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Old 05-02-2015, 04:55 PM
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Hemi 426 Engine

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Anyone here knows about original Hemi 426 engines?. Just want to know what's the block stamp CM426RD means?.

Are these engines hard to find here with running condition?. How much they go for?
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:24 PM
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Hopefully someone can help you here, but I dare say you'd be better off asking on a dedicated Mopar forum.
Production Hemi stuff is actually pretty uncommon when you compare production numbers to engines like the 440, let alone anything Chevy.
The likley hood of finding a runner is pretty low and there is no way to put an average price on something where there is practically no average.
I know guys with Hemis, but it's not like they have a bunch of them laying around.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:28 PM
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From everything I know, you are better off buying a new 426ci Crate. In all aspects they run better etc.

An original 1960's Hemi will probably cost as much (possibly few thousand less, aka, 15k vs 20k) as a new one by the time it is worked, fixed, rebuilt etc. To find one would be the challenge though. As said, Mopar in general is rare, Hemi is rare in the rare market. If your Mopar is not original, then an original 60's Hemi I fail to see the point to. You can get a 426ci, 472ci, 528ci etc Hemi. All new, good power, better designed.

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Old 05-02-2015, 06:59 PM
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Thanks guys, however I hear crate motors as all sorts of problems and rebuild originals much better. I could be wrong.

I've seen in US ebay 426 originals goes for $40-50k. Have no clue how much they are here.

Just looking at my options at this stage
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Are you looking to buy or sell?
Does the block have casting number 2468330 and a casting date?
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Will check for that casting number and the date. Looking to buy one. And do you guys know a good mopar forum?
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I'm on www.forbbodiesonly.com for some Roadrunner info but there is a forum for A bodies also, lots of activity everyday. Have you thought of a 440 or other derivatives, theres a lot of enough on the forum above. The options for big cubes are endless , if it was me unless it was numbers matching, theres a lot of other choices I'd look at first. Rumour has it the Hellcat engine may be offered as a crate engine this year from Mopar.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:31 AM
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Thanks Booah, will have a look
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I found the casting 2468330 and built date 17-1-68. And exhaust manifold are correct and very strong engine.

However the car came with a 440 six pack. Even though it's not matching engine should be a bonus to have a original hem 426 ?
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You can get a Hemi from Indy Cylinder Heads. I have never heard of issues with them, and you have a choice of Alluminium block and Alloy heads instead of cast iron if budget is not an issue.

I got a Mopar friend in the US that stock races these cars. Maybe he can give some feedback on original 60s hemi vs new, performance, build quality etc and price as well for original vs new if that helps?
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However the car came with a 440 six pack. Even though it's not matching engine should be a bonus to have a original hem 426 ?
If you have any idea what matching numbers Hemi cars sell for, you'll appreciate any Mopar with a Hemi will command a decent resale price.
..but until you sell it, it's nothing but a liability.. You have to afford it first.
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Hi G-man,

Yes that would be a great help.
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Hey Guys,

Anyone here knows about original Hemi 426 engines?. Just want to know what's the block stamp CM426RD means?.

Are these engines hard to find here with running condition?. How much they go for?
Where exactly is this stamped? any other numbers/codes on it? Got pictures?

The more info you give, the more you could get.
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Hi Russ,

Block has 2468330 and built date 1-17-68 just below the exhaust extract. And other side it has ch426rb or(d) stamped.

According to the owner it runs 12 compression.
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The ch426rb is not making any sense.

This might help you: http://www.moparts.org/Tech/Archive/motor/36.html
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