Your Classic Car Community and Marketplace
MyOldRide Account | OldRide Store | Support | Site Map   
OldRide HomeClassic Cars and Trucks For SaleClassic Car and Truck Parts For SaleSell on OldRideOldRide AnswersRusty RidesCar Show ListingsCar Club ListingsResearch Library 
OldRide Answers Home
Using OldRide Answers
Ask a Question
Browse Questions In:
Other Makes
Classic Trucks
 General Topics
General Questions
Help Identify
Classic Car News
General Restoration
Vehicle Maintenance
Site Suggestions & Comments


Ask a Question in OldRide Answers
Help Enrich the Classic Car Community
Explore Closed Questions and Answers
 Search Questions: 
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.
posted: May 14, 2008
  Answers (3)
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")
posted:  May 14, 2008
Click to close this picture
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?
posted:  May 15, 2008
Click to close this picture
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?
posted:  May 22, 2008
Click to close this picture

Home | Classifieds: Vehicles / Parts | Sell on OldRide | Rusty Rides | OldRide Answers | Events | Clubs

Library | Car & Truck Resources | MyOldRide Account | Support | OldRide Banners | Car Photos

Copyright © 2015 Internet Brands, Inc. All rights reserved | OldRide Support | Terms of Use | Classifieds Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies