New here..just picked up this numbers matching 65 SS...Question: everything on the block and heads matches...is it weird that the 4 is sideways in the last 6 of the Vin on the engine pad? It matches the door and Vin on the title....just find it wired. Any input?
Th.is car is a basket case however, it is the real deal with original Protect-O-Plate, and Build Sheet. This car is for someone who has restoration abilities and a desire to own a real L78 car.This car does not retain its original engine or transmission! Needs fenders, doors, trunk lid, etc...
i was wondering how much i can bore out my 402
took the heads off today and the one cylinder had tons of water and was rusted pretty bad... so im wondering if i can do another .30 over? and do they make pistons that will fit once its bored out this much more? anything else ill need to replace?
I'm am currently deployed to Iraq and have been trying to find a classic car to restore. I found a 65 impala SS 396 "numbers matching" for $8500 and just going off the pics it looks like a great project! I am very new to car restoration, and would like some helpful hints as what...
I have a #440 casting 396 block. The stamp pad reads:
I know "0513IV" indicates May 13th assembly and 325hp/396cid automatic tranny.
Using the partial vin can anyone help identify the car model this block was originally in? Could it have been an Impala?
So i was doing some thinking and thought about this combo. Can anyone tell me if this combo sounds good or would i potentially run into probs.
A little facts. .
The heads are '215 and are rebuilt. Three angle valve jobs, stocks size valves with unleaded seats, and mild port work to chambers...