My old 68 Impala Custom

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This was back in Dec of 1982. My senior year in HS. If you look closely I had on my Genesse Beer can knitted hat on. LOL This was my 68 Impala Custom with a 225hp 327 and turbo 400. I paid $400 for it in 1976. I wanted to get a motorcycle but mom and dad said no to that, but I could get a car. Got it from the original owner with 77k miles on it. The original owner ran nothing but Quaker State Deluxe in it. When I tore it apart to rebuild it, it was super clean inside. Had the engine rebuilt at 100k due to popping up through the carb at high RPM, cause was the typical rounded cam lobs that they had. So I rebuild it back with a blue printed Crane Cams 300hp cam. Later on at 180k miles the lifters went bad and so I replaced them and added "double hump" 300hp heads. From that day on I couldn't use regular or it would ping like crazy. Sadly it fell to the PA salt and the trunk rusted pretty bad and I sold it. If I knew then what I know now I would have kept it and fixed it.

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This was back in Dec of 1982. My senior year in HS. If you look closely I had on my Genesse Beer can knitted hat on. LOL This was my 68 Impala Custom with a 225hp 327 and turbo 400. I paid $400 for it in 1976. I wanted to get a motorcycle but mom and dad said no to that, but I could get a car. Got it from the original owner with 77k miles on it. The original owner ran nothing but Quaker State Deluxe in it. When I tore it apart to rebuild it, it was super clean inside. Had the engine rebuilt at 100k due to popping up through the carb at high RPM, cause was the typical rounded cam lobs that they had. So I rebuild it back with a blue printed Crane Cams 300hp cam. Later on at 180k miles the lifters went bad and so I replaced them and added "double hump" 300hp heads. From that day on I couldn't use regular or it would ping like crazy. Sadly it fell to the PA salt and the trunk rusted pretty bad and I sold it. If I knew then what I know now I would have kept it and fixed it.

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Those camshafts sure were soft back in the day. I replaced a couple of them in the older Chevy's. I wish I still had my '68 Roadrunner and the '69 Coronet I had back in the day.
 

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Those camshafts sure were soft back in the day. I replaced a couple of them in the older Chevy's. I wish I still had my '68 Roadrunner and the '69 Coronet I had back in the day.
Yeah, if only we knew how much they would be worth today. LOL Those are awesome cars now. Would love to have a 69 Roadrunner Coronet.
 

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Yeah, if only we knew how much they would be worth today. LOL Those are awesome cars now. Would love to have a 69 Roadrunner Coronet.
The Roadrunner just had the 383 magnum with a 4 speed, but would still shit and get. The Coronet had the 440 and was an automatic. It actually blew the balls off of a another guys Roadrunner. That car was fast. I think I'm lucky to be alive after that car. :D
 

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