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by JamesSF
Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Desoto First Year Hemi Question
Replies: 11
Views: 5624

Re: Desoto First Year Hemi Question

2 speed is the powerflite & 3 speed is the torqueflite. Any tranny that bolts up to the short tail hemi, hemi based poly or A poly through 61 will fit. George, It is my understanding that they changed the bellhousing in 1954 and/or used an adapter plate. What I am trying to confirm is that a bellho...
by JamesSF
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Desoto First Year Hemi Question
Replies: 11
Views: 5624

Re: Desoto First Year Hemi Question

They may use the same tranny but the bellhousing is almost guaranteed to be different. Any short bell hemi housing will directly bolt to the Desoto. Just make sure your tranny will bolt up to it. This will require some trial and error on your end. Johnny, Thanks for the heads up on this. On the Six...
by JamesSF
Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Desoto First Year Hemi Question
Replies: 11
Views: 5624

Re: Desoto First Year Hemi Question

Hi George,

I have tried that...but people always seem to take photos of the front or they have them on an engine stand. Someone, I hope, on this forum must have a block sitting around and can take a photo from the rear with a yard stick across it for reference for me...


James
by JamesSF
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Desoto First Year Hemi Question
Replies: 11
Views: 5624

Re: Desoto First Year Hemi Question

Hi George, The Hollender Interchange shows that the 1953 Desoto six and Desoto Eight both used the same transmission. That is why I suspect that the bell housing will bolt up. The long top block on the chrysler is just a different bell housing, I do not think it is any longer than the others... Anyo...
by JamesSF
Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Desoto First Year Hemi Question
Replies: 11
Views: 5624

Re: Desoto First Year Hemi Question

George wrote:All the Early Hemis used the same bell pattern.

Thanks George, but does anyone know if it is the same pattern as the flathead six or does it have a bellhousing that can accommodate a "Fluid Coupling",a 3-speed stick, and use the same rear mount positions ?

Thanks for the help, James
by JamesSF
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Desoto First Year Hemi Question
Replies: 11
Views: 5624

Desoto First Year Hemi Question

Hello, Does the first year of the Desoto Hemi use the same bell housing as the flathead six ? I have a 1947 Desoto Suburban and would like to get about 20 more HP. I would like to keep the "Fluid Drive" and the current transmission. Some of my literature suggests that the fist year or two of product...