ID on Chrysler Hemi

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sean275
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ID on Chrysler Hemi

Post by sean275 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:57 pm

Can anyone help me i d this Hemi and give range in which the block would sell for. Serial number from the top of the block 155547s-1
or it may be 1555475-1.
also had MV above that number and 19 - 1 - 11 under that number. Is this a 392 or 426???

Thanks in advance.

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heminow
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Post by heminow » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:28 pm

I don't know anything about the numbers you gave but you can always tell the diference between 392's and 426's ......392-the distributer is in the back of the block like a small block and the 426 is in the front of the block like all big blocks...383,400,426 wedge,and the 440...hope that helps a little.

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Post by George » Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:41 am

426 dist. is in the front, early Hemis they are in the rear. If rear dist., there is a pad in front of valley pan that should have a code stamped in it.

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Post by Bailiesdad » Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:04 pm

George wrote:426 dist. is in the front, early Hemis they are in the rear. If rear dist., there is a pad in front of valley pan that should have a code stamped in it.
Darn, my blown 392 does not have a distributor in the rear, my injected 354 does not have a dist in the rear, and my carbbed KB 580 does not have a dist in the front.

Are Magnetos the same? :D

sean275
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Post by sean275 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:31 pm

Next to the distributer Cap there was a code that looked like this:

D P
C D

speedicusmaximus
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Post by speedicusmaximus » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:38 am

Hi,
The "DPCD" isn't that relevent to decoding, other than it stood for "Dodge, Plymouth, Chrysler, De Soto", and was frequently found on items cast by/for MoPar.
I'll check out the numbers and get back to you.
Mike
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Post by speedicusmaximus » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:15 am

Hi,
Are there any other numbers on the block ? The numbers you listed earlier don't tie up with any reference material I have. Try the Hot Heads hemi website. See if there's anything on that site.
Mike
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sean275
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Post by sean275 » Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:18 pm

thanks for the replies, I still cant locate number on it. I will have another go tomorrow.

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