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Old 08-12-2012, 08:49 PM
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The 300B option for the 354 Chrysler developed 355 HP in 1956.

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The 300B option for the 354 Chrysler developed 355 HP in 1956.

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That's right John!!

My Father worked at the Chrysler test track in the 40s and 50s after the war before Desoto folded and was mad until he passed away a few years ago about Chevy being the first! All I had to do was mention 283 283 Hp and he was off like a rocket about the 354 in the 300!!!! He loved Chrysler during its hay day.

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You want to see a cool Chrysler hemi? How about this hemi powered air raid siren off the Oakland hills here in the SF bay area. This was at the "Dream Machines" show in Half Moon bay, you never know what you will see there!

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You want to see a cool Chrysler hemi? How about this hemi powered air raid siren off the Oakland hills here in the SF bay area. This was at the "Dream Machines" show in Half Moon bay, you never know what you will see there!

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Is that the siren that holds the title loudest in history? built by Chrysler & powered by hemi ?

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I was there with Brian, Cboy and Powerrodsmike at that show. If it isn't the loudest I can not imagine what could be louder. Protection was a must.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:27 AM
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This is probably too easy but what is the easiest way to spot a Muncie 4 speed built before 1969 without reading any numbers?

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OMG I knew that at one time John, but can't remember. It's something like the tailshaft houseing is cast iron instead of aluminum or something like that.

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Well, I am glad it at least provoked some thought. That is not it though. I stumbled across it a few days ago. I was afraid you all would laugh at me because it was too easy.

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If Im Right? Heres a question!


In 1957 The 283 was said to be the first engine rated at 1 H.P. per cubic inch! But one year earlier in 1956 there was another engine rated at 1 H.P. per C.I. Any one know what that engine was?


This picture is really cool!!

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Great picture. I've always wondered what Mom did before she became a Brain Surgeon.
To answer the question that engine would be a 1956 Chrysler FirePower Hemi. 354 ci at 355 hp. Duel four bbls. It had to make that much hp. It weighed 737lbs! It was the souped up job that Chrysler developed for their Pan Am racers.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:33 PM
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This is probably too easy but what is the easiest way to spot a Muncie 4 speed built before 1969 without reading any numbers?

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The early 4 speeds had the shift arms held on with nuts on studs and on the later Muncie trans the shift arms were held on with bolts.
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You got it BoothBoy. I did not know that until I stumbled on it a few days ago. The floor is yours Sir.

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In the sixties Ford had two styles of tri-power intake manifolds. What were they and why two styles?
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Being I didn't know the answer I did some googling and still can't find a thing on this.

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Well it's been over 24 hours no more guessers? Come on some of you guys run fords don't you?
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In the sixties Ford had two styles of tri-power intake manifolds. What were they and why two styles?
(shooting from the hip here..)

One for FE engines and the other for MEL engines..???
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