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    Mini Starter Alignment

    According to the info I have found, the SBC starter would interchange with the "W" engines. Since I happen to have a few lying around, I thought I would use one on my 409. Of course it doesn't line up with the two bolt holes on the block. I bolted it up with one bolt to check the engagement with...
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    Vacuum advance question

    Thanks Cecil.
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    Vacuum advance question

    Question: Finishing up my 409 build and was wanting to utilize one of the Demon carbs I have on hand. I have always run Vertex mags on my SBC's so never had a need for vacuum ports. I will be using a vacuum advance HEI, unfortunately none of my Demons have vacuum ports. I will be using a 1"...
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    348 Oil Pan

    Is it a standard oil pan? I have this cast aluminum pan I was told was for marine applications.
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    Harmonic Balancer question

    Thanks once again Don. I was going to order the one from Show Car. Are those still off 10 degrees? i know the SBC balancer is.
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    Harmonic Balancer question

    I am getting ready to order my balancer. Just wanted to double check with you guys which is the correct one. I see the 6-1/4" is for the 348 and 409 Low Performance engine. There is also a 6-3/4" for hi-po engines. I have 656 truck engine and would assume I need the 6-1/4". Thanks in advance guys.
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    Distributor clocking and oil pump priming

    Don, do the new distributors they sell now have the grooves all the way around? What was the original purpose for putting the grooves only partially around the housing? Thanks
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    Distributor clocking and oil pump priming

    I sure this question has been asked and answered before but.... What is the proper orientation of the distributor in regards to getting proper oiling when installed. Also, any issue using an old 409 distributor that has been stripped to use for priming the pump? Thanks Guys!
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    Installing pistons in block.

    I found another band compressor that worked. Got them all in. Thanks for the feedback guys!
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    Installing pistons in block.

    I have tried all 3 of my ring compressors. Two ratchet band type and one hand compressor. None will fit in the combustion chamber due to the thickness of the bands. Going to have me dad who hasn't built a 409 in over fifty years give it a try tomorrow.
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    Installing pistons in block.

    I will start installing the pistons tomorrow in a truck block 409. I have seen the video of them using a ring compressor, but have also seen on this forum NOT to use the compressor. Can someone please share with me the best method to get them in without damage. Thanks again for the help guys!
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    Camshaft Button question

    I am Don, thanks
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    Camshaft Button question

    Will a SB Chevy cam button work on a 409? Thanks
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    409 Camshaft

    Casting #3857656. Truck block.
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    409 Camshaft

    I have a 409 Scoggins Dickey shortblock that I am trying to identify the cam. The only numbers I see are 4430 and A214. Any idea on cam specs? Thanks
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    409 into a 59 Apache

    I am going to be swapping the tired 235 CI six for a 409. Any idea if there are any stock engine mounts that will work for this swap? Also looking for manual transmission options that will bolt up. Thanks
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    Help needed and appreciated

    Bill I do have three of the 814 blocks. A QG, QC and 409 truck?marine block
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    Help needed and appreciated

    Hi guys. If this post is not allowed, please delete. As some have seen I just acquired a a small batch of parts that I was not expecting. I went to buy one short block in the crate and came home with it all(Dumb Luck). I have my short block and the parts I will need for my build. I hate to have...
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    New to the group.

    Thanks for the welcome guys! I was not planning on taking on all these parts. I really only was going for the 409 in the crate. Enough for 1 complete motor for my Apache.
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    New to the group.

    Thanks Don. It's the reason I was looking for a W Motor. Just a 59 Apache that's my daily driver.
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