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Forum: Cars and Bikes For Sale 10-09-2018, 11:59 AM
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Posted By sparky
Sold

Sold
Forum: Cars and Bikes For Sale 01-09-2018, 03:45 PM
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Posted By sparky
65 Impala 2 door

Where do I start?

This is an unfinished project that I have run of of time, space and money for. Dream car, really hard to let it go - but I just can’t get through it now.

It’s a 2 door 1965...
Forum: Importing to Australia 04-04-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,964
Posted By sparky
Classic USA Imports

Does anyone have an import under way with Luke as Classic USA Imports?

Thanks
Sparky
Forum: Build Ups 25-02-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
I dont move house for a couple more weeks - so I...

I dont move house for a couple more weeks - so I havent been wrenching much at all - but I have a couple of updates anyway.

https://youtu.be/z_4viIJq9uA

There she is getting loaded onto the...
Forum: Build Ups 26-01-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Hey guys, I havent posted in a while. I was...

Hey guys,

I havent posted in a while. I was away over xmas and now im in the process of selling my house and buying a new workshop...i mean house.

Thought that you would like to see this though...
Forum: Parts Wanted 10-01-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,585
Posted By sparky
Hey Steve, I have a wrecker mate of mine on...

Hey Steve,

I have a wrecker mate of mine on the hunt for one for me at the moment. I can ask him to look for another one if you like?
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-01-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By sparky
Jim ? ---------- Post added at 05:03 PM...

Jim ?

---------- Post added at 05:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:02 PM ----------

Ah - sorry, I see ��
Forum: Build Ups 08-01-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Hey bud, Thanks heaps for the info. I'm in...

Hey bud,

Thanks heaps for the info. I'm in Sydney so probably can't take you up on the offer for the ride, but I'd love to see pictures if you have them.

Also, where did you buy the sway bars...
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-01-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By sparky
They aren't that expensive, between $200 and...

They aren't that expensive, between $200 and $300. Just didn't want to spend the money unless I had to.

http://www.vpw.com.au/Category/Index/361507

If I do have to replace, should I go for a...
Forum: Build Ups 07-01-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Im not sure yet - the Impala doesn't arrive until...

Im not sure yet - the Impala doesn't arrive until the 25th, so I'm going on my on estimated measurements right now. I have read a forum of a guy with a 65 Chevelle that did and LS swap and has this...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-01-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By sparky
Harmonic Balancer chipped

Hey guys,

I need some advice on whether or not I need to buy a new harmonic balancer for the LS1 or not. While I was painting all the parts, I dropped it onto the pavers out the back and it...
Forum: Build Ups 06-01-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
ok - pictures are working now (i hope) ...

ok - pictures are working now (i hope)

---------- Post added at 01:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:39 AM ----------

I wanted to match up the bolt heads with the fresh new paintwork on...
Forum: Build Ups 05-01-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
yeah - I was having technical issues at work, so...

yeah - I was having technical issues at work, so I gave up half way through
Forum: Build Ups 05-01-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
The Xmas break - Part II

With everything cleaned up - I decided to get down to painting. I have read quite a few threads about people that seem upset with painting an LS1 because there is no need. I disagree entirely. The...
Forum: Build Ups 05-01-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
A few updates to make

Hey guys,

I have been a busy boy over the xmas break. I have just posted 6 new updates on my blog

http://www.sparkys65impala.com

Im going to try and replicate it all here. I'll break it...
Forum: Build Ups 23-12-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Hey guys (especially Russ or anyone else in...

Hey guys (especially Russ or anyone else in Impala land)

Can I get a bit of help with my suspension selection. Not an area that I have a heap of experience with and Im just going off what I read...
Forum: Build Ups 22-12-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Thanks Zappa

Thanks Zappa
Forum: Build Ups 22-12-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,664
Posted By sparky
Hey Dave, Love the project mate and love...

Hey Dave,

Love the project mate and love the thread. Its so good to get heaps of pics and heaps of detail. Keep it up brother

Sparky
Forum: Build Ups 21-12-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Here's hoping bro..... ---------- Post added...

Here's hoping bro.....

---------- Post added at 09:29 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:25 PM ----------

On a separate note - I heard from Luke at Classic USA imports today and we are...
Forum: General Discussion 21-12-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By sparky
Ok - consider it added to the list

Ok - consider it added to the list
Forum: Build Ups 21-12-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
He said that the Holley pan was really only...

He said that the Holley pan was really only designed for the pre 64 Impalas was never properly developed for the 65-70.

He also said that if you stick with the standard manual steering, it will...
Forum: General Discussion 21-12-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By sparky
The Plate and the seal? or just the seal itself?

The Plate and the seal? or just the seal itself?
Forum: General Discussion 21-12-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By sparky
That seals it - thanks for that aussie69camaro....

That seals it - thanks for that aussie69camaro. That is what was bouncing around the back of my mind. If I only paid $1000 for the engine, it was a challenge trying to justify spending that again on...
Forum: Build Ups 21-12-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Ok - so I spent most of the morning on the phone...

Ok - so I spent most of the morning on the phone to the Guys at BRP hotrods in Georgia, and I'm seriously impressed. I'm pretty sure that there aren't too many people on earth that know more about...
Forum: General Discussion 21-12-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By sparky
Thanks again lads, I really appreciate the input....

Thanks again lads, I really appreciate the input.

I'm pretty torn if I'm honest. It seems like a really good time to get it freshened up (being torn down and out of the car), but I could be...
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By sparky
Ok - two good responses there lads. Thanks heaps ...

Ok - two good responses there lads. Thanks heaps

Im pretty sure I am going to come across like an absolute Noob here, but it is what it is. This is pretty new for me

Gik - I have 2 concerns. I...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By sparky
Machine Shop costs

Hey,

I was hoping to get some help. Im mid way through the teardown of my new LS1 (not really new - 145k kms). Its a bit more gunky than I was expecting, so I was thinking about getting it down...
Forum: General Discussion 17-12-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 85,507
Posted By sparky
Just bought new intake and throttle body for LS1...

Just bought new intake and throttle body for LS1 - they are shipping from US as we speak. Should be here in 8 days apparently

http://i66.tinypic.com/21bnmgo.jpg
...
Forum: Build Ups 17-12-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Ill put up a heap of more pics when she arrives....

Ill put up a heap of more pics when she arrives. I got a call from Luke at classic US imports on Thursday, and he told me that the container was all loaded and on the dock ready for pick up. By...
Forum: Build Ups 16-12-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Chur bro :) Happy to compare notes. You are...

Chur bro :)

Happy to compare notes. You are going to be well ahead of me - I dont get the car until after xmas. It has only just been loaded into the container in LA - so most likely end Jan.
...
Forum: Build Ups 16-12-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Hey - has anyone got any recommendations for...

Hey - has anyone got any recommendations for engine mount gear and cross-members for the LS Swap??

I stumbled across a company called BRP Hotrods in Georgia USA. Looks like they do specific kits...
Forum: Build Ups 14-12-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,002
Posted By sparky
Hey Zappa - how much does that Nilrust cost, and...

Hey Zappa - how much does that Nilrust cost, and whats the coverage like per bottle (did you use both bottles or have was there heaps left)?

Also - excuse the ignorance. WTF is a Shutz gun ??? I...
Forum: Build Ups 12-12-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Thanks boys - I ended up seeing that thread after...

Thanks boys - I ended up seeing that thread after I posted.

I'm pretty sure that it's just first time importers nerves. The bloke probably gets fed up with answering the same questions over and...
Forum: Build Ups 11-12-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
hmmmm - i just tried to post and it didn't seem...

hmmmm - i just tried to post and it didn't seem to work. Let me try again.....

Can I draw on your collective experience with car importers. Im a little worried about the lack of detailed...
Forum: Build Ups 11-12-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Can I draw on your collective experience for what...

Can I draw on your collective experience for what to expect from the company that is importing the car for me.

I picked a group in Melbourne purely based on my web search and their price (and a...
Forum: Build Ups 10-12-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Im just changed the hosting across to different...

Im just changed the hosting across to different site - so hopefully the pics are working now
Forum: Build Ups 10-12-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,363
Posted By sparky
Sparky's 65 Impala Build

Hi Guys,

Im Sparky, and I have just joined the site. Im at the start of a build and I wanted to introduce you to Lucille, my 65 Impala 2 door hardtop project car.
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