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Forum: Transmission & Driveline   02-23-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
Thanks for all the good information bigdave and...

Thanks for all the good information bigdave and others. I actually dropped off the th400 to have him start on it.

He also said a lot of the same things. He’s going to use a case he had with some...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   02-17-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
Thanks for all the valuable input. I guess...

Thanks for all the valuable input.

I guess to answer some of the questions, it is behind a rebuilt 454, pretty stock engine. Nothing special except hei. In fact the car came with the rebuilt...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   02-13-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
trans recommendations

My th400 is needing replaced. Looking for recommendations on a good replacement. Definitely want to go back with a th400 but just wondering if I should buy a TCI or are some other rebuilds better? ...
Forum: Convertibles   02-13-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
Thanks! Those tack strips were tricky. It seems...

Thanks! Those tack strips were tricky. It seems like you can't buy the exact fit, but I made them work by drilling and bending.
Forum: Wheels & Tires   11-12-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
That looks great! Is it lowered 2" in the front...

That looks great! Is it lowered 2" in the front with drop spindles?

What size and brand tires did you go with?

Thanks!
Forum: Wheels & Tires   10-28-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
Did you ever get these wheels? I'm looking at...

Did you ever get these wheels? I'm looking at almost the same exact combo, possibly 18's all the way around but really like the Ridler 695's.
Forum: Convertibles   10-28-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
I figured out I just needed to drill another hole...

I figured out I just needed to drill another hole and bend the tack strip to fit the inside of my well. It was pretty easy.

Now with the adjustments and wrinkles! :crying:

I didn't have an...
Forum: Convertibles   10-25-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
I think those are called the snap well trim. ...

I think those are called the snap well trim.

The pieces I am dealing with bolt under that inside the well. It is not visible unless you lift up the well liner. There are 3 pieces, 1 big...
Forum: Convertibles   10-25-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
Come to think of it, I bet your 68 uses these...

Come to think of it, I bet your 68 uses these bent tack strips. The website ways it is for a 67-68 and I'm pretty sure it uses the same top also. There is probably just a slight difference in the...
Forum: Convertibles   10-24-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
I need to get a picture of my mounting holes on...

I need to get a picture of my mounting holes on the car. Maybe I’m laying the strip on there wrong. But I don’t think there’s too many ways to do it.
Forum: Convertibles   10-24-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
67 convertible tack strip question

Well we don't get much convertible action on this site, but figured I'd try my luck here. Posted on another forum as well.

While I'm at it, who here does have a 67 vert? I know of one or two...
Forum: Engine   10-16-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
Sorry I just now saw your question. I'm not...

Sorry I just now saw your question.

I'm not really sure what length they used. Looking under the car it appeared to be around 24" but I could be way off. I'll try to remember to measure and...
Forum: Convertibles   10-15-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
So I did get the hydraulics working good. ...

So I did get the hydraulics working good. Ordered a new Lares pump, it works great (mostly).

My bleeding technique was to do it on the floor. install the cylinders and leave the two pump...
Forum: Convertibles   10-15-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
67 New Top Pics and advice

I got all the hydraulics working good. So now to install the top.

I called around and labor to install is about $1000 average. So I'm not gonna go that route.

The car came with a top from...
Forum: Convertibles   10-08-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
Thanks for the tips. I actually ordered a Lares...

Thanks for the tips. I actually ordered a Lares pump just because the warranty is lifetime, and they were slightly cheaper. I have had good luck with their other parts I've used so far. We'll...
Forum: Convertibles   10-07-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
Good advice. I've went ahead and ordered a new...

Good advice. I've went ahead and ordered a new lares motor, it had a better warranty than the others.

I do have it all apart. I was testing the whole setup on the bench and bleeding it, and the...
Forum: Convertibles   10-07-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
advice on new pump and cylinders for 67 vert

I was installing a used pump for my convertible top and discovered it is not working well. It runs for about 15 seconds and kicks off. I'm guess it has a thermal overload and is not worth fixing??...
Forum: Engine   10-02-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
I ended up having a custom install done at the...

I ended up having a custom install done at the local shop. They do good work and the cost was around $525. They installed 2.5" aluminized pipe with stainless magnaflows. It was from the exhaust...
Forum: Convertibles   10-02-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,223
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
This helps a lot. Thanks! Since the car has...

This helps a lot. Thanks!

Since the car has no interior and I've just reinstalled all the hydraulics it'll be easy to check for leaks. Wanting to get the top functioning good before I install...
Forum: Convertibles   10-02-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,223
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
I konw this is an old post but I have a couple...

I konw this is an old post but I have a couple questions.

My system has been dry for years. It seems like it might still work. motor works and cylinders move freely.

As far as mixing fluids. ...
Forum: Wheels & Tires   09-19-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
I have seen some posts on this site with someone...

I have seen some posts on this site with someone using 295/45-18 on rear which is a 28.5" diameter. They are 11.6" wide. On the front he used 275/40-18. Can't remember who that was.

Others have...
Forum: Steering   08-30-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
That would not surprise me at all of it had...

That would not surprise me at all of it had water. My dad has rebuilt a couple but not this specific one. He said he could try. The kits are cheap. But I’m not sure if you can fix an old rusty wet...
Forum: Wheels & Tires   08-29-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
That's actually a good idea :grin2: This one...

That's actually a good idea :grin2:

This one seems similar to the Jegs one but I don't like that Jegs doens't have at least something for a tire, so all you see if your wheel floating in your...
Forum: Steering   08-28-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
Power steering not working.

I just installed a new pump and hoses and flushed the gear box as best I could. But there is no telling how long it sat without being used with the holes pretty much open except for some tape wads...
Forum: Wheels & Tires   08-28-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By 67ImpalaSSConv
Wheel Configurator Pictures for 67 Impala

I found an OK wheel configurator, it didn't' have a convertible but this is at least the same year and similar color.

I think I'm liking the the looks of the 18's over 17's (these pics are all...
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