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4-cylinders

The Maxwell/Chrysler/Plymouth four cylinder engines 
Size    Bore       Stroke      CID         Use
186     3.625      4.500       185.8       1914-1925  Maxwell 25  /  1926 Chrysler F-58
170     3.625      4.125       170.3       1927-1928  Chrysler I-50/52/1929 Plymouth Q
175     3.625      4.250       175.4       1929-1930  Plymouth U 
196     3.625      4.750       196.1       1930-1932  Plymouth 30-U/PA/PB/1932 Dodge DM 
(Maxwell had other engines but this block is the only one that survived to see the Chrysler era)
The Dodge Brothers four cylinder engines :
 
Size    Bore       Stroke      CID         Use
212     3.875      4.500       212.3       1915-1927  Dodge Brothers Four
  • 1.4 (MMC) -- Colt, Champ
  • 1.5 (Sunbeam) -- Cricket (British)
  • 1.5 (MMC) -- Colt, Summit
  • 1.6 (CC/Rover[BMW]) - Mini (until 2007), export Neons; based on Neon 2.0; might have been used on some manual-transmission non-US PT Cruisers
  • 1.6 (MMC) -- Colt, Champ, Challenger, Sapporo, Arrow
  • 1.6 (Peugeot) -- Omni, 024, Charger, Horizon, TC3, Turismo
  • 1.6 turbo (MMC) -- Colt
  • 1.6 DOHC (MMC) -- Colt, Summit
  • 1.6 DOHC turbo (MMC) -- Colt
  • 1.7 (VW) -- Omni, 024, Charger, Horizon, TC3, Turismo
  • 1.8 (MMC) -- Colt, Vista, Summit, Laser, Talon
  • 1.8 (CC) -- derivative of 2.0 liter engine for export Neons
  • 1.8 (World) - World Engine (2005+)
  • 2.0 (MMC) -- Arrow, Vista
  • 2.0 DOHC (MMC) -- Laser, Talon
  • 2.0 DOHC turbo (MMC) -- Laser, Talon
  • 2.0 SOHC -- Neon
  • 2.0 DOHC -- Neon, Sebring, Avenger, Talon, Stratus/Cirrus/Breeze
  • 2.0 (World) - World Engine (2005+)
  • 2.2 -- Omni, 024, Charger, Horizon, TC3, Turismo, Aries, Lancer, Reliant, Shadow, Sundance, 400, 600, Caravelle, Caravan, Voyager, LeBaron, Laser, Daytona, New Yorker, E-Class (note: TBI and carb versions)
  • 2.2 turbo -- LeBaron, New Yorker, Limousine, Laser, Daytona, Lancer, TC, 600, Shadow, Caravelle, Sundance, Omni, Charger, E-Class, Shelby (note: MPI)
  • 2.2 DOHC turbo -- Spirit R/T, Daytona R/T (joint venture with Lotus)
  • 2.2 DOHC turbo -- TC (joint venture with Maserati)
  • 2.2 (Renault) -- Medallion
  • 2.4 (MMC) -- Vista, Summit
  • 2.4 DOHC (CC) -- Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze, 1996+ minivans, PT Cruiser, 2003+ Wrangler
  • 2.4 Turbo - PT Cruiser GT, Neon SRT-4; several Mexican models (lower power). Two power levels for the PT. Modified for PT after Neon SRT-4 discontinued.
  • 2.4 (World) - World Engine (2005+)
  • 2.4 (World) Turbo - Caliber SRT-4, Avenger SRT-4.
  • 2.5 (CC) -- pre-96 minivans, Aries, Reliant, Shadow, Sundance, Duster, 600, Lancer, Dynasty, Daytona, Spirit, Acclaim, LeBaron, Caravelle, Dakota (to 1995) (note: TBI)
  • 2.5 turbo (CC) -- older minivans, Spirit, Acclaim, Shadow, Sundance, LeBaron, Daytona (Note: MPI)
  • 2.5 (AMC) -- Wrangler, Cherokee, Premier, Dakota (96+)
  • 2.6 (MMC) -- New Yorker, E-Class, Executive, Limousine, LeBaron, 400, 600, Aries, Reliant, Caravan, Voyager
  • 2.6 turbo (MMC) -- Conquest (MMC)

MMC=Mitsubishi, VW=Volkswagen.

2.5 is 2.2 with balance shafts, minor changes.
2.0 (CC) is 2.2 with different heads, fuel system, some tweaks.
3.9 V-6 (below) based on 318.
2.4 is 2.0 with balance shafts, other minor changes.

The 2.2 is the only Chrysler four-cylinder to have both carburetors and fuel injectors, depending on the year.

V-6

  • 2.5 (MMC) -- Sebring, Avenger, Cirrus, Stratus (based on 3.0)
  • 2.7 aluminum 24 valve (3.2 family)
  • 3.0 (MMC) -- LeBaron, TC, minivans, New Yorker, Spirit, Dynasty, Daytona, Stealth, Shadow ES, Acclaim, Duster
  • 3.0 (Renault) -- Premier, Monaco
  • 3.2 aluminum 24 valve, regular gas
  • 3.3 New Yorker, Dynasty, LH series, minivans
  • 3.5 LH series, Pacifica, Prowler. Two versions - one took premium, the other midgrade.
  • 3.7 V6 - Based off the 4.7 V8; Ram, Liberty, Grand Cherokee, Dakota; expected in Wrangler soon
  • 3.8 New Yorker Fifth Avenue, Imperial, newer Pacificas, minivans (extended wheelbase only)
  • 3.9 trucks

No V6 Chrysler car engine was ever carbureted, though the 3.9 liter V6 used in trucks was carbureted in 1987, its first year.

The Slant Six (1960-1991)

  • 2.8 (170) -- Dart, Valiant
  • 3.3 (198) -- Barracuda, Challenger, Dart, Valiant, Duster, Scamp
  • 3.7 (225)-- Polara, Monaco, Coronet, Charger, Mirada, Diplomat, St. Regis, Challenger, Dart, Aspen, Fury, Belvedere, Satellite, Barracuda, Valiant, Duster, Scamp, Volare, trucks, marine
  • Andrew Costa provided these breakdowns of the slant sixes:
Engine      Bore        Stroke      Disp        Notes
170 3.40625 3.125 170.9 1960-1969 198 3.40625 3.64 199.0 1970-1974 225 3.40625 4.125 225.5 1960-1983
(225: truck/marine to 1991)

Australian vehicles used slant sixes as well as home-modified straight sixes which were much more powerful and originally intended for use in American trucks. None was every fuel injected, though Chrysler did make test fuel-injected slant sixes. More slant six information is here.

Straight sixes

  • 4.0 IL-6 (AMC-derived) -- Cherokee, Wagoneer, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee
  • 4.2 IL-6 (AMC) -- Wrangler
  • 245 and 265 Australian straight-six, including Hemi Six-Pack - Valiant, Charger, Pacer
    • 215 - 3.520" x 3.680"
      245 - 3.760" x 3.680"
      265 - 3.910" x 3.680"
  • Flat-head sixes (made from 1931-1968): click here
  • Andrew Costa provided these breakdowns of the flatheads:
Engine      Bore        Stroke      Disp        Notes
218         3.25        4.375       217.8       to 1954 Plymouth
230         3.25        4.625       230.2       to 1959 Dodge/Plymouth
251         3.4375      4.50        250.6       to 1954 DeSoto (truck to 1968)
265         3.4375      4.75        264.5       to 1954 Chrysler
  • Bill Watson added these:
The Dodge Brothers six cylinder engines :
 
Size    Bore       Stroke      CID         Use
208     3.375      3.875       208.0       1928-1930  Dodge Brothers Victory Six/Standard Six/DA Six
224     3.250      4.500       224.0       1927  Dodge Brothers Senior Six
242     3.375      4.500       241.5       1928-1930  Dodge Brothers Senior Six / DB Senior Six

The early Chrysler six cylinder engines :
 
Size    Bore       Stroke      CID         Use
180     3.000      4.250       180.2       1927-1928  Chrysler H/M
196     3.125      4.250       195.6       1929-1930  Chrysler P/CJ
202     3.000      4.750       201.5       1924-1925  Chrysler B
219     3.125      4.750       218.6       1926-1927  Chrysler G  /  1930  Chrysler CC/V
249     3.250      5.000       248.9       1928-1929  Chrysler J/R
269     3.375      5.000       268.9       1930  Chrysler V*/W 
 
The early 'big'  Chrysler six cylinder engines :
 
Size    Bore       Stroke      CID         Use
289     3.500      5.000       288.7       1926-1927  Chrysler E 
310     3.625      5.000       309.6       1928-1930  Chrysler L
 
The 'small' block flathead sixes (block reworked in 1935 for full-length water jackets):
 
Size    Bore       Stroke      CID         Use
175     3.000      4.125       174.9       1929-1930  DeSoto K
190     3.125      4.125       189.8       1930-1931  DeSoto CK/1930-1931 Dodge Six/1933  Plymouth
201     3.125      4.375       201.3       1933 Dodge/1934-1941  Plymouth 
205     3.250      4.125       205.3       1931-1932  DeSoto SA 
212     3.250      4.250       211.5       1932  DeSoto SC/1931  Dodge   
218     3.250      4.375       217.8       1931  Chrysler CM/1932 Dodge/1934-1941 Dodge/1933 DeSoto SC/1942-1954  Plymouth
224     3.250      4.500       224.0       1932-1933  Chrysler CI/CO
230     3.250      4.625       230.2       1954-1959  Plymouth/1942-1959  Dodge/1957-1958  DeSoto Taxi
 
 
The 'big' block flathead sixes (block reworked in 1935 for full-length water jackets) :
 
Size    Bore       Stroke      CID         Use
201     3.375      3.750       201.2       1938-1939  Plymouth/Dodge (CDN)
218     3.375      4.063       217.8       1938-1941  Dodge Custom (CDN)/1940-1953 Plymouth/Dodge (CDN) 
228     3.375      4.250       228.1       1937 Chrysler/1937-1941 DeSoto/1942-1952 Dodge Custom (CDN)/1953-1955 Plymouth/Dodge (CDN)
237     3.438      4.250       236.7       1942-1950  DeSoto
242     3.375      4.500       241.5       1934-1936  Chrysler/1938-1941  Chrysler/1934-1936  DeSoto
251     3.438      4.500       250.6       1942-1951  Chrysler/1951  DeSoto/1951-1954  DeSoto (USA)/1955-1959  Plymouth/Dodge  (CDN)
265     3.438      4.750       264.5       1952-1954  Chrysler/1952-1954  DeSoto (CDN)
 

V-8s

  • 4.5 (273) -- Dart, Valiant, Barracuda, Coronet, Belvedere, Satellite
  • 4.7 -- 1999+ aluminum V-8, Grand Cherokee, Durango, Dakota, Ram
  • 5.2 (318) -- Polara, Monaco, Coronet, Charger, St. Regis, Magnum, Mirada, Challenger, Dart, Aspen, Fury, VIP, Belvedere, Satellite, Road Runner, Barracuda, Valiant, Scamp, Duster, Volare, Cordoba, LeBaron, Newport, New Yorker, Gran Fury, Imperial, Grand Cherokee, Grand Wagoneer, Diplomat, Demon
  • 5.6 (340) -- Charger, Challenger, Dart, Barracuda, Duster, Road Runner
  • 5.7 (345 or so) Hemi - Ram trucks, LX cars, 2005+ Grand Cherokee, 2004+ Durango, 2005+ Dakota
  • 5.9 (360) -- LeBaron, Newport, New Yorker, 300, Cordoba, Diplomat, Polara, Monaco, Challenger, Dart, Aspen, Fury, Gran Fury, Barracuda, Duster, St. Regis
  • 5.9 (361) -- Coronet, Charger, Belvedere
  • 5.9 (360-AMC) -- Grand Wagoneer
  • 6.2 Hemi - SRT-8
  • 6.3 (383)-- Newport, 300, Town & Country, Polara, Monaco, Coronet, Charger, Challenger, Dart, Fury, Belvedere, Satellite, Road Runner, Barracuda, Magnum
  • 6.6 (400) -- Newport, New Yorker, Town & Country, Monaco, Fury, Road Runner, Gran Fury, Charger, Cordoba, Magnum
  • 7.0 (426, Hemi & Wedge) -- Belvedere, Road Runner, GTX, Barracuda, Challenger, Charger, Coronet, Daytona, Superbird
  • 7.2 (440) -- Newport, New Yorker, 300, Town & Country, Imperial, Polara, Monaco, Coronet, Charger, Challenger, Fury, VIP, Belvedere, Road Runner, GTX, Barracuda, Daytona, Superbird. 440 was base engine on Daytona, Superbird.

The 318 and 360 (5.2 and 5.9) are the only V8s to get both carburetors and fuel injection, depending on the year (except for very brief and recalled runs in the 1960s.)

Andrew Costa provided these breakdowns: (t=truck, m=marine, so=special order)

Engine      Bore        Stroke      Disp        Notes
Chrysler hemi/poly (1951-1958) [Chrysler/Imperial] 301 3.625 3.625 299.2 1955 331 3.8125 3.625 331.1 1951-1956 354 3.9375 3.625 353.1 1956-1958
392 4.00 3.90625 392.7 1957-1958 Dodge hemi/poly (1952-1958) [Dodge -> corporate] 241 3.4375 3.25 241.3 1952-1955 259 3.5625 3.25 259.2 1955 270 3.625 3.25 268.3 1955-1956 315 3.625 3.8125 314.8 1956 325 3.6875 3.796875 324.4 1957-1958 DeSoto hemi (1952-1957) [DeSoto] 276 3.625 3.34375 276.1 1952-1954 291 3.71875 3.34375 290.8 1955 330 3.71875 3.796875 329.9 1956 341 3.78125 3.796875 341.1 1956-1957 345 3.800 3.800 344.6 1957 DeSoto Adventurer
A block poly (1956-1967) [Plymouth -> corporate] 277 3.75 3.125 276.1 1956 301 3.90625 3.125 299.6 1957 303 3.8125 3.3125 302.5 1956-1957 313 3.875 3.3125 312.5 1957-1964 318 3.90625 3.3125 317.6 1957-1967 326 3.953125 3.3125 325.2 1959 B block wedge (1958-1978) [corporate] 350 4.0625 3.375 350.0 1958 361 4.125 3.375 360.8 1958-1966 (t to 72) 383 4.25 3.375 383.0 1959-1971 400 4.34 3.375 399.4 1972-1978 RB block wedge/hemi (1959-1985) [Chrysler -> corporate] 383 4.03125 3.75 382.9 1959-1960 413 4.1875 3.75 413.2 1959-1965 (t to 73) 426 4.25 3.75 425.6 1962-1965 (so 66) 426 hemi 4.25 3.75 425.6 1966-1971 (so 64-5) 440 4.32 3.75 439.7 1966-1978 (t to 85) LA block wedge (1964-2004) [corporate - lightened A] 273 3.625 3.3125 273.5 1964-1969 318 3.90625 3.3125 317.6 1967-2002 340 4.04 3.3125 339.7 1968-1973 360 4.00 3.58 359.9 1971-2002 238 v6 3.90625 3.3125 238.2 1987-2001 488 v10 4.00 3.88 487.6 1996-2002 505 v10 4.03 3.96 505.1 2002- Magnum hemi (2002-) [corporate] 345 3.917 3.58 345.1 2002- 370 4.055 3.58 369.9 2004- Magnum poly (2003-) [corporate] 287 3.661 3.405 286.9 2003-

Flathead straight-eights

The 'small'  DeSoto/Dodge/Chrysler flathead eights :
 
Size    Bore       Stroke      CID         Use
208     2.875      4.000       207.7       1930-1931  DeSoto CF
221     2.875      4.250       211.4       1930  Dodge Brothers DC/1931-1932  DeSoto CF*
240     3.000      4.250       240.3       1931  Chrysler CD (early)  /  1931  Dodge DG
261     3.125      4.250       260.8       1931  Chrysler CD (late) 
274     3.250      4.125       273.8       1933  Chrysler CT/1935-1937  Chrysler CZ/C8/C14
282     3.250      4.250       282.1       1931  Chrysler CD*/1932-1933 Dodge DK/DO
299     3.250      4.500       298.7       1932-1934 Chrysler CP/CQ / CU/1938  Chrysler  C19
324     3.250      4.875       323.5       1934-1937 Chrysler CV/CX/C1/C2/C3/C9/C10/C11/C15/C17/C20, 1939-1950  Chrysler  
 
The 'big'  Chrysler flathead eight :
 
Size    Bore       Stroke      CID         Use
385     3.500      5.000       384.8       1931-1937  Chrysler CG/CH/CL/CW/CW*

8.0 V-10

Viper, Ram trucks. (Ram version used through end of 2002).

Some Details

Gary Howell clarified:

Small blocks

  • 273/318/340/360 are LA engines, and they look the same from the outside.
  • 273 cu. in. 1964-69 3.31 stroke and 3.63 bore
  • 318 cu. in. 1968-91 3.31 stroke and 3.91 bore
  • 340 cu. in. 1968-73 3.31 stroke and 4.04 bore
  • 360 cu. in. 1971-91 3.58 stroke and 4.00 bore

The A engines (not LA) are older small blocks and look the same on the outside. The blocks are different in deck height, but share some internal components with the LA block. The cylinder heads and intake are different.

  • 277 cu. in. 1956 3.75 bore and 3.12 stroke
  • 301 cu. in. 1957 3.91 bore and 3.12 stroke
  • 318 cu. in. 1957-67 3.91 bore and 3.31 stroke

The Magnum 318 and 360 engines are LA engines with different cylnder heads. The blocks are physically the same as the earier LA engines, except the oil passage for the shaft mounted rockers is not drilled, because the Magnum engines oil through the push rods. The boss is there if you need to use the old style heads.

Crate Engines (from Andrew Costa)

Crate Engines (2001?-) [Mopar Performance]

Engine      Bore        Stroke      Disp        Notes
345 hemi    3.917       3.58        345.1       MH: 360 hp carb or fi
360         4.00        3.58        359.9       LA: 330/380 hp
426 hemi    4.25        3.75        425.6       RB: 465 hp
440         4.32        3.75        439.7       RB
472 hemi    4.25        4.15        470.9       RB: 525 hp
500         4.38        4.15        500.2       RB: 505 hp
528 hemi    4.50        4.15        528.0       RB: 610 hp

Big Blocks

There are eight different big blocks. The B blocks are short deck and the RBs are tall deck. The RBs require a wider intake manifold.

B: 350, 361, 383, 400
RB: 383, 413, 426 Wedge (not Hemi), 440

All B engine use 3.38 stroke crank with different bores, and all RB engines use 3.75 stroke crank with different bores. You'll notice that the 383 is listed in two differnent places. There were two different 383s; the RB is very rare, only produced in 1959 and 1960. The 350 was only produced in 1958.

Frank McMullen added: “I own a 1960 Chrysler Windsor, equipped with the RB-383; while the RB 383 was offered only for the 1959 and 1960 model years, according to production numbers offered in Std Catalog of Chrysler, some 109,000 Chrysler Windsors and Saratogas rolled out of the factories with the RB-383 engine. There were no RB-383 engines after the 1960 model year; the 1961 Saratoga used a B-383. I discovered through research that the RB is essentially an "underbored 413" (although it did have different cores and water jackets... so one cannot simply take their RB 383 and "just bore it out" to use more common B or RB pistons).”

Powertrains to platforms: what engines went into which cars (by Dan Minick)

  • L-body: (Omni/Horizon/Charger/Turismo) VW 1.7, Chrysler 2.2, Simca 1.6
  • K-body: (Aries/Reliant/LeBaron) Chrysler 2.2 and 2.5, Mitsu 2.6
  • E-body: (600, Caravelle, NY) Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5, Mitsu 2.6
  • H-body: (Lancer, LeBaron GTS) Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5
  • G-body: (Daytona, Laser 84-86) Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5, Mitsu 3.0 V6
  • C/Y body; (Dynasty, NY, Imp) Chry 2.5, Mitsu 3.0 V6, Chry 3.3 V6, Chry 3.8 V6
  • P-body: (Shadow, Sundance) Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5, Mitsu 3.0 V6
  • J-body: Lebaron Cpe/conv Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5, Mitsu 3.0 V6
  • PL-body: (Neon) Chry 2.0
  • A-body: (Spirit, Acclaim, LeBaron) Chry 2.5, Mitsu 3.0 V6
  • B-body: (Monaco, Premier) AMC 2.5, PRV 3.0 V6
  • XJ-body: (Cherokee) AMC 2.5, AMC 4.0 I6, GM 2.8 V6, Renault 2.1 Diesel
  • DSM 1st gen: (Laser, Talon, Eclipse) Mitsu 1.8, Mitsu 2.0
  • DSM 2nd gen: (Talon, Eclipse) Chry 2.0, Mitsu 2.0 Turbo
  • DSM 2nd gen: (Avenger, Sebring Cpe) Chry 2.0, Mitsu 2.5 V6
  • DSM 3rd gen: (Eclipse/Sebring Cpe/Stratus Cpe) Mitsu 2.4, Mitsu 3.0 V6
  • S-body: (Caravan, Voyager, TC) Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5, Mitsu 2.6, Mitsu 3.0 V6, Chry 3.3 V6, Chry 3.8 V6
  • NS-body: (Caravan, Voyager, TC) Chry 2.4, Mitsu 3.0 V6, Chry 3.3 V6, Chry 3.8 V6
  • N-body (I): (Dakota) Chry 2.2, Chry 2.5, Chry 3.9 V6, Chry 5.2 V8
  • AN-body (ii): (Dakota) AMC 2.5, Chry 3.9 V6, Chry 5.2 V8, Chry 5.9 V8
  • JA/JX- (Sratus/Breeze/Cirrus/SebringJXConv) Chry 2.0, Chry 2.4, Mitsu 2.5 V6
  • JR/JX--(Stratus/Sebring4dr/SebringConv) Chry 2.4, Chry 2.7 V6
  • LH (i)-- (Intrepid/Vision/Concorde/NY/LHS) Chry 3.3 V6, Chry 3.5 V6
  • LH (ii)--(Intrepid/Concorde/LHS/300M) Chry 2.7 V6, Chry 3.2 V6, Chry 3.5 V6

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