help with poly i.d.

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timshemi
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help with poly i.d.

Post by timshemi » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:44 pm

hi my name is tim. i just found this place and its great. a wealth of info. i hope some one here can help me. i receintly bought a pile of hemi and poly engines. i have be able to i.d. all except one. the casting number is 1739429-3, which i believe is a 1957 325 poly. however the serial number is a little weird. it is wer 632. i have search every book i have and every web site and i can not find out what "wer" means. also didnt every engine begin with 1001 as a production number. this is only 632. i have pics of this but im not sure how to up load here. any info is appreciated. thanks.
Tim

George
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Re: help with poly i.d.

Post by George » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:43 pm

Casting # could be hemi or poly. The WE prefix was used on Chrysler Polys, not Dodge Polys.

timshemi
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Re: help with poly i.d.

Post by timshemi » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:08 pm

thanks for the info, but this is definatly a dodge block, crank, and rods.

George
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Re: help with poly i.d.

Post by George » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:19 am

timshemi wrote:thanks for the info, but this is definatly a dodge block, crank, and rods.
Guess i left out...the casting # is a Dodge block. All block codes with WE that I've seen are Chrysler Polys. Lists probably are incomplete. On another Forum a guy posted a Chrysler with a code that starts with Z, another mystery.

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Re: help with poly i.d.

Post by timshemi » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:22 am

thanks for the help. its funny, these engines have been around for nearly 60 years, there are still mysteries with them.
tim

johnny5
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Re: help with poly i.d.

Post by johnny5 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:17 pm

if the valve covers have 2 bolts it's a dodge. if they have 3 it's a chrysler.

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Re: help with poly i.d.

Post by mart » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:04 pm

George wrote:
timshemi wrote: On another
Forum a guy posted a Chrysler with a code that
starts with Z, another mystery.
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I've run into a few of those "Z-code" hemis before,
The Z-coded engines seem to have been used
in Heavy-Duty - ie - 10 ton and up, Dodge and
Fargo trucks - mostly in dump truck and highway
tractor applications.

mart
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