Re: [FWDLK] Engine size for 1955 Belvedere
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Re: [FWDLK] Engine size for 1955 Belvedere



On American 1955 Plymouths, the change to the 259 (260) block came at engine
number P27-60201.

For Canadian 1955 Plymouths it was at P27-1489C (S/N 96,911,388) and Dodges
at D59-1499C (S/N 98,909,898).

For American 1956 Plymouths., engine numbers for the 277-cid engine :
P29-1001 to P29-40000
P29-80001 to P29-250000
P29-274001 to P28-329132

The American 1956 Plymouth 270-cid engine :
P29-40001 to P29-80000
P29-250001 to P29-274000

The American 1956 Fury 303-cid engine :
FP29-1001 & up

For Canadian 1956 Plymouths and Dodges, the 270-cid engine started at
P29-1001C  and  D61-1001C

The change to the 277-cid engine came at :
P29-6000C and  D61-6000C
Starting in 1956, Canadian Plymouth and Dodge engines were numbered
consecutively, with the make prefix added as needed.

Bill
Vancouver, BC



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill K." <pontiac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Bill Watson" <wwatson5@xxxxxxxxx>; <L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Engine size for 1955 Belvedere


> I remember the number on it is in the same place as a Chrysler 331/354,
top
> of block just ahead of the valley cover, but I don't remember which year
it
> came back to.
>
>
> I'm looking at the photo I took back then and it looks like P27-5xxx,
which
> would make it a '55 block and either a 241 or a 259 according to the book
I
> have.  This is the motor in the truck with the Dodge heads on it -
>
>
>
>
> My dumb question would be to find out if you could adapt a Borg-Warner T5
(5
> speed, 5th OD, used in S10, Camaro, Mustang, some Jeeps) behind the Dodge
> 241 block family.   For what it's worth, they have adapters to run them
> behind flatheads and they'll work behind Chevy 216/235 I6 and V8 if you
use
> the right bellhousing and shorten the input shaft one inch or use an
adapter
> plate.
>
> My guess is the fastest way to find out would be to round up a Dodge
manual
> bell and trans and the right bell and the T5 and compare to see how
> different things are.   If you still have that extra inch on the input
> shaft, it shouldn't be a big deal to whip up a spacer/adapter.
>
>
>
> Bill K.
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Watson" <wwatson5@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Engine size for 1955 Belvedere
>
>
> > No, the Dodge 241 is a totally different engine from the A block (277,
> 301,
> > 303, 313, 318, 326).  The bore centres on the A are larger than on the
> > Dodge.
> >
> > The 1955 Plymouth poly V8 (241, 260) was based on the Dodge block, the
one
> > that came out in 1953 as a hemi.   For 1956, Plymouth offered the poly
270
> > (based on the Dodge 241) and the new A block poly 277.   The A block was
> the
> > be Plymouth's engine, but as things turned out, it became a corporate
> block
> > along with the wedge B and RB blocks.
> >
> > As for the engine in the 1955 or 1956 Plymouth, what is the engine
number?
> > It is stamped on the front of the left cylinder bank, just below the
head.
> > >From that you can determine just what you have.
> >
> > The Dodge block can be converted to either poly or hemi, but the
> Plymouth/A
> > block came only as a poly and there are no hemi heads that will fit.
> >
> > Bill
> > Vancouver, BC
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Bill K." <pontiac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 6:51 PM
> > Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Engine size for 1955 Belvedere
> >
> >
> > > I believe the Dodge hemi/poly and Plymouth poly in this series are all
> > > basically the same block, from the 241 up through the 318 and Dodge
> > > 325/326 -
> > >
> > >
> > > My friend has this oddball mud truck he picked up that has a huge
frame,
> > > military axles and tires, a '72 Ford cab, a '70's GM bed, and the
engine
> > is
> > > a Hemi. We looked up the block number and it comes back to either '55
or
> > '56
> > > Plymouth; the heads apparently are Dodge (valve covers are plain).  It
> > runs
> > > pretty good, too.
> > >
> > > It does lead to the question of how much the Plymouth blocks could be
> > bored
> > > out, too, I wouldn't be surprised to find out this was bored but the
> only
> > > way to know would be to tear it down.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Bill K.
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Fury Jim" <JRawa@xxxxxxx>
> > > To: <L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 9:34 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Engine size for 1955 Belvedere
> > >
> > >
> > > > yep, the 277 definitely is a 56 all models, and 57 plaza only motor,
> > > there
> > > > was also the dodge series poly 270, which i have in a 56 savoy, and
> > think
> > > > some late 55's also had thrown in down in moparland.  the 277 valve
> > cover
> > > looks
> > > > like that of the 301/303/318/326
> > > >
> >
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