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Jamesdiaz31
1956 330 hemi conversion


Hey guys. I’m wondering if you can help. I’m looking at converting my 330 hemi 12 volt generator motor to an alternator. Can anyone tell me what model alternator to use and where to get/mount the bracket?

Second problem is the power-steering pump runs off the back of the generator. So once that’s gone, what power steering pump and bracket can be used? Thanks hemi fans!
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moparruss
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Re: 1956 330 hemi conversion
on: Wed 06 of May, 2020 [20:37 UTC] score: 0.00
James,
I have done exactly what you're looking for on my 341 Desoto. I made a custom mount for a GM one wire alternator that mounts on the original timing chain cover. I also made a custom mount for mounting a GM Saginaw PS pump below the alternator. I can't figure out how to post pictures here so if you send me your email address I will sent you some pictures

moparruss@att.net

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lstreets
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1955 Chrysler 331 Work Needed
on: Tue 05 of May, 2020 [23:05 UTC] score: 0.00
> Hi, I'm new to the forum so bare with me. I have a 1950 Plymouth business coupe and I just built a '55 Chrysler 331 and put in it. It was a task, but its there and running. But, I need some help. My buddy who helped me build this engine with all Hot Head parts, were Chevy guys etc and built several chevy, ford motors. But after I got this 50 Plymouth from a good friend 6 six years ago, who helped me with fabrication, body work etc I wanted his 55 hemi, which he would not sell me. He had 2 of them, so I thought this purchase was a shoe in. But no. 2 years ago he died suddenly. Of course his wife knew I wanted that engine, so she asked and I bought it. So, here I am. I need help from someone who knows these engines. I live close to Lima, Ohio and there just isn't anyone around here to help. I want someone who can fix some issues I have with it.

Does anyone know of a great mechanic in my state that can help? I'll pay for this person who you here in the forum might suggest. As I mentioned here, all parts were purchased from Hot Heads and they suggested I post this question on your forum.

Thank you. My email is lstreets@bright.net

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George
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Re: 1955 Chrysler 331 Work Needed
on: Wed 06 of May, 2020 [00:08 UTC] score: 0.00
> > Hi, I'm new to the forum so bare with me. I have a 1950 Plymouth business coupe and I just built a '55 Chrysler 331 and put in it. It was a task, but its there and running. But, I need some help. My buddy who helped me build this engine with all Hot Head parts, were Chevy guys etc and built several chevy, ford motors. But after I got this 50 Plymouth from a good friend 6 six years ago, who helped me with fabrication, body work etc I wanted his 55 hemi, which he would not sell me. He had 2 of them, so I thought this purchase was a shoe in. But no. 2 years ago he died suddenly. Of course his wife knew I wanted that engine, so she asked and I bought it. So, here I am. I need help from someone who knows these engines. I live close to Lima, Ohio and there just isn't anyone around here to help. I want someone who can fix some issues I have with it.
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> Does anyone know of a great mechanic in my state that can help? I'll pay for this person who you here in the forum might suggest. As I mentioned here, all parts were purchased from Hot Heads and they suggested I post this question on your forum.
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> Thank you. My email is lstreets@bright.net

Go to https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/forums/the-hokey-ass-message-board.5/page-2 then put "Hemi Tech Index" in search. One part of it has refrences on shops. Lots of reading to give you knowledge of your engine there.
The Forum is called the HAMB. You could start a Thread about your engine & specific problems there (Not in the Tech Index).

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lstreets
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Re: Re: 1955 Chrysler 331 Work Needed
on: Sat 09 of May, 2020 [21:21 UTC] score: 0.00
> > > Hi, I'm new to the forum so bare with me. I have a 1950 Plymouth business coupe and I just built a '55 Chrysler 331 and put in it. It was a task, but its there and running. But, I need some help. My buddy who helped me build this engine with all Hot Head parts, were Chevy guys etc and built several chevy, ford motors. But after I got this 50 Plymouth from a good friend 6 six years ago, who helped me with fabrication, body work etc I wanted his 55 hemi, which he would not sell me. He had 2 of them, so I thought this purchase was a shoe in. But no. 2 years ago he died suddenly. Of course his wife knew I wanted that engine, so she asked and I bought it. So, here I am. I need help from someone who knows these engines. I live close to Lima, Ohio and there just isn't anyone around here to help. I want someone who can fix some issues I have with it.
> >
> > Does anyone know of a great mechanic in my state that can help? I'll pay for this person who you here in the forum might suggest. As I mentioned here, all parts were purchased from Hot Heads and they suggested I post this question on your forum.
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> > Thank you. My email is lstreets@bright.net
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> Go to https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/forums/the-hokey-ass-message-board.5/page-2 then put "Hemi Tech Index" in search. One part of it has refrences on shops. Lots of reading to give you knowledge of your engine there.
> The Forum is called the HAMB. You could start a Thread about your engine & specific problems there (Not in the Tech Index).

Thank you very much George. I will do that!

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George
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Re: 1956 330 hemi conversion
on: Thu 13 of Jun, 2019 [20:22 UTC] score: 0.00
On my current car with OEM W/P the brackets were fabricated to bolt up to the upper left arm of the W/P with a fabbed bracket to hold the adjusting bracket that mounts on top of the W/P.

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George
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Re: 1956 330 hemi conversion
on: Thu 13 of Jun, 2019 [19:59 UTC] score: 0.00
I've used Chr 331s, not DeSotos, but they should be fairly similar. On a '48 Plym I used to have, with the long BB Chevy W/P, I moved the alt bracket forward by drilling a new hole in it and running a piece of plate back to the rear mount hole on the intake. That allowed the Alt pulley to line up with the crank, W/P, and P/S ones. Car had an early 70s Chevelle/Cutlass front clip to I used the HH P/S brackets & the GM P/S pump that was there from the pulled Olds 454.

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George
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Re: 1956 330 hemi conversion
on: Wed 12 of Jun, 2019 [19:32 UTC] score: 0.00
HH sells brackets for both, or have someone fabricate part or all on them. A wiring guy can wire up what ever alt. you get, but the GM 1 wire is popular.

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Jamesdiaz31
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Re: Re: 1956 330 hemi conversion
on: Wed 12 of Jun, 2019 [20:52 UTC] score: 0.00
> HH sells brackets for both, or have someone fabricate part or all on them. A wiring guy can wire up what ever alt. you get, but the GM 1 wire is popular.

Thanks George. HH only sells brackets for alternator and a/c if you convert the entire front end of your engine. And that still won’t solve the power steering pump issue. I’m hoping someone has mounted a power steering pump that isn’t factory on a 330? To make a custom bracket, the guys I’ve talked to have asked for the motor to be shipped to them.


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