Originally Posted by 39chevy
I have a chance to pick up a early hemi, approx 57.8.9 and my question is are the parts pretty much available even if I have to get new everything? Also is there a hemi I should stay away from? Also the cross member for motor mts what is the distance and are they all the same? Thanks Dana
The 'early' Hemi's last year was 1957, the 392 ci Chrysler Fire Power. They were made from the very early '50s, in sizes from 241 ci to the 392. Made by Chrysler, Dodge and DeSoto. Not all sizes were made by all the makes. Be sure of what it is you're looking at- these engines were used in commercial apps (pumps, generators, etc.) and some are better candidates for a hot rod than others.