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    Truck 409 acquisition

    Hi guys. I'm revisiting this post with a bit more clarity and definition as far as my build plans and intentions for my 409. Engine is going in a tri five Chevy, ive scrounged up an M20 transmission (wide ratio 2.52 1st gear) and im leaning towards 3.00 or 3.25 axle ratio. I want to cruise...
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    Truck 409 acquisition

    Perfect!
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    Truck 409 acquisition

    Found a 621 bell housing and a clutch. still looking for a trans, M20 or M21
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    Truck 409 acquisition

    Fairly certain it needs a 4 speed behind it, Pistons I believe will be forged, flat tappet hyd cam, undecided on alum heads or rework the 333's. engine may need fitech or holley sniper efi.
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    Truck 409 acquisition

    So it begins.
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    Happy Birthday! northendave

    How's that? My, "new junk"
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    Happy Birthday! northendave

    Thanks guys!
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    Truck 409 acquisition

    The weirdest thing happened today. My wife secretly purchased a project 56 2dr post car from a friend of mine, for me. Fathers day/birthday. Sooooo.... the 409 might have to go into the tri five. The 59 might have to stay with "banger" status for a while.
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    Upgrade ideas for 3 legged 10 bolt rear

    Good point. I have my dad's 56 chev right now, he loaned it to us for the summer. He's got big sway bars front and rear, wow does that thing take the curves nice.
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    Upgrade ideas for 3 legged 10 bolt rear

    There's my answer.
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    Upgrade ideas for 3 legged 10 bolt rear

    I can see spreading the drive load to both axle halves as a good thing, makes sense.
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    Upgrade ideas for 3 legged 10 bolt rear

    Thanks guys. We did do a pontiac/olds rear end for my buddy's 56 427 gasser last summer, freaking impressive unit. Looked like a ford 9" and a dana 60 had a child. We set his up for disc brakes, installed 4.10 gears set on a full spool, new bearings, new leaf saddles for the 56 springs. It was...
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    Upgrade ideas for 3 legged 10 bolt rear

    Hi there, My 59 Biscayne has the 3 armed suspension set up from factory with the factory axle etc, thinking it's 3.5-ish gears (I did code it once, don't recall exactly but thinking 3.5-ish) Car is 1 235/3spd and I'm dropping in a 409 in the near future, targeting 375-400 hp. I could just...
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    Truck 409 acquisition

    And a couple random shots of the inside of the shop.
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    Truck 409 acquisition

    Couple more engine shots
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    Truck 409 acquisition

    I got some time sunday afternoon to pull the rest of the engine apart. Looks very good from what I can tell. Off to the machine shop for cleaning, check for cracks, measure things up.
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    Truck 409 acquisition

    Thanks. Thats where I spend my days.
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    Truck 409 acquisition

    I love em all, GM, Ford, Mopar. :hide
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    Truck 409 acquisition

    I took these pics last week at my shop. the car on the right is the future recipient of the 409.
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    Truck 409 acquisition

    I feel like the ross offerings are my current focus unless my bores don't measure well. But if the bores measure well for a +.030 hone cleanup, the ross offerings look attractive.
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