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55 Chevys with 348-409 let's see em

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Shiftee, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Larry T
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    Not my cup of tea, but it is a 55 (if I remember correctly), it is a 409, and it runs.
    Just something different.
     

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  2. Dat Dirty Rat
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  3. falcongeorge
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    Didn't the Z-11 top end come out as a separate intake/head package late in '62 and end up installed on Saunders, Nicholsons and Proffitts 409 short blocks for the '62 US nats, prior to becoming the factory installed 'full meal deal" with the 427 short block in '63? So technically, at the '62 US nats, Saunders, Nicholson and Proffitt would have been running "Z-11" 409s?
     
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  4. falcongeorge
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    Well I dont trust my memory anymore, and thats probably a good thing. Did a little checking, Yes, the heads and intakes were available in the summer of '62, along with aluminum front fenders. the guys listed above got them, as well as Sox and Strickler. However, the parts were FX only and Proffitt took them off for the Nats, and went on to win SS. Nicholson DID run the Z-11 stuff at the US nats, and per Nov '62 Hot Rod, won B/FX. I still think Saunders also ran them at the Nats, but that is unverified. So yes, there were '62 409s running with the big heads and two-piece intakes.
     
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  5. Ter409
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    My good friend built this 4dr may years ago and I bought it from him when he got sick. I then gave it to my son who is using it down in the valley. The car was raced around Oregon and Washington. Tom won the Chev nationals at Woodburn in the late 90s. It has duel quad 409 4spd 12 bolt posi. Ter409
     

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  6. jim_ss409
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    I just spotted this thread. I have a few pictures of 348/409 powered 55's in my old computer that I might be able to post later.
     
  7. srs1
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    I got a 409, was gonna put it in my 55 truck. but it's too damn pretty to put a hood on!
     
  8. 66cayne
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  9. Jimbo17
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    Really nice looking stuff and to see it with either a 348 or a 409 really brings back some memories.

    I got rid of all the 409 stuff I had years ago including headers and all.

    Jimbo
     
  10. That just proves the old saying, " be careful what you ask for ". It is different though, lots of work went into that one, unfortunatly.
     

  11. Some 409's, that's an understatement!!!!:D:D
     
  12. hdman6465
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    Years ago, around Cincinnati, East Coast 57's father(John Hilton) took a 409-409 out of his wifes 62 and put it in a 55 Chev for a local guy. Charged him a dollar a cube difference. Boy was she mad. Never let him live it down. The 55 had 56 Packard taillights and bumper. Wonder where that is now?
     
  13. jim_ss409
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  14. jim_ss409
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    Opps, I forgot the pictures of the engine. It's a 348 stroked to 434ci.

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  15. Dyllan1226
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    Here is mine
     
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  16. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
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    I have a friend that owns a machine shop in Glendale, AZ that built a 409 for a customer who passed away right after the motor was completely done. His wife has asked the machine shop to help her sell it. Any interest?
     

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