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Tiny
CEVANS
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  • 1965 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • V8
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I have a 283 small block 2bb in my impala. I want to get more power out of it and want to clean it. What should or how do you clean a old car motor? What parts can I order to increase power and perfomance?
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 AT 3:41 PM

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Tiny
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There are a lot of legal ways to clean a motor these days. EPA regulations don't allow you to let oily water hit the ground. As far as increasing HP, you would have to make some major mods that could detract from it's value. Changing the intake manifold and carb to a 4BBL, installing aftermarket headers or advancing the timing a little but most of that is going to require premium leaded gas which is not available.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 AT 4:22 PM
Tiny
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Ok, so what are some of the legal ways in which to clean the motor. You said value, what type of value are you meaning with this 283?
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 AT 5:32 PM
Tiny
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The ONLY legal way to clean an engine is to catch and capture every bit of water before it hits the ground and then pay a licensed company to dispose of it. If you think your car has no collector value, then go ahead an modify it. It IS 46 years old.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 AT 5:42 PM
Tiny
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Im sure she has lots of value considering it has the original motor and tranny. The olnly thing I think I will due is paint away from the originla color. I was thinking down the road what mods I can put on it to beef it up. Keeping in mind that I will use what I have.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 AT 12:37 PM
Tiny
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I was told that there are plugs on the block itself that you and pull to drain all water from motor. Is that any easy task and how can I found out where they are located on my motor?
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 AT 1:13 PM
Tiny
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Yes, there should be drain plugs in the side of the block to drain the block of coolant. You're getting off track now from your original inquiry. If you have other questions. Please start a new question for that.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 AT 1:31 PM
Tiny
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 AT 3:29 PM

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