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by George
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: transmission interchange

Weiand did make a 4X2 for the low deck but I'm sure it would be mega $ if you found one.
by George
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: transmission interchange

. There are some chassis builders here that can help with the install on the F-100. Going to need some stiff front springs in this old rig due to heavy weight engine up front. The one thing that seems to be elusive thus far is the 3 x 2 intake. Apparently the Desoto was the ugly step-sister to the ...
by George
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: Complete Chrysler Hemi Engine Manual
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Re: Complete Chrysler Hemi Engine Manual

yeah, he didn't say what hemi, did he!
by George
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: transmission interchange

Yes, '56 flywheel needs the '56 starter & spacer, or use the '57 pieces. Get someone to paint Desoto on the covers? Or just tell them it's a 392. :-)
by George
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 Worth Saving?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: 331 Worth Saving?

Too bad it isn't together to pressure test it.
by George
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: transmission interchange

The '56s were the last year for the 146 tooth ring gear(33-56). The 57 & up are 172 tooth & uses a different plate & use the modern starter.
by George
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: transmission interchange

55-56 Chr., Desoto, & 55-56 & some '54 Dodges. Adaptor is casting # 1612344, part #1613713
by George
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: transmission interchange

there are various OEM adaptor plates over the years. Seems strange there would be varying bell patterns in the tranny. The '56, all divisions, has a different number adaptor the '57s, all divisions.
by George
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: transmission interchange

You seem to be spreading this around the Threads! in 57-8 TFs were used behind 392s, so they'll handle a 330 Desoto. However parts for the early trannys are getting real scarce, not to mention anyone experienced in working on them. Personally if you want an A-T I'd get a 392 to late model 727 adapto...
by George
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 Worth Saving?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: 331 Worth Saving?

find another one first! also does it have standard car heads?
by George
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Desoto intake
Replies: 12
Views: 8576

Re: Desoto intake

The '59 will bolt right on. Be more $ but Quality Engineered Components has a hemi to late model 727 that would be a better choice. Strange that you're S 24 has a 2 bl. most DeSotos came with 2 bls though.
by George
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: transmission interchange

ALL Mopar trannys for the hemi, hemi based poly & "A" Poly up to '61 will bolt on except the 51-3 long tail 331 chr hemis. there were both 2 & 3 speed iron case trannys (PF & TF) available before the change for '62, think '57 was 1st year for 3 spd.
by George
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 331 Worth Saving?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: 331 Worth Saving?

Do you mean a big chunk was busted out of the block, or they brazed a crack & put the patch over it for additional strength? If cracked you could melt out the brass & find a good welder to weld it up. You'll have to decide if worth the cost. How did the cyls mic out?
by George
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 56 354 valve question
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: 56 354 valve question

If valve was stuck in open position you would have contact. Yes, they are cool! :-) if 'years ago" you were probably lucky the pistons (rings) weren't stuck.
by George
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: New Cams for Chrysler, Dodge and Desoto Hemis
Replies: 3
Views: 2997

Re: New Cams for Chrysler, Dodge and Desoto Hemis

318 are the ones that work, just the right space for the cross bars. Lifter holes are too close together on the Dodge, and too far apart for the Chrs. Sounds like you received a regrind that has too much ground off.
by George
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: HemiHaines in Daytona Beach, Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: HemiHaines in Daytona Beach, Florida

well, that sucks.
by George
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Marine / Industrial Hemis
Topic: 1956 Matthews Martinique with twin 331 chrysler marine hemis
Replies: 15
Views: 11145

Re: 1956 Matthews Martinique with twin 331 chrysler marine hemis

sounds like a great story! IF they make a Pertronix for your dist. you could try that. Or you'll have to lengthen the dist shaft (or the swap shaft if that works) or lengthen the Int shaft. The gears might be cut reverse, but there's a good possibility of 3 timing gears instead of 2 & a chain. 3 gea...
by George
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: HemiHaines in Daytona Beach, Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: HemiHaines in Daytona Beach, Florida

Looks like you have to EMail
by George
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: HemiHaines in Daytona Beach, Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: HemiHaines in Daytona Beach, Florida

Probably can contact through their EBay listings
by George
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Marine / Industrial Hemis
Topic: 1956 Matthews Martinique with twin 331 chrysler marine hemis
Replies: 15
Views: 11145

Re: 1956 Matthews Martinique with twin 331 chrysler marine hemis

Some engines (truck/marine?) have 3 gears instead of the normal timing chain resulting in the dizzy turning the normal direction
by George
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Marine / Industrial Hemis
Topic: 1956 Matthews Martinique with twin 331 chrysler marine hemis
Replies: 15
Views: 11145

Re: 1956 Matthews Martinique with twin 331 chrysler marine hemis

RB means Raised Block, the deck height was raised to get a longer stroke, this increased the distance the dizzy shaft has to go to get to the int shaft vs the original B block. Chr made engines in both B & RB blocks. B 350, 361, 383 (except in '59), 400 RB '59 383, 413,426 (Wedge & Hemi), 440. repor...
by George
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Marine / Industrial Hemis
Topic: 1956 Matthews Martinique with twin 331 chrysler marine hemis
Replies: 15
Views: 11145

Re: 1956 Matthews Martinique with twin 331 chrysler marine hemis

You can get the whole ignition system (dizzy, boxes, wiring) off a 73 through some time in the 80s Mopar or get a kit from Mopar performance. If one of the dizzys turns counter clock wise either the B or RB dizzy (don't know which) should bolt in.
What carb set up you have? 4 bl or 2X1?
by George
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Marine / Industrial Hemis
Topic: 1956 Matthews Martinique with twin 331 chrysler marine hemis
Replies: 15
Views: 11145

Re: 1956 Matthews Martinique with twin 331 chrysler marine hemis

Assuming one is counter rotating, does the dizzys in both engines turn clock wise or different directions?
by George
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Marine / Industrial Hemis
Topic: 1956 Matthews Martinique with twin 331 chrysler marine hemis
Replies: 15
Views: 11145

Re: 1956 Matthews Martinique with twin 331 chrysler marine hemis

You can upgrade the ignition by going to an electronic dizzy for the 318/340. either by cutting & extending the dizzy shaft or installing a longer intermediate shaft. reportedly you can install a shat ot of either a B or RB big block in the LA dizzy, one is the right length. Guy never came back to s...