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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Chevy Impala Conv-69'

Hi Everybody My name is Greg. I have 69' Impala Convertible 327 -engine.
This is my first American classic car . My Chevy is in poor condition. Need full restored. I ask you for help I have a problem with the engine. Someone installed a bad intake manifold and 4bbl carburetor(Holley). The engine is running very badly I'm looking for the original facory intake manifold and carburetor (Rochester). The Internet is a lot different intake manifolds, and do not know which parts are relevant to my engine. Please HELP ME













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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 06:09 PM
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Your Impala has lots of good qualities. The body looks pretty darn good from here. A new top, some interior work.
You need to do some detective work for your engine. Run the numbers off the engine to see if its original to the car. Someone did a crappy job of rigging things on your engine. That fuel line for one scares me.
Original parts like carbs and intakes show up now and then for sale here and on other websites for our cars. I just sold a original carb for a 68 impala on another site.
If original isn't a concern consider good quality aftermarket parts. My 65 is 90% original under the hood. Our 67 didn't have the original 327 so we went aftermarket parts for it. We pulled the engine and cleaned up everything and installed all new gaskets along with several new parts. Carb, intake, cam, lifters, water pump, fuel pump, starter, Headers, valve covers, and several other parts. First photo is old 327 engine. Second is what we did to it.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 06:14 PM
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Welcome to the Team Greg!

I responded to your request for info in your other post.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 11:01 AM
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First remove and replace that dirty air filter it could be causing some of your problems.
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