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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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New guy to the site

Hello all, I'm a newbie to this site. Just bought a 1961 Impala 2 door sedan with a 283 and turbo glide. It's pretty much original with faded paint and all.

I put on a set of 17" wheels and am driving it around.

I'm having a 409 built for it.

I'm sure I will receive a lot of info from this site.



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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 09:11 PM
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nice ride, I really like those tires and rims. Welcom to the site.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 09:44 PM
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Welcome to the Team Gary!

Those are nice wheels. Who makes them?

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks for the welcome.

The wheels are Ridler 17 x 7 front and 17 x 9.5 rear.

Tires are Falken 225 x 50 x R17 front and 275 x 50 x R17 rear

The rear ones are tight, but I wanted as much rubber as I could squeese in.

Gary
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 03:26 PM
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Welcome and congrats on your new purchase. Thats a nice looking car already!

1965 impala 2dr
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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65mpala383stroker, thanks alot for the welcome.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-30-2011, 11:16 PM
 
 
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nice looking ride

building a 66 Caprice 396 HT
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks Richard
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 01:09 PM
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By the way on your 409 how far along are you? Reason I ask is there are now six million dollar parts available for the 409. Specifically a new high nickel alloy casting from World Castings for a new high strength four bolt block (the original was only offered as a two bolt) and new high flow aluminum heads from Edelbrock. Diamond, JE, and Mahle all make forged pistons and you can buy a chromemoly crank for a big block Mark II and turn it down to fit the 409 (preferable than having the Chinese do it). Along with the same 4340 alloy chromemoly being used to make new rods with ARP bolts to hold it together.

Altogether it makes it better, stronger, faster than before:

http://wavcentral.com/tv/six_million.html

Here is and article with part numbers if you do start with a truck block (all Chevy Truck blocks are high nickel alloy content to make them stronger).

http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/e...evy/index.html

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks for the info Dave.

The fellow that is building it has the block, crank, heads, rods which made it less expensive.

It's just going to be a basic 350 hp 409 for now. Maybe upgrade it later.

Gary
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Nice car.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks Bill
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 10:14 PM
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Being I'm a "coke bottle" model guy, I find that the wheel and tire combo. with the paint color really set's it off. Nice one you have there!
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks alot John.

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 10:26 PM
 
 
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I had a red and white 61 2 dr HT back in 1967. Brings back memories. Great looking car. I had a 58 348 3X2 and also a 62 409 2X4 cars. Great engines.
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks for the welcome Barry.

Sounds like you had some great cars.

Gary
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