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hemirunner1
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392 marine applications?

Post by hemirunner1 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:45 pm

Hello

Were 392 Hemi's used in marine applications?

Thank you.

mart
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Re: 392 marine applications?

Post by mart » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:32 am

hemirunner1 wrote:Hello

Were 392 Hemi's used in marine applications?

Thank you.
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Nope, not from Chrysler, anyway.
The Chrysler Marine division in the
1950's only ever offered marine
hemis in 3 sizes - a comparitively
rare 270 Chrysler Marine hemi based
on the low-deck 270 Dodge block and
331 and 354s Chrysler marine hemis.
By the way the codes for marine Hemis
are as follows - an "M44" is the 270
Dodge-based engine, an "M45" is a 331
Chrysler and an M55 is a "354". If the
code ends in a letter "S", that indicates
the engine is standard rotation and a
letter "R" indicates reverse rotation.

Regarding 392's - the 392 was *only
ever used* in '57 and '58 Chrysler and
Imperial passengers cars. Regardless
of the misinformation, old wives tales
and outright B.S that constantly shows
up on the net and in various ebay and
craigslist listings, etc., etc., Chryrsler
*never* made a hemi '392 truck', '392
industrial', or a '392 marine' engine.

mart
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hemirunner1
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Re: 392 marine applications?

Post by hemirunner1 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:51 pm

mart wrote:
hemirunner1 wrote:Hello

Were 392 Hemi's used in marine applications?

Thank you.
-----------------------
Nope, not from Chrysler, anyway.
The Chrysler Marine division in the
1950's only ever offered marine
hemis in 3 sizes - a comparitively
rare 270 Chrysler Marine hemi based
on the low-deck 270 Dodge block and
331 and 354s Chrysler marine hemis.
By the way the codes for marine Hemis
are as follows - an "M44" is the 270
Dodge-based engine, an "M45" is a 331
Chrysler and an M55 is a "354". If the
code ends in a letter "S", that indicates
the engine is standard rotation and a
letter "R" indicates reverse rotation.

Regarding 392's - the 392 was *only
ever used* in '57 and '58 Chrysler and
Imperial passengers cars. Regardless
of the misinformation, old wives tales
and outright B.S that constantly shows
up on the net and in various ebay and
craigslist listings, etc., etc., Chryrsler
*never* made a hemi '392 truck', '392
industrial', or a '392 marine' engine.

mart
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Thank you Very much for your help. My dad didn't think that there. And he was correct.

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