Please help decode my 330 Desoto

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heidenreich
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Please help decode my 330 Desoto

Post by heidenreich » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:51 pm

Hi all, wondering if someone can help decode our Desoto Hemi. The block is casting number 1636629 which I have found to be a 1956 Desoto 330. The casting number on this block is on the back side of the block behind the transmission. From what I've read on casting number locations, this is not the spot where they are usually found. Is this correct? And how do we tell if it is a "firedome" or a "fireflite"?? Thanks for the help. Jeff

George
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Re: Please help decode my 330 Desoto

Post by George » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:28 am

Casting # is where it belongs. As fars as 2 or 4 bl, there should be a use code on the flat in front of the valley cover.

heidenreich
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Re: Please help decode my 330 Desoto

Post by heidenreich » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:04 pm

Thansk George, Is the only diff from the firedome and the fireflite the carb size?

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Re: Please help decode my 330 Desoto

Post by George » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:54 am

heidenreich wrote:Thansk George, Is the only diff from the firedome and the fireflite the carb size?
The intake for one is expensive & cheap for the other! :D

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