I have been in B-bodies for 15 years, mostly 94-96 cars, but this is my second 77-79, and I had an 89 boxy for a while too. For those of you that might visit the Impala SS Forum, I've been up there for 10+ years as beertestr
1979 Caprice Coupe, steel roof - no Landau.
Purchased in May 2012, and de-donked it.
Set up for an LS-Engine/4L60E using KDS-Performance LS Swap Mounts (This is my company).
Past engines -
6.0L iron block, LS2 rods and pistons, CNC ported LS2 heads, Comp HR276 cam - Best 1/4 11.76@115. Killed the engine with a nut through the carb
5.7L LS1 Junkyard dog. Used $200 short block, one cylinder 0.10 over, ARP rod bolts. Piston failed and took out #1 and #2 bores in spectacular fashion. best run 12.3@109.
Next motor LS-TBD.
LS-Truck accessories, 94-96 Caprice radiator, dual electric fans, 94-96 Coolant tank
1994 4L60E, Yank SS3600 converter, PCS TCM-2000 trans controller
Standalone trans cooler with AN hose- dry breaks to be added soon.
Shortened 2005 SSR 5" Aluminum Driveshaft.
1.75" Pacesetter Long Tube Headers, Pypes 3" X-Pipe into 3" Spintech Mufflers, OTA pipes and resonators.
94-96 Impala front springs
9c1 rear springs
1994 9c1 frame from an AZ State Police car
- Boxed main rails
- notched rear rails for wider tires. I fit a 29x10.5 tire in with zero issues.
- Fabbed trans x-member
- 94-96 9c1 disc brakes
- 9c1 rear axle with 4.10 gears, 800# Eaton Posi and steel clutches
- boxed and clearance 9C1 rear LCA's, stock uppers.
- reworked rear brake lines brake hoses run off frame rails, I can remove the axle without opening the brake system.
Decent body with VFN stock appearing fiberglass hood, fiberglass front bumper (-100# total)
Stock interior with F-body floor shifter.
VDO Temp and Oil Pressure Gauges
The car is currently in storage as I take care of other projects, but next up for the car is a new LS motor, and I'll be fitting up a T56. After that, I go all out on adjustable suspension, chassis braces and other handling mods. In the meantime, I'd love to find an untrashed radio bezel, anybody have one?