- 1 How do I identify my Mopar engine?
- 2 How do I know if I have a 318 or 360?
- 3 How do I identify a 383 Mopar?
- 4 How can you tell the difference between a 383 and a 440?
- 5 How do you tell if you have a 440 engine?
- 6 How do I know if I have a 340 engine?
- 7 Are 318 and 360 Magnum heads the same?
- 8 Can you put 340 heads on a 318?
- 9 Are 318 and 360 blocks the same?
- 10 What is the difference between a 383 and a 383 magnum?
- 11 What’s the difference between a 383 and a 383 stroker?
- 12 What cars came with a 383?
- 13 What year 440 block is the best?
- 14 Is 440 or Hemi better?
- 15 Will a 383 intake fit a 440?
How do I identify my Mopar engine?
Casting numbers for the small-block Mopar and big-block Mopar engine blocks can be found on the left (driver’s) side of the block, and will consist of seven numerals. These numbers are different than the stamped eight-digit number found on the right side of the engine.
How do I know if I have a 318 or 360?
A 318 will always have the thin zero balanced damper, and the 360 will always have the thicker offset balanced damper.
How do I identify a 383 Mopar?
There are two sure ways to identify a Chrysler 383 CID (cubic inch displacement) V8 engine. The first is to locate and decode the large casting number on the left side of the block. The second and easier way is to locate and decode the hand-stampings on the block’s ID boss.
How can you tell the difference between a 383 and a 440?
As stated above, the telltale sign of a 440 block over a 383 is the ID block on the 440 motor (see arrow pointing). The 383 does not have a pad in the same area. The casting numbers also verify it.
How do you tell if you have a 440 engine?
440 has the engine I.D. codes stamped on a machined flat surface (about 3/4″ x 2″) located in front of the intke manifold towards the dirver’s side of the car on the block.
How do I know if I have a 340 engine?
The block casting numbers for all RB, B, and LA engines are found on the left (driver) side of the block. In addition, on 1968 and later engines the numbers stamped on the lower rail of the engines right (passenger) side match the last 8 digits of the cars vehicle identification number. Mopar Head Casting Numbers 1970.
Are 318 and 360 Magnum heads the same?
If they are both Magnum, don’t worry because they’re identical. The old LA engines had different heads 318 vs 360 but you usually loose power by the lower compression of the higher cc combustion chamber of the 360 head.
Can you put 340 heads on a 318?
The 2.02 valves on a 340 head are complete overkill on a 318 unless you are running it constantly in the higher rpm’s. The larger valves can actually hurt your low end.
Are 318 and 360 blocks the same?
Nope, not the same. Bore size 318 is 3.91. Bore size 360 is 4.00. Crank is different as well.
What is the difference between a 383 and a 383 magnum?
there isn’t any outside differences between the 383 and 383 magnum so there isn’t anything to worry about there. big block engines from the factory used a valley pan cover which was also the gasket between the intake and heads and it is held in place by 3 bolts and a plate on the front and rear of the engine.
What’s the difference between a 383 and a 383 stroker?
It gets the extra inches from having only a larger bore, it still uses the stock stroke. A 383 Stroker is just the opposite, It uses the stock size bore but uses an aftermarket crank to get a longer stroke.
What cars came with a 383?
The 383 was introduced in 1959 to be placed in the Chrysler Windsor and the Saratoga while the luxury Chrysler New Yorker and 300 Series received the slightly larger 413-ci V-8. The initial 1959 383s were raised block V-8s with a 4.030-inch bore and 3.750-inch stroke and four-barrel carburetor.
What year 440 block is the best?
The best 440 engine years were between 1966 (the first year) and 1971. After that the compression dropped a lot.
Is 440 or Hemi better?
From the factory, the 440 had more power and was faster than the hemi. However, you could get more power out of the Hemi once you started to modify it.
Will a 383 intake fit a 440?
You will have to use an intake made for the “B” engines for a 383. A 440 intake will not fit.