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Old 12-19-2011, 03:56 AM
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:43 AM
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Saved my pennies and my dimes

I 1978 I bought a crate motor 409 truck short block and 2 #690 hp heads. Running in my 4dr 55 chev 4sp 12bolt street tires = 13.23 @ 105 shift at 5200rpm and had very good luck with 'truck' motor. "Doorsslammer'' won 1994 at woodburn and 2place in PRO class in 1996 .Friend bought it then gave it to his boy.Strong as ever!
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I was browsing through some old pages and found this thread, I think the legend of the 409 sits right there with the mopar hemi. It came in so many hp ratings and spanned from a handfull of SS 61 Impalas to the 62 through 64 Impalas, Belairs and Biscaynes and finished up in early 65's until the 396 ci. became available mid year. I was fortunate enough to own a beautifull, mint, red 63 Impala with the 400 hp I think, it wasn't the 340 hp engine but they were just as much 409 as any. 340 hp was a big deal back in those days and even today.

The Beach Boys said it best, Garrell Patterson
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:40 AM
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your right Garrell , I was going to delete this thread, no ones been on here since 12/19 but Ill keep it for a while, seams like a few people are still interested . I like to read about peoples experiences with 409s (like my own )
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I forgot earlier but Ihave a very interesting 409 storey that I will tell tonight when I have time.
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I had a 340 hp, 409 that I was going to build in my basement before I built my shop. I disasembled the engine and had everything sorted and separated, I was going to find a nice 1960 Impala to put it in and pass it off as a 348 ci. I started to have serious health problems, heart failure, and I didn't go to the basement for several years. At some point my wife got our two son in laws to clean the basement out, including 409 heads, intake, valve covers, oil pan, pistons and rods. The only reason the block did not go was it was too heavy! Check Ebay and see what original valve covers, air cleaners etc. go for, $400.00for valve covers or oil pans alone. Anyway a older than me at that time , man from Rockmart, Ga. known as Mr. 409 heard I had a motor and wanted to buy it. It made him sick when I told him the storey but he still wanted the very rusty block and paid $200.00 for it. At that time he had four 409 61 and 62 chevys including a mint 1962 factory light weight Impala two door hardtop sitting on wood blocks. Turns out dragracing the lightweight car was how he got his nick name. It took him two years to gather the parts and assemble the motor and I understand install it in a 61 Biscayne.

The moral of the storey is "make sure your wife holds onto your parts "

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What else are sons for , I have 4 sons, nuff said

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I was going to delete this thread, no ones been on here since 12/19 but Ill keep it for a while
Once a thread is up and running you canīt delete it.....
I donīt mind the replies trickling in.
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He prolly meant deleting it from his subscribed list of threads.
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He prolly meant deleting it from his subscribed list of threads.
Yes thats what I meant I hate it when people start a thread and never come back on to tell if someone helped or answered the question( it kind of leaves a person hanging!) Im not talking about this thread , Its the others I delete! I used to run 409s at the strip and this thread is great especially because Its mostly guys my age that grew up at the time and know what their talking about! We were hands on and write from experience Not from searching the internet or reading mags or hear say (I hate that). I hope this thread goes on a long time! I see by that pole their are a lot of us about this age

I hate deleting the threads Im interested in because I have a hard time finding them latter But when My control panels full I have to delete something!!

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Heres a couple of good ones!

During one summer in the 60s I took top eliminator at Detroit Drag Way I was running Packard gold strand wires on my 409. That Sunday evening Mallory offered me money to put their wires on my car and take a few pictures. I took the money signed a release they took the pictures and left I put my wires back on and went home about 2 months later a friend showed me an add in a mag which was my eng compartment with Mallory wires (it said I took top eliminator, but it didnt say I took top eliminator with their wires) That tought me something about truth in advertizing!

I also had a few sponsors one was crane cams (at the time if you wrote a company and asked and could show a good track record they might give you money or one of their products, all you had to do was put a couple of their co. stickers on your car) Crane did this very thing even though I ran a General Kinetics cam in my 409 !!

I ran my car and at the same time worked on a factory sponsored pit crew; Factory sponsored meant they would give you parts like cams that no one that wasn't factory sponsored could get till the next year!!

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what started my intrest in 409

It was bout 1964 when a guy in my area got a Gold 2dtHt with a 62 409/409. He put a 4sp in it ,and I had a real hardon for the sound as he pasted by.Early sunday morn he pulled up to the lite. As the lite turned green he droped the hammer on that 409. He powershifted to 2nd gear right in in front of me . Then he hit 3rd and then 4th as he went up the hill. I was slacked -jawed. So I built one and raced it . pS he was always puttin rear ends it that puppy.
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I was breaking bell housings on automatics, bolt ears off muncys 4 speeds (m 21 or m 22 Made no difference ), switched to super t 10 and then I started twisting the right axle ! I was running cassler hard case slicks, At the track never on the street!!
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Here is the last '09 car I owned. I did a complete frame off resto. It was a 425/409. 4-speed, and I switched to a 4:11 posi out back.

It didn't run as good as my '62 Biscayne 409/409... but it wasn't bad! I sold it to a New York collector to open my first full-time paint shop in '86. Haven't heard anything about it since.

P.S. Inside the garage was another complete 425 hipo motor... a blower maniflold, cross ram, two kinds of aluminum valve covers, and a Vertex mag... all for the '09s!!! I sold it all while I was learning how to make my business profitable! :-(
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Your red 63 is identical to the pictures I have of mine. I can't remember the hp of mine, it was not the 340 or 409 hp. What was the next hp down from 409 hp, 360 maybe? Wasn't the 409 hp a two four barrell engine?

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