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Old 07-01-2020, 01:56 PM
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Ok Hemi gurus.
I spotted a supposed 241 Hemi that the owner claims is from a 1955 DeSoto.
My info shows that they stopped making the 241 in 1954.
And it was Dodge that had them, not DeSoto's.
Any body know what the real story is?
I would appreciate any help.
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Old 07-01-2020, 04:57 PM
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The 241 was the smallest of the Dodge Red Rams. Desoto didn't have a 241 hemi.
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:10 PM
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All I know is that they are purdy in any size.
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:15 PM
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Would look really nice in a chopped section custom
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:45 PM
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The 241 was the smallest of the Dodge Red Rams. Desoto didn't have a 241 hemi.
That's what I know as well, bruno . I messaged the seller some questions but have yet to hear back.
My understanding is that the unmarked valve covers were used in trucks with Hemi's
So if those are original to the engine it was from a truck.

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Would look really nice in a chopped section custom
Ah to dream......
Yes indeed to you both. Only wants $4000 for it. Claims total rebuild with all the documents to prove it.
Never been run.
If it's all true even at that price it would be cheaper then finding one and rebuilding it.
I just got a message back and he's got it listed for someone and he gave me their number. He also told me who did the work and it's a pretty well regarded shop in my area.
Better go buy a lottery ticket.
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:56 PM
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If ya build it stock you'll be OK but, if the cam is bad or expect to get a performance cam for it then that's a different story.
This is a 270 Dodge Hemi and we couldn't get a cam for this without having the original reground and waiting 6 months
The expense of building it was more than my 392
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:46 PM
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This one appears to be a stock rebuild with the addition of a 4 barrel
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I may call the builder tomorrow. But I donít like to be a tire kicker . 😳
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I'd just get Hemi valve covers and put them on a junkyard 318. Save $3,800.
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Old 07-01-2020, 09:33 PM
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I'd just get Hemi valve covers and put them on a junkyard 318. Save $3,800.
Lol. Sounds like a winner to me, bob 😎
Since Iím going to be using a g body platform I suspect it will end up with a SBC in it. I will dress the engine appropriately though😎
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:49 PM
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Lol. Sounds like a winner to me, bob 😎
Since Iím going to be using a g body platform I suspect it will end up with a SBC in it. I will dress the engine appropriately though😎
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The thought of using old hemi valve covers on a SBC has crossed my mind a time or two. i think an adapter plate would work to mount the fake covers over the stock ones, but then the headers would look strange. The $200+ price tag is enough to keep me honest, though.
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