Replacement Radios, Radio Repairs and Conversions
348 and 409 Engine Parts & Motors, INCLUDING – Memorabilia, Replacement Radios and Accessories for Classics, Pre 1982 Radio Repairs and FM Conversions with Bluetooth etc. Sanderson Headers for LHD vehicles. Also have a look at my ebay store… ebay.com.au/sch/philbelair/m.html
I started my Radio Apprenticeship in 1969, so to continue working on these Classic Radios etc is a privilege. I have always enjoyed owning & restoring Classic vehicles as well, having owned many from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s. The first Chev I drove was a ’48 Farm Ute, in the late 60’s, and it was in 1981 when I purchased my first chev, a 1968 Impala SS Fastback, & have had many Chevies since, still have a few, with a Mopar as well.
Here at MY 409 I will help you with your 348-409 rebuild and/or modification. I have been into these motors for over 30 years now, and when I first started out, not many rebuild parts were obtainable. Now it is different, with all sorts of goodies like aluminium heads and blocks. MY409 offers complete motors & used parts when available, 348 or 409.
I am constantly in touch with different suppliers in the USA who not only have 348/409 motor parts, but also restoration parts for Chev cars.
I really like the idea of installing a replacement AM/FM radio back in the original holes in your dash, both Original & Authentic style radios are also available. I cater for all makes of overseas and Aussie vehicles. I can convert your original radio to AM/FM, 4 channel with AUX input, so you retain the original radio, with its classic looks . A good range of speakers and accessories designed especially for Classics, Rods and Customs are also available. Conversions and repairs are available for all pre 1982 car radios, portable and mantle radios, 8 track and cassette players, record changers and radio-grammes etc.
So whatever you need – give me a call. I aim to make it easier for you than it was for me, to get the parts you want for your project. I will pass on my knowledge and experience to provide you with the service needed to help your project come to fruition – from rebuilds to modifications, bolt on performance, any Chevy bits – used and new. Have you seen the original advertising Chev used in newspapers or magazines? I have lots available (laminated color copies) from 1927 to 1971.
I cater for all makes of LHD Classics when it comes Sanderson Headers.
At the present time I am working on the production of cast alloy oil pans for these W motors. My 63 425hp 409 is where it belongs in the `63 Biscayne 2 door sedan. It saw its first 5000 mile in the `62 Bubble top. The 280HP Tri Power 348 (rebuilt 12000 mile ago) saw its first 7000 miles in the `59 Apache, then 5000 miles in the Bubble top. It is having a rest on the floor. I have sold the `60 Elcamino, factory 250hp 348 stick, it was a lot of fun. I`m looking forward to getting the 65 Suburban on the road, at the present time it will get the Tri Power 348 with stick shift.
Custom orders are a speciality, I will track down whatever you require. The items listed on my web site are normal stock items, so if you cant find something – give me a call, as everything IS available. I also have a few good books available with the story of development, casting and engine #s, racing history and all sorts of info. See ‘literature’ in the parts catalogue. Shipment methods will vary depending on various factors and several payment options are available. All prices are $aussie.
348 409 INTERCHANGEABLE PARTS; There are several parts used in the 348 and 409 motors which are common to either the 283 – 350 small blocks and the 396 427 454 mark iv big block.
- The bellhousing bolt pattern is the common SB – BB pattern.
- The motor mounts are standard SB, but I suggest you use the locking type – cheap insurance!
- Fuel pump is small block.
- Hyd lifters are SB.
- Oil pump to dissy drive shaft is BB, use only steel retainer.
- Overall dimensions are not much more than a SB and weight is less than a BB.
The 348 – 409 will bolt into the same spot a SB was and if the SB had the standard 1962 283 type 2″ Rams Horn exhaust manifolds, I believe the standard 348 2” manifolds will connect to these SB engine pipes.
To find out EVERYTHING you will ever need to know about the `W` motors, PLEASE VISIT www.348-409.com …they have “EVERYTHING ON THE 1958-65 FULL SIZE CHEVROLET. SPECIALIZING IN THE LEGENDARY 348-409 ENGINES”.
Please check my site frequently, as I am constantly updating. If you need to contact me in a hurry, please call between 0730 and 1900, 7 days, Eastern Australian Standard Time. Email works fine, use the form on the ‘Contact’ page.
BELOW; a few of my past and present vehicles.