Red Ram Hemi in a 59 Coronet?

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casey001
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Red Ram Hemi in a 59 Coronet?

Postby casey001 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:13 pm

Anyone have any idea what Hemi is in this 59? It has a 2 barrel with a SN# (fender tag) of H302108850. The # on the driver side front of the head is 1408875 if that helps. Other info on the fender tag is Body 300, Paint MP4, and Trim 152. The car is a 2 door post, pink and white

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Postby 41hemi » Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:07 pm

Could you supply the stamped number of the block located just in front of the valley cover on a flat pad? Do you have a picture of the engine?
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Re: Red Ram Hemi in a 59 Coronet?

Postby Chrycoman » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:54 am

casey001 wrote:Anyone have any idea what Hemi is in this 59? It has a 2 barrel with a SN# (fender tag) of H302108850. The # on the driver side front of the head is 1408875 if that helps. Other info on the fender tag is Body 300, Paint MP4, and Trim 152. The car is a 2 door post, pink and white


I suspect the VIN is M302 108850, as the 1959 VIN started with "M", which was enginering department talk for 1959 model year.

You cannot tell by the VIN what engine is in the car, but the VIN decodes as :
M - 1959
3 - Dodge
0 - Coronet 6
2 - Hamtramck, MI plant
108850 - 8,850th Coronet 6 off the line.

The Coronet 6 came with a 230-cid flathead six. No 1959 Chrysler Corporation car came with a hemi, with the exception of the 1959 Crown Imperial Ghia limous which were actually leftover 1958 CIG limous. The last Dodge hemi was 1957.

Body - 300 : For Dodge, Coronet 6, 2-door

As for the engine, it is a V8 engine, the engine number should be at the front of the block, left side, just below the head. That would help determin just what engine is in the car. It is is a six, it is on the left side of the block, at the front, just below the head.

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casey001
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hemi in a 59 Dodge Coronet

Postby casey001 » Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:59 pm

The # on the front of block, just above the water pump is 5354, anyone know what hemi that is?

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Re: hemi in a 59 Dodge Coronet

Postby Chrycoman » Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:58 am

casey001 wrote:The # on the front of block, just above the water pump is 5354, anyone know what hemi that is?


Are these numbers stamped into the blco and are there any other letters/numbers either before the "5354" or above it?

If the numbers are stamped into the block, "5354" appears to the sequential production number that started at 1001 every year back then, but the alpha/numeric prefix is needed to identify which engine it tis.

If the numbers are raised (ie, cast) do not know what they mean as it is too short for either a casting number or parts number.

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Dodge Code Numbers

Postby Don Nicklason » Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:54 pm

Like 41Hemi wrote, there is an oblong flat machine surface just in front of the cam. valley cover. Numbers are stamped not cast or raised.
If it is a Dodge, you will find the first beginining-- D44- it is a 1953. if D50A- it is a 1954. Both 241 CI -- If D553- it is a 1955 270 CI. -- If D500 it is a 1956 315 CI. -- If KD500- it is a 1957 325 CI.
Desoto 1952 to 1957 S17, S16, S19, S21, S22, S23, S24, S25, S26
There are 22 different code #s for Chrysler 1951 thru 1958
The Hot Set Up one is the 392 CI with 58C, 58N, 58N3
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