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New project, a 1960 Impala. Automatic trans, a couple random leaks. I haven't dug into it very much yet. Hopefully I'll get to fart around with it tomorrow during the day. The body is fantastic, almost no work needed on the body. It runs a little rough, and does not hold a low idle well, I'm guessing its starved for fuel. After a once-over in the daylight I'm going to yank the carb and give it a good cleaning. From what I was told, it's been sitting for three-ish years. Will need to do a headliner replacement eventually.

I would welcome any tips relating to this particular vehicle if someone has any for the 1960 Impala. Previous projects are a 1963 Ford Galaxy station wagon with a 351 Cleveland bored over, and a 1965 (1966?) Chevy Corvair Monza.

(hopefully I posted the pics correctly this time, apologies in advance if I did not. I ain't got no buuk lurnin...

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I love that body style! Is the engine a 409? Good luck with the restoration and getting it going. I’m working on a 1970 Rivera right now myself.

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I always liked the 60s - softened the excess of the 59s.


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Nice! My first car was a ‘59. Been kicking around the idea of picking up a 59/60 at some point.

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Cool car. Well done.


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Awesome project!

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A very nice original or original looking Impala. LIKE!

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Originally Posted by wilkeshunter
I love that body style! Is the engine a 409? Good luck with the restoration and getting it going. I’m working on a 1970 Rivera right now myself.

Just from the cursory look under the hood, I believe it's a 348 with a powerglide behind it.

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The 409 didn’t come out until 1961

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Shown is a standard small block that was the common V-8 for 1960, a 283.

The optional 348 has a much different different appearance, & looks he same as the later 409. Too ignorant here to post a pic of one.

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Originally Posted by gunzo
Shown is a standard small block that was the common V-8 for 1960, a 283.

The optional 348 has a much different different appearance, & looks he same as the later 409. Too ignorant here to post a pic of one.

Definitely a classic small block Chevy. Most likely a 283 if it is original.


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Originally Posted by gunzo
Shown is a standard small block that was the common V-8 for 1960, a 283.

The optional 348 has a much different different appearance, & looks he same as the later 409. Too ignorant here to post a pic of one.


Yep. The 348 and 409 had some oddly shaped valve covers.


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The 348 and 409 look like this:

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283 ? I have a set of valve covers with Chevrolet wrote out in script on each side...


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tell me you're a boomer old fart without telling me your a boomer old fart- and I say that with the utmost respect -just kidding, nice ride.

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just don't put 22" rims on it.

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Might be a Powerglide, might also be
A turboglide


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59 and 60 Impala's and El Caminos ! about as good as it gets.


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Nice!

My first car was a 1960 Impala convertible 283. Turquoise with white side accent and white top. Mom sold it to me in 1968 for $75. She wanted it to have some value so I wouldn't take it for granted. Sold it to John Horn when I went away to college. Rochester NY

Hope your project goes well.

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