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Old 12-12-2011, 05:31 PM
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Found the ratios on line the Jetaway hydromatic had 3.96-1 low, 2.55-1 2nd, 1.55-1 3rd & 1.1 4th. Production car hydro had 3.82-1 low, 2.63-1 2nd, 1.45-1 3rd, 1-1 4th. Truck hydros. had 4.08-1, 2.63-1 2nd, 1.55-1 3rd, 1-1 4th

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Old 12-12-2011, 06:45 PM
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yep no converter (fluid coupling) I ran the stall with a turbo 400. Im typing faster then remembering and I type slow


I also think that when I ran the 4 speed I ran a nodular iron bell housing at the track not cast. (I never ran the aluminum ) But I dont remember if the nodular was by GM or aftermarket? I dont think GM ever offered a nodular housing?

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Old 12-13-2011, 11:07 AM
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Check out this pro street 409
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:49 PM
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LOL Hey I didnt say dead (wow ) gone meant here there every where, Ive lost contact with them all & a few passed away. The smilly meant Im sad about the club being gone and all of us moving into other areas of the country! Fond memories!!! by gone era!!! Im having a heart attack here!!!!!

LOL, Just funnin with you Thanks for the thoughts

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I tried to get more info on these transes but cant come up with much, These computers but then Im old LOL and gona be gone soon LOL It was fun writting this post(Im laughing now & I hope you are too)

Ive been off here since spring been too busy Short days & cold brought me back!! Last time I said I was old on here a bunch of people climbed down my throat So I hope every one takes this in fun


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Oh man, did I misunderstand what you wrote, or what. I am so sorry, yikes... On the plus side, I'm glad to see you found it funny and that, well... I think I'll just stop there.




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hope you had a good summer Dont know about the gear ratio . Did you really keep that drawing since high school,I dont have anything from high school but I used to draw cars like that!!!
If you like that one, you gotta check out his work here: "High School Drawings"




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Man that thing sounds mean!
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Here's an old pic of a 63 car. Aluminum nose and Z-11
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I Had One

I Had A Beautiful Red 63 409, 400 Hp. They May Have Not Been The Most Efcient Or Tunable But Just Brute Horse Power. They Were And Still Are A Legend, If There Was One In Town Everyone Would Point And Stare As It Would Go By. The Beach Boys Said It BeSt, Merry Christmus, Garrell Patterson
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I was at a good friends the other day and we were looking for something in his shed when he held up a chrome snorkel air cleaner top that was from a 63 409 he had bought new.
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i had one

i had a red 63 impala, 4 speed 400 hp. car but you could get one in a belair, and biscayne. they were legions in this part of the south. i drag raced lot of the fast cars i owned but never my 409, but it was run hard with never a problem. there is a man in rockmart, ga. called mr. 409. he has 4 cars and one is a factory light weight 62 impala complete and very nice. it is setting on wood blocks and i am pretty sure he has turned down $200,000.00 for it . one of the best known factory 409 drag racers was dyno don nicholson racing out of atlanta in maybe a 1961, 62, and 63. original valve covers, timing chain cover, air cleaners, etc. will bring $300.00 to $500.00. i sold mr. 409 a bare, cracked, rusty block years ago for $200.00 and i understand he has it running in a car now.
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my 64 409-340 runs mid 14's with a glide and 3:55 gear. No headers either. It's my favorite car.
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i had a red 63 impala, 4 speed 400 hp. car but you could get one in a belair, and biscayne. they were legions in this part of the south. i drag raced lot of the fast cars i owned but never my 409, but it was run hard with never a problem. there is a man in rockmart, ga. called mr. 409. he has 4 cars and one is a factory light weight 62 impala complete and very nice. it is setting on wood blocks and i am pretty sure he has turned down $200,000.00 for it . one of the best known factory 409 drag racers was dyno don nicholson racing out of atlanta in maybe a 1961, 62, and 63. original valve covers, timing chain cover, air cleaners, etc. will bring $300.00 to $500.00. i sold mr. 409 a bare, cracked, rusty block years ago for $200.00 and i understand he has it running in a car now.
Sounds like you've got some history with these motors too. What happened to the Impala?
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I have history- my story, at the age of 3, I began living with my grand parents. In October 63 they ordered the white 409-340 SS that I posted earlier in this thread. My grandpa passed away in 1972 and willed me the car but grandma continued drive it until 1975. I then drove it all through high school until 1977. It's just been garaged since then and has 66,000 original miles. I'm very lucky to still have it.
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I have history- my story, at the age of 3, I began living with my grand parents. In October 63 they ordered the white 409-340 SS that I posted earlier in this thread. My grandpa passed away in 1972 and willed me the car but grandma continued drive it until 1975. I then drove it all through high school until 1977. It's just been garaged since then and has 66,000 original miles. I'm very lucky to still have it.
That is history! And a very sentimental one. I wish I could claim that I had a car that my Grandpa bought and passed on to me. Based on the picture you posted - and Im sure the answer is obvious, but I have to ask - did your Grandfather race it?

I'm sure you're gonna hold onto it and pass it on. Now, you say its been garaged since '77. Any plans to bring it out soon?

Btw, I absolutely love the personal stories everyone shares.



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EDIT: Since you guys have good memories of you cars, I wanted to mention a thread : "What Are Your Fondest Memories of Your Favorite Car(s)?" It would be very cool if you guys added you stories there.

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red 63 409

my wife says i traded my mint, red, 63 to a chevy dealer for a new 93 chevy indy pace truck, a huge tree fell on top of the truck in 1995 when a hurricane came inland all the way to n.w. georgia. i have pictures of it mashed flat as well as my 2300 mile 1993 1le Z28.
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my wife says i traded my mint, red, 63 to a chevy dealer for a new 93 chevy indy pace truck, a huge tree fell on top of the truck in 1995 when a hurricane came inland all the way to n.w. georgia. i have pictures of it mashed flat as well as my 2300 mile 1993 1le Z28.
You lost all three?
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I do drive the car a few times a year. I bought a new 77 Trans Am and thats when I stopped driving the 409. I do plan on leaving the 409 to my kids. I get goose bumps when I drive it. I remember the day the salesman delivered it to our house and drove off in our trade in, a 55 Mercury. Grandpa never really raced it except a few times goofing around at a stop light. My high school buddies can't even believe that I still have it.
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