Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Thanks, ya'll. As i've said before: i'm not really overtly interested in 'horsepower' and all that what-not.. I don't really care. A*N*Y*T*H*I*N*G would be better than the horrible mess it's got under the hood now. I want it to: (a) run quietly and move the car in a forward direction, and (b) be painted orange. LOL. I know it's alot to ask - but honestly, there are NO 327's and 350's here in my state for under $1000's of dollars - apparently someone's buying up all the 350s, so they're hard to come by. I'm not spending too much more on this car.. I'm seriously falling out of love with it, and it's not worth a $1,000.00 engine. A measly little 283 or 305 would be fine. I just like the looks of the rams horn manifolds, and I'll probobly add an HEI distributor - but that's about it.
I'll be happy when I can take it on a 50-mile cruise and not have to listen to it whine, and watch it burp oil all over the place. If a 305 can haul my '89 nicely down the highway, I'm sure it'll do the same thing for this old wretch. I'm half tempted to sell this '63 and keep the '89 Caprice I'm currently getting ready to sell.. at least I love my Caprice!
Thanks also to D.Cairns - I got the PM and the pics.. it looks awesome! I would never have guessed!
'63 Impala Sedan