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Old 02-11-2018, 11:07 PM   #1
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New cruiser! '66 Impala SS convertible

This post is *long* overdue, but I decided for once to buy something that isn't a full on restoration. Picked up this numbers matching '66 Impala SS convertible out of Dallas late last spring. It's a 327 powerglide car, all original excepting the door panels. And aside from adding a few gauges and some sportier wheels, all I've done is put miles on it!

Have been eyeing crate motors, and I do have almost all the parts to swap in a 4 speed, though
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:39 AM   #2
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Re: New cruiser! '66 Impala SS convertible

That is a beauty! I would be tempted to do an LS swap..... https://ls1tech.com/forums/conversio...onversion.html
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:52 AM   #3
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Re: New cruiser! '66 Impala SS convertible

that is a sweet ride...^^^I agree with Doug^^^....id go LS....
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:37 PM   #4
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Re: New cruiser! '66 Impala SS convertible

Thank you, fellas! It cleans up really well, I have been very happy.

As far as motors go ... At least for now, I want to keep this one small block, one of the things that led to my buying one of these is I really wanted a 327 powered car.

I'm hoping to get a stick into the car sometime this year, an NP833 OD box, and I'm looking at a full roller 327 build sometime in the (hopefully) not too distant future.
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Re: New cruiser! '66 Impala SS convertible

5.3=327..almost...wink wink....
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:16 AM   #6
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Re: New cruiser! '66 Impala SS convertible

JJ

A long time ago I did a 327 vette 4 bolt main. Worked great.

I do understand staying with the small block, consider stroking it?

Fun car, my friend in High School had a 64 Impala SS 327 convert. A chick magnate

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Old 02-18-2018, 10:24 PM   #7
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Re: New cruiser! '66 Impala SS convertible

Good call on the red lines! I'm planning on running them on my 67 Firebird.
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