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    Hi,
    When i bought this car they told me it has a 500 crate engine, now a few years later i took it out to do some work on it and looking at the ##
    Can anyone tell me what kind of engine it is decoding the ##
    Thanks!!
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    Thanks, the for the post but is it hemi or not..
    I think its a wedge motor but im not an expert.. ofcourse i hope its a hemi.
    Lol
     
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    That casting # is indeed for a 426 Hemi. It might be .020" over already in the bores "A" and a ,010" under crank "B". There is also an X, which is oversize valve guides. The valve covers tell the story. Looks like the exhaust was leaking at the flange.
     
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    It may be a hemi block, but it's sure got wedge heads on it now.
     
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      It has no hemi heads on it, i added a picture.
      And yes the exhaust was leaking and a lot more also lol so thats why i took it out and going to fix that. Also need a new clutch.
      But now.. does it matter when im going to order parts, like fuelpump oilpump gaskets ect.. if its a hemi or a wedge?

      Thanks!!

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      Pull a valve cover, and see if all the head bolts are there. Hemis and wedges use a different head bolt pattern, the top row of bolts are way different (toward the intake). The "m" in your casting number means it is a later casting, after the original run of bigblocks was over, and it MAY have both patterns, I don't know.
      Gaskets below the head gaskets, there should be no changes, fuel pump, oil pump, pan gasket,etc. Head gaskets up, you had better know what you have.
       
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      Would be interesting to see the casting number of the heads below the rocker shaft. Don't remember any blocks cast with dual head bolt patterns.
       
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      The old MP block castings could be used for either, but they were machined for either a hemi or wedge, not both at the same time. You have the wedge version.
       
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        That looks like the right answer to me.
         
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        Buddy of mine says it's a siamese mega block.:thumbsup:
        This car is from a friend of mine who is also the thread starter.
        This Charger ran awesome and it will run awesome again when it\s all cleaned up and back in the car again.
         
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        There is that funny screen name again....
         
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        Yes i am aware of this. Thanks for highjacking this thread too. :luvplace:
        Please stay ontopic for once.:blah:
        I like posting on Mopar sites like the dc forum and here. I like a good laugh every once in a while like you but dude come on.:praying:
         
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          Hey guys,
          Thanks now i know what i have!! No hemi but stil a great engine and fun to drive, it did run great before i took it out but just need some freshing up.
          Have a great weekend!!
           
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