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Projects 1961 Biscayne 409 Super-Stock Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BSL409, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. teejay99
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    Had the identical car back in 1971 ...6 banger , 3 on the tree , grey bench seats ....wife ( now EX-wife ) hated the car & referred to the colour as "married blue":eek: , so I sold it and bought her a new Plymouth Duster . Like I said , ex-wife . :D Hell , shoulda kept the Chevy and sold the wife as it turned out .

    T
     
  2. Gus68
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    from Minnesota

    Hey BSL409. LOVE your car!!!! Tell more about the chassis/suspension, and 4 speed set up. Jerico? Mcload?
     
  3. Tony
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    Looks good Brian! I'm sure it'll be as nice as the other's you've done up.
    Look forward to seeing it in person when it's all done.

    Tony
     
  4. The 61 and 2 post cars with 409's are very popular , I have friends with them and they get a lot of attention along with the bubbletops:cool:. For now i am nesting a Beach Boys version 62 SS 409 dual quad 4-speed but would love to branch out and acquire a bubbletop or Biscayne, :). Nice work on your project ....it certainly will draw a crowd.....thanks for the thread.
     
  5. thehazguy
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    Dude that's nice. Good luck with it Great build nice and clean.
     
  6. BSL409
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    Gus,
    I run a G-force 5 speed cluchless and a Ram 470CW in the 62 and will run a G-force 4 speed clutchless in the 61, what else would you like to know
     
  7. Being that I bleed Chevy Orange, I'm awfully curious about your short block, like what crank and also the rod length. Very nice looking stuff!!!
     
  8. BSL409
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    I use an eagle 4” crank with 6.385 H beam rods & JE Pistons
     
  9. Jimv
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    Ya don't see too many 61' 09's! anyone know how many were made? seems alot are 348's with trips.
    JimV
     
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  10. BSL409
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    The total production figures for 409's in '61 was only 142! Making them very rare today. This also marked the first year of the SS. There was a total of 453 Supersports made in 1961. The 1961 SS 409 could be considered the father of the muscle car for Chevy.
     
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  11. lawman
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    I saw the run in 1961 at Indy. They were BAD !!!!!!
     
  12. jim_ss409
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    Looking good Brian!
     
  13. BSL409
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    Well I have all the body work done and a couple coats of K200 high build primer on so lots of block sanding now :eek:and hope to have in paint soon
     

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  14. Dat Dirty Rat
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    You build the most perfect cars and the quality of your work is beyond words...I havent been right since that day in your trailor and standing next to the 60...lmao...wich did it sell??? Hope all is well and cant wait to see this come together!!
     
  15. Deuces
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    Lookin' sweeeeet! :)
     
  16. BSL409
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    Have all the block sanding done. I put one last coat of high build primer on and will 400 wet sand before paint. I also sealed the bottom with red oxide sealer, and just need to paint the dash before painting
    <O:p</O:p
     

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  17. mtkawboy
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    I ran a 59 Chevy stocker back in the Junior Stock days and I just thought Id let you know that those center drive shaft support bearings will be a problem if you dont come up with something stronger or a 1 piece driveshaft
     
  18. cheveey57
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    I've been looking for '61 sedan for some time, can't wait to see this one done.
     
  19. Fugly Too
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    Are you going NHRA/IHRA Super Stock or NSS?

    Love the "dare to be different" attitude!
     
  20. Commish
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    Look in post #15 in this thread.
     
  21. BSL409
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    How's this:D and yes i run a 3-1/2" one pc drive shaft
     

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  22. BSL409
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    Some color
     

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  23. BSL409
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    Back on the frame:D
     

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  24. Leakie
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    Nice job! I am amazed how fast it is coming together!
     
  25. Deuces
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    Yeah, I had a similar problem in the early '80's... She hated the '73 Mach1 convertible... Got rid of it and bought her a Pinto....:eek: Women!..:rolleyes:
     
  26. Deuces
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    Now, where did I read that from????....
     
  27. Deuces
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    Lookin' great!!!...:)
     
  28. mtkawboy
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    Thats just a touch more professional then my $45 1959 283/185 4 speed Biscayne was in 1966. Didnt need all that fancy stuff to hook up Casler recaps & go 15.54 wirh 4.56 gears & a 50 lb flywheel. All I had was 1 air bag on the right side. Total investment of $600. Best of luck to you, Ill be watching for the car
     
  29. kennkat
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    A most awesome find for sure! Keep us posted...
     
  30. I remember seeing a '61 (In a little nicer condition though) in a tow yard in Fresno, CA back in 1992... I offered them $300 and the guy laughed at me an said "Shit, I could get $800 for this thing all day long!"

    I laughed and him and said "Good luck!"

    Man, those were the days...

    Sam
     

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