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Username Post: My '65 Impala SS questions thread        (Topic#342244)
427SS65 
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01-31-18 06:23 PM - Post#2722909    
    In response to chlkorg

With the cover off, you can connect a "clip lead" or a wire with an alligator clip one one end. Only need a foot or two of wire for an antenna.

Looks like that center adjustment screw was turned to its limit. You can epoxy that adjuster screw to the ferrite core without harm unless the powdered iron material is cracked. Use no lubricant on the slugs. They are used dry (but clean). If you have to take the rack apart, you can mark the slugs with a sharpie pen.

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chlkorg 
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02-02-18 12:48 PM - Post#2723095    
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Thanks again Tom.

Even in the clean air of outside the radio has steady static and can only faintly pull in a few stations. After a close look at the spartan circuit board and components nothing looks visibly amiss (failing solder joints, swollen/leaky caps, burnt components, etc.) so I sent out some feelers to the local amateur radio clubs in effort see if anyone would like to piddle with it.

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Now a couple questions for all:

1. What is the correct sheen for the black found on trim pieces such as the grill, rear panel trim, etc?
2. What would be the correct sheen for the center console and dash metal?
(Again, not looking to be concourse accurate, close is good enough when it comes to finishes.)
3. Are front bumper lower guards available separately? I have two complete front bumper assemblies but both have left side guards with rust-through. I can find no NOS, repo or used anywhere.


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Ej

'65 Impala SS, 327/300/PG, Madeira Maroon/Black (just getting started on stand-off resto)


Edited by chlkorg on 02-02-18 12:53 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Oshawa65SS 
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02-02-18 10:52 PM - Post#2723163    
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From the reference materials area:
http://toms427impala.info/CT/Detailing.pdf

Ryan

65 Impala SS convertible 283 2V with Powerglide and 10 bolt 3.08 open
Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa


 
chlkorg 
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02-03-18 11:10 AM - Post#2723190    
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Appreciate that Ryan.

I feel a fool having missed that entire sticky. Amazing amount of info provided.

Ej

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02-03-18 11:29 AM - Post#2723191    
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EJ -

I'm updating that document now. Adding some console info that was missing. It'll be posted by 1:00 this afternoon.

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chlkorg 
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02-03-18 02:36 PM - Post#2723208    
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Great update Tom!

The info on the console storage compartment finish is very useful. The few I have seen in person were all devoid of any covering material.

I truly thank each and every contributor for the plethora of info generously supplied to that sticky thread.

Ej

'65 Impala SS, 327/300/PG, Madeira Maroon/Black (just getting started on stand-off resto)


Edited by chlkorg on 02-03-18 02:37 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
427SS65 
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02-06-18 02:14 PM - Post#2723550    
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EJ, you're welcome! I'm glad to do it for everybody. 99% of all files are downloadable. Keep them on your hard drive and you guys can post them long after I'm gone (not planning for that to happen).

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02-06-18 02:22 PM - Post#2723551    
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I should scan the schematic for the AM only radio and post it. If you have further problems, let me know. Most common problems with U63 are:

1. Failure of the DS501 output transistor due to wrong impedance speaker or shorted speaker wire.

2. Failure of Q1, mixer transistor due to static or close lightning strikes (near the car).

3. Failure of one or more sections of the can capacitor (no longer available).

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chlkorg 
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02-12-18 03:51 PM - Post#2724177    
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Thanks Tom. Sorry to have missed your recent posts. For some reason I no longer receive subscription notifications although it is activated for this thread.

That additional info about the radio is appreciated. I'm not currently working on it (beyond face detailing) but pretty sure I'll be itching sooner or later to look closer at the reason for diminished reception. No rush, but if you do get around to scanning the schematic I'm sure it will come to good use in the future. Simply food-for-thought, do you think any of your "most common failure" scenarios could be ruled out based on this radio having at least mild/moderate static and the ability to tune (albeit faintly) a few stations?

Ej

'65 Impala SS, 327/300/PG, Madeira Maroon/Black (just getting started on stand-off resto)


 
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04-13-18 03:20 PM - Post#2730884    
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Hoping someone can advise on how to separate the bucket seat backs from the bottoms. Not the usual bolt together of later designs. Best I can tell is the chrome trim caps are supposed to simply pop off (which I have yet to accomplish) and the seat back swing arms get spread to clear the pivot pins? My caps and trim are in good condition so I don't want to muscle-and-mar if I'm incorrect.

Also, I've always in the past made my own seat buns using the originals as guides but the ones I'm working on now are 100% deteriorated. From what I can tell by way of pictures they look to be 2" flats with no bolstering -- Might that be correct?

Ej

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04-13-18 04:42 PM - Post#2730885    
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Those "derby" caps are like a Chinese finger puzzle to get off.
I bought 4 since the inners were missing and the outers were dented so I didn't worry about removing them intact.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-1964-1966-Che vy-Cheve...
Push one arm in to make more free space to pull the arm on the other side off, so one arm off at a time, not both at once.
Seat buns and cotton and burlap kits are all available as well as the vinyl upholstery of course, and it's a good idea to replace that old foam and stuff anyway.

Ryan

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Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa


 
chlkorg 
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04-13-18 06:04 PM - Post#2730894    
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Much appreciate the reply!

You definitely provided the insight I needed. Was going to make a tool to release the reverse fingers on the caps but the space is so little that I'm sure to mar or dent the perimeter trim. Will probably just sacrifice the caps and buy new. Sure do hope I gain additional wiggle room once the caps are removed as spreading the arms looks to be a "stiff" job.

Just got my covers in mid week and want to get the job started as soon as possible to assure there are no issues with their fit/quality. As for the other items (burlap, batting, foam, etc.), I have enough to complete another set (or two) of interiors. Supplies are left over from a recover (and past recovers) I was going to do for a friend who unfortunately totaled the vehicle before we had chance to get at it. Still, really would like to determine if the seat foam is flat as I expect. Current foam is absolute dust!

*EDIT* -- Forgot to thank you for the link!

Ej

'65 Impala SS, 327/300/PG, Madeira Maroon/Black (just getting started on stand-off resto)


 
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04-13-18 08:24 PM - Post#2730908    
    In response to chlkorg

Your welcome.
The seat foam isn't flat though.
The bolsters and contours can't be achieved nicely without the proper shaped foam underneath.
Here's an example, but shop around:
https://www.speedwaymotors.com/62-65-Nova-Impala-a...

Ryan

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Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa


 
chlkorg 
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04-13-18 09:11 PM - Post#2730918    
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Thanks again Ryan!

I did think it odd to imagine no bolstering. Having not yet completed disassembly I assumed contouring might be a function of seat suspension shaping. Now, the link you provided does show definite bolstering of the foam (albeit slight).

While that is decent pricing for the Speedway buns the DIYer in me provides a yearning to do a little foam carving. The only drawback is not having the old foam to use as a guide (which I have in the past).

An example of the images I kept coming across that gave me the false impression of flat foam can be found HERE.

Ej

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