What is this, a 429 Hemi?

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    Allpar website shows a picture of a Dodge Daytona of Charlie-Glotzbach with "429" cubic inch callouts. Weird?
     

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    Maybe they ran the Boss 429 Ford motor.
     
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    Maybe whoever painted the numerals didn't have a clue and 426 wound up as 429. Stranger things have happend I suppose.
     
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    Sign-writer was on loan from the National Dyslexics Association (DNA) that day :icon_rolleyes:
     
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    Maybe they stroked the 426 to a 429 - a huh.......
     
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    'Coupl'a opinions here LOL

    http://stockcar.racersreunion.com/forum/topics/chargin-charlies-429-ci-dodge

    and this claim........

    http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=3784.0

    I asked Charlie that in September. He said that with the 7 liter maximum displacement rule, 429 was the most CI you could get and stay under the limit. Ford had the 429, and Ray Nichels (Charlie's car owner) didn't want to be "outdone" by Ford, so he sometimes listed the displacement as 429 on his hood too. Most of the engine builders bored them out right up to the limit anyway, so they were 426 engines in name only.
     
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      Or that is just the way red necks write a six?
       
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