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How Many 348/409 owners on the H.A.M.B.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BSL409, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,103

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    That's cool. Looks like some old gasser. Heres my '09 truck motor after cleaning it up and putting a set of 348 three deuces on it. I need your valve covers!
  2. 65 impala
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,086

    65 impala

    stroker 409 28 sedan

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  3. 60 Imp with 350 horse and 59 El Camino with 335 horse. Both 4 spd.
  4. Traded a complete 54 1/2 241 Dodge Red Ram Hemi, for a complete 59 348 last week. Gonna build a 4.00 stroke 430+ incher out of it sooner or later.
  5. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,425


    Have a 350 hp 348 in my 59 BelAir.

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  6. BSL409
    Joined: Aug 28, 2011
    Posts: 484


    Nice for the 56 some day:D
  7. Saubrenner
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 30


    I have a few, a 65 C-80 Chevy tractor with the original 409, 5 speed, 2 spd axle and air brakes; a 63 Impala bench seat 340 hp 409, 4 speed and a 65 C-60 low cab forward with the original 348, 4spd, 2 speed.
  8. Topstrap
    Joined: May 28, 2013
    Posts: 27

    from East Ohio

    Have a dual quad 409 truck block stock bore/stroke rebuild project waiting for the right home (maybe the Hotrod someday) and picking up a stock bore/stroke 62 409/409 engine for my 62 Impala project tomorrow from Region Rat. Can't wait to get that set down in the frame and fired up.


    Beautiful engines, was always a big block Chevy fan when I was younger (well, still am with the big block in my Hotrod) but back then I was not as wise and made fun of these great ole engines.

    Added this one to the inventory this weekend from Region Rat. This is the one that will go in my 62 Impala, it's an original 409/409 QB engine stock bore/stroke with no cracks or repairs. Bob had sold off the dual quad intake years ago but I picked up an original intake from another 409 lover to put it back the way it should be. Now for a big clean up, put new gaskets and check things over.


    And Yes, that is an aluminum 409 with 4 bolt mains set up for big block crank/cam and a set of aluminum heads in the background against the wall. There is another one off to the left and also a NEW cast iron 409 block along with them along with the guy (Bob Walla) that designed them.


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  9. Ya never know. My brother and I would love to add an Anglia to the fold sooner or later too. 348/clutch turbo we have would be fun. Would also love to do a period 60 Chevy Tudor Sedan Jr. Stock build some time.
  10. 409 - .060 bored, 10.25-1, 4" stroker with 2x4.....481 cubic inches.
    We put her in the 62 bubble to get her running but the final home will be the 37 Chevy coupe with an Offy 6x2 on top and I have a ZF-6 speed for behind.

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  11. geoking
    Joined: Nov 12, 2008
    Posts: 712


    Here's my 1958 348. Block casting "872" with February date code which is provisioned with cooling passages for spark plugs. The deck was not drilled as this engine had the first series heads. I am rebuilding now and will add the improved 3758379 heads with spark plug cooling. I found a set dated "G2558" or July 25, 1958) As such, the deck will need to be drilled out in 8 corresponding locations.

    Getting or should I say beating the pistons out, was not as hard as I anticipated. I had one that was a bit of a pickle with a deep ring ridge. It's all going to the machine shop in the morning.

    I will use the Edlebrock 4 barrell aluminum intake as Aubrey Brunea at Bruneu Performance took my money and never delivered his intake. warning: He blames everyone else for his lack of delivery, but doesn't refund your money. warning

    I am building my 348 to be as smooth and quiet as possible. It is going to go into a 1958 or 1959 Chevy truck build for my wife. ( I just need to find the right truck to get started.) She likes reliable and soft spoken. I am going to add the "W" to the build for cool factor.


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  12. B Bay Barn
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 383

    B Bay Barn

    Here's a video I found on Youtube, 348 powered 58 Impala, old show car. The owner, Mark, has a stockpile of 348-409's (towards the end of the video he says "I don't sell nuthin!") Haha, made me laugh out loud.
  13. bronk57
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 6


    I'm working on a 1962 Impala...with a 4-speed, dual quad, positraction 409. It's originally a small block car, but everyone loves the 409.
  14. Tom Kochtanek
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 29

    Tom Kochtanek

    Lots of "W" enthusiasts on board!

    I have a nicely restored 1962 SS that sports a transplanted 409 stroker based on the 427 crank. Dual quads, four speed, positraction with a fourth link.

    My other car is a 1962 Belair 2 door sedan with a dual quad 409 coupled to a
    TH350. A nice driver.

    My current long term project involves a 1961 Belair sport coupe with a tripower 348 and a four speed.

    I have several spare engines for each vehicle as well.

    Tom Kochtanek
  15. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,130


    "W's" are the original big block Chevies! The 348 I can't seem to part with is shop art. Sometimes, I just like to touch it. Slowly...
  16. I have a tri power 348 and a Tremec 5 speed I'd like to put in my 55 Chevy 2 door sedan. I'm not sure what it takes to get the job done. I have some research to do.

  17. Skidder
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
    Posts: 40


    I have a numbers matching 400hp 409 in my 64 Impala. I just got it running over the summer. Great sounding engine, I just need to get the brakes fixed so I can drive the car.
  18. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,670

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    Used to own one...does that count ?

    I built up a 421 inch, 409 for my 61 Impala, T-400-switch-pitch (variable pitch) trans., Basset NASCAR wheels. That car was a lot of fun.

  19. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,567

    Big Mac
    1. Utah HAMBers

    I have a 348 tripower motor that is sitting at a friends shop right now. Trying to decide if I should sell it or build it. Leaning heavily toward having it built right now....
  20. R W Ohio
    Joined: Dec 24, 2011
    Posts: 494

    R W Ohio
    from Ohio


    Had this 348/335 in a 60 Chevy, when I was a kid.
  21. Dan Timberlake
    Joined: Apr 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,245

    Dan Timberlake

    Hi Geoking,

    was one of those rods rubbing something? The edges of the I-beam look clean, shiny and flat.
  22. Tom Kochtanek
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 29

    Tom Kochtanek

    I am lucky to have been able to find and build out a few 348s and 409s for my own personal use. I currently have two dual quad 409s running in 1962 Chevys. One is a stroker based on the 427 crank with BBC rods.

    In the wings I have a tripower stroker 348 (based on the 409 crank) set aside for my 1961 Belair Sport Coupe project. Also have several "backup" blocks and engine components that I've been collecting for a while. You might say I have a "W" problem :). But I also have a few SBCs and one built BBC just to balance things out!


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  23. Wally
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 273

    from Iowa

    Here's my 348.

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  24. 62 SS 409/409 4-speed, red on red , Cragars. Was a 327 but transformed to the correct 409 , car still has A/C, not offered in the 409 but I will enjoy it during the summer months.
  25. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,735

    Member Emeritus

    I just bought a 1958 348ci 'W' bare block with original main caps.
    Heads with valves and valve springs fitted.
    Iron water pump
    409ci crankshaft that needs a regrind.
    Edelbrock C459 4 x 2 barrel 3 bolt carb intake manifold.

    Not sure what i'm gonna do with it yet but i'm sure I will find something :D
  26. yellow wagon
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 612

    yellow wagon
    from WI

    I have a 409 in my 64 biscayne and have owned several 348 and 409 blocks, heads, etc over the years.
  27. pbr40
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
    Posts: 775

    from NW Indiana

    I have a 348 in my 40 ford pick up kustom can't wait to pop it off
  28. adamshumard
    Joined: Jan 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,380


    I have a 59 348. Going in my 53 Chevy 3100 when it's done.


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  29. 5Wcoupe
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 306

    from L.A., Ca.

    I don't have my 348 any more but I still have this Offy 6X2 manifold. (carbs not included)
    Anybody interested, pm me.

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  30. luke13
    Joined: Oct 25, 2013
    Posts: 381


    best looking motor chevy ever made, the big question is why did they stop making them?

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