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Username Post: Cowl Tag Missing        (Topic#354592)
Mja1975 
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12-27-18 12:47 PM - Post#2755730    

Hello,
The cowl tag that belongs on the fire wall of my '67 is missing all the other vin plates are in proper location. From the vin on the drivers door jamb I can decode that it was assembled in Janesville, WI and its V8 but I dont know original size small block or exterior/ interior colors. Is there a way to locate this information?

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400 Turbo


 
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BigDogSS 
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12-31-18 08:50 AM - Post#2756097    
    In response to Mja1975

You cannot tell the engine size from the VIN or cowl tag. An unfortunately, the exterior color and interior color of the car are located on the cowl tag.
Try this:
Engine --> I see the holes for the engine emblems are filled in on the front fenders. Look on the INSIDE if the fenders to see if you can see evidence of holes for the emblems. Count the holes and measure the distance between them and we can probably figure out the engine, are at least narrow it down.
Paint --> look for evidence of the original color in the door jams, under weatherstripping, around hood and trunk.
Interior --> Look for evidence of the color on the dash, glove box, dash pad.

Good luck!

    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible 327 - Ermine White C1 - VCCA Senior Award
    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe 396 - Marina Blue FF - personal "barn-find" lol



Edited by BigDogSS on 12-31-18 08:51 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Mja1975 
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12-31-18 09:45 AM - Post#2756112    
    In response to BigDogSS

Thank you for your reply. I will follow up and report what I find.

1967
307
400 Turbo


 
59fins 
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01-01-19 01:35 AM - Post#2756210    
    In response to Mja1975

is the rear end a 10 bolt with 1 upper arm? if original rear end, would be a 283, or 327 w/ powerglide (most likely) if it has 2 rear UPPER control arms, could be a 327 w/turbo 400 trans or manual, it could be about anything, being a straight Impala, it would not have 4D for Z24 or SS427, as Janesville would of had "4D" on an SS w/ that package.
Thought I seen a Z03, (a 427 SS with 427 w/o Z24 package) a while back in a story where "L36"
was on the cowl tag. but must be mistaken.

Of all the things I miss, I miss my mind the most

Bill H.
67 Impala SS




 
BigDogSS 
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01-02-19 08:42 AM - Post#2756334    
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  • 59fins Said:
is the rear end a 10 bolt with 1 upper arm? if original rear end, would be a 283, or 327 w/ powerglide (most likely) if it has 2 rear UPPER control arms, could be a 327 w/turbo 400 trans or manual, it could be about anything, being a straight Impala, ....


Good info here to narrow it down.

  • 59fins Said:
Thought I seen a Z03, (a 427 SS with 427 w/o Z24 package) a while back in a story where "L36" was on the cowl tag. but must be mistaken. ....


Bill, that was for the 1968 model year, when the "SS" package became an option on the Impala. 1967 was the last year the Impala SS was a separate model in the line Chevrolet line up.


    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible 327 - Ermine White C1 - VCCA Senior Award
    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe 396 - Marina Blue FF - personal "barn-find" lol



Edited by BigDogSS on 01-02-19 08:43 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Mja1975 
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01-02-19 09:05 AM - Post#2756338    
    In response to BigDogSS

Hello, it is a 10 bolt rear end with 1 trailing arm. I believe yes it was a 2 speed. It currently has a th400 but that was added a while back from a pickup. I havent had a chance to check the stamp on the rear axle I will try this evening. The car has been painted a few different times the first repaint was blue. So I really cant find any evidence of original color. I was hoping there was a heritage website that I could get info from or re order build sheet from vin. But doesnt appear so.

Thanks for you comments

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307
400 Turbo


 
BigDogSS 
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01-02-19 09:25 AM - Post#2756340    
    In response to Mja1975

You're welcome. Yes, definitely a 283 or 327 car. I wish there was a heritage website, but at this point there is not. The closest we have is the site CT member WarrenL has put together --> http://impalas.org/numbers/
PM your VIN to Warren and there a very small chance he could have info on your car.
What is the assembly plant for your car? --> 7th digit in the VIN. This will be a letter code.


    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible 327 - Ermine White C1 - VCCA Senior Award
    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe 396 - Marina Blue FF - personal "barn-find" lol



Edited by BigDogSS on 01-02-19 09:30 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
59fins 
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01-03-19 08:03 PM - Post#2756521    
    In response to BigDogSS

yep, I believe you are correct

I miss my mind the most

Bill H.
67 Impala SS




 
65acadian 
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01-03-19 09:04 PM - Post#2756527    
    In response to 59fins

Check the fuel line diameter from the tank to the engine. 283 or 6 cylinder would be 5/16" OD, 3/8" would be 327 or larger. That may narrow it down.



 
Mja1975 
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01-03-19 10:15 PM - Post#2756530    
    In response to 65acadian

Good idea! Thank you will do tomorrow

Moe

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56sedandelivery 
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01-04-19 06:23 PM - Post#2756590    
    In response to Mja1975

There is a Canadian fella that sells reproduction cowl and VIN tags; they are BLANK tags however. You can pretty much assemble your car the way you want, and they are't CHEAP! Now, don't chastise ME; the information is out there on the net, Craig's List, and on E-Bay. There you go! I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
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