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409 in a 35 ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by B Lawrence, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. B Lawrence
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
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    B Lawrence
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    Anyone installed 409 in a 35-40 ford? Need help or a good LINK!.....thanks Brian.
     
  2. same mounts as a sbc.
     
  3. B Lawrence
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    55 DUDE ..I have a 350-350 combo in it now. Pulling it out and slipping the 409 in. What about the firewall? Brian..
     
  4. neonloverrob
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    I have a 348 and I've been told the W motors are same as small blocks dimension wise. Same oil pans and bell housing mounts. Intake is different of course, but it should be a basic bolt in swap.
     

  5. AULIZ
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    Must be easy to install 409 to 35 ford because Fords motorroom is bigger and bigger later models.

    I have 409cid in my 32 Ford and only biggerthing was to change little firewall.

    Rgds,
    Aulis
     
  6. B Lawrence
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    Thank you. I respect your coments....Brian
     
  7. brigrat
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    I would worry more about how wide it is at the front of the heads, your '35 hood and side panels tapper in, maybe the same as a deuce maybe not...............
     
  8. jim_ss409
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    The 348/409 is actually a little wider than the big block Chevy but other than that it's pretty similar in size. It's longer than a smallblock and if you don't move the mounts all the extra length will be at the front of the engine. I think it's about 1 1/2" longer.
    Here's a picture of one, I think it's in a 32.

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  9. B Lawrence
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    thanks.. Thats Neil Candys 32 5w. Awsume car Brian.
     
  10. mart3406
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    Compared to a small block Chevy, the 409 is 1.5 inches longer, 2.5 inches wider and about 7/8 of an inch lower. The 1.5 inch extra length, by the way is ahead of the the motor mount pads. Weight is about 100 lbs more at 650 lbs.

    Mart3406
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010
  11. Candy-Man
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    I thought I knew that car....
     
  12. mart3406
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    Brian,
    I just came across the actual physical dimensions
    for a 409 that you were looking for. .

    Length - 27..5 inches
    Width - 30.5
    inches
    Height - 25.125
    inches

    Hope this helps,

    Mart3406
    ======================
     
  13. B Lawrence
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    Sure does......Thanks everyone. Brian
     

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