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01-12-2012 12:27 PM
painted jester
Quote:
Originally Posted by garrell.770
I think I may be president of the memory loss club. Just two years ago this past Christmus, I had no idea what the holiday was about or what family tradition we had as a family or how we celebrated. It is pretty much that way with everything, It is unbelievable what the human brain is capable of absorbing and learning in such a short period of time, I have had to try to catch up with fifty years of total memory loss.

But I am getting there, Garrell
Im sorry to hear that Garrell

Chris
01-12-2012 12:23 PM
painted jester
409 agreat memory I will never forget

Quote:
Originally Posted by TucsonJay
Absolutely!

I can tell you the whole story about Garlits winning the Nationals over the Ramchargers... turning his first six second ET... and shaving his beard on the starting line. I was standing by his truck for that... and got the back of my head in a Car Craft photo of the event!

I can listen to Sirius Radio, and sing along to a song that I haven't heard in 40-50 years!

I can remember every intimate detail of my first encounter with...... well, never mind that...

But ask me where I just sat my glasses or coffee cup five minutes ago, and I'm totally lost! ...then it takes 15 minutes to find them!

Yes! ...I can relate! {:-(
Drives ya crazy doesnt it Ill be looking for my lighter LOL and ask my wife and she'll point out its in my hand LOL women dont seem to have this problem they can remember the smalest thing from 30 years ago (Like honey that dress is a little tight) I actualy said that once!!! Every few years she brings it up!!!
01-12-2012 12:12 PM
garrell.770
chevrolet 409

I think I may be president of the memory loss club. Just two years ago this past Christmus, I had no idea what the holiday was about or what family tradition we had as a family or how we celebrated. It is pretty much that way with everything, It is unbelievable what the human brain is capable of absorbing and learning in such a short period of time, I have had to try to catch up with fifty years of total memory loss.

But I am getting there, Garrell
01-12-2012 12:09 PM
TucsonJay Absolutely!

I can tell you the whole story about Garlits winning the Nationals over the Ramchargers... turning his first six second ET... and shaving his beard on the starting line. I was standing by his truck for that... and got the back of my head in a Car Craft photo of the event!

I can listen to Sirius Radio, and sing along to a song that I haven't heard in 40-50 years!

I can remember every intimate detail of my first encounter with...... well, never mind that...

But ask me where I just sat my glasses or coffee cup five minutes ago, and I'm totally lost! ...then it takes 15 minutes to find them!

Yes! ...I can relate! {:-(
01-12-2012 11:47 AM
painted jester
409s

Quote:
Originally Posted by garrell.770
YES
Yes Yes! I have a hard time remembering things sometimes! At times Ill have something right on the tip of my tongue !!! and then three days later it will pop into my head out of the blue!! And Ill wake my wife up at 3 a.m. and tell her what it was (It makes her so mad!!! LOL But I can remember old adresses and phone numbers from when I was five years old! Funny isnt it! Any one else go through this!!

Chris: the jester
01-11-2012 10:46 PM
garrell.770
chevrolet 409

YES
01-11-2012 01:39 PM
painted jester
push rods

If I remember right 409s had different length push rods hardened at one end they were color codded and the hardened end went up. I work on so many different engines I forget maybe it was ford 427 with different push rod lengths and valve caps for adjusting hydraulic lifters.
01-08-2012 01:41 PM
garrell.770
chevrolet 409

Well said, and I can certainly understand being sick and not being able to take care of business. I won't go into detail but I am in the third year of recovery from serious health problems. Just last night my Wife and I told our oldest daughter and her husband that we were going to pay off their $80,000.00 mortage and that it would come out of her share of inheratence someday. Because of the economy they fell behind and struggle to meet ends each month and our daughter's health has deteriated from the stress.

Good health to you, Garrell Patterson
01-08-2012 10:36 AM
Ter 409
The Boy

Quote:
Originally Posted by grandpaws 57
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!
I have known "Grandpas 57" for longer than I can remimber and was around when he built the "Door Slammer". Always loved the car!! I've been sick all year and almost did not make it and knew I had to pass the 409 on to my son. He has been helping me since he was about 13 years old. I was running roundy round cars and had blown up my motor in the last race. I was very busy at the shop and was not going to be ready for friday night races. He came to the shop on his own and did a complete engine swap on his own with alittle hint from me when he got stuck. He is a master mechanic now with college kids of his own. He understands what the "Door slammer" is and loves it. Don't wait to long to pass on stuff to your deserving kids.
01-07-2012 11:41 PM
garrell.770
chevrolet 409

I may be wrong but I think the 425 hp engine was two fours and the 340 and 400 single carbs.

Garrell
01-07-2012 10:20 PM
35terraplane
409

Quote:
Originally Posted by TucsonJay
The '62 dual quad was a 409cid/409hp.
Ok I wasn't sure, I know my 63 was a 409/425hp. And the person I drag raced Pro Stock with, had a Z-11 with two Fours.

Bob
01-07-2012 04:23 PM
TucsonJay The '62 dual quad was a 409cid/409hp.
01-07-2012 02:20 PM
35terraplane
409

I had a 63 409/425, wish I could drive it today as that would mean I was rich. That car got a whole 4 mpg, on the highway. Someone posted, didn't the 409 have 2 fours, I think only the 425 h.p. and z-11 did, but I could be wrong.

Fun car back in the 60's, but when the Dodges started to beat me at the strip, had to trade it in for a 68 Charger.

Bob
01-07-2012 12:51 PM
painted jester I was at Detroit drag way racing on a friday night In the mid 60s (my father and I) I was on leave and figured we would bring the 409 out and do some tune up runs (I ran my 409 and he ran a 63 olds supper 88)

Any way I wasnt getting much weight transfer to my rear tires and my slicks were just burning away off the line so I moved the rear springs up to the top holes on my rear shackles (My shackles were about 14 inches long with 5 or 6 holes on each side) so I had a lot of shackle hanging down!!! My Dad came over and gave me a liquid some guy loaned him in the pits he told my Dad to wet a rag with the sticky liquid before we went out & wipe it on my tires after the burn out. Before staging he did just that (remember these were tune up runs) When I left the line at about 4000 rpm as usual ,my front end came up higher then ever before NOT AS USUAL (I usually only pulled the front right tire Off the ground) my shackles hit the track HARD and threw me into the other lane!!! When I got it under control & shut down, My legs were shacking so bad that my knees were knocking I had one bent ladder bar and one pair of destroyed shackle and a cocked rear housing so I thought I got Off pretty easy! When I was waiting for the tow truck I turned around and there was a crowd staring down at the track about 20 to 30 feet past the starting line! I walked over and saw a big gash cut into the lane (looked like a canyon )!! The track officials wanted to see me when I got things squared away with the car. While I was in the pits ,They were moving the starting line forward to good pavement! Anyway I was banned from the dragway for two years and had to pay damages!!! The reason I had to pay damages to the track was because they wanted to know what was wiped on the tires! People in the pits told the officials they saw it being done!!!
So my father being an honest man gave them the rag the guy that gave him the stuff was long gone! ends up the stuff was liquid rosin and other chemicals and ends up I broke a lot of track rules!!

I took my punishment and paid damages (Or they wouldnt let me race there again) And when my leave was over went back to French Indo china!! For 2 years , so the ban didnt bother me much!!

Whats really funny about this is My Dad didnt get in trouble and was able to race all weekend and every week end after that!!! While I went home On cruise night thou I was the big man everyone was telling me how cool it was !

I think if My Dad was alive today and he saw the man that gave him that stuff even at 102 yrs. old hed kick his *****
01-07-2012 11:09 AM
painted jester Need more pics of that car Unix!!! Looks like your set up for 1/4 mile any time slips? Hows that electric motor running the water pump working out? I bought one and its on my shelf, Im debating whether to use it or not Give a little info on the blue print!

I bet every time you open that hood you get a big smile on your face

The jester
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