Project craplac daily driver - Chevy Impala SS Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-08-2015, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 142
 
Project craplac daily driver

I bought a 95 fleetwood cheap for the super nice black interior for my white car. So I swapped interiors with the blue interior from the white car. It now has a blue interior, black headliner (sunroof so couldn't swap it) and tan radio bezel. It looks great!!

I am the third owner, it has 256k, and runs perfect. It was well maintained. Has some rust issues, but still looks decent. I was gonna resell it, but it runs so good.

So now I am putting my 9c1 axle in. Not for the disc brakes, but for the 3.73s and detroit true trac. Was looking for a torque converter on craigslist, and ended up partial trading for complete trans with s-10 torque converter and trans go shift kit from a member here.

Picking up a complete nos wet kit with throttle body plate this weekend for super cheap. And got a line on a set of hooker shorty headers too.
A friend has a set of drag radials on steel wheels. Gonna see if I can get a low 13 out of this pig??
rpm-inc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-09-2015, 04:00 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 942
 
Sweet

I'll be watching.

1995 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham BBB - Build in progress
Caddylack is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-09-2015, 07:55 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 7,636
 
Me -

- too! :d

\'96SS SOB: SSRI, Herter Tune, Tri-Y II, , 3000 Edge, F/HO bars, METCO extendeds with CV MMC, Bilsteins, currently Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (315/35 rear). Finally, wait for it... LT-4 knock module!
\'96FWB BUW-Butt Ugly White: PCMPerformance tune, HDFA w/ swissed filter, 1/2 SLP s.s. catback with H- and Flow Super 50s, oem opti rebuilt 3 times, SS Bars, METCO LCA, Airlift 1000, Monroe SS, PowerTrax No-Slip, CTS wheels with +1 rubber. Finally, yes again... LT-4 knock module!
96 Black is offline  
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-07-2015, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 142
 
A buddy let me use his garage with a lift yesterday. Got the axle and trans in. I had no idea about trans interchange between the years until this morning..... Luckily they are they same years.....

Decided not to do the headers, I just listed them in the classifieds here. Just have to get the exhaust back on and the brake lines done for the discs today. Probably get started on the nitrous kit as well.
rpm-inc is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-10-2015, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 142
 
It hauls ass, lol. Just need to send the pcm out for speedo correction unless I can find someone local.
rpm-inc is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-11-2015, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 142
 
Haven't driven the car much, but it does have a very noticeable scraping sound coming from the rear axle. At first I thought it was just the rust on the rotors. New rotors and pads and its still there. New hardware kit, lubed pins, and h clips are in correctly.

Axle fluid was changed, rtv'd up lube holes cleaned up, and correct felpro gasket installed. I checked for anything rubbing on the driveshaft, and inside the 15" oem wheels.

Sooo.........axle bearings? Anything else to check? The axles are yukon, so hope they are in good shape still. Guess I will do the bearing saver bearings if I have to.

And then the n20 kit!
rpm-inc is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-12-2015, 03:00 AM
Member
 
vanaisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Estonia
Posts: 91
 
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to vanaisa
bearings usually make "humming" sound...
Did you checked brake dust shields - maybe they are bent?
vanaisa is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-12-2015, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 142
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by vanaisa View Post
bearings usually make "humming" sound...
Did you checked brake dust shields - maybe they are bent?
There are no brake shields. It is definitely a metal on metal sound. It sounds like a pad with no material left. Most noticeable at low speeds. I'm sure its still there at higher speeds, just cant hear it over the road noise.
rpm-inc is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-12-2015, 01:49 PM
Member
 
vanaisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Estonia
Posts: 91
 
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to vanaisa
Raise rear end and spin wheels by hand. This way you locate source.
vanaisa is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-12-2015, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 142
 
Yeah thats next. It hasnt been in the air again since I did brakes. I did spin them slowly after brakes were done and didn't hear anything, so thought it was fixed. I will prob get it in the air and put it in gear with somebody in the seat keeping the speed down. I don't think I am going to find anything, though.
rpm-inc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Impala SS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome