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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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The 409

I am having my 64 SS repainted and i heard that someone in KY is making the 409 again is there any truth to this?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 11:34 AM
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Kind of. A block is being made by World Castings
http://www.worldcastings.com/product...nch-block.html
It won't fool any originality judges checking casting numbers or anything like that.

Likewise, Edelbrock makes heads
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_...hevy_409.shtml



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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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the fact its a 500 deposit with no other pricing scares me... like my dad told me if you have to ask it means you cant afford it :-D

Ill stick with my 454

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 03:26 PM
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It's not that bad only $5,549.00 for the part number 085575 Merlin X 409 aluminum block.

I wasn't aware that he was only going to cast 25 aluminum versions of this block. I thought initially that the price of a cast iron variant of this block would be a little less than half of that asking price (more comparable to the Merlin III cast iron BBC block).

Have to admit it is a fairly exclusive club with only 25 made (I'm sure after he sells out and the demand starts to build that Bill will cast more of them but he will change something easily visible in the mold to keep the initial exclusive members off his back if he does cast more).

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 11:29 PM
 
 
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His name is Bob Walla. You can get them in aluminum or cast iron.

http://www.409raceparts.com/
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 11:00 AM
 
 
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am i the only one that misses the old impala squad cars for cops. man if you could find one of them after the department was done with them they were a smooth running dream machine. granted took a ton of maintenance but it was like having a secret go fast car
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 04:27 AM
 
 
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My dad owned many musclecars during his life, from a 1955 Chevy hotrod, to a 1965 Mustang 2+2, to a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T. But he told me the fastest classic car he had ever ridden in was a friend's 1963 Impala 409 dual quad.
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