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Old April 23rd, 2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default '68 440 Mopar

I know absolutely nothing about the old motors floating out there cept that I want one

so what is the easiest way to tell a hemi apart from the others? I know where there is going to be a 1968 440 Mopar coming up for sale. no other info than that, it is at an auction so I am just curious what is the easiest way to tell?
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hemi has plugs going through the valve covers...


here are a couple links to help you
http://www.imperialclub.com/Repair/E...tification.htm
allpar.com - good mopar resource
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and a hemi will be a couple grand more.
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Google casting numbers. If you can get that close to the block it is the most definite way to tell. The bare blocks themselves can be similar.

I have a '77 440 myself.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 06:57 AM   #6
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If its a 440, its not a Hemi, 68 vintage Hemis would be 426 C.I. The 68 440 is still a good find, its got the forged crank and good flowing heads. Id say if it turns over easily anything under $600 would be an Excellent deal. Its doubtful you can find a Hemi at any bargain anymore, everybody and their Grandma knows what a Hemi is now, Thanks to Dumbler Chrysler and their 4 Door Charger!
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