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Forum: Tag Team   06-13-2018, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Lost in the 60's
To answer your question directly, the assembly...

To answer your question directly, the assembly code on the block pad will have the assembly date as numbers, unless it has an I in place of a 1, and a 2 letter code that will identity what model car...
Forum: Performance   03-02-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,042
Posted By Lost in the 60's
Blueprint was the brand I was thinking of too. I...

Blueprint was the brand I was thinking of too. I know a few people with their engines and have never had any problems. I forgot about the benefits of the 1 piece seal and roller lifters. All good...
Forum: Performance   03-02-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,042
Posted By Lost in the 60's
Are you talking a stroker 350 built into a 400 or...

Are you talking a stroker 350 built into a 400 or a true, vintage 400 block ? The 400's had some cooling problems because the passages in the block to head were smaller because of the large cylinder....
Forum: Performance   10-22-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,476
Posted By Lost in the 60's
A used performance engine can be a crap shoot,...

A used performance engine can be a crap shoot, The engine ad you posted has no casting numbers to research or pics to see what it is. At $800 it could be a smoking deal, BUT how long has it been for...
Forum: Performance   10-22-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,476
Posted By Lost in the 60's
With a ZZ502 costing ten thousand dollars, they...

With a ZZ502 costing ten thousand dollars, they aren't an option for most people, and selling it used is financial suicide around here. Maybe in Canada, but where they are more prevalent, you MIGHT...
Forum: General Tech   10-22-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,443
Posted By Lost in the 60's
After 40+ years of people swapping parts around,...

After 40+ years of people swapping parts around, there aren't many cars left in their original configuration. All mine get disc brakes as a safety upgrade.

After feeling some vibrations in the cob...
Forum: General Tech   10-22-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,443
Posted By Lost in the 60's
As Dave pointed out, the TH400 was not available...

As Dave pointed out, the TH400 was not available with a 327 engine, so technically the book is right. Your car should take the small ring gear starter. The TH400 was swapped in at some point and this...
Forum: Restoration Corner   08-08-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,148
Posted By Lost in the 60's
I put new carpet in it last year too. The inside...

I put new carpet in it last year too. The inside actually looks presentable.

http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q752/Stillwaterchevs/1962%20Impala%20SS/DSCN9629_zps74fb0sf2.jpg
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Forum: Restoration Corner   08-08-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,148
Posted By Lost in the 60's
Wow, long time no update. I did get the front...

Wow, long time no update. I did get the front bumper on, but not until just recently.

Last summer I was driving it home from Street Machine Nationals at the fairgrounds in June and the engine lost...
Forum: Bench Racing   02-27-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,760
Posted By Lost in the 60's
Well, it is a truck block and everything I've...

Well, it is a truck block and everything I've read about this casting number is, they were used in either passenger car or truck. Same block, no changes and used interchangeably. The difference being...
Forum: Welcome Forum   02-26-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By Lost in the 60's
Looks like a dry southwest locale ? What I see of...

Looks like a dry southwest locale ? What I see of the body, it's in amazing condition for a '64. Up here in MN, a car that has been here all it's life rarely has any sheetmetal below the door...
Forum: Bench Racing   02-25-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,760
Posted By Lost in the 60's
I see I never updated this post last year. I...

I see I never updated this post last year.
I did get the Impala to driver status and drove it a few times, but it seemed to have spun a bearing and lost oil pressure...:mad: I didn't get into the...
Forum: Performance   02-25-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,042
Posted By Lost in the 60's
If you drive the car any distance, the 3.73 gears...

If you drive the car any distance, the 3.73 gears are going to get old in a hurry. Engine rpm and associated noise and fuel consumption are much greater than with the 3.08's. If you're not concerned...
Forum: Restoration Corner   02-21-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,846
Posted By Lost in the 60's
I talked with Ciadella a year ago but wasn't...

I talked with Ciadella a year ago but wasn't ready to do the interior.

Last Saturday, a guy was asking about buying my '62 Impala SS. The engine spun a bearing last summer and it is just sitting....
Forum: Restoration Corner   02-21-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,846
Posted By Lost in the 60's
Car looks great after the buff and wax !! If...

Car looks great after the buff and wax !!

If I ever get to the point of replacing my interior, here is where I would get it. Ciadella Custom Chevrolet Interiors...
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-11-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Lost in the 60's
If you are referring to the inside of the cowl...

If you are referring to the inside of the cowl assembly that is inaccessible, I cut out a section of the firewall on my Chevelle to get better access. I use Eastwood aerosol converter and SOAK the...
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-23-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 18,747
Posted By Lost in the 60's
Go back to my first post, if she had sold it to...

Go back to my first post, if she had sold it to me, none of this would have happened to you. I always get "stuff" like this happening here and it would have fit right in...:yes:

Send it home for...
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-21-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 18,747
Posted By Lost in the 60's
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ptp-7-504-bl/ov...

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ptp-7-504-bl/overview/

This is the early style "short and wide" motor mount that measures 2 5/8 in. between the ears and 1 3/4 in. tall to the center of the ...
Forum: General Tech   06-13-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Lost in the 60's
I cut 1 coil out of mine and dropped it 1 1/2"...

I cut 1 coil out of mine and dropped it 1 1/2" Bummer you didn't know that when you had it apart the first time...:(
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-12-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 18,747
Posted By Lost in the 60's
It's good to hear it all went well and she is...

It's good to hear it all went well and she is happy with it.
Now, if only the mounts hadn't let you down...
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-11-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 18,747
Posted By Lost in the 60's
I don't remember if you said what oil you're...

I don't remember if you said what oil you're using, if it has the zink in it or you use a ZDDP additive with the flat tappet cam ??
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-11-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 18,747
Posted By Lost in the 60's
Looks good, once again..:thumbsup: If you...

Looks good, once again..:thumbsup:

If you can't turn the dizzy far enough in one direction to get the timing, you can rotate the plug wires one tower around in that same direction and turn the...
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-08-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 18,747
Posted By Lost in the 60's
What happened to the mounts that were in there...

What happened to the mounts that were in there when you thought it was done and ready to leave ..:confused:
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-07-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 18,747
Posted By Lost in the 60's
Was wondering about the cam situation. The...

Was wondering about the cam situation.

The frame stands appear quite tall and weren't designed to work with the safety lock mounts you now have. I'm thinking you can't get the thru bolt holes to...
Forum: General Tech   05-25-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,600
Posted By Lost in the 60's
"typically" there is no factory pink wire at the...

"typically" there is no factory pink wire at the starter. There is a small yellow wire that originally fed power to the coil when the key is in the "start' position and the purple wire feeds power in...
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