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Determing if engine is original for 1960-64 Mopars
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rexc
Posted 2023-11-14 8:57 AM (#632700)
Subject: Determing if engine is original for 1960-64 Mopars


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Fellow members,

Is there any way to tell whether a Chrysler product has it's originally installed engine? It appears in my 1960 Chrysler shop manual that there were model codes on the engine number that would help determine if the engine is correct, but does this apply to Plymouth and Dodge cars as well? My specific question concerns engines in 1964 Dodge cars and whether one can determine if a 413 engine is factory ordered/installed. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. Rex
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mstrug
Posted 2023-11-14 10:21 AM (#632702 - in reply to #632700)
Subject: Re: Determing if engine is original for 1960-64 Mopars



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https://www.forbbodiesonly.com/moparforum/threads/413-engine-codes.4...

https://www.forbbodiesonly.com/moparforum/threads/413-engine-id-ques...

https://www.forbbodiesonly.com/moparforum/threads/mopar-engine-casti...

https://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/a-guide-to-mopar-v8-cylinder-...

https://www.stockmopar.com/mopar-engine-casting-numbers.html


https://m.roadkillcustoms.com/mopar-engine-block-numbers/

https://www.facebook.com/graveyardcarz/videos/2860082550978953/

http://www.drivinithome.com/vin-1964-1965/
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frwl
Posted 2023-11-14 11:58 AM (#632705 - in reply to #632700)
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In some cases you may determine the engine by the data plate of your car;
The columns Q and R both shows the engine (depending of assembly plant where car was built);
Need to see the assembly plant (fourth VIN character, or first four positions of the VIN better)
So, the VIN and the data plate images would be helpful…
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frwl
Posted 2023-11-14 12:04 PM (#632706 - in reply to #632700)
Subject: RE: Determing if engine is original for 1960-64 Mopars


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For example:
This Dodge V8 (6) Polara (3) 2-Door Hardtop (2) – see BDY 632 in the lower row equipped with
375HP / Hemi V8 426CID with Single 4BBL Engine – see the “14” below “QR” columns…



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frwl
Posted 2023-11-14 12:07 PM (#632707 - in reply to #632706)
Subject: RE: Determing if engine is original for 1960-64 Mopars


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frwl - 2023-11-14 12:04 PM

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375HP / Hemi V8 426CID



Sorry: Wedge Engine, not Hemi
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Shep
Posted 2023-11-14 4:16 PM (#632709 - in reply to #632707)
Subject: Re: Determing if engine is original for 1960-64 Mopars



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Casting date is on the side of the engine block, that would be a starting point. 64 Dodges did not have an oe 413 engine.
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finsruskw
Posted 2023-11-14 6:30 PM (#632711 - in reply to #632700)
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{poist a picture of the stamping on tyhe boss just above the PS pump on the block.
1960 P
61 R
62 S
63 T
64 V T
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56D500boy
Posted 2023-11-14 7:10 PM (#632712 - in reply to #632709)
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Shep - 2023-11-14 1:16 PM 64 Dodges did not have an oe 413 engine.


Depends on which Dodge?




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rexc
Posted 2023-11-14 8:27 PM (#632713 - in reply to #632700)
Subject: Re: Determing if engine is original for 1960-64 Mopars


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This is very good to know. The engine stamping and this informtion are very helpful. Thanks so much to everyone ! Rex
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