"That is one sweet lookin ride - even more impressive is the condition of this car which is NOT your typical hot rod/cruiser. My father use to restore old cars when I was very young, and I probably rode in the back seat of a car very similar to…"
i have a 67' Impala S.S. 427 4 spd car i hope it sounds half that good someday, i had some bad luck in the last years around hear,its been on the back burner way to long :-( , but someday !! watch out !!
Sorry I missed your message. All if the glamour trucks (67-72) were set up for a 396 so, if you can find the 396 mounts the frame is already drilled and the engine just drops in. no clearance problems but headers are a bear. The only ones that fit are Sanderson BB headers but you have to relocate the oil filter. That motor is really long so, trans crossmember get's moved way back. I stripped the truck to a bare frame for powdercoating then mounted all of the mechanicals before re-fitting the body. Made it much easier. Finally got the truck re-wired and that carb tuned so I could take it to the track. I can't get enough rubber under it to pull a wheelstand and I'm really not happy with the times yet. It's running a JW racing turbo 400 with a 3000 rpm stall 11 in converter and .410 rear gears.
Ya my new transmission is great. I'm very quick off the launch but I have to shift to fast. I'm going to switch to 3.73s. That way the gears will match perfectly. I have a question. The 4L60E in my 1995 k2500 broke on me. Do you know a shop that I can order a new one from? I have been a victim of fraud so I want to make sure of the company. Thanks.