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Old 07-01-2017, 10:24 PM
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That intake is niiiiiiice!
Any impact on under bonnet clearance?
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 intake - and apparently clears with room to spare. Also, Holley quote " Low Profile Design (overall 1.875 shorter) allows fitment under stock hoods on Corvette, Camaro, Firebird, GTO, and others where hood clearance is at a minimum "

So here's hoping, but if worst comes to worst. I'm up for a cowl hood.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:30 AM
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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 intake - and apparently clears with room to spare. Also, Holley quote " Low Profile Design (overall 1.875 shorter) allows fitment under stock hoods on Corvette, Camaro, Firebird, GTO, and others where hood clearance is at a minimum "

So here's hoping, but if worst comes to worst. I'm up for a cowl hood.
.... or just cut a clearance hole
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:22 AM
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Hi Brendon
I did some minimal work on my 65 impala that did not cost much but totally transformed the way the car drove. It used to float like a boat and I tightened right up with simple stuff.
I bought a hotchkis sway bar kit for front and rear.
Bought locally supplied very stiff shocks front and rear.
Bought local king lowered springs and then cut them again to get right. King springs are harder than standard. It's important to do the shocks as they play the biggest part in changing the suspension.
I would also go for poly graphite bushes in the front and rear end but I did not do that. I think new trailing arms are a waste of money.
After this stuff fitted it's awesome for a fat car. That lot won't set you back much more than 3k
If you are in melbourne pm me and I will take u for a drive.
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 from ?

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Check out this website for good suspension parts, this is where i got my stabalizer bars.
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You can generally get Hotchkis stuff from Summit for much less than you do direct from Hotchkis.
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Old 26-01-2017, 07:03 PM
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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



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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 trailer as a start.
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Nice work! hahah Marine Traffic....it was my #1 visited website for the 6 weeks my car was sailing on the high seas....recon I must have reloaded the page 20 times a day so see every little movement it made
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