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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scootermcrad, Jul 17, 2006.
Should be a '55 270
Looking at this I think it's a 51-54 331. Do the numbers on the top of the bell do me any good in narrowing it down?
Also, researching current value for a friend. I turned it over by hand so it's not stuck, but no other real info on it's condition.
Thanks fellas- Greg
See here: http://www.qualityengineeredcomponents.com/?page_id=238
Depending on the buyer/seller, the 51-53 331 has limited demand due to the block and transmission adapter availability.
Thanks 73RR - As I was rolling through the threads I noticed you seemed to be one that I hoped would reply. Would you mind throwing out a ballpark value? Thanks again--
Looks like I see a couple for sale in the 5-600 range
Value is a 'perceived' thing and varies greatly between locations. You might realize the $5-600 number if you clean up the outside (make it easy to look at) and have it on some sort of stand so it sits upright. With that, take it to the swap meet in Monroe and talk to everyone that stops to look.
I think there is a phrase for that.
Got it. 5 hundred on a sunny day with Lots of potential customers. I'll let him know it's not the prize he thought it would be. Thanks again
Hey guys need help ID this engine too. Been looking at all the charts posted and doesn't seem to find a perfect match. I'm in Canada so the numbers might be different maybe!? I'm pretty sure the block is a 331 because it is an extended/integrated bellhousing. The valve covers read Chrysler FirePower
Punched number in the front read: C56-2-1753C
And casting at the rear on top of the extended bellhousing read:1323329-2
And here's a pic of all I got when I picked it up(a bit blurry).
Thanks in advance.
It is a medium duty truck block. Very few long tail 331 were found in trucks by the way. The C56 may be a little confusing but the block casting number says 51-53 331.
Cool thanks for the quick response! Very appreciated! Found it weird when the guy sold it to me said it was a car motor but had this manual transmission. But he also listed it as 392,oh well got it for cheap and the guy later said it wasn't his and wasn't sure of the provenance.
C56-2 is a '53 NYer deluxe.
I don't know that this will help anyone but I have a pair of '57 Chrysler 392 hemi heads that are numbered
The numbers are found right in the middle of the head between the spark plug tubes.
Humm confused now...any other info guys!?
What kind of a manual transmission just out of curiosity, maybe you got one of them Chrysler 300 engines. how cool would that be.
...C56 is the 'model' code for the '53 NYer but the engine code is C53.....
I can't figure out how to post a scanned doc from my library otherwise I would.... happy to send it out as an email to anyone...
True, but I don't see C56 as an engine code either....
I have no clue, no expert on Chrysler trans. You kinda see it at the bottom of the picture. It's all I got right now, everything is at my folks there's no place for all these toys when you live downtown. I can get more pics if needed.
I would definitely like a email copy if you can PM me.
I have an Industrial 331 & I need to know what year it is because of the gaskets. The number on the I.D. Tag is IND-56 266 9180 It does Not have the extended bellhousing. Is there a casting number that will tell the year?
IND-56 is a 1955 style 331(like the pass car).
I believe it would depend on the year it was produced. I have seen different styles of IND-56 engines. Biggest concern I would have is which head dowel pin style used (i.e. 55&earlier or 56&later).
What are the head casting numbers?
...dowels are easy to change. But yes, casting number will shed additional light.
I agree they are easy to change.
However if one is just looking for the right gasket set, then they really need to know the year. We both know 54, 55, and 56-58 all use different gasket sets.
Looks to me like Chrysler's early 3 speed manual trans.
Bottom line: 2 shift levers on a trans typically is a 3 speed. It takes 3 shift levers to make a 4 speed work.
Alright- I'm calling on the Hemi gods with this one...I picked up a hemi this weekend and was told it was a 354 but the only numbers I have been able to find on it are the castings on the passenger side of the block next to the head (1551629-2 K294) and the numbers stamped in the front of the valley on the machined surface (OK 189382). Neither of them seems to correlate to anything, that I have been able to figure out- trying to get the parts list moving along and this is being a bit more evasive than I was hoping lol.
Thanks in advance!!!
I will suggest keeping your requests all on one thread...less confusing that way.
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