Early Hemi Identification

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racecop53
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Early Hemi Identification

Post by racecop53 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:07 am

I have an early hemi that I am having difficulty identifying. I think it is a 1955 270 but not sure. I have searched sites and the block number has not been found. Another person thinks it is a 1955 Dodge 331 or 354. The number on the front of the block is VT350-3150. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

DavidBraley
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Re: Early Hemi Identification

Post by DavidBraley » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:44 am

Well, according to Leo's book, the VT350 shows as a 331. But it could possibly be a poly, or a hemi, and the year I'm not sure of. Post some pictures so we can get a better look at it.
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DHEMI
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Re: Early Hemi Identification

Post by DHEMI » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:57 pm

1 picture worth a thousand words.

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Re: Early Hemi Identification

Post by George » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:22 pm

Dodge block Hemis & Polys were used in smaller trucks, but as far as I know only Chrysler Truck version hemis were used in big trucks, not Chr Polys.

racecop53
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Re: Early Hemi Identification

Post by racecop53 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:52 am

I will grab some pics of it and the numbers I have located on it and post them. I appreciate the help, thanks! Terry

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