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After finishing the '62 Impala Super Stock, it's time to start a new one. I've been planning on starting this one for a while now and finally I decided to put my hands into it. So what I'll build is a Lindberg's Don Nicholson '61 Impala kit that is a bit simple. I have started building this one already years ago, but it kinda stalled because Lindberg's horrible looking engine and other problems... Now I'll try to fix them as my "donor" will be an old built up of AMT '62 Bel Air (Non-Race Car kit). My plan is to use the 409 from that AMT kit and everything else from Lindberg. I have to do some modifying for the engine, however, as there was no option for two 4bbl carbs for 409 in '61. But I believe finding a proper intake is not a problem. I'm not going to build a very close replica of the real thing, but I want to create a car that has the right look and feel so that people can recognize that it's a Dyno Don's car. I have good pictures from outside the car, but I have no idea about the engine. I see there comes a scoop through the hood, so I'm wondering what kind of intake manifold has been installed under the hood. If anyone knows this, it would be a very good information. This is what I'll be using: Lindberg '61 Impala and AMT '62 Bel Air built up that I bought a couple of years ago. "Let's uninstall the engine...." Here is a comparison between Lindberg's poor 409 and AMT's much better 409. I built the Lindberg engine to that point years ago until I realized that it's way too poor quality to be installed under the hood of this beautiful car. Especially the shape of the intake and valve covers is not good, but it is really simplified overall. It can be installed somewhere where it can be hidden. These parts will go to the paint stripper... I've painted the interior poorly also, so I need to re-do it as well. Interior pictures of the real car would be fine, too, if someone would have them. I don't know what areas of the seats should be red or white, or if they shouldn't even be two tone... Thanks for lookin' in, I'll update as I go. So if anyone would have info/pics of the engine or interior, I'd highly appreciate it.