A friend wanted to build a 409 for his 63 Impala. Then we started looking for a block.I loved that the 396 put out as much as the 42somethings. It was a sad day, sorta, when the 427 Chevy was announced. Oh well, I sucked it up and bought one. That's kids for ya.
But consider the tires they were running on !When I was a kid (lol), the 62 Bel Air with the 409/409 was king of the local strip....I thought ...wow, 12 second ETs!
You read my mind! I just edited my post above and was going to mention the M&H recap slicks! :yes:But consider the tires they were running on !
When I remember James Dean taking out a telephone pole because he "thought" his Porsche could take any curve......
Those old bias-ply tires were POS !
lYou read my mind! I just edited my post above and was going to mention the M&H recap slicks! :yes:
And that was the end of that.:yes:l
I was trying to understand the design of the 409. The deck was milled at an angle to "create" the combustion chamber, I think ?
That must have played hell with the need to create "quench."
I stumbled across this :