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From: Jim Helm
Remote Name: 126.96.36.199
Date: December 21, 2003
No, the Desoto and Dodge 383 engines for 1959 were all "B" series only. Chrysler/Imperial had a 383 and a 413 in 1959 that were different, perhaps "RB" series--I am not real familiar with them, even though I have had a few. So your car should have a "B" series unless someone changed it out with a Chrysler engine. I do know that the intake manifolds will not interchange between a "B" and "RB engines.