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Forum: Transmission & Driveline   11-22-2017, 04:04 PM
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I also had to order new axels. They were well...

I also had to order new axels. They were well worn where the bearing ride. It would have been kind of foolish to re-install them when everything else was new.
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   11-17-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By buccaneers37
Ordered an Eaton Posi kit today with 3.42 gears....

Ordered an Eaton Posi kit today with 3.42 gears. My mechanic opened up the differential today. Confirmed it was 3.31s. He said they were very worn and a side shim was almost all the way out. He said...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   11-15-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By buccaneers37
1966 Posi Recommendations

My 1966 SS has a 12 bolt open rear w/ 3.31s. The head gaskets are blown, so I'm having the old 396 "refreshed" which should add another 100HP or more over factory, but I'm still keeping the exterior...
Forum: Engine   08-11-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By buccaneers37
The 396 in my 1966 SS had a 4 blade fan (no A/C)....

The 396 in my 1966 SS had a 4 blade fan (no A/C). It was not liking the summer driving around here (Tampa area), especially in heavy traffic. I had my mechanic install a Northern aluminum radiator &...
Forum: Restoration Corner   08-02-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By buccaneers37
1966 Impala SS Shoulder Belts

I just got my seat belts back after almost 2 1/2 months from being restored at Ssnake Oyl in Texas. You are looking at an original, rare 1966 factory option A85 Shoulder Harness car. I will say they...
Forum: General Tech   07-13-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By buccaneers37
My business is just east of Ybor & I live in...

My business is just east of Ybor & I live in south Brandon.
I think they have talked me into only going .030 over in case I ever have a future problem, so I can still rebuild that block. I'm not...
Forum: General Tech   07-10-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By buccaneers37
I think I'm going to take it to a local machine...

I think I'm going to take it to a local machine shop (Eisele's) and have the bottom end and transmission done at the same time. Everything is almost 45 years old, so there in no sense in leaving a...
Forum: General Tech   07-05-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By buccaneers37
I had a friend that drove a 1974 Caprice with a...

I had a friend that drove a 1974 Caprice with a 454 & I had the 1973 Impala with a 350. Needless to say, he always beat me.
Forum: General Tech   07-04-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By buccaneers37
Think I caught the "car bug"

Well, I just purchased my 2nd car 5 months. This is addicting......
Bought a 1973 Impala Custom Coupe, which is the 1st car I owned back in 1982. Going to do a few modifications to this car and...
Forum: Restoration Corner   04-13-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By buccaneers37
1966/67 Shoulder Harness

My 1966SS Coupe has the A85shoulder harness option. The previous owner had removed the top, buckle portionof the harnesses to install a new headliner & never reinstalled them. Hedid leave the bottom...
Forum: Electrical & Wiring   04-09-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,587
Posted By buccaneers37
I know they are factory gauges. I have the sales...

I know they are factory gauges. I have the sales receipt from the dealership & both build sheets. I know that the hot light gets some kind of signal, because it comes on a few minutes after the car...
Forum: Electrical & Wiring   04-09-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,587
Posted By buccaneers37
1966 Impala Gauge Package & Dummy Lights Wiring

My gauges work but my dummy lights don't (correctly), should they? I have the 66 Chassis Service Manual but the wiring diagram (fig. 94 on 12-53) seems to be for a gauge-less car. It shows two wires...
Forum: Restoration Corner   03-30-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By buccaneers37
I ended up buying a rear 66 bumper off EBay and...

I ended up buying a rear 66 bumper off EBay and am having them re chrome it for me. It's Superior Chrome out of Texas. I have read a lot of good things about them, and a few bad things. Hopefully I...
Forum: Restoration Corner   03-22-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By buccaneers37
1966SS Rear Bumper

One of my ever-expanding projects on my car. About the only thing to complain about the exterior would be the back bumper. It has a slight "bow" in the center section, so it had been hit or otherwise...
Forum: Interiors   03-19-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By buccaneers37
I remember both of them. I saw Macho Man (along...

I remember both of them. I saw Macho Man (along w/ Hulk & a few others several time eating lunch at the Hooters in Clearwater. I used to love watching Championship Wrestling from Florida with Gordon...
Forum: Interiors   03-19-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By buccaneers37
Thanks. This is ultimately what I would like for...

Thanks. This is ultimately what I would like for the car, the massive undertaking is trying to find one. I assume it uses a special steering wheel, or can I use my stock one? # 2 option would be just...
Forum: Interiors   03-18-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By buccaneers37
Moving the seat back with new mounts is one idea...

Moving the seat back with new mounts is one idea I'm toying with. I'm sure it can be tastefully done by someone who know what they are doing. The steering column is another idea (or maybe do both?)....
Forum: Interiors   03-18-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By buccaneers37
1966 SS Potential Steering Column Change

I have done hours upon hours uponhours of searching & my brain hurts. Hopefully I can get some guidance. Thewheels/tires have been changed and the Wilwood power disc brakes have beenordered for the...
Forum: Welcome Forum   02-21-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By buccaneers37
Thanks. It's been fun so far (except for the...

Thanks. It's been fun so far (except for the frequent trips to the gas station)!
Forum: Welcome Forum   02-21-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By buccaneers37
God I hope not! My days with the police are...

God I hope not! My days with the police are looooong gone (fingers crossed).:grin2:
Forum: Welcome Forum   02-21-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By buccaneers37
On the name, neither. The guys on the palm tree...

On the name, neither. The guys on the palm tree forum thought I liked Pseudophoenix sargentii (Buccaneer palms). In reality, the Bucs played in Super Bowl 37 on my 37th birthday (1/26/03) and I have...
Forum: Welcome Forum   02-15-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By buccaneers37
Cool Hello, my name is.....

...Wayne. I just recently bought a red 1966 SS 396 w/ 4 speed. Since my very first car in high school (1973 Impala Custom), I have wanted a car from the year I was born. I have gotten really serious...
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