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Forum: Restoration Corner   06-07-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By boyd66k20
Wow, have at it. Looks like a great start.

Wow, have at it. Looks like a great start.
Forum: Bench Racing   05-06-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By boyd66k20
Union Pacific Big Boy headed to Utah

Just restored in Cheyenne, WY. Articulated and the biggest we have. Pretty impressive chunk of iron.

BIG BOY 4014 & U.P.#844 at Point of Rocks Wyoming - YouTube
Forum: Welcome Forum   04-04-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By boyd66k20
Got to love the simple lines and down to business...

Got to love the simple lines and down to business look of your ride. It emulates "sleeper" from back in the daze. Have fun with that bad boy.
Forum: Bench Racing   04-03-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By boyd66k20
Presto, Wasn't too hard.

Presto, Wasn't too hard.
Forum: Bench Racing   04-03-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By boyd66k20
Going to see if I can manage to attach a picture,...

Going to see if I can manage to attach a picture, not for any particular reason.
Forum: Bench Racing   04-03-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By boyd66k20
Thanks Dave, Just checking the pads and reading...

Thanks Dave, Just checking the pads and reading the numbers on some sites and thought you might know more than they do. Your a wealth of knowledge and who knows, you can teach an old dog new...
Forum: Bench Racing   04-03-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By boyd66k20
The engine stamped pad is as such. 5D162171 ...

The engine stamped pad is as such.
5D162171 T0319IE

Tonowanda March 19th 396/425 Special high performance

5=1965
D=Doraville, GA
162171-?

Does the 162171 tell anything that might...
Forum: Performance   11-22-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By boyd66k20
Yes, this engine is the 962 thick wall block that...

Yes, this engine is the 962 thick wall block that came from a 65 big bodied car. It is coded as an IE block, so not the corvette. Was the 425 in '65, and 375 then in 66 if I have my ducks in a row....
Forum: Performance   11-22-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By boyd66k20
THink the plate is in the 3310. Both 4150's have...

THink the plate is in the 3310. Both 4150's have 2 metering blocks.
Forum: Performance   11-22-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By boyd66k20
which carb?

I have 3 HOlleys to play with.

The car- 66 SS 396/425- 9.5 comp, 3400lbs, m22, 373 gears. crane energizer 282, 108lsa. 208 rec port heads
In Colorado at 5000'.

Current carb-4776- 4150/600cfm...
Forum: Performance   02-12-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By boyd66k20
I see what you are saying with the 283 and glide....

I see what you are saying with the 283 and glide. Personally, the 63 is one of my favs too. My buddy had one in the Navy and coming back from a weekend he fell asleep and went into the center grassy...
Forum: Performance   02-11-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By boyd66k20
Well, once you have the #matching, you have to...

Well, once you have the #matching, you have to keep it that way to insure it's value. I'm a retired guy who doesn't need 500-600hp, and has to plan for making the money last well into the future....
Forum: Performance   02-11-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By boyd66k20
quote from big Dave. "One final thought. Your...

quote from big Dave. "One final thought. Your 1965 396 might in fact be a 409. For the first three months of production the 396 block was cast with incredibly thick cylinder walls because six months...
Forum: Performance   02-11-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By boyd66k20
Thanks Dave, You sure did your homework and I...

Thanks Dave, You sure did your homework and I appreciate all you wrote, thank you. Thats allot to take in about this 396/425. I know they didn't make many of this particular engine, like about...
Forum: Performance   02-10-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By boyd66k20
600cfms big enough

Have a '65-396/425 with a 282h8 Crane cam, "sat. night special".
Rect port 208 heads and a 4150 Holley 600. Mechanical advance.
I also live at 5000', have a M22 with the 2.2 first gear and 373's...
Forum: Engine   02-09-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By boyd66k20
Valvoline 10w30 racing oil-silver bottle. 1200+...

Valvoline 10w30 racing oil-silver bottle. 1200+ on the zinc and phosphorus.
Visit this link as it is very informative
https://540ratblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/motor-oil-wear-test-ranking/
Forum: Bench Racing   11-03-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By boyd66k20
Thanks guys, that's what I figured. Would be...

Thanks guys, that's what I figured. Would be nice to know what it came out from a historical standpoint. Guess it's a dead end. I think I recall a brochure that even had them available in wagons...
Forum: Bench Racing   11-03-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By boyd66k20
deciphering engine numbers

Here's my situation. the numbers BBC 1965 T0319IE
That's Tonawanda, March 19, 396/425 MT SHP (manual trans, special high performance).

I know that IF designates corvettes but IE is full size...
Forum: Welcome Forum   09-20-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By boyd66k20
I grew up in Illinois and the farm kids had the...

I grew up in Illinois and the farm kids had the 65 chevelles with the l79 in em. They used to just block off the 2 lane blacktop on Sundays and have at it. There was no traffic back then. They...
Forum: Welcome Forum   09-20-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By boyd66k20
Wow, Big Dave. That's some interesting...

Wow, Big Dave. That's some interesting information. Sure seems that engine runs well in my Chevelle. It has the Crane energizer 282h, so that wakes it up somewhat, but is an older build. I know...
Forum: Welcome Forum   09-20-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By boyd66k20
noob from Colorado

Hi All,
New old guy from Colorado. Don't have an Impala but may in the future. Have a Chevelle with an IE impala 396/425 engine and wanted to learn more about the engine and maybe if the car it...
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