number question

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iceboxdan
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number question

Postby iceboxdan » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:47 pm

i have a chance to get this engine . but it is a long drive and i am not sure what it is and if it is worth the money he said it is a 331 . can anyone i d this # for me VT448-1035
thanks dan

BlueDjinn
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Re: number question

Postby BlueDjinn » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:51 am

VT- 448 is 1956 Dodge Truck. 331 cubic inch early Hemi.

George
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Re: number question

Postby George » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:13 am

might want to ask if it's a long or short tail block. "Isit worth it" How much is he asking & the block will be a factor in the answer.

iceboxdan
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Re: number question

Postby iceboxdan » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:21 pm

here is a pic of the engine . is there any thing i would i have to do to the engine to put it into a rat rod ?Image

George
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Re: number question

Postby George » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:38 pm

If it runs with good comp & doesn't smoke, you might run as is. If you have to rebuild....54/5 or 6 car heads are better than the truck heads. The truck heads have fat valve stems. Those can be replaced with car valves. Some truck heads have the square under carb passage & can use any intake. if tall & narrow you have to use Hot Heads intake or weld up the part that is above the car intake. Replace draft tube with PCV system.If you keep truck heads you'll need a '54 wet 4 bl intake or drill a dry intake for remote thermostat.

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Re: number question

Postby Sparky-2210 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:04 am

I think that yesterday I looked a pair of these heads that were on ebay -- the head casting number was 1632159-1 they sure looked just like these! and the description of the heat risers fit

George
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Re: number question

Postby George » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:03 pm

Sparky-2210 wrote:I think that yesterday I looked a pair of these heads that were on ebay -- the head casting number was 1632159-1 they sure looked just like these! and the description of the heat risers fit

yeah, that number is the '54-55 truck heads. As I mentioned elsewhere they won't fit your Desoto(unless you have a Chrysler hemi your holding out on telling us about!).

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Re: number question

Postby DHEMI » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:40 pm

No DeSoto plctured or mentioned in this post.


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