Originally Posted by 56dodge
hey guys, so I ust got back from a visit to a guys shop were he had a 1970 ebody challenger. and a "hemi" engine along with the trans pulled out of the car. I purchased the engine along with the trans and radiator. my question is how would i go about making sure this is a "hemi"
thanks in advance
You mean besides the 5-figure price tag?
There are early and late Hemi engines. The early range in size from 241(?) to 392. The later 426 would have been the engine that could have come in a Challenger. But there's no way someone would sell just the engine (if an original) from an E-body, IMHO.
The later 426 Hemi had distributor in front, among other things, but they ALL have the iconic valve covers w/spark plug holes through them.