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66 Grande in the garage.....only took 2 1/2 months to purchase!!!!


Re the headlight switch, I looked up 66 Impala on Rock Auto, and found these part #'s:
Standard DS155
AC Delco D6251D
I didn't see anything under Parisienne or Catalina, but I'd wager on the above #'s being ok.

Check out your local Lordco store.


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seventy2plus2 wrote:

Re the headlight switch, I looked up 66 Impala on Rock Auto, and found these part #'s:
Standard DS155
AC Delco D6251D
I didn't see anything under Parisienne or Catalina, but I'd wager on the above #'s being ok.

Check out your local Lordco store.


 Yep the D 625ID seems to be the correct one



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70 SS ACADIAN wrote:
seventy2plus2 wrote:

Re the headlight switch, I looked up 66 Impala on Rock Auto, and found these part #'s:
Standard DS155
AC Delco D6251D
I didn't see anything under Parisienne or Catalina, but I'd wager on the above #'s being ok.

Check out your local Lordco store.


 Yep the D 625ID seems to be the correct one


Now the big question as to whether the secret is known of pulling out the knob & shaft from the headlight switch.   Pull to park lamp position, on the bottom of the switch will be a small push button.  Push & hold that button, and pull the knob & shaft out.   Then the headlight switch can be removed by using a large flat blade screwdriver to turn the nut counter clockwise out of the switch. 



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Was into a few things on the old girl tonight. Popped the headlight switch out so I could use a jumper wire to see if there were any other problems from switch to bulb. Plug is a bit melted but can still manually plug that pin in. Got all the lights working except one rear tail that needs a new socket. Also wondered why the headlights didn't come on when I jumped them. Dimmer switch was kinda in two...... Put in 2 new exhaust dounuts so Mark doesn't get fumigated on the drive back.

 

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Some body pics for Kevin. The doors are as clean as new!! 1St pic is the inside bottom of the door!! Rockers, doors and pans are rot free except for the pass side foot well. The trunk also seems to have a lot of pin holes....but we knew about that and the pass floor pan.

Pass side bad spot

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UMMM..first pic didn't show up??

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I'm sure this is the longest thread ever on a car that the owner has never seen!!!!!!

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I'm sure this is the longest thread ever on a car that the owner has never seen!!!!!!


 many of CP members will see It maybe even get a ride in it before I do. Heck I wont even get to own it as its going in Marks name to make the tripsmile



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Great job Jim, cant thank you enough!



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Very Impressive Jim worship.gif



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So here in the east we dont just change the exhaust donuts. First we break the studs off in the exhaust manifold, then we break some more bolts off in the head taking the manifold off to repair. Next we remove the head to work on getting those broken bolts out. Hmmm, may as well send head in to be done while its off. Lets refurbish that intake while its off, maybe rebuild the carb. So we are this far, should we change the cam and lifters. Machine shop calls and says one of the heads is cracked. Good time to just pull the engine out and do the bottom end. Lets check to see what it will cost to move up to a big block. Yep those $5 donuts in the east can really be expensive 



-- Edited by 70 SS ACADIAN on Thursday 25th of March 2021 04:59:44 AM

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Thanks for being concerned that I not die from carbon monoxide poisoning Jim! 

 

 

 



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I'm sure this is the longest thread ever on a car that the owner has never seen!!!!!!


 Maybe so but we sure are having fun!



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70 SS ACADIAN wrote:

So here in the east we dont just change the exhaust donuts. First we break the studs off in the exhaust manifold, then we break some more bolts off in the head taking the manifold off to repair. Next we remove the head to work on getting those broken bolts out. Hmmm, may as well send head in to be done while its off. Lets refurbish that intake while its off, maybe rebuild the carb. So we are this far, should we change the cam and lifters. Machine shop calls and says one of the heads is cracked. Good time to just pull the engine out and do the bottom end. Lets check to see what it will cost to move up to a big block. Yep those $5 donuts in the east can really be expensive 



-- Edited by 70 SS ACADIAN on Thursday 25th of March 2021 04:59:44 AM


You nailed it Kevin.  The 62 bubbletop I bought out of a junk yard, always a ns car, had a complete single exhaust and tailpipe, no holes anywhere. It was full front to back with oats and dog biscuits from mice work, kept it all dry and rust free, even the nuts on the manifolds came off easy  

 



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I think I have an AM radio from a 66 Parisienne around here somewhere. I'll see if I can dig it up, test it and if working I can donate it to the cause.


 Sweet! I'll fix the antenna...if you didn't notice smile


 I dug out the radio.   While it looks to be in good shape, neither the pushbuttons nor the tuning knob seem to do anything.   I can hear the amp buzzing away though.



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We have no am radio around here.

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I might have a spare plug for the headlight switch that can be used to eventually replace the melted one. I'll do some digging.

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Be careful of what Jim does to your car....... He picked up a wagon for me, told me it had a couple of issues that he would tinker with, and this is what was delivered!

 

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StriperSS wrote:

Be careful of what Jim does to your car....... He picked up a wagon for me, told me it had a couple of issues that he would tinker with, and this is what was delivered!

 

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 Ya...but that was a 65.....66 has a different rake to it.  Front diff will look the same though.....   and going 33"s on this one...with the 35"s ... hurt like a bitch when I fell out!!



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I will be ordering that custom blue tape tin foil diff cover though!! Can anyone pick out a brand name ??

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StriperSS wrote:

Be careful of what Jim does to your car....... He picked up a wagon for me, told me it had a couple of issues that he would tinker with, and this is what was delivered!

 

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 And what's wrong with that, I like it! Perfect use for a 65 if you're not going to use it as a parts car for a 66......!



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In the shop tonight and got a whiff of gas ,also thought I smelt some the other night. Not sure if it's just a loose gas cap or the tank! Will drop the tank down and put 1-2 PSI in her and see If I get any bubbles. Floors are fairly solid but trunk pan has a lot of pin holes so crap might have been sitting on top of tank. Ordered some parts for the old girl... still has canister filter!

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I had one that did that and it turned out to be the fuel hose where the line joins the sending unit. Might not be a bad idea to change that hose and the one at the front for the pump inlet?

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Hey Jim, I just realized you and the Old Girl ( young lady ) are the same age aww



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While you're looking at the rubber parts of the fuel line, take a look at the vacuum lines. It's a good idea to change all the rubber parts ahead of its cross Canada trip.

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