Introducing our 64 Impala SS
Hello to all that enjoy the Impala forum. My son and I have a 1964 Impala SS, with a 409/340. It also has a 4-speed. Purchased August 3, 2013 on Long Island, NY we enjoyed the Impala for 3 weeks. Then, after a Saturday cruise and lunch, the carburetor caught fire and luckily my son and his new wife were able to bail out without injury. The Impala unfortunately was severely injured. We figure it was a carburetor fire. The original Rochester is melted as are the engine fan, all underhood wiring, all hoses, the radiator lost it's tank solder and on and on. The hood buckled and the interior was completely burned up. The glass bowl fuel filter and housing were an aluminum ingot laying on the manifold.
But, because the this Impala has a great numbers matching pedigree we decided it to ship it to my AZ home shop where I am going to restore this car-beque. Engine and transmission come out Friday. So I have a lot've work to do. An intial thanks to the de-coder guys who helped me further confirm that the numbers on this SS line up. So I'll be visiting regularly and reading up on your fixes because they could be helpful. Jim V.