The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MOTOV8N, Apr 6, 2015.
Two door post with Chrome reverse ... Priceless!
Here is my 348 all 6 carbs are working/Users/johnnancystewart/Desktop/2014-05-12 12.04.51 (1).jpg
Ive had two 409's and several 348's. My 380 HP 409 would kick the snot out of my 348 (same car). I street raced it a bunch and most folks couldn't tell a 380 HP 409 from a 250 HP 348. Interestingly the 409 HP car didn't run any faster than the 380 HP and it didn't do nearly as well on the street. Both cars with similar gearing were 13.80 cars @ 108 or so in street trim (circa 1965)
Right on Gene! Sounds like You really drove some great cars in those days!
This is a good thread with GRERAT cars and engine pics.....am really glad others are excited about 409's also !!!
Heres a pic of mine.
Man that's my dream car. Had a 62 Hardtop 283 car in the early 70's that I swapped in a 63 425hp 09. Always liked the bubble tops better but never had the cash at the right time.
Sweet car Dogger! A W motor bubble top is one of my favorite cars.
i cannot agree more!! That colour with those wheels looks perfectly vintage!!
Very nice !!!!
I had a very similar car. It was a Belair 2dr hardtop originally a 283 P-glide. I first put in a 300 HP 327 (trade with a car lot) and then a 425 HP W from a wrecking yard. It was tan and white. Drove it to UT for three years. Great fun...
I just started collecting parts for a W motor myself so subscribed
Damn, how did I miss this thread?
Heya! ...just wondering if anybody knows anything about what's involved in one of these?
No points, and no instructions... Are these worth-while??
I know it's ot, but this is one of the new aluminum 409s from Waldens. Huge cubes, EFI and awesome looks heading for a flip front 55 Chevy a buddy is building. Thought you guys may like to see it.
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The hell it is!!!
Bring it on.
Stock 340hp 409, numbers match to the 63 SS impala sitting next to it.
The one thing I have found is 409's are expensive and scarce. I just bought a 62 Biscayne , 283 4 spd, and would love to find a 409 for it. Had lots of Chevy engines over the years, but never a 348/409. Guess maybe it's time I do.
Also, see my avatar .
My friend's 409 and '40 project Denver, co
You have a cool friend!!
Any updates on this one ?
Am sure we can find you one
12347741_10153441577148710_1235143343229812958_n by G V Gordon posted Dec 13, 2015 at 7:48 PM
348 in the T. Coming out this winter for freeze plugs and fresh paint.
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