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Old 04-30-2012, 08:47 AM
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i need help building a 1969 chevy impala engine

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:34 AM
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:14 PM
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i need help building a 1969 chevy impala engine
HERE you go. Could be put in the Basics forum...
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:23 PM
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HERE you go. Could be put in the Basics forum...
Good info cobalt instead of bashing the guy. Ill give my hopefully helpful info. Give us more info on the engine,car, tranny, budget, intentions. More goes in to it bud than just that simple question. These guys on here can help but they need to knw more. Some will bash you as we can see in earlier post but most of them are very helpful and can offer valuable info.

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i need help building a 1969 chevy impala engine
Do you know which engine? The 69 Impala came with choices from the inline 6 the small block and big block V8s. So some idea of where your starting from would help a lot.

Visually the inline 6 is easy to identify as it will be 6 cylinders (spark plugs) in a row. If you're not familiar with the V8's the easy visual between the small and big block will be the exhaust manifold port configuration the small block will have two exhausts immediately next to each other in the middle of the head. The big block will have roughly an equal space between each exhaust port. Casting numbers, engine numbers, car VIN number can be a big help in discovering what engine is in there as all of these are different in terms of what needs to be done and parts to be used in re-building or replacing the engine.

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Old 05-01-2012, 04:03 PM
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I'm tempted to bring some cheese to this party, lots of whine. Just for general info guys, if you don't think a thread is well constructed or worth being on the board there is a solution. Either don't reply, or ask the poster to read the guidelines. If you look the OP is on his first post. I'm sure some of us were low on internet savvy at one point too.

We've got new members all the time. There's no way you're going to get them all educated to the point where they're posting the kind of threads you want to see by the time they get on here. We try our best, this site is a big place. Just like anything else, its going to be tough to change the world around you. Sometimes you might just have to go with the flow a little bit.

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Considering the vagueness of the question, I thought things were going very well!!
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Considering the vagueness of the question, I thought things were going very well!!
LMFAO yea , pretty bland question,,,did he want stock hp? More, less ,gas mileage? Jeeze people don't be so damn lazy. texting and video games are killing our youths skills
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I dunno, maybe I'm doing the board a disservice by spooning a little info out to a noob.

I work on the theory that there is going to be a small percentage that come here posting a dumb question that will turn out to become one of "us" in the long run. Problem is, you cannot tell which is which. So the options are to do nothing, or to burn the guy, or to toss him a bone and see what develops.

It took me all of 20 seconds to toss that bone. It would take me longer than that to burn him. Of course the easiest thing to do is nothing. But that defeats one of the reasons for the board in the first place, IMHO.
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