[rescue] What a load of...

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Fri Sep 28 15:56:07 CDT 2007

" From: Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net>
" >From: "Sheldon T. Hall" <shel at artell.net>
" >Quoth the Sandwich Maker ...
" > 
" >> they didn't make many of those fastbacks, just enough to legalize them
" >> as a 'production' car for nascar.
" >
" >They made a goodly number, but not too may of them had 427s.  Even the
" >390-powered ones were OK, though.  
" >
" >> curious there's no song about them.
" >> the beach boys immortalized both the chevy 409 and the superstock
" >> dodge...
" >
" >Doubly funny when you reember that the 409 was a Chevy _truck_ engine.


" My old Buick Estate Wagon (1972?) had a 454 Chevy (which either was or became a Marine engine)...

sure it wasn't a buick 455?  back then all the divisions had their own
engine lines and only shared the chevy 6 as a base engine.  olds and
poncho also had 455s, caddy had a 472.  none of them share parts.

chevy needed a big engine in the early '60s to compete with the ford
427 and mopar 426.  they used the truck 409 while they designed up the
'mark iv' big block, which came out as a 396 iirc in '65.

at gm, chevy, buick, and olds all sold their engines for marine use,
afaik all through 3rd parties who handled most of the marine
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