572 into a '64 Impala

Old 06-16-2009, 07:17 AM
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What are the problems i need to be aware of putting a 572 engine in to a '64 impala.....HELP!!!!!!! Any recommendations on what tranmission to use?????????
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:36 AM
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If this is a street car I'd be using a TH400. TH350 is too weak.
If its a tall deck block with high rise manifold you're going to have some probs with the hood. In my 69 Camaro I had probs with the rocker cover hitting the brake booster. Chopped a piece out of the rocker and it was all good.
Highly recommend an electric water pump. CSR's are good.
Could be probs with the distributor and firewall too.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:09 AM
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frame twisting!
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:42 AM
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Headers can be an issue
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:18 AM
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i am looking to keep the whole engine under the hood if possible....but thanks for the heads up on the water pump. Is there anything i can do to reduce the chance of the frame twisting?

the headers can be a problem???, what kind of problems am i looking at just the fact that they wont fit from stock parts???
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:21 AM
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one more thing what transmission is best for this engine....i am not looking to put it done the 1/4 mile but something that is pretty bullit proof
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:44 AM
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you can make plates to weld to the frame to help it from twisting.( there was a show on hotrod tv on how to do it),but a roll cage attach to the frame would be best.

the X frame is just not strong.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:45 PM
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HEY PAUL,the first thing I did to my el camino when I put the 572 in it ,was relace all the springs and shocks.Ireplaced the rear lower control arms with a pair of boxed arms.I changed my stock 12bolt posi unit to an eaton posi.Lastly,I replaced the stock th400 with a heavy tci tranny.Believe when you change over to a 572,you will be amazed with the torque the engine puts out.Goodluck with the changeover!FISHMANJOE
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Paulthebrit1978
one more thing what transmission is best for this engine....i am not looking to put it done the 1/4 mile but something that is pretty bullit proof
I'd go with Powerglide 1st, - T400 2nd.

T/S, TCI, BTE, ABUZI RACING, all make some excellent units for around 1K .

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Old 06-26-2009, 12:44 AM
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