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Username Post: 64 impala 409 frame        (Topic#352417)
Black SD 
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08-10-18 04:46 AM - Post#2742553    

I acquired an 64 imp ss. After removing the rusted body i found 2 interesting items. 1) it is a factory duel exhaust car with all brackets. 2) on the chassis where the rear arched suspension bar mounts--there is a welded factory brace. This welded brace is shown in the assembly manual but not much wording as what it is or what its function. I was told that this extra brace was attached to the 409 build cars.
Not sure if this is true or not. Comments?


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08-10-18 04:49 AM - Post#2742555    
    In response to Black SD

Post a pic of the brace?

Dual exhaust also came with 327's in 64, you can be confident this was a 327 or 409 car.

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Edited by DonSSDD on 08-10-18 04:50 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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08-10-18 07:16 AM - Post#2742577    
    In response to Black SD

The extra brace was used on 300hp cars as well as 409 cars. To confirm a 409, look for evidence of a fuel return line or the clip for one above the rear shock tower.


BTW: The frames themselves were the same, regardless of engine. Either a Budd or Detroit frame, or in the case of a convertible, an A.O. Smith frame.

Edited by Verne_Frantz on 08-10-18 07:19 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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08-10-18 08:07 AM - Post#2742587    
    In response to Verne_Frantz

thanks verne


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