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How can I determine if the 1962 Impala I bought actually was a factory 409 4speed car.
The car is definately a 4speed car. He told me when I bought it that it was a 409 car and he knew the original owner. The motor and trans is gone. I was going to go Pro Touring style with it so I didnt care to much about it being a 409 car. I am kind of curious though. Is there anything I can look at to determine it? Big fuel lines? Mounts? anything that anybody can help me lok for would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
May 14, 2008
Normally on a 409 car, it has a 3/8 fuel line rather than a 5/16. Also, they had bigger brakes, (same as what is referred to as "Taxi Cab Brakes")
May 14, 2008
I have heard of the fuel lines being bigger as suggested but I thought the brakes (HD Brake Package) was an option you could order on any powerplant car? An HD Brake option is listed in 62 as an option on all Impala's?
May 15, 2008
Is it one of the Anniversary Gold models? I think all of them were 409s. They only made 2,828 409s for the 62 Impala. Have you looked for a build sheet?
May 22, 2008