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Hey,just bought 4 early Hemi's.

Discussion in 'Other classic cars' started by hemirunner426, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. hemirunner426

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    241 Red ram,276,291 Desoto and a 354 Chrysler..Man, I got lots of work to do.

    Mopar always.
     
  2. Shane Estabrooks

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    It's always been a dream to have a 1951 Hemi to go with my 1951 M37... lucky you that is awesome
     
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  3. chuzz

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    Dude, that's AWESOME. I hope you got them all for a good price.
     
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  4. saltydog

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    How awesome! Enjoy!
     
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  5. hemirunner426

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    Thanks,i think I did.
     
  6. DC-93

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    Are those the ones that almost all of the parts do not interchange?
     
  7. hemirunner426

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    Correct,they are getting hard to find.A few companies have stepped up and parts for these old beasts are becoming easier to get,expensive but easier.

    And if I have them some stupid doorknob can't put them in a ford or a chevy.
     
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  8. RalphP

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    I'd rather find one, and drop it into my Dakota personally ...

    But eh.

    RwP
     
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    Correct, the Chrysler, DeSoto and Dodge Engines are totally different.

    Even the bore centers are different.

    Still a nice haul!!!

    Thanks
    Randy

     
  10. hemirunner426

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    Started on the 270 dodge.was stuck from sitting.Engine has sleeves in every bore,suspect it might be a 241.Looks good inside,bearings are worn out but had oil.Will have to get it hot tanked and sonic checked.
     

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  11. hemirunner426

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    another pic.
     

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    Many Dodge and DeSoto Engines suffered broken cranks.

    Its speculated this is due to them not having a harmonic damper.

    Apparently a damper from an LA 318 can be used.

    Great pics, keep em coming!!!

    Thanks
    Randy
     
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    Thank you for that. I hope you have, or at least can find, some worthy Mopars for them.

    Looks like your rarest one is the 291, only available in '55 De Soto models. In addition to Chryslers, the 354 was also used in the late '50s Dodge trucks.
     
  14. hemirunner426

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    I finally found the casting number on the 270 red ram..Turns out it is a 1954 dodge red ram 241.It is going in the 47 dodge truck.I am really considering putting one of the Desoto hemi's in the 37 Desoto.Might be just a dream until I check to see if it would fit.The other 2 will be kept or maybe sold,but I would have to see what they would be going into.If not Mopar,i would not sell them.Not 100% yet but I think the 354 is in fact from a truck.
     
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  15. hemirunner426

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    took the sleeves out,bad news.bores were cracked,some had small holes.it is now a boat anchor.i will be ripping apart the Desoto 291.hopefully no surprises
     

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