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Re: Impala in my driveway

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George Marsh

06-23-2013 19:33:36

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When I was in high school, A kid had a black 66 SS 4 speed, think it was a 327 with some unheard of hp. It would pass everything except a gas station. But back then gas was very cheap.

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06-23-2013 19:52:31

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 Re: Impala in my driveway in reply to George Marsh, 06-23-2013 19:33:36  
The 327 was actually quite economical. Indeed, 327s routinely returned better MPG than did 283s in similar sized cars.

The highest HP 327 available in a full sized Chevrolet in 66 was the 327/300 (might have been derated to 275 by 66). Higher HP versions were either the 396 or 427, both of which were much less economical.


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George Marsh

06-24-2013 04:41:44

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 Re: Impala in my driveway in reply to Dean, 06-23-2013 19:52:31  
Don't remember if it was a 327/427 or the hp. Just remember it was a sleeper car. Looked like a family car, would out run most cars, put down some rubber, it was a real sweet hot rod.

My old memory isn't what it once was. Want to say it had 12:1 compression, I THINK. If that was the case, lead gas back then, may be an issue with keeping the chip munks out of the engine with today's gas.

I had an old 62 XKE with the gold head, 9.5:1, I THINK. It required minimum 97 octane or it had pre-ingnition.

That said, they are still real nice cars.

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06-24-2013 05:52:47

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 Re: Impala in my driveway in reply to George Marsh, 06-24-2013 04:41:44  
Cool. I have a 64 E type in my garage but it is in need of some serious love.

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George Marsh

06-24-2013 11:58:29

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 Re: Impala in my driveway in reply to frrankmn, 06-24-2013 05:52:47  
I had my 62 E for about 30 years. Went over the engine once. I was saving it for my retirement project to do a total off the frame, what there is of it. The doctor told me to get rid of cars and go to a truck, a SUV or have spinal fusion. That's when I realized I was too old to get in and out of the Jag. Plus in it's day regular gas was 97 octane. Jag liked the good stuff. I was looking for another head with lower compression. Couldn't find one. Had to retard the spark to quiet the chip munks in the engine.

That's when I ran across a guy from Chicago that restores Jags for a living. I sold it to him for 4x what I paid for it. No regrets. I hope he got it restored and it makes someone as happy as I was.

It's a wonder I didn't get killed in it. After the rebuild, I went for a test drive. Went to pass a person. Punched the gas and almost rear ended him. That's when I decided to turn before hitting the pedal. There weren't too many cars that could keep up with it. Perhaps the GTX might on top end. George

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