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    Are rebuild parts still available for 1951 331 hemi's?

    I found an old car today with one still in it complete down to the belts.
    figured it would be worth picking up if I can find parts.

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    Try hothemiheads.com they have alot of early hemi stuff. Richy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    Are rebuild parts still available for 1951 331 hemi's?

    I found an old car today with one still in it complete down to the belts.
    figured it would be worth picking up if I can find parts.
    It's worth more to the nostalgia guys than it is to you. If you can get it cheap pic it up and resell.
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    Neat little motors, emphasis on little. Due to the small size, and heavy weight, the power to weight ratio makes them a poor choice, unless you add a blower to it, then you can start realizing benefit. There are alot of parts available for them due to their history and nostalgia.
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    If it's a 1951, then it's a Chrysler (not a Dodge, Plymouth, or De Soto). They have the cast-in belhousing on the back of the block (1951-1953). Save that engine for the sake of hot rod history if you can, even if you flip it to an enthusiast that is more into it than you might be.

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    Iron heads are hard to come by, the fuel guys wasted most of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LakesOnly View Post
    If it's a 1951, then it's a Chrysler (not a Dodge, Plymouth, or De Soto). They have the cast-in belhousing on the back of the block (1951-1953). Save that engine for the sake of hot rod history if you can, even if you flip it to an enthusiast that is more into it than you might be.

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    yes its a chrysler, it's still in a new yorker and the data plate shows 51.

    looks like it's 331 CI 180HP.

    its parked next to this 1949 Chevy "El Camino" lol

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    Alot of the old timers believed the 331 was the best head of the series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Factory1 View Post
    Alot of the old timers believed the 331 was the best head of the series.
    The 1954-1955 331 heads are the popular ones; the 1951-1953 331 heads have smaller valves and different ports, etc.

    The cast-in bellhousing in the early 331 block limits the applications and those that would be interested. It's a neat engine; it's not the same animal (hp potential-wise) as the 354's and 392's that came soon afterwards (1956-up). By the way, the block in the above picture is drilled to accept both the poly-angle and/or the hemi heads.

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    One did pretty good in this years Engine Masters Competition:

    http://www.popularhotrodding.com/eng...am/index1.html



    Nice looking engine, but still only 336 inches so at 1.5 hp per cu. in it would be 504 HP but they do weigh a ton. This engine finished 3rd in the competition.

    What would you put the engine in ?

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    Check with Egge's. www.egge.com they have all the hard to find stuff.
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    I have a block or 2 and a pair of heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    One did pretty good in this years Engine Masters Competition:

    http://www.popularhotrodding.com/eng...am/index1.html



    Nice looking engine, but still only 336 inches so at 1.5 hp per cu. in it would be 504 HP but they do weigh a ton. This engine finished 3rd in the competition.

    What would you put the engine in ?

    S CP

    Good looking oil pan on that engine!!!

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    Try Hot heads, we (Stefs) does a ton of work for them, good guys also. If you can't find the number I will get it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstraub View Post
    Good looking oil pan on that engine!!!

    Paul,
    Try Hot heads, we (Stefs) does a ton of work for them, good guys also. If you can't find the number I will get it for you.
    I figured I better try and get it before it got crushed or something.
    not sure I would ever use it. but was kind of surprised when I opened the hood and realized it was a hemi.

    I'm waiting for the Rancher to return my call.
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