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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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65 SS Impala Convertable finally sees the light

This was left to me by made dad who passed in 95 with my mother. (Auto accident)
It's been in the garage for around 28 years. I just finished the engine swap and other upgrades and it's almost road ready.
It still has the 1984 inspection decal on the windshield. lol
Enjoy, Tim


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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Yea I spelled it wrong. Convertible
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 11:27 AM
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Very nicely done engine install, clean and simple. That's the color combo. I'm going with for my 68 convert.

Any plans on swapping that single master cylinder though with the upgraded hp?
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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It is a thought. I have not looked in to it yet.
What are my options?? Thanks
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 05:24 PM
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You can go to the local parts house and order up a non-power brake master cylinder for a 67-up if you plan to keep the nonpower system then plumb seperate the rears and the fronts, you don't need a proportional valve if you stay with the drums. This should be simple compared to the engine transplant you did.

Or there are kits fairly cheap and good quality and probably your best bet as you dont have to run to parts house 5X before you get everything .

What you have now, once you loose fluid your whole system is out. Thats why they switched to a dual master so you have half your brakes if you develop a leak. A no brainer if you ask anyone, especially with the added hp.

You'll hear from other on this with their ideas. I good to go fast but its better to stop and steer!
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Easy enough. I have a buddy that works at NAPA I will get this ordered and make the swap. Thanks for the imput. Tim
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 11:18 PM
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that is a sweet looking ride and a hot engine swap. nice job man!

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
http://www.impalas.net/forums/blog.php?u=1432
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 07:41 AM
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Very nice a tribute to your mom and dad.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 01:36 PM
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An obvious mistake I just noticed.....is you have power drums duh! It was the single master that threw me off.

Just make sure the depth of the hole in back of the master where the rod sits in is the same.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 06:09 PM
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A 67-70 power master cyl. should bolt right up. I installed one on my original 65 booster.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks guys,
I'm really glad to be on the forum and real excited being close to having the car done. I do know my dad/mom would be proud of what I've done with the car. I wish my kids could have met them and I'm sure they are watching. I can almost hear my dad telling the kids to get thier feet of the seat. LOL Or was that only with me he did that??
Back to the brakes, I will try the power master cly. and let you know how it turns out.
Thanks for the direction, Tim
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Very nice and welcome. Stock color? I know the wheel covers aren't stock what's the story there?
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Very nice and welcome. Stock color? I know the wheel covers aren't stock what's the story there?
The original color was light blue as the interior is. I have a new interior for the car I'm just waiting on the seat buns before I do the install.
I purchased the White/Blk interior kit.
The wheel covers are stock chevy covers.
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