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by centerline
Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: Hemi intake casting 1730414?
Replies: 4
Views: 4610

I believe the person who sent you the information is incorrect when he states there were no 4 bbl's in '57. My '57 341 was a stock single 4 bbl from the factory and in addition the high performance 345 that year was equipped with dual 4 bbls. I also have one of those manifolds. The dual quad manifol...
by centerline
Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Is the 276 the same block as a 331?
Replies: 2
Views: 3407

Actually the 331 is a Chrysler engine and shares little if anything with the DeSoto 276. If you were refering to the DeSoto 330 that's different. The 330 is a raised deck block while the 276 is a low deck. Cylinder heads will interchange along with some minor internal parts, such as the timing gears...
by centerline
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:53 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: new member with questions?
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

VT-448 is a 331 cu. in. but the VT-549 is not listed in Leo's book. I checked my documentation and can't find that number either. A lot of data is missing on Dodge and Fargo truck engines so the only way to tell for sure on the second one would be to pull the heads and check the bore. If it's physic...
by centerline
Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:03 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Sound bite
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Go here and check the first post.

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by centerline
Mon Oct 18, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Sound bite
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Moparlee wrote:Just curious why did you go with such a low compression?
Lee
Stock compression. No reason to go any higher since it's basically a cruiser.
by centerline
Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Sound bite
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Sound bite

Here's a sound bite of my just completed 331. .030 over, J&E pistons (8.5 compression), Isky (muscle car) cam, big port heads, Edelbrock 600 carb. running stock C300 exhaust manifolds with 2 1/4" duals and Thrush turbo-tube mufflers. I probably overwhelmed the internal mic on the computer a bit but ...
by centerline
Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Early Hemi Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 7959

Just go to the web site link below my name.
by centerline
Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Early Hemi Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 7959

Moparlee wrote:Awesome, cool thanks. How are you doing it? Do you got have them on a website or? Thanks again.
Yes they are posted on a couple web sites and the post just links to them.
by centerline
Tue Sep 28, 2004 6:53 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Early Hemi Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 7959

Here's a pic of the '54 331 thats in my '53 Chevy pickup. It's a bit of a tight fit but it certainly does fill out the engine compartment. Will be starting it for the first time in a couple weeks, once the wiring is completed. http://www.hotrodsandhemis.com/exhaust/engine1.JPG http://hotrodders.com/...
by centerline
Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:36 am
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: BRAKE ROTOR RECALL
Replies: 28
Views: 18417

Back from the dealer. Rear rotors were fine as were the front. They replaced the calipers on the front and all is well with the world. The SB said to surface the rotors and replace the calipers but our rotors (the ones they replaced 10,000 miles ago) were still OK. Hopefully these new calipers will ...
by centerline
Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: BRAKE ROTOR RECALL
Replies: 28
Views: 18417

Just made an appointment to take our 03 in for brake vibration for the SECOND time. First time was at 3000 miles when they replaced the front rotors. I think the problem this time might be the rear rotors more than the front as I'm not getting a lot of vibration through the wheel and I doubt they re...
by centerline
Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: 53 desoto firedome
Replies: 1
Views: 2874

If it is a '53 and if it is a DeSoto then its a 276. To verify this simply check the pad just in front of the valley cover near the passenger's side and there should be a number prefixed by the letter S followed by the number 17 (S 17). That will prove its a '53 276. The 331 was a Chrysler engine an...
by centerline
Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:00 am
Forum: (LEGACY) New 5.7L-6.1L-6.4L HEMIs
Topic: Toyota's Tundra is nothing more than a stick in the mud.
Replies: 6
Views: 4065

Toyota's Tundra is nothing more than a stick in the mud.

Don't get me wrong, I don't condone street racing but the other day I had a Tundra V8 4x4 that decided he was going to out accelerate the Dodge. Although I have almost 15,000 miles on this truck I've never really floored it. To make a long story short, I'm sure that now he's sorry he bought a Toyota...
by centerline
Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: Dual Quad Intake ID
Replies: 1
Views: 3059

Are you sure its not 1364285? If so its the 300 series dual quad hemi intake for the 55-56 model years.
by centerline
Wed May 12, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: Help run down a 392 eng.serial number
Replies: 20
Views: 14220

Those of us who have attempted to answer your question have done so using published information gathered over years of research on these engines. I don't believe anyone's going to be eating crow simply because there is only so much info available and what is available all seems to point to an answer...
by centerline
Tue May 11, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: Help run down a 392 eng.serial number
Replies: 20
Views: 14220

TrWaters wrote: Then we can all see who's information was the most accurate.
I believe you and I agree on what this gentleman has, however you went into more detail in your answer than I did. It will be interesting to see what casting numbers he has though.
by centerline
Tue May 11, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: 354 (maybe a 392) into a 69 SuperBee
Replies: 4
Views: 2928

by centerline
Mon May 10, 2004 8:13 am
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: Help run down a 392 eng.serial number
Replies: 20
Views: 14220

Here is what it looks like to me. 1957 had three 392 engines. The first listed as NE57, 325 hp with single 4bbl used in NYer. The second is CE57, 325 hp, single 4bbl, used in Imperial. The third is 3NE57, listed as 375 hp, 2x4bbl carbs, used in the 300C, which would include solid lifters and 4 bolt...
by centerline
Fri May 07, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: Id for me please!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2706

What are the casting numbers?
by centerline
Fri May 07, 2004 6:42 am
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: Help run down a 392 eng.serial number
Replies: 20
Views: 14220

I believe you have the 375 hp '57 392. My info shows both the 380 and 390 versions should have a 58N3 code vs. the 3NE57.
by centerline
Wed May 05, 2004 7:36 am
Forum: General Hemi Discussion
Topic: Good book????
Replies: 1
Views: 1859

Check this link: http://www.pitstopbooks.com/publications-tx-002.html Tex Smith's book is an excellent source of information. You can also check my web site (link below) for additional info. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on this board so if you have any specific questions you can get them ...
by centerline
Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Why do early Hemi performance cams have such small lift?
Replies: 9
Views: 5469

I believe in the original "Hemi White Paper" they talked about a flow test that was done on DeSoto heads. The result was that the DeSoto hemi heads flowed no better with .500 lift than with the valves entirely removed. Could be that any more than about .500 lift doesn't result in any appriciable inc...
by centerline
Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Adjustable pushrods .vs. adjustable rocker arms?
Replies: 1
Views: 2781

It's not that difficult. It just requires two wrenches and two hands.

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by centerline
Thu Apr 15, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Welding the block
Replies: 7
Views: 4761

You might want to check out http://www.muggyweld.com/castiron.html. They have a new method of welding cast iron that seems to work very well.
by centerline
Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: Decode My Hemi
Topic: Need help with 2x4 manifold numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 3812

331, 354 and 392. Pre-55 331's must modify the manifold to use a remote thermostat housing. For all the rest it will just bolt on.