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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-30-2016, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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No Clue what I am doing...

Good Evening Team,
C.j here out of ATLANTA. I am here with my 69 Impala out of Texas. A project for my son and I and an opportunity to create a family heirloom to pass down through the years. I have begun to tear apart the car, will keep you all posted and I also will lean on you guys for knowledge and wisdom.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-30-2016, 10:42 PM
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Welcome to the Team CJ!

A 1969 is a pretty big boat. Chevy only allowed the 427 to be installed in two cars in 1969, the Corvette and the big B-body full size Chevy. 1969 was also the last year for the 427 SS (an entirely different optioned car than the Impala SS with a 427 in it). I might add that a 454 out of a late model pick-up (or a bigger displacement motor) looks just like a 427 with a decal that says 427 (or 402) on the air cleaner.

I say this just to get the wheels turning. They haven't made a BBC since the turn of the century (16 years ago) so they are becoming rarer in the junk yards. Chevrolet's Tonawanda engine plant made the 496 marine and truck engine (the L-18 aka Vortec 8100) and put them in medium duty trucks up until 2009 but that is an different engine entirely and shares no common parts with the earlier engines.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-31-2016, 07:05 PM
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Hey CJ, I saw that your title said "No idea what I am doing". I'm pretty much in the same boat. I bought the service manual, watch plenty of you tube videos, network with some other local folks and perhaps the most valuable resource of all is this forum - so many helpful people who have probably forgotten more than I'll ever know.

Keep on posting.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-23-2016, 10:46 PM
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Hey man welcome. I have a 62 impala and I don't know much either.keep on plugging along
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2016, 05:07 PM
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Take photos. Lots of photos. It may be a few years before it goes back together. You will need those photos.

http://www.impalas.net/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=521&dateline=14693626  69
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2016, 12:44 AM
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Dave, do you not consider the 8.1 in a 2007 Silverado as part of the Big Block Chevy family?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2016, 11:35 AM
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Dave, do you not consider the 8.1 in a 2007 Silverado as part of the Big Block Chevy family?

That is an entirely different engine. Nothing that has gone before interchanges with it except the flex plate. Wrong number of head bolts, wrong pattern for the timing cover, different starter completely different engine. Might as well have been made by Ford or Chrysler instead Chevy bought an OMC sea cruiser inboard-outboard engine and produced it at their Tonawanda plant until they bought an Isuzu V8 diesel engine to replace it to go in their light trucks.

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