not long into driving it, the rear main seal began to hemorrhage oil, so I pulled the 283 out and rebuilt it. While it was out, i went ahead and rebuilt the CI Powerglide. Got it all back going, and it wasn't long before the front pump went out in the PG. Now she has a nice little TH350 behind the fresh 283 and it runs smooth as silk. One of the main reasons I'm posting this is to show what 16X7 Rallys look on a 4 door. I searched and searched for an example when I was deciding on wheels and couldn't find many with this combination. It's 16x7 rallys, with 235/60/r16 tires and police center caps. I wanted a classy police car type of look.
The original 230hp(edited) 283 is bored .040 over with mild comp cam, reworked original heads, edelbrock intake (machined by me for the filler tube), HEI, and Summit carb. It also has quiet exhaust at anything above idle. I didn't think I would, but I love the quiet exhaust. All you can hear at cruising speed with the windows down is the road. Anyway, just thought I would share. If you've got any questions, please ask.
Also, paint codes for Chevy engine orange as in the picture is listed below. I use single stage urethane for my engines sprayed over epoxy primer. It lasts a really long time, looks uniform, and is as easy to clean as the paint on the car.