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Forum: Wheels & Tires   08-02-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By japete92
AND (to Dave's comments) The full size Chevy...

AND (to Dave's comments)

The full size Chevy is significantly heavier than the Camaro and/or Chevelle. GM designed the brakes on the 'full size' for that weight.

Some 'kits' sold for the...
Forum: General Tech   07-30-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By japete92
Is vacuum advance connected to full manifold...

Is vacuum advance connected to full manifold vacuum (it should be)? Not enough initial timing advance? Both?

Recommended reading:
...
Forum: Welcome Forum   07-29-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By japete92
Here's a source of some info you may find helpful...

Here's a source of some info you may find helpful during your ownership:

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits/Chevrolet/1965-Chevrolet.pdf


To ID...
Forum: Wheels & Tires   07-23-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By japete92
Many answers to many 'original' questions here: ...

Many answers to many 'original' questions here:

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits/Chevrolet/1964-Chevrolet.pdf


Pete
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   07-20-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By japete92
I believe you will be disappointed with a high...

I believe you will be disappointed with a high revving 375-400 hp 327 and a 2 speed power glide. The transmission (and rear if you don't have something close to the 4.11) will not allow the engine to...
Forum: Convertibles   07-20-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By japete92
Thank you. Yours appears more original...

Thank you.

Yours appears more original than mine; gorgeous!

Love to see more pics.

Pete
Forum: Convertibles   07-18-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By japete92
Welcome! I'm in Falls Church, Va; you? ...

Welcome!

I'm in Falls Church, Va; you?

My '63 attached

Pete
Forum: Welcome Forum   07-15-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By japete92
Thomas, Ignition: ...

Thomas,

Ignition:

https://www.chevelles.com/forums/374-ignition/189195-ignition-101-a.html

Cam:

GrumpysPerformance.com ? View topic - Camshafts - 8 Lessons...
Forum: Welcome Forum   07-14-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By japete92
Here's some general 'Muncie' info for your...

Here's some general 'Muncie' info for your reading list:

Guide to Muncie M20, M21, and M22 Four-Speed Transmissions...
Forum: Welcome Forum   07-11-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By japete92
Just some more info, if interested: Reading...

Just some more info, if interested:

Reading thru the below, may shed some light on flywheels and bell housings:
...
Forum: Welcome Forum   07-11-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By japete92
I am not a historian but: Flywheel: ...

I am not a historian but:

Flywheel:

two sizes: 153 tooth and 168 tooth. They have different diameters. Bell housing must match. The 'older' 350 engine blocks will have two piece rear main...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension   07-11-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By japete92
I have GW uppers on my '63. very satisfied. ...

I have GW uppers on my '63. very satisfied.

The dimensional differences lead me to conclude that the 'Chinese' parts are for a different application. The differences are too large to be simply...
Forum: Welcome Forum   07-11-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By japete92
The small block crate 350 is a 'budget friendly'...

The small block crate 350 is a 'budget friendly' option. Lots of choices. Anything that gets you close to 375-400 lb-ft of torque at around 3800 rpm is sufficient (let hp 'fall out'). Don't get a...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   07-10-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By japete92
The 1963 GM OEM bench seat 4 speed had a tunnel...

The 1963 GM OEM bench seat 4 speed had a tunnel extension, a seal, a rubber boot and a ring w/screws to attach the boot to the tunnel extension. I've attached a pic. No console. The console was SS...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   07-09-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By japete92
When I bought my current '63 Impala convertible...

When I bought my current '63 Impala convertible (bench seat), it had a 4 speed Saginaw (origin unknown, but certainly not a full size '63). It had a Hurst competition plus shifter body and...
Forum: Welcome Forum   07-03-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By japete92
here's a site you may find useful (it won't tell...

here's a site you may find useful (it won't tell you what color your car was, but it will have the options):
...
Forum: General Tech   06-19-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By japete92
Here's one vendor: ...

Here's one vendor:

https://www.4speedconversions.com/64_fullsize.html

All the parts I bought from them for my 63 were great.

Pete
Forum: General Tech   06-14-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By japete92
Look thru here; you may find some helpful stuff: ...

Look thru here; you may find some helpful stuff:

My 1964 Impala Restoration (http://www.thecairns.com/Impala/)

That's not my car, but dcairns posts on this forum routinely.

I have a 63...
Forum: Engine   06-10-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By japete92
I'm not a historian of Chevy parts, but the 64...

I'm not a historian of Chevy parts, but the 64 327 did not come stock with a quadrajet carb. The quadrajet was not until '67?, or so.

There were two different carbs for the 327. One for the 250...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension   06-10-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By japete92
You will need to align (NOT to the GM specs) the...

You will need to align (NOT to the GM specs) the car because the steering box requires 3-4 degrees of + caster. I believe the CPP upper arms have something like +5 caster built in.

The GW Part #...
Forum: Interiors   06-02-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By japete92
The '61 Shop Manual (the base for the...

The '61 Shop Manual (the base for the 'Supplements) has some data on glass tracks, doors, etc (for all models including wagons). It has some tail gate info too.

I do not know if it has what you...
Forum: Electrical & Wiring   05-30-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By japete92
I do KNOW the answer to your question. I don't do...

I do KNOW the answer to your question. I don't do automatics in vintage cars. But, if the ignition circuit requires to be 'run' thru the auto trans to be 'closed' (the circuit is 'closed' in Park or...
Forum: Tag Team   05-15-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By japete92
The cowl tag would also have the 1867 model...

The cowl tag would also have the 1867 model identifier on it. It is missing. Coincidence?

The tags WILL impact the resale value of the car, unless you can find someone who will believe 'a...
Forum: Tag Team   05-14-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By japete92
IF you are restoring it for it's re-sale value,...

IF you are restoring it for it's re-sale value, you would be taking a big risk. It MAY not sell for the price one w/o the phony vin tag would. I would not pay anything close to the same price. But...
Forum: Tag Team   05-14-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By japete92
Here's some info on your car: ...

Here's some info on your car:

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits/Chevrolet/1963-Chevrolet.pdf

It has the model ID numbers.

As already...
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