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Well, it was fun. A '69 SS had 400 or 425 HP (if an L72). I don't know which option this car had. The exhaust was definitely not stock and it sounded better than my R any day of the week.<br>However, when push comes to show, you can guess which one actually had better pull. Can't beat that nice V8 torque available at moments notice though. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Nice to know that our R's have the same if not better straigth line performance than at least many 60's muscle cars (at least stock).<p>Of course, a 69 SS convertible (yes it was a drop top) might just have the R in the attention getter category. <p>
 

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Re: R meets '69 Impala SS 427 (flybynight)

A BSR and a downpipe will take care of that. You'll "destroy" him next time.
 

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Re: R meets '69 Impala SS 427 (flybynight)

No 437 in 1969, not sure if it even was am Impala in 1969.<br>These were over 4000 lbs and if the HP was converted to today's specs probably around 225-250 so it should have been slow.<br>The only Big block GM engines of that era that had BIG power was the LS6 454, a real "close to" 500 hp engine.
 

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Re: R meets '69 Impala SS 427 (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>The only Big block GM engines of that era that had BIG power was the LS6 454, a real "close to" 500 hp engine.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yep, and I kick myself EVERY day for selling my 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R meets '69 Impala SS 427 (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No 437 in 1969, not sure if it even was am Impala in 1969.<br>These were over 4000 lbs and if the HP was converted to today's specs probably around 225-250 so it should have been slow.<br>The only Big block GM engines of that era that had BIG power was the LS6 454, a real "close to" 500 hp engine.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>There certainly was a 427 option in the '69 Impala - on the SS line. The 427 was only sold on the Impala in '69. I believe none of the other Chevy's offered the 427 <br>In '70, the engine was enlarged to a 454.<br>I believe the SS stopped production after '69, so the '70 didn't get this label, but the Impala name lived on. The Crapice Classic name came up somewhere along the line as well.<br>There were actually 3 427 trims in '69 - L36, LS1, and LS2.<p>The R was a faster than this car, but it is hard to say if this car was stock. <p>Personally, I'd love to park a red '69 Cougar next to my R, with either of the two big blocks offered that year the 428 and the 429. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R meets '69 Impala SS 427 (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A BSR and a downpipe will take care of that. You'll "destroy" him next time.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>With the BSR and downpipe combo you'll certainly be "destroying" something but it might not be the other car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R meets '69 Impala SS 427 (RhaRdeR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RhaRdeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">With the BSR and downpipe combo you'll certainly be "destroying" something but it might not be the other car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry. I meant to say "BSR and exhaust". I hope the pioneering parties of this combo will forgive me. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R meets '69 Impala SS 427 (flybynight)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flybynight</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>There certainly was a 427 option in the '69 Impala - on the SS line. The 427 was only sold on the Impala in '69. <p>: </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Maybe , but it was a dooged down, smogged down version, MAYBE 275 SAE gross hp, 200-225 "new" hp in, as I said, 4100 lbs of Detriot bulk.<br>That was a HUGE car
 
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