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wild78
57 Dodge Pickup


I'm looking at 57 Dodge D100 pickup with a I think a 315?? with a 4 speed.

Which of the hemis would fit in the engine bay?? Would this bellhousing and 4 speed hookup to a hemi?

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hemiorange
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Re: 57 Dodge Pickup
on: Wed 09 of Dec, 2009 [17:32 UTC] score: 0.00
I once put a 354 truck motor in a '57 D100. I used a truck motor with the truck 5 speed (don't ask). I used the truck motor front motor mount on the stock truck frame mount pad (perhaps wider hole spacing). The rear mount had to be moved back and the trans mounting holes moved out. I did not cut or bend any fenders. I had to move the steering box away from the frame about an inch to clear the rocker cover but that may not be necessary for a 325. I think I used the big truck rad but it was a bolt in job. I think if you have a stock engine in your 57 it will be a 313 and I don't think it will convert to a hemi but sometimes engines were different between Canada and the US in those years. If I was doing that swap today I would put the 57 body on a pre 94 frame or else put a Volaire clip in the front of the 57 frame, either way the object is to get an independent from suspension.

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bobcall
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on: Wed 18 of Nov, 2009 [00:45 UTC] score: 0.00
I'm not sure about pickups, but the larger trucks were also fitted with the Chrysler 331 and 354 hemis. I believe most Dodge engines used the front engine mount that was also used on Chrysler truck and insustrial engines. So, with the right engine mount a Chrysley may bolt in to the pickup frame. If not the DeSoto or Chrysler will require welding motor mount brackets to the frame. Look at the motor mount kit that Hot Heads sells.

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ron37
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on: Tue 17 of Nov, 2009 [17:43 UTC] score: 0.00
I would think, if it is a 315 poly, just make it a hemi. All you need is pistons, heads, etc. It will move it fine. A 354 or 392 would have more beans. The old cast iron bell housing weighs about 87 pounds. a later model small block aluminum weighs about 17 pounds. With that you have to use an adapter on the bellhousing and crankshaft. There you have to think about, if dropping 70 pounds is worth the extra money.

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George
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on: Tue 17 of Nov, 2009 [15:07 UTC] score: 0.00
> I'm looking at 57 Dodge D100 pickup with a I think a 315?? with a 4 speed.
>
> Which of the hemis would fit in the engine bay?? Would this bellhousing and 4 speed hookup to a hemi?
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> Thanks
Most obvious answer is any Dodge Hemi, beyond that depends on room or if you don't mind cutting inner fenders. Any Dodge, DeSoto or short tail Chr hemi will bolt up to the tranny.

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wild78
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Re: Re: 57 Dodge Pickup
on: Tue 17 of Nov, 2009 [23:41 UTC] score: 0.00
> > I'm looking at 57 Dodge D100 pickup with a I think a 315?? with a 4 speed.
> >
> > Which of the hemis would fit in the engine bay?? Would this bellhousing and 4 speed hookup to a hemi?
> >
> > Thanks
> Most obvious answer is any Dodge Hemi, beyond that depends on room or if you don't mind cutting inner fenders. Any Dodge, DeSoto or short tail Chr hemi will bolt up to the tranny.

Please excuse my ignorance - the only hemi I've had is a 69 Hemi SuperBee - I'm still quite a rookie with the older hemi's. So if I get a 341 Desota Hemi it will fit in the engine bay without cutting and the bellhousing and trans will bolt up?


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