Greetings from Albuquerque New Mexico!
New to the website and hoping to gain vast amounts of knowledge from the many seasoned veterans of all things Impala! I have spent quite a bit of time going over old posts and have already learned a great deal about things I didn't even know I knew nothing about!
I have a clean, Janesville WI built, 1966 Chevy Impala Sports Coupe with the original power glide. Since I bought it, I have put in a brand new top-to-bottom, mildly built 350 with Blazer cam, Camel hump heads with a massive Aluminum radiator and coolers for everything that holds fluid (except window washer). Here in ABQ it gets quite hot and the priority was to keep it cool and keep it smooth.
As I make my way through the car from bumper to bumper the goal is to fix what needs fixing, upgrading where affordable and logical to turn this big old girl back into a daily driver that is as dependable as it is cool, and as comfortable as it is massive enough to put the whole fam damily into for an extended cruise!
Crazy? I guess so. But hey, these are the kinds of cars I grew up on and it's what brings a smile on my face when I drive it - no matter what.
My justification was that if I could build the car I love for under eight grand, why would I spend 15 to 20 grand on a new commuter? Sure it gets good gas milage- but if I can tweak this car's fuel economy and my driving habits to come within an acceptable expense/milage range, wouldn't a be WAY better off financially and spiritually?