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Listing Information:

Year: 1950

Make: Dodge

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Transmission: none

Mileage: Unkown

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Location: great bend, ks 67530, great bend, ks 67530,


Dodge, Desoto & Chrysler Hemi Engines


Six engines in stock right now with more coming


Nobody Else’s Auto Recycling Inc
332 N Us Highway 281
Great Bend, KS 67530
(620) 793-3557

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DeSoto’s Hemi engines were called Fire Dome.

In 1952, DeSoto introduced its version of the FirePower with the 276.1 cu in. Horse Power was rated at 160 bhp. It was a hot seller, with 50,000 vehicles using the engine until it was replaced in 1954 by the 291.

Dodge’s Hemi was introduced in 1953 as the Red Ram.

Dodge did not have a V8 engine until one was developed specifically for the line in 1953 based on the 1951 Chrysler hemi design, but down-sized for these smaller cars. They have the smallest bore center distance of any hemi engine. They do not share any major dimensions or components with the larger Chrysler and DeSoto hemi engines.

Dodge introduced the 241.3 cu in  engine in 1953.  With a compression ratio of 7.0:1, the 241 produced 140 bhp. For 1954, the more senior Dodges were up grades to 150 bhp  thanks to a higher 7.5:1 compression ratio. This engine is not the same as the Plymouth 241, which had polyspheric, not hemi heads. The 241 only lasted two years, being replaced by the 270 for 1955.

All Chrysler FirePower engines are oversquare; i.e their bore is larger than their stroke.

This first FirePower engine, used from 1951 to 1955, was the  331 cu in  the largest of any 1st generation hemi engines. Most used a two-barrel carburetor and produced 180 bhp  with the famous exception of the 1955 Chrysler C-300 equipped with dual Carter WCFB four-barrel carburetors and rated at 300 hp.

Also have extra Valve Covers for Hemi engine Call for details